Tofu Ink Arts Press, a not for profit celebratory venture aims at publishing poems and other arts of un-humdrum’d inclusive rhizomatic errant possibilities. We support work of established and emerging poets and artists. We strive for tri-annual issues. We are looking for polished art and poetics that are absorbed in possibilities. We are committed to amplifying voices of the under-represented and marginalized. Art makes you think about thinking... ABSORB POSSIBILITIES!
Hello, my name is Mary Han and I received my bachelor's in creative writing with an emphasis in poetry.
Quarterly West looks for writing that is: Exciting. Challenging. Risky. Unpredictable. And Different. Different stomps in. Maybe it seeps in. Sometimes, and in our favorite works, different is always already there and it strikes flint and blazes. This is what we look for.
Please submit electronically; we no longer read print submissions.
The Gravity of the Thing is an independent literary magazine dedicated to the publication of innovative and defamiliarized writing. We publish work that is aware of its literary form, writing that defamiliarizes in craft or content for an enhanced rendering of reality.
Please visit thegravityofthething.com/about before submitting, as your writing should reflect our desired criteria. For more information about defamiliarized writing and our publishing practices, please visit our Baring the Device column at thegravityofthething.com/catalog/baring-the-device.
I am an emerging writer with little experience in publication. I've had a few poems published in [SPACE] magazine created by the English Students Association at the University of Regina. I have attended a few creative writing workshops at the University. I'm looking to meet other writers for inspiration and feedback.
For years I've been on auto-pilot maneuvering through life fulfilling obligations that I entered under a false understanding of who I was. Knowing my true passion was writing but being on the hamster wheel of life wouldn't allow for any real tangible emotions or language to emerge. I've done spoken word, written short stories and overall am I rather decent story-teller. As an activist driven by a passion for social justice and as a local eleced official, I began to get my feet wet by writing my own speeches and delivering them at various events large and small across my home state of Massachusetts.
When COVID hit me on March 6th and exacerbated my auto immune condition, I nearly lost my life. Now with a community behind me raising money to seek the medical care I need and on a path to recovery, I begin writing again. Forcing myself to go inward and really dig deep into all the unsustainable ways in which we manage to survive, the many ways women are objectified and taught to heal the world before we tend to self; as a proud activist and falling under labels that are typically marginalized, (convicted felon, BIPOC. disabled, women, fat, Puerto Rican, poor) I emerge from who I was to unapologetically story-tell experiences that will hopefully allow for folks to hear a perspective they aren't familiar with. Now that I struggle with maintaining breath and energy due to illness, I have no choice but to channel through the keys at my fingertips. I believe in intersection and inter-connectedness and I always choose Love.
I have a bachelors degree in English and master's degree in teaching English as a second language. I've been out of the writing field for years and recently began taking poetry workshops, seminars and publishing work in a wide variety of journals. I love to connect with others who are passionate about poetry and the craft of poetry, no matter your age or background. It would be great to share our poems, read and discuss the poems of other writers and give each other helpful suggestions for editing and other aspects of the writing life.