Updated August 6th, 2020
Infection House started as a forum for common people in an uncommon time. During the shared struggle of lockdown in the spring, our staff and contributors sketched out the contours of a quickly reshaping world. While frightening and unknown, that world seemed full of potential, and we were inspired to reimagine ways of life that had once seemed stagnant.
Over the next five months, what was once a magazine filled almost exclusively by our friends became an international journal, growing to include award-winning writers, poets, and professors from all over the world—and we still haven’t forgotten where we came from.
Since then, a whole lot has changed.
From the protests for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and countless others, to the incompetence of global leadership, economic collapse, spiking wealth inequality, and techno-surveillance—Coronavirus has cracked the world open in a way that reveals its deepest fractures.
In response, Infection House is doubling down on its original premise—how can we use this crisis to reinvent the ways we live? How is your world, your nation, your house infected, and how are you responding? As a magazine of plague, protest, and whatever comes next, we remain true to our original principles: to accept work that bridges class, race, and nationality; to encourage and nurture writers without professional experience or training; and to provide an oasis of sanity and empathy in a world with progressively less of either.
As we move forward with our shift in focus, please know we want your involvement. As a small, unpaid staff, we need help keeping up with the workload. If you’d like to volunteer as a reader, artist, or general helper, please reach out on our contact page. And, as always, visit our submit page to give the world a piece of your mind.
From March 16th, 2020
Infection House gives readers the option to donate to the artists directly. On each byline, on each piece published, we provide a link to either the artist’s personal banking app profile (PayPal, Venmo) or a donation fund of their choice. As a reader, your donation is entirely between you and the artist—IH has no idea what you pay them and takes no cut.
If you’re interested in supporting us, check out our donate page.
about our team
in alphabetical order