Issue Seventy-Four

Why Do You Write?

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…

Evaluating a Publisher’s Website

Updated February 20th 2016 Submitting your work to full length publishers is a terrifying process partially because you are facing potential rejection and partially because it is not easy to know if the publisher will treat your work fairly. I have written before about how to avoid bad publishers in the article Red Flags. Sometimes…

Fireship Press: Open To Submissions

Updated April 2019: Fireship Press changed ownership and there have been some issues since the transition. You can read more here. I would not recommend them at this time. Fireship Press is a small press that focuses on publishing books with a nautical theme, historical fiction, and history books. Fireship press publishes about 15 books…

Writing Prompt: Ghost Story

I love a good ghost story, not the kind that are told around campfires where the ghost is terrorizing a family, or is passing as a young woman in a dress for a night, but the stories that play around with what a ghost is. For example, the ghosts in Harry Potter served a lot…

Quote of the Week

Bat City Review: Now Accepting Submissions

              Founded in 2004 at the University of Texas at Austin, Bat City Review is an annual print journal publishing fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and visual art. In its ten year lifetime, this entirely student-run journal has published work by many noteworthy authors whose accolades include a Poet Laureateship of…