Epiphany - epiphmag.com Issue 14
An unpretentious publication where Art, Poetry and Prose come together
A Visually and Creatively Stimulating Experience
by Dan Williams
June 2012 Issue
The Columnists are coming! The Columnists are coming!
Oh yes, this is our first issue to include columnists - we are happy to welcome Erika Hoffman and Carolyn Plath to the Epiphany family. Both writers have pieces published regularly in Newpapers, Carolyn in The Benicia Herald
and Erika in her local weekly paper. Check out our columns page to learn more about these writers and to get your first taste of their points of view.
And, as always, we want to thank all of our contributors - there would be no Epiphany - epiphmag without you.
J.W. Smith, Editor/Publisher
Recently there has been some confusion about who we are:
We are Epiphany - epiphmag.com
We are not:
"Epiphany A Literary Journal"
J.W. Smith, Editor/Publisher
Is an on-line publication sweeter by another name?
Late in the month of May I opened an email from an editor of another Epiphany:
(Epiphany A Literary Journal). The editor wrote that a poet who had been accepted by Epiphany -epiphmag.com (Us) had confused us with Epiphany A Literary Journal - . Now, for those of you who don't know Epiphany A Literary Journal is a paper publication which has been around for 10 years. Anyone who has looked at our magazine (Epiphany epiphmag.com) which is clearly an on-line only publication - and anyone who was familiar with Epiphany A Literary Journal would not confuse one with the other.
We, Epiphany epiphmag.com, do not have a paper version. Our About us blurb clearly states that (we) epiphmag.com - Epiphany was started in 2010, solely to be an on-line venue in which writers and artists can display their works. Epiphany - epiphmag.com puts out 6 issues a year - February. April, June, August, October and December.
Epiphany A Literary Journal on the other hand, According to Duotrope : is a print magazine published 2 x a year. I have now visited the website that accompanies Epiphany A Literary Journal. Their website offers, among other things, issue highlights, submission info and information about subscribing to their publication.
Epiphany -epiphmag.com is not a paper publication and does not offer subscriptions. We are free. We publish out 6 issues a year. We would be happy to add you to our mailing list if you send us an email requesting that we do so.
Back to the email from the editor of Epiphany A Literary Journal- he went on to boast about his publication, and expressed his concern over the mis-directed permission statement. The editor went on to suggest that we, Epiphany - epiphmag.com look at ways to make our publication more distinctive . I found this to be quite humorous since we are one of a kind, state when we started and why we came about on our website and in our email response to every piece of mail in our submission in-box, as well as on our submission Guidelines page. And I look at other on-line magazines and have never come upon another one that visually resembles Epiphany - epiphmag.com. The editor of Epiphany A Literary Journal went on to suggest that we consider renaming Epiphany - epiphmag.com so that the folks who read Epiphany - epiphmag.com and the folks who read Epiphany A Literary Journal don't confuse our publications. What a good idea!
As one might expect with a biblical name like Epiphany, there are numerous magazines and websites which also have Epiphany as part of their name. Here are 3 magazines I came upon by doing a google search:
Epiphany Literary Journal (of Weber State University),
Epiphany The Magazine of Hope and
Epiphany A lifestyle Magazine for Todays Lesbian.
Notice the brief description of each magazine after the word Epiphany -
We, Epiphany - epiphmag.com - will follow this trend and add a tail to our title. For the time being we will harken back to our 1st issue where our tag read: "Welcome to Epiphany - an unpretentious showcase of the arts and assorted odds and ends."
We have tweaked it a little and added the descripton of what Epiphany - epiphmag has to offer ( if you've received an email from us this will sound familiar to you) from the header in our email reply.
At this point in time we call for your, our readers and contributors, input/suggestions,
brilliant ideas or humorous tags to add to our moniker in future issues. Please post your suggestions on our Facebook page or email them to us at email@example.com
I want to thank the editor of Epiphany A literary Journal for suggesting we distinguish our Epiphany - epiphmag.com from his publication. I will also add, that although I have never had the pleasure of reading Epiphany A literary Journal, I believe that it is a well respected "Print" publication and well worthwhile perusing.
Epiphany - epiphmag.com ...
Rosa Alexander with co-author shELAH
Here's what Readers have said about Rosa's story:
"The way Rosa relates scenes from her beloved Transylvania sparked the desire in my heart to really look at and appreciate the land that I as an American have been blessed to live in" (Margaret Hall).
"Where the Willow Grows in Transylvania is such an inspirational read! I also found it thought provoking and self reflecting. Rosa's writing style makes one feel as if you are actually experiencing her life" (Donna Reid).
". . . If a book cannot hold my attention and starts to get the least bit boring, I will just stop reading. Due to work, I only read Where the Willow Grows in Transylvania during the evenings. However, I read this book in two days. . . . Every American would benefit from reading this book" (Joshua).
Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, Where the Willow Grows in Transylvania may be ordered from bookstores nationwide as well as purchased through TATE Publishing, Amazon or www.rosaalexander.com. For more information, please contact:
Rosa Alexander: firstname.lastname@example.org
CASSIE PREMO STEELE
Cassie has a new book coming out -. The Pomegranate Papers, is slated to be released April 13th. Cassie will also be doing a book tour in April and May. We will keep you updated as the specifics of the tour dates are scheduled.
GILLIAN LYNN KATZ
Author of A Match Made In Heaven, a fiction piece that will be in the June 2012 issue of Epiphany, has recently
had her chapbook Kaleidoscope accepted for publication by Finishing Line Press. The publication date is slated to be in September 2012.
Please visit Gillian's website at:
gillianlynnkatz.net to learn more about her body of work.
DAVID W. BERNER
David Berner's Short Story collection After Opium has recently been released. If you enjoyed reading David's stories The Smell of Dead Soldiers and Over The Edge and Into the Wind in Issue 11 of Epiphany then After Opium is a must buy.
After Opium is available thru Amazon.com.
For more info about David Berner visit his website at
MV Montgomery's poetry appeared in Issue 8 of Epiphany.
MV recently emailed us with this news -
"Below are the links to "Circle, Triangle, Square." It's another free e-book, although it can be ordered as a paperback through Lulu (which often runs sales/issues coupons).
The book is what it is--humorous outtakes from my previous two--but some individual pieces have been popular downloads on the Net. "
Circle, Triangle, Square (Main NAP site).
Circle, Triangle, Square at Lulu
Issuu: Circle, Triangle, Square
Smashwords: Circle, Triangle, Square
CASSIE PREMO STEELE
Cassie has a new book coming out this Spring. The Pomegranate Papers, is slated to be released April 13th. Cassie will also be doing a book tour in April and May. We will keep you updated as the specifics of the tour dates are scheduled.
Our readers will have the opportunity to read some of Cassie's poetry in the April 2012 issue of Epiphany.
"Eye Don't Know
by Dan Williams
Contributors -Current and Previous Issues
epiphmag.com - Epiphany was started in 2010, solely to be an on-line venue in which writers and artists can display their works.
Epiphany - epiphmag.com puts out 6 issues a year -
February. April, June, August, October and December.
Poetry, Prose, Photo and Artwork Submissions
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Big thank-you's to Consultants Pat Cotton, Valerie M. Smith (Prose), Jean Pinson (Poetry) and Dan Williams (Design).
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