About Gremlin Creative

Gremlin Creative is a multimedia literary journal founded to publish works of fiction. We thrive on the power of storytelling, and the wonderful, hard-working, imaginative, classy, dynamic, inspiring, passionate, beautiful, smart, powerful, strong, adventurous, ambitious, people who are bravely mad enough to make a thing.

We showcase fictional work, including (but definitely not limited to) short stories, poetry, photo narratives, novellas, novel chapters, micro fiction, sketches, artwork, webcomics, audio dramas, short films, web series, hybrid and experimental work from new and established creators and artists.

Gremlin Creative uses the wide, wide, world wide web as a way to push the boundaries as to what a literary journal can be.


Do you have Creative Gremlins?

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“There’s… something on my brain. Some… thing!”

If you fancy yourself a creative, an artist, or a storyteller, you may not experience the world as others do. When you’re driving down a scenic road, you’re already picturing the first brush strokes on the canvas. When you’re in the middle of a family dinner, you can’t help but figure how this scene will fit into your next screenplay. You know you’re not destined to be cooped up in a cubicle from 9-5. It’s as if there’s a little creature inside your brain, tinkering, experimenting, messing with the wires.

You might have got yourself a Creative Gremlin.

No, it’s not like the vicious monsters from a certain 80s flick…

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It’s definitely not the… uniquely styled car…

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A Creative Gremlin is that monster that drives you to write or sketch or perform or produce. It’s eager to make a thing out of your vivid imagination.

And yes, there are some rules that come with your Creative Gremlin.

  1. Give it (and yourself) plenty of water.
  2. Sunlight absolutely necessary.
  3. Feeding after midnight is alright. Just try to give it some sleep, too.
  4. And, most importantly, you have to let your Creative Gremlin out everyday.

Just like you, your Creative Gremlin doesn’t like being cooped up in one place for too long. It gets inside your head, quite literally. It can make you frustrated and anxious. By letting it out, you help it focus, exercise, and ready to get to work.

So the next time your brain goes on the fritz, or your imagination blows up, or your attention conks out, before you call the repairman, turn on all the lights. Check all the closets and cupboards (for a midnight snack). Open up your notebook or laptop.

You might need to let loose your Creative Gremlins.

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