Introducing Parma’s First Literary Magazine: Quill Pro Quo!

At the tail end of February, the Flamingo Writers Guild released a literary magazine called Quill Pro Quo and it is actively seeking submissions! Writers everywhere are encouraged to submit their work, but special preference will be given to those currently living in Parma.

The magazine will publish twice a year offering a summer and winter issue. It accepts fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and art/photography submissions. The submission window is revolving, but applicants seeking to have their work included in the summer issue are encouraged to submit their work by the end of March. To learn more about how to submit, please visit the submissions guidelines page at If you are a writer, we want to read your work. And if you know any, we encourage you to share the info with them!

The Flamingos Writers Guild is a Parma area resource that offers readings, events, workshops, and other activities for writers and the wider community at large. Every second Tuesday evening at 7 PM is the Mingle with the Flamingos reading series and open mic over Zoom. This summer we’ll be offering a bevvy of in-person events, including a series of writing exercises on a nature hike with Lit Cleveland at the Watershed Stewardship Center, a special workshop with Ohio’s poet laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour, and a theatrical monologue & poetry event where local actors will read your writing out loud in person, so writers can listen for beat changes and progression in the hands of skilled vocal artists.

There’s a lot to love, so join the Flamingo Writers Guild Facebook page and sign up for our newsletter through the website to stay up to date on new happenings. Happy writing!

Jeremy Jusek

Jeremy is the city of Parma's inaugural poet laureate and the author of We Grow Tomatoes in Tiny Towns (2019). He founded the Flamingo Writers Guild, a literacy group aimed at connecting and promoting Parma area writers. He is the founder and host of Poetry Spotlight, the Ohio Poetry Association's podcast, as well as the West Side Poetry Workshop. He is also the philanthropy chair for the local nonprofit Young Professionals of Parma. To learn more, please visit

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Volume 14, Issue 3, Posted 12:53 PM, 03.01.2022