About Us

In a time when the world feels like it’s in pieces, Shambles is here to make the most of this uncontrollable, unpredictable, inconceivable mess. From punchy poetry to pocket-sized prose, we publish work about elephants and existential crises. Bubbles and bad times. French fries and fever dreams. That breakdown you had in a Walmart parking lot because you couldn’t get the lid off of a peanut butter jar. We encourage writers of all experiences to submit, so send us what you’ve got. Oh, by the way, we publish pieces bi-weekly.


The staff members of Shambles are Writing & Publishing students at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School.