I've self-published four books (penname Will Martin) and had a few short stories and even a poem accepted for publication.
We publish fiction stories that fall under the category of “OwnVoices.” We define an “OwnVoice” story as one written by an author from a marginalized, persecuted, or underrepresented group writing about their own experiences/from their own perspective, rather than someone from an outside perspective writing as a character from an underrepresented group.
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Conjunctions serves as a “living notebook” of contemporary literature, publishing fiction, poetry, drama, art, and essays that combine visionary imagination with formally innovative execution. Since 1981, Conjunctions has championed nearly 2,000 authors at every stage of their careers—from Nobel Prize Laureates to debut voices—and continues to connect fearless writers with adventurous readers.
Published by Bard College, the biannual print issue appears every spring and fall. Most print issues center around a complex theme—such as exile, desire, the body, or climate change—and include both solicited and unsolicited work. All submissions are also considered for the online magazine, a weekly publication with a large and international audience.
Tilted House Review is a biannual arts and literary journal made by hand in small batches in the small city of New Orleans. Through this outfit, we strive to cultivate a creative and communal unit from and for the city. And while the door is wide open for New Orleans’ minds, it remains open for the rest of the world’s. Everyone is encouraged to submit.
We like both experimental and traditional work. We like dark. Surprise turns, nuance, metaphor. We want poems we can smell. Fiction that sickens. Art that double-takes. We like hard-hitting endings. Polemics. Protest. Confession that isn’t like every other confession. Sonnets, American sonnets, sonnets all splintered. We like work that has its heart on its sleeve—and nothing on the nose. Crawl into our veins and sit there a while.
Monday Night has been bringing quality new literature to the airwaves since 2001. We seek to publish the best new and emerging writers from around the U.S. and are delighted to receive international submissions as well. The majority of our selections are made from unsolicited submissions.
Submissions are closed until further notice.
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.
I am a poet who's delving into creative nonfiction. Since poetry can be classified as creative nonfiction, allow me to clarify: I'm starting to compose creative essays. I find the genre more painful to write, which I've been told is "a good thing." I find that it's harder to hide in prose. Currently I run a poetry workshop online but would like to join a creative nonfiction or a multi-genre workshop. My approach in the context of a workshop is to help the writer meet her or his goals. I am open to in-person or online meetings; however, I would prefer in-person as I am sick of being online. Meeting once a week or twice a month would be great. I look forward to joining a writing community.
We seek work that is original, imaginative, and informed by craft. Generally prose pieces usually run no longer than 7,500 words, and we invite poetry in both closed and open forms.
We no longer accept mail submissions.
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.