Apofenie is a quarterly online literary journal founded in 2017. Our mission is to promote underrepresented voices and share stories that provoke the reader to engage with both their interior lives and the material world.

Our name comes from the Czech word for apophenia, that is, the tendency to search for hidden meanings in unrelated patterns. We explore both the triumphs and shortcomings of language, compelled by the need to define and attribute meaning to our lives. Not all of our contributors are writers in the ‘traditional’ sense. We firmly believe that everyone has the potential–the need, even–to create.