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Publisher: Skylar Burris

Established: 1998

Frequency: Once every two years

Circulation: 250

Accepts Email Submissions: No

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Description: Poetry, stories, art work, and photography for the thinking, literary Christian. Digest-sized, 80+ pages, with cardstock covers.

Editor(s): Skylar Burris

Masthead URL: Click here for the masthead webpage.


Guidelines URL: Click here for writer's guidelines information.

Address: PO Box 7505

Fairfax Station, VA 22039


Rights: One time rights or reprint rights.

Needs: Short stories and creative nonfiction (i.e., could pass for fiction, but it really happened) to 2,500 words. Past tense narration and third person generally preferred. Stories should explore Christian or broad religious themes in a SUBTLE manner. Looking for good character development, a meaningful (but NOT preachy) message, a believable plot, and fluid prose. Contemporary and literary fiction preferred, but genre fiction considered. Looking for more quality humour/satire.

Length: 500 - 2,500 words

Art/Photo Needs: Photography and black and white drawings. Illustrators wanted for specific stories (send samples if you'd like to be contacted for future needs).

Payment: $6 and one free copy per story, drawing, or photograph.

How to Submit: Send by USPS mail with an SASE to Skylar Burris, Editor at PO Box 7505 Fairfax Station, VA 22039. Include your name, address, e-mail address (if any) and word count on the top of the first page. Staple (do not paperclip) pages together. Double-space prose. If you want the manuscript returned, include sufficient postage and a large enough envelope. Otherwise, a no. 10 envelope with one first-class stamp for reply only. No cover letter required.

Response Time: No queries (send complete ms.). Initial response within 5 weeks (at this time you will either receive a rejection or a

Tips for Writers: Order and read a sample copy. Show, don't tell. Make the reader BOTH think AND feel. Convey a message without being didactic.

Sample Copies/Subscription Information: Send a $5 check made payable to Skylar Burris for Issue 13 (old, annual format available now) or $12 for Issue 14 (new, biennial format to be published in January 2007). Subscribe by 11/06 to Issue 14 and pay only $10. Selected literature is also available on the website.

This listing was lated updated on Aug-20-2006.

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