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Thieves

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The Makers

Natanya Pulley | I thought I made those lips. You small and new to my arms. “She has your nose” everyone saying to your mother, and to me, “those lips. Those lips.”

Bomb Squad

Jason Olsen currently teaches writing and literature at Utah State University-College of Eastern Utah in Price, Utah. His work has appeared in Indiana Review, Mid American Review, and Hayden’s Ferry Review.

Eckleburg Workshops in Fiction

Short Story Workshop

Short Short Story Workshop

Novel: From Start to Finish Workshop

Magic Realism Workshop

Writing Sex in Literary Fiction: Are Your Sex Scenes Essential or Gratuitous?

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About Eckleburg Fiction

Eckleburg runs online, daily content of original fiction and hybrid including work from Richard Peabody, Cris Mazza, Eurydice, Rick Moody, Steve Almond and more…. Read hard. Write hard. “Being a good lit citizen means supporting lit pubs. Donate. Buy. I’m going to show some #AWP17 mags that you need to support…”

Submit Your Fiction

We accept previously unpublished and polished prose up to 8,000 words year round, unless announced otherwise.  We are always looking for tightly woven short works under 2,000 words and short-shorts around 500 words. No multiple submissions but simultaneous is fine as long as you withdraw the submission asap through the submissions system. Please do not email the editors to withdraw your submission. Read more. Note: We consider fiction (and poetry) that has appeared in print, online magazines, public forums, and public access blogs as being published. Rarely do we accept anything already published and then only by solicitation. Once the piece is published in Eckleburg, the author is welcome to re-publish the work anywhere and everywhere. In these cases, we ask that the original publication be credited each time to The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review. One rare exception is our annual Gertrude Stein Award, which allows for submissions of previously published work.

 

Essays

Nashville Lights

I know who I fucked to get into this business,” she said, “But I don’t know who I have to fuck to get out of it.” We all laughed. This was Nashville, after all, and everybody ends up feeling screwed one way or another. There are so many people pursuing their dreams, and so few slots that need filling. If you want to see the intersection of ruthless capitalism and luck, Nashville is a good place to witness that train wreck.


Formerly a writing professor, Gayla Mills has published in Spry, Prairie Wolf Press, Skirt!, The Truth about the Fact, and more. Her essay collection Finite won the RED OCHRE LiT Chapbook contest. She is currently writing a how-to book, Making Music After 40: A Guide to Playing for Life.

Sound, Air, Water . . . On the Rocks

One day a while back, while switching between FM stations on my car radio, the rich texture of a cello filled the space around me.  It wasn’t so much that a melody caught me up, or a rhythm had me tapping the steering wheel.  It felt more like standing on the edge of a grove of trees when a strong wind is moving all the branches in unpredictable harmony.  Or like standing on a rocky premonitory with waves crashing all around, surrounded by unstoppable water, cold splashes of spray and bursts of wind, as sunlight looks on from above.

My memoir, The Flying Caterpillar (ABQ Press, 2012), as well as being a travel log of my life to-date, gives an account of my two decades with <em>Friends in Time</em> (the nonprofit I co-founded with my friend who has ALS); Asleep at the Wheel of Time (ABQ Press), a SF novel about whales, aliens and humans, expresses my concern about the state of planet Earth in light of our accumulating indifference to the plight of our only home; Falling on the Bright Side (ABQ Press, 2014), a novel, draws directly on my experience working with the disabled and tells the story of people who have been shelved in nursing homes or have otherwise lost their livelihood and value to society. I have had essays, stories and poetry published in <em>Bosque Magazine, Inside Knowledge, A New Way of Being, The Antigonish Review, </em>and<em> Wascana Review</em>.  I post a weekly blog on my website: michaelgrayauthor.com. I was past President of the <em>New Mexico Parkinson’s Coalition</em>, a long-time board member of <em>Pathways Academy</em> (a school for kids with Autism and other learning issues), and I continue to be connected with people with MS, ALS, and their families.

A Nightscape’s Wonder

Our cell phone alarms brought us loudly and abruptly to wakefulness at one o’clock in the morning. I opened my eyes to the cool, exposed darkness of wilderness and wondered aloud whether we had even slept at all. By two o’clock, we had shuffled and groaned our way out of our sleeping bags, fumbled through the tying of our shoes and the packing of our gear, and readied ourselves for the dark, uphill journey that lay ahead.

Kathryn Francis writes through the lens of an environmental scientist, relating both personal experiences and important or interesting issues in conservation and ecology. She currently lives in Santa Monica, California, which provides much inspiration for nature-based writing in the form of the beautiful Santa Monica Mountains.

Essay and Other Nonfiction Workshops at Eckleburg

Personal Essay

Lyric Essay

Body Narrative

Modern Memoir

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Submit Your Essays

We accept polished creative nonfiction / essays up to 8,000 words year round, unless announced otherwise. Preferences veer toward shorter works under 1500 words with an arts and culture focus. If you wish to include a bio, keep it short, under 200 words. Submit your nonfiction.

Essay Collections and Memoir Manuscripts

We publish essays at The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review. At this time, we do not publish novel, long memoir, essay collections, story collections or poetry collections at The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review. We do offer manuscript workshops at The Eckleburg Workshops. If you are looking to place a manuscript, we can suggest several excellent small and large presses whose excellent books are promoted through our Eckleburg Book Club — i.e., Random House, Graywolf Press, Coffeehouse, Tinhouse, St. Martins Press and more.

 

Poetry

From We Take Me Apart (A Novella)

In a different version it was not a pea but a cocoa bean/you came to us in the night/soaked in cold/trembling with fatigue…

Molly Gaudry is the author of the verse novel, We Take Me Apart (Mud Luscious Press, 2009), and the editor of Tell: An Anthology of Expository Narrative (Flatmancrooked, 2010). She curates Walking Man Gallery, edits Willows Wept Press and Willows Wept Review, is a co-founding editor of Twelve Stories, and is an associate editor for Keyhole Magazine. She writes occasional book reviews for East&West Magazine, and she’s currently tweeting a chapter of her new verse novel, FLORA THE WHORE, every few days on Twitter.

One Veers Always Towards the Precipice of Familiarity

Our neighbors sun themselves indiscriminately.
See the after affects,
the linear contortions as chaise lounges buckle.

Trailer Trash

His eyes didn’t smile. Thin lips and ungenerous, intermittent staying in the house and in it. And in it he took off and went places, no one knows.

Eckleburg Workshops in Poetry

The Poetry Workshop

The Poetry Chapbook Workshop

Writing the Short Poem Workshop

The Beats Workshop

Spirit of Writing Workshop

Mindfulness & Writing Workshops

Hybrid: Crafting, Publishing & Promoting Hybrid Work

Literary Matchmaking Workshop

Breaking Rules: When and How to Leave Linguistic Conventions Behind  Workshop

Evolving Origins in Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction and Hybrid Workshop

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Submit Your Poems

We are now accepting previously unpublished poems. Please submit 1 – 5 poems as separate files in separate submissions. Please do not submit them all on one document. Submit. Note: We consider work that appeared in print, online magazines, public forums, and public access blogs as being published. Rarely do we accept anything already published and then only by solicitation. Once the piece is published in Eckleburg, the author is welcome to re-publish the work anywhere and everywhere. In these cases, we ask that the original publication be credited each time to The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review.

Collection Manuscripts

We publish short works at The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review. At this time, we do not publish novel, long memoir, essay collections, story collections or poetry collections at The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review. We do offer manuscript workshops at The Eckleburg Workshops. If you are looking to place a manuscript, we can suggest several excellent small and large presses whose excellent books are promoted through our Eckleburg Book Club — i.e., Random House, Graywolf Press, Coffeehouse, Tinhouse, St. Martins Press and more.

 

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EVENTS |07/30/2018, 09:00 am @Amsterdam Netherlands | Toxicology Conferences

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Announcing the Winners of The Gertrude Stein Award 2016

First Place: “Hue and Cry” by Jacob Appel

Eligibility: All stories in English no more than 8,000 words are eligible. No minimum word count. Stories published previously in print or online venues are eligible if published after January 1, 2011. Stories can be submitted by authors, editors, publishers, and agents. Simultaneous and multiple submissions allowed. Each individual story must be submitted separately, with separate payment regardless of word count. Eckleburg editors, staff, interns and current students of The Johns Hopkins University are not eligible for entry.

EVENTS |08/13/2018, 09:00 am @Paris, France | Pharma Conferences

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