Impostor: A Poetry Journal was created for writers who may feel intimidated by the established literary world or who feel as if their credentials—or lack thereof—don't fall in line with what's expected. Impostor desires diverse voices to fill its pages regardless of history; age, academic background, or the length of curriculum vitae.
Hi! I'm Ola, an Egyptian writer/artist, currently living in the US and I was hoping to meet other Egyptian writers and artists to show solidarity.
Thomas Kneeland is an author, poet, nonprofit founder, and speaker/lecturer. He earned his undergraduate degree in Creative Writing from DePauw University, and a Master's degree in Ministry from Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University. He is currently finishing his MFA in Creative Writing at Butler University. Thomas believes in accessibility to education, the power of creative writing, and the history-making influence of social justice.
Thomas’ poems have been featured in Up the Staircase Quarterly, High Shelf Press, INverse Poetry Archives (organized by Indiana Poet Laureate Adrian Matejka and the Indiana State Library), and the Black Lives Matter Official Instagram page, where he wrote, read, and performed poetry in memoriam of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Dreasjon Reed, and Daunte Wright, Sr. As the Founder and Executive Director of The Kneeland Center for Poetry, Inc, Thomas leads the organization as they discover, cultivate, and enhance the voices and works of underrepresented poets across the world.
I am a lifelong writer in poetry and fiction. Workshop experience through high school and college, and then for personal growth (mostly in fiction). I have not explored publication beyond a few online opportunities, and some commissioned works (poems/lyrics to be set to music). I have a poetry blog, but have not posted or indeed done much writing in the past two years. I would love to find a poetry group for support and accountability (first) and criticism/workshopping (second). My fiction writing has been in the fantasy genre, and some of that flavor finds its way into my poetry. Otherwise, my work is quiet and contemplative; often about nature, family, or travel; and almost always short.
Alternative Field Notes (and imprint of Alternative Field) welcomes dialogue, discourse, and co-operative thinking in ways that may instigate curiosity, criticism, action, creation, imagination, building, and healing. They publish poetry anthologies that invite the community to use their known and/or unknown poetic sensibilities to share this discourse. They support poets whose work facilitates certain guidance towards understanding.
The anthologies are centered on specific topics/issues and can be found on their Submittable guidelines page.
I am new to this platform and new to joining a writers group. This is my first attempt at joining a writers group so I'd probably fit best with a group for beginners. Looking to learn and grow together.
Hey! My name is Jak. Experience? I've been writing poetry all my life, primarily in free verse, but I'm looking to bring a more formal, structured existence to my words now. I've written and self-published two volumes of poetry, and would love to move into traditional publishing. What am I looking for? People who understand the role poetry has in my life, who are happy to exchange work for constructive criticism, and a group that is openminded.
The Dillydoun Review is an online literary magazine that publishes monthly issues of prose and poetry. All varieties are welcome for consideration including but not limited to: short story, flash fiction, poetry, prose poetry, essay, creative nonfiction, and flash nonfiction. We also host the annual Dillydoun Flash Fiction Prize and the Dillydoun Short Story Prize.
The Dillydoun Review is open to all writers. Although we do offer paid options to fast-track a submission or to receive detailed feedback, we will always offer a free submission option and are particularly interested in reading work from traditionally marginalized voices.