Issue Four Hundred Forty One

Steerforth Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Steerforth Press was launched in 1993, with a catalog featuring a “Manifesto for a New Press” which stated “Our interests fall into no category, no field, no niche; our tests of a book’s worth are whether it has been written well, is intended to engage the full attention of the reader, and has something new…

Gigantic Sequins: Now Seeking Submissions

Gigantic Sequins is a black and white print journal. They were started in Brooklyn, and are currently primarily based in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, with outposts throughout the US in Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, & more. They are highly respected and have a low acceptance rate. They publish poetry, fiction, nonfiction, as well as art…

Bringing Your Characters to Life Through the “Five Whys”

By Sarina Byron Writing is a skill that brings all of life together. It is a skill where we pour all of our experiences, observations, hopes and beliefs into creating a story and characters that we hope will outlive us. We can all conjure up an imaginary person but how do we bring that imaginary…