the catharsis was a digital literary journal founded in 2009 by Christine Allen and Jessica Bonet that showcased themed Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Fiction, and Photography.

Our main mission was to supply writers and artists with confidence in their work. The editing process was not an, “I say, you do” experience; it was a collaborative process between writer and editor. That was what the catharsis was known for.


Works from our heyday (2009 – 2014) will remain online and viewable until December 2016. If you are a prospective employer of one of our writers or editors, please feel free to use the search feature to find who you’re looking for. We are confident that you won’t be disappointed.

A letter from Christine Allen, circa 2012