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
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
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
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.