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“The soul is silent. If it speaks at all it speaks in dreams.” It Is Daylight, Louise Gluck  CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS Opportunity Knocks BOSTON REVIEW is currently reading query letters and unsolicited nonfiction up to 5,000 words. Watch the site for its 2019 poetry and fiction contest announcement. Details HERE. FOCUS ON THE FAMILY MAGAZINE, Helping Families Thrive™ discusses marriage and parenting from a biblical perspective and has an open call for article submissions…. Read More

“Today we live in a society in which spurious realities are manufactured by the media, by governments, by big corporations, by religious groups, political groups… So I ask, in my writing, What is real? Because unceasingly we are bombarded with pseudo-realities manufactured by very sophisticated people using very sophisticated electronic mechanisms. I do not distrust their motives; I distrust their power. They have a lot of it. And it is an astonishing… Read More

Though nothing can bring back the hour Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower, We will grieve not, rather find Strength in what remains behind, In the primal sympathy Which having been must ever be, In the soothing thoughts that spring Out of human suffering, In the faith that looks through death, In years that bring the philosophic mind. – William Wordsworth, excerpt from “Ode: Intimations of Immortality from… Read More

“Poets, like the blind, can see in the dark.” Jorge Luis Borges CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS Opportunity Knocks BELMONT STORY REVIEW is accepting submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry to be considered for its fourth volume through March15, 2019. Details HERE. BOSTON REVIEW is accepting nonfiction and book reviews. Details HERE. CALIFORNIA QUARTERLY, the publication of California State Poetry Society, publishes poetry from poets around the world including foreign language with translation…. Read More