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Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Cultural Nonprofit
Mount Island

Mount Island is a literary magazine and small press dedicated to creating space for rural LGBTQ+ and POC voices to be heard on their own terms and find solidarity in community. Mount Island is a magazine by us, of us, and for anybody who wants to see rural America for all it really is.

What we’re looking for

Prose and poems that buck the standard. Any genre, whether traditional or invented. Art that liberates vision. Any medium, whatever can be displayed digitally. Interviews, reviews, and articles that follow passion and further connection.

Why it gotta be rural/LGBTQ+/POC?

With our deepening political divides and the rise of emboldened hate groups across the US, cultural critics have pointed the finger at rural America. Even so, the mainstream American imagination believes in a false countryside—one too white, conservative, or just plain quiet for any queer or Black or brown person to feel at home. But we are out here, holding down the countryside. Even as we live in the face of constant erasure, we live creatively, infectiously.

The rural-urban divide widens while America overlooks rural life’s great diversity. Rural America’s queerness and colorfulness are cultural treasures, keys to deep wonder and freedom. The people who make it so should be proud, should say their truths loud and together. So we’re creating space for these voices to be heard on their own terms and find solidarity in community. Mount Island is a magazine by us, of us, and for anybody who wants to see rural America for all it really is.

For more information on our mission as an arts organization, check out:

  • Cultural Nonprofit

Contact Information

First Name: 
Desmond
Job Title/Position: 
Editor in Chief
Physical Address: 
118 Elliot Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301-4252
Last Name: 
Peeples

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Literary Arts - Publishing
Additional Disciplines: 
Literary Arts - General
Literary Arts- Fiction
Literary Arts - Non-Fiction
Literary Arts - Poetry
Media - General
Media - Digital
Year Founded: 
2014
Populations Served: 
General Public
LGBTQ Populations
Native American Tribes
Institution/Business Type: 
Literary Magazines
Activities and Services: 
Arts Criticism / Journalism
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Community Arts
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Performance / Concert / Reading
Publishing
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
9
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
International