Story Unlikely

Basic Information
Davenport
Iowa
United States
52806
Contact Information
Danny
Hankner
Editor-in-chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Online
Digital
Reading Period: 
Jan 2 to Sep 29
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2020
Distributors: 
Monthly Email publication (via sign-up form)
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
11% to 25%
Issues per Year: 
12
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Subscription Price: 
0
Issue Price: 
0
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1

Story Unlikely is an award-winning monthly email publication that features quality fiction and nonfiction that focuses on storytelling. 

Most stories get ‘bumped’ before we finish reading the first page (that’s right, we’re a merciless bunch). A trained eye can tell the quality of a story and the ability of the storyteller from only a few sentences, so tighten that opening!

Marj Hahne

  • 2015 MFA graduate of Rainier Writing Workshop
  • YouTube channel here in profile is poem pairings with beer, spirits, coffee, and dogs (others' poems, not my own!)

Not seeking a writing group at this time; I thought this profile was simply for sharing our writings if we respond to the The Time Is Now prompts.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Fort Collins, CO
United States
Colorado
Genres: 
Lyric Essay, Narrative Nonfiction, Poetry, Prose Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Published in literary journal, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English

Carollkm

Retired daily newspaper reporter/editor, freelance writer and pastor's widow, EMT, mother of two and grandmother of one. Liberal Democrat and Unitarian.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
St. Paul, MN
United States
Minnesota
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Feminist, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Political, Religious/Spiritual
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal
How I choose to identify myself: 
American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, French, Spanish
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets In Person.
has a maximum group size of 12.
meets for
Critique, Submissions, Encouragement, Discussion, Tips.

meets
Weekly.

Bruce in AZ

In college, most of my writing consisted of lab reports. Since then, I haven't done much with my science degree, but I have returned to creative writing as something I enjoy and would like to explore more. I'd like to find a group of people who are interested in creative nonfiction writing, especially around issues of love, politics, being LGBTQ+, and pop culture. However, I'm open to exploring all different kinds of writing and I really just want to find a supportive and open community.

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Chandler, AZ
United States
Arizona
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Humor, LGBTQ Voices, Literary Fiction, Love, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Political, Pop Culture
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
Asian American, Filipino American, LGBTQ
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips, Reading.

W. Laurie Ewer, ALM, AEA, SAG-AFTRA

Nice to meet you!

I began my professional writing career in 2001 as a creative voice for Beach Beat Magazine, headquartered in Salisbury, MA. Before that I wrote extensively as a child beginning and through my teens into young adulthood. 

Past literary conferences include the New Hampshire Writer's Project, the New England Young Writers' Conference at the Bread Loaf Campus of Middlebury College, and had the good fortune to study under NYT-bestselling author Meredith Hall, NEA-recipient Mekeel McBride, and Pulitzer Prize-winner Charles Simic. 

This past June I graduated from Harvard University with an ALM Master's Degree in Creative Writing & Literature where my original memoir/novella "Whiplash" served as the central literary work for my thesis: "Mind of Mirrors: Inner Speech as Literary Voice and its Power in Narrative Identity."

My current focus in on voice with regard to narrative-making and personal storytelling, essay, and creative nonficton. As a queer, disabled, and neurodivergent creative, I am curious about all genres and modes of self-expression including visual art, performance, music, and of course, writing.

I've been in hundreds of workshops over the years and am looking for a weekly circle of writers to swap work, offer crit, and maintain both accountability and passion. Currently I'm working on various projects and pieces including poetry, micro-fiction, narrative medicine, essay, and a nonfiction course to help teach artists how to enter the cryptocurrency space.

Pronouns: 
They/Them
Location: 
Portsmouth, NH
United States
New Hampshire
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Formal Poetry, LGBTQ Voices, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Visual Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
LGBTQ, White
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips.

meets
Weekly.

Unbound Edition Press

Basic Information
1270 Caroline Street
Suite D 120-448
City: 
Atlanta
State: 
Georgia
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
30312
Contact Information
Cory
Firestine
Editorial Assistant
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Short story collections
Essay collections
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Hardcover
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Aug 15 to Sep 1
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months

Unbound Edition Press champions honest, original voices. Committed to the power of the literary arts to explore and illuminate the contemporary human condition, it publishes collections of poetry, short fiction, and essays. It aims to identify, develop, and defend writers who create thoughtfully challenging work which may not find a home with mainstream publishers.

The press is small and focused. We can publish only a few titles each year, so they must be remarkable. Each title is a personal choice, commitment and investment for us, and our mission guides the decisions we make. We are here to respect and elevate emerging, overlooked and LGBTQ+ authors, and to make meaningful contributions to the literary arts by publishing their work. 

When submitting, please fully read and understand our guidelines. Any submission not adhering to these requirements will be rejected without viewing. Submittable is the only way we receive submissions. We cannot accept any submission by email or post. 

Representative Authors: 

Alexander Cheves, Sophia Anfinn Tonnessen, Carlo Matos, Alex Wells Shapiro, Aimee Parkison

Forthcoming titles from George Witte, Janet Hardy, Nicole Robinson, Oliver Radclyffe, Danielle Chapman, Jesse Nathan, Colin Hamilton, Raymond Luczak, Rebecca Orchant, Leah Souffrant, Josh Patner, Chris Campanioni, and Peter Campion serving as Executive Editor

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
2-5
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Small Press Distribution (SPD), Ingram
Publishing type: 

Kahlil Crawford

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Raleigh, NC
United States
North Carolina
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Formal Poetry, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Love, Lyric Essay, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Visual Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Self-published a book
How I choose to identify myself: 
African American, American, BIPOC, Black French, Celtic American, Mixed-Race, Other
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.

Jane Anne aka MJ Marshall

Currently, I'm combining 3 projects into a memoir. Tried writer's groups for a couple of years, don't like critique groups. An accountability group might work. Submitting shorter pieces, flash fiction. Am interested in workshops/retreats near San Francisco. Hope to meet a few of you out there.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
San Francisco, CA
United States
California
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Flash Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, 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
Workshop, Encouragement, Accountability partners.

meets
Weekly.

alexapro

Public library lackey

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Baltimore, MD
United States
Maryland
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Feminist, Healing/Health, Humor, Lyric Essay, Narrative Nonfiction, Poetry, Prose Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
Jewish, LGBTQ, Lithuanian American
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, Inspiration.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Narrative Nonfiction