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About Us

Typishly is an online literary magazine publishing short stories and poetry submitted by established and emerging writers. Our website has received several hundred thousand page views. Typishly has been called beautiful, stylish, visual, cool, gorgeous, text-y, inspiring, wonderful, eclectic, vivid, visceral, stunning, challenging, smart, delightful… and sometimes weird. We’re open for submissions every week from Monday through Wednesday. Closed Thursday through Sunday. 

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?

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

Typishly is a positive and welcoming space for writers, where creativity is respected, cherished and nourished. 

Typishly’s editor Jon 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.

Jon reads and responds to poetry or short story submissions in just one day with a personalized note briefly pointing out phrases or ideas he likes, because submitters have told him it’s good to know someone has thought about their work. He does not provide negative feedback, constructive criticism or long detailed notes. Don’t expect advice on how to improve your writing or reasons why your work was not accepted for publication.

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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