Issue I: available for download

Issue I from my literary magazine adventure is now available to download for free!

Free Verse Revolution:

Issue I: hebe (the fountain of youth) is now available for download!

Get your copy of our first issue here.

Our issues are free to download but if you wish to donate in receipt of your copy, you can use the Donate page. Currently, donations are used to pay for the domain and for the editor’s time and work.

Thank you to all of your submissions and to the following contributors:

Sreelakshmi Aravind / Ira Ares / Jaya Avendel / Ingrid B / Constance Bourg / Gina Bowen / Adrienne Burris / Karan Chambers / Brandon Clarke / Candice Louisa Daquin / John De Gruyther / Tom Francis / Molly Furey / Deepti G. / Zoe Gray / Laura Groves / Pieter L. Harreman / Barbara Leonhard / John W. Leys / Katy Luxem / Gabriela Marie Milton / Sanket Mhatre / Jay Mora-Shihadeh / S. K. Nicholas /…

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Issue I: Spring 2021

Free Verse Revolution has been relaunched as a literary magazine – now accepting poetry, prose, creative non-fiction, photography and visual art ❤

Free Verse Revolution:

Happy new year!

Our first issue of 2021, will be titled hebe (the fountain of youth). Hebe was the Greek goddess of youth. She represented youth, especially eternal youth, and being in the prime of life; her Roman equivalent was Juventas. She was the daughter of Zeus and older sister of Hera, queen of the Olympian gods. She was the cupbearer to the gods at Mount Olympus until she married the deified Heracles (Hercules). Classical literature explored her powers to keep mortals and immortals youthful, suggesting she was revered by the other gods as a result.

While reading about Hebe, I recalled stories of The Fountain of Youth, written about by Herodotus in the 5th century BC. Clear parallels can be drawn between a goddess of youth and legendary a ‘fountain’ which in tales restores youth when you drink from its waters. For years, explorers have searched for it…

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