ellep45

Hi! As a fifth-year trying to study UI/UX design and media communication, I realized only listening and re-framing other people's stories was not for me. I wanted to tell my own and be able to continue cheerleading others to do the same in the writing industry. I've only recently started to write short stories to make my friends read and critique, but I have the most academic experience in literary analysis and journalistic writing. So in turn, I'd love to find a group excited to share not only their diverse writing and writing expertise, but also an open environment to freely express our ideas and goals. Excited to connect with you all!

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Cumming, GA
United States
Georgia
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Commercial Fiction, Feminist, Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, Literary Fiction, Love, Narrative Nonfiction, Poetry, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Religious/Spiritual, Serialized Fiction, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Translation, Visual Poetry, Young Adult
How I choose to identify myself: 
Asian American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, Korean
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, Reading.

meets
Monthly.

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Location: 
Oakland, CA
United States
California
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Experimental, Flash Fiction, LGBTQ Voices, Love, Poetry, Political, Prose Poetry, Visual Poetry
How I choose to identify myself: 
LGBTQ, Muslim
Languages I write or speak in: 
Arabic, English, Spanish
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.

Ryan Hill

I have been an advertising, public relations and marketing writer for more than 25 years. I have started two novels and completed three. The first novel is urban fantasy. The second, which branched into a thrid, is historical fiction. I am undecided as to whether to try and resurrect my previous work or start something new. 

The crazy pressure of my day job during the pandemic didn't leave me with much energy for fiction writing. Now that life events have settled a bit, I'd love to find a local, in-person group of poets and writers. I'd prefer to find a group that is an eclectic mix of humans and styles. Take care. Ryan.

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Boise, ID
United States
Idaho
Genres: 
Fiction, Flash Fiction, Historical, Humor, Political, Speculative Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
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 In Person.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Discussion, Reading.

meets
Bi-weekly.

Radon Journal

Basic Information
United States
Contact Information
Radon
Journal
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Formats: 
Online
Digital
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2022
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
3
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
20

Radon is a triannual online journal publishing prose and poetry relating to science fiction, anarchism, transhumanism, and dystopia. It is a paying market that publishes quality literature every January, May, and September. Pay rates are semi-professional at 1¢/word for fiction and $10 per accepted poem.

For additional helpful information please see our FAQ: radonjournal.com/faqs

Veliz Books

Basic Information
City: 
El Paso
State: 
Texas
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
79996
Contact Information
Laura
Cesarco Eglin
Founding Editor/Publisher
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Translation
Book Types: 
Short story collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Mar 5 to May 5
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months

Taking inspiration from the idea of the veliz, in 2015 Veliz Books began crossing literary borders and championing work that transcends time and trends. Veliz Books is an independent literary press dedicated to discovering, publishing, and promoting work from emerging and established authors writing poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction, as well as books in translation. Veliz Books helps literature travel and fosters a community of readers and writers passionate about words and language, regardless of where they may live.

Representative Authors: 

Tina Cane, Allison Wyss, Naomi Washer, Sehba Sarwar, Mark Pleiss, Trent Hudley, Maureen Thorson, Jessica Smith, Chus Pato/Erin Moure, Selva Casal/Jeanne Pitas, Sergio Espinosa/Kelsi Vanada

Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Small Press Distribution
Publishing type: 

8th & Atlas Publishing

Basic Information
911 Walnut St.
City: 
Winston-Salem
State: 
North Carolina
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
27101
Contact Information
Christina
De Paris
Co-founder & CEO
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Translation
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
E-book
Audio
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months

8th & Atlas Publishing is an international small press that is actively extending the cultural and creative spirit of the literary world. The family-run publishing house was established in 2020 by three siblings who maintain a love for storytelling and original writing styles. The aim of this outfit is to produce and share with the world bold works of merit and mastery penned by a community of champion writers. 

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
1–4
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Publishing type: 

Leepfrog1

Copywriter by day, novelist by night, I'm able to quench my writing thirst on the 9-5, but I'm looking to quench my soul with this writing group. 

I have so many ideas that I want to share, but between imposter syndrome or being slammed with too busy a schedule, my ideas never seem to leave my Google Docs. 
 

Overall, I'm looking for encouragement, accountability and advice from all you talented, beautiful writers. 

Location: 
Excelsior Springs, MO
United States
Missouri
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Erotica, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Formal Poetry, Humor, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Nonfiction, Poetry, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Religious/Spiritual, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Speculative Poetry, Visual Poetry, Young Adult
My publishing/workshop experience: 
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 7.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Accountability partners, Discussion.

meets
Bi-weekly.

Ohm Journal

Basic Information
3600 N Duke St.
Suite #1038
Durham
North Carolina
United States
27704
Contact Information
Jonathan
Kelly
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Translation
Formats: 
Online
Digital
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2022
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
Richard D. Wolff, Ruth Dickey, Elizabeth Sylvia, Ava Robinson
Issues per Year: 
12
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
2 to 10

Ohm Journal is dedicated to publishing works of progressive literature, criticism, poetry, and art. The editors don’t make distinctions between these because they believe in the democratization of the written word. 

We do not wish to publish works that merely interpret the world around us, rather works that seek to change it for the better.  We desire to break down the modern information bubbles that alienate us from one another. We seek passionate expressions of lived experience and sincere attempts to grapple with substantive issues. If you, like us, yearn to create a just and equitable society—rejecting the current trajectory toward fascism and neoliberalism, or simply wish to engage with our articles, then send your stuff to submissions@ohmjournal.com and feel free to reach out to us on social media! 

Spoonie Magazine

Basic Information
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
United States
Contact Information
Sara
Watkins
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Online
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
2022
Issues per Year: 
26

Spoonie Magazine publishes art, articles, audio, poetry, prose, video, and hybrid works by disabled, chronically ill, and/or neurodiverse individuals (or their loved ones) on related subject matters weekly in their online magazine. All work is considered regardless of the perspective with which it approaches these topics. Their goal is to promote the voices of, and provide a space for, disabled artists and authors in publishing and the arts.

We champion representation and honesty in the creative discussion of disability. Our mission is to share authentic experiences— as happy, sad, inspirational, or frustrating as they may be. These individuals face unique challenges, so we have created an equally unique place specifically for them.

Note that submissions sent from Feb—April and Aug—Oct are simultaneously considered for publication in our print literary journal, Spoonie Journal.

Davood

I started writing about five years ago. Back then I was neck-deep in philosophy. Eventually, I swam into epic poetry, then formal, experimental, and speculative poetry. I hope to help resurrect the epic poem and verse drama, modernize it, and pull it back onto the pedestal it belongs. I am looking to find poets that don't just write to cathartically offload their emotional condition, but those who see poetry as a means to manifest the never-ending story of this life experiment. I love existential philosophy and view that as one of the most influential springboards to my art. I hope to surround myself with others who look at the individual as a means to uncover the who and what we are universally.

Major influences: Marlowe, Shakespeare, (Emily) Bronte, Dostoyevsky, Sylvie Kande, (James) Baldwin, Frantz Fanon, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Gerrard Manley Hopkins, John Milton, Alexandre Dumas, Ezra Pound, Louise Imogen Guiney, Homer, Keats, Ibsen, Virginia Woolf, Dante, Virgil, Jericho Brown, and many others!

Location: 
Portland, OR
United States
Oregon
Genres: 
Experimental, Formal Poetry, Poetry, Political, Prose Poetry, Speculative Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Self-published a book, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
Black
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Workshop, Inspiration, Discussion.

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