Press Release: Flint-Based Literary Press Publishes Art Journal


Flint-Based Literary Press Publishes Art Journal

Contact: Connor Coyne



Flint, MI / 26 August, 2016The Flint-based Gothic Funk Press has today published the fourth issue of its online arts journal The Paramanu Pentaquark. The journal features art conceived in a “gothic funk” style and can be viewed in its entirety at

The Paramanu Pentaquark features poetry, painting, photography, and music by artists from the United States, the United Kingdom, and South Africa. Featured artists include Jessica Fogle, Graeme Gerard Halliday-Hallidonto, Sarah-Jean Krahn, Esther La’Montagne, Lisa M. Land, and Lumumba Mthembu.

Submissions were reviewed by a panel of three editors: Gothic Funk Press Director Connor Coyne (Flint, Michigan), Elisabeth Blair (Kalamazoo, Michigan), and Skylar Moran (Chicago, Illinois). The journal was designed by Sam Perkins-Harbin (Chicago, Illinois) of Forge 22 Design (

Gothic Funk Press, which is based in Flint and specializes in innovative writing, defines “gothic funk” as “contemporary or experimental work featuring degrees of romanticism, darkness, depth, and swagger.” Gothic Funk Press has previously published Hungry Rats (2010) and Shattering Glass (2013), both by Connor Coyne, as well as Mark’s Hat (2014), an anthology of innovative fiction by Flint natives. Gothic Funk Press also organizes community events such as the Flint Area Scavenger Hunt and the Flint Order of Orpheus.

More information on Gothic Funk Press is available at

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