Sonder is the realization that each and every person around us is living a life just as complex and meaningful as our own. We are all connected in ways unbeknownst to each other. Sonder aims to give young and emerging artists a reliable and professional source in which to publish their work.  

Sonder was started in early July of 2017 by three young writers just like you. We are based in the Quad Cities, four cities on the Iowa and Illinois border. Our goal is to help young and under-published writers get their name out by publishing their work in our magazine and introducing them to the creative world. We each are devoted to publishing the work that best represents fresh and new writing.

“sonder/ n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk.”
The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows by John Koeing