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Call for Submissions: New Category

2018 has been an impactful year! It’s hard to believe we’re already at the halfway point. Nevertheless, this is a great time for us to pause and examine where we are in this moment. We want to thank everyone for supporting our literary journal. We wouldn’t be where we are today without the generous help of our staff, readers, contributing writers, and supporters. We’re several months away from our seven-year anniversary and this journey has been nothing short of phenomenal.

We have incurred a few changes with regards to our submission guidelines. As such, we are issuing an updated call for submissions. Contributing writers will now receive print copies of our literary journals. Additionally, we are now accepting cover art submissions.

We look forward to continuing with our efforts to bring our readers more of the literary material they enjoy. In addition to our journal, we’re also accepting requests for blog content. We’re looking for interviews, book reviews, guest posts, and author spotlights.

Visit our guidelines on Submittable for more information.

Torrid Literature Journal

Poetry

Fiction

Interviews & Book Reviews

Cover art (new category)

Blog:

Editorial Articles / Guest Posts

Author Spotlight Requests

Interviews & Book Reviews

If you are unfamiliar with our literary journal, please click here to read a free copy of Volume XIV Chaos before you submit. Each volume contains poems, stories, and editorial content.

Stay in touch. Like our page on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

All the best,

Alice Saunders | Editor

TL Publishing Group LLC

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Call for Submissions

2016 has been an amazing year! We want to thank everyone for supporting our literary journal, contests, and blog. We know it’s been a while since you’ve heard from us but we are back from our brief hiatus and we are excited to share some great news with our readers. We will be releasing Volume XIX and XX of the Torrid Literature Journal before 2016 is over. Each volume contains fresh new poems, stories, and interviews. In Volume XX, the 2016 winners of our annual literary contest will be revealed.

Additionally, we will begin accepting submissions for another anthology of Christian poetry to be published on August 1, 2017 under our Gateway Literature imprint.

As we wrap up 2016 and prepare for 2017, we are issuing an updated call for submissions. Our first volume of the Torrid Literature Journal in 2017 will be a special five-year anniversary edition. Send us your best work.

Torrid Literature Journal (Published Quarterly)

Poetry

Fiction

Interviews & Book Reviews

Christian Anthology (Title TBA)  

Blog:

Editorial Articles / Guest Posts

Author Spotlight Requests

Interviews & Book Reviews

If you are unfamiliar with our publication, please click here to read a free copy of Volume XIV Chaos before you submit.

Stay in touch. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

All the best,

Alice Saunders | Editor

TL Publishing Group LLC

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Flashback Friday: Circle Circle Dot Dot

National Novel Writing Month is just around the corner. Today we’re sharing Noah R. Sebek’s short story, “Circle Circle Dot Dot”. This story first appeared in the Torrid Literature Journal Vol. X Lost.


Circle Circle Dot Dot

By Noah R. Sebek

“I now pronounce you man and wife.”

“Are you sure that’s right?” she asked meekly.

“I think so,” he responded. “I think that’s all you really need.”

“Oh. Alright then.” She smiled, looking down at the ring on her finger. “I guess that means we’re married, then?”

“Sure looks like it.” I looked at my left hand, and then the ground. “I hope you’re happy with this, Sally.” Continue reading

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Ready…Set…Write!

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” – Ernest Hemingway

April 1st is here, which means Camp NaNoWriMo has officially started! Are you participating in the writing challenge this month? Our entire team at TL Publishing Group is cheering you on! You can do this!

It doesn’t matter if you’ve got your entire novel figured out or (*gasp*), you’re a pantster and you’re planning to make your story up as you go.

Grab your favorite writing tool (pen and paper, tablet, laptop, etc.) and get started!

Here are some helpful tips to consider before you begin:

  1. Understand that this literary competition is about quantity not quality. The point is to finish and meet your word count goal. The word count goal and the thirty day deadline are meant to serve as motivators and accountability tools to help you complete a literary project.
  2. Camp buddies are around for a reason. You’re not alone in this competition. Thousands of writers around the world are where you are right now. Connect with the mates in your cabin.
  3. Don’t forget to read the pep talks given by the mentors. Remember to take advantage of the free resources available at Camp NaNoWriMo’s website.
  4. Plan to reward yourself throughout the month. Many people dream of writing a story but not many sit down to bring it to life. That alone deserves recognition.
  5. Take advantage of virtual and local write ins. Make plans to attend one of the write in sessions that are available. Get a group of friends together and start one of your own if necessary.
  6. Back up your work often.
  7. Encourage yourself. Yes there will be a great deal of motivation going on around you but I personally believe in the power of self-motivation. Encourage yourself often during the next thirty days. Remove negative statements from your vocabulary and speak life into your ability to get this story written.
  8. Create a writing routine. Today may be the first day of April, but it’s not too late to decide when and where you will write. Everyone has a unique routine that suits them. Find out what works for you. Do you prefer writing in the morning, afternoon, or evening? Whatever you decide, make sure you plan for word droughts, in the event that they may occur.
  9. Have fun!

Ready…Set…Write!

Visit Camp NaNoWriMo for more information.


Alice Saunders, Editor

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New Release (Teaser): TLJ – Vol. X Lost

April 1st represents the start of National Poetry Month. Celebrate by picking up a copy of the Torrid Literature Journal’s latest release: Volume X Lost.

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Release Date: 4/1/14

Torrid Literature Journal: Volume X Lost

Below are a few snippets from the poetry section of Volume X Lost:

“It’s my best kept secret, these paintings I make with blood.” – “Art After Gunshot” by Mollie Kervick

“Death’s office is always open” – “Death’s Open Door Policy” Vincent Miskell

“You were skilled with your hands, but better with words.” – “Marionette Illusion” by Kaitlin Artis

“One day I might be able to forgive, but I will never forget.” – “Christmas Lost” by Craig Hart

“No matter how I sneak up to the glass there she is looking straight at me.” – “Changeling” by Sarah Brown Weitzman

 “I die a little each hour, a lot each day.” – “Gone” by Jason Hill


Full list of contributors:

Jacob Erin-Cilberto; Kay Gosack; A.J. Huffman; Tracey S. Rosenberg; Marissa Laven; Mariel Arriola, Heather Hartung; Kira Webster; Vincent Miskell; George Freek; Nathan Smith; Arpa Mukhopadhyay; Miriam Krischner; Clinton Inman; Anne Bise; Alyestal Hamilton; Chris Farrell; Jaimie Miller; Sarah Brown Weitzman; Mollie Kervick; Samontha Forbes; Deborah Rocheleau; Jason Hill; Christina Mengis; Craig Hart; Alexandra Ambrose; Jen Susca; Neha Praseed; Dionne Evans; John Kaniecki; Ankita Anand; Gwendylyn Martin; Kaitlin Artis; Suzane Bricker; Francine Garson; Noah R. Sebek; Chase Parnell; Kimberly Dorffner

Find out what these writers are saying. Download Volume X Lost to your Kindle device or purchase a hard copy for your literary collection.

Submit to the Torrid Literature Journal. Read our submission guidelines to learn about our current calls for submission.

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