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Exit Strata est morte… Long live Exit Strata.

Thank you for visiting! The Exit Strata Editorial Corps has moved onto other ventures.

D.A. Wright & Jonathan Rose are working on solo fiction & film endeavors.

Lynne DeSilva-Johnson & Benjamin Wiessner have begun a new creative community project known as The Operating System.

If you are looking for the Awesome Creators, 30/30/30 Poetry Month, [RE-CON]VERSATIONS, or Field Notes series, these web archives and other content have been moved to The Operating System: www.theoperatingsystem.org/category/community_content


Exit Strata was born out of our desire to produce an art/lit magazine — one that’s a Post-Modern take on the traditional literary magazine, presented like a revolving-door gallery on the page.

In our print issues, we strived to give equal attention to art and literature, often merging the two through collaboration between artists and writers… and also in recognizing the ultimately fuzzy boundaries between these (and all) creative “disciplines.”

Print!: Vol. 1 was published in Spring 2012. Print!: Vol. 2 was published in Winter 2013.

In April 2012, the web portal ExitStrata.com was launched as the online home for exclusive content from emerging artists, filmmakers, musicians, performers, and writers across a wide range of disciplines. Our managing editor/web master Lynne DeSilva-Johnson did fantastic job building a wonderful community of online contributors and producing weekly content and series such Awesome Creators, Field Notes, [RE-CON]VERSATIONS, and much more.

Thank you to everyone who came along with us on this amazing journey. We are forever grateful.


D.A. Wright – Founding Editor / Print Editor for Exit Strata


D.A. Wright:
D.A. Wright is a fictionist who should not be trusted with industrial machinery. He is the author of Arbitrary Nonsense and is currently working on his second novel The Last Days of Lawrence X. Polk.

Jonathan Rose:
Jon tries to make words sound good together, wonders what is the most complex thing, enjoys days of intrepid travel, and tries not to stare at the Sun. He is currently working on eight short stories. Bats lefty.

Benjamin Wiessner:
Ben appreciates a well-placed em dash. He still listens to that song by Petey Pablo and he believes in the untapped culinary power of country ham. He values sensible footwear. He always keeps a tent in his trunk.  He was raised to witness the emancipatory power of storytelling. These are all source texts for his aesthetics. Ben works with the film collective ornana.

Lynne DeSilva-Johnson:
Lynne prefers to be described in the universal language we’ve only begun to (re-)learn. In lay English she can be called Poet, Educator, Philosopher, Alchemist, Friend, Artist, Writer, Healer, Conduit, Rogue, Free Spirit, Instigator and occasionally Curmudgeon. Her students think she is Eccentric, and she likes that very much indeed.

Her newest endeavor is a creative online community known as The Operating System. Her avatar can be tracked at The Trouble with Bartleby, via @onlywhatican, and lurking in the cobwebbed corners of the universe.