Spring 2021 Issue Coming Soon
Tell Me a Story From Your Life: Memoir
Most Exalted (aka Cooter Rasputin), Stan Bumgardner, Douglas Imbrogno,
Lara Lillibridge, Maria Manilla, Ann Pancake
Bringing the Light: Inspiring Essays
Andréa Fekete, Doug Van Gundy, Kelli Hansel Haywood, Rajia Hassib, Bill Lynch, Sassa Wilkes
poet Ron Houchin, artist Chet Lowther, Retired Maj. Richard Ojeda
Look Closer: Poetry
Ace Boggess, Pauletta Hansel, Jodi McMillian, Mary Moore
Guest Room Journal Mission Statement
Guest Room Press is where writers become. Guest Room Journal is where we all become.
Guest Room Journal publishes intelligent commentary, inspiring personal narratives, interviews, humor, and quality poetry. During a time when inspiration, rational thought, and connection is needed most, the Guest Room is a space for well-crafted content that’s healthy for its readers professionally, emotionally, and intellectually. Guests of the journal include new and returning contributors with pieces perpetuating our best human traits: ingenuity, humor, creativity, and most importantly, hope, in an era when social distancing means many rely on “social” media for information and contact, as it permeates our culture with toxic tribalism, outrage, extremism, and misinformation.
We all can move closer to becoming our best selves, whatever that looks like for each of us in this moment, no matter our socioeconomic class or whether we live with or without disabilities. Guest Room Press is where writers become. Guest Room Journal is where we all become. Reach out with questions. Send submissions and brief bio in MS Word format or pasted into body of email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Guest Room Journal includes five sections
Bringing the Light (Inspiring essays/guidance)
essays by critical thinkers and creatives with views based in knowledge, lived experience and/or research. Every topic and life-stage explored here: parenting, creativity, art, divorce, career, loss, health, spirituality, illness, mysticism, aging, addiction, dating, and coping with the many personal fall-outs of the COVID-19 pandemic.
the editor interviews Guest creatives, entrepreneurs, and experts in their fields. Want professional, personal, or creative inspiration? Find it here.
Tell Me a Story from Your Life
Guests share intimate narratives from their own lives. Memoir excerpts. Emphasizes growth and wisdom through lived experience, describes those real-life moments deserving of close observation.
Wooden Nickels (humor)
That old saying, “don’t accept any wooden nickels, kid” applies here. Don’t listen to us. We’re completely full of it. Okay, not always, sort of like in that old saying about broken clocks being right when the early bird catches the fish he taught the man to catch or something.
Look Closer (Poetry)
quality poetry from established poets with emerging voices on uplifting themes such as the idea of seeing beauty and life in all things, most especially.
Seeking one-time contributors and returning Guests. Pitch me a series! Seeking mostly narrative essays, memoir excerpts, and flash memoir of no more than 2,500-ish words (no minimum). Seeking written interviews with artists, professionals, and amazing people. Some poetry and humor. And yes, photography for cover use. Previously published pieces accepted. This is a startup. I currently pay in one contributor’s copy and a 30% discount on subsequent copies (+ shipping). I hope to keep my press afloat with the proceeds and someday be able to pay contributors (and maybe even myself).
Reach out with questions. Send submissions and brief bio in MS Word format or pasted into body of email to email@example.com
Want to Keep Guests Coming Back?
Contact us to buy a print subscription or single issue mailed to you direct from us. Also available for order online from most major online retailers. Ask for it at your local bookstore.
Thanks for your interest. I hope you enjoy the Guests. Warmly,
Andréa Fekete, Guest Room Press CEO/Editor