Issue Fifty Two

The Importance of Voice

I remember the first critique I ever received for my professional writing. In fact, I still have the email it was attached to so I can quote it here: “The issue with your writing is lack of confident voice”. Ouch, right? I had no idea what voice was let alone how to have a ‘confident’…

Bird’s Thumb: Now Accepting Submissions

Bird’s Thumb is an online journal dedicated to publishing emerging writers. As a young and evolving journal, they publish a wide array of voices. Their goal is singular: to discover and publish the best new writers. Writers can get a sense of the journal by reading its content online. Recordings of authors reading their work…

The Ten Word Poem

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…

Skypony Publishing: Accepting Book Manuscripts

Skypony Publishing is a division of Skyhorse Publishing, which we reviewed recently. Skypony is the division of Skyhorse that focuses on publishing work for children, they are also open to publishing Young Adult work as long as it intersects with other areas of interest for the publisher such as ecology, farm living, wilderness living, recycling,…

Quote of the Week

Writing Prompt: In The Dark

This is a prompt that is simple but effective. You can use new characters, ones you have previously created, or even ones other authors have created. Put them in a normal situation, or rather, what would be a normal situation for them. Do they work at an office building? Place them there. Do they go…