Issue Sixty

Quote of The Week

Writing Contest: The Last Line

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…

Arcadia Publishing: Open to Book Proposals

Updated June 6th, 2017: Arcadia recently started an imprint called Vertel Publishing. Vertel is a hybrid publisher, and should be avoided completely. I do not know if authors submit to Arcadia directly if they will be re-directed to Vertel but if that happens please tell me and I will take this review now. For now…

Self Publishing at Sixteen

Being an author at the age of sixteen is many things. The word “blessing” certainly comes to mind and a paragraph of different emotions certainly seems to follow. Though this is true, challenging isn’t that far down on my list of vocabulary words either. After my first novel, A Thousand Miles, was self published, my life…

The Submission Fee Controversy

Is creative writing inherently valuable? This is the surprising question raised by a controversy that recently reached the blog of the editor of the Missouri Review, a well-known academic literary journal. Michael Nye, the editor, was frustrated. Why? Because he thought “this no longer needed any further discussion.” The topic? Submission fees that some literary…

inter|rupture: Now Accepting Submissions

inter|rupture is an online magazine publishing authors who seek to discover new ways of engaging with the current social and metaphysical culture through language. Distinctly experimental and full of sharp edges, inter|rupture is constantly upsetting yesterday’s boundaries. Though inter|rupture is young, it has already earned some noteworthy accolades, with poems from the magazine appearing in…

Writing Prompt: Groundhog Hour

Groundhog Day is a movie about a TV weatherman played by Bill Murray. His character relives the same day over and over again for almost the entirety of the movie. Only he knows that he is reliving the day over and over again; everyone else around him resets, and they do not know they are…