Written Tales Publishing Schedule

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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.

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.

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