"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty

Because it seems right for this sad week.


The Grief Diaries: An Online Magazine Created to Exhibit Art That Speaks to Grief and Loss.


The Grief Diaries was founded by Kristi DiLallo, an MFA candidate in the Graduate Writing Program at Columbia University. She is currently working on a memoir, which is largely a meditation on grief, trauma, and memory. She has struggled with the stigma of writing about personal tragedy, so she chose to create a safe space where grief can be discussed openly through art across all genres and media.


The Grief Diaries is a brand new independent online journal interested in exhibiting writing and other forms of art that center on the concept of grief/mourning/loss. We are open to submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, photography, artwork, etc. that speak to the experience of dealing with loss of any kind. Submission guidelines are flexible: we know that grief looks different to everyone, so we just want our journal to reflect what grief means to you, no matter the form, style, or genre.

Please send relevant submissions by email at griefdiary@gmail.com

We are looking to publish poetry, fiction, nonfiction, photography, and artwork that relates in some way to grief/loss/mourning. The term “grief” is open to interpretation. We are looking for powerful, moving works of art that speak to the incredible journey of living after we have lost.

There are no preferences in terms of formatting or style. The grieving process looks different to everyone, so we want the work in our magazine to reflect that.

We accept submissions on a rolling basis. We have a very small team (one person!) so please be patient. You will receive a response as soon as possible.

Please understand that we cannot pay contributors at this time.

Visit The Grief Diaries at http://www.thegriefdiaries.org/

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