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Talking Writing

A Magazine for Writers

About Talking Writing: Talking Writing is an online literary magazine that supports writers and those interested in literature by encouraging creative discussion of the writing process.

Contact Information:

Editors: Martha Nichols, Elizabeth Langosy



Submission Information:

Genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, photography, artwork

Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: no Online submissions: yes (see website) Reading period: year-round Response time: 1-2 months Payment: no Contests: yes (see website) Founded: 2010 Issues per year: 4 Print issues: no

Publisher's description: Talking Writing features the work of poets, fiction and creative nonfiction writers, visual artists, and photographers, as well as interviews, reviews, and personal essays. We are committed to a new kind of magazine, one that’s dynamic, talky, inspiring, and not too dusty.

TW is about discussion—talking and writing. In every issue, we focus on a different writing theme to support literary conversation. Our theme essays offer a range of opinions. We encourage reader comments, selecting some as “Featured Comments.” We believe that building a “talking community” is part of what makes running this online magazine so rewarding.

We’re also committed to the editing process. As an increasing number of publications appear online, the editorial vision of magazines is more important than ever in supporting unique journalistic and creative voices. Most of us on the TW staff are professional writers and editors, accustomed to assigning work and editing it for publication. We work directly with contributing writers to ensure the quality of the published pieces.

Recent Issues:

“Deep Into Nature,” the title of Talking Writing’s Spring 2013 issue, comes from a quote by Albert Einstein: “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” TW’s selection of creative nonfiction pieces explores unusual ways of “looking deep” into nature and life. This issue also includes essays on bookstores—another natural habitat for writers—along with striking images by nature photographers, poetry by Dawn McGuire and Mary Cresswell, interviews with J. Robert Lennon and Terry Tempest Williams, and our regular columns and Writer’s Life feature.


last updated 05/06/2013