Have you ever awoken abruptly from a deep sleep? Scrutiny was started after one such night, a night filled with dreams. The journal’s banner appeared in a cursive script across several glossy magazines. It was in orange and yellow on stacks and stacks of them. Since that time, the editors have published stories online with a black and white theme. After all, most dreams are colorless. Furthermore, we thought it might be a good idea to leave something for the future, a goal to strive for, or the starting point for a prospective print publication.

For now, we’ll publish stories here on the website and consider compiling an anthology of some of the best work. Please think about submitting and spend some time reading what the editors have curated. If you’re reading Scrutiny, you’re already under it.