Issue Fifty Six

Quote of the Week

Writing Prompt: A Thousand Years

In Schild’s Ladder, a science fiction novel by Greg Egan, most of the characters live far longer than normal human lifespans. They are immortal, more or less. Some are incorporeal and others have bodies but not necessarily the same ones they were born with. Most of the characters in the book are scientists of some…

The Six Word Short Story 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 have a contest on our Facebook Page. The contests change from week to week, but the winners are always published in the magazine. The contest winner and the runners up are…

Isthmus: Now Accepting Submissions

Isthmus is an print literary magazine based in Seattle, Washington, publishing poetry, fiction, and non-fiction.They publish a wide range of forms and aesthetics, seeking to allow each author’s authentic voice to resound.They are edited by the former managing editor of Third Coast. Isthmus publishes ­­­­two annual editions, each with work from about 20 writers. They…

10 Literary Journals that Pay Their Writers

Last Updated: February 29th 2016 Many literary journals do not pay their writers. This is because many are passion projects, they are not for profit, and they are run by a person or a small group of people who love to write and read but do not necessarily have a lot of money. Many of…

Finishing Line Press: Accepting Manuscripts

Finishing Line Press is a publisher of poetry chapbooks (a chapbook is a small book, generally of poetry, generally containing between 15-30 pages of writing). Finishing line Press runs a number of contests every year and are open year long to non-contest submissions. Finishing Line Press has been around since 1998 and many of it’s…