Spotlight Author: Mark Bowden’s Recipe for Success

For Mark Bowden, the recipe for success has always been pretty clear. “Be stubborn,” he advises. “Find a way to do work that you really want to do. If you do well, people will want to read it.” Mark Bowden has followed this mantra since his days as the Editor-in-Chief of the Loyola Greyhound student … Continue reading

Spotlight Author: Write On Summer Camp

Camp is for… Writing? A Spotlight on Samantha Hargrove by Courtney McNamara When the bell rings at the end of the last day of the elementary school year, most students have visions of swimming pools, backyard adventures and endless licks of ice cream. However, this often leads to the dreaded summer learning slump – brought … Continue reading

Poetry Section: Polished Poems

You won’t find a literary magazine on the Internet that has as many promising poems as the poems you will find below. These poets truly do have a knack for sound and the English language. If you appreciate poetry and you appreciate the English language, you will be pleased with what poets Peter Grieco, Desmond … Continue reading

Photography & Art: Picture This!

The modernist poet William Butler Yeats once wrote, “A line will take us hours maybe; Yet if it does not seem a moment’s thought, our stitching and unstinting has been naught.” Let these photos in our fourth issue become naught. Take pleasure in the vivid images that photographer Meghan Hole and our very own Paulina … Continue reading

Reviews: Ray LaMontagne’s “God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise”

“God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise”, Ray LaMontagne’s fourth studio album, is clearly something different; it is billed as the first album from Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs, a studio super group consisting of drummer Jay Bellerose, bassist Jennifer Condos, guitarist Eric Haywood, keyboardist Patrick Warren, and pedal steel guitarist Greg Leisz (whom … Continue reading

Creative Nonfiction: West Texas Mountain Retreat

Kay Rippy lives in Dallas and has been writing for years. She currently works as a technical writer for a Japanese Air Conditioning company but her heart belongs in creative writing! Rippy also love to paint & scuba dive, have a husband, 2 cats and a dog. West Texas Mountain Retreat Driving from Dallas to … Continue reading

Fiction: Flashy Fiction

Fiction writer and language lovers, Patrick Kelling and Sonia Segura grace our fourth issue with enchanting tales that are sure to please while placing you in a world that only exists on paper. Take yourself on a literary journey with “Out of the Shadows,” “The Sleeper,” and “Extraction” an excerpt from Kelling’s coming novel. Enjoy! … Continue reading