Our Story


The Serbian word Merak refers to a feeling of bliss and the sense of oneness with the universe that comes from the simplest of pleasures. It is the pursuit of small, daily pleasures that all add up to a great sense of happiness and fulfilment.

Our mission is to contribute to an international literary conversation by publishing quality fiction, poetry, and nonfiction that displays authentic voices and confident craft.

We support the writers we publish, helping new, emerging, and established authors reach a wider literary audience. We achieve this through sharing their stories online. We also actively seek to engage younger readers through classroom-ready lesson plans.

We strive to make a positive impact on the writing community at large. Though our selections are ultimately subjective and varied, we offer notes and critiques on submissions that we feel are nearly aligned with our vision. In a variety of features, we highlight our contributors, submitters, and those who practice good literary citizenship.

Moreover, Merak is all about having fun. The masterminds behind it are a bunch of crazy people who love to read and hold the passion to write. You decide the route to your future. Because, we are just a bridge.


Team Merak