The Writing Disorder is a literary journal devoted to literature, art and culture. We publish quarterly and are based in Los Angeles, CA. Each issue is published online and sometimes as an ebook. The mission of our journal is to showcase new and emerging writers – particularly those in writing programs — as well as established ones. We feature new works of fiction, poetry, nonfiction and art, plus interviews with writers and artists, and some reviews. Although we strive to publish original and experimental work, The Writing Disorder remains rooted in the classic art of storytelling.

Send us your best work. No limit on word count. Submissions accepted all year round.

All work featured in The Writing Disorder may include a bio and link to the writer’s or artist’s website, and/or a link to the website where their work can be found.

The Writing Disorder also features interviews with prominent writers, artists, and musicians. Past interviews include: Chang-rae Lee, Ivy Pochoda, Simon Larbalestier, Martin Aston, Amelia Gray, Stuart Dybek, Francesca Lia Block, Alexandra Styron, Steven Weissman, Tina May Hall, Steph Cha, Manuel Gonzales, Isis Aquarian, Howard Junker, Rudy Ratzinger, David Cowart, Ruth Clampett and Chelsea Wolfe.

The Writing Disorder published its first issue in 2010.


Editor: C.E. Lukather
Editor: Paul Garson
Poetry Editor: Juliana Woodhead
Contributing Editor: Pamela Ramos Langley
Contributing Editor: Sarah Sarai

Published four times a year: Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter

If you send us work, we will read it. If you send us artwork, we will review it.
We care about the work we publish, and are grateful to the writers and artists who create it.

For questions or comments about The Writing Disorder, please contact us here.