HOLD is a print journal featuring poetry, prose, visual art, essays, and interviews. We are interested in work that is thought-provoking, experimental, weird, and moving, and hope to foster affinities between artists and readers across genre and aesthetic sensibilities.

We are dedicated to publishing work by women and trans folks and queers and people of color and multi-lingual folks and work with a range of aesthetics and work by people who haven't been published before and work that is subversive and work that doesn't fit into expected categories.

HOLD is staffed by an editorial collective based in Northampton, Richmond, and Philadelphia. We can be reached via email: holdajournal [at] gmail.com


Tessa Micaela Landreau-Grasmuck is a poet, student midwife, community herbalist, and quiet firecracker. Tessa is the author of there are boxes and there is wanting (Trembling Pillow Press, 2016) and the chapbook Crude Matter (ypolita press, 2016). Other writing has appeared in Make/shift, Dusie, Open House, Sink Review, and various other jars and corners. 

Cheena Marie Lo is the author of the full length title A Series of Un/Natural/Disasters (Commune Editions, 2016), and the chapbooks NO FILTER (Aggregate Space 2014) and Ephemera & Atmospheres  (Belladonna* 2014). 

Zoe Tuck is the author of Summer Arcana (forthcoming 2017) and Terror Matrix, and is a contributor to Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics. She is a co-editor of both Timeless, Infinite Light and HOLD: a journal. Zoe was born in Texas, and after several years in California, now lives in Massachusetts, where she is pursuing a PhD in English Literature. She is currently working on a critical study of poetry by contemporary transgender authors.