Alisa Velaj

Alisa Velaj was born in the southern port-town of Vlora, Albania, in 1982.

She has been shortlisted for the annual international Erbacce-Press Poetry Award in UK in June 2014. She was also shortlisted for the Aquillrelle Publishing Contest 3 in January 2015 and was the first runner up in this contest. Vela’s full length book of poetry A Gospel of Light is published by Aquillrelle in June 2015.

Her  works have appeared in numerous print and online international magazines, including: Blue Lyra Review (USA), The Cannon’s Mouth (UK), The Missing Slate (UK), The Midnight Diner (USA), Poetica (USA), Time of Singing (USA 2014 and 2015), Canto (USA), Enhance (USA), Ann Arbor Review (USA) The French Literary Review (UK), SpeedPoets (Australia), , Erbacce (UK), FourW twenty-five Anthology (Australia), Poetry Super Highway (USA), Knot Magazine (USA Winter 2014 and Fall 2015), The Otter (USA), The Journal (UK), Phenomenal Literature (New Delhi, India), Spark (India),  The Atherton Review (USA), Indiana Voice Journal (USA), A New Ulster (UK), Section8 Magazine (USA), LUMMOX Poetry Anthology 3 and 4 (USA), Miele 1110 (Belgium), Writing Raw Poetry  (USA), Three And A Half Point 9 (UK), Cafe Dissensus Everyday (USA),  Anthology by Mago Books (USA), The Dallas Review (USA),  See Spot Run Magazine (USA), Eunoia Review (USA), The Creative Mind (Australia), Angry Manifesto (UK), The Linnet's Wings (UK), The Poetry Shed  (UK), Poetry Scotland (UK), The Write Angle (UK), Reflections(UK), Blink Ink (USA), Of/with Journal (USA), Harbinger Asylum  (USA), Clockwise Cat (USA), Stanzas (UK), Cambridge Creatives (UK), Cold Noon Journal (India), East Coast Ink Magazine (USA), Duane's PoeTree (USA), Scarlet Leaf Review (Canada), 1947 Literary Magazine (USA), Free Lit Magazine (Canada), Aquillrelle Magazine (Belgium), Syzygy Poetry Journal (UK), The Seventh Quarry (UK), Envoi Magazine (UK).