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Recent Submissions

  • Weber, Michael Ryan (2017-01-05)
    Instincts of My Own explores how family, friendship, and love irrefutably shape the present-day perception of self. The poems wind in and out of actual and imagined space, which is determined by the demands and restrictions ...
  • Syarikin, Ninie (2017-01-05)
    "Cultural Diplomacy, A Creative Mind" is a collection of cross-genre writings, that features poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. Not only is it a product of creativity and imagination, it is also a deeply extensive ...
  • Stramella, Donna (2017-01-05)
    Women I Have Known is a collection of intimate portraits of six dissimilar women. Although they have distinctive life experiences, they are alike in the fears they face and the joys they seek. Some speak more passionately ...
  • Starling, Amanda (2017-01-05)
    The Ditch Between is a collection of ten short stories set mostly in the seedy fictional city of Renton, Florida. Each story showcases multi-dimensional characters and their journeys from innocence to experience, focusing ...
  • Jackson, Shelia (2017-01-05)
  • Amos, Brook (2017-01-05)
    Despite the nation’s renewed respect for those in “uniform,” for too long, the deeds of our veterans—those who have served in the trenches and followed the orders of those appointed over them—have been given minimal ...
  • Adams, Tanya (2017-01-05)
    My California is a collection of short stories either set in California or whose characters are displaced Californians. This is not the California of sun, surf, and perpetual parties. The themes include religion, incest, ...
  • Wilhelm, Theresa (2016-06-16)
    This manuscript offers a collection of poems that center around the first-person lyric. Interwoven, are themes and the aesthetic techniques that create imagery, and an experience for the reader. The poems are built for ...
  • White, Benjamin (2016-06-16)
    Triggerfish 1-2 is a book-length poem capturing the feverish thoughts of a young Army Lieutenant wounded among a platoon full of dead soldiers. At his side, a PRC-77 radio, with the cord of its handset severed, is strapped ...
  • Wesley-Michel, Diayna (2016-06-16)
    The World We Live In consists of eight short stories that capture the lives of young women and men who attempt to overcome their everyday struggles, everything from a young woman dealing with a menacing preschool student ...
  • Taylor, Hank (2016-06-16)
    Through the Storm is a collection of novellas and short stories that showcase a blend of literary fiction and psychological thriller. Dark stories of love, lust, power and betrayal, the characters find themselves confronted ...
  • Schumacher, Timothy (2016-06-16)
  • Reynolds, Clarence (2016-06-16)
    A collection of 13 short and short, short stories, Grounding Out exposes the pasts and foreshadows the dark futures of its anti-heroes -weakened and disillusioned - but not out of the game, not yet. ‘Turtle Races’ protagonist ...
  • McCabe, Robert (2016-06-16)
    A DISH BEST SERVED COLD & OTHER STORIES focuses on the impact of unspoken secrets, the justifiable and brutal murder of a serial rapist by a small group of his victims, and the supernatural retaliation by the dead man ...
  • Manning, Riley (2016-06-16)
    Invasive Species is a collection of stories that examines the concepts of societal and geographical liminality. These stories follow immigrants, thieves, despondent parents, and entomophobes who are at odds with their ...
  • Ticks 
    Lanoue, Grace (2016-06-16)
    TICKS is an examination of the people who stand on the fringe—an analysis of those that don’t quite belong. The characters are outsiders in their relationships, jobs, families, and society. This collection brings to ...
  • Kirkpatrick, Ian (2016-06-16)
    Dead End Drive examines the human condition through the persuasive tools of desire, greed, and desperation. The main character, Kelly, discovers that some people are willing to trade anything if it means exalting themselves ...
  • Kippola, Gordon (2016-06-16)
    When I Fall Off Love is a collection of poetry that examines our fluid uncertainties of personal identity, memory and relationships, through stories a speaker might tell a friend at a quiet bar (or an equally inebriated ...
  • Howard, Jessica (2016-06-16)
    THE BLESSED MEEK is an exploration of free will versus the sovereignty of the church and those who keep its doctrines. By exposing the lives of Meekness residents, especially preachers’ kids, Will Chance and Alora Ryan, ...
  • Hindus, Silk Jazmyne (2016-06-16)
    Wedding Rings and Pawnshops is a collection of short stories that explores the intimacy of human interactions with a tinge of the magical found within them. The characters are typical people facing atypical complicatio ...

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