Sunday, January 29, 2023

Calling for Spring Submissions


Image by Uschi Dugulin from Pixabay

Get your mind off the polar vortex that has frozen the world and onto thoughts of spring and new beginnings. Give the reader a whiff of the clean air after an April shower or the heady fragrance of lilacs. Poems, short stories, essays, and first-person manuscripts of all varieties are welcome. The content relating to or evoking ideas associated with spring, such as growth, inspiration, birth, and rebirth, is acceptable. I'm also keen to hear about any haiku, photographs, or tried-and-true recipes you have for the season. I eagerly await your first submissions.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Calling for Wintry Submissions


The following quotes express my sentiments about winter.

"As winter approaches - bringing cold weather and family drama - we crave page-turners, books made for long nights and tryptophan-induced sloth." ~Sarah MacLean

"I love the scents of winter! For me, it's all about the feeling you get when you smell pumpkin spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread and spruce." ~Taylor Swift


Winter is the year's finale. It's a time of books and page-turners, snowflakes and fireplaces, gifts and Christmas sentiments. Whether you submit poetry, haiku, fiction, nonfiction, or recipes, show me specifics. Fill the submission with the season's senses.

I am looking forward to publishing this magical issue.

The deadline is Dec 10, 2022

Saturday, August 13, 2022


c Classically Printed |

Starting December 2022

The printed version of Halcyon Days will be available in two sizes. 

  • 8.5 x 11 is the current size. 
  • 5 x 7 to fit purses and pockets and is less expensive to print and mail.

These options will be available for issue 28 onward.


I am creating a new line of blank journals, bookmarks, graphic organizers, and other merchandise with peaceful-looking covers and themes to inspire, brainstorm, and help the writing process.

Halcyon House 

For over 20 years, I have been publishing creative writing magazines. Now I'm branching out with a book publishing company. Guidelines and prices are being completed and will be available shortly. My first client (Bruce Levine, an active contributor and subscriber) is selling his book here. And his other publications are forthcoming

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Calling for Fall Submissions

  Deadline: Sept 20, 22

I am searching for autumn word painters—writers who can calm someone with words, writers who can soak the reader’s mind with tranquil thoughts. More than any other season, autumn colours instil quietness. 

Check out for a helpful website with autumn keywords to get inspired. 

If you are up to the challenge, please submit poems, short stories, haiku, essays, studies, favourite autumn recipes, or any other form. It can relate to autumn or peaceful concepts. 

I look forward to the colourful calm.

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Perspectives is Returning!

Good news! I am resurrecting my first love and publication: Perspectives Magazine. The first issue was created in July 2006. This magazine was dedicated to inanimate objects having their say, describing their environment. I will provide a link when the guidelines are ready.