Soft Punk Magazine Issue 02 – Reasonable Doubt
by Soft Punk
The Quarterly Prying Sense From Our Strange Present | Fiction - Non-Fiction - Poetry – Criticism - Fine Arts - Photography
Melding literary sensibilities with street and youth aesthetics, we’re doing away with distinctions between “high” and “low” culture, one issue at a time.
In the midst of a global pandemic, a (long overdue) social uprising, and economic peril, Issue 2: 'Reasonable Doubt' feels apt for the moment. This 160 page edition is comfortably flush, including:
~imagery from the Philadelphia protests by Nick Moncy
~a profile of Howie Hawkins by Ryan Baesemann
~photography features by Georgii Zaria and Max Dutka
~new fiction by Stephen Williams Ortega
~five paintings by Kristen Valentine
~new visual art by M Slater
~and much more, featuring over 20 original contributions throughout a variety of media
Thank you kindly for supporting emergent writers and artists, as well as independent print media.
Soft Punk is a literary arts and culture quarterly, based between London and New York. We are intentionally agnostic of a “house style” and liberated from dogmatic conceptions of brow. Our reporting is fair, our fiction vulnerable, and our criticism unwavering. We curate emotive, insightful, and occasionally brazen visual features, with generous space reserved for poetry and art of all mediums.
In the vacuum left by an ever-shrinking landscape of culturally inquisitive outlets, we felt something needed to budge. So here we are pushing.