Cactus Heart is, of course, a metaphor for how we believe literature and art should be. It should shock and wound and delight us; it should fill us with curiosity and terror. It should survive.

Cactus Heart Press is a literary magazine devoted to spiny writing & art—sharp, relentless, coursing with energy and able to thrive in the harshest of places, all while maintaining a vulnerable, succulent interior.

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ISSN 2378-3761 (Online)
ISSN 2378-3753 (Print)


We are currently on hiatus.

Our last issue was e-Issue #16.

CH e-#16 cover