My Top 5 Gift Subscriptions For Every Writer

It’s that time of year when we’re all trying to figure out the perfect gift for friends and loved ones. And, gifts for the writer in our circle is one of the hardest to find. Here are my top five recommendations to make your shopping easier. Enjoy.

51NYqYBHXsL._SY300_1. Writer’s Digest – An excellent resource for writers at all levels. Covering all genres, this magazine is your go-to-resource on writing. Available in print or digital,  a year’s subscription will cost $19.96 (8 issues).

issue_95_cover_450x6752. Glimmer Train Stories – One of the best magazines in print, this magazine loves to showcase emerging and new writer’s.  Forty percent of stories last years was from first time authors. Represented in  the Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses Henry Prize StoriesNew Stories from the South, and Best American Short Stories. A year’s subscription will cost you $35.00.

Crazyhorse_88_cover-1025x10243. Crazyhorse – This College of Charleston literary magazine, located the beautiful coastal city in  South Carolina has published the works of established and  emerging writers for the last 50 years. Work from the journal’s pages has been reprinted in the Best American PoetryBest American Short StoriesBest American Nonrequired Reading and The Pushcart Prize annual anthologies. Issues and stories are available online and in print.  Offering 25% off a one year subscription – $15.00 USD, $25.50 USD; ends 12/31/2015.

Issue60ForWeb-14. American Short Fiction – Publishes work from both emerging and new writers. Stories published by American Short Fiction are anthologized in Best American Short StoriesBest American Non-Required ReadingThe O. Henry Prize Stories, and The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, and elsewhere. A year’s subscription will cost $25.00. Current issues and back issues available for $7.00 – $10.00.

41BSSXcYaSL5. Fifth Wednesday Journal– An independent print literary magazine published twice a year. Focusing on contemporary literary and photographic arts, this magazine accepts contributions of short fiction, poetry, essays, interviews, book reviews, and black and white photography.    A one-year-subscription will cost you $20.00 per year. Individual issues, $11.00 each.

Happy shopping!

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This Week’s Stories to Share

“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”
Philip Pullman

Welcome to another segment of, Stories to Share.  As writers, we all want to send our stories out into the universe. But, in world filled with writers, sometimes it seems our own work gets lost in the ever-growing sea of words. However, I believe each writer deserves their moment in the sun.

Stories to Share, is my way of shining the spotlight on writers and their work.  I hope you’ll enjoy today’s list and encourage you to pay it forward. You’ll find more stories in the magazines and websites, in which, they are featured. Check them out.

  1. First up, Episode 20 at No Extra Words Podcast, The Legend.  Two stories make up this episode, “Achilles,” by Charles Rammelkamp, and “What We Talk About When we Talk About Homer,” by Marina Frances Mularz ( a particular favorite).  I encourage you to check out the No Extra Words Podcast, meet the  producer and editor,  Kris Baker Dersch, and submit your own work for consideration. And, I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you my story, Life in Repetition, is scheduled for  episode 35, in February. I’ll keep you updated.
  2. Duck Man, by Mary Ellen Lives ( a dear friend) is one of my favorite writers. Published in numerous literary magazines, I hope you’ll visit her website to check out the list of her published works. In the meantime, sit back and enjoy her exclusive short story.
  3. And from one of my favorite magazines, Carve, the 2nd place winner of the 2015 Raymond Carver Contest, by Andrea Bobotis, Kudzu.

What did you think of the stories? Do you have a story to share? I’d love to hear your comments. Talk to me. Tell me your story. And as always, you can follow me on Facebook at SheilaMGood, PinterestBloglovinTwitter@sheilagood, and Contently.