The Romance of Ruins

By Natalia Sarkissian / 2018-02-14

Is This It

By Christopher Soden / 2018-02-12

New Growth

By Sarah Elmendorf / 2018-02-12

Typishly is a new online literary journal publishing short fiction and poetry submitted by established and emerging writers.


Featured Writers

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.


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.


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.


Édgar J. Ulloa Luján is a performance artist and poet from Ciudad Juárez, México. He founded a pioneer multimedia poetry blog (, when his hometown was the most dangerous city in the world. His performances negotiate border politics, cultural memory, trauma, immigration and violence in addition to instigating audience and public participation. Ulloa received his BA in Literature at UTEP and his MFA in Creative Writing at New York University. He is pursuing a Ph.D. in Spanish Literature at Georgetown University.


Akachi Obijiaku is a Nigerian poet who started writing poetry in 2017. She emigrated to England four years ago and holds an MSc from King’s College London. Her works are forthcoming or appearing in Underscore Review, The Inquisitive Eater, Abstract Magazine, Meniscus Literary Journal, The Basil O’Flaherty, Rising Phoenix Review, Scarlet Leaf Review, and Sentinel Literary Quarterly.


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.


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.


Yermiyahu Ahron Taub was honored by the Museum of Jewish Heritage as one of New York’s best emerging Jewish artists. He has been nominated four times for a Pushcart Prize and twice for a Best of the Net award. His short stories have appeared in Hamilton Stone Review, Jewish Fiction .net, The Jewish Literary Journal, Jewrotica, Penshaft: New Yiddish Writing, and Second Hand Stories Podcast.


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.


Jerrice J. Baptist has authored eight books. Her poetry in Haitian Creole is featured on the Grammy Award winning album Many Hands: Family Music for Haiti. Her work has been published in So Spoke The Earth: Anthology of Women Writers of Haitian Descent, African Voices, Chronogram, Shambhala Times, and Crucible.


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.


Jeff Fleischer is a Chicago-based author, journalist and editor. He has been published in Mother Jones, the New Republic, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Magazine, Mental_Floss, National Geographic Traveler and dozens of other local, national and international publications. His fiction has appeared in the Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row Journal, Shenandoah, the Saturday Evening Post and So It Goes by the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library.


New and Recommended

Slade Graves has been an artist and painter for 25 years, using charcoal, pens, pencils, watercolors, inks, spray paint, tea, stencils, rub-ons, brushes, rollers, Q-tips, metal, glass and walls. She has written poems for herself since she was a child.


Zach Swiss lives in New York City and works as Director of Strategy for a major brewing company. He holds a BA in Government from Dartmouth College. His writing has appeared in 34thParallel Magazine.


Peter Lynch is a writer to watch. Peter lives in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, where he works in demolition and writes when he can. He is an exceptional talent.


Steve Biersdorf is a keen observer of overlooked details who has a special fascination with airports and business travel, inspired by personal experience. He reads absurdist fiction and has been published in e-zines and literary press magazines.


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