Issue Two Hundred Seventy One

Fireside Fiction: Seeking Book Submissions Until August 31st

UPDATED October 30th, 2019: Fireside Fiction has severed without announcment or explantion a number of author contracts. You can read more about it here.  I would not recommend submitting to them at this time. Fireside Fiction is the publisher of novels and novellas as well as a popular and respected magazine that we have reviewed…

Typehouse Literary Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

A writer and artist run journal helmed in Portland, Oregon, Typehouse Literary Magazine publishes a wide variety of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. They are seeking insightful writing that captures the interest of readers. They want to showcase a broad range of individual perspectives on our shared human experience, and they especially like to feature…

How a Kitchen Timer Made Me a Better Writer

By John Dorroh One day in December while administering fall exams to my high school science students, a friend dropped by the school to leave me a gift before she traveled home for the holidays. (That was a different time, when visitors were welcomed into the schools without a pat-down.) The gift was a book…