Spandan Misra

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Lucknow, UP
India
Uttar Pradesh
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Fiction, Humor, Poetry, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
How I choose to identify myself: 
Indian
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, Hindi
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.

Oliver

I have been writing poetry for about ten years and enjoy poetry that tells a story and/or has a sense of humor and a bit of a twist at the end. I enjoy reading a wide variety of poets such as Shel Silverstein, Ogden Nash, Edgar Allen Poe. Also enjoy writng poems in different styles: haiku, haibun, pantoum, etc... I have only been writing Flash Fiction for approximately five years and also like humor and irony. Have thought about trying a short story at some point. I have taken online classes in fiction writing in general and poetry. Would like to join a group where writing is encouraged and  feedback is freely given.

Location: 
Milan, PA
United States
Pennsylvania
Genres: 
Flash Fiction, Humor, 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 for
Workshop, Writing exercises, Discussion.

lizardesque

I've been making stuff up for most of my life. I'm seeking groups for thoughtful critique, craft discussions, and accountability.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Chicago, IL
United States
Illinois
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Humor, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction
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.
meets for
Critique.

meets
Bi-monthly.

The Gravity of the Thing

Basic Information
xxx xxx xxxx
Portland
Oregon
United States
97236
Contact Information
Thea
Prieto
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Audio
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: 
2013
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
<p>Daneen Bergland, Tracy Daugherty, Janice Lee, Karen An-hwei Lee, Kristi Maxwell.</p>
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Subscription Price: 
Starts at $1 a month
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
3

The Gravity of the Thing is an independent literary magazine dedicated to the publication of innovative and defamiliarized writing. We publish work that is aware of its literary form, writing that defamiliarizes in craft or content for an enhanced rendering of reality.

Please visit thegravityofthething.com/about before submitting, as your writing should reflect our desired criteria. For more information about defamiliarized writing and our publishing practices, please visit our Baring the Device column at thegravityofthething.com/catalog/baring-the-device.

Lowestoft Chronicle

Basic Information
www.lowestoftchronicle.com
Cambridge
Massachusetts
United States
02140 - 1401
Contact Information
Nicholas
Litchfield
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
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: 
2009
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Vanessa Blakeslee, Linda Boroff, Suzanne Brøgger, Scott Dominic Carpenter, Tim Conley, Mickey J. Corrigan, Christopher Cosmos, Jennine Capó Crucet, Rob Dinsmoor, Mary Donaldson-Evans, William Doreski, Joan Frank, James Gallant, Ivy Goodman, Marc Harshman, David Havird, Charles Holdefer, Dietrich Kalteis, Michael C. Keith, Barth Landor, Robert Mangeot, Matt Mason, Matthew P. Mayo, Robert Garner McBrearty, Valerie Nieman, Dorene O'Brien, Jay Parini, Nicholas Rombes, James Sale, Knud Sønderby, Allister Timms, and Robert Wexelblatt.
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000

Founded in 2009, Lowestoft Chronicle is an online literary magazine, published quarterly, accepting flash fiction, short stories, poetry, interviews, and creative non-fiction. Preference is given to humorous submissions with an emphasis on travel. An anthology of the best work is published annually.

Read our submission guidelines for details. Email submissions only. Does not accept previously published work.

Stuart H Nager

I believe in the fantastical.

In 2011, I created two blogs: Bornstoryteller and Tale Spinning. The first was filled with essays about education, the good and the not-so-good, and a few other pertinent subjects. The latter is my Creative Fiction blog, flash friction-filled, poetry-laden, serialized tales, and whatever interested me along the way. My range tore through Fantasy, Horror, Science/Speculative Fiction, Humor, Thrillers, and Crime. I dabbled in various styles, having fun with Pulp Fiction, Hard-Boiled Noir, Victorian England, and as many sub-genres of the genres that interested me. 

I have been published, online, in three anthologies, two novellas, assorted Flash Fiction and Poetry groups, essays, and had the privilege of creating/hosting a Shared World Blog Challenge. An editor in England has an eco-system/non Dystopian novella in his hands that was requested. The 42 Word Anthology has two of my pieces accepted and awaiting publication. Submissions are out flying around. Finally, I lead workshops in Creative Writing as well as three online writing groups (Critique; Generative; and Poetry).

 

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Yonkers, NY
United States
New York
Genres: 
Commercial Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Humor, Poetry, Serialized Fiction, Speculative Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Published a book, Have workshop experience
Languages I write or speak in: 
American Sign Language, English, Yiddish
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
has a maximum group size of 12.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Accountability partners.

meets
Weekly.

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.

K. Rachal

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
New Orleans, LA
United States
Louisiana
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Humor
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
has a maximum group size of 8.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Encouragement, Accountability partners.

meets
Monthly.

Nadia Sakkal

I am currently writing my first novel. It tells the story of a young American gay couple who move to Saudi Arabia. I am looking for a writing group who can give me constructive feedback, mainly what points in my story they think I should expand on to better introduce the reader to the Saudi culture. It would be a bonus if I can find others who grew up in Saudi and can give me additional ideas that can make the story more authentic. 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
San Antonio, TX
United States
Texas
Genres: 
Commercial Fiction, Humor, LGBTQ Voices
How I choose to identify myself: 
Arab American
Languages I write or speak in: 
Arabic, English, French
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
has a maximum group size of 6.
meets for
Critique, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Discussion, Tips.

meets
Weekly.

Variety Pack

Basic Information
208 North Street
Buffalo
New York
United States
14201
Contact Information
J.B.
Stone
Founding Editor & Reviews Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Audio
Reading Period: 
Aug 15 to Sep 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: 
2019
Representative Authors: 
Tara Campbell, Justin Karcher, Mike Chin, Alan Chazaro, Matthew Bookin, Jazz De Nero, Deon Robinson, Travis Tate, Trina Young, Anna Coopserstone, Mileva Anastasiadou, Khalisa Rae
Issues per Year: 
3
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
18-22

We at Variety Pack try to live up to our namesake! A bedrock of diverse voices, expressing a variety of arts & letters. We are open to both genre and literary. We have an aesthetic, but it's a broad atlas rather than a narrow stream!

Please read our guidelines carefully! Read previous issues, but also feel free to send us something that we haven't published yet. Note* Reading periods will be subject to change. As of next month, we will be reading for our fifth issue!

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