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Becoming Moon By Craig A. Hart
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Becoming Moon is the poignant coming-of-age story about a young man struggling to be himself amid pressure from a conservative family. Following his dream of becoming a writer, he turns away from... More > everything he knows, and enters adulthood embittered, angry, and resentful. As he struggles to make a name for himself, he is presented with the opportunity of a lifetime. Although it requires a betrayal of his principles as an artist, he resigns himself to what appears to be fate. The writer’s compromise brings money and recognition, but these are fleeting and he soon finds himself caught in a web of depression and financial hardship. Desperate and sinking quickly, the writer begins taking trips to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where he hopes to reconnect with his muse. During one of these excursions, he meets Nigel Moon, a grizzled author nearing the end of his career. Moon gives him the chance to prove himself in the face of personal doubts—but only if the writer is able to set his past aside.< Less
The Rusty Nail, November 2012 By The Rusty Nail
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The Rusty Nail is a literary magazine whose goal is to join the growing community of Internet-based English types who not only love literature and the written word, but are enamored with the future... More > of both. In This Issue: Autumn Rinaldi, Jordan Blum, Marsha A. Temlock, Ashwin Arun, Timothy James Brearton, Jim Murdoch, Lindsey Appleton, Merilyn Jackson, Carla Sarett, Christine Tsen, Tom Mahony, Tim Jewell, Brandon T. Roach, Haris Adhikari, Ryan Miller, Wayne Orr, Ryan Swofford, Peggy Aylsworth, Rod E. Kok, Megan Finkelson, D. Robert Grixti, Tina Anton, Gennady Shaikhet, Janna Vought, M V Whalan, Robert Graham, Holly Day, Donald Ishikawa, John Tustin, Suvi Mahonen, Luke Waldrip, Adam InTae Gerard, Christopher Bowen, Allison Ivans Coulson, William Ogden Haynes, JY Saville, Jack Foster, Vaijayanti Banerjee, Kevin Scott, Lori Lopez, John Dow, Randy Simons, Crawdad Nelson, Douglas Polk, and Jessi Lee Gaylord.< Less
The Rusty Nail, October 2012 By The Rusty Nail
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Issue eight offers a new design and price structure. Now published in black and white, TRN can offer longer issues at a reduced cost. Issue eight comes in at 60 pages and offers pieces by the... More > following authors: Eric Boyd, John-Paul Crawford, Mechele Pruitt, Alex Blonder, Alec Houze, Smita Sriwastav, Seth Tucker, Gail Aldwin, Janet Koops, Don Cadwallader, Martha Rand, Jeff Graessley, C. S. Lakin, Melanie Whithaus, Gennady Shaikhet, Cortney Bledsoe, Delancey Stewart, G. S. Payne, Allison Venida, Chris Castle, Racquel Henry, Veronica Irwin, Alison Strack, Barbara A. Carrington, Wayne Orr, Kathi Hansen, William Butler, Howie Good, Vicky Maxwell, Nicholas Alexander, Phil Lane, Tracy Hauser, Timmy Reed, Jim Meirose, Alan Jankowski, Peter (PW) Lewis, Jordan Wilson, A. J. Huffman, Neeru Iyer, Jerry Guarino, Harry Gilleland, William I. Lengeman III, Mike Jaeggle, Rachel Hertzberg, Jenny O'Grady, Mark Willen, and Frank Praeger.< Less
The Rusty Nail, September 2012 By Craig Hart
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"The Rusty Nail" is a literary magazine whose goal is to join the growing community of Internet-based English types who not only love literature and the written word, but are enamored with... More > the future of both. We believe that the Internet has given authors and poets the opportunity to share and get recognition for their work without having to sell their soul to “The Man.” This preserves artistic dignity and lets the reader see the writer’s thoughts and soul without the often numbing influence of industry “professionals.” Visit the website for more great writing and to find out how you can submit your own work! In This Issue: Amye Archer, Ed Gutierrez, Sarah Gamutan, B. J. Jones, Calum Kerr, Jonathan Butcher, Eve Gaal, Joseph Daniel Lewis V, Mary Incontro, Lori Lopez, Anthony Ward, Vishnu Rajamanickam, Anna Bohn, C. N. Nevets, Michael Adams, Tom Sheehan, Keith Rebec, Erick Mertz, Carly Berg, John Grey, Ali Znaidi, Gregory Luce, Paul Phillips, Michael Stimson, and Michael Dwayne Smith.< Less
The Rusty Nail, August 2012 By The Rusty Nail
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"The Rusty Nail" is a literary magazine whose goal is to join the growing community of Internet-based English types who not only love literature and the written word, but are enamored with... More > the future of both. We believe that the Internet has given authors and poets the opportunity to share and get recognition for their work without having to sell their soul to “The Man.” This preserves artistic dignity and lets the reader see the writer’s thoughts and soul without the often numbing influence of industry “professionals.” Visit the website for more great writing and to find out how you can submit your own work! In this Issue: Daniel Davis, John Swain, Jon Boisvert, Dan Hedges, Melina Papadopoulos, Kimberlie Orr, Daniel Vlasaty, Rachel Kolb, Alan W. Jankowski, Dave Gregg, Jerry Guarino, Allen Kopp, Shannon Callsen, Alex Pruteanu, Brian Le Lay, Ann Swann, John Grochalski, M.W. Fowler, Chad Patton, Kate Smith, Martin Frankson, and JR Rogers.< Less
The Rusty Nail, June 2012 By The Rusty Nail
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The fourth issue is our longest yet. Our featured writers are: Paul Brand, Amit Parmessur, Janet Sok, Mike Biggs, B.J. Jones, Ann Swann, Andrew Campbell-Kearsey, Hathaway Flynn, Jim Meirose, Barb... More > Black, Eric Boyd, Douglas Polk, Ute Carson, Ian Hilgendorf, Michael Groves, Adrienne Alverio, Alessandra Bava, Marcus Speh, Joe Bussiere, Kenneth Puddicombe, Janna Vought, Alan W. Jankowski, Roslyn Ross, Robert Graham, and Alexandra Corinth.< Less
The Rusty Nail, May 2012 By The Rusty Nail
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The third issue is 36 pages of prose and poetry, surrounded by brilliant color and design. Our featured writers are: Vickie Fernandez, A.g. Synclair, Tim Marshall, February Grace, George Masters, Tom... More > Sheehan, Jack Foster, Katie Allen Ross, Andrew J. Stone, Michael Groves, Kevin Ridgeway, Dave Gregg, Michael Price, Corey Cook, Michael Brownstein, Lisa Westenskow Dayley, L. Ward Abel, William J. White, Joseph Goosey, Catfish McDaris, Valery Petrovskiy, Aaron Poller, Benjamin Nardolilli, Askold Skalsky, Steve Prusky, Korliss Sewer, and Robert Levin.< Less
The Rusty Nail, July 2012 By The Rusty Nail
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Issue five comes in at 40 pages and offers pieces by the following authors: Jean Hopkins, Jessica Hill, Isaac L. Thompson, Vishnu Rajamanickam, Wes Rehberg, Jan Wiezorek, Valerie Sirr, B. P. Evans,... More > L. M. Lawrence, Anthony Desmond, Yeri Kim, February Grace, Katherine Horrigan, Tim Johnson, Alastair Keen, Jay Squires, Christine Locker, Ian Boulton, Gabriel Goodrick, Richard Peabody, and Richard Cahill.< Less
The Rusty Nail, April 2012 By The Rusty Nail
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This second issue is longer, more colorful, and jam-packed with great art, poetry, and prose. Our featured writers are:  Alice Slater, Linda M. Crate, Sonnet Mondal, Christina Murphy, Kim... More > Johnson, Steve Klepetar, Kyle Owens, William Doreski, Eleanor Leonne Bennett, David Groulx, Ralph Warth, Suzanne Feathers, Nicholas Johnston, Sergio Ortiz, Lylanne Musselman, Gary Ives, Roslyn Ross, Eric Boyd, Kyle Hemmings, Beau Boudreaux, Bruce J. Berger, and Tracy E. Hauser.< Less
The Rusty Nail, July 2012 By The Rusty Nail
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"The Rusty Nail" is a literary magazine whose goal is to join the growing community of Internet-based English types who not only love literature and the written word, but are enamored with... More > the future of both. Visit the website for more great writing and to find out how you can submit your own work! In this Issue: Jean Hopkins, Jessica Hill, Isaac L. Thompson, Vishnu Rajamanickam, Wes Rehberg, Jan Wiezorek, Valerie Sirr, B. P. Evans, L. M. Lawrence, Anthony Desmond, Yeri Kim, February Grace, Katherine Horrigan, Tim Johnson, Alastair Keen, Jay Squires, Christine Locker, Ian Boulton, Gabriel Goodrick, Richard Peabody, and Richard Cahill. www.rustynailmag.com< Less