Tipping the Scales Literary & Arts Journal

Basic Information
Contact Information
Natascha and Lori
Graham
Editors
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
Video
Reading Period: 
Jul 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: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2020
Distributors: 
Tipping the Scales Literary & Arts Journal, Lulu, Amazon, Blurb, Spotify
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
4-6

For lesbians, by lesbians! We would LOVE to see more lesbian fiction, flash fiction, ghost stories, poems about nature and gardens, mysteries, humour, fantasy, and more!

Don't self reject! We can't wait to read your work.

Matthew Marquis

I previously wrote marketing and business copy for creative professional firms but have been away from that for a long time. My interests now center on poetry and fiction but I also enjoy humorous essays and history, especially the American Revolution and Colonial America.

I aspire to write far more than I do as I find it very hard to maintain focus so I will write voraciously for brief periods of time and then, poof, completely forget that it was a thing I was doing. My brain is funny this way and has done a fine job of making writing progress really, really difficult.

I've mostly written free-verse poetry over the last year, or so, when I have written but think often about writing essays and book-length fiction but the brain intervenes so I mostly just cobble together fragments of things here and there. It's highly disappointing and painfully frustrating. 

I'm looking to know what strategies for writing work for other people and how to feel like I deserve to prioritize my writing. This is a tall order, but I feel like if any people understand what I'm experiencing it's going to be other writers.

 

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
KETTERING, OH
United States
Ohio
Genres: 
Fiction, Historical, Humor, Literary Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Short Fiction
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.
meets for
Critique, Encouragement, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips, Reading.

Tina

Hello, my name is Tina. My desire to write came about slowly. My childhood was traumatic and riddled with verbal and mental abuse. I am an adult child of an alcoholic. Even though he stopped drinking when I was quite young, Dry Drunk syndrome set in. All of those scars embedded, I finally got diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety disorder in my late thirties. I earned a Creative Writing degree in 2017 since then have been working on a novel. Within this novel, I have pulled from my past. Opening doors that I had shut long ago, however with the opening of those doors I have been diagnosed with PTSD. 

 

Location: 
Lancaster, PA
United States
Pennsylvania
Genres: 
Fiction, Historical
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
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 50.
meets for
Encouragement.

meets
Weekly.

Tilted House Review

Basic Information
1326 Bartholomew St
New Orleans
Louisiana
United States
70117
Contact Information
Cameron
Lovejoy
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
Video
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: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
2020
Distributors: 
Online, New Orleans Bookstores
Representative Authors: 
Rodrigo Toscano, Cassie Pruyn, Henry Goldkamp, Michael "Quess?" Moore, Brad Richard, Elizabeth Gross, Skye Jackson, Benjamin Aleshire, Sean F. Munro, GennaRose Nethercott, Dylan Krieger, J Spagnolo, Clare Welsh, Daiquiri Jones, Megan Burns, Ricky Garni.
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Issue Price: 
$20.00
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
10-20

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.

Sheila K. Elliott

       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.  

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Oak Park, IL
United States
Illinois
Genres: 
Feminist, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Formal Poetry, Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Nonfiction, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Regional, Short Fiction, Visual Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
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 6.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips, Reading.

meets
Monthly.

Heyday Books

Basic Information
P.O. Box 9145
City: 
Berkeley
State: 
California
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
94709
Contact Information
Emmerich
Anklam
Editor
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Creative Nonfiction
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

Heyday is an independent, nonprofit publisher with a focus on California and the American West. We publish nonfiction books that explore history, celebrate Native cultural renewal, fight injustice, and honor nature. Take a look at our list of books (www.heydaybooks.com/books) to learn more about our areas of interest.

Please include the following in your submission:

  • A cover letter introducing yourself and your qualifications.
  • A brief description of your project.
  • An annotated table of contents and list of illustrations (if any).
  • Notes on the audiences you are trying to reach and why your book will appeal to them.
  • A list of comparable titles and a brief description of the ways your book adds to the existing literature.
  • Estimates of your book’s expected length and your timeline for completing the writing.
  • A sample chapter.

For more information, go to www.heydaybooks.com/contact and under "Click a section below for more information," click on "Submission Guidelines." No follow-up calls, please.

Representative Authors: 

Obi Kaufmann, John Muir Laws, Deborah Miranda

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
4–8
Titles per Year: 
11 to 20
Distributors: 
Publishers Group West/Ingram

Nicki Richesin

Dunow, Carlson & Lerner
27 West 20th Street
Suite 1107
New York, NY 10011

Twin Bill

Basic Information
United States
Contact Information
Scott
Bolohan
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Jan 10 to Dec 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
Issues per Year: 
4
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
2

The Twin Bill is a quarterly online literary baseball publication founded in 2020 at the start of the pandemic. We celebrate the rich history of the game while also recognizing its vibrant present through essays, fiction, poetry, interviews, and visual art. We welcome writers of all levels and experiences.

We want to hear your story about baseball. It generally helps if you focus on a single game or moment as opposed to listing multiple ones. 

1968SSRS

I am a high school social studies teacher who is fascinated by the constructed nature of place in America.  I use the past to fight for social awareness and equity, and I've traveled over 30,000 miles around the United States by RV to study American culture in pusuit of my passion.  Other favorite pastimes include examining primary source materials and performing field research on a variety of topics, especially the Civil War.  I wrote the thesis for my M.A. in American and New England Studies during an RV trip where I focused on narratives of the American West in an effort to bring fugitive landscapes--stories pushed to the periphery because they don't support the master narratives--to the forefront.  I'm transitioning from academic research and writing to a focus on fiction that is historically accurate, saturated with a sense of place and time, and thought-provoking.  I'm currently working on a historical novel that takes place on the Rocky Mountain frontier just after the Civil War, and I've written several short stories and poems that I'd like to fine-tune and get published.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Durham, NC
United States
North Carolina
Genres: 
Experimental, Fiction, Historical, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Have workshop experience
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.

Leandra Lopez

I am a new author. I do not have experience within publishing neither have I been active within the writing community. I am looking for a group of objective people with similar interests to talk about writing and review over our each other's work. Right now, I am currently working on a multigenerational book about my family's history in Puerto Rico and the U.S. It has aspects of magical realism mixed in throughout the story.

Besides writing I enjoy reading adult fiction, fantasy, and romance books. I also have experience working with social media, so I can help with beginning to market your stories through your social media from start to finish.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Gainesville, FL
United States
Florida
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Erotica, Fiction, Historical, Love
How I choose to identify myself: 
American, Puerto Rican
Languages I write or speak in: 
Spanish
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
has a maximum group size of 3.
meets for
Critique, Encouragement, Inspiration, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips, Reading.

meets
Bi-monthly.

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