Crossways is a recently launched literary magazine based in Cork, Ireland. We publish short stories and poetry.
We like well written stories that stimulate the intellect and imagination. Whether it be traditional, modern or experimental we will read it.
We are especially interested in new and emerging authors.
Unfortunately, we can’t offer payment for work at this stage: our goal is to get your name out there to attract other publishers.
We aim to publish four issues a year, beginning with our Spring issue in late April.
We like to say yes but that doesn’t mean we will publish anything!
The word limit is 3,000 words. Please submit no more than five stories.
Send cover letter with bio, pic and stories in a separate attachment (doc.x) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Although we already have a vast range of photographers, artists and graphic designers involved in our up and coming print magazine Chroma, we still need writers, journalists, poets and philosophers.
The first issue is based around the colour red. This can be interpreted in many different ways. We are in particular looking for writing that focuses upon: love, lust, passion, sex, anger, meat, blood, communism, capitalism and any other red object you can think of.
If you are a creative writer, thinker, poet, or have any interest in writing a philosophical (ideas based) article, please get in contact with us.
We are looking for work from around 500-1000 words long, poems no longer than an A4 page.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE 30TH APRIL 2016
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More long story love, free to read online at Long Story, Short Journal.
She wakes up the way she always does, quickly and slowly. Her pulse, quick quick slow, quick quick slow. Quick, the adrenalin that flashes in her and it feels like she’s ready to run, to fly, the fooled, frail, exhausted body. Slow, being the fog. The numb-skulling pea-souper that doesn’t lift till two in the afternoon. All because of the goddamn pills; the pills she took first for performance anxiety, then when Frank died, and now she is enslaved to their little white wiles.
‘Fliers’ by UK writer Nichola Bendall, with artwork by Zoë J. Murdoch. The story brings us intertwining narratives of three individuals struggling against lives of confinement, when flight is what they desire. Against the backdrop of political elections, ‘Fliers’ employs a subtle use of satire, encouraging readers to consider the consequences of both action and inaction. https://longstoryshort.squarespace.com/fliers
Smoke inhalation, electrocution by live lines, roof collapse. Burning. Any of those deaths might have seemed more normal, or at least appropriately courageous. If he’d rushed straight into hell with a pike pole and a booster line, no one would have batted an eye. But Gus died in bed. And that didn’t sit well with some people.
American writer Jason Kapcala is the author of ‘Lake House’, which explores the question of how a person constructs their own legacy. Readers are immersed in the crucible of risk and relationships, questioning exactly how much ‘fire’ one can cope with while maintaining human connections. Photo provided by Kristen Johansen. https://longstoryshort.squarespace.com/lake-house/