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Founded in a small-town Tennessean coffee shop in the summer of 2018 by Riley Baker and Hannah Han, The Stirling Spoon is a biannual online literary magazine dedicated to showcasing the creative works of both emerging and established writers. We aim to be an inclusive platform that amplifies the voices of writers internationally and that encourages artists to continue creating without fear of judgment.

We are looking for poetry that is raw and unapologetic, and prose that illuminates the innermost flaws and the intrinsic beauty of humankind. We want visceral, imaginative work that will haunt us, move us, stay with us. We want writing that delves into the idea of the human condition and examines the intricate bonds that tie individuals together. We want grit, honesty, realism. Give us all you have.