Professionally, I'm a director of communications for a large foundation in Texas that encourages people with spiritual opportunities, retreats, and chances to get to "know your neighbor." We have a quarterly magazine that serves about 22,000 readers. Personally, I write many things from speculative fiction to nonfiction to feature writing to drama, but poetry is the one thing I can't stop writing--especially sonnets for some reason.
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.
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.
Kaleidoscoped Mag is a literary arts magazine formed by MFA students at UC San Diego. It is especially interested in literary and visual art that makes use of cross-genre, hybrid, experimental, unusual, or fragmented forms.
We hope to carve out space for works that don’t easily fit within mainstream publishing, including works by those who have never published before, who don’t have a degree in the arts, or whose work shatters traditional notions of genre, time, and story. We welcome works which contend with historical and ongoing racial and colonial violence in any of its forms.
Each call for submissions has a theme. Please include in your submission a brief bio, and an answer to the following question: what does it mean to be “kaleidoscoped”?
I'm currently in a PhD program in ethnomusicology at Columbia University. I've co-authored one nonfiction book with the Stooges Brass Band about New Orleans's brass band scene. I've also published a few academic articles. I'm currently working on my dissertation about childhood in contemporary Black American popular music and am looking for a diverse group of writers who are interested in experimenting with genres.
Author Bio: Sara Watkins is a full-time developmental editor, part-time author, and freelance collector of tiny, fat dragons— no one pays her to collect them, she just enjoys it. She has been published in Pennsylvania's Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Fiction, Pennsylvania's Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Nonfiction, and Blink Ink. Sara Watkins can be reached via www.sarawatkins.net or @saranadebooks.
Person Bio: I'm a 25-year-old disabled woman. Reading and writing helps me to remember that I'm much more than my illnesses; I'm a writer, I'm an editor, I'm a student, and a wife, and a person. Through my work, I hope to bring light to disability and share that some experiences are universal; despite our differences, we are not alone. My literary circle has severely dwindled since the start of the pandemic due due to being immunocompromised, so I'm looking for a group to share the literary experience with! Accountability partners are always appreciated.
I play with words and make images: memoir, personal essays, and beyond.