Written Tales Publishing Schedule

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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.

Discovery, utility, the Tao and fruit

Douglas Colston hails from Australia, has played in Ska bands and picked up university degrees, supported his parents during terminal illnesses, developed mental and physical disabilities, married his love, fathered two great-children and had his inheritance embezzled. His creations are intended to make a positive contribution to the zeitgeist.

No Cocktails for Two

Ken Gosse prefers writing metric, rhyming, and light verse. First published in First Literary Review-East in 2016 and since then by Pure Slush, Spillwords, Lothlorien Poetry Journal, and others. Raised in the Chicago suburbs and now retired, he and his wife have lived in Mesa, AZ, with rescue dogs and cats underfoot for over twenty-five years.


Zainab has been writing poetry for over a decade. Her first publication was in LaRaiz Magazine in 2022, followed by the launch of her multimedia poetry platform: “Stories Untold: Poetry for The Soul”. Zainab’s illustrated poetry book, “Boundless” has sold over 100 copies since its publication in August 2023.

Cutting Discord

Sandi Todd lives in WI. She has published in the G.E.M.S. Sparkle, 'What Could I Do'. 


cleareyes.poetry is part of the LGBTQ and has struggled with identity their entire life. From being mentally ill to being kicked out of places, they called home! They’ve searched for love in all the wrong places, not knowing it was always inside of them! cleareyes.poetry tried to be perfect for others and never tried it for ... Read more

The Thread

Justin Hatfield is a graduate of Indiana University. Hatfield has dabbled in writing but mostly composes music. "The Thread" is his first work to be published and his first poem overall. Hatfield continues to pursue his passion in creating art and exploring new, diverse opportunities. He hopes to inspire others to pursue their passions too.


Nkocy Kingie is a middle-aged, free-thinking soul driven by the greater desire to see a more serene and peaceful world.

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