Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A Publication Opportunity for YOU!

It's been a slow news week for me. Just reading, watching movies, writing...the usual. I did get a story rejected from a magazine this past week. Apparently it wasn't tight enough. I emailed them to ask what that means, in the interest of improving my craft, so we'll see if they get back to me.

I've also been watching a lot of Wishbone. You know, that show on PBS about the bookish dog? It's been fun to catch up with my childhood as I've watched the shows. It's also cool to watch now that I've read the books featured. (By the way, all the episodes are on Youtube. Go nuts.)

Anyway, this will be a short post because I mostly just want to relay some news to you, my readers. I know a number of you are writers and I just became aware of a possible publishing opportunity. My brother's friend is starting an online literary journal at his university and my brother sent me the details. See flyer below:

In case you can't read the email address, it's joseph.whitaker.iii@gmail.com.

In the words of the journal's creator, "Purfle and Gyve is a journal where each issue revolves around contemporary interpretations of a single myth. The first edition will feature works interpreting the myth of Narcissus and Echo. I am looking for short stories, poetry and artwork that depicts this myth with a modern twist."

Well, I love reading and writing retellings, so I'm game. I hope you take advantage of this, not just because it will help my brother's friend out. The deadline for submissions is October 6 of this year, so we all have plenty of time.

Also, for reference, here's the story of Echo and Narcissus. And another one, here.

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