Could YOU say no to this woman?

Sarah and I share the same last name: editor-in-chief

Hi there Literati!

Sarah Sleeper edits an on-line journal, and she asked me if you wanna play with HER for a bit.  Looks like another way you can get your stuff into the hearts and minds beyond our playground.  Say “Hi” for me! Sarah is just down the beach from the Towers that are A Word with You Press, in Solana Beach, but has been known to join our writer’s meetup groups here at The Word.

Here is what she sent me:  (notice how she says dear Thorn?)

Dear Thorn,


Would you please spread the word among your creative writing contacts that the literary journal Mason’s Road is looking for submissions for our latest issue? Our submissions period runs for two months – September 1, 2012 until November 1, 2012. We seek to publish the best in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, drama, craft essays, audio, and visual art.


There are two ways to submit to Mason’s Road. You can submit for free any time during our submissions period and your work will be given thorough consideration for publication. Or, you can submit with a $10 fee, and your work will also be considered for our Mason’s Road Winter Literary Award, which includes publication and a $500 prize to the best entry we receive. Please look here for submission guidelines.

Notice the similarity between the wings of a book and the pages of a bird? The view down the road for The Word


In our just-published issue, we feature work by renowned portrait artist, Everett Raymond Kinstler, interviews on craft with poet Baron Wormser, fiction writer Nalini Jones, and playwright Edward Albee. We are proud of the excellent array of work we selected from over 1,300 submissions, including the short story, “The Rabbi’s Son,” by author Olivia Kate Cerrone, which won our annual Mason’s Road Literary Award and $1,000. With our next contest, we are pleased to be able to continue not only publishing, but awarding authors whose work is truly outstanding.


The theme for our next issue is “time.” Please look at our submissions page to read more about this theme, which is rich with creative possibilities. Our aim is to publish the very best pieces we come across, and we are open to broad interpretations and approaches.


Sponsored by Fairfield University’s MFA in Creative Writing, Mason’s Road is an online literary journal with a focus on the lifetime learning of the writing craft. It is run by the program’s graduate students and its goal is to be both educational and inspiring. MFA students and faculty are welcome, as is anyone in the literary community, to submit, comment on the current selections, and engage in a dialogue about our craft.


Thank you in advance for helping us spread the word!



Sarah Z. Sleeper


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