Half Mystic Journal

Basic Information
2746 Frist Center
Princeton University
Princeton
New Jersey
United States
08544
Contact Information
Topaz
Winters
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Translation
Formats: 
Digital
Print
Reading Periods: 
Jan 1 to Jun 1
Aug 1 to Jan 1
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
2015
Distributors: 
IngramSpark
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
Philip Schaefer, Anthony Thomas Lombardi, Sara Elkamel, Calvin Olsen, Bessie Flores Zaldívar, Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach, Meriwether Clarke, Devin Gael Kelly, Jill Mcdeldowney, Diannely Antigua, Dana Alsamsam
Issues per Year: 
1
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Subscription Price: 
$32 for two years
Issue Price: 
$16
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
5

Half Mystic Journal, established in 2015, is an independent, internationally-acclaimed literary journal dedicated to the celebration of music in all its forms.

We are interested in music, in every form that takes. More specifically: we like pieces that make us rethink the issue’s theme, pieces that serve as incantations and invocations for melody. We look for work that defies genre, accounts for the unaccountable, wakes us up, burns us whole. We generally gravitate to the lyrical over the straight-talking and the surreal over the down-to-earth—but also, we like to be surprised.

John Scott G

Me: I used to be overpaid for writing commercials, and now I am underpaid for writing stories. The money I made as part of what I call "the hype game" was nice, but life is so much more fun as a fulltime author. Let's face it: creating characters and making them say and do outrageous things is pure joy. 

Group: It would be nice to share paragraphs, scenes, and chapters to get reactions. Did this work? Which character is the stronger? Can you follow the ebb and flow of the dialogue? Should I worry about clarity, or relish the shock value of experimentation with language and format? And so forth. 

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Los Angeles, CA
United States
California
Genres: 
Experimental, Fiction, Short Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Published a book, Self-published a book
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 5.
meets for
Critique, Encouragement, Discussion.

meets
Monthly.

Nirbhay Pratap Legha

Hello,

I have written a great deal of poetry and a few personal essays, I am in the middle of taking a creative non-fiction writing class in college and as a result I have very little workshop experience, I am also in the process of publishing a collection of poems, I have also had my work shown in the Sikh Lens Film Festival in Chandigarh, India. I am looking for a place to share and improve upon my poetry, I would also like to find a group which will help me as I attempt to enter other realms of writing. I should also warn that I have social anxiety and as a result I have had trouble sharing and contributing in the workshops I have been in, I am also looking for a place that will accept this, somewhere I won't have to participate until I'm ready. I am also looking for an inclusive space where I can feel comfortable as I am a Sikh American.

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
United States
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Creative Nonfiction, Experimental, Poetry, Political
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
Indian American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, Hindi, Urdu
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.

Jumi Bello

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Las Vegas, NV
United States
Nevada
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Experimental, Literary Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) a PhD program
How I choose to identify myself: 
African American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets
Bi-weekly.

benbatt

I've been going to school for writing for the past few years, during which I've participated in a variety of workshops and in class discussions examining the works of my fellow writers. I'm currently taking a small break from school to focus on work, and hopefully start to initiate myself with a larger writing community outside of academic spaces. Lately I have found that it's not as easy staying motivated when I am not among a community of other writers.

In terms of writing experience, I've been writing recreationally since I was a child, and decided on pursuing it as a career in high school. I've studied short story writing, screenwriting, and poetry during my time in college, and hope to further expand my knowledge and experience in these fields and more going forward. A short story of mine, "The Death of Herakles", was published in Ekphrasis, a literary zine organized by the Department of Classics at the University of Toronto in 2019.

To be completely frank, a lot of the more professional workings of this industry are new to me. I was born and raised on the border of Mexico in Arizona, and writing courses weren't really taught in school outside of essay writing. Even when pursuing higher education, my college only offers a handful of courses most of which I have already taken. A lot of the foundation of what I learned was from reading books, lessons, loads of late night Google searches on formatting and grammar to craft my skills.

I am confident in my current skill level and how I've gotten where I am, but I have always been aware that I need a community to help me in progressing past where I am today. I'm not only welcome to new knowledge, I am eager for it. As I said, all I have learned is how to write a story. Though that in itself is a mighty feat, as I find my way into adulthood I realize it is only the first step of the journey.

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Nogales, AZ
United States
Arizona
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, LGBTQ Voices, Literary Fiction, Short Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
LGBTQ, Mexican American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, Spanish
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration.

HeidiR

My name is Heidi. I was born and raised in Queens, New York. The last year was tough, and I hit rock bottom, dealing with depression, anxiety, heartbreak, grief, and chronic pain. Through these heavy emotions, I gained a passion for poetry and writing. Writing has saved me from losing my mind so many times; it's saved me in many ways I never thought possible. To express my feelings, thoughts, and emotions is healing and therapeutic. I would love to be a part of a writing group that has no filter and is open to all kinds of topics, mainly about mental health, love, healing, spirituality, chronic pain, and all other relatable issues. I would also love to share some of my writings and gain more input, and meet people who love the same things I do. 

Location: 
Astoria, NY
United States
New York
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Erotica, Experimental, Feminist, Formal Poetry, Healing/Health, Humor, Love, Lyric Essay, Nonfiction, Poetry, Pop Culture, Religious/Spiritual, Visual Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
Latino/Latina/Latinx
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, Spanish
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips, Reading.

meets
Weekly.

Red Ogre Review

Basic Information
United States
Contact Information
Matthew
Bullen
Founder & Head Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Formats: 
Online
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: 
2021
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Issues per Year: 
12
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
20 - 25

Red Ogre Review is an online journal started by the graduate students from Lancaster University’s 2021 Creative Writing class. It primarily publishes poetry, book reviews and critical essays. It also accepts visual art submissions.

We typically publish only one piece per author. For poetry submissions, in particular, it can be helpful to err on the side of submitting more pieces rather than fewer.

We’re also actively interested in publishing authors based outside of the United States.

Mayurakshi Chaturvedi

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Kolkata, WB
India
West Bengal
Genres: 
Cross-genre, Experimental, Fiction, Poetry
How I choose to identify myself: 
Indian
Languages I write or speak in: 
Bengali;Bangla, English, French, German, Hindi, Spanish
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Writing exercises, Discussion.

Active Writers Group

Hello. I'm happy to meet with writers who weave the outdoors and exercise into their writing practice. The mental health of writers is paramount but is not taught at large. 

Post your WC for the day along with how many miles you walked/hiked or a photo of the outside that you explored. 

Eventually, we can write whole books using the formula of one mile hiked one page written... 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Flagstaff, AZ
United States
Arizona
Genres: 
Cross-genre, Experimental
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Published in literary journal
How I choose to identify myself: 
American
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, Submissions, Accountability partners.

meets
Bi-monthly.

Story Unlikely

Basic Information
10 Vista Court
Davenport
Iowa
United States
52806
Contact Information
Danny
Hankner
Editor-in-chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Online
Digital
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Sep 30
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2020
Distributors: 
Monthly Email publication (via sign-up form)
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
11% to 25%
Issues per Year: 
12
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
0
Issue Price: 
0
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1

Story Unlikely is a monthly email publication that features quality fiction and nonfiction that focuses on storytelling. 

Most stories get ‘bumped’ before we finish reading the first page (that’s right, we’re a merciless bunch). A trained eye can tell the quality of a story and the ability of the storyteller from only a few sentences, so tighten that opening!

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