The idea for Human/Kind was conceived in mid-2018 from the founder's concern that there was not enough work being published in the Japanese forms in regards to current events, social justice, and other important humancentric topics. After a year of taking submissions of only Japanese forms, we realized that we were lacking representation of the wider community. So, in 2020, we have begun to consider general poetry, creative non-fiction, and flash fiction in order to broaden our scope and be more inclusive.
What We're About
Human/Kind Journal is a topical journal of poetry, prose, art, and hybrids that examines and reflects on the human experience, social structures, culture, current events, and history. We welcome writers of all backgrounds and levels of experience.
What We're Looking For
Help us shed light on the important issues of today by sharing personal experiences, whether they be words of testimony, reflection, or promise. We're also interested in the area where humans and the natural world meet and overlap - not merely observations of nature, but reflections on our impact and responsibility. We're looking for the truth about the world we live in, as told from various points of view. Make us feel. Make us think. Send us pieces that are meaningful to you.
Human/Kind Journal embraces diversity and a sense of community. We will in no way tolerate any hate speech toward any group of people or individual. Hateful material will be rejected the first time and if repeated will be sent straight to the trash bin with no response. We also reserve the right to remove anything we have published upon learning about abusive behavior on the part of the creator.