Crybaby was founded in December 2014 as Crybaby Zine, an online and print zine “for and by teens.” As the team has grown up and our interests have evolved, we have chosen to take Crybaby in a new direction.

Crybaby Press, like Crybaby Zine, wants to champion young writers and artists. We plan to do that by paying fair rates and creating new and exciting opportunities.

Our first project as a press is The Dry River, a literary magazine focused on Los Angeles’ physical and cultural landscape.

The Dry River is fiscally sponsored by Creative Visions, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that supports creative activists, those that use the arts and media to ignite social change. 

The Dry River’s editorial team:

Remi Riordan, founder and editor-in-chief of Crybaby Press and The Dry River

Ella Morner-Ritt, managing editor

Madelyn Blaney, senior editor

Maya Jenkins, senior editor

Sophie Bankemper Frances, lead designer

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The Dry River

Issue Two: Industry

Deadline January 1st 2023

Think HBO Max’s “Industry,” the entertainment industry, influencing, food service, tipping culture, Industrial Revolution, factory farming, “made in the US,” ___-owned business, blue-collar, work wear, unionization, BoJack Horseman, tenure, Substack, Adderall, Gig-economy, Only Fans, Nepotism, Power couples, Ensemble cast, Great Resignation, Business class, Carbon offsets, Slack, Blackberry, Soho House, Raya, ___-industrial complex
Pitch reviews, cultural criticism, fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, reported features, profiles, interviews
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