Backchannels is a quarterly literary and art journal that invites artists and writers to submit original English language work for consideration for publication.

Backchannels is working toward providing a forum to allow artist-reader conversation.

By definition a backchannel is a secondary, covert route for information; or, in linguistics. a backchannel is a sound or gesture one person makes to encourage the speaker to continue.

Backchannels embraces both of these definitions, as we are committed to providing a unique route for writing and art publishing while encouraging all artists to continue their stories and interact with each other’s stories.