Since the announcement of our “Best of Milwaukee” anthology, Brawler has grown even more wealthy with submissions, and before we do anything, we’d like to thank everyone who has sent us their work. The new Submittable site has been a dream.
We felt like this issue is going to mark a turning point in Brawler, because it’s the first material we’ve put out since becoming print-minded. For this occasion, we’ve decided to finally use a photo of Jack Johnson. We’ve thought about it many times before, because if you type “brawler” or “boxer” into Google, this man comes up. He’s also historically one of the most celebrated and controversial fighters of all times. Brawler strives to break noses and barriers with the work we choose to publish.