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 pre-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The Second Chance Anthology contains literary pieces that have been withdrawn by their authors from unsafe publishing houses and magazines.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.

64 thoughts on “Variant Literature Magazine Publication.

  1. 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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    1. 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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      1. 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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      2. 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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      3. 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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      4. 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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      5. 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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      6. 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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  2. 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˜‚

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