Announcing TMR’s 2nd Annual Short Short Story Contest

Announcing the second-annual short short story contest--a writing competition for flash fiction at The Magill Review. SUBMIT HERE!Winning Prizes:The First Place Winner will receive:$50 prizeThe winning story will be prominently posted on The … [Read More...]


Writer’s Block: It’s Not What You Think

"Do some real soul searching on this point because it could be your brain trying to tell you something."   By Abby Jones Announce to the world that you're a writer. Go ahead. Own what you are. Just be prepared for a flood of … [Read More...]

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I’m Me and Nobody Else … Deal With It!

By Josh Magill Josh Magill Shares a Bit More about Himself (He was Challenged) Abby Jones—a writing friend and one of the readers of my work when I’m not sure about it—shared some more detailed info about herself and then asked me … [Read More...]


Oklahoma and Oregon Still on Top

By Rob Akers College football is entering its first year of the FBS championship playoff. For the next four months, I and the editor of The Magill Review, Josh Magill, will make our predictions about how this will all play out. This is … [Read More...]



Nobody Knows Who We Are————–A Lit Mag That Goes Beyond Our Failings

By Josh Magill Josh Magill Reviews the Fall 2013 Issue of Booth   The cover is simple, yet whimsical and quirky, drawing my eyes to each section of the graffiti-painted van—art from Kevin Cyr titled “Fillmore”—that reminds me of the early 1980’s when life seemed much simpler and free. It reminds me of my wife, […]


‘The End’ is Only the Beginning

By Abby Jones Abby Jones Tells Us Why “The End” is Only the Beginning of a Long Road to Success I don’t know about you, but one of the most fulfilling moments in my life as a writer is writing these two words: The End. They signify a moment of accomplishment; they signify follow through, […]


Time for the TSA to Go…

By Rob Akers Rob Akers Reminisces about the Good Old Days when Anyone could Walk through an Airport without being Frisked I’ve been following a story for weeks about the TSA allowing undocumented illegal aliens to board commercial aircraft within the United States. There have been several unrelated web sites that have reported of non-citizens […]



Encouraging Death (a short story)

She Tail Spun into a Deep, Nasty Depression. And I Encouraged It. By Viktor Graves Reminders of her were everywhere, peeking at me from both the shadows and the obvious. This was the house she grew up in so the hand prints on the front steps were hers, the swing in the big grassy yard […]

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The Creator (a short story)

By Thaddeus Howze He’d been dead two years now. I can still remember him from that Christmas two years ago, sitting in his checkered cardigan with his furrowed brow focused on a car from his underground diorama. He’d hand-painted every part of his tiny town; each part of it resembled our city of Hamburg, its […]


Come Find Me (a short story)

By Danielle Baxter Luther Bane was not fond of many things. Rain was among those things. So why he chose to live in Seattle—the rainiest of all places—he’d never quite understand. It was the worst kind of rain, a swirling downpour that pelted so quickly that Luther could hardly open his umbrella when he got […]


HUGS (a poem)

By Danielle Baxter HUGS   Of all the kinds- This is my favorite. There are several: Embraces from one friend to another to say “hi”, “bye”. There are intermittent whispers during desperate embraces that enfold the last breath.   There are delicate caresses that send a tingle up the spine a sensual moment of two […]



Atom & Eve (Column #47)

By Mark Antony Rossi …somewhere in the basement of Science  is a reasonable man— bound and gagged. Blowing My Fuse In The Future—A new report, “AI, Robotics and the Future of Jobs,” which examines improvements to robotics and how they impact society, predicts robotic sex partners becoming commonplace in the near future. The report polled […]


Colorado State In, Utah is Out!

By Rob Akers College football is entering its first year of the FBS championship playoff. For the next four months, I and the editor of The Magill Review will make our predictions about how this will all play out. The editor of The Magill Review will cover the famed Southeastern Conference while I will cover […]


Mmm … Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake (Gluten Free Style)

By Angela Magill In our household, we have a member with Celiac Disease, so we often try to recreate our favorite foods in a gluten-free way. We are also trying to eat more fruits and vegetables instead of animal products, “whole foods” and less refined sugar. One day, a link for the blog, Gluten Free […]


Walking From Misery … Into Hell

Viktor Graves Reviews the Documentary about the Brutal Murder of Young Emmet Till in 1955   By Viktor Graves The physical injustice bestowed upon Emmet Till one night in 1955 is one that continues even today among black folk, but on an emotional and intellectual stage far more devastating. The documentary, The Murder of Emmet […]


College Football Preview —- Our Thoughts

Josh Magill and Rob Akers Square-Off With Their Predictions on Who Will Win It All This Year Weigh-In With Your Thoughts on Which Team Will Make it to the First-Ever College Football Playoffs Oregon Comes Out On Top After First Playoffs By Rob Akers It is the most wonderful time of the year. It is […]


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