awkward mermaid
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awkward mermaid is an online safe place for writers regarding mental illness. Think of us as a place where magic and mental illness can coexist. Brand new millennial and mental health online literary magazine accepting fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art.

Established in 2015, Sword & Kettle Press is a tiny independent publishing house. Our mission is to publish inclusive feminist fantasy & speculative fiction and provide an encouraging space for emerging writers. We look for the weird & witchy & wild & whimsical things in our world & in worlds beyond.  


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We are passionate about storytellingWe want to hear your stories. We love the gritty, the edgy, the passionate, the raw, the magical, the witchy. We are a home for the spiritual, the occult, nature-loving, the witchy, and more... but your piece doesn't have to be "spiritual" per sé. Cultural critique also welcome! Book reviews welcome! Interviews welcome! We are passionate about storytelling, while some pieces are more 'article'-like. The categories are made brief, but you never know what surprises are hidden within them.