Issue Seventeen

3 Steps to Complete Your Manuscript (So It Can Finally Be Published)

When you write a book, it is officially called a manuscript until it is published. However one of the tricky things about writing is that it can be very hard to discern when a manuscript is actually finished and ready to be submitted to an agent, or self-published. Some authors constantly tweak their work and…

Writing Prompt: Circus Time

If you have been writing one book for a long time you can feel stuck in the characters, stifled by the setting, and bogged down by the plot. This is an easy exercise to clear your mind, but it is also a good exercise to try if you are just getting used to a new…

Inspirational Quote of the Week

Paper Nautilus and the 2013 Vella Chapbook Prize

Paper Nautilus is a  print literary journal that publishes poems, short stories, and flash fiction. They also have a yearly chapbook contest for writers of all genres. This review will cover the journal and then discuss the chapbook prize. It is free to submit to the journal, but a small fee is charged for the…

Lunch Ticket: Open For Submissions

Lunch Ticket is a journal that is produced by the MFA program at Antioch University. It is an established and respected biannual online journal. They publish short stories, flash fiction, essays, and poetry. Lunch Ticket has a well formatted website that makes the work accessible and appealing. It is easy to navigate the issues on…