Bi Women Quarterly

Basic Information
PO Box 301727
Jamaica Plain
Massachusetts
United States
02130
Contact Information
Robyn
Ochs
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Translation
Formats: 
Online
Digital
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
1983
Issues per Year: 
4

Bi Women Quarterly is a grassroots publication produced by the Boston Bisexual Women’s Network. We have been in continuous publication since 1983, and are the oldest bisexual+ women’s publication in the world, with an international readership.

We welcome news articles about current issues and events, creative writing, musings, book reviews, calendar listings, letters to the editor, visual art (photos and drawings), poetry, and more.

We feature the voices of women with bi+ sexualities (i.e., bi, pan, fluid, and other non-binary sexualities). We see “woman” as a broad category with space for an array of gender identities and expressions. We welcome contributions from women who identify as trans, non-binary, cis, and beyond.

Colleen at Serenity Cafe

"What does it mean to be a conscious, active, engaged human being in our world today? How do we live that out through our personal, community, and global interactions with others? How do we live that out within ourselves and our writing?"

As a writer and an editor, and as an evolving being, these are the areas I'd like to address in a writer's group. I'd love to share insight, encouragement, and delve into exploration with others who are asking these types of questions.

I'm the editor and publisher of a quarterly arts/culture/consciousness magazine that features global writers and perspectives, as well as a regional segment focused on the South Carolina coastal area. I am a photographer and graphic designer, published poet since the early 1990's. I welcome anyone who would like to be a part of the discussion and exploration of these topics. I look forward to contributing to the discussion, helping others, and learning from those who participate.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Myrtle Beach, SC
United States
South Carolina
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Love, Lyric Essay, Nonfiction, Poetry, Regional
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal
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
Encouragement.

meets
Bi-weekly.

Shawn Day

I am a young upcoming writer yearning for more experience in writing. I have been focusing on my work as a dramatist but felt the need to expand my horizons into other genres, such as short stories, poetry, and nonfiction/investigative writing. I noticed that one of my biggest fears of being a writer is that my writing won't be up to standards with other writings in the field, with regards to style and choice of diction. I realized that the only way I could overcome this fear is by sharing my works with other people and having them read them and leave comments on my works. 

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Stellenbosch, WC
South Africa
Western Cape
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Nonfiction, Poetry, Short Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
LGBTQ
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
has a maximum group size of 6.
meets for
Critique, Submissions, Writing exercises, Discussion.

meets
Weekly.

DarcyG

Hello, writers! I'm a marketing writer by profession, but find it does not feed my creative juices. So, in my spare time I write poetry (I've had a few poems published online and in anthologies), memoir/short stories (I've been published in two of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series), and freelance articles (I started my career in journalism).

I'd love to find a writing group focused on social justice, as much of my poetry centers on this theme. I'm just looking for a space to write and share, a space to find inspiration.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Burlington, NJ
United States
New Jersey
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Flash Fiction, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Poetry, Political, Religious/Spiritual
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
American, Jewish, White
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Writing exercises, Tips.

meets
Monthly.

Myrna Aguilar

I'm looking for a writing group that will help challenge me and hold me accountable to writing. I recently picked up writing after a brief hiatus and at the moment I am focused on developing my skills in Travel Writing, I'd love to be able to be a freelancer in this genre or another genre which is why I am hoping to find a writing group that will motivate, and positively impact my writing skills.

Thank you,

Myrna

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Los Angeles, CA
United States
California
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Creative Nonfiction, Flash Fiction, Healing/Health, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Love, Nature/Environmental, Nonfiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
Latino/Latina/Latinx
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, Spanish
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Writing exercises, Accountability partners.

meets
Monthly.

Rivanna Review

Basic Information
807 Montrose Avenue
Charlottesville
Virginia
United States
22902
Contact Information
Robert
Boucheron
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2021
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$32.00
Issue Price: 
$8.00

Rivanna Review is a new print journal published four times a year in Charlottesville, Virginia, on the Rivanna River. The content is general interest—stories, essays, poems, and book reviews, for your reading pleasure. The format is 8.5" x 11", black and white, stapled.

Standard American usage and punctuation. Story should pay attention to metaphors, dialogue, psychology, plausibility. Essay can be on arts, biography, culture, history, literature, science, travel. 

Scroll to the bottom of our website for the submission guidelines.

The BeZine

Basic Information
United States
Contact Information
Michael
Dickel
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Translation
Formats: 
Online
Reading Periods: 
Jan 15 to Mar 15
May 15 to Jun 15
Jul 15 to Aug 15
Oct 15 to Nov 15
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2014
Distributors: 
online
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Issues per Year: 
4
Subscription Price: 
0
Issue Price: 
0
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
10–20

The BeZine is an online quarterly magazine that publishes poetry, creative non-fiction, photo essays, fiction, and art related to social issues and spirituality (broadly defined). It focuses on the themes of peace, environmental sustainability, and social justice—but through the lens of creative writing and arts.

Please check the submission guidelines so your work matches the issue’s theme. 

JoCo Writers

We are a group of writers who provide support and constructive feedback to one another in writing, marketing, and publishing our work. Our members include traditionally and self-published authors of novels, short stories, poetry, and children's books, as well as aspiring writers looking for encouragement to produce quality written work for publication.

Location: 
Selma, NC
United States
North Carolina
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Fiction, Historical, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Love, Narrative Nonfiction, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Serialized Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Self-published a book, 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 In Person.
has a maximum group size of 30.
meets for
Workshop, Writing exercises, Inspiration, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips.

meets
Weekly.

Elizabeth Sammons

I write both fiction and nonfiction, full-length, and seek to give and receive peer reviews as I seek an agent and publisher. I hold a Masters Degree in Journalism and have lived around the world.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Columbus, OH
United States
Ohio
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Formal Poetry, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Lyric Essay, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Religious/Spiritual
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Self-published a book, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
White
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, French, Russian
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
has a maximum group size of 10.
meets for
Critique, Writing exercises, Discussion.

meets
Bi-weekly.

Vivian Wagner

I'm a poet, creative nonfiction writer, and journalist based in Palmer, Alaska. My work has appeared in Slice Magazine, Muse/A Journal, Forage Poetry Journal, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Gone Lawn, Gastro Obscura, The Atlantic, Narratively, The Ilanot Review, Silk Road Review, Zone 3, Bending Genres, and other publications. I'm the author of a memoir, Fiddle: One Woman, Four Strings, and 8,000 Miles of Music (Citadel-Kensington); a full-length poetry collection, Raising (Clare Songbirds Publishing House); and four poetry chapbooks: The Village (Aldrich Press-Kelsay Books), Making (Origami Poems Project), Curiosities (Unsolicited Press), and Spells of the Apocalypse (Thirty West Publishing House). 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Palmer, AK
United States
Alaska
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) a PhD program, Published in literary journal, Published a book, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, German
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Discussion, Reading.

meets
Monthly.

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