ISSUE 6 IS NO JOKE

The Mall is NOW OPEN for you to submit to our sixth issue,

"Home is where The Mall is"

Tell us about your summer childhood traditions via visual art/prose/poetry. Submissions are open from NOW until Friday the 13th of June, for a release on the 4th of July.

There is a limit of 5 pieces per submissions & if possible, include a bio. 

PLEASE SEND ALL QUESTIONS & SUBMISSIONS TO: themalllitmag@gmail.com

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ISSUE 5 BEST YEAR EVER
hopes, dreams & failures
Deadline: January 1st 5:00pm PST
Poetry/Prose/Visual Art
Submit to: themalllitmag@gmail.com
*please include a bio*

~~ SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN ~~

ISSUE 5 BEST YEAR EVER

hopes, dreams & failures

Deadline: January 1st 5:00pm PST

Poetry/Prose/Visual Art

Submit to: themalllitmag@gmail.com

*please include a bio*

beachsloth:

The Mall: Issue #4

                The Mall’s cover is about the best thing ever. Effortlessly referencing a 60s aesthetic, The Residents’ cover of their debut album ‘Meet the Residents’ alongside new-wave imagery this is beautiful. Looking at The Mall as a whole ought to inspire anybody about the state of art on the internet. Galleries have grown so boring or ‘sehr langweilig’ as the Germans are fond of saying. Fortunately there is a frontier for the art world beyond the crass implications of what constitutes ‘value’. Real art can be found at the Mall. 
                Ashley Opheim does not touch a single word she’s written. Keeping it free it describes the art world. The best art is discovered. Artists are explorers of new worlds. Art is always there waiting for someone to uncover it. Millions of worlds are within a single person. If people look inside of themselves they will find their art. Discovery for an artist is for the artist, any audience after that is greatly appreciated but not required. Spending $4 on mustard is a good use of $4. Quality is supposedly indicated by cost. With greater amounts of money comes a greater luxury whether through taste or production. Unfortunately money has been given a moral obligation which it never wanted. Money misses being a tree rather than a piece of paper. Getting born a human is a great power that requires great responsibility. 
                Dave Shaw hits on people via the internet. Snapchat is a serious commitment to the SELFIE lifestyle. Eggs on Twitter are for Twitter birds that have yet to be born. At an airport email is the only thing to do. Left in an infinite waiting space there is nothing of significance to do. Music never jokes in a waiting room. Heavy music plays in waiting rooms across the world describing in detail ‘Hotel California’ and the many difficulties it encountered in the 70s.   
 
                Moon Tzu knows of a drug deal happening in the crisp autumn air. Failing to tell the authorities he considers it fit in with the general decay of nature. Every autumn nature decides to give up and that is when it is the most beautiful. Nature is good with narrative. To keep humanity entertained the Earth thought up seasons in order to have rising action for the bored descendants of poo-flingers. Of course after thousands of years humans have not changed much preferring to watch the rain rather than do anything else. With everything humanity has created it the things that it has no control over remain the most interesting. 
                Thom James thinks of the Freedom Tunnel in New York City. Refuge to the homeless and graffiti artists they are unable to assist Thom James in picking out a rational selection from a Deli. Whatever choice Thom James makes at the Deli will be a terrible one: he lives in the UK a place not known for its culinary expertise. Fortunately the UK did have a vibrant ‘Second Summer of Love’ to help them get through a particularly harsh economic recession. Rave music saved more lives than it ever hurt. Deep in the sea are fish swimming with a fatalistic attitude towards life because they do not understand what water is according to some famous David Foster Wallace speech. 
                Many work at the Mall. Angela Shier and Amelia Gillis put the wonderful material together. Jakob Maier copy edits it. And the infinitely talented Grace Millard is responsible for the incredibly smart brilliant cover. The Mall is the place where people can hang out on the internet until 10 PM when Footlocker closes. People need to learn to love the Mall.

beachsloth:

The Mall: Issue #4

                The Mall’s cover is about the best thing ever. Effortlessly referencing a 60s aesthetic, The Residents’ cover of their debut album ‘Meet the Residents’ alongside new-wave imagery this is beautiful. Looking at The Mall as a whole ought to inspire anybody about the state of art on the internet. Galleries have grown so boring or ‘sehr langweilig’ as the Germans are fond of saying. Fortunately there is a frontier for the art world beyond the crass implications of what constitutes ‘value’. Real art can be found at the Mall. 

                Ashley Opheim does not touch a single word she’s written. Keeping it free it describes the art world. The best art is discovered. Artists are explorers of new worlds. Art is always there waiting for someone to uncover it. Millions of worlds are within a single person. If people look inside of themselves they will find their art. Discovery for an artist is for the artist, any audience after that is greatly appreciated but not required. Spending $4 on mustard is a good use of $4. Quality is supposedly indicated by cost. With greater amounts of money comes a greater luxury whether through taste or production. Unfortunately money has been given a moral obligation which it never wanted. Money misses being a tree rather than a piece of paper. Getting born a human is a great power that requires great responsibility. 

                Dave Shaw hits on people via the internet. Snapchat is a serious commitment to the SELFIE lifestyle. Eggs on Twitter are for Twitter birds that have yet to be born. At an airport email is the only thing to do. Left in an infinite waiting space there is nothing of significance to do. Music never jokes in a waiting room. Heavy music plays in waiting rooms across the world describing in detail ‘Hotel California’ and the many difficulties it encountered in the 70s.   

 

                Moon Tzu knows of a drug deal happening in the crisp autumn air. Failing to tell the authorities he considers it fit in with the general decay of nature. Every autumn nature decides to give up and that is when it is the most beautiful. Nature is good with narrative. To keep humanity entertained the Earth thought up seasons in order to have rising action for the bored descendants of poo-flingers. Of course after thousands of years humans have not changed much preferring to watch the rain rather than do anything else. With everything humanity has created it the things that it has no control over remain the most interesting. 

                Thom James thinks of the Freedom Tunnel in New York City. Refuge to the homeless and graffiti artists they are unable to assist Thom James in picking out a rational selection from a Deli. Whatever choice Thom James makes at the Deli will be a terrible one: he lives in the UK a place not known for its culinary expertise. Fortunately the UK did have a vibrant ‘Second Summer of Love’ to help them get through a particularly harsh economic recession. Rave music saved more lives than it ever hurt. Deep in the sea are fish swimming with a fatalistic attitude towards life because they do not understand what water is according to some famous David Foster Wallace speech. 

                Many work at the Mall. Angela Shier and Amelia Gillis put the wonderful material together. Jakob Maier copy edits it. And the infinitely talented Grace Millard is responsible for the incredibly smart brilliant cover. The Mall is the place where people can hang out on the internet until 10 PM when Footlocker closes. People need to learn to love the Mall.

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Part 2 of Beach Sloth’s review! :) 

beachsloth:

The Mall: Issue #2           

                Shoppers are welcome to the mall. Shoppers are advised to cheer up some of these droopy faces as this is the ‘my life’s a joke’ issue. Honestly nobody’s life is a joke since every life adds a certain special something into the mix. 

                Katie Gallagher overcomes addiction. Energy bars provide that boost people need to get through the day. However this assumes people need to do so much in a single day. Sometimes it is better to do less, and to do the less well. Accomplishing too much can give a constant tired feeling hence all the energy bars. 

                Codi Oliver discusses online identity. Millions of people act out specific personas online that reflect what they are in real life. Such an approach is laughable and somewhat boring. What’s more interesting is to create a sort of ‘new identity’ online that offers a sort of ‘outlet’ for various habits that one cannot indulge otherwise. Here Codi mentions the negative aspects (trickery, lies, etc.). There are positive aspects as well. By maintaining an anonymous or semi-anonymous online persona there’s the ultimate chance for helping out others, others who otherwise would never meet IRL. 

                Wyatt Sparks stays positive. The world runs on Dunkin for a reason. Here Wyatt makes a noble confession: he’s a Dunkin guy. Love for Dunkin extends to donuts. Other aspects are unimportant to Wyatt. One of those aspects is the caffeine. That’s how he sleeps 13 hours a day. If everybody slept 13 hours a day the world would be a better place. 

                Lucy Tiven remembers a show on the WB, channel 11. Yes ‘Roswell’ was supposedly good. Many did not watch it however. They probably missed out, it is hard to tell. For some unspecified reason she drives to New Jersey, America’s heartland. She feels like she is getting better. Maybe she is. Rothko didn’t get better though. His work is intense. A tattoo of a Rothko painting would be too hard with too few getting the reference. 

                Emily Elizabeth Scott makes a grocery list. No there isn’t anything to buy. There are only things to regret. So much regret is in the world and there’s not enough time to regret it all. Looking through someone’s twitter feed shouldn’t bring regret. Twitter feeds bring enlightenment. Waking up in the wrong bed brings enlightenment too. Only one of those things is easy. Defeating Shaq is not easy. Despite overwhelming obstacles Emily manages to overpower the puny Shaq to reign supreme over his vast wealth and landholdings. 

                Thais Benoit recalls an earlier time. It was a simpler time of water squirt guns filled with human urine. Forts guarded their childhood. Growing up is so tough that literal defenses have to be built to defend it. What childhood brings is extreme immaturity. Of course a sand castle was going to be a victim of Thais’ wild and out of control behavior. 

                Ryan Pieroni makes small talk with a 911 operator. Normally 911 aren’t used for these kinds of situations. Loneliness is an emergency though with the right circumstances. Good thing Ryan has a friend to pick up the receiver on the other side, no matter the time of day. 

                Jovial Jellyfish floats in the surf of the web. For this amicable jellyfish there is happiness. Arguments are beyond the jellyfish’s comprehension. However Jovial Jellyfish is no ordinary jellyfish for it is developed enough to have emotions, to be its own jellyfish. Some jellyfish never even die; they are the immortals of creatures loving what they do. 

                Unfortunately like the real mall this too must close. Everyone should check out this virtual mall for the latest and greatest deals.

Beach Sloth reviewed Issue 2!

beachsloth:

The Mall: Issue #2

                Two months after the successful inaugural run of the first Issue, here comes the second with its convenient shopping. On the front of the glossy Tumblr cover is the life-affirming mantra ‘My Life’s a Joke’. For some people it takes a lifetime before they get the joke. Perception plays heavily into this favor. At first there’s childhood, a lack of awareness. Next is the misery of the teenage years, the twenties too. Upon the mere passage of time somebody will realize whilst hanging out at the water cooler that their life was totally stupid. That’s when the laughter comes in, typically lasting for ten to fifteen minutes. And that joy is exactly what Issue #2 captures. 

                Robert Fournier names his poem after a famous Codeine song. Yep this is a bleak one. Outside of Robert is a bubble, the worrisome dread of the grown-up uterus. People call a grown-up uterus a bed. Every morning it ejects people to start the day over and over again. Holding things away from his heart he is better able to protect them from this bleak bubble. 

                Nathan Keele Springer deals with a morbid grandmother. When a grandmother asks her grandson about hanging that is a cause for alarm. Typically grandparents do not offer to kill off their grandchildren. Some grandparents though are sick fucks. There’s nothing that can be done besides waiting for time to take those grandparents away. 

                Aly Cat lives in the alleys of America. Her brand is that of a street-smart cat, a not whole unusually circumstance. Aly Cat obviously is following in the proud tradition of other alley cats most notably Heathcliff, terrorizer of neighborhoods. Thankfully Aly Cat uses her powers for good. There’s nothing better than getting paid PayPal money by creepy dudes on the internet. Life is lived for that reason. Poor Aly Cat longs to take her of her cat, to help her cat through such troubling times. Good thing Aly’s cat knows nothing of the trials and tribulations of becoming an artist. 

                Chris Holdaway shows off his impressive TV set. Photons bounce around looking for someone to look. Unfortunately one of Chris’s friends is killed over a computer game. Sadly the killer did not know that the game was also available for free for download online. A lack of knowledge tends to ruin things like that, like life. 

                Meghan O’Connor plays games to lose them. Winning is overrated. Life teaches how to lose. If people won all that time life would be incredibly boring. Success in life has a few books about it. Those tend to be of the self-help variety. For the failure books, the dramatic fall from grace, those are the things that captivate people. 

                Penny Goring describes the life of a man. He lives inside of his own luggage. Modern nomads like this lack the awareness of a more stationary life. Before civilization came about there was much more traveling. Civilization slowed it down to a trickle. Now that location doesn’t matter people can live through intangible possessions and connections. Life is getting lonelier every day. 

                Bryce Warnes is bad at French. MSN messenger couldn’t care less. All MSN messenger cares about is someone, anyone using it. Fortunately the special someone Bryce loves brings him over. And for his incorrect usage he suffers the ultimate price: pain. 

                People would think this was over but it isn’t 11 PM yet. Only around that time does everyone get kicked out of the mall. Until then shopping shall continue.

We are proud to release Issue 2! 
Thank you so much to everyone who has supported and submitted to The Mall! 
&lt;3
Angela and Amelia

We are proud to release Issue 2! 

Thank you so much to everyone who has supported and submitted to The Mall! 

<3

Angela and Amelia

ISSUE 2 IS OFFICIALLY OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS 
Issue 2 &#8216;MY LIFE&#8217;S A JOKE&#8217; will be released on April 1. 
Submit up to 3 pieces related to something absurd/funny that has happened to you. It can be serious or not so serious. 
Because of the amazingly large amount of submissions we got for the previous issue, we have made it a rule not to permit anyone to be in 2 consecutive issues, giving everyone an opportunity to be featured!
themalllitmag@gmail.com
You have until March 20 to submit.
~~~
Angela and Amelia 

ISSUE 2 IS OFFICIALLY OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS 

Issue 2 ‘MY LIFE’S A JOKE’ will be released on April 1. 

Submit up to 3 pieces related to something absurd/funny that has happened to you. It can be serious or not so serious. 

Because of the amazingly large amount of submissions we got for the previous issue, we have made it a rule not to permit anyone to be in 2 consecutive issues, giving everyone an opportunity to be featured!

themalllitmag@gmail.com

You have until March 20 to submit.

~~~

Angela and Amelia 

Here it is!
The Mall Issue 1: Psycho Love! 

We had so much fun working on this issue, and we hope you love it as much as we do! 
&lt;3 
Angela and Amelia

Here it is!

The Mall Issue 1: Psycho Love! 

We had so much fun working on this issue, and we hope you love it as much as we do! 

<3 

Angela and Amelia