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.
Hi! I am looking for a writing group that can help to push my creative boundaries. I am a visual artist, however, I have always loved writing and do it in my free time. I know I have a lot that I can still learn, so I am looking for a group where I will learn and grow, recieve constructive feedback and improve my writing skills. I recently had an article accepted into an art education publication that will be printed in the coming year, which I am very excited about. That will be my first publication.
We are a small press committed to the discovery of writing that transcends the ordinary. We believe in developing and encouraging the creative writing voice in our journal, in the press, and throughout communities. It’s our desire to enrich the world through publishing people, and their stories, their poems, and their books with the hope that they move, inspire, invite, create, empower and more.
What we like V Press LC loves fresh and original writing. The best works are those that get into the bones. However, some works we will publish simply for the joy of reading them. Submit and surprise us. We love to be surprised.
What we don’t want V Press LC does not want to read about child abuse, graphic sexual deviations, horror, or anything that is just plainly too graphic for general adult audiences. If it disturbs the general reader—it’s not for us. We are not interested in: works targeted for children, self-help, erotica, textbooks, or technical/professional works.
We aim to publish art and words for the future by artists and writers who believe they're carrying, on their hunched-over-computer shoulders, a pretty heavy yet very pretty burden—to offer us all a way into ourselves so that we may come back out with the wisdom required for positive change as individuals, and as a society. All accepted work will appear both online and in print.
We aren’t certain there is “good” and “bad” art—only honest and dishonest art… but we’ll get back to you on that. Suffice it to say, we really don’t want to be gatekeepers. We want to be a blank canvas.
Press Pause will never have a social media account. It will never promote itself (or get into online debates) on social media, so that the art that is shared can be appreciated within the embrace of a lovely now-uncommon silence.
Submitting to Press Pause will always be free.
We are interested in fantasy with a dark theme. We accept both works set in our Athuruin Shared Universe as well as original work in an original setting.
We only accept submissions that are high fantasy with a dark tone. We are aware of the many sub-genres of fantasy, however, and consider many varied versions, such as dark fantasy.
Often the first things we do are skim the manuscripts for anything that would give it away as “off-genre” and are most certainly a disqualification. Some of these things include: cell phones or electronics, cars, couches, houses, apartments, radios, ballpoint pens, TVs, showers, flashlights, watches, sandwiches, teddy bears, raincoats, Earthly location names and settings, real languages (if the characters speak a variation of Tamil or Farsi, for example, it is fine. But no references to the actual language names themselves), modern colloquial terminology and jargon, teenagers (including the word itself).
Please adhere to guidelines and proofread before you submit.
The Twin Bill is a quarterly online literary baseball publication founded in 2020 at the start of the pandemic. We celebrate the rich history of the game while also recognizing its vibrant present through essays, fiction, poetry, interviews, and visual art. We welcome writers of all levels and experiences.
We want to hear your story about baseball. It generally helps if you focus on a single game or moment as opposed to listing multiple ones.
I am a high school social studies teacher who is fascinated by the constructed nature of place in America. I use the past to fight for social awareness and equity, and I've traveled over 30,000 miles around the United States by RV to study American culture in pusuit of my passion. Other favorite pastimes include examining primary source materials and performing field research on a variety of topics, especially the Civil War. I wrote the thesis for my M.A. in American and New England Studies during an RV trip where I focused on narratives of the American West in an effort to bring fugitive landscapes--stories pushed to the periphery because they don't support the master narratives--to the forefront. I'm transitioning from academic research and writing to a focus on fiction that is historically accurate, saturated with a sense of place and time, and thought-provoking. I'm currently working on a historical novel that takes place on the Rocky Mountain frontier just after the Civil War, and I've written several short stories and poems that I'd like to fine-tune and get published.