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Formerly known as Decomposition Magazine, decomP (ISSN: 1947-0436) is a monthly, online, literary magazine that was founded in April 2004 by Mike Smith. That fall, Jason Jordan joined the magazine as a book reviewer, and he eventually began reading submissions. In December 2007, Smith stepped down from his position and handed the reins to Jordan, who has been the Editor-in-Chief since. decomP publishes prose, poetry, art, and book reviews, ranging from traditional realism to experimental irrealism, memoir to journalistic nonfiction, formal poetry to free verse, and anything and everything in between as long as it’s good writing. Work in decomP has been recognized by Lake Forest College’s The &NOW Awards: The Best Innovative Writing, the Micro Award, Queen’s Ferry’s The Best Small Fictions, storySouth’s Million Writers Award, Sundress’s Best of the Net, and The Wigleaf Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions. To view the magazine in its intended format, use Google Chrome on a desktop or laptop. You can reach the editors via e-mail at


Editor-in-Chief Jason Jordan holds a Ph.D. in Fiction from Ohio University. His debut novel, On the Merits of Fascism: A Manifesto Novel, is forthcoming from Keyhole Press in 2018. His other books are Pestilence (Keyhole Press, 2013), The Dying Horse (Main Street Rag, 2012), Cloud and Other Stories (Six Gallery Press, 2010) and Powering the Devil’s Circus: Redux (Six Gallery Press, 2010). Find out more at

Art Editor Jason Behrends runs the arts and culture site What to Wear During an Orange Alert, which is home to Orange Alert Press and the Orange Alert Podcast. He is also the editor of the Chicago music site The Deli Chicago and curates music for the lit site This Zine Will Change Your Life. When not consuming virtual culture he is the father of four and an Associate Vice President at a local non-profit.

Prose Editor Kawika Guillermo spends his days traversing around East and Southeast Asia, spending most of his time in Manila, Hong Kong, and Seoul. His fiction runs the gamut from speculative fiction to travel fiction and memoir. His stories have been featured in Word Riot, Feminist Studies, The Hawai’i Pacific Review, Tayo, SmokeLong Quarterly, and many others. Kawika Guillermo is the Hawaiian/Filipino name for Christopher Patterson, an Assistant Professor of Humanities and Creative Writing at Hong Kong Baptist Uni-
versity, where he works on prose fiction, Asian
diasporic literature, and cultural studies.

Poetry Editor Christopher Citro is the author of The Maintenance of the Shimmy-Shammy (Steel Toe Books, 2015). His recent and upcoming publications include poetry in Best New Poets 2014, Prairie Schooner, Ninth Letter, Subtropics, Third Coast, Salamander, The Pinch, Salt Hill, Witness, Barrow Street, and Verse Daily, and creative nonfiction in Boulevard and Colorado Review. He received his M.F.A. in poetry from Indiana University and lives in Syracuse, New York. Find him at                                  

Assistant Poetry Editor Steve Castro received his M.F.A. in creative writing from The American University in Washington, D.C. His poetry is forthcoming or has been published in Green Mountains Review, The American Journal of Poetry, Grey Sparrow Journal, The Broken Plate, Toad Suck Review, Verse Daily: Web Weekly Features, Hobart (print), Paper Darts, and in three anthologies by Red Bridge Press (San Francisco), Tia Chucha Press (Los Angeles), and Wings Press (San Antonio). Visit his Web site at

Staff Book Reviewer Spencer Dew is the author of the novel Here Is How It Happens (Ampersand Books, 2013), the short story collection Songs of Insurgency (Vagabond Press, 2008), the chapbook Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres (Another New Calligraphy, 2010), and the critical study Learning for Revolution: The Work of Kathy Acker (San Diego State University Press, 2011). His Web site is

Former Staff

Margaret Patton Chapman (prose editor), Brad Green (prose editor), Jac Jemc (poetry editor), Jessica Maybury (book reviewer), Nick Ostdick (book reviewer), Misti Rainwater-Lites (poetry editor), Mike Smith (founding editor), Jared Ward (prose editor)