Connecting Writers Through Stories

Variant Literature seeks to support authors by providing a space for personal and professional development. Through collaboration, quarterly journal publication, traditional chapbook & novella publication, and contests that may help the independent author get noticed, we're here to help you with your literary goals. We are working with our local community on bridging the gap between the millions of authors that go unpublished. We are a proud partner of the North Carolina Writers’ Network.

Meet The Team

What We're Doing

Tyler Pufpaff

Poetry Editor

Author of A Quarter Life. Tyler's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Torrid Literature Journal, Coraddi, Havik, and Poetry Diversified 2019: An Anthology of Human Experience. When he's not reading or writing, he can be found watching mob dramas like The Godfather.

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Kalyani Bindu

Poetry Editor

Writer and researcher from India. Two Moviegoers was her first collection. She forays into poetry when at a loss of words and into prose when the world becomes see-through. Several Indian journals and dailies have carried her works including Madras Courier, Muse India, Ethos Literary Journal, Modern Literature, Active Muse, Indian Express etc.

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Anna Grissino

Fiction Editor

Anna is a recent graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill with a Bachelor's in Linguistics. In her free time, she enjoys far-too-in-depth character analyses of Marvel superheroes and running or playing in multiple Dungeons and Dragons campaigns. Her creative passions are matched only by her love of her friends, family, and four-legged companions.


Ceara Hennessey

Fiction Editor

Ceara is a fiction writer based in Northern New Jersey. She holds a bachelor’s degree in creative writing from Seton Hall University, and her published work can be found via her website. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found watching movies or playing video games on easy mode.




Nguyen Le

Nonfiction Editor

Nguyen is a UNC grad with a degree in biology and a love for creative writing. She's a voracious reader of all kinds of writing, but mainly sticks to poetry and creative non-fiction when it comes to her own work. Besides literature, her favorite things include plants, cats, coffee, and gin. 

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