In a rambunctious group-chat between four classmates enrolled in Transfer Magazine’s workshop at San Francisco State University, Crooked Teeth Literary Magazine was born. Founded in April 2017 by Andrew Teudis Halsig, Cori Amato Hartwig, Estrellita Yessenia Ruiz, and Jaden Kilmer, the magazine set out to connect isolated literary communities and give artists a safe platform for self-expression during increasingly tumultuous times. Shortly after the founding, Estrellita resigned from her editor position due to personal responsibilities, but soon after, Chandler Fitchett and Julia Masalska joined the team. Within months, the magazine rose to prominence in the up-and-coming literary publication world, getting submissions from around the world, from the Bay Area to New York, from London to Hong Kong. Crooked Teeth put out two incredible issues, Summer in the City and Winter in the City, before going on an (impolitely) unannounced hiatus in February 2018. In August 2018, Crooked Teeth announced its return–this time existing as a dually-based publication in San Francisco and in the Greater New York Area. Since the hiatus, Crooked Teeth expanded the vision beyond a biannual magazine by offering more opportunities beyond submissions, making chapbook publication and digital publication more accessible for writers and artists across the globe.
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