Hey readers, writers, and shark fans! I’m McKenzie Lynn Tozan, the Editor-in-Chief of Lit Shark (and more). I’m beyond pleased to introduce this fledgling to you, because this is more than another literary magazine. Through Lit Shark and Lit Pup, this space welcomes writers of all ages and backgrounds—whether they are one of today’s top literary minds or a five-year-old learning about poetry and rhyme for the first time. And true to its name, this space also intends to raise awareness, correct information, and encourage conservation of sharks, our oceans and seas, and fellow wildlife.
Starting immediately, Lit Shark is accepting poetry, short fiction, and artwork from writers of all ages. If you’re under 18, please see more information under Lit Pup. If you’re 18 or older, regardless of your experience and publishing history, please submit to Lit Shark.
Writers who have published books are encouraged to reach out for a book review or author interview with us—especially if you have an inspiring message for younger and emerging writers who look up to someone like you.
We’ll also be sharing resources for developing writers, including writing prompts, suggestions of craft books, and free source teaching materials for creative writing, poetry, and conservation.
Coming soon, writers will also be able to join The Shiver, a literary press that will offer assistance with publishing and marketing—in addition to publishing its own books on craft, writing prompt journals, and annual “Best Of” anthologies.
This is only a brief snapshot of all we hope to do with Lit Shark, and I’m so excited to share this news with you—and to start reading those submissions in the slush pile under the sea!