Issue Eleven

Inspirational Quote of the Week

I included two inspirational quotes this week because I felt strongly about both of them and the way they interact with each other is compelling to me. Writers have long had the reputation of not being stable or particularly sane. A reputation that Byron helped develop and solidify. However both Lord Byron and Jeanette Winterson…

Moon Magazine: A New Journal

Moon Magazine is a new online journal. Every month the work they publish is based around a theme. June’s theme was Animal Intelligence.  If you are an author who is new to writing or new to publishing, journals that are just starting out are a good place to submit. In the industry new journals are…

Slice Magizine Review

Slice is a Brooklyn based print journal that has published many famous authors and has been praised by other very famous authors. If they accept your work they pay you for the right to publish it. Slice is a non-profit magazine that was established in 2007. Slice prints two issues every year. They publish short…

Writing Prompt: Two Robbers

When I teach creative writing I always use this exercise. It helps teach students a very basic lesson about plot: That it is not what happens that matters, but how you portray it. It is a lot of fun to do with a larger group of people because when they read their work out loud…

Five Ways to Promote Your Book Without Paying a Penny

When I decided my book was worth allowing the public to enjoy, I researched what kind of budget I would need for the process. I chose to self-publish, because it was the cheapest route for me. I am a stay at home mother of two with a budget that is slim to nothing. I realized…