No Fee Submission Calls

Bone and Ink Press This is Not a Punk Rock Anthology, It's a New Wave Anthology DEADLINE 31st of July / ACCEPTS creative non-fic, poetry and fiction Safe and Sound Press / ACCEPTS flash fiction & poetry Crossed Paths Mag DEADLINE 1st of August Theme Resilience / ACCEPTS short stories, poems, flash fiction, and personal … Continue reading No Fee Submission Calls

Going back to the early 2000’s. What I read as a child.

Hello. Hope you’re ok. I spent a good chunk of time trying to find one of my favourite reads from my childhood last week and, after finding it, I went on to find other books that unlocked memories. I was born in 1995, not a time of great diversity in publishing if we’re looking at … Continue reading Going back to the early 2000’s. What I read as a child.

No Fee List of Submission Calls

Peach Street Mag DEADLINE 27TH of June Theme Dystopia / ACCEPTS short stories, comment pieces and reviews Analogies & Allegories Lit Mag DEADLINE 30th of June Theme Transformation / ACCEPTS art, photography, poetry and prose Perhappened Mag DEADLINE 6th of July Theme Road Trip / ACCEPTS poetry, prose Fourteen Poems DEADLINE 7th of July PAYING … Continue reading No Fee List of Submission Calls

In These Nights We Heal Just a Little Bit By Lauren Elizabeth Taylor

The Rising Phoenix Review

In These Nights We Heal Just a Little Bit

as we stare into each other’s eyes, sunlight morphs
into moonlight, into another night of gentle touches

on soft skin and releasing secrets into an air only
we breathe. our bodies, barely clothed, fit together

like we were made to be one, like all of the gods
conspired to conceive this connection between

two mere mortals, who may never have met
had sadness settled in our bones and never shifted

but here we are,

lying in warm arms, fingertips tracing old scars,
discussing our past—the last place we want to be

too open, too soon, but it feels so natural,
going against the defences we built before,

before us. before nights that last decades and
glances worth a million stars

our humour, a unique antiphony unfamiliar to others
our conversations, not even sleep can interrupt

we smile in awe at how…

View original post 362 more words