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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.

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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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Readers Are Counting On You

“Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.” -E. L. Doctorow

You have a story inside of you. However, if you’re like most emerging writers you may feel a bit of fear when it comes to creating your first draft. Many people feel inundated by the entire literary process, which spans from writing and editing to publishing and marketing. However, before you can worry about the future steps, you have to get past phase one: writing your story.

Write one word and then another. Repeat this process. Before you know it, you will have a sentence, a paragraph, a chapter, and eventually an entire story. You can do this. You can write a story. More importantly, you can tell your story in your own way.  Move past your inhibitions and tell your story the way you were always meant to.  Readers are counting on you.

I’m not saying writing is easy, but it is worth it. Our editor, Aisha McFadden, said it best: writing is like taking a trip to somewhere you’ve never been before.  There are a lot of curves and turns, but you end up exactly where you want to be.

Write. Write. Write.

Alice Saunders, Editor

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Cover Reveal: Torrid Literature Journal – Vol. XII Tension

Torrid Literature Journal – Volume XII Tension

Publication Date: October 1, 2014

Genres: Poetry & Fiction

Publisher: TL Publishing Group

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Synopsis:

TL Publishing Group wraps up their 2014 year with the Torrid Literature Journal – Volume XII Tension. The work in this volume flawlessly captures the attractiveness of literature as it presents readers with a fine collection of literary material that will put their senses and imagination to work.

The Volume XII writers shed necessary light on the fact that writing is not a means to an end. It is a start to a new beginning. Writing allows people to clear their heart and mind of the clutter and other matter that tends to build up overtime. In the middle of this clean up, people find hidden treasures and other keepsakes as they linger on a forgotten memory or a favorite dream. Other times, they stumble upon painful experience they’re fighting to escape or a situation they’re struggling to figure out. In any event, writers understand the importance of release and the risks of implosion.

Other highlights from this issue include a new interview with Joanna Kurowska, a writer, teacher, and editor from Evanston, Illinois. Readers will also get a first look at the 2014 winners of the Romancing the Craft of Poetry & Fiction Contest.

Lovers of the written word do not want to miss what the Volume XII writers have to say as they step up to the proverbial platform to share their memories, dreams, and experiences. Rest assured that each piece of literature carries its own weight worth every moment of the reader’s attention.

Contributors: Joanna Kurowska ; Alicia Cook; Antonio Fernandez; W. S. “Eel” Bericuda; Jolene Munch Cardoza; Courtney Leigh Jameson; Matthew J. Spireng; Yongyu Chen; Ivan de Monbrison; A.J. Huffman; April Scott; Clemencio Bascar; Richard Hartwell; Leonore Wilson; Athar Pavis; James Tyler; Helen Companion; April Salzano; Beau Boudreaux; John Repp; Lee Busby; Andrew Bohn; Craig Cochran; Justin Rose; Bobby Teevans; Jeston Dulin; Desirée Jung; Erren Geraud Kelly; Rachel Vogel Quinn; Lorin Cary; Gloria Keeley; Danny Judge; Amy S. Pacini, Jennifer Palmer; Moneta Goldsmith

Excerpt:

“…I know the next time I return will be for her funeral…” – “Repton” by Craig Cochran

“…I’m lost with no escape route…” – “Do They See” by April Scott

“…Wherein does forgiveness reside…” – “Relief” by Richard Hartwell

“…In the autopsy they hide the criminal you became…” – “Quinidine I Know Your Name” by Athar Pavis

“…I try to put my arms around the virtual you in my head…” – “You Are Not Here Yet” by Beau Boudreaux


Torrid Literature Journal – Vol. XII Tension

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