It has been exactly one year since I made my dream of having an expressive outlet that still cared about the quality of literary writing into a reality, and The OCH Literary Society is still my most celebrated accomplishment, to date.
You can see from The Society that we have had a universe of contributors. We have people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and depression who have contributed their thoughts to our paper. We have fathers, mothers, children, speakers, CEOs, editors, and medical professionals. Our magazine is nothing if not diverse, and that goes the same for our content. The only thing we all have in common is that we would never dream of writing anything for the purpose of being popular; we write because we are writers, and our hearts demand that we write what is real, not what everyone else thinks is real.
To my writers, the readers who have supported us with your kindness, my assistant editor Moni and my amazing partner Sarah, this magazine would not be The OCH Literary Society without you. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.
Happy Birthday, OCH.
A Bestselling Author, NPO VP, and Psychology Today columnist from Burbank, California, Allie Burke writes books she can’t find in the bookstore. Having been recognized as writing a “kickass book that defies the genre it’s in”, Allie writes with a prose that has been labeled poetic and ethereal.
Her life is a beautiful disaster, flowered with the harrowing existence of inherited eccentricity, a murderous family history, a faithful literature addiction, and the intricate darkness of true love. These are the enchanting experiences that inspire Allie’s fairytales.
Allie has been featured in Refinery29 and Women’s Health Magazine.