Issue Four Hundred Sixty

Flashpoint Publications: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Flashpoint Publications used to be called Regal Crest Enterprises, and it has now been re-branded. Regal Crest Enterprises historically specialized in publishing books of interest to lesbian readers but their focus expanded a while ago to include LGBTQ+ work. They have been using their re-branded name of Flashpoint Publications for over a year now.  They…

The Bluebird Word: Now Seeking Submissions

The Bluebird Word is brand new online journal of short writing. “Like the bluebird who flashes in short takes across our paths, so too should the poems, essays, and stories that fill these pages.” They’re looking for flashes—fiction and nonfiction under 1,000 words—and poems that “capture short takes on life.” They especially like narrative writing…

How Teaching Writing Made Me a Better Writer

By Emily-Jane Hills Orford How many times have you heard that old adage: “He who can, does; he who cannot, teaches.” It’s from George Bernard Shaw’s Maxims for Revolutionists, which is usually published with his play, Man and Superman. Nothing could be further from the truth; teachers are not losers. In fact, there are a…