Issue No. 7: SEPT. 2019

My poem ‘Little Things’ appears in issue no. 7 from Turnpike Magazine ❤

TURNPIKE MAGAZINE

We are happy to release Issue No. 7 of Turnpike Magazine.


We thank you for your continued support. We have found that our issues just keep building on top of one another – in theme, content, and quality. We have had the privilege of working with hundreds of contributors, and look forward for the hundreds more to follow. Keep supporting small literary and art magazines, as some of the best work lies within their pages.

Contributor Names + Bios:

  • Dipe Jola is a teen poet, lover of arts and its creativity. She has her works published on Africanwriter, Nantygreens, and many more. First runner-up EOPP 2018. Can be reached via IG: @dipe_jola and Twitter: @Jola_ng.
  • Justine Aubrie is a writer from upstate New York. In their spare time, they coach a poetry slam team.
  • Muthuvel Deivendran is a high school teacher…

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October: call for submissions

FVR is open for submissions!

FREE VERSE REVOLUTION

To new and regular contributors to Free Verse Revolution, the October submissions window is open!

The theme will be Healing and it can be interpreted in any way you wish; whether that be the healing process – physically and mentally, writing about strength and hope, or what you wish for yourself in the future.

I accept poetry and short pieces of prose which interpret the theme of the month in some way, and only one piece from each writer; but you may send up to three pieces for consideration.

Submission guidelines:

Send your submissions to myscreamingtwenties@gmail.com

October’s theme: Healing

Interpret the theme any way you wish; you do not need to use the word as a title. Pieces may be previously published.

Submission format: poem/short prose should be attached via email as a Word Document or Google Doc. Please refrain from pasting it into the email as this makes formatting…

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I Am the Woman – Kristiana Reed

My contribution to the I Am the Woman series on Heretics, Lovers and Madmen ❤

Heretics, Lovers, and Madmen

I am the woman
your mother warned you about;
fire-breathing, Jolene auburn,
cradled by the night
and the ever waning moon
melting like candle wax
into my palms.
I am the woman
too many men have kept
secret and hidden;
I spent too long
looking at love
through the underside
of a glass bottomed boat
swallowing seawater,
bitter and sweet.
I am the woman
who blossomed beneath
the heavy thud of fists;
who learned to lie
better than love
and wear scorn in
my half-chewed smile.
I am the woman
your mother warned you about
because in my eyes
she sees her own.


Kristiana Reed is a writer and an English Teacher living in the UK. She is the creator of My Screaming Twentieson WordPress and she recently released her debut poetry collection, Between the Trees. Her work has been published in several poetry anthologies (Swear To Me…

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