Full House is a online literature magazine that publishes fifty-two submissions per year, thirteen per season, linked to a standard deck of playing cards. We aim to publish unique pieces of prose, poetry, script, and visual art.

Here at Full House, we want to create a welcoming space for all writers of all kinds. Even if you don’t think we’ll like or be interested in your work, give us a try anyway! We offer feedback on every submission.

You can submit to us here and email us at fullhouselitmag@gmail.com with any questions or queries!

The editors

Leia (Head editor)

Leia loves experimental poetry and enjoys work that is visually exciting. She is soon to graduate with an English Literature and Creative Writing BA from the University of East Anglia. Her favourite poets include Nikki Dudley, Sascha Akhtar, Astra Papachristodoulou and Briony Hughes. She is a winner of the Streetcake Experimental Poetry prize, and her work also appears in Re-side’s ‘Connection’ collection, and on The Babel Tower Notice Board. She has an upcoming collection with Broken Sleep Books releasing in August.

JP (Assistant editor)

JP Seabright is a queer writer living in London, who has had poetry published in three anthologies, short stories published online and in print, and various pieces shortlisted, longlisted and highly commended. Recently their work can be found in Babel Tower Notice Board, Fugitives & Futurists, Full House, Untitled Voices, Streetcake and elsewhere. Occasionally they can be found hanging out on Twitter @errormessage and blogging about music at https://randomrecordreview.wordpress.com/

Claire (Instagram, arts and visuals editor)

Claire Hampton is a neurodivergent writer, artist and contemporary literature enthusiast hailing from the industrial smog of Teesside, U.K. She holds a BA (Hons) in Fine Art but has worked for the NHS for more than half her life because nowhere else will have her- she’s weird. She has work published/upcoming in Versification, The Daily Drunk, Crow & Cross Keys, Full House Literary Magazine, Selcouth Station Press and the Writers Retreat U.K Anthology. Tweets @champtoncreates

Kinneson (Workshop editor)

Kinneson Lalor likes writing, walking, gardening, and her dog. She is Australian but lives in the UK. She followed a PhD in Physics from the University of Cambridge with an MSt in Creative Writing from the same institution while writing her first novel, teaching mathematics, and co-founding a supercomputing start-up. Her work has appeared in various places including Janus Literary, Tiny Molecules and Ghost Parachute. Find her on Twitter (@KinnesonLalor), Instagram (@kinneson.lalor) or via www.kinnesonlalor.com.

Volunteer submission editors

Not all volunteers will be editing in the same editing windows but this is the general team! We are always on the look out for other voices to join us.

Bareerah Y. Ghani is a Canadian-Pakistani writer, currently pursuing an MFA in fiction from George Mason University. Her work has appeared in a few North American and Pakistani literary journals. You can follow her on Twitter @Bareera_yg where she usually whines about first drafts, and the stress of having an ever-growing TBR list. 

Carol Parris Krauss is a mother, teacher, and poet from the Tidewater region of Virginia. This Clemson graduate is a watcher and her poems are New South-visually descriptive with multiple layers. She was honored to be selected as a 2018 Best New Poet by the University of Virginia Press. Her recent work can be found in Black Bough, Mixed Mag, Twist in Time, and Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel. Her website is https://www.carolparriskrausspoet.com/

Lisa is a freelance writer and blogger (TheThreeHaresBlog.com) based in Somerset, UK. She specialises in creative non-fiction, often around history and place, and occasional poetry. She writes reviews for The Cardiff Review and has guest blogged for Green Ink Poetry. Her reading includes Golden Age crime fiction, social history by Virginia Nicholson, and the poetry of Dylan Thomas. She
loves lit mags and the chance they give her to engage with new writing.

George White is a Creative Writing graduate from Stockport. She writes short stories in various genres with a special love for dystopia. As a reader, she enjoys any stories with an element of the spectacular, when the writer takes firm command over the world they have created. George’s favourite writers are Patrick Ness, Madeline Miller, and Chidera Eggerue. When she isn’t reading or writing, she sits in front of Marvel films with her cross-stitch.

Alice is a writer, editor, and theatre-maker. She reads a wide range of fiction and non-fiction, from Anne Bronte to Carlos Ruiz Zafon, from Ursula Le Guin to Salena Godden. She firmly subscribes to the belief that good reading engenders good writing, and has been known to study the backs of shampoo bottles if nothing else presents itself. Some of her favourite short story writers are Helen Oyeyemi, Carmen Maria Machado, and Daisy Johnson. Alice finds inspiration for her own writing from pausing on (socially-distanced) walks, and listening to podcasts, in particular Spirits and The Box of Oddities. She lives in Glasgow and her home is open to stray cats and stories.

Beth loves writing screenplays, with a special place in her heart for realistic British sitcoms. Her favourite screenwriters include Lisa McGee, Mackenzie Crook and Daisy May and Charlie Cooper. She studied Film and Television Production at the University of York, and then Screenwriting at the University of Manchester. She is currently a member of the London Library Emerging Writers Programme and also tutors English and Creative Writing. 

Originally from Dunedin, New Zealand, Millie moved to the UK to undertake a PhD at the University of Manchester. She has written for several publications in New Zealand and served as Music Editor for Critic Te Arohi. She has also worked as a songwriter for many years and was awarded a Taite Music Prize in 2020. Millie is particularly interested in dark, experimental prose, classing among her favourite writers Djuna Barnes and Olga Tokarczuk.  

Magi Sumpter hails from small town Louisiana, where she spends her days drafting divorce papers. Their nights consist of smooching their pets on the forehead, organizing the next D&D session, or bothering the nearest creature. Magi is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Southchild Lit, co-founder of weekly newsletter Cat Coalition, and holds staff positions at several journals. You can find their work in assorted places on the Internet – mostly on Twitter @MagiSumpter. 

Christina has a background in Performing Arts and her theatre credits include writing and performing at the Brighton Fringe Festival. She enjoys all forms of storytelling from scripts to prose and loves to be surprised with an exciting twist and reading character driven stories in any genre. Christina is currently working on her first novel and is looking forward to encouraging and supporting new voices.

Rich Giptar is a writer and editor based on the sunny(!) English south coast. They spend most of their time reading and gaming and are always happy to chat about either. They tweet @Rich Giptar and you can find their full list of publications here [https://richgiptar.wordpress.com/124-2/]. They also edit Sundamaged Mag.

Ed Meek writes poetry, fiction, articles and book reviews. He has been published in The Sun, The Paris Review, Hobart, The North American Review, The Boston Globe Magazine, CounterPunch, The Arts Fuse. Luck, a collection of his short stories, came out in 2017. His new book of poems, High Tide, came out in 2020. He was a Poetry Editor at Cutbank Magazine, Managing Editor at Ibbetson. Follow him on Twitter @emeek. His website is Edmeek.net.

Michael Quigg is a writer born and raised in central Illinois, where he lives with his girlfriend and two cats. He graduated from Illinois State University in 2018 with a bachelor’s in English and creative writing. When he’s not working or writing, he’s playing video games, watching old Godzilla films, or reading from his growing collection of history and poetry books. He loves surreal and experimental works, with an emphasis on environment and vivid imagery.

Charity has been publishing since 1999 and have two published two children’s books, hundreds of nonfiction articles (Coldwell Banker, iPhone Life, American Genius), and several short stories. Charity’s latest creative nonfiction piece, “A Mother’s Love” is pending publication in the She Speaks anthology by Tipping the Scales magazine and will be included in a literary film later this year for viewing on Amazon Prime.