May 20, 2014

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May 15, 2014

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Writing Prompt: A Thousand Years

In Schild’s Ladder, a science fiction novel by Greg Egan, most of the characters live far longer than normal human lifespans. They are immortal, more or less. Some are incorporeal and others have bodies but not necessarily the same ones they were born with. Most of the characters in the book are scientists of some…

The Six Word Short Story 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 have a contest on our Facebook Page. The contests change from week to week, but the winners are always published in the magazine. The contest winner and the runners up are…

Isthmus: Now Accepting Submissions

Isthmus is an print literary magazine based in Seattle, Washington, publishing poetry, fiction, and non-fiction.They publish a wide range of forms and aesthetics, seeking to allow each author’s authentic voice to resound.They are edited by the former managing editor of Third Coast. Isthmus publishes ­­­­two annual editions, each with work from about 20 writers. They…

10 Literary Journals that Pay Their Writers

Last Updated August 20th, 2017 “It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it.” W.H. Auden As someone who makes their living writing about writing and publishing, I can attest to how truthful Auden’s quote is….

Finishing Line Press: Accepting Manuscripts

Finishing Line Press is a publisher of poetry chapbooks (a chapbook is a small book, generally of poetry, generally containing between 15-30 pages of writing). Finishing Line Press runs a number of contests every year and are open year long to non-contest submissions. Finishing Line Press has been around since 1998 and many of it’s…

May 12, 2014

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May 8, 2014

We’re Taking a Stand Against Literary Journals that Charge Submission Fees

I have submitted my work to well over 300 different journals in the past two years, and many more before that. When I first started submitting four years ago, one or two journals charged writers a couple of bucks to submit their work for consideration. This fee did not cover anything else. It did not…

Writing Prompt: One Last Wish

Imagine a character sitting in a room. There are a lot of cords and tubes. It looks like they are in a hospital. The person next to them is on a bed. It could be the main character’s mother, father, spouse, or someone else entirely. Before this person dies, they tell the main character, the…