“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you." — Ira Glass
Spare Pen was founded in July 2016 as a safe and imaginative space for closet creatives, individuals who usually hone their craft behind closed doors but would like to practice sharing their work with the public.
We mainly focus on collecting and sharing pieces by budding and seasoned writers but you may occasionally find work from artists, musicians, photographers, thinkers, and more.
Lani Gobaleza, Founder & Editor-in-Chief