I have written poetry all my life and start my writing day in that genre. I am also working on two historical novels, one set in WWII and the other set in the U.S. at the time of the Vietnam war. The WWII novel is close to being finished. The Vietnam novel is in the first draft stage. What I'm looking for: discussion about writing work in those particular eras, any discussion about writing, and critique opportunities, if we can find a reasonable way to accomplish that.
Hello! My name's Jack, I'm a 22 year old writer living in Washington, near Seattle. I've written on and off through college, taking several creative writing classes to hone my skills. The most intensive piece I've written was a feature length film script, but I've also written a television script and series bible, as well as short stories and poems.
I often find maintain a habit of writing difficult, thought since I graduate in a few weeks, I'm hoping that I'll have the time and motivation to write more, and I hope that through finding a group of likeminded artists will help me stay motivated in my writing, as well as provide me an outlet for constructive criticism of my work.
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.
Creative Nonfiction draws heavily from unsolicited submissions. Our editors believe that providing a platform for emerging writers and helping them find readers is an essential role of literary magazines, and it’s been our privilege to work with many fine writers early in their careers. A typical issue of CNF contains at least one essay by a previously unpublished writer. We’re open to all types of creative nonfiction, from immersion reportage to personal essay to memoir.
Please do send work that blends style with substance, and reaches beyond the personal to tell us something new about the world. We're drawn to stories that balance a strong narrative (i.e. something happens) with a teaching or reflective element (i.e. the something that happens matters for some reason). Please do include your complete contact information and keep us informed of the status of simultaneous submissions. Please don't send poetry.
I've spent a career in journalism and corporate communications. I've written my first novel (environmental fiction) and will begin my second soon. Looking to connect with other writers.
We at Variety Pack try to live up to our namesake! A bedrock of diverse voices, expressing a variety of arts & letters. We are open to both genre and literary. We have an aesthetic, but it's a broad atlas rather than a narrow stream!
Please read our guidelines carefully! Read previous issues, but also feel free to send us something that we haven't published yet. Note* Reading periods will be subject to change. As of next month, we will be reading for our fifth issue!
Founded in 2009, Lowestoft Chronicle is an online literary magazine, published quarterly, accepting flash fiction, short stories, poetry, interviews, and creative non-fiction. Preference is given to humorous submissions with an emphasis on travel. An anthology of the best work is published annually.
Read our submission guidelines for details. Email submissions only. Does not accept previously published work.
I'm feeling for routes through a sprawling landscape of documentary fiction and other disciplines such as memoir, history, three-dimensional objects on exhibit, and performance. The broad topics might include diaspora, genocide, mothers and daughters, secrets and lies, and monuments, memories, and memorials.
After Dinner Conversation publishes short stories (1,500-8,000 words), of any genre, that ask interesting ethical and/or philosphical questions in a narrative format. Basically, we are looking for The Trolley Problem written as a piece of compelling short story fiction.
It is strongly suggested you read our submission guidelines first. Our guidelines contain information that keep your submission from being being automatically deleted. Even though we accept any genre, there is a very specific niche we are looking for.
Collateral is an online literary journal run by people who are directly and indirectly impacted by violent conflict and military service. We showcase high-quality poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art that explores those spaces beyond the combat zone, where the “collateral” effects reverberate.
We want poetry, CNF, fiction and visual art that pushes the boundaries of exploring the impact of war from a range of perspectives. Our mission is to publish work that puts a spotlight on all those spaces beyond the combat zone.