This quarterly publication features courageous, wild writing of all genres. We foster the full range of voices that find space and community within our group each week and favor love of practice over perfection of product. Wild garlic grows abundantly throughout our home in Brooklyn. Garlic is eaten for fortification, and adaptation; growing in loping fragments beneath the ground, these compact bulbs teach us about strength. Sidewalks so often erupt with new growth, whether from our lived interactions in the city, or the sheer force of life rising up through the fissures underfoot. We gather writing with enough vitality to crack concrete.
Wild Garlic accepts & publishes submissions from members of the Brooklyn Women’s Writing Group. To learn more and become a member, click here. We publish four times per year and feature work in all genres.
Irene Lyla Lee is a writer, publisher, and educator, dedicated to storytelling driven by dreams; the places where land and imagination meet. She has collaborated on publishing projects including A Book of Signs, and the zine SETS. She is founder of the small press, ilylali, and co-founder of Boar Hair Books, and Oreades Press. Irene has also been published in The Brooklyn Rail, Visitant, Chronogram, and The Poetry Project’s Archive. She appeared in Pratt Instute’s MFA in Writing literary magazine, The Felt. She holds an MFA in Writing from Pratt Institute. Irene swims, lives, and walks in Brooklyn, NY.
Le’Shae Yasmin is just your friendly neighborhood writer and fellow Brooklynite. She dibbles & dabbles in every genre. Some day, she hopes to begin writing professionally. Until then, enjoy the snippets!
Anna Yesilevskiy has a graduate certificate from NYU’s summer publishing institute, an M.S.Ed in Education Policy from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and a BA in Psychology with double minors in Creative Writing and Women and Gender Studies from Pace University and currently works as a K-12 tutor and as a legal writer. Anna is also the host of a YA book club at a Brooklyn Public Library branch and is from Brooklyn, New York. You can find her @annielikestoreadandwatchtv where she talks about books and TV shows.
Katie Stromme has lived in New York since 2017. She is a writer and editor interested in ecology, loneliness, and ritual. She has previously served as an editor at Hunger Mountain and Mud Season Review. She holds an MFA in Writing & Publishing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She enjoys painting, running, and riding her bike.
Katherine Scott is a freelance television producer, having worked on content for networks like The History Channel, HGTV, and Netflix. She has a degree in English from Wake Forest University, and is grateful to be working with the Brooklyn Women’s Writing Group on this project.
Anna Zagerson is a writer, dancer, and occupational therapist. She is pursuing her MFA at New York University and likes sewing beads onto canvas with her rescue cat, Wolfie.