A literary place for the fringe.

Skink Beat Review is an online literary journal: a labor of love founded in 2021 to give space to the untraditional.

We do not seek shock value: we want magnificent voice that moves in unexpected ways.

Hybrid and experimental work is a must. We adore when artists include original art. Minimal departure, brevity, turns of phrase that hold us in pause.

We publish 4x a year. Special issues when warranted. See submissions page for more details.

Skink Beat Review is defiantly and cheerfully in opposition to the oppression of women, bipoc, and lqbtq+ persons currently under attack in America.

We dissent.