Send us your best work, whether that be poetry, nonfiction, fiction, or hybrid forms. We’re especially interested in writing that crosses boundaries in genre or geography, and voices that aren’t often heard in mainstream publications. Continue reading Submissions open for our 2016 issue today!
Brown gives way to black as I run, and slowly the black becomes unbreakable, reflective sheets of obsidian glass. The glassy expanse does not last long and my bare feet sound louder on it than on the grains surrounding it. It is almost as though the sun scorched the land here until the sand baked black and solid and smooth. Too soon, light begins to bubble up on the horizon as I leave the valley of glass, but there is nowhere for me to hide, no cover to shelter me. At the Center there was always cover to take, behind large rocks, and in the homely caves that lined the hills. We took great care in avoiding all forms of light. But there is no shelter here. Continue reading LSSU High School Short Story Prize-Winning Story is Now Live!
The judges of the 2015 LSSU High School Short Story Prize would like to congratulate the author of this year’s winning story: WINNER: “Survival of the Fittest,” Zoie Cole, Kingsford, Michigan, Grade 12, Kingsford High School, Teacher Kendalynn Sutton Zoie’s story was selected for its strong narrative and compelling story, attention to language, well-developed post-apocalyptic setting, character depth, and complexity of themes. Zoie will receive the $500 cash prize, … Continue reading Announcing the Winner of the 2015 LSSU High School Short Story Prize
Everyone is invited to the rescheduled launch party for our fourth issue at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, here in Sault Sainte Marie at Bayliss Public Library! The event was cancelled last November due to weather conditions. Janeen Pergrin Rastall from Gordon, Mich., a volume four contributor, will read her own work as well as work by other contributors. Co-editors will share excerpts from the journal. Volume four … Continue reading Reading Tuesday, 7pm March 31st at Bayliss
Submission countdown! Midwestern high school students who submit post-apocalyptic short stories by the end of March have a chance to win $500 cash, publication, and a matching scholarship. The contest’s online submissions manager will be accepting entries until 11:59 pm on March 31, 2015. The LSSU High School Short Story Prize contest webpage includes a Common Core-aligned contest lesson plan with first line story starters, recommended reading, detailed contest rules, and instructions … Continue reading Less than a month left to submit to the LSSU High School Short Story Prize