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Typishly is a new online literary journal publishing short stories and poetry submitted by established and emerging writers. We welcome your submission.

On this page you’ll find a recently curated selection of our Editor’s Choice short stories and poems–10 of each–for you to read and share. (10 Editor’s Choice stories.)  (10 Editor’s Choice poems.) (What’s New.)


10 Editor’s Choice Stories

Simon Nader is a London-based professional actor, director and writer. He is the author of a collected volume of comedic issues-based poetry called The Alphabet According to Several Strange Creatures, and its sequel The Alphabet According to Several Strange Humans.

Anonymity and Pleasure

Natalia Sarkissian lives in Italy where she teaches English and Writing. She received her MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her writing and photographs have appeared in a variety of publications both in Italy and the US. She is currently working on a novel.

The Romance of Ruins

Linda McMullen is a peripatetic American diplomat often found in Africa or Asia. Her short stories will be appearing in Palaver, Enzo Publications, Temptation Press and Panoply.

The Announcement

Nina Badzin is a freelance writer with short stories and essays in many online and print magazines. She’s an advice columnist at The HerStories Project, and the co-founder of the Twin Cities Writing Studio. She lives with her husband and four children in Minneapolis.

The Pleasure of Your Company

Mark Thomas was on Canada’s national rowing team and has worked as a commercial painter, banjo instructor and philosophy teacher. He has been published in The Globe and Mail, Thoughtful Dog, 365 Tomorrows, The Literary Hatchet, Blackheart Magazine, Dark Gothic and Commuterlit.

Fiery Angelic Herald Borrows Toothbrush

Melanie Faith is a professor of English, tutor, auntie, and photographer. Her fiction will appear in The Lost River Literary magazine; her poetry in Poems in the Waiting Room; and her photography series in The Scene & Heard Journal, Light, and The Wire’s Dream Magazine.

The Project


Will Clattenburg graduated from New Mexico State University’s MFA program in Creative Writing and since then has been working as a teacher and a writer of very short things in Albuquerque, NM.

Too Beautiful

Thomas Walker is a native of Salt Lake City, Utah. He is inspired by politics and public policy, as well as by humor, love and passion. This is his first fiction submission. Previously, he has been published in the Cornell Quarterly, the Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management, the Salt Lake Tribune, the Providence Journal, USA Today and Esquire.

Great Expectations Dot Com

Peter Lynch lives in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, where he works in demolition and writes when he can.

Our Lady Of The Shallows

Estefania Acquaviva grew up in Quito, Ecuador, and now attends Villanova University, where she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in English and Spanish Literature, with a minor in Creative Writing. Her stories have appeared in The Oakland Arts Review and The Write Launch.

Calle La Rueda

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10 Editor’s Choice Poems

Evalyn Lee is a former CBS News producer currently living in London, UK. Her broadcast work received an Emmy and numerous Writers Guild Awards. She produced television segments for 60 Minutes in New York and the BBC in London, and wrote for Dan Rather, Mike Wallace and Lesley Stahl while covering both Gulf Wars and many investigative pieces. She has interviewed writers including Joseph Brodsky, Seamus Heaney, Dick Francis and Margaret Atwood about their work.

Farewell Street

Harold Whit Williams is guitarist for the critically acclaimed rock band Cotton Mather. He is a 2018 Pushcart Prize Nominee and received the 2014 Mississippi Review Poetry Prize. His collection Backmasking was winner of the 2013 Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize from Texas Review Press. His latest, Red Clay Journal, is available from FutureCycle Press.

Vignette for Frank O’Hara

Adrienne Asher lives in Olympia, Washington with her musician husband, a Maine Coon cat, and twenty bookshelves. She holds an MFA in fine art and a BA in both Art and English/Creative Writing. Her poetry has appeared in VoiceCatcher and The Passed Note.

The Disappearance of Poems in Rain

A. R. Cadigan is a geologist from the St. Louis, Missouri area, who wrote in high school but then moved tangentially into living a life.

Casual Environment

Paul Ilechko has always lived by a river, although he sometimes dreams of forests and mountains. He currently lives in Lambertville, NJ, with his girlfriend and a cat. Paul has had poetry accepted/published by Oberon Magazine, Dash Literary Journal, Stickman Review, MockingHeart Review and Saint Katherine Review.

Chair of Cow

Alexander Menachem is a Romaniote heritage poet based in Istanbul and New York. He works as an international arts and culture reporter currently producing a literary anthology of Judeo-Greek writing from antiquity to the contemporary titled Romaniote Literature. His travelogue to northwestern Greece, The Clouds of Ioannina, is forthcoming as a photobook.

Before America

D. R. James has written poetry collections including Since Everything Is All I’ve Got (March Street) and five chapbooks, most recently Why War and Split-Level. His work has appeared in Ritual to Read Together: Poems in Conversation with William Stafford and Poetry in Michigan / Michigan in Poetry. His full-length collection ‘If god were gentle’ appears in December 2017 from Dos Madres Press. James lives in Saugatuck, Michigan, and has been teaching writing, literature, and peace-making at Hope College for 33 years.

Dream at Wits’ End

Taylor Portela is a poet, drag queen, and executive assistant who lives in Washington, D.C. You can find their work online at Potluck Magazine and on Instagram @BookOfTaylor16.


Ashley Nebelsieck was born in Hyannis, Massachusetts. She graduated from Arizona State University with an undergraduate degree in Art and Religious Studies and has a Master’s in Counseling Psychology. Her credits include “The Backdoor to Enlightenment” (co-authored with Tibetan monk Za Rinpoche, Random House, 2008), and her work has been featured in Noble / Gas Quarterly, PoetryCircle’s front page feature, the Baltimore Review, the Association of Writers’ Pedagogy Papers, and many others. She currently paints and writes in Phoenix, Arizona. Ashley wrote Life is Short as a special project for Typishly, for which we are grateful.

Life is Short

Jonathan Byrd is a preacher’s kid. Gulf War veteran. Performing songwriter. Born on Friday the 13th, November 1970 in the Cape Fear Valley Hospital. Hoping to die someday in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Rapid I Movement

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