Inspired by Lit Hubâs 100 rejections per year post, my goal was to make at least 50 submissions in 2017. Since my last contest roundup, Iâm at 64 submissions and 34 rejections. Summer tends to be a slower time for submissions. A lot of literary journals close their reading periods …Read More »
» Matters of the Heart by Avis Hickman-Gibb Short stories, flash fiction and creative writing online.
âI walked her down the aisle today â happiest day of my life so far. It doesnât seem so long ago that she was climbing up onto my knee to make a nest with her special blanket, ready for a bedtime story. Content continues after advertisement âTime flies â doesnât …Read More »
Image by Chris Devers A writer named Yvonne Kohano reached out to me recently and told me this was their biggest challenge: “I’m feeling scattered. Too many ideas for novels and nonfiction writing, all screaming for attention. I get distracted by marketing and outreach to develop an audience. Focus, which …Read More »
Sometimes the name they give you is all wrong. My paternal grandmotherâs name was Nava, which, in Hebrew, translates to âbeautiful.â In the biblical Song of Songs, it says, âThou art beautiful [nava], O my love, as Tirzah, beautiful [nava] as Jerusalem, terrible as an army with banners.â By the …Read More »
Flickr Creative Commons: T Letâs talk, just for a moment, about social media. I love Facebook and Instagram for the connection they provide, with people I see rarely and with people I see often. I love the unexpected laughs, the bits of beauty or joy, feeling a part of otherâs …Read More »
» Vacations Spent Searching by Matt Landau Short stories, flash fiction and creative writing online.
It was reasonably late in my life that I discovered there was a name for my fear of crowded places. And more specifically, the term agoraphobia, upon stumbling over it recently in my Spanish-English dictionary, gave validity to what my family had always considered a silly and embarrassingly illogical concern. …Read More »
Photo by Juan Lapaix, @dreamgrafixs As I write this, Iâm fresh off of a second viewing of Wonder Woman. The movie has remained on my mind quite a bit. Even Iâm surprised by how much, and I write epics that feature Amazon-like warrior women. Iâve written before about how Wonder …Read More »
» Our Favorite and Most Sad Season by Leyna Inburg Short stories, flash fiction and creative writing online.
That night we drink until we forget the cold.“I can’t feel my feet anymore,” we say while passing the water bottle full of cold, clear gin between our mittens.“I can’t feel my nose anymore.”“I can’t feel my face anymore.”“I can’t feel anything anymore.”From her front stoop the neighborhood is a …Read More »
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Inside Duomo di Milano. Image – iStockphoto: Anshar #CreditWriters You may have heard me rail about how strange it is that authors are so bad about crediting their fellow writers. Consider this sentence: “The Washington Post says the special counsel is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice.” That’s wrong. …Read More »