Issue Fifty Five

We’re Taking a Stand Against Literary Journals that Charge Submission Fees

I have submitted my work to well over 300 different journals in the past two years, and many more before that. When I first started submitting four years ago, one or two journals charged writers a couple of bucks to submit their work for consideration. This fee did not cover anything else. It did not…

Writing Prompt: One Last Wish

Imagine a character sitting in a room. There are a lot of cords and tubes. It looks like they are in a hospital. The person next to them is on a bed. It could be the main character’s mother, father, spouse, or someone else entirely. Before this person dies, they tell the main character, the…

Birdfeast: Now Accepting Submissions

Birdfeast is an online poetry magazine, created in 2011 at a Thanksgiving feast. This young magazine has become a gathering place where emerging poets place their poems alongside established voices like Bob Hickock, Daniela Olszewska, Zachary Schomburg, and others. Each issue is intended to be a poetry feast, a free place to savor the best…

Announcing The Winners of Best First Line Contest

Congratulations to the winners of this week’s writing contest! They are listed below. But first, a bit about our contest series. Every week we are going to have a contest on our Facebook Page. The contests will change from week to week but the winners will always be published in the magazine. The contest winner…

Chronicle Books: Now Accepting Book Submissions

Chronicle is an established and respected publisher of children’s books, cookbooks, gift books,  anthologies, and various other books, most containing a strong visual element. They are based out of San Francisco. Their books receive a lot of positive attention and acclaim. This year one of the Children’s books they published, Flora and the Flamingo, written…

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