Angel Rust publishes exciting, challenging, and edgy work in poetry, fiction, and non-fiction.
Small Print Magazine, a resource and showcase for writers and artists, features contemporary fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry thoughtfully presented alongside beautiful photography and artwork from new and established artists. You’ll also find engaging interviews with authors and other industry professionals, cartoons, craft book reviews, as well as articles on writing, writing tools, writing & publishing news, and more.
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New and emerging writers. We like stories that meander and explore the world around us. Stories that tend to blur the line between fiction and reality.
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For lesbians, by lesbians! We would LOVE to see more lesbian fiction, flash fiction, ghost stories, poems about nature and gardens, mysteries, humour, fantasy, and more!
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I previously wrote marketing and business copy for creative professional firms but have been away from that for a long time. My interests now center on poetry and fiction but I also enjoy humorous essays and history, especially the American Revolution and Colonial America.
I aspire to write far more than I do as I find it very hard to maintain focus so I will write voraciously for brief periods of time and then, poof, completely forget that it was a thing I was doing. My brain is funny this way and has done a fine job of making writing progress really, really difficult.
I've mostly written free-verse poetry over the last year, or so, when I have written but think often about writing essays and book-length fiction but the brain intervenes so I mostly just cobble together fragments of things here and there. It's highly disappointing and painfully frustrating.
I'm looking to know what strategies for writing work for other people and how to feel like I deserve to prioritize my writing. This is a tall order, but I feel like if any people understand what I'm experiencing it's going to be other writers.
We publish fiction stories that fall under the category of “OwnVoices.” We define an “OwnVoice” story as one written by an author from a marginalized, persecuted, or underrepresented group writing about their own experiences/from their own perspective, rather than someone from an outside perspective writing as a character from an underrepresented group.
Read our Submissions page closely before submitting. We are very open about the submissions we receive, so long as they follow our guidelines. The biggest mistake is usually when a submission does not include relevant identities to establish it is “OwnVoices” as we define the category and when there are no content warnings where there need to be.
I have one published work, a poetry collection entitled growth which I self-published through Amazon when I was seventeen and to-date has sold 57 copies. I also delivered a spoken-word TEDx poem for TEDxNCState, which is published on both the TED website and the official TEDx Talks Youtube channel! My writing comfort zone typically involves poetry, mental health, and trauma recovery, as well as nature and environmental themes. My social media presence is @jtommyj and @jtommyjcreates on Instagram and @tommybbyboy on Twitter!
The work that I've been most satisfied with was written pretty much the traditional way, with the first draft written independently, then revised (several times), and finally presented in a workshop setting for suggestions regarding craft and the overall impact of the piece. I have considerable experience in workshop settings and have attended many non-credit workshops, but I don't have an MFA.
My writing experience has, thus far, been primarily for my own contemplation and enjoyment though occasionally shared with close loved ones. I am now moving in the direction of authorship and publication.