Well, there you have it. The 5th issue of The Finger is officially out and leaving its prints all over the country, including Hawaii. We’ve been fortunate to have some amazing, edgy, thought-provoking work fill the pages and grace the covers of issues past. But this year feels as though we’ve started to discover who we are and how we’re going to carry ourselves into the future as a professionally-produced literary journal.

This latest issue holds a seriously diverse collection of work. But there’s a continuity between the words and images, the layout and small details, that pulls the entire sheaf into a singular experience. It is greater than the sum of its parts. From Flesh Farm (by Joshua Corey) on the cover to Full Color (a crowd-sourced piece by students at FLCC, curated by Meghan Fellows) rounding out the issue, the student editors of The Finger did a fantastic job of selecting the best of what was submitted and pulling it all together to share with the world. But we’ll leave that up to you to decide.

If you’d like to send us work for the 2017 issue, submissions are now open!


With that, ladies and gentlemen, we’re proud to give you the 2016 issue of The Finger. Flip through the pages by using the navigation at the bottom of the image.