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About Us

We strive for creativity, quality and diversity.

There is no space more magical than the one between the neurons in your skull when that blue spark of genius jumps across the gap and ignites an idea. Unless it’s the space beneath the first letter you’ll press on your keyboard when you next sit down to write something wonderful: many microns of emptiness await the tap of your eager index finger. Yes, Typishly loves creativity.

Then there’s quality. Typishly is a word-spinning cyber-filter tuned to 26 ever-tumbling letters. We do our darnedest to populate our website with work of the highest quality. Thankfully, our contributing writers are submitting such a wealth of brilliant material, we’re humbled by the honor of reading it. Without superior quality, we’d have nothing.

Finally, diversity. What inescapable horror would life be if we were all the same color, culture, age, gender, height, weight, ethnicity… if we all smelled like peaches? If we all wore size 2 slacks and size 9 shoes? If we all had the same mental image when confronted with the word ‘beauty’?

How dreary would our days be if all stories began alike and ended the same way, and were oh-so similar in the middle? What sad face would each of us don if, from this day forward, all poems must contain precisely 19 words, nomorenoless, each syllable pre-approved, focus-grouped and polished by nervous committees aiming not to offend delicate sensibilities?

So, diversity is in. We celebrate every difference you bring to us, not just in your work, but in how you define yourself as a writer and as a citizen of this ball we all inhabit. Spinning wildly through the cosmos on a green-blue orb, ain’t it a helluva ride we’re on together?

What is Typishly?

Typishly is an online literary magazine publishing short stories and poetry submitted by established and emerging writers. Our website receives several hundred thousand page views a year. Typishly has been called beautiful, stylish, visual, cool, gorgeous, text-y, inspiring, wonderful, eclectic, vivid, visceral, stunning, challenging, smart, delightful… and sometimes weird. 

Typishly is a positive and welcoming space for writers, where creativity is respected, cherished and nourished. We strive to encourage and inspire, even when responding to short stories and poetry not accepted for publication.

We respond to submissions in 24 hours with a personalized note.

Typishly’s editor has received international awards for creativity. Jon reads and responds to poetry or short story submissions in just one day with a brief personalized note, pointing out phrases or ideas he likes. He launched Typishly to inspire writers while providing a beautiful home for their work, no matter how much effort it takes, no matter how many hours it consumes, seven days a week. Typishly has good things on the go every day.

What kind of writing does Typishly publish? Have a look at our FAQs for the answer to that question and many more.


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