Defunkt Magazine is Houston-based nonprofit literary journal dedicated to publishing authentic, influential works from emerging and established writers, artists, and creatives.

Red Wall & Stairs


We are a magazine that showcases compelling, accessible, and culturally relevant work–anything the mainstream is ignoring, we'll want it. We seek to offer an authentic reflection of the contemporary, and most importantly, to uplift marginalized voices in a fascinating and brutally honest way. Bring us your pain, your strength, your passion.


To close the disparate gaps in the literary and publishing world by promoting marginalized voices. To create a platform where anyone, and everyone, can belong no matter who they are or where they come from.

Underground Club