Writer’s Block Wednesday:: Lit Mags, pt1

This is what I’ve been working on instead of writing this week. It was meant to be a COMPLETE LIST of literary magazines I hand-picked from a larger list. I wanted to find ways to publish my work without trying to fit into a theme or a demographic.

The list below is HUGE, but only goes through the Cs. They have no limits on age, genre, type, or themes [for the most part]. Many of them may lean towards unusual or strange themes, and all of them should be currently looking for submissions as of the time I publish this post.

I did this for my benefit, but I wanted to put it here. It is  a jumbled mess of just links, but I hope it offers some help to anyone else out there!

 

Black Heart Magazine

5X5 Literary Magazine

34th Parallel Indie Lit Mag

A Minor Magazine

Aberration Labyrinth [poetry]

Abramelin

Adelaide Literary Magazine

Androit Journal

After Hour Review

Agni

Alaska Quarterly Review

Albion Review

All The Sins

Apersand Review [poetry]

Antioch Review

Apeiron Review

Apt

Arcturus

Arkana

Arts & Letters

Avatar Review

Badlands

Baltimore Review

Bangalore Review

Barnstorm

Bateau

Bayou Magazine

Beautiful Losers

Belle Ombre

Bennington Review

Big Window Review

Bitterzoet Magazine

Black Candies

Black Fox

Black Warrior Review

BlazeVOX

Blue Bonnet Review

Blue Earth Review

Blue Nib

Blue River Review

Bodega

Boiler Journal

BoomerLitMag

Bourbon Penn

Brain, Child

Bread Crumbs

Broad River Review

Burningword Literary Journal

Cape Rock

Cardinal Sins

Carnival Literary Magazine

Carte Blanche

Carve Magazine

Cat On A Leash Review

Cease, Cows

Cimarron Review

Claudius Speaks

Colorado Review

Communion Arts Magazine

Confrontation

Contrary

Copper Nickle

Courtship of Winds

Crab Fat Magazine

Crack the Spine

Crazyhorse

Cutbank

 

Writer’s Block Wednesday::COMING SOON!

According to The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, writer’s block is defined as: a psychological inhibition preventing a writer from proceeding with a piece

I describe it as a pain in my @$$.

So many professors told me throughout my college career to just keep writing, even if it’s crap. I had a high school teacher tell my creative writing class to just keep going, even if you have to write the same word over and over and over and over…

[See what I did there]

There is so much in my life coming up, and I don’t want to keep shoving my creative goals aside to cater to the rest of the world around me. Granted, I do need to sleep, and eat, and shower [sometimes], but overall, I need to take my creativity seriously and more often.

Writer’s Block Wednesday provides me with a themed and weekly outlet to redirect my energy back towards my short-term and long-term writing goals.

I’m not going to necessarily say what they are about, mainly because I have no idea myself.

Stay tuned for TOMORROW’S POST! [omg deadlines. HA!]

My Current State

Day 84

Current Netflix Show: Everything Sucks (not sponsored)

Currently Eating: Organic chicken nuggets with blue cheese on the side.

Listening to: Anxiety-reducing Hz Video (also not sponsored)

Some Stuff Around Me: Water bottle, huge stack of Post-It notes, a sleeve from a Green Day CD, a light-up cat, several picture frames, my fabric scissors, and a towel for my non-light-up cat to use as a bed instead of my keyboard.

Drinking: Water.

Health Status: Slightly below average on account of my messed up neck.

Current Wish: for a nice, long back rub.

If I Could Go Anywhere Right Now: Venice Beach, Florida.

Favorite Moment From Today: Seeing the basset hound puppy at the park.

What Does Your Week Coming Up Look Like: A short but BUSY four days.

Any Plans For The Rest Of Your Day: Food prep, gym, and maybe a nap if I am lucky.

Your Favorite THING Right Now: My sunglasses

Your Favorite SONG Right Now: The Show Must Go On by Queen (also not sponsored)

Your Favorite OUTFIT Right Now: Black pants, red jersey t-shirt from a local bar, Converse sneakers, lace bralette, and whatever underpants are clean.

Your Favorite FOOD Right Now: Tomato Soup from Panera Bread (not sponsored, just delicious)

What Are You Reading: Currently 3 different books: Darker by E.L. James, I Am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe, and The End of The Suburbs by Leigh Gallagher.

Favorite YouTube Artists: Jenna Marbles Julien Solomita, PuddingWhispers, Shane Dawson, The Proper People, This Is Dan Bell, and several more. I might do a separate post on this topic because I follow SO MANY people!

Projects I’m Ignoring For No Good Reason: My romance novel, a crochet project involving flip-flop soles, and a short story that scared me so bad, I had to stop writing it.

Upcoming Projects: A (maybe?) sci-fi book from a short story I started a few years ago, submitting a few short stories and poems to some literary magazines, turning a doll head into a planter (look it up).