Written Tales Publishing Schedule

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The Young Star

Poem by Douglas Colston Douglas Colston is from Australia, has played in Ska bands and picked up university degrees, supported his parents during terminal illnesses, experiences debilitating mental and physical illnesses, married his love, fathered two great children and had his inheritance embezzled. His writing is intended to contribute positive to the zeitgeist.


Thompson Emate spends his leisure time on creative writing, particularly poetry and prose. He has a deep love for nature and the arts. His poems can be seen in Poetry Potion, Poetry Soup, Visual Verse, Writer Space Africa magazine and ScribesMICRO. He lives in Lagos, Nigeria.

On Such Tracks

Poem by Thomas Harrison Humphreys Thomas Harrison Humphreys, with a BS from the University of Lynchburg, is a history teacher in a small village who loves to talk to his students of literature. Thomas has been published in Westward Quarterly, Poetry Quarterly, Writers and Readers Magazine, Copperfield Review Quarterly, Written Tales and Mystic Publishers.

Wishing for Rain

Jackie Chou is a poet of Japanese short-form poetry and free verses from Southern California. Her two collections of poems, Finding My Heart in Love and Loss and The Sorceress, can be purchased on Amazon. Besides writing, she loves to watch Jeopardy and talent competitions on TV.

War & Peace

Poem by Spondon Ganguli Spondon Ganguli started his journey of authorship in the year 2019 with the book ‘Forgotten Love Unforgotten Love’. Let Me Hold Your Hand, Do Not Leave Me and Whispers of Realms are a few books of him. His works are also a part of anthologies across the globe –The Great Indian Anthology, ... Read more


Short Story by Billie-Leigh Burns Billie-Leigh Burns is a writer from Liverpool. Her short stories and flash fiction have been featured in 50 Word Stories, Fictionette, and Naked Cat Lit Magazine. She is also a self-employed bookkeeper, making her the only writer she knows with an 'I Heart Spreadsheets' mug.

Feast of the Melancholics

Cheryl Atim Alexander (she/her) is an Afro-Greek woman currently located in the US. She is a multi-genre writer and has been published in Decolonial Passage, Wilderness House Literary Review, Written Tales Magazine, Moon Shadow Sanctuary Press and Kalahari Review. She was also recently nominated for Best of the Net 2024.

Ethiopian Prayer

Poem by Bob Bussey A gardener, cyclist, yoga novice, lover of wine and humanity. I love to laugh and sing in the shower. Sometimes at the same time. Louisiana hurricane survivor. Aging poet with no common sense at all!

The Scenic Route, Redux

Bill Tope is a retired caseworker, former construction worker and line cook, and one-time nude model for university art classes. He lives in the American Midwest with his mean little cat, Baby.


Short Story by Denise McCabe Denise is a playwright and fiction writer based in Los Angeles, California. She has had three plays produced, a show dedicated to a sampling of her short fiction, and recently published a novel, Poetic Justice, and completed a follow-up, Buddha Wolf.

Big Bluestem: November

Nicole Docimo is a poet, artist, local history archivist, and mother living in Boulder, Colorado. She has been writing poetry since her 5th-grade teacher, Mrs. Geddy, gave the class a poetry writing assignment. She writes poetry as a way of sorting out her monkey mind and touching peace.

If Man’s Body was a Parliament

Shamik Banerjee is a poet from India. He resides in Assam with his parents. His poems have appeared in Fevers of the Mind, Lothlorien Poetry Journal, and Westward Quarterly, Dreich, The Hypertexts, among others, and some of his poems are forthcoming in Willow Review and Ekstasis, to name a few.

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