Though Sliver of Stone is defunct, read the story in their archives here.
“La Adivinación” appeared in the 16th issue of Sliver of Stone. They had a strong editorial board and published 16 issues over ten years before shuttering in 2020. I’m happy that I had a place in their last issue and the story remains available to read online.
Sliver of Stone is a nonprofit online literary magazine. Our mission is to provide for a web-based environment for outstanding literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry and visual art from around the globe. We want to expand the influence of these genres beyond their traditionally academic audiences.
We take special pride in the editorial aspect, offering suggestions and critiques for the submissions that we feel need and deserve that “extra push” toward publication. While we do not take ourselves too seriously, we scorn cliché, lack of craft, or craft over substance.
We invite submissions of unpublished or (exceptional) previously-published works which have not appeared online and for which the rights belong to the author. No unsolicited manuscripts, pleas
Blacktop Passages published my short story “Always the Lucky One,” about the narrator’s superstitious descent into lucklessness. Though I was proud to have it published by Blacktop Passages, the publication has since ceased publication.
Founded in early 2013, Blacktop Passages is a literary journal dedicated to the open road. We want to serve as a home for the stories, essays, poems, and images of transition that are often overshadowed by our destinations. We want thoughtful writing, full of feeling, conflict, and desire. If you have a great piece that reflects this ethos, Blacktop Passages would love to have your work in our pages.
“The Augury” was published in the 19th issue of Little Patuxent Review and remains available to purchase. I love the piece – it’s brief and was written in transit, and at the present time it reminds me of adventure and unfamiliarity.
Little Patuxent Review is an amazing magazine out of Maryland. It’s a print publication, and a copy of issue 19 costs $12. You can order the issue or subscribe to Little Patuxent Review here.
About Little Patuxent Review:
Little Patuxent Review (LPR) is a journal of literature and the arts, publishing poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction and artwork. LPR welcomes most US-based contributors and prides itself on supporting both up-and-coming and well-established artists and writers. Please see our submission guidelines for more details.
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Water over stone: Little Patuxent River, Spring 2012 (Photo: Lynn Weber)
LPR was named for Little Patuxent River, one of the three major tributaries of the Patuxent River. Like LPR, the river flows over stones — the Algonquin word “patuxent” means “water flowing over smooth stones” — through Howard County, Maryland, gathering strength as it carries content to the Chesapeake Bay and out toward the larger world.
LPR was founded in 2006 by a group of local writers — Mike Clark, Ann Bracken, Ann Barney, Brendan Donegan — to fill the void left when a periodical of the same title, founded by poets Ralph and Margot Treital, closed a quarter century ago.
They envisioned LPR as a forum for area writers and artists. In doing so, LPR not only provides readers with a diverse array of local offerings, but also attracts contributors of national repute.