Allium, A Journal of Poetry & Prose

Basic Information
Columbia College Chicago / ECW
Allium, A Journal of Poetry & Prose
600 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago
Illinois
United States
60605
Contact Information
Cora
Jacobs
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Translation
Formats: 
Online
Print
Reading Period: 
Oct 15 to Mar 15
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
2020
Distributors: 
ANC Distributors
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
Elaine Equi, Olivia Cronk, Jaswinder Bolina, Adrian Matejka, Maureen Seaton, Cyn Vargas, Mary Margaret Alvarado, Jay Besemer, Erica Cavanaugh
Issues per Year: 
3
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$25.00 / 3 print issues
Issue Price: 
$10.00
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
4-5

Allium, A Journal of Poetry & Prose is a multi-genre print and online publication. Allium publishes three issues per year: Spring print, Summer online, and Fall online.  Allium publishes diverse creative voices, recognized and emerging writers, and a variety of forms and genres from the traditional to the experimental.

Please read our online issues to get an idea of the type of work we publish.

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
Reporting 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.

J Brooke

I’m a regularly published essayist (mostly) considering creating a collection (some days) who wishes they were part of a smart contemporary constructively honest writing group (but not always.)

Pronouns: 
They/Them
Location: 
Essex, CT
United States
Connecticut
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, LGBTQ Voices, Lyric Essay, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Young Adult
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Published in literary journal, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
LGBTQ
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Discussion.

Julia Kennedy

Hello, fellow writers! I'm looking to "find my people" after many years isolating as a writer. Bad me for doing that!

I graduated from a Master's Program in English 10 years ago, in which I wrote a collection of fiction for my final project. Since then, I've written and edited an 86,000 word memoir about my experience as a wildland firefighter as a young woman. I also started a blog, Hidden Stories, in which I interview homeless people, overlooked people, or write about  unusual places. I've published a few pieces of writing (poetry, flash-fiction, memoir excerpt) online during this time. I've also been involved in performance art -- specifically community theatre and voiceover. I am a full-time Special Education teacher in the Boston area and a part-time college writing instructor.

In educating myself about what it takes to be published, I've learned that my approach to reading and writing needs to be different. I need to find peers whose work is similar to mine and I need to start joining the conversation.

Authors who have deeply inspired me over the past five years, (working backwards from what I'm currently reading) are Matthew Vollmer, Molly McCulley Brown, Jamie Wright, Rachel Held Evans, Lynn Nottage, Stephen Adly Gurguis, Kaleefa Sanneh, Laurie Anderson (performance artist but also a writer to me and I have to have her on this list), Rachel Kushner, Otessa Moshfegh, Lucas Hnath, Annie Baker, Sharon Olds and Christian Wiman. Many of these are playwrights, a nod to my love of theatre and dialogue.

If I could distill what I care deeply about, what I'm hungry to read more about, and what my yet-to-be-published memoir touches on, it is this: people who have grown up in privilege and know it, who are fighting to get out of numbness into a fuller lives, to escape the sheen of protection that covers them and enter into truly living, not afraid to be counted among the broken and hurting and disappointed. People who believe in God and in the richness of what humans have wrought -- music and art in all its madness, people who want to push the edge of what it means to be devout, but know in their hearts that this world is not all there is. People who often make others and others' opinions their god, who have made sexuality and desirability and youth their gods, and are trying to break free of that. People who want to relate to their bodies in a new way. People who want to be true children of God in this world and who know that doing so will take them to uncomforable places -- often this means to cities, to subcultures, to what seems mundane and is infused with magic.

Thank you for letting me share and I look forward to getting to know you!

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Boston, MA
United States
Massachusetts
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Humor, Lyric Essay, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Poetry, Pop Culture, Regional, Religious/Spiritual, Short Fiction
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 In Person.
has a maximum group size of 4.
meets for
Submissions, Encouragement, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips.

meets
Monthly.

Tea With Coffee Media

Basic Information
7181 Durant Ave NE
City: 
Leland
State: 
North Carolina
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
28451
Contact Information
Tyler
Wittkofsky
Publisher
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Hardcover
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
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

Founded in 2021 by husband and wife team Grace and Tyler Wittkofsky, Tea With Coffee Media is a team of indie authors, designers, and editors who have a goal of helping indie media producers make their dreams become a reality. Their modest press has aspirations to help as many indie media producers succeed as possible.

Representative Authors: 

Natalie Bartley, K Kalor, Destiny Swallows, Ruby Marley, Tyler Wittkofsky, Kelsey Lovelady, Clarissa Cottrill, Jess Sadler, JA Curtis

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
5
Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Distributors: 
Publish Drive and IngramSpark
Publishing type: 

Bi Women Quarterly

Basic Information
PO Box 301727
Jamaica Plain
Massachusetts
United States
02130
Contact Information
Robyn
Ochs
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Translation
Formats: 
Online
Digital
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
1983
Representative Authors: 
Robyn Ochs, Jen Winston, Marya Mtshali, Anna Kochetkova, Barbara A. Hopkins, Loraine Hutchins, Wendy Bostwick, Tania Israel
Issues per Year: 
4

Bi Women Quarterly is a grassroots publication produced by the Boston Bisexual Women’s Network. They have been in continuous publication since 1983, and are the oldest bisexual+ women’s publication in the world, with an international readership.

They welcome news articles about current issues and events, creative writing, musings, book reviews, calendar listings, letters to the editor, visual art (photos and drawings), poetry, and more.

Each quarterly issue has a theme. The forthcoming issue is looking for articles, poetry, and art on parenting. Submission due August 1st, 2022 for their Fall Issue.

Bi Women Quarterly features the voices of women with bi+ sexualities (i.e., bi, pan, fluid, and other non-binary sexualities). They see “woman” as a broad category with space for an array of gender identities and expressions. They welcome contributions from women who identify as trans, non-binary, cis, and beyond.

Clari2022

Location: 
Baltimore, MD
United States
Maryland
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Feminist, LGBTQ Voices, Narrative Nonfiction, Poetry, Pop Culture
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Published in literary journal, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
Latino/Latina/Latinx, LGBTQ
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration.

Hidden Peak Review

Basic Information
Parker
Colorado
United States
80134
Contact Information
Kyle
Newman
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Formats: 
Online
Digital
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2022
Distributors: 
Kyle Newman (poetry editor) and Justin Rampy (fiction editor)
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Issues per Year: 
~4 (plus weekly author spotlights)
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
Free
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
~5-10

Hidden Peak Press is an independent publisher of poetry and fiction based in Colorado that showcases gut-punch free verse and eye-opening prose from across the U.S. and abroad. A literary press at the confluence of Charles Simic and Ray Bradbury, with pieces “that leave you feeling like you need to re-read them again, right on the spot. A no-frills, cut-to-the-core publisher, Hidden Peak Press is the place for relevant, grounded, engaging and sublime literature.”

  • Send five poems or one short fiction story (~10,000 words max) as a Word attachment to hiddenpeakpress@gmail.com
  • In your submission line, put POETRY SUBMISSION: LAST NAME or FICTION SUBMISSION: LAST NAME. All submissions which do not follow this format will be discarded unread.
  • Send us your best and most engaging work. Bear in mind the only steadfast rule here at Hidden Peak Press: Do not bore us.
  • Include a brief bio (250 words max) with your submission.
  • Do not submit more than once in a six month period unless explicitly requested by the Editors; do not submit rhyming/form poetry, fan fiction, romance or anything that might otherwise be mistaken for Hallmark.

Cris Hernandez

Hi! I am a Chicana Lesbian Feminist poet.  I have published in Lodestar, and the Peralta Press - over twenty years ago.  I write about identity tinged with history and theory.  I enjoy discussing these issues especially within the current cultural climate in the U.S.  Also started to submit work again.   

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Long Beach, CA
United States
California
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Feminist, LGBTQ Voices, Poetry, Political, Pop Culture
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
Feminist, LGBTQ, Mexican 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, Discussion, Reading.

meets
Monthly.

Chin Music Press

Basic Information
1501 Pike Place #329
City: 
Seattle
State: 
Washington
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
98101
Contact Information
Bruce
Rutledge
Publisher
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Translation
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jun 1 to Aug 15
Temporarily closed to submissions
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

Chin Music Press is a curiously bibliophilic indie publisher located deep in the recesses of Seattle's historic Pike Place Market. For 15 years, the focus has been on creating beautiful, engaging, and affordable books on a wide range of quirky and eclectic topics.

Manuscript submissions can be submitted using our online form at https://www.chinmusicpress.com/submissions.  We are accepting all genres at this time. There are no requirements other than the document must be formatted as a PDF or Word doc. Only one submission per reading period allowed. 

We fully believe that representation matters, and we are working on fostering and supporting this as much as possible. 

We especially encourage manuscript submissions from BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communitiy members.

If interested in submitting to our imprints Mercuria Press and Reverberations Books, please visit their respective websites:

https://www.mercuriapress.com/

https://www.reverberationsbooks.com/

 

Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Publishing type: 

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