Let’s Eat

By Aya Elizabeth / 2017-12-08


By Taylor Portela / 2017-12-08

The Disappearance of Poems in Rain

By Adrienne Asher / 2017-12-11

You Should Be in the Movies

By Felicity Fenton / 2017-12-12

Katharine with an A

By Belinda Hermawan / 2017-12-12


Typishly is an online literary journal publishing high quality short fiction and poetry submitted by established and emerging writers.

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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.


Kate Hoyle is a poet and visual artist who lives in California. Her five poem series, On America, is currently touring the US and South America on exhibit in U2’s Joshua Tree World Tour. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Tupelo Press 30/30 Project, The AUDACITY and Handwritten.


Jem Patrick Moore is a writer of short fiction from Melbourne, Australia. He divides his time between writing and teaching English. His work explores the kinds of violence that can arise from the banality of everyday life. He currently lives in Sweden.


Ashley Nebelsieck co-authored “The Backdoor to Enlightenment” (with Tibetan monk Za Rinpoche, Random House, 2008). Her work has been featured in Noble / Gas Quarterly, PoetryCircle, the Baltimore Review, the Association of Writers’ Pedagogy Papers, and many others.


Christopher Pesce is a teacher and artist living in the mountains in Northern California. He has published a collection of his art and poetry called “Shocked and Awekword: American Vernacular”, which explores American culture through the eyes of a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.


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.


Zack Martin lives in Silicon Valley where he works as a Marketing Data Analyst for a technology startup. He was a finalist in the 2017 Los Gatos Irish Writers’ Festival Poetry Competition.


Cordelia Hanemann is a writer and artist in Raleigh, North Carolina, who has lived in Japan and London. She holds a PhD from LSU with a dissertation on the language of contemporary poetry and is working on a first novel about her roots in Cajun Louisiana.


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.


Ben Tari works teaching teenagers in Sydney, Australia. He believes that stories shared make life what it is. He just started writing.


Johanna M. Costigan is a writer from New York who is living in Shanghai.


Avi Prager is a disabled queer trans dude poet who lives in Seattle. He is an art school dropout originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. Avi likes to read, write, and talk about disability and hope, and is just starting to share his voice and his poetry with the world outside his living room.

  • Read his poem: Hum


Felicity Fenton is a designer and radio host in Portland, Oregon. Her multidisciplinary work (words, performance, installation) has been showcased in public and private spaces around the globe.


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.



Peter Lynch is a writer to watch. Peter lives in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, 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.


Most popular this month

We recommend The Pleasure of Your Company, by contributing writer Nina Badzin. This saucy, playful story is the most popular short fiction on Typishly this month. Follow that up with our second most read piece, Scratchers, an acerbic lament on urban gentrification by Auriane de Rudder. And read our most popular poem this month, Getaway, by Kory Wells. It breathes new life into boring old motels.

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Typishly welcomes submissions from established and emerging writers of short fiction and poetry. Visit our Submissions page. If you like a challenge, be sure to check out our on-going Creative Challenge series.