Variant Literature Magazine Publication.

Hello everyone.

I have three published poems (“To Accede Into My Own Desires”, “Deep in my Heart”, and “Beneath”) in Variant Literature magazine, specifically in their Second Chance Anthology. My poems are credited under my pseudonym Ellie Onka. You can either order the anthology here or read the free PDF instead. You can find my work in pages 30–32.

The Second Chance Anthology contains literary pieces that have been withdrawn by their authors from unsafe publishing houses and magazines. The goal of the anthology is to bundle works into what is deemed a safe literary community and to expose magazines that contain unsafe views, for instance, racism, sexism, homophobia, anti-semitism, etc, etc.

My utmost thanks to Tyler Pufpaff for accepting my pieces as well.

I hope you not only enjoy my poems, but as well the work from the rest of the contributing authors of this beautiful and heartfelt anthology.

Thank you.

  68 comments for “Variant Literature Magazine Publication.

  1. July 23, 2020 at 9:09 am

    Congratulations Lucy!! 😍 This is amazing!

    Liked by 3 people

    • July 23, 2020 at 10:14 am

      Thank you so much! 😊

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  2. July 23, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Congratulations πŸŽ‰

    Liked by 2 people

    • July 23, 2020 at 12:44 pm

      Thank you! ❀️❀️

      Like

  3. July 23, 2020 at 1:09 pm

    Congratulations, Lucy. You are spectacular.
    Love and hugs to you.
    G.

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    • July 23, 2020 at 1:13 pm

      You humble me greatly. I am so thankful for your kind feedback as always. Much love back, friend. ❀️❀️

      Liked by 1 person

      • July 23, 2020 at 1:16 pm

        Lucy, my dear, you deserve plenty of praise and accolades. You are extremely talented and we are all lucky to have you here sweetheart.
        xoxo

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      • July 23, 2020 at 1:20 pm

        I’m truly stumbling for my words here! Wow. 😊 Thank you, thank you so much, you’re so kind.

        Liked by 1 person

      • July 23, 2020 at 1:20 pm

        And I am right sweetheart πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸŒΉπŸŒΈβ€οΈ

        Liked by 1 person

      • July 23, 2020 at 1:21 pm

        ❀️❀️❀️😊

        Liked by 1 person

  4. July 23, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    Congratulations πŸŽ‰

    Liked by 2 people

  5. July 23, 2020 at 3:03 pm

    You go girl. You are such an inspiration.

    Liked by 2 people

    • July 23, 2020 at 3:05 pm

      Aww, thank you so, so much. ❀ ❀

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  6. July 23, 2020 at 4:41 pm

    Well done, best wishes.

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 23, 2020 at 5:36 pm

      Thank you so much. ❀️❀️

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  7. Rhen Laird
    July 23, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    Huge congrats, Lucy!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 23, 2020 at 5:57 pm

      Thanks so much, Rhen! πŸ˜ƒ

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      • Rhen Laird
        July 23, 2020 at 7:15 pm

        You are always welcome πŸ™‚

        Liked by 1 person

      • July 23, 2020 at 8:54 pm

        ❀ ❀

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  8. July 23, 2020 at 6:34 pm

    Genuinely inspiring, well done Lucy! πŸ‘

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 23, 2020 at 6:37 pm

      Thank you so very much! πŸ’—πŸ’™

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  9. July 23, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    Yay, Lucy! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Guiltless Passion
    July 23, 2020 at 8:10 pm

    Go girl!! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

    Liked by 1 person

  11. July 23, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    Congratsss Lucy πŸ€—β€οΈ

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 23, 2020 at 9:27 pm

      Thank you so much. ❀️❀️

      Liked by 1 person

  12. July 23, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    Congratulations, Lucy!!πŸ₯³πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ

    Liked by 1 person

  13. July 23, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    Congratulations!

    Liked by 1 person

  14. mariamichaela
    July 24, 2020 at 5:23 am

    Way to go, Lucy!

    Liked by 1 person

  15. July 24, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    Wow Lucy!!! Congratulations 🎊

    Liked by 1 person

  16. July 25, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    Wow! So thrilled for you, My Dear!! A great accomplishment!!! Bravo!!!
    xoxo
    πŸ˜˜πŸ’–πŸŒΉ

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 25, 2020 at 3:07 pm

      Aww, thank you so very much! ❀ ❀

      Liked by 1 person

      • July 25, 2020 at 3:22 pm

        My pleasure! Happy to share your posts with followers, My Dear!!
        πŸ˜˜πŸ’–πŸŒΉ

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  17. July 26, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    Congratulations on your publications Lucy, you’ve earned it! Your works are very inspiring πŸ’—πŸ’—

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 26, 2020 at 1:14 pm

      Aww, thank you very much Hannah. That means so much to me to hear that. Thank you. ❀️

      Liked by 1 person

  18. July 27, 2020 at 12:15 am

    Congrats Lucy – keep on writing and posting!

    Liked by 1 person

  19. July 27, 2020 at 2:11 am

    Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

    yowza-yowza-yowza-!

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  20. July 27, 2020 at 5:18 am

    This is amazing!!
    Keep up the good work!
    I also have a blog do check it out…
    Don’t forget to like and follow

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Mother Gaia XD 🌈πŸ”₯
    July 27, 2020 at 6:17 am

    Once again, your post is in perfect synchronicity with what I was doing/needed to hear! XD
    I’m curious, why is your pseudonym different from the one of your blog? (or maybe this is your real name). And do you always change your pseudonym when publishing in different magazines/books/platforms?

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    • July 27, 2020 at 7:20 am

      Ah, that is so interesting! I’m glad it was what you needed to hear. ❀️

      Great questions! Ellie Onka is not my real name. I use it to honor someone that had passed long ago.

      For the most part, I do keep my main pseudonym (E) when publishing with different literary magazines and platforms.

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      • Mother Gaia XD 🌈πŸ”₯
        July 27, 2020 at 7:41 am

        I meant the name you’re using on this blog, Lucy πŸ˜‰

        I see! It sounded a little bit like you change your pseudonym every time you publish with different magazines, so I was curious! XD

        Do you just send your work to different magazines you read? Is that what you do for a living? I’m very curious, but you don’t have to answer if you don’t want to πŸ˜‚

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      • July 27, 2020 at 8:15 am

        Ah, gotcha! πŸ‘

        Hahaha! That would be definitely hard to track with different publishers and magazines. Changing my pen name each time I publish, that definitely doesn’t sound like I’m on the run, multiple names and such. πŸ˜‰

        Overall, yes. I send pieces to magazines to as well build up my writing background, along with magazines that I do read and believe are safe in the literary community.

        Nah, I don’t do this for a living. πŸ˜‚

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      • Mother Gaia XD 🌈πŸ”₯
        July 27, 2020 at 9:07 am

        I know, it’s definitely not convenient πŸ˜‚, but my problem is that I like to change names and stuff all the time, so each time I change my mind I have to change my domain and usernames on all the other social media πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚, but I can’t help it shrug πŸ˜‚

        I see! What do you mean by “safe” though? If your work gets published in an “unsafe” magazine, then isn’t that a good thing, because then your work brings some safety into the unsafe? XD

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      • July 27, 2020 at 1:54 pm

        That’s understandable. Personally, it took me a year to finally have a pen name I really like.

        Oh, by safe, I mean a safe literary community. The magazines (as called out individually in Variant Lit’s Anthology) are unsafe to submit to because of what each one believes in and supports. These views include racism, sexism, homophobia and anti-Semitism.

        Lol. That’s actually an intriguing thought. Safety to combat the unsafe. It’s just that I wouldn’t want to support a magazine that holds these views at all, hence why I withdrew my work from Terror House. I did not know what they supported initially until after my pieces were published by them. Once I discovered this, I requested them to remove my work.

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      • Aggressive Enlightened Idealist πŸ€¬πŸ‘ΏπŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ˜‚
        July 27, 2020 at 8:04 pm

        I think I might just keep changing mine forever and ever πŸ˜‚

        Oh well, but if it’s already printed, then there’s nothing you can do about it anymore, I guess? But it’s good that they remove it at request. I thought they just refuse that too πŸ˜‚

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      • Aggressive Enlightened Idealist πŸ€¬πŸ‘ΏπŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ˜‚
        July 27, 2020 at 8:08 pm

        What the heck? I just posted a reply, but it’s not showing up?! 🀨 Is it because I changed my username?! πŸ˜‚

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  22. Aggressive Enlightened Idealist πŸ€¬πŸ‘ΏπŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ˜‚
    July 28, 2020 at 8:45 am

    Huh? I just wanted to reply to your reply, but it’s gone? :O Do you still see them? Because they’ve even disappeared in my notifications πŸ˜‚

    Liked by 2 people

  23. July 28, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    Enjoyed the post πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 28, 2020 at 9:39 pm

      That makes me so happy. Thank you for reading it. ❀

      Liked by 1 person

  24. August 25, 2020 at 12:51 am

    Congrats πŸ’

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 25, 2020 at 1:20 am

      Thank you! πŸ˜€

      Like

  25. October 23, 2020 at 8:20 am

    Congrats Lucy. And thanks for telling us about this magazine.

    Liked by 1 person

    • October 23, 2020 at 2:21 pm

      Thank you so much.

      Like

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