Producing a high quality literary magazine isn't easy. We aren't the first to go away and won't be the last. And yet, we would do it again (in a minute).
We're very proud of the two issues published in 2022, proud to bring so many emerging voices to print, and proud to have connected with so many fine writers along the way.
Our sincere thanks to our stakeholders, contributors, and readers who traveled this road of words with us.
Best wishes for your writerly efforts, in whatever form they may take.
This may be the finest honor in the literary community, so much so that simply being nominated has become, for writers, a source of pride.
"America's best fiction, fiction, poetry and essays for decades." — Billy Collins
"This book is essential.” — Library Journal
"Our Wagons Were Made Entirely of Wood" - Dzvinia Orlowsky
"3 Stanzas Beginning with a Line by Bruce Weigl" - S. A. Robbins
"Nothing Feels Right" - Kaileigh Oldham
"Evryn, the Light (selection) - Kaighla Rises
If you don't know these writers or their work, check out our Publications page - if you enjoy their work, if you can remember a line or want to read them again, send your applause via our Contact form and we'll make sure your kudos are sent along....
We're proud to introduce several emerging poets whose work is being published for the first time: Wilbur Bolton, Sarita Jain, Holly Kleiss, and Kaileigh Oldham (our Pushcart Prize nominee.)
In addition, there's a sneak peek from Matthew Stover's new novel, DoomCaster...
"...such a wonderful job. It's more than a magazine. It's more like a gift you want to hold onto..." BW
"...stellar issue of emerging and established writers..." DO
"Lovely, Absolutely lovely..." JH
"You did it again!" - SJ
"All I can say is Wow, and I'm not a Wow person..." DF
"...it's beautiful work..." LL
Peter Blackmon is the Executive Director of the Danville Library Foundation.
When he reviewed the Proof copy of our 2nd issue, he said:
"This is levels of Awesome above Volume 1! " And Peter loved Volume 1.
The magazine is supported, in part, by the Danville Public Library through programming support from the Danville Library Foundation. See the "Issues 1 and 2" tab for the PDF versions,
newly reformatted for home printing.