Vast Literary Press was established in 2021 as an extension of the literary community its three founders discovered in one another. We wanted to make a space that feels like a place—one where people can come together, share words, and seek knownness. Here, we gather to shine a light into the vast chasm of human experience.
We believe creating and consuming art is a radical act that fosters empathy. Speaking and listening sparks change. At Vast, we champion artists and provide a platform for their work. We also celebrate the audience who encourages them to keep exploring.
Chasm Magazine is our first project: a quarterly online magazine publishing bold work from diverse voices. Our first issue was published in January 2022.
You can find our vision and mission statements here.
Header photograph by Stephanie Johnson
Header artwork by Avery Kester