Petrichor (pronounced /ˈpɛtrɨkər/; from Greek petra “stone” + ichor the fluid that flows in the veins of the gods in Greek mythology)
is the name of the scent of rain on dry earth.
(Thank you Wikipedia)
Petrichor Review is the love child of three young editors digging for viscera, for the fleshy inner-workings of things. We believe writing & art are forces for joy and illumination, but only if observed.
Emma Nichols: Editor-in-Chief
Emma Nichols enjoys writing that makes her feel elated, upset, uncertain, disturbed, intrigued, in love, and a little bit turned on. She believes everything has been done before, but sees no reason to give up the attempt. She loves being shown the strange hiding within the mundane. Her favorite punctuation mark is the oxford comma, closely followed by the semi-colon.
Pete Viola: Poetry Editor
Pete Viola is recovering from an acute sense of self importance. As such, he has grown resistant to haughtiness and false gravity. He has come to prefer strange little jokes over hollow platitudes, and brief, concise pieces that meet modest goals over broad works that starve, lost in their own sweeping expanses.
Sean Case: Fiction Editor
Sean Case thinks writing is important and is happy so many people still do it. Send him something weird, but not for weirdnesses’s sake. He likes good food passages and good descriptions of smell. Don’t worry about clean endings. He thinks they’re unnecessary and often disappointing; he likes to be left hanging.