Rhythm & Bones Press is a small independent press and literary magazine that is dedicated to dynamic and inspiring authors, whose work deserves to be shared and acknowledged. We specialize in Authors who write with personal emotion and those with trauma to portray to the world.
We aim to help turn Trauma into Art.
Our philosophy is that all creative authors, of all ages and genders, race, nationality and sexuality, have the right to expression through the written word and should have a true outlet for their work. We believe in honesty, integrity, and at the heart, the writing community. Our vision is that Rhythm & Bones Press is able to create a publication outlet for those authors who may find their work being dismissed or overlooked for whatever reason. We want to be the outlet to help and encourage all authors of more dynamic writing, to be able to achieve their goals. Ultimately, to have their work published and read.
We aim to help all authors who wish to try and publish dynamic work, with a specialty in the genre of Trauma. Our goal is simple, turn trauma into art. We want there to be an outlet for people who have gone through life changing events and feel the need to express themselves, in the written form. We hope in helping these dynamic authors get published, we can help those who are struggling with trauma, have some inspiration and help them create a new chapter of hope.
We wish to help not just the authors of dynamic work, but the readers of dynamic work. We believe there is a huge range of dynamic authors whose inspirational words are being overlooked and that the writing community is at a loss without these authors. We truly believe that these types of dynamic works, can help and inspire those who are dealing with the same emotions, troubles and feelings. We wish for Rhythm & Bones to be the outlet for all those silent, dynamic voices.
Our market is without borders, all welcome. We feel there is a market that has been overlooked for a long time now and feel that this is an injustice, not just to the author but to potential readers. We like to think, there are two people, in two different places, with similar experiences, who can help one another through the written word. One by writing, the other by reading.
Meet the R&B Team!
We're so excited to have the chance to review your words and honored that you entrusted us with your work. We are all writers ourselves and understand the effort that goes into each submission. We will treat it with the care we would want our own work treated with.
Our Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Tianna G. Hansen, has been writing her whole life and received her MFA at Arcadia University last year. She works as Assistant Editor at Times Publishing Newspapers, publishing 10 community papers a month. Tianna is working on a debut novel about women who survive trauma as well as a memoir. Her work has previously appeared or is forthcoming in Ellipsis Zine, Crack the Spine, Burning House Press, Who Writes Short Shorts, New Pop Lit, Blanket Sea Magazine, Echo Lit Mag and Nabu Review (both lit mags of Paragon Press), among others. In her free time she gardens on her family farm and dreams up dark fiction. Follow her on Twitter @tianng92 or check out her writing on CreativeTianna.com.
Our Assistant Editor & Graphic Designer, Renee Firer’s passion for writing flared to life when her 5th grade teacher taught her the power of the written word. Since then, she has filled her days with stories, while somehow finding the time to receive her MFA this past May. She is a DC comic loving, MarioBros. obsessed, self-proclaimed comedian suffering from a very bad—or would it be considered good?—case of wanderlust. When she’s not working on her novel, she’s spoiling her puppies, losing her pens, and planning her next worldly adventure. Her work has previously appeared in Loco Mag and Drabblez Mag. Follow her on Twitter @ReneeFirer or check out her writing on reneefirer.com.
Our Associate Editor & Time Manager, Charlie Allison, surrounds himself with dying languages, fading pantheons and idle speculation. He’s worn many hats: working as a chess coach, a groundskeeper, an English tutor, creative writing instructor for adults with learning disabilities, and an amateur circus acrobat. His current headwear is that of an amateur Mesoamerican scholar, bureaucrat, storyteller and short story writer. Charlie is working on the draft of his second novel–after launching the first into space. His work has appeared in The Stonecoast Review, Ellipsis Zine, Pickman’s Press, Podcastle and Devilfish Review. He can be found at his website (www.charlie-allison.com) and on Twitter @cballison421.
Our Business Manager, Scott Hansen, has a degree in Business Management from Edinburgh, Scotland. This is also where he met his wife, Tianna, and where he moved from to join her in America this past July. They were married on September 2nd, 2018. Scott is British/Danish and interested in business and law. He has poured his heart into creating a successful plan for Rhythm & Bones Press to continue growing, and is proud to be part of its endeavors.
Our Mascot & Editor-in-Residence, Stella Hansen, spends her days exploring the outside world & her nights terrorizing her fellow humans or (blessedly) sleeping. When she isn't up to cat-things, (acting like a regal tigress), she loves laying on a laptop to interpret and edit everyone's work.