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decomP is an online literary magazine that is updated monthly. We have been in existence since April 2004 and we were originally called Decomposition Magazine. We publish prose, poetry, art, and solicited book reviews. A print issue? Yes, in 2010. Also keep in mind that all accepted submissions are eligible for our best-of print anthology—provisionally titled decadE oF decomP—slated for release in 2014. But for now, feel free to peruse our Amazon store, which features the books we've reviewed.


Editor-in-Chief Jason Jordan holds an MFA from Chatham University. His forthcoming books are Cloud and Other Stories (Six Gallery Press, 2009) and Powering the Devil's Circus: Redux (Six Gallery Press, 2009). Additionally, his prose has appeared online and in print in over forty literary magazines. Visit him at his blog.

Art Editor Jason Behrends is the Editor of the online arts journal What to Wear During an Orange Alert. He is a father of four, living in, and consuming the culture of, Chicagoland. When not interviewing writers, artists, and musicians, he can be found scribbling paranoid suburban prose on the backs of bubble mailers and gallery flyers. Visit him at his website.

Prose Editor Jared Ward lives with his wife and son in Northwest Arkansas, where he is the director of a junior tennis academy. He is a Kansan. His work has been accepted at West Branch, Evansville Review, New Delta Review, Storyglossia, Hobart, Word Riot, Barrelhouse, and others. Currently he is in the MFA program at the University of Arkansas.

Poetry Editor Jac Jemc has published two very small chapbooks: A Heaven Gone (ml Press) and Hospitable Madness (Featherproof). Her fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous publications, including bearcreekfeed, elimae, Caketrain, Sleepingfish, Zoland Poetry, and The Denver Quarterly. Jac is a fiction reader at Our Stories and meticulously blogs her own gathering rejections at her blog.


Misti Rainwater-Lites was the Poetry Editor from January 2008 to May 2009. She has published several of her chapbooks and full-length poetry collections at lulu.com. Additionally, Misti has three chapbooks available through other publishers: Lullabies for Jackson through Kendra Steiner Editions, Dripping Milk through Erbacce Press and All Aboard the Mindfuck Express through Scintillating Publications. Visit her at her blog.

Nick Ostdick was the Staff Book Reviewer from January 2008 to December 2008. He divides his time between Milwaukee and Chicago. He was the Editor of RAGAD, a literary broadside and online magazine of fiction. His work has appeared widely in such places as Slow Trains, Pindeldyboz, Word Riot, THE2NDHAND, and Letter X. Visit him at his blog.

Mike Smith is the Founding Editor, and he edited from April 2004 to December 2007. He is a writer and writing teacher who lives in Louisville, Kentucky. His work has appeared in THE2NDHAND, Opium Magazine, and Automiguel. His first novel is Tell Christian I'm Sorry and his second novel is Tremendous Power of Concentration.