I’m always browsing for different small press markets where I can submit my short stories and it saddens me to see that many print magazines are having to close, or are changing to ezines to get around the lack of funding. If I had my way (or rather, enough money) I’d subscribe to more of these magazines. Usually, the best work appears in places that are off the beaten track, markets that cater for stories that are offbeat, or dare to do something different. The latest that makes me sad is Texts Bones, which is temporarily closed. Oh well, gotta stay optimist. April showers brings May flowers… they say. Hopefully many of these magazines will find funding again soon.
About Leilanie Stewart
Leilanie Stewart is an author and poet from Belfast, Northern Ireland. She has written four novels, including award-winning ghost horror, The Blue Man, as well as three poetry collections. Her writing confronts the nature of self; her novels feature main characters on a dark psychological journey who have a crisis of identity and create a new sense of being. She began writing for publication while working as an English teacher in Japan, a career pathway that has influenced themes in her writing. Her former career as an Archaeologist has also inspired her writing and she has incorporated elements of archaeology and mythology into both her fiction and poetry.
In addition to promoting her own work, Leilanie runs Bindweed Magazine, a creative writing literary journal with her writer husband, Joseph Robert. Aside from publishing pursuits, Leilanie enjoys spending time with her husband and their lively literary lad, a voracious reader of sea monster books.
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