Sunday, December 1, 2013

Flying Islands of the Night

From the latest eBlast from Barb Shoup at the Indiana Writers Center:

"Flying Island," the Writers Center's literary magazine was founded in the 1980's by director Jim Powell, and provided a publishing opportunity for Indiana writers well into the 1990's. It was always fun to see who in our writing community would be represented in the magazine. If I'm remembering correctly, there were some pretty groovy launch parties at the Alley Cat in Broad Ripple, which was the scene for many readings in those days. 

It morphed into "Maize" for a while. Then David Hassler revived it a while back and did several broadsheet editions. It was great to see the magazine back in print and to read the works of IWC members and friends, but...print is expensive. We just couldn't keep it going. 

Enter online magazines, factor in David Hassler's determination to make "Flying Island" work one way or another, thank those who contributed to our power2give project, "Where's the Next Kurt Vonnegut" and, shazaam, it's back. 

We're excited to announce the launch of the online version of "Flying Island," which is now accepting submissions on a rolling basis from residents of Indiana and those with significant ties to Indiana. Editors David Hassler (fiction), Julianna Thibodeaux (nonfiction) and JL Kato (poetry) are waiting to hear from you!

Fiction: up to 1,000 words
Nonfiction: up to 1,000 words
Poetry: up to three poems, no more than 30 lines each.

Check it out—and please submit your words—at:

The link is also on the left under “Check out These Great Links.”

By the way, "Flying Islands of the Night" is the title of an obscure poem/play by the Hoosier Poet, James Whitcomb Riley, of course.

So, what are you waiting for?

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