The following works will be published in the 2019 issue of The Chestatee Review, available in April. Poetry | Judged by Jessica Fjeld 1st: Untitled by Gage Walker 2nd: “Sugar plum” by Elizabeth Devine 3rd: “a distant memory” by Adream Thompson Short Story | Judged by Kevin Welch 1st: “Flesh Detectors” by Brianna Schantz 2nd: “The Tie Between Our Worlds” by Ronna Mcallister 3rd: “Desolate” by Taylor Nix One-Act Play | Judged by Brent Griffin 1st: “Death with... Continue Reading →
Deadline: Midnight on Friday, February 1, 2019. Guidelines: Submit up to 3 poems or 2000 words of fiction incorporating the theme of love and/or romance. To submit: Email submissions as a Word document to email@example.com with the subject line #ValentinesWritingContest. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place submissions will be published in the 2019 issue of The Chestatee Review, available... Continue Reading →
“Sweet Little Girls in Pastel Colored Headbands” By Gage Walker but you had a greasy little ponytail. It was dirty blonde, you were clean sad, blue. you made me feel a medicated sadness. It was being pumped into my brain Jell-o, or pudding. I wanna keep you in here with me warm, and spoon feed... Continue Reading →
"On His Lonesome" By Claire Harman On his lonesome, A scarecrow stands— Back field blues, dotted with withering cornflower, Bachelor’s buttons Sewn tight between flannel, under pin-stuck glower, Mocking crow’s feet Sidled on shoulders; on fabric creased and worn, Wrought stiff and still, Crucified plainly for crimes yet questioned, stitched to scorn, Frayed, frocked,... Continue Reading →
"Gallows Bird" By Claire Harman A hallowed fiend is he, the bird atop the sill, A fickle muse, from somewhere over distant rill. Hear! Nevermore, the raven calls, shrill voice cawing, He taps his beak in jest, his twisted feet still clawing. A poet’s demon, the bird with human cry, A poet’s omen,... Continue Reading →
Whether you're writing for NaNoWriMo or just working on your own terms, having a functional understanding of traditional plot structure can be seriously helpful when you're trying to bring some order to your ideas. This post can help you visualize when what is supposed to happen where, and includes some links to structural wisdom from writer Ingrid Sundberg on traditional, and non-traditional story structure.
Regardless of whether Orson Card is one of your favorite writers (or human beings), he had a very tidy idea about the nature of stories and how to build them.