Welcome to Nately’s Magazine.




“Everything in everybody’s life is … significant. And everybody is alert, watching for the meanings. And the vibrations.”

–Tom Wolfe, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test


Like many things, this online literary magazine will always be a work-in-progress and will undoubtedly evolve, adapt, and change as time goes on. But at its core, no matter what, our purpose will be to illuminate the human American experience through creative writing. We want to know what it’s like Out There through original, inventive works from writers who walk the Earth with a pen in one hand and a knife in the other. We want to know what the American world is like, from the boroughs to the wilderness. We want writers who’ve drank too much, who’ve withered under with crippling neuroses, who’ve imbibed in toxicity, and who’ve indulged in self-destruction and survived long enough to put the experience to paper. We want writers who’ve stomped through crumbling urban terra, who’ve hiked remote ridgelines, and who’ve found spark in the doldrums of the fly-over suburbia, and who can express it artfully.


If you have a story to tell, we want to hear it.




Jerad W. Alexander

Founder & Editor in Chief


Ryan Freeze

Chief Technology Officer