From the University of Massachusetts Amherst, in collaboration with the School of Earth and Sustainability, the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, and the UMass Libraries comes Paperbark Literary Magazine. It has a very clean and modern-looking website and a compelling mission: "Paperbark Literary Magazine is an expression of the intellectual and artistic currents working … Continue reading Journal of the Day: Paperbark
I'm not sure, but I think a lot of people who follow this blog are writers. If you are, I'm curious: do you find it harder to write right now? It's true that people can do incredible things in isolation. There's a sort of romanticism, too, in the trope of the artist, alone in the … Continue reading This Isn’t a Writing Retreat
There are so many. Many have come and gone. Here are some more alive-and-well journals: The Penn Review - Oldest literary mag at the University of Pennsylvania. Short response times, too. Whale Road Review - The name reminds me of Robert Pinsky's The Want Bone. I very much enjoyed hearing him read at The New … Continue reading More Poetry and Fiction Markets
If you have the time, resources, energy (or general privilege) for self-improvement during the pandemic, you may be looking to get some writing done. You may be looking to get some writing submitted. You may be looking for some new journals to read and reach out to. Creativity may be an essential way you interact … Continue reading Discovering New Poetry and Fiction Markets
I realized, like a week ago, that there's a whole new decade coming up. I was born in 1980, which means I get to start my own new decade, too.
This is a recollection of a recollection. My understanding of a family folk tale about the Old Country.
This is a story about a dream, or a memory of a dream. It was published years ago at another ghost town called Slingshot. I think these pieces leant themselves very well to the the kind of online writing that was emerging in the late 00's. It's a shame so many of those venues, many … Continue reading So We Had a Wake