July 24, 2014

8th House Publishing: Accepting Book Submissions

Updated Sept 6th, 2020: After a brief COVID related hiatus they appear to be back on track 8th House Publishing is a newer publisher based out of Montreal and New York. They publish poetry, novels with a literary bent, and non-fiction. They seem to be publishing more books every year and they seem to put…

July 21, 2014

Contest: The Best Character Introduction

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…

July 17, 2014

Quote of the Week

Writing Prompt: Secret Library

Many great modern novels are about the love of books and libraries. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Book Store and The Shadow of the Wind are just two examples.  Both books are about imagined secret libraries. Your prompt today is to write about an imagined library that is for some reason or another a secret. Now this…

July 14, 2014

The Monarch Review: Accepting Submissions

The Monarch Review is an online and print journal founded on the culture of Seattle’s Monarch Apartments, a home for artists and thinkers of all kinds. Like the Monarch Apartments, the review aims to support a culture of creative exploration by making a meeting ground for emerging and established writers. They publish poetry, fiction, non-fiction,…

The Thirty 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 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…

July 10, 2014

Writing Prompt: Stuck

Imagine that a character is trapped somewhere. It could be a small room, a well, a crashed car, a stuck elevator, or any number of small claustrophobic  spaces. They have been stuck there for at least thirty minutes when you start writing your story. This is important because they already have to be nervous at…

Quote of the Week

The One Sentence Pitch 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…

The Case for Chapbooks

Chapbooks are very small books, usually no more than 30 pages in length, 50 at the most. They frequently have no spine and are often bound with staples. They have been around for a long time, at least since the 16th century, when they were associated with fiction, but now they almost always function as…