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IthacaLit   Literary Magazine: Lit with Art © 2011

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First Credit IthacaLit. ISSN: 2372-4404

About us

IthacaLit: Lit with Art was established in 2011 with its first quarterly issue appearing in the autumn of 2011. We have since published both emerging and established writers' work and take a special interest in voices of witness that connect us with the experiences of people from all cultures and backgrounds. We believe in connection and through this connection, we strive to engage readers with the written word in ways that expose the underbelly of our similarities which is far richer than our dissimilarities. We publish, we write, we live to open minds to the vast experience of every person who feels othered out of their authenticity. IthacaLit is a volunteer-based, independently supported, non-profit journal which has attracted readers and writers from around the world. We receive 1,000+ submissions through Submittable each year.

michele lesko, founding editor

Michele's full-length collection, Kneeling Under the Lemon Tree, is available from Kelsay Books and Amazon. Her poems are widely published online & in print. Her poem, "Interlude: Claridge's London," won a Reader's Choice Award at Pedestal Magazine. Michele read for The Literary Review and was a founding editor at The Broome Review. She received her MFA  from Fairleigh Dickinson University. All inquiries can be made at

editors [at] ithacalit [dot] com

sherry o'keefe, editor emeritus


Sherry is a Montana native, who finds poetry in her Montana lineage as well as her diverse life experience. Sherry's work has been widely published online & in print. Her chapbook, Making Good Use of August is available at Finishing Line Press and Amazon. Her full-length book of poetry, Cracking Geodes Open, is available from Aldrich Press. You can view her photography & keep up with her at her blog, "Too Much August, Not Enough Snow."