FEED is a weekly online lit mag of short-form literature. If long-form journals are elaborate holiday meals, FEED is a quick bite with morning coffee or a light midnight snack. Each week, FEED offers its readers a simple provision of short but satisfying poetry, nonfiction, fiction, and genre-bending in-betweeners.

FEED arose from our desire for consistent, concise delivery of short writing. As devoted but busy writers, readers, and subscribers, we are frequently overwhelmed not only by the density of traditional long-form reads but also the sometimes-complicated means of accessing flash literature on the go. 

Inspired by the “newsfeed” style of the media platforms that connect us, FEED is a fresh, mobile lit mag that exists in the spaces when we stop to unwind and replenish. It is our mission to satisfy these necessary, soul-filling moments with condensed, stark poetry and brief, intimate prose made available with one-click ease. 

Like a deep breath before the day begins or the last screen scroll before bed, FEED celebrates compact, digestible literature that leaves us satiated—Flash: Easily, Entirely Digestible.  

Who We Are

Jessica Spruill is an English professor and graduate of the low-residency MFA program at West Virginia Wesleyan College. She is poetry editor for HeartWood, a literary magazine in association with the MFA at WVWC. Jessica is a Pushcart nominee whose work has appeared in The Pikeville Review, Rumble Fish Quarterly, Still: The Journal, and The Travelin’ Appalachians Revue, as well as anthologized in Feminine Rising: Voices of Power and Invisibility.

Allison Pugh is a writer from North Central West Virginia, now living in Chesapeake, Virginia. She earned her MFA from West Virginia Wesleyan College and is a fiction editor for HeartWood. Her work has appeared in Hinterland Magazine. Allison has been selected as a cameo reader for the inaugural Womxn at Red Door 104: Words and Art series.