Scroll through for all MockingOwl Roost quarterly magazine issues beginning January 2021.

Poetry Special #2 – 2024

More stunning poetry lies ahead in our second and final poetry special of 2024. Listen to hummingbirds, watch black swans, dance along the train tracks, and much as you journey through the world in this issue of the MockingOwl Roost.

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Joy: April 2024

The first standard issue of the MockingOwl Roost in 2024. Focused entirely on uplifting, joyous works by contributors and staff around the world. Come revel in the Joy! of it all.

Poetry Special #1 – 2024

You’ll find a world of intriguing, beautiful, inspiring poetry at your fingertips – in the First Poetry Special of 2024. The collaborative efforts of the MockingOwl Roost contributors and staff from around the world offer you all the beauty and passion you could hope for in a few pages.

The Seafaring-Pirates Special Issue 2024

Arrrrrrr you ready for some piratical tales and mermaid adventures? Check out this special issue inspired by the short story of Joshua Boers. Enjoy fiction and poetry themed on pirates and/or the ocean life in the Seafaring-Pirates Special of the MockingOwl Roost.

Unexpected Delights: December 2023

Dive into the unexpected, the delightful, the unknown in the final issue of 2023 at the MockingOwl Roost: Unexpected Delights.

Overcoming: August 2023

Explore the meaning of “overcoming” for all the staff and contributors at the MockingOwl Roost. This issue, filled with poetry, fiction, artwork, and nonfiction, depicts the many journeys we’ve gone through in our Overcoming journeys.

Poetry Special: 2023

Come to the seas and skies, the earthen tones of the planet. Dive into the stream, sing in the rain, dance in the woodlands. Celebrate the beauty of life in these stunning pieces by the contributors and staff at the MockingOwl Roost in the Poetry Special, 2023.

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Unknown & Unseen: April 2023

Everyone at some point in their life has felt unseen or unknown. In this issue, we seek to explore the concepts, the feelings, and the needs for all of humanity to be known and seen – and what that might look like in different cultures, emotional settings, and more. Come read the wonderful works by the many contributors and staff in our first tri-annual issue, Unknown & Unseen.

2023 Special Issue 1: All the Colors

Weave your way through the pages of beauty, written, painted, drawn, and more by artists and authors across the planet. All the colors of the rainbow are reflected herein, people from many backgrounds, many religions, many countries, each as beautiful as the next. Enjoy All the Colors!

Volume 2, Issue 6: Yugen

The final quarterly of the 2022 year: Yugen. It’s a feeling of that in-between place where you can’t really express it, but find beauty in the strangest of places. Enjoy these pieces from 13 countries, 6 continents, and many writers.

Volume 2: Special Issue 2: Beginning to End (Poetry Special)

We’re thrilled to share our first poetry special issue with the world! With poets from across the globe, these stunning works lead us through themes of beginning through end in a colorful flow of words and images. Enjoy!

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Volume 2, Issue 3: Introspection

July 15, 2022: After exploration and discovery, often we flow into introspection as we ask the questions of ourselves. What have we discovered? How does that discovery impact us? What else do we need to explore and discover? Artists and authors contribute those introspective thoughts here in the third quarterly issue of the MockingOwl Roost, Introspection.

Volume 2, Special Issue 1: The Sleeper of R’yleah

June 1, 2022: For something new: a special issue of the MockingOwl Roost! This miniature magazine was inspired by the artwork of the Mad Artist (Derek Roper) and his work “The Sleeper of R’yleah.” Come, read fiction and poetry based around the image.

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Volume 2, Issue 2: Discovery

April 15, 2022: After exploration of new worlds and imaginings, you’re sure to discover wonders and delights. The second themed magazine of 2022 follows this delightful journey to the next step in Discovery.

Volume 2, Issue 1: Exploration

January 15, 2022: One year of exploring our world, finding our voice, meeting you called for an issue on the topic! Find within the pages of the Exploration issue short stories, poetry, photography, artwork, and essays.

Please enjoy the MockingOwl Roost’s one-year anniversary edition: Exploration.

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Volume 1, Issue 4: Community

October 15, 2021: We are thrilled to share with you the first open submission issue of the MockingOwl Roost! Within these pages, you’ll find stunning photos, artwork, short stories, poems, essays, and more from contributors across the world.

Please enjoy the MockingOwl Roost – Community.

Volume 1, Issue 3: Wonder

July 15, 2021: With a heavy U2 fandom focus, plenty of nonfiction, short stories, and incredible poetry by gifted artists and writers, you’ll find the Wonder issue of the MockingOwl Roost a delightful continuation of our literary/art magazine!

Please enjoy the MockingOwl Roost – Wonder.

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Volume 1, Issue 2: Dreams

April 15, 2021: After much hard work and possibly even more learning, the second issue of the MockingOwl Roost is ready for readers to enjoy!

This issue features short stories, essays, inspirational works, interviews, poetry, lyrics, photography, and more from artists around the world.

Please enjoy the MockingOwl Roost – Dreams.

Volume 1, Issue 1: Expectation

January 15, 2021: We proudly present the First Issue of the MockingOwl Roost – Expectation.

Enjoy short fiction, serialized fiction, essays, poetry, lyrics, and visual artwork in this issue, from twelve writers and artists from across the globe.

This project has been 6 years in the making and we are thrilled to share this labor of love with you! MockingOwl Roost – Expectations.