It’s the school’s loss, not Emma’s
Stephen King’s 20 rules for writers
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2023 entries into the public domain
Would you use these words?
The making of a six-figure author
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The Figure

The Figure

by Joseph Fasano
You sit at a window and listen to your father / crossing the dark grasses of the fields
Bliss

Bliss

by Jill Evans
In the cool morning, bright-hot now from his bath, / my child’s child leans into my lap
How Unbecoming

How Unbecoming

by Katie Tunning
I’m sorry for saying the heat death of the universe / when you asked what comforted me most
Remains

Remains

by Maureen Simons
They came back every year to lay flowers at the spot. Two little girls, hand in hand, walked soundlessly up Nora’s driveway.
Candy: A Teenage Gospel

Candy: A Teenage Gospel

by Tommy Dean
I promised I wouldn’t follow, that I’d have to stay alive, because the people would demand a witness.
For My Siren

For My Siren

by Emily Bornstein
Don’t tell me there isn’t something pretty about you / (don’t tell me you don’t know it).
Promise

Promise

by Lynn McGee
I cradle him, big kid curled like an infant, water rocking, / chlorine staunching his vivid knees, belly swollen, / legs blue.
Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

by Wendy Russ
Our message to Black writers: We want to hear your voice. We see you, we know you have things to say, and we want to see submissions from you. Please give us a chance to lift you up. We will actively recruit writers we see out on the internet. If you don’t come to us, we will come to you.
It all began around a campfire…

Beautiful language

is meant to be heard as well as read, and in fact words were vocalized eons before they were ever committed to clay or parchment. Storytelling began around campfires. We seek prose and poetry that continue the tradition.

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Lascaux Vol 9

by Stephen Parrish, with the editors of The Lascaux Review