NECTAR is an online literary journal that began in response to the events of 2020 to create space for BIPOC & QT poets. Originally partnered with Hummingbird Mag, NECTAR has moved to our own space after growing consistently for a year thanks to your support.
NECTAR is a net-zero/non-profit organization. All of the funds we make go toward paying our contributors, maintaining our website, and the rest we send to other organizations and charities.
To us, the act of running a literary magazine is actually not all that literary; it is really the act of community building. However, perhaps this means we actually need to realign our view of literature with this: literature as community. To engage with the written word is an inherently communal act. And in community, it is of critical importance for everyone to not just have a voice, but a voice that is respected and, even more so, beloved.
We want to hear your voice. We want poems and stories from the back and bottom of your journal. We want the strange and unforgettable. We want traditional forms made new. We want you to step outside the page and experiment. We can't wait to read your work.