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Two of four co-founders, Andrew Halsig (Left) and Cori Hartwig (Right), holding up our first issue, Summer in the City at our inaugural release party at the Art House in Berkeley, California.

Two of four co-founders, Andrew Halsig (Left) and Cori Hartwig (Right), holding up our first issue, Summer in the City at our inaugural release party at the Art House in Berkeley, California.

ABOUT US

It all started when...

Four classmates decided to form their own literary magazine after working for San Francisco State University’s undergraduate literary magazine, Transfer, for a semester. After caffeine (and other substances) driven spurts of inspiration, Crooked Teeth was born in a rambunctious group-chat. Founded by Andrew Teudis Halsig, Estrellita Yessenia Ruiz, Cori Amato Hartwig, and Jaden Kilmer in April 2017, Crooked Teeth formed out of a desire to build a community between urban writers and artists. Shortly after the project, Estrellita found herself busy with personal responsibilities. Lucky for everyone, two amazing editors, Chandler Fitchett and Julia Masalska, have since joined the team.   

Mission Statement

Created in April 2017 to satiate a desire to connect urban artists, Crooked Teeth Literary Magazine interrogates urban life, in whatever manner the artist interprets it, through any and all art forms. Art creates a community regardless of distance or geography; art is a bridge, and Crooked Teeth serves to connect urban artists and provide a platform for everyone to express themselves unapologetically. Crooked Teeth is a collaborative and collective project, intended to by a wide variety of artists creating art surrounding urbanity. Whether you are an artist living in an urban community, or an artist writing about urbanity, you are invited to join us. Sit on the stoop; pull up a chair on the porch. Reality falls from chapped lips and crooked teeth. Let’s hear your story. 

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