Issue Four Hundred Thirty Two

Cardinal Rule Press: Accepting Submissions Until November 1st, 2021

This is a respected children’s picture book publisher that is only open to submissions during certain times of year. Their current submission window opened on September 1st and will be open till November 1st 2021. The work they publish hopes to empower children by telling meaningful stories aimed at 4-11 year olds. They publish realistic…

Nashville Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Nashville Review is an established and respected online literary journal, edited by the MFA students at Vanderbilt University. They aim to keep the publication free and accessible to all readers, and to include all kinds of writing: “From expansive to minimalist, narrative to lyric, epiphanic to subtle: if it’s a moving work of art, we…

The Creative Unconscious in Writing

— By Clive Matson In her presentation of books for writers, Van Baalen’s choices suggest spells, enlightenment, nefarious doings, and lighthearted play. What would you think of “Cozy Mysteries,” “Steal Like an Artist,” “Beyond Fear,” “Bird by Bird,” and “Bones”? Adult versions of Dungeons and Dragons? These books deal with magic. The ones I most…