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June 12, 2014

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…

April 30, 2014

Announcing The Winners of the Ten Word Book Review 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…

March 6, 2014

Writing Contest: Announcing the Winners

Congratulations to the winners of this week’s writing contest! They are listed below. But first, a bit about our new 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…

February 26, 2014

Writing Prompt: Amnesia

Amnesia has been a great literary prop for centuries. One of the greatest action characters of our time had amnesia: Jason Bourne. But he is not the only one. In See Jane Run by Joy Fielding the main character has amnesia. The same is true of Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson. However…

February 13, 2014

Voluted Tales: Accepting Submissions

Voluted Tales Magazine publishes four monthly e-editions, roughly one each week of the month. All regular editions are edited and published by Mark Turner. These  weekly editions include a Voluted Tales General edition, a Voluted Tales Themed edition, a Voluted Tales Serials edition and a Voluted Tales Classics/Steampunk edition. They publish around 48 issues a…

January 16, 2014

Authors Publish Guiding Principles

Authors Publish was founded by two creative writers who wanted to encourage other writers to publish their work and establish themselves as authors. Since the very beginning our principles have guided every review we have ever written and every article we have ever published. For the first time we are formally publishing our principles along…

October 17, 2013

Writing Prompt: Absurd Superpower

As a child I often imagined myself or my characters with superpowers ranging from invisibility to wings. Now that I am an adult I like to play with superpowers that are more unusual, perhaps even deeply impractical. Today’s writing prompt is to write for fifteen minutes about a human being that has a strange ability….

September 26, 2013

Tribe: Open to Submissions

Tribe is an online journal that is published 12 times a year. It is based out of the UK but publishes work from all around the world. The Tribe is interested in short fiction, flash fiction, poetry, narrative non-fiction, and essay.  They are also interested in visual art. Tribe is a non-profit literary journal. Tribe’s…

September 19, 2013

Denver Quarterly: Open to Submissions

The Denver Quarterly just reopened to submissions after being closed since May. The Denver Quarterly is a print journal that is reknowned for publishing some of the best fiction, non fiction, and poetry. They are a university publication that has been around since 2005. Issues are available on the website and also at various bookstores…

September 2, 2013

Writing Prompt: A New Perspective

When writers block plagues you during a writing project the best thing to do is shift perspectives. This same trick also works when you want your writing to feel more fresh, or if you want to add another dimension to the text on the page. Unlike most of the writing prompts we post, this one…

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