Exit Strata: PRINT! Vol. 2 :: Launch & Party!


We are excited to announce the publication of Exit Strata: Print! Vol. 2, coming soon to a bookstore near you. Our second print issue of Exit Strata includes an incredible collection of poetry, fiction, play excerpts, prose, and conceptual work from artists in a wide range of mediums and from all over the world. We… Read more »



We are excited to share the next installment of Desert Raven Photography’s project For the Love of ART. We are even more excited to announce the first show for the project, this Friday (November 2nd) at Brooklyn Fireproof’s re-opening. The event will start at 8pm and the art will be accompanied by music from Christopher… Read more »

WORD: Get Your Lit Crawl On (NYC Style)!


Fall is here, the weather is breezy, and it’s high time to slip on your 1940s vintage frames and that tweed jacket with the elbow patches and come out for Lit Crawl NYC this weekend…. Read more »

PRINT!: McNally Jackson Bookstore in NYC


If you’re strolling around New York looking for a place to pick up a copy of the magazine, we’re happy to announce that a growing list of independent bookstores in downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn are now stocking Exit Strata: Print! No. #1 (see below for full list). One such bookstore is McNally Jackson on Prince… Read more »

SOUND: Transmission, a radio play


Exit Strata presents… Transmission, a radio play : Written by Samuel J. Lilly (Symphony of Sound) & D.A. Wright (Story/Libretto) : Performed by Michael O’Brien… Read more »

Spoken Word / Music, Underground: Penny’s Open Mic in NYC

Penny's Open Mic

Every Tuesday night for the past five years, Penny Pollak (playwright and contributor to Exit Strata: Print! No. #1) has hosted Penny’s Open Mic in the East Village. And every week, a freak scene of musicians, storytellers, comedians, and performance artists descends into the basement theater of Under St. Marks for what is arguably the… Read more »

Notes on Biology

“Notes on Biology” is an award-winning animation from our friends at Ornana Films…. Read more »

Artist: Carl Ferrero


“Revolt” by Carl Ferrero (acrylic, gouache, and pencil on paper 2008)… Read more »

Artist: Benjamin Fine

"Storyteller" by Ben Fine

“The Storyteller” by Ben Fine (india ink on paper)… Read more »

Artist: Kimberly Convery

"Parasitis" by Kimberly Convery

“Parasitis” by Kimberly Convery (ink on paper 2010)… Read more »


Our very own poetry editor Ben Wiessner is not only a fabulous poet (and a hell of southern gentlemen), but he’s also an independent filmmaker and screen writer with Ornana Films. With director Danny Madden at the helm, the Ornana team has released their first feature film Euphonia, hopefully this fall. Check out the film… Read more »

What is ‘Exit Strata’?


What is ‘Exit Strata’? Well, it’s a little Dada, so to speak. Exit Strata was born out of our desire to produce an art/lit magazine — one that’s a postmodern take on the traditional literary magazine as well as a parody on everything that is a consumer magazine. Exit Strata is absurd, necessarily, and is… Read more »