Flash Fiction: ‘Food Supply’ by Michael Conroy

Don't be a fool for the Devil, darling.Anne Rice Food Supply by Michael Conroy Delilah watched Peter Valensky from a rooftop in the Meatpacking District. No binoculars. No need. She let her hair down and tied the ribbon around her neck. Gift-wrapped. Valensky hurried along, although the street was entirely deserted. He kept glancing over... Continue Reading →

Flash Fiction: ‘Hungry Spirits’ by Michael Conroy

Défago had "seen the Wendigo."Algernon Blackwood Hungry Spirits by Michael Conroy Tom had never wandered so deep into the woods before. His grandfather, who spoke in riddles, had warned him not to stray too far because Algonquian legends told of hungry spirits that brought out the worst in men. His grandpa worried too much. Besides,... Continue Reading →

Aria Ligi Talks Writing, Politics, and the Poetic Objective

We talk to Aria Ligi, Senior Poetry Editor at October Hill Magazine, about her work, inspirations, and the role poets can play in our current political landscape. Aria's work has been published in numerous magazines, chapbooks, and anthologies including Light Magazine, October Hill Magazine, The Australian Times and the Vermillion Literary Project. Two of her earlier books, Temple of Love: Poems for Marie Antoinette and Blood,... Continue Reading →

McKenzie Austin Talks Fantasy, Editing & What Not to Do for Self-Publishing Writers

McKenzie Austin is the one-and-only award-winning, self-published, Wisconsinite cheese-enthusiast author of the highly successful 'Panagea Tales' series, a four-part fantasy epic set in a dystopian world where steampunk pirates battle to save the future. Yes, that's quite an elevator pitch. Today, McKenzie answers our questions on writing, editing, and how to avoid the pitfalls of... Continue Reading →

Flash Fiction: ‘The Incident in Downtown Miami’ by Michael Conroy

It was just a colour out of space—a frightful messenger from unformed realms of infinity beyond all Nature as we know it; from realms whose mere existence stuns the brain and numbs us with the black extra-cosmic gulfs it throws open before our frenzied eyes.H.P. Lovecraft The Incident in Downtown Miami by Michael Conroy Palm... Continue Reading →

Q&A with Writer-Scholar Simon Lee-Price

Simon Lee-Price returns to answer our questions about his academic research, writerly inspirations, and the role that philosophy plays in literature. How do Romantics like Lord Byron inform the trope of the suffering writer? Moreover, what can we learn from Henry Miller about writing? And how does habitual creativity inspire writers and artists to carry... Continue Reading →

Flash Fiction: ‘Leaving Boston’ by Shane Fitzpatrick

Shane Fitzpatrick lives in Swords, County Dublin, with his wife Michelle and their six-year-old son Harry. Shane works for Aer Lingus as a flight steward, and enjoys writing, running, fine wines, and being outdoors. He dreams of moving to West Clare to write full-time, but his son's future comes first. Follow Shane on Twitter: @sfitzyfly... Continue Reading →

Poetry Excerpts: ‘Waif of Dover’ by Aria Ligi 2/2

Aria Ligi is Senior Poetry Editor at October Hill Magazine. In her writing, she skillfully draws out many pertinent themes from William and Dorothy Wordsworth's original poems, such as the oppression of women and destruction of the natural world. Her work has been published in numerous magazines, chapbooks, and anthologies, including Light Magazine, October Hill Magazine, The Australian Times and the Vermillion Literary Project.... Continue Reading →

Poetry Excerpts: ‘Waif of Dover’ by Aria Ligi 1/2

Aria Ligi is Senior Poetry Editor at October Hill Magazine. Her lyrical yet modern poetry re-imagines the figure and work of William Wordsworth. In her writing, Ligi artfully draws out many interesting, ever-pertinent themes, particularly the oppression of women and destruction of the natural world. Her work has been published in numerous magazines, chapbooks, and anthologies including Light Magazine, October Hill Magazine, The... Continue Reading →

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