Aurora Journal

Basic Information
Massachusetts
United States
Contact Information
Sophie
Chiang
Founder and Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Formats: 
Online
Reading Periods: 
Dec 20 to Jan 25
Feb 20 to Mar 25
Sep 20 to Nov 15
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2020
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
10

The Aurora Journal publishes surrealistic poetry and prose that is ethereal, dreamy, and explores the dangerous limits of surrealism. Regardless of age, experience, or any other defining factor, the journal considers all writers. The editors encourage submissions from LGBTQ+, BIPOC, women, non-binary, trans people, disabled folks, and other intersecting marginalized writers. This is a platform for writers to break the mold of who gets to be “acclaimed” in the literary world.

The Aurora Journal looks for writing that is surreal, ethereal, mystical, and explores the dangerous limits of surrealism. We want to see poets who understand the vision we have for the Journal. If you have a piece resembling anything from a fever dream, nonsensical yet profound musings, to love letters addressed to no one, send them in. We’d love to see it.

pegah Ouji

I was born a daydreamer and story-fabricator. It's taken me years to admit it and even more years to learn the basic steps to writing a story. I've a collection of short stories, a few children's books, and a yong adult novel, all of which are in various revision stages. I've had the blessing of attending several writing workshops and classes, though I am working towards applying to an MFA program next year. 

I'm from Iran, and have lived in Turkey, Israel and now United States. I'm a mother of two energetic young childern and on the off chance that there is space left in my wandering mind, I ponder what it means to be a useful citizen of this world of ours. 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Albany, OR
United States
Oregon
Genres: 
Fiction, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Lyric Essay, Nature/Environmental, Short Fiction, Young Adult
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
Iranian American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, Persian
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Workshop, Submissions, Encouragement, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips, Reading.

hmallette22

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Astoria, NY
United States
New York
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Feminist, Fiction, Humor, Love, Poetry, Pop Culture, Young Adult
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Workshop, Submissions, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips.

LeighRamsay

I am looking for long-time creative partners and to be a part of a support group for authors working toward their first published novel. I write YA grounded speculative fiction and am working on a novel I would love to find beta readers for (and for which I would return the favor).

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
WY
United States
Wyoming
Genres: 
Speculative Fiction, Young Adult
I’m looking for a group that:
meets for
Critique.

natashainwood

After putting my writing on the backburner for several years, I have finally started creating once more. I recently wrote my first short story in over a decade, which received an Honorable Mention from L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Contest (2021, fourth quarter). I have several ideas for short stories and novel-length works, ranging in audience from children to adults and in genres such as fantasy, thriller, and general fiction. I'm finally at a point in my life where I will have plenty of time to devote to my writing, and as I'm newly starting out, I'm working on building my routine, finding a writing community, improving my craft, and consistently producing. My goal for this upcoming year (2022) is to finish a novel and also to submit a few short stories to various markets.

I am a graduate of both Texas A&M University, where I received a B.A. in English - Creative Writing, and the University of Houston – Clear Lake, where I completed a B.S. in Computer Science.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Houston, TX
United States
Texas
Genres: 
Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Fiction, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Young Adult
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Workshop, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Discussion, Tips.

meets
Monthly.

Colby.Wilson

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Raymond, MS
United States
Mississippi
Genres: 
Fiction, LGBTQ Voices, Poetry, Young Adult
How I choose to identify myself: 
LGBTQ
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Critique, Reading.

meets
Weekly.

Bertrand Dennis

      I've only been writing for about two years, I'm a retired musician {Drummer]. Lots of traveling and touring. between growing to ... and living through...  lots to remember, then spill out, for history to see..

 

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
PLANO, TX
United States
Texas
Genres: 
Commercial Fiction, Erotica, Formal Poetry, Historical, Humor, Lyric Essay, Poetry, Pop Culture, Short Fiction, Young Adult

Jeffrey Ricker

I've published two novels with Bold Strokes Books, a small, independent press specializing in LGBTQ fiction. I'm an MFA graduate of the University of British Columbia and an adjunct professor at Webster University, where I teach an introductory fiction writing course with an emphasis on science fiction/fantasy/horror. My writing focuses on young adult and speculative fiction, frequently centered on LGBTQ characters. Would love to find/form a small group of similarly situated folks to read and offer feedback/advice on works in progress.

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Saint Louis, MO
United States
Missouri
Genres: 
Fiction, LGBTQ Voices, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Young Adult
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Published in literary journal, Published a book, Self-published a book, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
LGBTQ
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
has a maximum group size of 5.
meets for
Critique, Accountability partners.

meets
Bi-weekly.

caspian2

Hello,

I'm a newish writer with about 20+ publishing credits to my name (in literary journals, festivals and competitions). Currently working on a full-length speculative poetry manuscript! 

Would like to meet other poets for honest feedback, tips and mutual encouragement.

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Singapore
Singapore
Genres: 
Literary Fiction, Poetry, Short Fiction, Young Adult
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Published in literary journal, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
Southeast Asian
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
has a maximum group size of 10.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Encouragement, Discussion, Tips.

meets
Bi-weekly.

Catouttawater

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Evansville, IN
United States
Indiana
Genres: 
Commercial Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, Speculative Fiction, Young Adult
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Accountability partners.

My groups: Benjamin Bards

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