In this episode of the Lit Mag Love Podcast, host Rachel Thompson talks with Sakina Fakhri and Diana McClure, founders of Azure Journal. They talk about the connection of interiority to empathy—how writers give readers that inner experience of something they don’t understand.
"It's important to maintain that rawness in the writing. It's pretty clear that this is an avante garde publishing experience and for writers who can craft sentences that don't make readers want to skim to the end, because we have no idea where it will go. So they're looking for a lot of innovation and most of the work that they publish taps into some philosophical element. They publish unique, cerebral empathetic work. They are looking for submissions of things they have not imagined before. They are looking for finished work." - Rachel Thompson