“Manners, Morals and Myths” introduces us to the people in the ballrooms and clubs of early twentieth-century, mid-western America, but they are not always as they seem. Toni Brownell is... More > groomed from an early age in the fine art of becoming a lady. We meet her parents and the women who shape Toni’s character including her mother’s strong-willed best friend, who will play the most important role in Toni’s life.
She is poised to take her place as queen of Cleveland society when Toni’s husband turns her well-structured life into a shambles of shame and ruin, causing her to take a long, hard look at her life in order to understand how and why she could be so deceived.
Set against the backdrop of one of America’s oldest and most beautiful suburbs, “Manners, Morals and Myths” takes the reader into a gracious, white-gloved era of a time now gone. For many, it will revive old, romantic memories. For others it will provide a glimpse of a world they might never know.< Less
Canton Writes 2014 is the 5th Annual writing contest for all ages providing the opportunity for writers from across Canton Massachusetts to express their ideas in the forms of Short Stories, Prose,... More > and Poetry.< Less
Black Magnolias Literary Journal is a quarterly that uses poetry, fiction, and prose to examine and celebrate the social, political, and aesthetic accomplishments of African Americans with an... More > emphasis on Afro-Mississippians and Afro-Southerners. We welcome pieces on a variety of African American and Afro-Southern culture, including history, politics, education, incidents/events, social life, and literature. All submissions are to be made by e-mail as a Word attachment to email@example.com. Each issue costs $12.00, and a year’s subscription is $40.00.< Less
The lastest edition of pacificREVIEW, Strangely Ever After, pacREV 2014, is a mixed grab bag of literary delights edited and published by graduate students and undergraduates in the Department of... More > English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University. pacREV 2014 is focused on fantasy with a broad array of creative works by established and new writers from all over the planet.< Less
The Thursday Night Reading Series of the Graduate Program in Creative Writing at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette features two students in our MA or PhD program community who read their work... More > each week. During TNRS we hold an open mic series called Napkin Stories in which members of the audience are given the opportunity to write short pieces on bar napkins we provide and read them. A secret judge from the audience selects a winner, who receives a trophy and a prize. Throughout the year, we have been collecting napkin stories and compiling them in the hopes of creating a year-end anthology to give to our contributors, our devoted audience, and the larger creative community both at our university and in the community as a whole as a show of thanks for their participation in the written and spoken arts and their faithful support of our reading series.< Less
The Art of Dreaming is the ability to expand one's awareness into novel potentials of creativity and the capacity to manifest a dream's vision into reality. A Dreamer's Handbook is a visual journey... More > through the thirteen gateways of dreaming and provides Dreamers with insights, directions, affirmations, inspirations, intentions, and allies to assist with both waking and sleeping dream states.
This handbook is intended to aid in the identification, healing, transmutation, and release of the learned barriers that keep a Dreamer from using the imagination's paintbrush to create with vibrant colours on life's canvas. Using symbolic visuals, both in image and in word, A Dreamer's Handbook serves as a remembrance of our collective capacity to create beauty and wonder on Earth. We dream the new dawn together.< Less
Chase is followed by a small crew of men and the last of his family members. They have all seen his wrath and know better than to question his motives. It’s no secret that behind his smile... More > there are no good intentions and to prove a point Chase will go to no end. So when chaos erupts in the streets it’s anybody’s guess on whose victory it will be. Can Chase hold on to the power he’s gone through great lengths to keep? Anyone invested in the streets knows that there can only be one winner and Chase intends to be the last one standing, by any means necessary. The people that love him, fear him and the people that fear him, should.< Less
The third print issue of Steel Toe Review. This edition includes fiction by Cathy Adams, Lis Anna, CL Bledsoe, Justin Brouckaert, Katie Burgess, Jackson Culpepper, Tyler Dennis, Brenna Dixon, Lauren... More > Eyler, Jody Hobbs Hesler, Christopher Lowe, and William Trent Pancoast. Essays by Deborah Gold and Ian Hoppe. Poetry by Maari Carter, Tobi Cogswell, John Davis, Jr, Michael Diebert, Matt Dennison, Mario Duarte, Brandi George, Hastings Hensel, Donald Illich, Ray McManus, Claire McQuerry, Karla Linn Merrifield, Emily Porter, Colleen Powderly, Esteban Rodriguez, and Anna Lowe Weber.< Less
To recognize and encourage the talents of literary artists, the Arts Council of Westerville, Westerville Public Library and the ThisWeek Westerville News & Public Opinion newspaper invited... More > writers of all ages to be a part of the Celebrate the Arts Writing Contest. This book contains the entries for the contest -- a myriad of stories and poems that shines with spirit and creativity.< Less
In a world where the school day ends and target practice begins, Ferris walks the fine line between average teenager and criminal accomplice, facing both the challenges of youth and the grim... More > consequences of being best friend to the youngest son of the hometown mob.< Less
This anthology includes works of fiction, prose, poetry, creative journaling, paintings, drawings, multimedia and collage by individuals affected by mental illness. The works have many varied origins... More > and have served many purposes. Some emerged from a process of healing, others from a moment of inspiration. Some have become a voice of advocacy, others a way of remembering. Some reveal deep inner truths or make observations about society, while some voyage in the imagination. Many do all of the above. All of them are stories that need to be told. All, in some way, have ended silence. The contributors are as diverse as the works they created. They include members of the Blue Rose, students at Rhode Island College, members of the New England community and beyond. Some have already established themselves in the writing or artistic community and some are taking their first steps on their creative path. Thank you for taking this journey with us to reflect, listen and heal.< Less
This book is about our stories, their power and the promise of forgiveness, healing and freedom if and when we choose to tell them.
For 65 years Ava held onto a secret that tormented her very... More > soul. The day has arrived when she must free herself and her daughter, Almah, from the wretched consequences of that secret, before its too late. As she sets out to finally tell Almah, she finds herself unexpectedly travelling back in time--from the urban streets of Brooklyn, NY to the bucolic landscape of St. Elizabeth, Jamaica-- to the moment the unspeakable occurred. Now 21 years old and faced with her trauma again, she has the opportunity to either change the future or forever keep silent.
Healing begins by telling the untold stories< Less
You’re looking at Barbara Eastwood’s debut novel The Dozen Lives of Erica Whitefield. You want to read it. You want to own it. Inside these pages you will find yourself taking part in... More > a story that casts you as our main character, a teenage girl named Erica. This is an interactive story, in the spirit of the choose your own adventure novel you might have read as a child. However, this is definitely not a child's book. As the main character, you will get to make choices throughout the book which will affect the ultimate outcome of the story.
The particular story in which you are about to partake, starts you off as a seventeen year old girl. You’re young, fit, idealistic, and you have your whole life ahead of you, full of hardships and happiness. Now that you have the gist, you can skip the introduction and read on to discover just which version of Erica you’ll choose to become.< Less
When new evidence comes to light, Detective Calleigh Hayes must search deeper into her father's past to find the answers to find the serial killer who has been targeting her family.
As her family... More > remains the primary target for a serial killer set on revenge, Calleigh is taken off the case. Stopping at nothing to protect her family, Calleigh teams up with her Private Investigator boyfriend, Sean, to catch this psycho before another person dies.< Less
These beautiful stories hover on a dreamlike border between fiction and memoir. A woman fleeing a disastrous marriage finds God on a bus to Phoenix; a Mohegan family, scattered as far as Hawaii,... More > reunites on ancestral ground; an elderly men's home is brought to life by the appearance of a mysterious toddler. Stephanie Fielding hails from a long line of spiritually-
minded Mohegan authors, as she writes about different cultures, about faith, and always, fundamentally, about love.< Less
Jake Banyon is satisfied when he arrives at his new cabin in the quiet town of Lakeview, Oregon. A former investigative reporter for a major East Coast newspaper, he’s relieved to escape the... More > drama of his past. But his reverie doesn’t last long. While standing on his balcony admiring the view, he’s shot in the head and left there to die.
When Jake regains consciousness, he has no recollection of who he is or where he is. His only connection to his past and present are Janine Delany and her daughters Mellissa and Roxanne who own the dude ranch next door; they found him and saved his life. When his hospital nurse is killed during the second attempt on his life, the sheriff doubts Jake’s claim of amnesia and pegs him as a major criminal who has brought trouble to Lakeview.
As Jake digs deep to discover his identity, the evidence points to a larger conspiracy—a scheme that envelops the people of this remote region into criminal activity the local sheriff’s office can’t handle.< Less
Tim Rutger writes his diary from prison. After killing the wife he still adored, he’s on a one-man, isolated mission to redefine himself in the eyes of his family, and of his son who he... More > hasn’t seen since he was lead away from the murder scene, five years ago. A gut-wrenching, gritty story of love, loss, grief, and redemption.< Less
Embrace the emptiness of a world that has died overnight—A world now spread with terror and the ravenous undead. Within the mind of one man, one can see the horrors endured within seven days,... More > along with the personal hell that dwells within. All the blood, dirt, smoke, and pain—all of it echoes from the aching lust of the undead, begging these questions: To what end does one fight to survive? To what lengths could one maintain humanity? How much blood can be spilled before the mind loses itself, dowsed in fear and the vengeful cries of the relentless undead? When the world seems most bleak, who do you turn to when there is no one left alive? At what point does it no longer matter?
Humanity, it seems, does not come without its own sense of irony.
This is the rise of November.< Less
Through the madness I shuffle. A wretched shell of the man I was when her Love possessed me. Lucifer has given me one chance at redemption. I am compelled to drag myself to the dusty finish line.... More > Compelled by the love I have somewhere in my drowning heart and by the curiosity of a new adventure that will one day, surely kill me. This is the story of William Control< Less
TANGLED is an award-winning play that examines gun violence in the age of Obama. This play uses humor, candor and intergenerational conflict to explore the crisis of gun violence---a crisis which is... More > devastating communities throughout the United States.< Less
Originally conceived as a complement to Lilith Lore's storytelling show, Poison Apples & Pretty Witches, this is a collection of alternative and twisted fairy tales. Along with new takes on... More > well-known classics such as Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood, you'll find a few lesser-known tales hiding in this collection.< Less