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!

Bill Waters

Hi! My name is Bill Waters, and I love to write! Over the years, I've carved out a small but vibrant space for myself mainly in the areas of Japanese-style micropoetry, photo and video poetry, ekphrastic poetry, found verse, and compressed prose. My work has appeared in print and online in numerous established, up-and-coming, and aspiring niche publications, as well as on signs as part of public poetry installations.

Are there any writers out there who like to write collaboratively? It's fun! There are two-person and three-person rengay (Japanese-style micropoetry that employs alternating stanzas); multiperson "exquisite corpse" poems, where writers are given only the last word of the preceding stanza as a prompt; two-person tapestry poems, in which two poems -- one written by each participant -- are shuffled together into one poem, and other possibilities. 

Why write collaboratively? It's interactive; it's friendly; it stirs up the creative juices; and it can lead to some remarkably good (and publishable!) results. I'm game... Are you?  :- )

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Pennington, NJ
United States
New Jersey
Genres: 
Cross-genre, Formal Poetry, Micro-poetry, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Visual Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
American, White
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
has a maximum group size of 4.
meets for
Workshop.

meets
Monthly.

Invisible City

Basic Information
University of San Francisco
MFA in Writing Program
San Francisco
California
United States
94117
Contact Information
Caroline
Read
Editor in Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Reading Period: 
Mar 26 to Jun 26
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Elena Passarello, Shane McCrae, Ana Menéndez</p>
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500

Invisible City publishes fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry.

Invisible City accept pieces that have not been previously published. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, although please inform us if you have sent your piece elsewhere. Shorter pieces are preferred. Submissions should be sent in Microsoft Word format (preferred) or an RTF format. We will accept up to three poems per writer or one fiction or nonfiction submission per writer. Do not include your name on the piece itself.

The Nonconformist Magazine

Basic Information
Contact Information
Nina
Sobczak
Managing 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: 
Contributor copies only
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
Ginny Hogan, Ian C Smith, Michael Simms, Aileen Cassinetto, Robert Bensen, M. L. Brown, Laurel Blossom, R. F. Georgy, Moazzam Sheikh, Jeff Beamish, Arya F. Jenkins, Jon Horn, Simon A. Smith, Terence John, Michael Davis, José Pedro Leite, Anne Leigh Parrish, Robert Cormack, Devin Jacobsen, W. Jack Savage, Kurt Luchs, Caitlin M.S. Buxbaum, Robert Kinerk, Robert Sachs.
Issues per Year: 
N/A

The Nonconformist is a literary magazine dedicated to publishing fiction, poetry, experimental fiction and poetry, book reviews, literary criticism, and various culture-related articles. We believe in reconfiguring the world using pens, typewriters, and word processors. At The Nonconformist, we aim to create, encourage, and support a community of both emerging and established writers who will find their long-sought literary home here. We nominate for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net.

Better Than Starbucks

Basic Information
PO Box 673
0 Park Ave
Mayo
Florida
United States
32066
Contact Information
Vera
Ignatowitsch
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Year Founded: 
2016
Distributors: 
Lulu, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
11% to 25%
Representative Authors: 
Visit https://betterthanstarbucks.org and see for yourself! Our online archives include thirty issues to read, and we are up to 10-12 categories of poetry and creative writing per issue.
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000
Subscription Price: 
none
Issue Price: 
free online, regular print copy $8, premium print copy $15, pdf $3, ebook $5
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
10 - 15, average of 90 unique contributors per issue

Outstanding poetry and fiction in many genres and many voices. Poetry includes free verse, haiku, formal poetry, prose poetry, form poetry, experimental poetry, sentimental poetry, and international poetry. Fiction from flash or micro to full length. Creative non-fiction. Monthly interview with a poet, author or artist. Occasional poetry book review. Occasional art (online or print cover.) 70+ authors per bi-monthly issue. Semi-pro payment for five featured poems per issue.

Submit your work in the body of an email. Include short bio (around 30 words) and the name you want listed. We DO accept previously published work. Ten Featured Poems (or a work of Fiction) per issue each receive payment of $20.  All contributors receive choice of free pdf or eBook version. We usually respond in 60 days, but submissions may be held over for as long as 6 months. Submit no more than once every 4 months. Submission in more than one category is welcome. We rarely publish long poems. We have a soft spot for limericks and haiku. We aren't prudes, we accept sex, violence or crude language if they are key to a good story, but won't publish anything hateful. We love a good story and a great poem.

Digging Through the Fat

Basic Information
130 W. Pleasant Avenue
Suite 307
Maywood
New Jersey
United States
07607
Contact Information
Gessy
Alvarez
Founder & Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2013
Distributors: 
Digging Press, LLC
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
Mandy Suzanne-Wong, Abigail Carl-Klassen, Dimitri Reyes, Marie Baléo
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
10 - 20

We encourage risks that redefine narrative. We are not afraid to publish the cruel, harsh, and ugly. We love to laugh and bask in the unexpected joy of reading a well-developed, complex piece of literature. That said, don't try to Wow us. Show us your awesomeness.

We welcome submissions from ALL. We especially want to encourage more submissions from women and non-binary writers, writers of color, and the LGBTQIA community. Help Digging Through The Fat's community grow in diversity and beauty!

Dr.Stephanie

I am a writer, author and publisher ,I write poetry about life ,love and spiritually .I write to capture your mind ,body and soul.I want you to think ,laugh and to heal .I write to inspire people and to enlight you on the world that we exist in and beyond.I write for history and to inform you of love.I want you to envision your space and create another space for yourself .I am so there but I can write to escape or to be where I want to be . This space for me is a place of comfort and peace .This space is a whole new world of possibilities .

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
St. Louis, MO
United States
Missouri
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Formal Poetry, Healing/Health, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Love, Lyric Essay, Micro-poetry, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Religious/Spiritual, Short Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published a book
How I choose to identify myself: 
Other
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
has a maximum group size of 10.
meets for
Workshop, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips.

meets
Monthly.

Richard Jeffrey Newman

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Jackson Heights, NY
United States
New York
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Feminist, Formal Poetry, Lyric Essay, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Political, Translation
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Published a book
How I choose to identify myself: 
Jewish, White
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, Hebrew, Korean, Persian
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Discussion, Reading.

Eratio Poetry Journal

Basic Information
Brooklyn Heights
New York
United States
11201
Contact Information
Gregory
St.Thomasino
Founding Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
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: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2003
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Jack Foley, Alan Halsey, Carey Scott Wilkerson, Linda Russo, Carolyn Guinzio, Barbara Tomash, Marcia Arrieta, Trace Peterson
Issues per Year: 
As works are accepted, so they will appear.
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
2

Poetic discourse idioms. Eratio has a new look and a new policy: Eratio no longer publishes issues. Rather, as works are accepted, so they will appear. New work appears two or three times a week or as accepted.

Please send cover letter, bio, and poems together in one attachment.  No simultaneous submissions.  All subs receive a prompt reply!  Electronic submissions only!  Be professional.  Presentation matters. 

Kimberly Esslinger

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Lakewood, CA
United States
California
Genres: 
Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, LGBTQ Voices, Micro-poetry, Poetry, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Visual Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Published in literary journal
How I choose to identify myself: 
Feminist, LGBTQ, Mixed Race
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Accountability partners.

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