I thought that my voyage had come to its end at the last limit of my power,—that the path before me was closed, that provisions were exhausted and the time come to take shelter in a silent obscurity. But I find that thy will knows no end in me. And when old words die out on the tongue, new melodies break forth from the heart; and where the old tracks are lost,… Read More

“Ah, love, let us be true To one another! for the world, which seems To lie before us like a land of dreams, So various, so beautiful, so new, Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light, Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain; And we are here as on a darkling plain Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight, Where ignorant armies clash by night.” Matthew Arnold, Dover Beach… Read More

“You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.” Ray Bradbury CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS Opportunity Knocks COMMONWEALTH WRITERS sponsors an annual short-fiction in English prize and is open for entries through November 1, 2018. Demographic restrictions. No entry fee. Cash award. Details HERE. CUTTHROAT, a journal of the arts, Worlds into words into Worlds, will accept submissions of through October 30, 2018, ten days from this posting, for an anthology… Read More

“I think it pisses God off when you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.” The character Shug Avery in The Color Purple by Alice Walker CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS Opportunity Knocks THE BLACK WARRIOR REVIEW  (BRW) “is named for the river that borders the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Established in 1974 by graduate students in the MFA Program in Creative Writing, BWR is the oldest… Read More