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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?

About us

Typishly is an online literary magazine publishing short stories and poetry submitted by established and emerging writers. Our journal has been called beautiful, stylish, cool, gorgeous, text-y, smart, inspiring, wonderful, eclectic, vivid, visceral, stunning, challenging… and sometimes weird.

A few words from our Editor

Our Founding Editor has received international awards for creativity. Jon has years of experience as a Creative Director, pitching creative ideas to global companies. (One client crawled 20 feet on top of a boardroom table to shake his hand.) Jon has been encouraging writers for a couple of decades. Even his ‘maybe next time’ notes are friendly.

Jon says: “Interacting with creative people is one of the joys of devoting time to Typishly. I read every submission (and every cover letter and bio). I respond in less than a week—often within a day or two—because I have a lot of respect for writers and I can’t imagine making them wait weeks or even months for a response. Here’s what I get asked most: what kind of writing does Typishly publish? Have a look at our FAQ page for the answer to that question and many more.”

 

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