TFH began as a half-A4 zine in the summer of 2001, when I was living in Japan. I had the idea of calling it Twenty-Four Hours, because twenty-four hour diners were my go-to places to write and reflect. The Joy Division song was rolling around in my head too. During my off periods as a junior high school co-teacher, I wrote essays for TFH and interviewed interesting zine writers (and literary writers) via email.
Over the years it evolved from a Readers Digest of zine writing into a more traditional literary magazine, then into an all-purpose culture mag, including not only literary folks but music as well.
Since 2016, TFH has focused on publishing poetry chapbooks. Poke around the site and see some of the projects we’ve worked on! Enjoy.
Josh Medsker, Editor/Publisher