Life long poet and nature writer feminista. Looking for fellow wild spirited ones to explore our native tongues.
We look for well-crafted, thoughtful, and thought-provoking writing and visual art that examines, interprets, and redefines the full spectrum of life, past and present, in the Midwest. The Midwest is the region of the north central United States that includes the Great Lakes area and the upper Mississippi River valley (according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Midwest is comprised of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, and Missouri). Of course, the Midwest is also a state of mind.
Revise your work, proofread, and be professional, patient, and persistent.
Hello! My name is Mehr and I recently graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Earth Systems and a B.A. with Honors in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. While I was admitted to an environmental communication master's program, I am taking a break and spending the year working on a novel draft (literary fiction). I was creatively blocked throughout college and did not care for my art and writing the way I wish I had, though I did write a collection of prose poems for which I was awarded honors by my department. I also completed a tutorial at Oxford University in feminist poetry and wrote the first draft of a novel for my capstone project last year which centers women of color and the environment. I love writing and am really in need of a creative community. I have both fiction and poetry workshop experience, so I know I can be helpful to others as well! While I write fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, I am currently seeking guidance and community around my novel. I am really enjoying the writing process and am slowly uncovering my voice once again and would love to find a safe environment where we can all share and grow our work together!
Evocations Review is seeking work that may address feminism, queer topics, pop-culture, politics, mindfulness, or environmentalism. Evocations is dedicated to publishing works featuring non-mainstream, non-patriarchal, LGBTQ+, PoC voices to promote intersectionality and inclusivity in textual and cultural consumption.
Illuminated Press is interested in amplifying unheard voices through publishing. Writers of any age and experience whose work explores social, political, and/or economic topics are encouraged to submit.
We are interested in a wide range of genres including experimental and artist book. We consider text, image, materials, and book structure as integral elements. Books feature letterpress printed covers on handmade paper and hand binding.
West Trade Review strives to put forth the best contemporary poetry, fiction, artwork, and photography and publishes a mix of established and up and coming writers. Our mission is to perpetuate the work of artists both well known and yet-to-be-known, simultaneously enriching our world through the written word and visual arts. We strive to reflect diversity in style, content and perspective throughout prose, poetry, photography and other artwork. Our goal is to simply present to you the best art possible by both emerging and established creative minds.
We embrace diversity and like works that are edgy and affect us intellectually and emotionally.
We want poems , personal essays, and stories that make the reader think and feel, work that humbles us with its joy, humor, embarrassment, anger, hope, grief, or all of the above. We gravitate toward exquisitely crafted writing that has something important to teach us--something that readers really need to know, but might not have understood this was a need until the last word of the work. Quality of writing, style, and characterization are important to us.
Please don't send us poems that rhyme, slam-style works, or dogmatically religious pieces.
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Sky Island Journal is an independent, international, free-access literary journal; we are dedicated to discovering and publishing the finest original poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction. We publish accomplished, well-established authors—side by side—with fresh, emerging voices. We provide our readers with a powerful, focused, advertising-free literary experience that transports them: one that challenges them intellectually and moves them emotionally.
We want to be the first publication to give your writing a clean, powerful, international platform with a diverse readership. What are we looking for? We don’t want to limit our readers; therefore, we don’t want to limit you. We know quality work when we experience it. We don’t mean to be coy, but you need to know that we’re not interested in making your art conform to some preconceived aesthetic. We’re neither presumptuous enough, nor pretentious enough, to proclaim what "won’t fit" before we even try it on. Send us your best. We have over 80,000 readers in 145 countries, and they are hungry for the best new writing.
We host writing contests in fiction and poetry and welcome international submissions. We juxtapose tradition with experiment, the up-and-comer with the established writer, and create a new dialogue.
**The Writer’s Hotel NYC Writer’s Conference is the editorial arm of the New Guard. More info at www.writershotel.com and www.writershotelweekends.com. We support writers in practice and in print. Write better, publish smarter. Get inspired.
The New Guard Vol. X contest judges TNG Editors Shanna McNair and Scott Wolven, judging both contests. Contest rules: Machigonne Fiction Contest: 5,000 words max, any genre. Knightville Poetry Contest: 150 lines max, any form. Winners in Poetry and Fiction each get a $1,500 prize and publication. Finalists are also published. Final judging is blind. We pay strict attention to word and line count. Unpublished work only. Simultaneous submissions accepted. Fee is $22 per entry. Deadline is January 11, 2021. Our online segment, BANG! is open for submissions year-round. BANG! is a showcase for very short work. Submit: www.newguardreview.com/bang. All other material is published in print, only in The New Guard.
We welcome poetry, short story and art submissions from all people and places. Send us your most oneiric, moonlit work.
We enjoy writing that’s dream-like but tactile—something that lets one feel the moonbeams between the fingertips.
To submit, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Fiction Submission, Poetry Submission or Art Submission. Please include a brief third-person bio. No graphic violence or gratuitous sex, please. We accept simultaneous submissions, but please notify us if your work is accepted elsewhere. We do not accept previously published fiction or poetry. After submitting, please wait one month before submitting again. We accept Russian language submissions; they will be translated into English for publication.