The Yin and Yang of Writing, Publication, and Readership

If you’re a writer out there, or a practitioner of any art form, for that matter, what does success mean to you? And before we go any further, let me ask you to read this article. Another recent article, this one on writing, argues that publication is only a means to an end. But what…

A Self-Published Book Success

For those out there who haven't been able to land that big NY book bonanza, this should feel like a fresh westerly wind. Editor’s note: This book review tends closer to an endorsement than we would usually publish. The reason for this is that the book under review is atypical. It is unusual, at the…

Assaying the Litmags

The Gihon River Review – Spring 2010/Volume 14   I used to find literary magazines in my mailbox regularly, and I don’t anymore. That’s a shame. For the world's struggling writers, litmags are bread and butter. Or, more properly put, they’re our likeliest outlet. While they don’t often pay, they offer most of us the…