This issue features short fiction by Bruce Meyer, Maia Kowalski, Penny A. Page, and Philip Houtz; flash fiction by Sara Dobbie, Emily Enfinger, Natascha Graham, Redfern Boyd, and Sophie Fink; and nonfiction by Natascha Graham and Robin Foster. Poetry by Ebukun Gbemisola Ogunyemi, Raymond Gibson, Megan McKinley, David Harrison Horton, and more. Find a full list of contributors at the Variety Pack website.
If you didn’t already know, literary magazine Variety Pack will release what they call “Mini Packs” on occasion. On August 30, they released Mini-Mega Pack: 6×6. This features six poems from six separate poets to whet your appetite between the releases of Issue 5 (don’t forget to check that out!) and Issue 6 (due out at the end of October).
The six poets featured in the Mini-Mega Pack are Kayla Keyes, Will Cordeiro, Ben Nardolilli, John Sweet, Peter Mitchell, and Adrian Sobo. So jump online and check this mini delight out and don’t forget they are accepting submissions through September 15.
Variety Pack Issue 3, our final issue for 2020, is packed full of a variety of writing from poetry, to prose, to essays, and reviews. Short Fiction by Jerica Taylor, Elle Bader-Gregory, and Jeremy Perry; flash prose by Mileva Anastasiadou, Zanaya Hussein, and Megha Nayar; nonfiction by Rhienna Renee Guedry, B.D. Shaw, and Elliott Bradley; and poetry by Theresa Wyatt, Sabrina Blandon, Aadesh, Priyanka Sacheti, Mike Chin, Lilia Marie Ellis, Mike Basinski, and more. Plus three reviews, and art by four artists.
Founded in 2020, Variety Pack is an online journal seeking to offer a “variety” of work in all genres, including literary fiction, historical fiction, science fiction, fantasy, mystery, humor, micro-fiction, flash fiction, form, poetry, prose poetry, haikus, and more.
They publish quarterly issues along with special issues, called mini-packs, editor choice features published in-between their regular issues. Their first Mini-Pack featured short fiction by Timothy Day. Variety Pack also have special issues dedicated to standing in solidarity with marginalized voices in the literary community. The most recent special was Black Voices of Pride guest edited by Dior J. Stephens.