Spoonie Magazine publishes art, articles, audio, poetry, prose, video, and hybrid works by disabled, chronically ill, and/or neurodiverse individuals (or their loved ones) on related subject matters weekly in their online magazine. All work is considered regardless of the perspective with which it approaches these topics. Their goal is to promote the voices of, and provide a space for, disabled artists and authors in publishing and the arts.
We champion representation and honesty in the creative discussion of disability. Our mission is to share authentic experiences— as happy, sad, inspirational, or frustrating as they may be. These individuals face unique challenges, so we have created an equally unique place specifically for them.
Note that submissions sent from Feb—April and Aug—Oct are simultaneously considered for publication in our print literary journal, Spoonie Journal.
I'm a poet, librarian, archivist, sometimes bookbinder, and curator/founder of Next Year’s Words: a New Paltz Readers Forum, beginning its 9h year this fall. I've recently been published in the CAPS (Calling All Poets) 2020 anthology; in issues 4 and 5 of La Presa, in Lightwood, in the Shawangunk Review, and the Wallkill Valley Writer’s Anthology 2015. My poems and a process essay can also be found in Reflecting Pool: Poets and the Creative Process (Codhill Press, 2018). My writing appears on the blogs of The New York Public Library and Women’s Studio Workshop. Many years ago, she taught an Introduction to Poetry course at the Univ. of Pittsburgh, and when she presided over the Art and Picture Collections at The New York Public Library, she co-taught another poetry class called The Colored Line, the Pictured Word. I hold an MFA in Theatre from the Univ. of Michigan, and an MLIS from Pratt Institute.
I'm looking for a group that not only will share and critique our own poetry, but also read and have conversations about the books of contemporary poets. This group should be primarily online; I'm not good at email exchanges and replies.
I'm also VERY bad at submissions, so I'm looking for help with that.
Infrarrealista Review invites Texan writers outside of the literary tradition to reject binaries and saddle up their experiences with full autonomy rather than accept labels invited by elitist institutions. The editors believe you own your work and deserve to be paid.
Do not send long CVs or Bios. Let your work speak for itself.
Hello! I have attended numerous online and in-person critique groups including graduate courses at Towson University and online writing groups through Catapult. I'm looking for a group online to share feedback on longer novel manuscripts.
Launch Point Press
Launch Point Press (LPP) is a lesbian-oriented press publishing quality works by newer authors now "launching" their careers or by more experienced authors who may have been "orphaned" by a previous publisher and are re-launching their work. We focus on books by, for, and about lesbians in many commercial genres including crime fiction, romance, suspense, speculative fiction, sci-fi/fantasy, and dystopian/apocalypic.
* Examine books by LPP authors to get an idea of LPP’s style and format.
* Before submitting, have others “beta-read” your work to ensure that you have a solid plot, characters, and structure.
* Find proofreaders to go through your manuscript to look for typos, missing words, bad formatting, doubled words, poor sentence construction, misspellings, etc.
* Use a program (such as ProWritingAid or Grammerly.com among many others) to review your manuscript and alert you to any deficiencies.
* Make use of Google and the Internet to learn all you can about book contracts, editing, revising your own work, and the publishing industry in general.
My writing is mosaic-multi-hybrid, with visual images and elements. I engage with text and page visually too. Now 3 years into working on, an off-road, life-based manuscript. My words are sound driven, hrybridized prose and poetry, echoing & inspired by many global-majority culture forms. My characters and terrain are painted in fairy tale tones. I've workshopped with prose writers and poets, benefitting from both. I look for others who are dedicated to their creative endeavors, and believe that hybridity has a valuable voice and its forms need daylight.
I am a BA in English student and I have found it extremely beneficial to have workshops and groups of peers to help keep me accountable to maintaining an on-going writing practice and to read and offer feedback on others' work.
I have always had the passion to write, but I'm just beginning to take it seriously. I'm a beginner, I would like to get better. This is a learning platform for me. I hope to get the help I need.