grown up creativity: project30, a literary journal for the 30 and over

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Okay, yet another adventurous project for me!  I’ve been wanting to publish a literary journal for quite some time now. So, here we go. I’m unveiling my first literary journal project with my project30 journal.

I need you. I’m looking for 10 Poets over 30! That’s it 10 Poets, to help me launch my inaugural issues of the Project30 literary journal!

Please share with others. (To ALL my followers, I hope you can share this with at least one other person).

project30 literary journal coming soon!

As a person in her mid-30’s who feels like this is my last chance to write and make a real life career as a writer, project30 is a journal is a dream come true and I hope you will join me on my journey.

I created project30, a literary journal just for us, creative individuals in their 30’s who  have the ability to offer a unique perspective on life, based on  our own personal life experiences.

why project30?

project30 is especially for those people who may have begun their professional careers right after high school or college, started a family, or even may have abandoned your writing goals based on the fact that you were scared to step out on faith to pursue writing and took the safe route of a 9 to 5 job.  Either way, project30 journal brings us full circle and opens the door to pursue our true passion and purpose as writers and artists. project30 is a place where the 30 and over poet, photographer, artist, essayist, or author/blogger will have the opportunity to share a long awaited goal of  what I like to call “grown up creativity”.


In celebration of writing, it’s official, a call for submissions to the project30 journal  Inaugural issue has begun! The theme for this first issue will be “Bootcamp: Becoming A Writer, Later”. This theme can take on many meanings, so I trust there will be some interesting submissions.

The guidelines for submissions to project30 journal are: 

  • Submissions are being accepted from  poets who are 30 and over.  (We plan to publish photography and essays in future issues).
  • All submissions will be accepted electronically at 
  • project30 will only accept  30 poems for this inaugural issue.
  • Each submission must adhere to the theme of the issue. (For 2012, the theme is “What Does Being 30 & Over Mean To Me?”).
  • Each submission must also be accompanied by an email address, website/blog, and a short, brief bio of the person submitting and your experience as a creative person and what has brought you to this point in life as a writer. (All bios are subject to editing to fit journal space.)
  • There is NO PRIZE or MONEY involved (we are just getting started), only recognition and acknowledgment as a writer or photographer pursuing his/her craft and support from a community of other like-minded writers and artists.
  • Persons chosen to have their work published in this inaugural issue, will have their profile featured in the project30 journal (online).  A hard copy version (may be available for purchase at magcloud – look for it in the fall), and on the project30 website.
  • If you submit a poem, photo, or essay and your submission is not chosen for this issue, your submission may be put on file for a future issue  (you will be consulted prior to use).
  • project30 – The project30 literary journal submission period will be April 20, 2012 – May 31, 2012 
  • Persons who submitted material, will be notified by June 3, 2012 about the status of your submission.
  • project30 journal 2012 issue will be published online June 15, 2012  (just in time for what I’m declaring to be Creative Writing Month) and a hard copy will be available for purchase (look for a hard copy in the fall!)
  • Visit the project30 journal website at:  project30 journal,

Stay tuned!

Kellea Tibbs


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4 thoughts on “grown up creativity: project30, a literary journal for the 30 and over

  1. Gosh, this sounds like a great project!

    Just wanted to stop by and thank you for the comment you left on my Freshly Pressed post last week–Top 10 Reasons to Join the Bloggy Blast. Sorry it has taken me nearly a week to get here. Clearly, I have been missing out.


  2. Thank you so much for your comments and for sharing with others. And I totally understand not having enough time to respond. Blogging takes extra time. Thanks for taking your time.

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