Virginia Quarterly Review is a (well) paying market, and it’s open for unsolicited submissions of fiction, poetry and nonfiction now — during the month of July. Don’t miss.
Need a little bit of inspiration? Check out these writing prompts websites.
Feeling lucky? Enter the new hot July 53-word story contest.
A hymn to the remarkable resilience of the human spirit.
Against all odds. Go on.
There might be quite a few good stories/poems here.
Why don’t you unpack them?
(Wish I knew the authorship of the artwork, so I can give credit.)
“She (Emily Dickinson) was a scholar of passing time, and the big house on Main Street was the best place to study it.”
— Dan Chiasson, December 2016 issue of the New Yorker
How would you like to rent the very room Emily Dickinson wrote her poems from?
“Tho’ much is taken, much abides; and tho’
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.”
— From “Ulysses” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”
– Winston Churchill