M. Alpha

We Are the Mutants is a weekly updated magazine focusing on the history and analysis of Cold War-era popular and outsider culture, with a strong emphasis on speculative (sci-fi, fantasy, horror), genre, pulp, cult, occult, subculture, and anti-establishment media. We cover everything from underground comics and post-apocalyptic fictions to ufology tropes and space disco.

Although our area of concentration is the late 1960s through the early 1980s, any compelling artifact produced between V-E Day and the fall of the Berlin Wall is fair game. We will also explore contemporary material on occasion, especially works that creatively subvert the status quo.

The title of the magazine is taken from graffiti seen at the University of California at Berkeley in the late 1960s or early ’70s: “The bomb has already dropped, and we are the mutants.”


Please send all letters, inquiries, suggestions, and requests to watm@wearethemutants.com.


Please consider subscribing to We Are the Mutants. Our writers work very hard to bring you definitive articles and essays while disdaining clickbait and avoiding both reverence and snark. We are funded exclusively by donations, and every penny goes back into the magazine. 


Do you want to write for We Are the Mutants? Thank you. Our submission guidelines are here.



K.E. Roberts

Senior Editor

Richard McKenna

Senior Editor

Michael Grasso

Copy Editor

Sandra Dacus


J.E. Anckorn

Jimmy Andreakos

Melissa Baumgart

Louis Bayman

Noah Berlatsky

Brother Bill

Dylan Brethour

Daniel Cecil

Miranda Corcoran

Henri de Corinth

Kirk Demarais

Nicholas Diak

Daniel Elkind

Audrey Fox

Sean Guynes

Evan Henry

Michael M. Hughes

Travis Johnson

Mandy Leetch

Rob MacDougall

Fred McNamara

Ted Mills

Amy Mugglestone

J.G. Newman

Joseph Oldham

Lynne Peskoe-Yang

Greg Rozeboom

Elisa Schoenberger

Ben Schwartz

Claire Sewell

Grafton Tanner

Steve Toyoshima

Andrea Veltroni

Andrew Wallace

Michael Walters

Tom G. Wolf