A second beginning.

Radix Media is proud to present Aftermath: Explorations of Loss & Grief.

In early 2017, we decided to focus our energy into expanding our publishing program, and put out an open call for submissions on the topic of loss and grief. It humbled us to no end that this open call received nearly one thousand submissions. That project became our first book, Aftermath: Explorations of Loss & Grief. It was named a Bronze Winner in the 2018 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards.

How do you define loss and grief?

Aftermath: Explorations of Loss & Grief is the first book in our newly expanded publishing program. It’s an anthology that weaves together a broad collection of voices to illustrate the many forms of loss. The topics range from the inevitable breakdown of a relationship to an immigrant family struggling to retain their culture as they attempt to assimilate. In their interpretation of the book’s theme, the selected stories run the spectrum from heartfelt, raw, and powerful to lighter and humorous. 

This body of work reveals how, despite the differences of our day-to-day lives, we are all connected.

The Contributors

Aftermath brings together the incredible stories of thirty-three contributors in the United States and abroad, working in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, photography, and illustration.

The book is currently in our online store.

ISBN: 978-0-9997137-0-9

Publication Date: April 26, 2018

Format: Paperback, 180 pages, 5.5″ x 8.1875″

What people are saying.

“By melding together voices from different walks of life, Radix Media’s Aftermath exposes a deep, heartfelt, and widely encompassing picture of grief and the growth that stems from it.”­ — Foreword Reviews

“Radix Media has concentrated its printing powers to publish this graphic and bittersweet collection of stories, poems, art and text messages. Aftermath celebrates the possibility that outlast struggle, and heightens our understanding of contemporary social challenges.”­ — Lucas Hunt, author of IOWA

Aftermath’s stories are an opening into the heart at its most vulnerable, raw and messy. In such sharing, they offer a much-needed reminder that we grieve because we have loved and lost, and yet love still.”­ — Cindy Milstein, author of Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work of Grief

“To engage with these pages is to live another’s sorrow, to maybe find echoes of your own loss, and emerge with a greater understanding of it. Aftermath is highly recommended for anyone looking for a series of tough and heart-wrenching reads that cover a breadth of tone, experience and genre while leaving you eager for more.” — Maggie Craig, author of The Narrows


You can find Aftermath at the following bookstores. If you don’t see your favorite local bookstore listed here, you can request that they get in touch directly to order copies. If a stockist is listed as being “out of stock,” you can ask them to order more.

A Room of One’s Own — Madison, Wisconsin

Black Rose Book Distro — St. Louis, Missouri

Boneshaker Books — Minneapolis, Minnesota

Bookspace Columbus — Columbus, Ohio

Book Thug Nation — Brooklyn, New York

Burning Books — Buffalo, New York

Farley’s Bookshop — New Hope, Pennsylvania

Greenlight Bookstore — Brooklyn, New York

Housing Works Bookstore — New York, New York

Last Word Books & Press — Olympia, Washington

Left Bank Books — Seattle, Washington

Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe — Asheville, North Carolina

Poetic Justice Books & Arts — Port St. Lucie, Florida

Scattered Books Bookstore — Chappaqua, New York

Small Friend Books — Richmond, Virginia

The Big Idea Bookstore — Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Wolfman Books — Oakland, California

Word Up Community Bookshop — Washington Heights, New York