About Us

Founded in 2015, Door Is A Jar Literary Magazine is a quarterly print and digital publication of poetry, short fiction, nonfiction, drama, artwork and book reviews.

Our publication focuses on writing that is accessible for all readers. We publish well-crafted writing that has cadence, personality, and uses familiar language to take readers on a journey. Furthermore, we celebrate the diversity of our readers, artists and writers; no matter one's social class, race, sexual orientation, lifestyle, religion, gender, education or experience, we want to publish your work and we invite you to read our publications. It is our hope that you will join us by submitting work, or by simply reading our current or archived issues.

The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.

Walt Whitman

Maxwell Bauman


Maxwell is an M.A./M.F.A. graduate from Wilkes University. He is a contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul. Maxwell has written books across multiple genres including horror, sci-fi/ fantasy, comedy, and YA romance. He is wizard with Legos and his artwork has appeared in galleries and museums. You can learn more about him on his website maxwellbauman.com

Dominique Isaac Grate


Dominique Isaac Grate obtained his B.A. from the University of South Carolina, where he studied under the world-renowned Dr. Stephanie Mitchem, majoring in African-American Studies with a minor in History. In 2008, Pastor Grate received his call to serve in the ordained ministry of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. A 2013 inductee into the National Academy of Young Preachers, Rev. Grate studied at Wake Forest University School of Divinity, where he was an Ed & Jean Christman Fellow, graduating in May 2015. Rev. Grate has pastored three congregations; Historic Trinity AME Church in Manning, SC, New Mt. Zion AME Church in Lexington, SC, and Calvary AME Church in Batesburg-Leesville. In 2023, Rev. Grate transitioned from full-time pulpit ministry to higher education, where he serves as the Assistant Vice President for Development at Jarvis Christian University in Hawkins, TX.

Corinne Alice Flynn


Corinne Alice Flynn is the Writing Center Coordinator at the University of Scranton. Aside from being the Poetry and Drama Editor for Door Is A Jar, she's written for each of the Night Bazaar anthologies published by Northampton House Press. She had her play "14 Symptoms" produced at the Brick Theater's Game Play Festival back in 2014. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Composition and Applied Linguistics at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.