You may see the title of our silly literary magazine and ask yourself, “What the [insert f-bomb] is that?” We’ll appease your burning curiosity.

It’s from a novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude, by the excellent Gabriel García Márquez. Now you have secret knowledge. Use it wisely. Or don’t. Whatevs. It’s your life.

At Cease, Cows we want to explore the contemporary, the strange, the big questions. We want to feel cultural pulses, expose mental arteries, bathe in both the sanguine and sanguinary. We want to publish prose with fire and truth. Humans may be animals, but the power of words can allow us to revel in or transcend the physical. The best literature achieves both. Or something profound like that.

If you’re a writer, send us your best work. Hell, always write your best work, whether you send it to us or not.

Life is short.

Things We Love:

  • Fairy Tales
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • David Sedaris
  • Joan Didion
  • Kurt Vonnegut
  • Aimee Bender
  • Stephen King
  • Karin Tidbeck
  • Pinckney Benedict
  • David Lynch


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The world is a mysterious place, Trent. Plus, with almost 7.5 billion people and 1.5 billion cows, some things will certainly just be missed. But we’re glad you found us. 🙂

1.5 billion cows? Is that really right? Look, I know a lot about cows. I did a three-year study on Alberta cows once, and it turns out that they are proud, delicious animals. That said, I’m glad I found you too. I might even submit something your way… now to rummage around for that study…

This is what the googles tell us. The googles see all. Except, you may know more about delectable Alberta cows. The googles, after all, have no mouths.

You know that saying about life being stranger than fiction, well its a shame you just want fiction. Just discovered your site. What you’re doing is awesome. Luv-it!

You guys are right up my alley! I’ll submit something “soon.” Soon being whenever I finish the five other things I committed to! Ugh.

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