No Tokens Journal declares it is “…a journal celebrating work that is felt in the spine” and it can be found here, at No Tokens Journal.
Reading that reminds me of what Emily Dickinson wrote about poetry, that “If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire could ever warm me, I know that is poetry.” (http://notable-quotes.com/d/dickinson_emily.html).
No Tokens publishes a print/ bound volume as well as an online journal, making it doubly interesting, in my opinion. They publish fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, and “other,” which could include include plays, comics, graphic novels, interviews, etc.
The journal’s passion for great writing is evident, right down to when they declare they will ask for NO TOKENS (no submission fees) while they promise to be a journal:
“…featuring the words and artwork of all voices of the past, present, and future.”
I love this passion for words, stories, voices.
I think I will give them a try.
Thanks for reading!
HerStory Literary Magazine states it is “empowering women through storytelling” and publishes fiction, nonfiction, interviews, poetry, and personal essays. In addition, the site sponsors a “monthly theme” for writing. I particularly enjoyed the magazines mission, which is ” HerStory wants to get every woman writing, talking, and sharing her story because
Every Story Matters.”
Every story matters, what a great motto.
The monthly themes for the rest of the year, as noted one their website, are:
dear past me
handle with care: stories about grief
role models: stories about the women who shaped us
what you don’t know: stories about our secrets
dear someone: letters to the people who changed our lives
Why not read some of the writing there and consider submitting your own writing? The literary magazine is trying to go, it notes, and there could be as long a delay as six months in hearing back about submissions.
US News and World Report published an interesting article on June 1st, about “The Girls Who Paved the Way,” stating that the true heroes of school desegregation were the girls and women who laid the foundations for Brown v. Board of Education.