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Lady Blue Literary Arts Journal

The Lady Blue Literary Arts Journal is our flagship publication, a biannual literary magazine featuring poetry, fiction, nonfiction, artwork, and photography from contributors around the world. Our submissions for this publication are rolling. We accept work for consideration at any time, and the edition for which your submission is considered will always be indicated at the top of our Submission Guidelines page. Editions are released on the first of October and the first of April each year. 

Lady Blue Press

In addition to our literary magazine, Lady Blue now accepts submissions for standalone publications such as chapbooks and novellas. Accepted publications will be designed and edited by our team for individual sale on the Lady Blue website. For more information or to submit your longer piece for consideration, please contact our publisher, Claire Meler. 



Claire Meler

Claire Meler works as marketing coordinator at the James A. Michener Art Museum in the charming mini-city of Doylestown, Pennsylvania. She studied English and marketing at Penn State University, where she also served as the editor-in-chief of From the Fallout Shelter, Penn State Harrisburg's literary arts magazine. She founded Lady Blue out of a love for literature and a desire to continue publishing post-college. When she's not reading submissions and managing the business functions of Lady Blue, you can typically find her bowling, reading, or working at the local SPCA on the weekends.

Founder & Publisher

Heather Nonnemacher

Heather Nonnemacher graduated with a degree in Public Health from Franklin & Marshall College, where she spent time on the executive board of the Alice Drum Women’s Center and worked as a Peer Health Educator. Aside from her day job in the clinical trial software industry, she dedicates herself to reading, blogging, painting, and design layout for Lady Blue.

Creative Director

Mary Imgrund

Mary Imgrund is a graduate student at American University pursuing an MA in Political Communication, and she writes about sustainable lifestyle on her blog, Fennec Fawn, and for Eco Warrior Princess. She splits her time between Washington DC and Pennsylvania, where she runs a market for sustainable and handmade goods called the HBG Flea. Her writing has also been published in journals such as The Burg, The Rectangle, and The Elephant Journal. She’s a skincare hoarder, Twitter lurker, and celebrated nervous talker looking to make a difference in American politics and the world.

Editorial Board Member

Amber Weaver

Amber Weaver graduated from Messiah College with a BS in Human Development and Family Science, where she designed and wrote a six-hour curriculum to support expecting women throughout their college education. She has always had a passion for reading, especially classical literature, fantasy, and philosophical works. She loves writing poetry and short stories, and is currently working on a fantasy novel. Aside from being a stay-at-home mom and working on the Lady Blue editorial board, she enjoys playing the piano, listening to music way too loudly, and spending time outdoors.

Editorial Board Member

Jesse Cole

Jesse Cole is a Michigan native who received her BA in English writing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she also studied Spanish and philosophy. When she isn't scribbling her thoughts illegibly onto the nearest paper surface, you can find her loudly singing along to the radio or attempting abstract latte art in the Starbucks kiosk she manages. She has been featured in the print magazines SLAB, New Growth Arts Review, and Lady Blue Literary Arts Journal, and you can find more of her work online in Words Dance and Black & Grey.

Editorial Board Member

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