Deus ex Machina

Deus Ex Machina Advanced Writers Collective:
A vetted network of professional, advanced, and serious writers working in the literary arts and scripted film & television in the following mediums and genres: fiction/ novels, creative non-fiction/ personal essay, memoir, poetry, auto-fiction, hybrid/experimental, screenwriting, drama, dramedy, rom-com, musicals, sci-fi, fantasy, speculative fiction, historical fiction, kidlit, middle-grade, YA, LGBTQ, Queer, BIPOC, Asian, Latinx and more.

*This is a horror-free space (including all sub-genres of horror: comedy, speculative, thriller, true crime, etc.). No excessive gore, shock factor, or gratuitous violence.

 

Location: 
Los Angeles, CA
United States
California
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Commercial Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Fiction, Formal Poetry, Historical, LGBTQ Voices, Literary Fiction, Magical Realism, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Religious/Spiritual, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Young Adult
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Attend(ed) a PhD program, Published a book, Have workshop experience
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
has a maximum group size of 5.
meets for
Workshop, Accountability partners.

meets
Weekly.

Apocalypse Confidential

Basic Information
Contact Information
Jacob
Everett
Editor-In-Charge
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Formats: 
Online
Digital
Audio
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: 
2021
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
11% to 25%
Representative Authors: 
Max Thrax, James Ellroy, Theodore Roszak
Issues per Year: 
4
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
10

Apocalypse Confidential is a web magazine of edgy extrapolations, fringe fascinations, occult obsessions, risky ruminations, and aberrant associations. It is a literary journal obsessed with the underworld, both demonological and criminological.

We have no word limit, but keep in mind that we’re an online magazine, not a publisher (yet) so save your novella for next time. Most published fiction submissions fall within the 4k-6k word count. For poetry, please limit submissions to no more than 5 pages.

ridingwords

Boy mom x3. Horse mom x4. Glamorous sheepherder. On an eternal pursuit of bending time and space for writing and riding. 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Ringgold, GA
United States
Georgia
Genres: 
Commercial Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Flash Fiction, Humor, Lyric Essay, Micro-poetry, Nature/Environmental, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Religious/Spiritual, Visual Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
Feminist
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, Spanish
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
has a maximum group size of 9.
meets for
Workshop, Writing exercises, Inspiration, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips, Reading.

meets
Monthly.

Alicia Dattner

I'm a comedian and solo performer, so everything I do except improv involves writing. I also lead writing workshops for my students and clients who want to perform their own work. 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Los Angeles, CA
United States
California
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Healing/Health, Humor, Love, Magical Realism, Nature/Environmental, Political, Religious/Spiritual, Short Fiction
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.

Kraig (Satyaki) Brockschmidt

I'm author of several published nonfiction titles (The Harmonium Handbook, Solving Stress, and two other self-published works, Finding Focus and Mystic Microsoft) and am a recently retired content developer from Microsoft where I published four hefty software development tomes over the years.

In addition to homeschooling my teenage son in his high school years, I'm now pursuing fiction and literary works that have been rolling around in my mind and have more ideas than I can possibly ever produce. My son is also interested in fantasy/sci-fi writing and we're working together on a novel-writing curriculum. Being new to the creative fiction scene, I'm actively studying both the craft and aspects of the writing business.

A particular interest of mine is exploring fiction that explores universal spirituality (in terms of an expansive awareness, higher consciousness, connection/devotion to a greater reality, etc.) vs. that which is more religious, sectarian, didactic, or occult in nature.

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Nevada City, CA
United States
California
Genres: 
Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Fiction, Historical, Literary Fiction, Nonfiction, Religious/Spiritual, Short Fiction, Young Adult
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published a book, Self-published a book
How I choose to identify myself: 
American, 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, Discussion, Tips, Reading.

Catherine Karnitis

I'm a recent graduate of an MFA in Writing program at the University of San Francisco, where I completed a Poetry Thesis.  I'm looking to join a writing group centered on poetry.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Taos, NM
United States
New Mexico
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Feminist, Formal Poetry, Healing/Health, Historical, Humor, Love, Magical Realism, Micro-poetry, Nature/Environmental, Nonfiction, Poetry, Political, Regional, Religious/Spiritual, Visual Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Published in literary journal
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets
Bi-weekly.

PurpleRising

Hello!

My name is Victor, but you can call me Victor.  I've been writing poetry and lyrics for songs for about 35 years.  In the early 90s I had one of my songs published on a CD by a group called The West End Girls from Canada on A&M Records.  The CD hit number 1 on the Canadian charts.  Unfortunatly when it was released in the states A&M didn't promote it.  Oh well, I'm still proud of it :) 

My most exciting moment with my poetry was when I was invited to Amiri Baraka's home in Newark, NJ.  I showed one of my poems and he really liked it.  Later on, I was invited back to watch him perform his poetry backed by a jazz band. 

Many years ago I began recording my poetry and lyrics to music.  It took it to a new and fun level.  A lot of my writing is a combo of poetry/lyrics.  The contents of my writing varies.  I am not much for traditional poetry.  I enjoy free-style.  I also love humor.

It would be fun to be in a group that is open to all kinds of content  and styles.

Victor

Location: 
Branchburg, NJ
United States
New Jersey
Genres: 
Humor, Love, Poetry, Pop Culture, Religious/Spiritual
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Self-published a book
How I choose to identify myself: 
American, Cuban
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, Spanish
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
has a maximum group size of 12.
meets for
Critique, Submissions, Encouragement, Inspiration, Tips.

meets
Bi-weekly.

Cora

I am a 20 year old traveler and writer hoping to improve with the eventual goal of publication. Currently living abroad so I am only available to meet online. I have experience writing music, poetry, essays, and short stories but am primarily focusing on poetry and music right now. I mostly write semi-autobiographical poetry that focuses on my experience with mental illness as well as philosophy, belief, and humanity. Most my writing is meant to be intense and slightly uncomfortable; it is meant to highlight authentic human experience, especially my experiences with pain, sex, and identity. I have always been drawn to visceral imagery; as a feminine, nonbinary, and biracial writer, I would love to meet other writers who are exploring the concepts of violence and rage within the marginalized experience. Some major themes in my work are feminism, travel, identity, isolation, desire, substance abuse, restlessness, and self-destruction. I am very interested in gore imagery and amoral honesty about lived experience. I'm hoping to find other writers exploring similar themes who are open to sharing their work and talking about literature. I'd love to get more feedback on my poetry from like-minded people and have a chance to read personal writing of any genre. 

I am also looking to get advice from pubished poets/fiction writers. While the current publication goal is for poetry, my long-term goal is to finish more short fiction stories and as well as (eventually) complete a novel. I have several projects in the works but definitely would appreciate external opinions as I primarily have experience with poetry and songwriting. Currently working mainly with themes of dystopia, science fiction, fantasy, horror, and coming-of-age; generally with overarching philosophical and moral ideas. 

I am also looking for opportunities to experiment with more consistent, structured writing such as prompts and workshops. I have mostly been a very emotional writer, which has been beneficial in my poetry but can cause creative blocks with completing fictional stories. Open to giving and recieving suggestions, really just looking for a community of writers who want to explore the world through their work!

Pronouns: 
They/Them
Location: 
Boston, MA
United States
Massachusetts
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, BIPOC Voices, Feminist, LGBTQ Voices, Love, Poetry, Political, Prose Poetry, Religious/Spiritual, Young Adult
How I choose to identify myself: 
American, BIPOC, Biracial, Black, Feminist, LGBTQ, White
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Critique, Submissions, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Discussion, Tips, Reading.

Leela

I grew up losing myself in stories. Books and Movies. When I began sharing my writing it was an experiment in self-expression. I started taking it more seriously in 2015 because I needed to provide content for my healing business. Since then I've discovered a writer in me (well actually a writing coach yelled "you're a writer!!" at me during a writing session and eventually I started believing it myself).

Location: 
Kansas City, MO
United States
Missouri
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Healing/Health, Religious/Spiritual
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
has a maximum group size of 10.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Writing exercises, Inspiration, Accountability partners.

meets
Bi-monthly.

maryloveNJM

Hi there,

My name is Mary Love. I love storytelling, and writing stories about my experiences. I have two manuscripts that I am looking to publish in 2023 that collectively detail my upbringing into adulthood.

I am looking to build my community of fellow writers, authors, and learn from the perspective of others in their Human Experiences.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Garfield, NJ
United States
New Jersey
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Religious/Spiritual
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Self-published a book
How I choose to identify myself: 
American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, Italian
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.

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