It is with a heavy heart that I must announce, due to matters of a personal nature, Horse Egg Literary is being indefinitely shut down.

Horse Egg Literary is a project that has been so dear to my heart. It came at a time when I was in desperate need of connection with the world, and it provided me with a much needed sense of stability and purpose in this time of great uncertainty and global turmoil.

As a writer and artist myself, I want you all to know that I have been so grateful for this opportunity, to be trusted with something so great and so personal as your words and your artistry. I am deeply appreciative to everyone who has ever submitted to us, wrote to us, shared their thoughts, feelings, ideas, passions, hopes, and dreams. This project would have been nothing but an empty inbox without you.

For anyone who would like to continue to visit our issues, or if you are a past contributor who may have our website linked in your portfolio, I will be keeping the website up for as long as I can financially do so.

To all the other lit mags/independent presses who welcomed us into the community with open arms, thank you for supporting us in our journey. We wouldn’t have gotten off the ground without all the shares, likes, retweets, all the love and acceptance you were so gracious to give us. You have truly been such wonderful friends, and we will miss you.

To my incredible, amazing team, it has been such an honour to work alongside you. I will always be inspired by your creativity, innovation, passion, and light, and I know you are going to thrive in whatever you choose to take on next. Thank you for your time, hard work, and dedication in making this publication flourish, it has meant the absolute world to me.

It has been a lifelong dream of mine to create a publication, to give back to a community that means so much to me. I have never felt such joy and such love to this magnitude. I hope I will one day be able to be part of something like this again, but until then, I hope to stay in touch. May you all continue to create beautiful things, ugly things, difficult things, weird things, whatever things you must create in order to tell your story. The world needs all of your voices, and if I’ve learned anything from this experience, it’s that there is always a place that will listen.

All my love,




Arielle Shakour (she/her) has a bachelor's degree from The University of British Columbia in English literature, with a minor in creative writing. She is the author of a self-published poetry book, called Exposed Bones & Broken Poems. She has work published in Room Magazine, yolk literary, and others. Her work revolves around memory, whimsy, and fragmentation. Currently she is writing a chapbook about the color blue. Arielle has one dog and a plethora of potted plants that desperately need to be watered. She is a dreamer and loves planning spontaneous dinner parties. When she’s not writing poetry, she is a scrambled egg just trying to figure her life out.

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Kristen Kalicharan (she/her) is a biracial poet and artist based in Vancouver, British Columbia. She recently received her BA degree in English literature and creative writing from the University of British Columbia. Her creative work centres on love, identity, the body and the subconscious. She is the proud author of a poetry zine, dreaming of boxes, and is currently working on a collection of comics about a soft and sardonic skeleton. In her spare time, you can probably find her baking biscuits, developing her sixth sense, or watching ATLA for the millionth time.

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Rebecca Herrera (she/her) is a Salvadoran American, strawberry-haired girl born and raised in New York. She received her bachelor’s in Art History and Museum Professions from the Fashion Institute of Technology and has two associate degrees in Visual Arts and English. She has work featured in The Aurora Journal, Stuck in Notes, Hecate Magazine, and others. Her writing primarily involves culture, mythology, nostalgia, and history. She currently lives in an apartment with her two plants, Orpheus and Eurydice, and is usually either at her 9-5 or buying pints of raspberry gelato at the local grocery store.

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Quinn Christensen (she/they) is a writer from St. Paul, Minnesota. Their work has appeared in Lunch Ticket, Journal of Erato, and others. She is currently working towards a BA in English at Bryn Mawr College and finishing a short story about a missing goat. Quinn loves good writing, good food, and the MTV show Are You the One? When they were little, they wanted to be a scientist, a princess, and a writer. Her plans have not changed.