Serpentine Literary Magazine

Basic Information
United States
Contact Information
Vicki
Barclay
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Audio
Video
Reading Period: 
Feb 13 to Apr 15
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2020
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
2

We’re just a little lit journal looking to celebrate modern womanhood, stretchmarks, period blood, and finding the joy in raising your voice by subverting the patriarchy one piece of art at a time. We're looking for poetry, prose, audio, video, and art that does just that.

So, here's how you get into Serpentine: be familiar with our past content, avoid clichés, and for the love of all that is good and green in this world, please read the submission guidelines.

Running Wild Press

Basic Information
2200 Oak Street
City: 
Los Angeles
State: 
California
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
90007
Contact Information
Lisa
Kastner
Founder
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Novella
Short story collections
Novel
Memoir
Formats: 
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Audio
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

Running Wild publishes great stories with great writing that don’t fit neatly in a box. 

We publish 15 to 20 titles per year. If we aren’t interested then you’ll receive a rejection letter. If we are interested then you may not hear from us until we are ready to make an offer. In some cases that could be a year or longer. 

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
7
Titles per Year: 
11 to 20
Distributors: 
Small Press United (SPU) a subsidiary of IPG.
Publishing type: 

Driftwood Press

Basic Information
Florida
United States
Contact Information
James
McNulty
Managing Fiction Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2013
Distributors: 
Ingram
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Chen Chen, Mark Jacobs, Claire Agnes, Scott Broker, Nathaniel Saint Amour, Michael X. Wang, Mason Boyles, Lynda Montgomery, etc.
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$30/year
Issue Price: 
$14.99/issue
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-15

John Updike once said, "Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better." At Driftwood Press, we are actively searching for artists who care about doing it right, or better. Driftwood Press is a small press founded in Tampa, FL in 2013. While our focus is on fiction, poetry, photography, graphic narrative, and interviews, we're also open to experimental and hybrid forms. We pay all our contributors.

Read our issues! We also have an interview up at the Review Review that gives a look inside our magazine's process.

Flora Fiction Literary Magazine

Basic Information
St. Augustine
Florida
United States
32084
Contact Information
Flora
Ashe
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2020
Distributors: 
https://florafiction.com/literary-magazine/
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Poetry: Abra Heritage, Ashley Wilson, Eduard Schmidt-Zorner, Genna Edwards, Gentry Hale, Ikechukwu Iwuagwu, Jack Dempster, Jagari Mukherjee, Karin Bruckner, Kelli J Gavin, Kieron P. Baird, Leela Doherty, Lorraine Caputo, Lynn White, Melanie Han, Michaelle Gaffney, Nhylar, Paul Edward Costa, Rachel Miller-Shaked, Rae Rozman, Roy Ingamells, S.T. Otlowski, Sal Quickly, Shiela Scott, Sydney Schoone, Tali Cohen Shabtai, Thu Anh Nguyen, Tiffany Lindfield, William Doreski, Yong Takahashi, Fiction: Anindita Sarkar, Christina Cintron, Cole R. Christie, DC Diamondopolous, Inês Lampreia, Jennie Noonkester, Jessica Frelow, Monte-Angel Richardson, Thomas Elson, Zach Murphy,
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
Free
Issue Price: 
12.95
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
40-80

Flora Fiction is dedicated to artists of all types: poets, writers, photographers, and illustrations. We're here to provide a platform for emerging creatives to showcase their work. Our literary magazine comes out every quarter. We are diverse, innovative, eclectic, and different. We are a collective. 

Please read the requirements and format correctly. 

Nan Patience

Hello!

I've been a writer by trade -- public relations, marketing, journalism, advocacy, blogging, website publishing, etc -- and have recently written a novel. I never studied creative writing, except one or two classes in high school and college. I'm an avid reader.

I've also taken up painting, and I have a series of acrylic paintings to go along with the novel.

I'm looking for a writer's group and/or graphic novel writers group.

Location: 
Jamesport, NY
United States
New York
Genres: 
Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Critique.

Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora

Basic Information
Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora
Illinois State University
Campus Box 4241
Normal
Illinois
United States
61790-4241
Contact Information
Duriel E.
Harris
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Audio
Video
Reading Period: 
May 15 to Oct 15
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
1975
Distributors: 
Publications Unit, Illinois State University
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
Since its inception, Obsidian has featured a range of acclaimed writers and critics including Elizabeth Alexander, Houston A. Baker, Abena John Brown, Octavia Butler, Wanda Coleman, Thadious Davis, Melvin Dixon, Gerald Early, C.S. Giscombe, Terrance Hayes, Essex Hemphill, Gayl Jones, Yusef Komunyakaa, Brenda Marie Osbey, Claudia Rankine, Jerry Ward, and Gloria Wade Gayles among others.
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$25
Issue Price: 
$15

Obsidian supports—through publication and critical inquiry—the contemporary poetry, fiction, drama/performance, visual and media art of Africans globally. 

Submission guidelines at https://obsidianlit.org/how-to-submit/

Chantala

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Stamford, CT
United States
Connecticut
Genres: 
Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated
How I choose to identify myself: 
Mixed Race
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Workshop, Encouragement, Inspiration, Discussion.

meets
Weekly.

Stephspoetry69

I'm looking for people who can relate to what I am writing about as I strongly believe I can help someone or even save a life or two. I've been writing for 18 years and I am 100% positive that I have touched the hearts of many people as I write about many different things. Almost everything I write comes from personal expierence and hardship. I write my emotions as if I'm asking someone to tell me who I am supposed to be, by helping others, I help myself.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
AUBURN, NY
United States
New York
Genres: 
Graphic/Illustrated, Love, Poetry, Visual Poetry
How I choose to identify myself: 
American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English

The Story-telling Diosa

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. 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Chelsea, MA
United States
Massachusetts
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, BIPOC Voices, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Feminist, Graphic/Illustrated, Healing/Health, Humor, Love, Lyric Essay, Narrative Nonfiction, Poetry, Political
How I choose to identify myself: 
BIPOC, Caribbean, Latino/Latina/Latinx
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Writing exercises, Encouragement, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips.

meets
Bi-weekly.

musickstudio

Seeking a community of writers for mutual accountability, inspiration, encouragement, honing our work and getting it out to readers.

I've published essays in journals and magazines, have been working for several years on a semi-memoir/semi-narrative nonfiction book. I  have several creative nonfiction and nonfiction projects in the works, on subject matter involving nature, the arts/culture/craftsmanship, and/or the interweavings among these subject areas.

I'm a freelance artist (murals, commissioned work, calligraphy, illustration), and have  taught studio art and art appreciation The website I've posted in this profile is my art ist website (I don't [yet] have an author website or author social media page).  The processes of craftsmanship in these media find their way into my writing.

 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Colorado Springs, CO
United States
Colorado
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Nonfiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
meets for
Critique, Encouragement, Inspiration, Accountability partners.

meets
Other.

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