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"We take our stand on solidarity of humanity, the oneness of life, and the unnaturalness and injustice of all special favoritism whether of sex, race, country, or condition. If one link of the chain is broken, the chain is broken."
Anna Julia Cooper
We are looking for writing with no holds barred: visceral, subtle, loud, honest, confounding prose that tackles a personal or universal truth and that makes us see the world around us more clearly or from a different perspective. Whether the manuscript deals with themes related to social justice, persecution, feminism, or reveals something about what it’s like to struggle through this world, with all the related losses and triumphs and unanswered questions that entails, we want to read it! Our past publications explore these themes with an additional focus on intersectionality.
We are open to nonfiction and fiction submissions, short stories, and long-form prose. Above all, we are interested in superb writing that allows readers to question their place in the world and the nature of humanity at large. We can’t wait to read your work!
She is a writer, literary publicist and arts integration specialist. Author of Cracked Calabash (Central Square Press) and Larry Neal Writers’ Award finalist, her poetry and essays have been published by Random House, Black Classic Press, L’Officiel, Atlas Obscura, and The Independent, among others. As a developmental editor, she has worked with authors on books that span memoir/autobiographical fiction, creative nonfiction, food writing, and middle grade. As a literary publicist, her mission is to amplify the voices of writers from communities underrepresented in publishing.
She served as DC WritersCorps program director for a decade and has taught creative writing at the college and postgraduate levels. She also has over 20 years of experience in literary program design for such organizations as the Smithsonian Institute, Corcoran Gallery of Art and National Geographic. Lisa completed her MFA at Lesley University and has an Executive Certification in Arts & Culture Strategies from UPenn. A Washington, DC native, she is currently based on the Caribbean Island of Curaçao.
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Anastacia-Renee is an award-winning multi-genre writer, educator, interdisciplinary artist, playwright and Speaker. Renee’ is the author of Side Notes from the Archivist (Amistad, HarperCollins), (v.) (Black Ocean), and Forget It (Black Radish). During her Frye Art Gallery Museum exhibit, they were selected by NBC News as part of the list of “Queer Artist of Color Dominate 2021’s Must See LGBTQ Art Shows,” and she wrote, directed and produced “9 Ounces: A One Person Show,” as well as the play, “Queer. Mama. Crossroads.”
She was former Seattle Civic Poet (2017-2019), Hugo House Poet-in-Residence (2015-2017) as well as, Jack Straw Curator (2020) and Arc Artist Fellow (2020). Her writing has been anthologized in: The Future of Black: Afrofuturism, Black Comics and Superhero Poetry, Home is Where You Queer Your Heart, Furious Flower Seeding the Future of African American Poetry, Teaching Black: The Craft of Teaching on Black Life and Literature, Obsidian: Playground Issue, Joy Has A Sound, Nonwhite and Woman: 131 Micro Essays on Being in the World, Cascadia Field Guide, Spirited Stone: Lessons from Kubota’s Garden, and Seismic: Seattle City of Literature.
Her poetry, prose, and fiction have appeared in Hobart, Foglifter, Auburn Avenue, Catapult, Alta, Torch, Poetry Northwest, Ms. Magazine, and others.
Seth Fischer’s writing has appeared in Ninth Letter, Zocalo Public Square, Guernica, and elsewhere, and his work has been listed twice as notable in The Best American Essays anthology. He was the founding Sunday Editor at The Rumpus, and he worked for many years as a developmental editor for small presses and individual clients. He has taught at the UCLA-Extension Writer’s Program and Antioch University Los Angeles, where he received his MFA. He is currently a Dornsife Fellow in Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Southern California and an associate editor at Air/Light.
Production and Marketing Manager
She works on both a micro and macro level to help the press’s authors, whether that is performing a final proofreading pass, getting manuscripts ready for publication, or coordinating with reviewers. A published fiction author herself, she is aware of the struggles and questions that arise on that side of the publishing business, and she strives to make sure the press’s clientele have a clear line of communication and know someone is always in their corner. Her latest work can be found in the anthologies Prismatic Dreams and Spoon Knife.
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Editor for Scarlet (literary blog)
She is a writer, editor, teaching artist, and communications professional. Author of debut novel, Bone Broth (Hidden Timber Books, 2021), she was a recipient of the 2022 Friends of American Writers Literature Award, San Francisco Foundation’s Joseph Henry Jackson Literary Award and Barbara Deming Memorial Fund for her fiction. Her writing appears in Shondaland, Kweli Journal, Catapult, Joyland, and Electric Literature. Lyndsey completed her MFA in Writing at California College of the Arts in San Francisco and lives in her hometown, St. Louis, Missouri.
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Social Media Coordinator
Jhamille is eager to celebrate inclusion, explore cultural conversations, and advocate for diversity in any form of storytelling. Across genres, she is interested in books from marginalized voices and nuanced perspectives. She has a soft spot for Asian literature, QBIPOC narratives, and morally gray characters. A student in life and school, she approaches all aspects of her role with discipline, a thirst for knowledge, an eye for details, and an easygoing attitude.
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She is the author of A Map of Everything, a debut fiction finalist for the Lambda Literary Prize. Her second novel, Like Wings, Your Hands, won the Red Hen Press Women’s Prose Prize. It also won the 2019 American Fiction Prize for best LGBTQ novel, was a finalist for the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBTQ Fiction by the Publishing Triangle, and was a 2019 Foreword INDIES Finalist. She is the recipient of the David Friedman Memorial Prize for Fiction, has twice been a finalist for the AWP New Journals Award, has received two pushcart nominations, and was a finalist for the 2011 Bakeless Literary Prize for Fiction.
Elizabeth Earley holds an MFA in Fiction from Antioch University Los Angeles. Her stories and essays have appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, The First Line Magazine, Fugue, Hair Trigger, and Glimmer Train among other publications.
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Anthony Collins is an operations and strategy expert who currently manages the Business Operations team at LeaseLabs by RealPage, a digital marketing company in the multifamily real estate industry. Born and raised in San Diego County, Anthony is passionate about innovating and implementing solutions that have a positive impact on his company and community.
He is pursuing his Master of Business Administration at the UC San Diego Rady School of Management. He recently received a three-year Foster Emerging Leaders Fellowship, awarded to MBA candidates who have made considerable contributions to their organizations and have the potential to make a significant impact in sustaining and enhancing San Diego’s innovation-driven business community. Anthony also recently received a three-year Rady Scholar Award.
Kirsten Imani Kasai
Kirsten Imani Kasai is a writer, editor, and educator. A devotee of the Gothic, she is the author of three novels: The House of Erzulie (Shade Mountain Press, 2018), Ice Song (Del Rey, 2009) and Tattoo (Del Rey, 2011). Her fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in Transition, Arts & Letters, Existere Journal of Arts & Literature, Drunk Monkeys, American Journal of Economics and Sociology, and The Body Horror Book. According to Foreword Reviews, “Kirsten makes the macabre beautiful.”
She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles, and teaches graduate creative writing, literature, and publishing at San Diego State University and Southern New Hampshire University.
She is the author of four books, including Changing, recipient of a PEN Open Books Award. She has two novels forthcoming: Old Cat Lady (1913 Books, 2016) and The Book of Martha (Insert Blanc Press, 2017). Her collection of essays, A Bestiary, won the inaugural Cleveland State University Poetry Center’s Nonfiction Contest and is forthcoming in 2016. With Joshua Marie Wilkinson, she edited the anthology The Force of What’s Possible: Writers on Accessibility and the Avant-Garde.
She teaches in the MFA program at New Mexico State University, where she is Associate Department Head and Prose Editor at Puerto del Sol.
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