About Us

Whether it be celebrities like Terry McMillan, winner of The American Book Award, or Oscar winner Lou Gossett or newcomers like Brynn Saito or Alex Maynard, since 1990, Konch has been publishing American and international writers of the highest merit. Konch is sustained by Ishmael Reed, Tennessee Reed and our readers, granting us an independence that those zines with corporate sponsorship lack. Contributors to Konch have submitted work that is innovative and serene, but we reserve the right to be rowdy. The Jim Crow Media and literary Scene Have Failed Us

Illustration by Evany Zirul

In This Issue

Winter 2018









  • Photographs of the late Amiri Baraka by Martine Barrat
  • PEN Oakland Awards 2017  by Maw Shein Win.
  • American Book Awards 2017  by Tennessee Reed.