Featured Writing

A paper origami bird hanging from a string

Tender

by Elizabeth Christopher Sylvie’s done with worry. She clicks off the ten o’clock news, thinking what a relief it is to be done with it, like a cool current rolling under the skin. Their kids are grown and gone. Their youngest didn’t turn out to be soft in the head….

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The Penmen Profile: “So Many Africas” Author Jill Kandel

by Rebecca LeBoeuf Creative nonfiction writer and memoirist Jill Kandel traveled the world and now writes about those experiences. Kandel first submitted her book, “So Many Africas: Six Years in a Zambian Village,” to Autumn House Press‘ full manuscript competition. After winning the Creative Nonfiction Award in 2014 and being published a  year…

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9 Questions with SNHU Student Danielle Kellar, Founder of VIMFIRE Magazine

by Amber E. Box A student at Southern New Hampshire University, Danielle Kellar is following her childhood dream of starting her own literary journal. She has created VIMFIRE Magazine, a journal focused on words and art to showcase the passion she shares with both her contributors and her readers. In…

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