About us

Angel Rust is a queer-led magazine based in Virginia, US. It is the older sister that smokes with the windows up in the car, the abandoned mall overgrown with ivy, and the mechanical remains of your departed loved ones, oxidized from inactivity and the fear of ascension. Angel Rust is a place for under-represented voices to be messy, to speak their truth no matter how shocking, and to die on a hill no one else cares about.

Angel Rust is looking to publish exciting, challenging, and edgy work in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, with a particular interest in transgressive or experimental short stories, strong-hearted essays or critiques, and radical poems in any form from writers with unique perspectives and an unshakable fearlessness. While we are queer-led and queer and non-white writers are highly encouraged to submit, it is a not a requirement. Frequency of new issues varies in accordance with the volume of submissions received, but we generally publish every month or every other month.


Trevor Richardson – nonfiction editor

Trevor Richardson is Shadow the Hedgehog’s fag girlfriend. They’ve written critically acknowledged essays about video games for unwinnable.com and uppercutcrit.com. They are on Tumblr and Instagram @Brisuuve.

Eric Cline – poetry editor

Eric Cline is a disagreeable faggot. He also writes about dating sims at haywiremag.com and co-hosts the podcast Chris and Eric’s Longbox Adventure.

Bex Peyton – fiction editor & graphic designer

Bex Peyton is a robot cumdump. kuragesyndrome.neocities.org


Angel Rust logo and background pattern courtesy of Bex Peyton.

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