Sky Island Journal

Basic Information
New Mexico
United States
Contact Information
Jason
Splichal
Co-Founder and Co-Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2017
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
B.J. Hollars, Meg Pokrass, Noriko Nakada, Richard Martin, Rob Carney, Jeannie Roberts, Mary Rogers-Grantham, Linda H.Y. Hegland, Shane Griffin, Oz Hardwick, Tara Kun, Craig Barker, Britany Jean Golden, Laura Passin, Nicholas Claro, Bria Fey Servoss, Lauren Villa
Issues per Year: 
4
Subscription Price: 
Free
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
15-30

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.

Andrea Catherine Miotto

I've worked as a freelance editor/writer for 15 years. I was an English major (focusing on creative writing) at University of Maryland. I also tutor students of all ages in writing, reading, and English as a Second Language. I have written website copy for small businesses, newsletters and press releases for nonprofits, reviews and poetry for literary magazines, and resumes for individuals,   After receiving a seminary degree, I worked as a chaplain in retirement homes and hospices  for 10 years. I am writing a book about my chaplain experience,  covering spiritual lesson I learned from my patients and injustices within the health industry.  I am also writing a memoir focused on the realities a fat woman faces in American society. Finally, I enjoy writing form and non-form poetry.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Baltimore, MD
United States
Maryland
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Feminist, Formal Poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Political, Prose Poetry, Religious/Spiritual, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
Italian American, White
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
Critique, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Accountability partners.

meets
Weekly.

dsouzaaron10

I'm just starting out as a writer. I'm balancing my time between my career, family, personal aspirations and doing what liberates my soul... writing.

"Write only if you cannot live without writing." - Elie Wiesel

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Congo (Kinshasa)
Genres: 
Fiction, Healing/Health, Historical, Literary Fiction, Nature/Environmental, Religious/Spiritual, Short Fiction
How I choose to identify myself: 
Indian
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, French, Hindi
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.

Wineskin

Basic Information
414 N Meridian Street
Newberg
Oregon
United States
97132
Contact Information
Elizabeth
Kerns
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to Mar 1
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000

Based out of a small Quaker school in the Pacific Northwest, we showcase the writing and art of new and upcoming artists and writers. Published once a semester, the magazine includes poetry, prose, photography, illustration, and digital media. 

Thomas E. Strunk

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Cincinnati, OH
United States
Ohio
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Historical, Lyric Essay, Political, Religious/Spiritual
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
American, Appalachian, Buddhist, Christian, White
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, Greek, Latin

thomannp98

Hello, 

My name is Peter. I am a recent college graduate from New York. I majored in English while at university and I miss the opportunity to gain feedback from peers. I am looking for writing groups that primarily interested in writing fiction. I can commit to meeting once a week for two to three hours. 

I have participated in two writing workshops in the past. 

I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you, 

Peter 

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Staten Island, NY
United States
New York
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Religious/Spiritual
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
White
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
has a maximum group size of 6.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips.

meets
Weekly.

Tony Tian-Ren Lin

I was born in Taiwan. Moved to Argentina when I was 6 and spent my formative years in Buenos Aires. I now live in New York City. My writing reflects the multiple subjectivities I hold. I write mostly creative non-fiction now. I used to be a research professor at the University of Virginia where I studied immigration, religion, race and ethnicity. I'm the author of Prosperity Gospel Latinos and Their American Dream (University of North Carolina Press, 2020). It's an ethnography of Latin American immigrants who converted to this form of Christianity as a way to become Americans. My first work of fiction are stories inspired by the people I met through my research. They are a series of stories of immigrants who met their challenges with their faith to varying results. 

 

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
New York City, NY
United States
New York
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, BIPOC Voices, Commercial Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Religious/Spiritual
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) a PhD program, Published a book
How I choose to identify myself: 
Latino/Latina/Latinx, Other
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, Spanish
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Accountability partners.

scipoet

I've written and performed hundreds of poems and I need some help developing collections. I'm particularly interested in mentoring and learning from other Black male poets.

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Clinton, MD
United States
Maryland
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Experimental, Graphic/Illustrated, Poetry, Religious/Spiritual, Visual Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Self-published a book
How I choose to identify myself: 
African American, BIPOC
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Workshop, Encouragement, Discussion, Reading.

meets
Monthly.

My groups: Benjamin Bards

Vincent F. A. Golphin

My publication history includes fiction, nonfiction and journalism for children and adults. Most recently, those efforts include InBrief: a daily short-poem blog, stories contributed to Thrill of the Hunt: Cabin Fever and The Gathering anthologies, and poems in three of the four volumes in the Poets Speak Anthology. I am anxious to join a group to critique, encourage, and challenge me to submit more stories and poems. 

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Orlando, FL
United States
Florida
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Micro-poetry, Nonfiction, Poetry, Political, Religious/Spiritual, Short Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) a PhD program, Published in literary journal, Published a book, Self-published a book, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
African American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Critique, Submissions, Encouragement.

meets
Bi-weekly.

Mary Harwell Sayler

Hi. I've been a freelance and assignment writer for Christian, educational, and indie publishers for many years so have placed a few dozen books and hundreds of short manuscripts, but my primary focus now is poetry - especially poems that bring insight, musicality, fresh imagery, interesting perspectives, or something new. In judging a recent poetry competition, however, I was dismayed by the numerous rants offering no solutions. Poetry has power! It can be a powerful, beautiful instrument of change simply by moving people and helping them see a view or delight they had not yet noticed.

Location: 
Pomona Park, FL
United States
Florida
Genres: 
Formal Poetry, Micro-poetry, Nature/Environmental, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Religious/Spiritual
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Published a book, Self-published a book, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
Christian
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
meets for
Submissions.

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