Deus ex Machina

Deus Ex Machina Advanced Writers Collective:
A vetted network of professional, advanced, and serious writers working in the literary arts and scripted film & television in the following mediums and genres: fiction/ novels, creative non-fiction/ personal essay, memoir, poetry, auto-fiction, hybrid/experimental, screenwriting, drama, dramedy, rom-com, musicals, sci-fi, fantasy, speculative fiction, historical fiction, kidlit, middle-grade, YA, LGBTQ, Queer, BIPOC, Asian, Latinx and more.

*This is a horror-free space (including all sub-genres of horror: comedy, speculative, thriller, true crime, etc.). No excessive gore, shock factor, or gratuitous violence.

 

Location: 
Los Angeles, CA
United States
California
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Commercial Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Fiction, Formal Poetry, Historical, LGBTQ Voices, Literary Fiction, Magical Realism, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Religious/Spiritual, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Young Adult
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Attend(ed) a PhD program, Published a book, Have workshop experience
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
Workshop, Accountability partners.

meets
Weekly.

Apocalypse Confidential

Basic Information
Contact Information
Jacob
Everett
Editor-In-Charge
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Formats: 
Online
Digital
Audio
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2021
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
11% to 25%
Representative Authors: 
Max Thrax, James Ellroy, Theodore Roszak
Issues per Year: 
4
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
10

Apocalypse Confidential is a web magazine of edgy extrapolations, fringe fascinations, occult obsessions, risky ruminations, and aberrant associations. It is a literary journal obsessed with the underworld, both demonological and criminological.

We have no word limit, but keep in mind that we’re an online magazine, not a publisher (yet) so save your novella for next time. Most published fiction submissions fall within the 4k-6k word count. For poetry, please limit submissions to no more than 5 pages.

Steph

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Denver, CO
United States
Colorado
Genres: 
Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction, Love, Magical Realism, Micro-poetry, Poetry, Short Fiction, Young Adult
My publishing/workshop experience: 
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.
has a maximum group size of 8.
meets for
Critique, Encouragement, Accountability partners, Discussion.

meets
Bi-weekly.

Emergent Literary

Basic Information
Contact Information
Kameryn Alexa
Carter
Founding Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Online
Digital
Audio
Video
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2020

Emergent Literary is an assemblage of black and brown work. To the editors, Emergent refers to urgency, immediacy, inception and birth, beginning, forefront, and now. It also refers to the philosophy of emergence as interreliant entities combine to create a radical new wholeness. The magazine pays homage to the Combahee River Collective and their foundational work in identity politics and radical liberation. The editors are also inspired by the legacies of Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press and Broadside Press.

We welcome work from black and brown makers in all genres, as well as work that reaches across multiple genres or obscures the boundaries between them.

Before submitting, we ask that you take a look at our mission statement in order to get a sense of the journal.

PatriciaBWriter

I have an MFA from Goddard College. I am an author, editor and avid reader. My family is multi-cultural. I am liberal. I am a lover of poetry, outsider art and vintage typewriters and I am passionate about hybrid writing that refuses to commit to traditional genres and labels. Stories that boldly trespasses into unfamiliar territory & pieces that naturally blend with other art forms light me up. I enjoy turning the lens both inward and outward.
My other passions are The Divine Feminine, Eastern & Yogic Studies, not just the Asanas, but the continual and connected dance between our inner & outer landscapes.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Kent, WA
United States
Washington
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Literary Fiction, Lyric Essay, Prose Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Self-published a book, Have workshop experience
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Writing exercises, Inspiration, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips.

CharlieRiverDale48

Trans masculine writer, in a Poetry MFA program struggling to find community that understands my work centering around my trans experience. Looking for vulnerable like-minded individuals interested in putting together a manuscript and providing support and critique in the process.

Pronouns: 
They/Them
Location: 
New York, NY
United States
New York
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, LGBTQ Voices, Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Published in literary journal, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
Disabled, LGBTQ
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 5.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips.

meets
Weekly.

Kraig (Satyaki) Brockschmidt

I'm author of several published nonfiction titles (The Harmonium Handbook, Solving Stress, and two other self-published works, Finding Focus and Mystic Microsoft) and am a recently retired content developer from Microsoft where I published four hefty software development tomes over the years.

In addition to homeschooling my teenage son in his high school years, I'm now pursuing fiction and literary works that have been rolling around in my mind and have more ideas than I can possibly ever produce. My son is also interested in fantasy/sci-fi writing and we're working together on a novel-writing curriculum. Being new to the creative fiction scene, I'm actively studying both the craft and aspects of the writing business.

A particular interest of mine is exploring fiction that explores universal spirituality (in terms of an expansive awareness, higher consciousness, connection/devotion to a greater reality, etc.) vs. that which is more religious, sectarian, didactic, or occult in nature.

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Nevada City, CA
United States
California
Genres: 
Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Fiction, Historical, Literary Fiction, Nonfiction, Religious/Spiritual, Short Fiction, Young Adult
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published a book, Self-published a book
How I choose to identify myself: 
American, White
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Discussion, Tips, Reading.

Emma_Hoss

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Fort Worth, TX
United States
Texas
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Fiction, Formal Poetry, Healing/Health, Humor, LGBTQ Voices, Love, Magical Realism, Micro-poetry, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Speculative Poetry, Visual Poetry
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.

Noah Riek

Hello, my name is Noah Riek. I was born and raised in York, Pennsylvania. I'm an author, composer, educator, and performer. My writing is mystical, eclectic, and lyrical. My work is influenced by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Sylvia Plath, Jonathan Stroud, and Saladin Ahmed, among others.

I hold a B.S. of Music Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a M.A. of Fiction from Johns Hopkins University. I recently finished my first symphony, the Book of Modern Psalms, and I'm currently working on a fantasy novel titled The Era of Dread, a trombone concerto titled Persephone, and an EP.

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
York, PA
United States
Pennsylvania
Genres: 
Cross-genre, Fiction, LGBTQ Voices, Literary Fiction, Speculative Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program
How I choose to identify myself: 
American, Christian, White
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Submissions, Encouragement, Discussion, Reading.

Papers Publishing

Basic Information
Brooklyn
New York
United States
11221
Contact Information
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Online
Digital
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2022
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
3

Papers Publishing believes in putting the writing first. A group of creatives jumpstarted Papers as a way for writers and readers alike to go back to where it all started—the page. Writers come from all backgrounds, and the editors are aiming to bring more visibility to emerging writers whose work can sometimes be overlooked due to their lack of traditional experience.  

Be yourself! We love individuality, and though we don't ask for cover letters, we love getting to know you and why you created this masterpiece! We represent bold, outrageous, raw, and completely beautiful writing—and we're working to challenge the literary norm. 

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