Three days ago, I received an email alerting me that our domain—backslashlit.com—had renewed. Checking our Instagram archive, our first post was made May 15. Scrolling through the website's (first) GitHub repository, my initial commit was May 13. In other words, it's been a year.
This spring, we welcomed love poems written in code; art exploring the fusion of flesh and machine. I sought to assemble these pieces in a more immersive format, but should our classic layout be more accessible for you, you may view it here.
I'm beyond grateful for the Backslash editing team for helping me assemble this magazine, and for our contributors and readers for fueling it. Thank you for trusting us with your art and algorithms and aorta. May you find wonder in the <body> issue.
issue4 backslashlit$ ls
a robot in spring by Cody B Strange
EVE by Grace Lin
Artificial Deditionem by Sidney Muntean
if you were pieces of code in a tumblr layout by Olivia Torres
An Interval Among Death and Dream by Eddie Lohmeyer
COVID-19 DATA SONIFICATION by Chelidon Frame
THE EVERYTHING'S ALRIGHT MACHINE by Damon L. Wakes
4 pieces by Lorelei Bacht
Craving Slimmer Standards by Cailin Chua
BODY [ SQUISHY | FAT ] MULTICOLOR STANDARD by Michael Paulukonis
psychopompós by Eoin O'Dowd
The wall by Sepideh Badakhshanian
handDrawing by @reona396
The Groom by Pascale Potvin
anyways love letters don't last by Salonee Verma
By the Fire by Cyril Focht
Cover art by Michael Paulukonis