Death Wish

The following piece was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ monthly genre event–Reflections: A Reading of Memoir Vignettes. Please enjoy. The jocks are pretending to picket protest our cafeteria lunch table while me and my freak friends sit quietly eating our vegetarian lunches. Life as a misunderstood punk rocker has never been this exhilarating.   “Hell no, we won’t […]

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You Must Be The Singer…

The following piece was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ monthly genre event–Reflections: A Reading of Memoir Vignettes. Please enjoy. First job out of graduate school – a city hospital. My Master’s was in psychology.   With that and my training in dance therapy, I got my first job. I was responsible for activities on the locked unit of a […]

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Lion

The following piece was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ monthly genre event–Reflections: A Reading of Memoir Vignettes. Please enjoy. ONE Him: five foot nine. Twenty-nine. Maybe one hundred sixty pounds. Me: three feet and a little. Four. Maybe thirty pounds.   Mom and me sit in the back of the car. She’s pregnant with my little brother. He’s […]

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Smudge

The following piece was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ monthly genre event–Reflections: A Reading of Memoir Vignettes. Please enjoy. She was a smudge in my life, there and gone. No big deal. Mixed race, cocoa skin, bandana, no makeup, eyes a million years old, even at thirty one. She spoke thoughtfully in complete sentences. Wrote the same way. […]

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Sally Slater To Speak At JCW’s August Event

Jersey City Writers is thrilled to announce Sally Slater as our guest author for our next Genre event — A Night of Fantasy on Wednesday, Aug. 12. Sally Slater is the author of Paladin, a fantasy adventure novel that has garnered more than 11 million reads on Wattpad, and is now an Amazon bestseller. Paladin is […]

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July Writing Opportunities: Don’t take the summer off

Just because the summer is here does not mean you should take a vacation from writing (or submitting your work). The following are 8 opportunities to submit your work for publication: ‘Defying Doomsday’ Anthology Twelfth Planet Press is accepting dark fiction stories for an upcoming anthology of apocalypse-survival fiction with a strong emphasis on disabled […]

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Jersey City Writers Seeks Fantasy Fiction

Jersey City Writers presents an evening of fantasy fiction this August.  All subforms of the genre are accepted, including dark fantasy, fairy tales, high fantasy, magical realism, sword and sorcery, urban fantasy or any other fantasy subgenre.  Please read carefully all submission guidelines if you are interested in submitting. Submission Guidelines – 1,300 words or less […]

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The Write Places: Brewshots

In our ongoing search for places to write in Jersey City, we have stumbled upon Brewshot. Tucked behind a stretch on condos by the water, this modern coffee house has the three key things for creative types crave: work space, wifi and caffeine. The large windows and blond wood create a bright environment that energizes. […]

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Outed

The following piece was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ monthly genre event–Reflections: A Reading of Memoir Vignettes. Please enjoy. I could’ve been a cool kid if the Internet had been around when I was in seventh grade. It was 1983 and the world wide web could’ve given me the kind of information I needed to fit in. Instead, […]

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7 Writing Opportunities in June

Looking for a place to submit your poem, short story or nonfiction piece.  JCW has compiled a list of 7 opportunities not to miss this much.  They include: Salamander 2015 Fiction Price Salamander is a nationally recognized magazine that publishes literary works of transformative power.  Prize include a $1,500 honorarium and publication.  Deadline: June 1 JCW’s […]

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