Tint Journal is the first online literary journal with an explicit focus on writers who produce creative texts in English as their second or non-native language.
By choosing English as their means of communication, these writers provide their English reading audience with an immediate take on their values, ideas, and beliefs. They bridge borders and blend cultures without the third party of the translator and offer the purest and deepest understanding of their fiction and nonfiction worlds.
Our mission is to create a platform for emerging and established ESL writers and encourage them to stand behind their non-native English backgrounds. Their language has a uniquely modifying quality that enriches their stories and consequently their readers’ responses to their stories. We think that this quality has been ignored — even shamed — for too long. Through the innovative, tinted lenses of ESL writers, we shine a light on the ways that authors all over the globe can contribute to what we know as literature in English.
Tint showcases original fiction and nonfiction creations by ESL writers including short prose, flash as well as poetry. In view of the diverse backgrounds of our contributing writers, any subject matter which does not violate our values of acceptance and inclusivity is welcome. The journal also features audio recordings of the writers reading their work.
Additionally, English writers of any kind are asked to contribute interviews with and profiles of ESL writers, as well as reviews of pieces written by ESL writers.