Catbird Lit is all about laughing. We DO NOT want you to LAUGH.
Keep your mouth shut. Play the long game. A frown never disappoints, it only makes annoying sexists say, “Smile, sweetheart.”
Do not chuckle. Do not smirk. Analyze what you are looking at before you crack. It may not be funny at all. Give it the benefit of the doubt. Assume that it is deathly serious.
Is it “deathly” serious? Or is it “deadly” serious? Assume that a very serious dead person is speaking to you.
I repeat. I rinse. I rinse and repeat: do not get that tingly feeling you get from the twinkling of wit. We are Catbird Lit. We are NOT trying to be funny.
We are not deadly humorous. Am I doing this wrong again?
We are a literary journal that tries to live. Live, I say! Get off your back, Gregor! This is not the Metamorphosis you were meant for! You shall transform into the cat within the bird within the worm within the fire!
We are Catbird Lit. American journal of humorous writings and visual arts.