MISTRESS is an online journal of poetry and short fiction.
Our aim is to publish emerging and underrepresented voices in the literary community, with a primary focus on work that examines gender and/or sexuality.
MISTRESS seeks to be an inclusive and safe space, and as such, gladly accepts submissions from individuals of all genders, sexualities, ages, races, nationalities, and creeds.
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Giulia Bencivenga received her MA in Philosophy at UCSC before becoming editor-in-chief of SEE YOU NEXT TUESDAY. She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.
em kaldenbaugh is a writer and library worker living in Philadelphia. Em works in a basement but dreams of one day having windows. She has one cat and one rock tumbler. Em is learning how to be a good plant mom. Em has produced works of poetry, criticism, comics, and collages that appear on Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Spy Kids’ Review, Alien Mouth and Flying Object, among others. Baby, I’m Away at the Maze is a zine of her poems, ask her for a copy! Find her online at emkaldenbaugh.com & twitter @leonardegg
Jacq Greyja is a queer jewish latinx poet from California. They are currently pursuing their MFA in Poetry at San Francisco State University, where they are a recipient of the William Dickey Fellowship in Poetry. They are the author of GREATER GRAVE (The Operating System, 2018). Their work has been featured or is forthcoming in Bettering American Poetry: Volume 2, Apogee, Hold: A Journal, Peach Mgzn, Columbia Poetry Review, and elsewhere. Their poetry and collages have been exhibited in “Way Bay: Poetry Assembly” (BAMPFA, 2018) and “Not Even: Poets Make Collage” (Bushel Collective, 2017). More info on past + current projects can be found on their website: jacquelinelast.com
Meghann Boltz is a poet living in Buffalo, NY. She recently completed an MA in Creative Writing: Poetry at the University of East Anglia and her work has appeared / is forthcoming in Cosmonauts Avenue, Peach Mag, glitterMOB, Bad Pony, and Dream Pop. Her first chapbook rebel/blonde will be out June 2018 from Bottlecap Press. You can find her on Instagram @meghannsummers
Naomi Morris is a poet studying for her Masters in Edinburgh. She’s happy doing anything involving poetry, cats, and/or feminism.
Daisy Thomas is a working-class poet from South Wales. She is currently living in London where she is a candidate on the Creative & Life Writing MA at Goldsmiths. Recent poems can be found at 50GS.
The collage “Pidge Meade and the Anecdoche” displayed on our webpage is used with permission from the artist Samantha Derendal.
Editor-in-Chief and Publisher
Rachel Statham is a librarian and poet. She has little to no credentials.
Many, many thanks to our patrons Dan Biegner, Sue Derendal, Courtney Brooke Hall, Joseph Pereira, Christopher Schwaber, and Emily Siegenthaler for their endless support. MISTRESS would not exist without you!
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