Review: The Final Score







Synopsis:
In the new Play-by-Play novel by the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Contact, a star quarterback is torn between his love of the game—and the woman who may be the love of his life.

Nathan Riley is ready to follow in the footsteps of his famous football player father. He’s been drafted as quarterback for his dad’s former team, and his future is bright. When his friend Mia Cassidy moves to the same city, their years-long friendship suddenly sparks hot, reminding him of the one night they had together in college that he can never forget.

Like Nathan, Mia is from a sports dynasty family and embarking on an incredible new career—as founder of her own sports management company. Her friendship with Nathan means everything to her, and tossing sex into the mix again could jeopardize it. But the chemistry between them has always sizzled, and it isn’t long before Mia realizes she wants more with Nathan than just late-night talks and pizza. 

 
Passion has a funny way of changing the rules, and soon Nathan and Mia discover that to win it all, they’ll have to make an unexpected play for love.

Rating: 5-stars

Review

The Final Score by Jaci Burton is a swoon worthy romance. This book will definitely take to fans of sports, sex, and romance. The once best friend relationship ends up turning into something way more than either thought. Neither MIA nor Nathan can ignore the sparks, heat, and their hearts. Their hearts want each other. However, Mia is determined to try to keep it a best friend only relationship…but as time goes by…she realizes she wants more. Nathan loves football. With Mia nearer to him, he can’t concentrate on just sports stuff. Their relationship has gone and left. Leaving behind something much more intense. Something worth fighting for…

The Final Score is a hot read. I couldn’t stop reading it. Jaci Burton knows how to creation the right amount of lust, heat, and unforgettable characters. The scenes fly by fast. One moment, I’m starting the next, I’ve finished reading. Truly, a novel worth picking up to read. Overall, I recommend to readers worldwide. 

Review: Kamikaze White Noise




Synopsis:

Kamikaze White Noise is a collection of three books by Nicole I. Nesca, The Sexual Repression Collection, Kink and Canned. Though not a formal trilogy, the books were written as companion pieces and follow the themes of sexual freedom, emotional frankness and street-carnival logic, all written with Nicole Nesca’s usual free-flowing sardonic wit. Kamikaze White Noise is prose and poetry that assaults the sense, liberates the mind and celebrates life on the edge like a perfect quarter-mile drag race.

Rating: 5-stars

Review:

Kamikaze White Noise by Nicole I Nesca is a brilliant collection of poetry. The poems words create a billion emotions swirling in my mind. As I read further, I was pulled deeper into the bold free verse. Unlike anything I’ve read. Each piece had its unique message that branded me. The words flowed easily. Not once did they feel forced nor strained. Exciting. I found many themes hidden in each poem. I loved it. Nicole I Nesca is definitely one poet I would watch for….her poetry is beautiful. Overall, I recommend Kamikaze White Noise to readers worldwide. 

Review: Reflections of a Soul



Synopsis:

Inspired by the journey of life, June Marie Davis has developed an anthology that has captured the essence of her soul by discovering the power of words. Words have flowed ever so freely from a mind to create the divine art form of poetry. In this collection, you will feel the sentiments of a young woman’s soul. The experiences of growing within a world of urban decay and life’s situations have built this young poet’s persona. Living in the midst of confusion and reality created this young woman’s inner discovery of life, love, soul and heartache. These are thoughtfully captured by this writer’s irony, as is the journey in developing self-pride by embracing the beauty and richness of her Latin/Boricua (Puerto Rican) and Afro-American heritages. Her surroundings and experiences made her find a channel of self-expression to record her life, thus far, in a simple yet powerful way. The way that only poetry can provide! “Through My Mothers Eyes” captures the value of lessons learned. Emotions are expressed through a young woman’s void and are heartfelt in “Daddy’s Little Girl.” “Mi Hombre Latino” rages of fury and the passion of love. “Snapshots” depicts the irony of physical and mental reflection. This short collection will allow you to smile, cry, think or reminisce as you become wrapped in emotions on a journey to discover a young woman’s life and Reflections of a Soul.

Rating: 5-stars

Review:

Reflections of a Soul by June Marie Davis is a beautifully told collection of poetry. Each poem has an issue that lies with most of us. One that can utterly break us apart or bind us together. I got to travel through the writer’s journey as every piece took hold of my heart and captured my attention. Immediately, I was drawn into the book like a moth to a flame. The words echoed in my heart. The pain, struggles, and other emotions held me like a prisoner. June Marie Davis brought up topics like racism, growing up without a father, and love. I was thoroughly impressed. I felt each word as though it were my own thoughts and feelings. Sadness, anger, betrayal, hatred, and others can be felt as readers move through the collection. Reflections of a Soul by June Marie Davis was pleasant to read. Overall, I recommend it to readers worldwide.

Author Interview with John Sibley Williams 

Author Interview with John Sibley Williams 



 

Me: How does it feel to be a five-time Pushcart nominee? What were your thoughts?

I am honored to know so many magazines and presses believe in my work. It’s always a bit of a shock, but the joy never diminishes.

Me: After reading Disinheritance, a collection your poetry in one brilliant book, what inspired each piece? Or inspired you to write the poems?


Disinheritance was inspired by a few pivotal moments that occurred within a few months of each other, namely the illness and passing of my mother, a terrible miscarriage, and my wife and I’s struggles to move forward and redefine the landscape of “family”. To explore grief more fully in this collection, I adopted various unique voices, like those of our miscarried child, the hypothetical boy he might have grown up to be, my mother in her last moments, and my wife as she struggled to cope.
 

So Disinheritance shows a far more personal side than most of my poetry, though I hope the poems speak to larger, universal human concerns about how we approach mortality and what roles we play in each other’s’ lives.

Me: I noticed that you have written several other anthologies. Can you share with us, readers, what the titles are of those anthologies?


Sure. My other full length collection is Controlled Hallucinations. It was published in 2013 by FutureCycle Press. Before that, I had a number of chapbooks published through various presses.

Me: Is it difficult to put an anthology of poems together?



Absolutely. I have always struggled with organizing my poetry collections. Which poems should be included? Which cut? How to organize them to create a feeling of cohesiveness? Are there poems you love, perhaps that have even won awards, that simply don’t match the themes of the collection as a whole? Most collections go through a series of revisions before reaching a point where the poet feels comfortable submitting them to publishers. And if enough publishers reject it, the question becomes: what have I done wrong? What can I revise to strengthen it?

Me: Using three words, how would you describe your most recent anthology of poetry, Disinheritance?



Lyrical. Heart-breaking. Honest.

Me: Would you highly recommend writers to submit their works to places to win awards?

That’s a good question. I’ve read numerous articles about the pros and cons of submitting to awards, and both arguments make valid points. For example, it’s true that awards can be costly (often between $10 and $30 per submission), and these costs can add up quickly. It’s also true that any poem or book is up against hundreds (or thousands) of others, so competition is fierce. However, if you win or are nominated for an award, that does carry significant weight; award-winning authors tend to be taken more seriously by publishers and readers, and, of course, most awards carry substantial cash prizes. So it’s a mixed bag.

 My recommendation for emerging poets and writers is to hone your craft before spending money on contests. Submit first to magazines and acquire a number of notable publications. Once enough editors have shown interest in your work, then perhaps it is contest-worthy. That is not to say new authors without publication experience aren’t amazingly talented. But, as writers, we tend to have a skewed opinion of our own work. I’ve been submitting to contests for most of my writing life, winning one or two a year at most. Those years, I spent far more on submissions than I made back on prize money. Only recently have I consistently won enough awards to financially warrant the expense. However, it’s not about finances. The bottom line is not money so much as exposure. If you love your work and have spent decades honing it, in the end, I would argue it’s worth the time, effort, and expense to submit to contests.

Me: You have won several awards and credits. How does this affect your job as an editor?



I’m not sure if my own accolades, or those of my co-editor, per se affect our editorial work. Hopefully it gives authors who submit to our magazine some confidence in our ability to select powerful poetry, but many of our published authors have similar awards and credentials. 

Me: Out of all of your poems, which three are your top favorite?




I honestly can’t say which of all my poems resonate the strongest with me, but in Disinheritance the three poems that still make me tremble when I read them are “I Go to the Ruined Place,” “Teething,” and “A Dead Boy Speaks to His Parents.” 

Me: When did you first begin to write poetry? 



I’m lucky to have been passionate about books since childhood. Perhaps it’s in part due to my mother reading novel after novel over her pregnant belly every day. Perhaps it’s in part due to my own restlessness, my need to make things, and my love of words. But I began writing short stories in middle school, and I continued in that genre until my early twenties. A handful of those stories found publication in literary magazines, which was eye-opening and oddly humbling.

 I was 21 when I wrote my first poem. Before that, I had never enjoyed reading poetry and had certainly never considered writing one. It was summer in New York and I was sitting by a lake with my feet dragging through the current caused by small boats when suddenly, without my knowing what I was doing, I began writing something that obviously wasn’t a story. What was it? Impressions. Colors. Emotions. Strange images. I didn’t have any paper, so I used a marker to write a series of phrases on my arm. Then they poured onto my leg. Then I realized I needed paper. I ran back to the car, took out a little notebook, and spent hours emptying myself of visions and fears and joys I don’t think I even knew I had. That was 17 years ago. Since that surreal and confusing moment by that little city lake, I’ve written poetry almost every day.

Me: What was the first award you won for your outstanding writing skills?



Gosh, it was so long ago that I must apologize if I get the details incorrect. But I believe the first time my work was honored with an award was about twenty years ago, when I was eighteen-years-old. One of my prose pieces won Best Short Story in the undergraduate magazine Voices. I still remember the shock and honor of discovering something I created actually resonated with strangers. I hope I never forget that feeling.

Me: Do you have any works in progress at the moment, if so, can you share it with us, readers?


I have two upcoming collections, both quite different in styles and purpose. I recently completed a chapbook titled Skin Memory, which combines free verse and prose poetry to explore human connects and disconnects as they relate to culture and family. The other project, which I’m currently working on, is titled Road to the Sky.

Me: What tips would you share with other poets?




There’s a reason “keep writing, keep reading” has become clichéd advice for emerging writers; it’s absolutely true. You need to study as many books as possible from authors of various genres and from various countries. Listen to their voices. Watch how they manipulate and celebrate language. Delve deep into their themes and characters and take notes on the stylistic, structural, and linguistic tools they employ. And never, ever stop writing. Write every free moment you have. Bring a notebook and pen everywhere you go (and I mean everywhere). It’s okay if you’re only taking notes. Notes are critical. It’s okay if that first book doesn’t find a publisher. There will be more books to come. And it’s okay if those first poems aren’t all that great. You have a lifetime to grow as a writer.

 Do we write to be cool, to be popular, to make money? We write because we have to, because we love crafting stories and poems, because stringing words together into meaning is one of life’s true joys. So rejections are par for the course. Writing poems or stories that just aren’t as strong as they could be is par for the course. But we must all retain that burning passion for language and storytelling. That flame is what keeps us maturing as writers.

Me: Where can readers find you and your work online?



Thanks so much for asking. All my books are available via the usual online shops and in plenty of independent bookstores, though I have far more information, including newly published poems, on my website: https://johnsibleywilliams.wordpress.com.

Review: Disinheritance (collection of poems)


Synopsis

A lyrical, philosophical, and tender exploration of the various voices of grief, including those of the broken, the healing, the son-become-father, and the dead, Disinheritance acknowledges loss while celebrating the uncertainty of a world in constant revision. From the concrete consequences of each human gesture to soulful interrogations into “this amalgam of real / and fabled light,” these poems inhabit an unsteady betweenness, where ghosts can be more real than the flesh and blood of one’s own hands.

Rating: 5-stars

Review

Disinheritance by John Sibley Williams is a stunning yet beautifully written collection of poems. Inside, readers will go on an emotional rollercoaster of every kind. His words sink deep into the souls of his readers. I felt the grief and loss absorb into me as I read each word. The depth in which each poem creates in brilliant. Realistic, heart wrenching, and phenomenal. Every page carries a unique poem. I found myself lost within the pages and the emotions they created inside of me. John Sibley Williams collected the essence of life and captured it within every piece. The reality of life and its rawness come alive within these pages. Disinheritance is indeed one magnificent collection of poetry that I highly recommend to all. Once readers open this book, there’s no going back. Hard to put down, and absolutely breathtaking. Overall, John Sibley Williams is a master of poetry. 

Review: After Party (Poems)

The After Party: Poems by [Prikryl, Jana]

 

Synopsis:

Jana Prikryl’s The After Party journeys across borders and eras, from cold war Central Europe to present-day New York City, from ancient Rome to New World suburbs, constantly testing the lingua francas we negotiate to know ourselves. These poems disclose the tensions in our inherited identities and showcase Prikryl’s ambitious experimentation with style.

“Thirty Thousand Islands,” the second half of the collection, presents some forty linked poems that incorporate numerous voices. Rooted in one place that fragments into many places—the remote shores of Lake Huron in Canada, a region with no natural resources aside from its beauty—these poems are an elegy that speaks beyond grief.

Penetrating, vital, and visionary, The After Party marks the arrival of an extraordinary new talent.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

The After Party (Poems) by Jana Prikryl is a collection of poems that will knock readers off their feet and into the book. Traveling to explore, feel, and loose one’s self in words so masterfully written. Jana Prikryl’s talent shines forth on every page. The work is highly engaging and addictive. I easily finished reading this wonderful collection of poetry under an hour. Each poem has its say and will win over readers instantly. Truly an enjoyable array of words for all. Entertaining, refreshing, and stunning. The After Party (Poems) is a book all will be talking about for a long time to come. Overall, I highly recommend it to readers worldwide.

 

Review: Uncharted

Uncharted by [Renson, Jennifer]

 

Synopsis:

Welcome to the unknown and unexplored in “Uncharted”, Jennifer Renson’s third book of poetry. Prepare to dive deep into the thoughts and dreams of several lives from a leader struggling to keep his group alive, to a dark horse deserving of a title, a lovesick London man, a water sprite, a man worthy of being called a Prince, and men of liberty.
From tale to photograph be immersed in times almost forgotten as you trek through the uncharted roads ahead of your life.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Uncharted by Jennifer Renson is a short collection of poems that readers everywhere can enjoy. Easy to read. Absolutely an enjoyable array of poems to keep readers lured. Each poem is beautifully written. The words are very descriptive and send you into the images that are portrayed by each sentence. Jennifer Renson is a talented poet whose poetry engulfs readers completely. Swallowing me whole. I felt the raw intensity of the emotions as I read through each page. Uncharted is the third book containing Jennifer Renson’s best poetry. I love reading her work. Overall, I highly recommend Uncharted to readers worldwide.

 

Review: Beyond the Gray Leaf

 

Synopsis:

Walt Whitman, John Burroughs, and J.P. Irvine represent a handful of the thousands of government clerks who worked in Washington, D.C., after the Civil War. But Irvine, a small-town poet from the Illinois prairies, was the one selected to address President Ulysses S. Grant and a crowd of 10,000 on Memorial Day 1873. Those words were lost, along with the legacy of the man. Until now.

Dustin Renwick tracked down that piece and more for his book, which explores Irvine’s life from his pioneer upbringing in western Illinois to his years in the nation’s capital. The poet excelled in his depictions of the Civil War, and the Chicago Tribune called some of Irvine’s nature poems “nearly pure gold.”

Beyond the Gray Leaf weaves biography and historical context with the rediscovered poems of this forgotten literary figure from 19th-century America.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Beyond the Gray Leaf by Dustin Renwick is a fascinating book. One that contains a collection of poems that readers everywhere can loose themselves within and enjoy. This book represents a poet’s life story and the poems he wrote. A wonderful way of bringing poetry to readers worldwide. Dustin Renwick knew exactly how to put together an educational yet entertaining read. It was like stepping back in time. Each word took me into the story and poetry presented to me. Each poem was beautifully written. I love poetry and this was by the best book I have seen featuring a poet. Overall, I highly recommend Beyond the Gray Leaf to all readers.

 

Review: Temptation’s Trust

 

Synopsis:

Love is but a splendid experience which may only be appreciated through unexpected actions. Temptation’s Trust expresses Gary R. Hess’s unforeseen and sometimes unthinkable affairs with love throughout his life.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Temptation’s Trust is a collection of beautiful engaging poetry by Gary R. Hess. His writing is superb. I loved reading each poem that splayed across each and every page. Capturing moments of life and love within each one…I enjoyed reading this book.Well-written and told in a way that lures readers into each word. Deep and meaningful. Overall, I highly recommend it to readers everywhere.

Review: Eo

 

Synopsis:

“Eo” latin for “go, walk, ride, sail, pass, travel” is N.J native Jennifer Renson’s second book of published poetry. Leave your world behind and go on a journey through time and place.

In “Eo”, we return to post-apocalyptic Georgia where we follow a father and his thoughts about his son while an odd radio transmission is broadcasted. Friends follow a circus, as another returns home to the ideal cottage, and a spectator watches a world of creatures from a window in the clouds. Readers enter the minds of several characters in their own worlds while exploring others. Smell the ocean air, absorb the sun and spend some quality time with the moon.

As a special surprise, the readers get to add their personal touch to the book. Stuck in traffic? Play a little tic-tac-toe. Traveling to somewhere new? Write it down and paste the pictures. Draw the constellations you feel from the plane window. Turn your daydreams into a poem of your own or two.

Whether you travel by plane, train, bus, car, boat, horse, bicycle or foot, you can carry, inspirational and delightful poetry with you. Paperback and lightweight, this poetry book is ideal for all of your travels. Even if you are simply taking some time to yourself, be sure to take Jennifer with you.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Eo by Jennifer Renson is a brilliant collection of well-written poems that automatically lured me deep into her words. Stunning how tiny black words on a page pop off the pages and becomes scenes filled with action, adventure, and emotion. When reading this collection of poetry, I can sense the deep inspiration coming off the pages and being absorbed by me with every flick of a page. Endless beauty, inspiration, and raw talent shine within this book. As a reader, I felt, myself drawn into other places. Every word felt like it was my own…that openness and raw form of writing by a poet is one that can’t be ignored. It beckons and calls me deeper into its heart. Jennifer Renson can take me anywhere and make me feel anything all with the magic of her words.If readers look closely they will recognize Walking Dead themes within the wonderful book.  Eo is not just a book of poetry but packed with a lot of other surprises to keep readers like myself, busy reading. Overall, I highly recommend this title to readers everywhere.

 

Review: When Pain Has Stained A Peaceful Heart

 

Synopsis:

Ann Henry had a close-knit family, a normal childhood, and a strong sense of identity. Although she had been healthy for most of her life, at the age of 27, she was stunned to be diagnosed with bipolar disorder. And so began a fifteen-year journey regaining her mental health, despite the many pitfalls of our mental healthcare system. When Pain Has Stained a Peaceful Heart is based on the true story of Ann’s devastating loss—the loss of her sanity, her voice, and her dignity—and how she fought to regain control over her life with courage and faith. In poetic form, Ann shares the trauma of her experiences in the mental health system through the rhythm of her words and the depth of her emotion. This is an important book not only for those in the mental health profession but also for those who suffer from mental illness and their families by providing an insider’s view of the often chilling reality of treatment facilities. When Pain Has Stained a Peaceful Heart is honest, hard-hitting, and beautifully expressed. “Ann Henry leaves me questioning our mental health system and the further damage done to individuals in an attempt to ‘help’ them and their families.” —Cynthia Barrios-Woodward, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Ann Henry wrote When Pain Has Stained a Peaceful Heart in an effort to help shine some light on the realities of the mental health system. As an artist, writer, and now author and poet, Ann opens up and shares some of her deepest wounds in an effort to help educate the general public about atrocities within a system meant for care.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Ann Henry is indeed a talented writer and poet. Her words will capture readers’ attention from the first page. The words envelope around the readers and drag them through the journey that Ann Henry has brilliantly written. The emotional experiences, from reading When Pain Has Stained A Peaceful Heart, is phenomenal. Inside this beautiful read, readers will find one woman’s voice using poetry to tell her heartbreaking story. One that involves mistreatment within our mental health system.

This book is not a fictional piece but a real woman’s journey through a difficult time in her life. Ann Henry’s poetry flows in a way that lures readers further into her tale. Can you image having your normal life suddenly taken from you  at the age of 27? Well, Ann Henry did. Her mental health took a nose dive and the treatment she received only plunged her down further. Fifteen years of working on regaining her life again…is a sad, yet remarkable read. Ann Henry suffered but made her way through the hardships life dealt her. A strong independent woman who serves as a reminder and inspiration to readers everywhere. I can’t remember a time when a piece of poetry grabbed my attention the way this book has…When Pain Has Stained A Peaceful Heart is definitely a must read for all. I highly recommend reading this woman’s story.

Review: Death Unmasked

 

Synopsis:

A reincarnated evil is stalking the women of Houston. With each murder, the madman quotes an excerpt from the Oscar Wilde poem, “The Ballad of Reading Gaol.” A huge smokestack belching smoke, a ragged flea market double-breasted wool coat, and an old antique picture frame, bring the distant past back to haunt Houston Homicide Detective, Sean Jamison. With those catalysts, Jamison knows who he was in a past life and that he lost the only woman he could ever love. Searching for his reincarnated mate becomes Jamison’s reason d’être as he and fellow detectives scour Houston for a brutal serial killer. The memory of timeless love drives Jamison’s dogged search for a serial killer, determined to finish what he started decades earlier.
Each clue brings Jamison closer to unmasking his old nemesis. Tenacious police work, lessons learned in the past, and intuition may be the only weapons he has in preventing history from repeating itself.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Death Unmasked by Rick Sulik is a novel that will blow readers away…This is not one’s everyday typical mystery/thriller. It’s so much more than readers think before reading it. There’s poetry within…romance, reincarnation, suspense all perfectly wrapped into one marvelous story. Readers won’t want to miss reading this title.

Death Unmasked is beautifully told, well-written, and highly entertaining. There is so much going on, readers will soon find themselves finishing this great book within one sitting. I found it hard to put this novel down…the suspense keeps readers turning the pages. Readers won’t know what to expect until after it happens. Rick Sulik is a master at creating the best paranormal thrillers. Murder cases….past lives…and redemption are all a part of the masterfully woven story. I loved it. Rick Sulik’s novel can definitely be turned into a big motion picture…I would love to see his characters in live action. Overall, I highly recommend this novel to readers everywhere.

 

Review: The Big Game

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Synopsis:

This poetry eBook is a journey to simplistic emotions and feelings. It features contemporary haiku, free verses, and songwriting. This volume is the 1st of its kind. It is about spirituality and love. The poetry is meant to be passed on or savored by one’s self.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Readers will be blown away by this poet’s book. Bethany James has created a collection of the best poetry as well as recipes all for her readers’ delight. The recipes are decadent and delicious…and her poetry stirs up emotions so deep, lustful, and true. The Big Game is a collection that readers must read. Every thing all beautifully written and ready for readers everywhere. Blissful, exciting, and creatively spun for adults enjoyment. I loved reading this volume, and I highly recommend readers everywhere to read it. You won’t be dissappointed…

March Madness Contest: FREE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In March, we will be hosting a March Madness Free Writing Contest.

1st round –  will consist of writers doing a flash fiction piece (500-1,000 words).

2nd round –  will consist of writers doing a short story (2 pages).

3rd round – will consist of writers doing a short memoir (2 pages).

4th round – will consist of writers doing a fiction (inspirational) piece (2 pages).

Winner of the last round will be declared the Best Writer of 2016. Each contestant will win a digital seal for each round they make it to…

All writings will be featured inside of the Urban Lit Magazine.

Digital seals, ratings, and feedback will be given to every writer who makes each round.

All writers will be featured in the March Issue. If interested in signing up, please email us at: urbanliteraryagency@gmail.com. Thank you!

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Also, in March, we will be hosting a free poetry contest. There will be 3 rounds of writing involved. Each round will consists of poets writing a different kind of poem on a specific topic.

Winners for each round will receive a digital seal, a rating, and feedback.

All poetry from each round will be featured inside of the Urban Lit Magazine.

If you are interested in signing up, please email us at: urbanliteraryagency@gmail.com. Please, put Poetry Contest in the subject area. Thank you!

 

April Magazine Issue

Hi everyone,

We will be working in the April Issue starting March 1, 2016. Inside this new issue, we will be featuring a lot of historical fiction pieces.

  • Historical Fiction Book Reviews
  • Greatest Historical Pieces Ever Written
  • What You Need to Know When Writing Historical Fiction
  • Historical Writing Prompts
  • Can You Write Fiction? (A fun writing exercise for both non-writers and writers alike)
  • Literature Terminology Quiz (how well do you know these terms?)
  • Author Interviews
  • Memoir Writing Contest (digital awards, recognition, & free publication awarded to contestants)
  • Top 5 Best Memoirs to Read
  • Guest Writing Pieces

Anyone can guest write for our magazine. Please, send your article, column piece, or writings to us via email. You can send them to us at: urbanliteraryagency@gmail.com. We will feature any guest writing that is sent to us after reviewing it. All writing will be featured only once.

If you’re an author or publisher and would like advertisements or a book release feature, then email us the links, pictures, and any other required information by the third week of the month.

Author interviews and book reviews are free to feature within our magazine issues. 

April’s magazine cover will be released soon!

Thank you!

Writers Wanted!

Hi everyone,

We are needing writers who would like to write a piece to be featured in our online literary magazine.

Here are several topics that we need writers to write about:

  • Blogging Into the Future – Talk about how blogging has changed the way writers publish their work, gain promotions, and market themselves to readers around the world. Also, mention a few new features in blog sites that have changed for the better in improving the ways writers can target their pieces to readers everywhere.
  • Poetry 101 – What is considered poetry? What kind of poetry is there? How to go about writing the perfect poem?
  • Poems – We need poets who would like to see their poetry featured. Gain public attention to your work by allowing us permission to publish your poems one time in our magazine issues.
  • Flash Fiction – We are thinking of adding a flash fiction column into our magazine. A place for writers to submit pieces to be featured in our magazine and to gain votes by our readers on which pieces were the best in plot, characterization, hook, and pace of story.
  • Behind the Desk of A Poet – We would like to feature a poet who has success iin publishing his or her poetry and wouldn’t mind speaking out to other poets and writers about his or her experience.
  • Fantasy – What is fantasy fiction? Elements commonly found in this genre? What to look for when writing in this genre?
  • Science Fiction – Is this genre gaining momentum in the publishing world? If not how can writers target their work to make it catch up with other popular genres like romance?
  • Reader’s Opinion – This is a column, where we would like readers to send us their opinions about the latest trends in books, literature, reviews, and etc. These opinion piece can be sent in to us and we can but annoymous in place of reader’s name. However, we would like to put the reader’s state the live in to show that that readers come from everywhere.
  • Author Interviews – We need more poets and authors to feature within our magazine issues. This is an excellent and free way for writers to gain more exposure.
  • Book Releases – Authors and or publishers can send us pictures, links, and book release information for us to feature in our magazine issues.

Writers and readers can send us an email with anything they would like us to feature for free inside of our magazine issues via Word Document in English to us at: urbanliteraryagency@gmail.com.

If you have a photo to include with your poetry, flash fiction or other piece of writing and or opinion then please attach that to your email.

Cover Reveal

Cover reveal for October 2015 Issue

We are looking for the following to feature in October’s Issue:

  • What’s your story as a writer? As a blogger? As an editor? As a beta reader? As a publisher?
  • Short Fiction Stories
  • Creative Nonfiction Pieces
  • Poetry
  • Published a book or two? Let us know, and we’ll feature it!
  • Author Interviews
  • Who’s your favorite author?
  • What’s your favorite book?
  • What book would you recommend to others?
  • Writing Mistakes
  • Book Advertising
  • Blog of the Month

Email us if you have one of the above things that you would love to share and to see published in our online literary magazine. Our email is: urbanliteraryagency@gmail.com

September Newsletter!

Hi everyone, we have some exciting news to share.

  • Urban Lit 2015 September Issue will be released soon!
  • Interviews have been pouring in.
  • Currently, we are proofreading a new manuscript.
  • Reviews are free!
  • New Short Story by Lucy Mitchell will be inside of Urban Lit Magazine.
  • Magazine issues will now be available in PDF, ePub, and mobi.
  • A new homor piece will also be featured in Urban Lit Magazine.
  • New Editing Services and prices!

New Writing Prompt for September

September is the month where we think of and honor our grandparents. They are truly amazing people and need to be honoreed,  remembered and cherished. September 13th is Grandparents’ Day. So, in honor we are hosting a free publishing contest for our writers to submit a short 500 – 1,000 word short story featuring grandparents. It can be a memior or fiction piece. Please, submit it to us via email with Grandparents in the subject area.

Email your story to us at: urbanliteraryagency@gmail.com

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UrbanLit September Issue

Universal Creativity Inc. is proud to present the new name of our creative writing magazine to Urban Lit. Urban Lit is a literary magazine that now delivers more content, better formats, and still free for readers and writers alike.

Urban Lit will be featuring several different authors in this new issue. We will also be featuring more articles on things that readers are curious about. Things like Most Talked about Books, Digital/Print or Both, New Book Releases, Press Releases for Authors, Editing, Formatting, Book Publishers, Contests, and of course writing prompts will all be inside of this very first new edition.

Also, we will be doing author of the month features, book of the month features, book reviews, short stories, poems, and much more.

We will also have two formats available to readers of Urban Lit for them to download. These will be in PDF & ePub.

September Issue is coming soon!

What Are You Currently Reading?

What are you reading?

I am currently reading several novels and books at once. LOL.

You are probably wondering..how can you manage that?

Well, it’s simple.

The two books I am reading, are about writing fiction.

The novels I am reading are completely different genres.

This makes it possible to keep my reading straight.

I am reading, The Copy, by Grant Boshoff.

His novel is incredible! I was wowed on the first page.

And I highly recommend it to readers who love intrigue, criminal cases, and human cloning.

I am into chapter 4 as of right now.

Next, I am reading a novel called, Warrior’s Curse by Alexa Egan.

This is the first novel by her that I am reading.

I am currently into chapter 6 of this paranormal romance mystic novel.

Definitely recommend to readers who love strong sexy heroes.

The book I am reading right now, is called Write A Novel and Get It Published by Nigel Watts & Stephen May.

This is a must read for all writers.

No matter what level of experience you carry!

Back to fiction, I am reading a brilliant and most talented writer’s manuscript.

Lucy Mitchell aka Blondedusk has honored me with reading her work.

Her shorts whether fiction or nonfiction are out of this world & hard to stop reading.

Her words are vibrant and realistic.

They encourage readers to continue reading her work.

I think it’s because she puts passion into her writing no matter what the topic is.

Lucy can write anything she is given or brilliantly comes up with next.

She is currently working on her debut novel.

I can’t say anymore…

But, I can say this..you can find the first chapter of her debut novel within July’s Issue.

And then there’s my friend, Scott Pinsker, his poetry is something else.

His words take over your soul and deep into his lines.

Once you read one poem of his, you will never stop.

He has given me a special poem to share with you all in July’s Issue.

Last but not least there is my best friend and a special friend of mine whose work, I always knew would be published.

Daniel J. Darcey is going to be a published author soon.

Several of his novels are being prepared for publishing right now.

His science fiction fantasy novels, will never dull you.

I am one who turns away from this genre, but after reading his work, I was hooked.

And since then, I began looking into other books in his genre.

Definitely have to recommend his novels to all.

So, he has just finished writing his latest novel and I get to read it!!!!

Once they are out, I will be sure to post about them.

So, what are you currently reading?

Book Review: Moonchild Dreams by Nadia Gerassimenko

moonchilddreamscover

Moonchild Dreams is a collection of Nadia Gerassimenko’s beautifully well written poems. A time when her creative poetic form wanted to free to share with the world. Her entire collection will leave readers breathless. The emotions running through me as I read on, is something that every reader has to experience on their own. To each reader her enchanting poems will captivate them from the beginning and to the very end. One poem in particular, A Flickering Light, caught my unwavering attention. It lead me on a path so dreamy and peaceful but also spoke to me about not being afraid to brave enough to face the world around even when things go astray. I know the poem will speak volumes to many readers. As we all face certain situations, where we have felt afraid to brave it through.

Another poem, Demon Heart, will lure readers deep with its meaning. The truthful way of telling how cruel love can be. Love isn’t easy nor always as beautiful as we dream it to be. In this poem, readers can relate to the man’s heart. How it aches to have the woman’s real love and yet, she does not love him. Not for real. And so he no longer believes in love anymore. This is so realistic of what each one of us face in life.  Another poem by Nadia, Those Words is one that delves deep into our souls and defines what we have to say but cannot find the words to say it.

These are just a few out of the many countless numbers of passionate, dreamy, and daring poetry within the book. I have found each poem to be truthful. As though they were speaking to just my soul. Moonchild Dreams is an inspirational collection that should be read daily and by every reader. The poetry awakens one’s inner being with words that come to life. Vivid images springing forth into one’s mind when reading these poems. Nadia’s talent is raw and energetic. Her passion comes through each of her stunning well written poetry. I would highly recommend this collection to all readers. Definitely worth one’s time to read. Overall, I would rate Moonchild Dreams a five out of five stars.

Fear Fear Itself

Fear fear itself

and not the impossible,

Fear fear itself.

not the hopes that won’t ever be.

Fear fear itself,

for it makes us quiver

with thoughts of what could be.

Fear fear itself,

because it alone is our only failure.

Fear causes us to act stupid,

to make haste choices,

leaving us behind with only,

the fear of the voices.

The voices of right versus wrong.

Fear fear itself,

for it is the only doom that consumes us all.

Book Review: Moonchild Dreams by Nadia Gerassimenko

moonchilddreamscover

Moonchild Dreams is a collection of Nadia Gerassimenko’s beautifully well written poems. A time when her creative poetic form wanted to free to share with the world. Her entire collection will leave readers breathless. The emotions running through me as I read on, is something that every reader has to experience on their own. To each reader her enchanting poems will captivate them from the beginning and to the very end. One poem in particular, A Flickering Light, caught my unwavering attention. It lead me on a path so dreamy and peaceful but also spoke to me about not being afraid to brave enough to face the world around even when things go astray. I know the poem will speak volumes to many readers. As we all face certain situations, where we have felt afraid to brave it through.

Another poem, Demon Heart, will lure readers deep with its meaning. The truthful way of telling how cruel love can be. Love isn’t easy nor always as beautiful as we dream it to be. In this poem, readers can relate to the man’s heart. How it aches to have the woman’s real love and yet, she does not love him. Not for real. And so he no longer believes in love anymore. This is so realistic of what each one of us face in life.  Another poem by Nadia, Those Words is one that delves deep into our souls and defines what we have to say but cannot find the words to say it.

These are just a few out of the many countless numbers of passionate, dreamy, and daring poetry within the book. I have found each poem to be truthful. As though they were speaking to just my soul. Moonchild Dreams is an inspirational collection that should be read daily and by every reader. The poetry awakens one’s inner being with words that come to life. Vivid images springing forth into one’s mind when reading these poems. Nadia’s talent is raw and energetic. Her passion comes through each of her stunning well written poetry. I would highly recommend this collection to all readers. Definitely worth one’s time to read. Overall, I would rate Moonchild Dreams a five out of five stars.

Published Yet?

Have you ever written a book or a novel and wanted to publish it but haven’t? Or have a collection of poetry that you would like to share with the world? Then come visit us at: http://www.urbanbookreviewsrus.wordpress.com. We publish books, novels, articles and more! We offer low affordable pricing for all of your writing needs in order to help you gain the publicity and global attention you need. Email us your query to: universalcreativityinc.2014@gmail.com. We believe in you and will work closely with you to get you where you want to be.

Writing Contests!

Deadline: 2/15/2015

Submit to: CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Writing

Entry Fee: $35

First Prize: $3,000 plus publication

Type: Documentary writing (literary nonfiction)

Deadline: 2/15/2015

Submit to: Doris Betts Fiction Prize

Entry Fee: $20

First Prize: $250 plus publication

Type: Fiction

Deadline: 2/15/2015
Submit to: Georgetown Review Poetry Manuscript Contest. Online Form
Entry Fee: $30
First Prize: $1,200 plus publication
Type: Poetry (48 to 80 pages MAX)
URL: Georgetown Review Poetry Manuscript Contest

Deadline: 2/15/2015
Submit to: The Orison Poetry Prize, Orison Books, PO Box 8385, Asheville, NC 28814. Or send online. Online Form
Entry Fee: $25
First Prize: $1,500 plus publication
Type: Poetry (100 pages MAX)
URL: The Orison Poetry Prize

Deadline: 2/16/2015
Submit to: bioStories Essay Contest. Email Address
Entry Fee: $10
First Prize: $250 plus publication
Type: Essays (3,000 words MAX)
URL: bioStories Essay Contest

Deadline: 2/28/2015
Submit to: Creative Writer’s Notebook 2015 Short Story Contest. Email Address
Entry Fee: $15
First Prize: $200 plus publication
Type: Short stories (3,000 words MAX)
URL: Creative Writer’s Notebook 2015 Short Story Contest
Deadline: 2/28/2015
Submit to: Creative Writer’s Notebook 2015 Short Story Contest. Email Address
Entry Fee: $15
First Prize: $200 plus publication
Type: Short stories (3,000 words MAX)
URL: Creative Writer’s Notebook 2015 Short Story Contest

Deadline: 2/28/2015
Submit to: The Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest. Online Form
First Prize: Publication and scholarship to attend the 2015 Writers Workshop, June 13th-20nd, in Gambier, Ohio
Type: Short stories (1,200 words MAX)
URL: The Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest
Deadline: 3/15/2015
Submit to: Annie Dillard Award For Creative Nonfiction. Online Form
Entry Fee: $20
First Prize: $1,000 plus publication
Type: Creative nonfiction (6,000 words MAX)
URL: Annie Dillard Award For Creative Nonfiction

Deadline: 3/15/2015
Submit to: Tobias Wolff Award For Fiction. Online Form
Entry Fee: $20
First Prize: $1,000 plus publication
Type: Fiction (6,000 words MAX)
URL: Tobias Wolff Award For Fiction

Deadline: 3/15/2015
Submit to: Willow Springs Fiction Prize. Online Form
Entry Fee: $15
First Prize: $2,000 plus publication
Type: Fiction
URL: Willow Springs Fiction Prize

Deadline: 2/28/2015
Submit to: The Vine Leaves Vignette Collection Award. Online Form
Entry Fee: $25
First Prize: $500 plus publication
Type: Poetry (60 poems MAX) and prose (800 words MAX per piece, 20,000 words MAX in total)
URL: Vine Leaves Vignette Collection Award

Deadline: 3/15/2015
Submit to: 49th Parallel Award For Poetry. Online Form
Entry Fee: $20
First Prize: $1,000 plus publication
Type: Poetry (3 poems MAX)
URL: 49th Parallel Award For Poetry

Deadline: 2/28/2015
Submit to: The Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest. Online Form
First Prize: Publication and scholarship to attend the 2015 Writers Workshop, June 13th-20nd, in Gambier, Ohio
Type: Short stories (1,200 words MAX)
URL: The Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest

Deadline: 2/28/2015
Submit to: The Vine Leaves Vignette Collection Award. Online Form
Entry Fee: $25
First Prize: $500 plus publication
Type: Poetry (60 poems MAX) and prose (800 words MAX per piece, 20,000 words MAX in total)
URL: Vine Leaves Vignette Collection Award

Universal Creativity Inc. Services

   Submissions:

We accept submissions for the following: poetry, short stories, flash fiction, novels, creative nonfiction,  column pieces,  book reviews, and author interviews.

All of these submissions are free of charge and must be:

Typed in English.

Times New Roman

12 size font

Double-spaced

First name, last name

Title

Genre

Word Count

Submissions for editing, critiquing, and proofreading services must follow the above guidelines as well.  Please email all submissions with your query letter to: universalcreativityinc.2014@gmail.com 

Our fees for all editing services are:

  • Editing short stories (up to 7,500 words) is $10.00 USD.
  • Editing novels (above 7,500 words) is $20.00 USD.
  • Proofreading service is $5.00 USD.
  • Critiquing service is $10.00 USD.
  • Developmental Editing service is $25.00 USD.
  • Research service is $10.00 USD.
  • Article Writing service is $5.00 USD per article (250-300 words)
  • Article Writing service is $10.00 USD per article (500 & above words).

             Contest Submissions:

All contest submission fees are $2.00 USD per submission. All writers are to submit only one piece of writing per category per genre.  Unlike other publishers, we accept every writer’s submission and then judge and critique it based off a 5 star system. We then place writers into 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place categories. Each winner will receive a digital seal to be placed on their published work as well as being featured in our magazine along with their interview. Others writers will receive full feedback on their work. Most publications won’t take the full-time to give writers full feedback on their writing, but here at Universal Creativity Inc., we believe in taking the time and dedication for all of our writers.

Upcoming Contests

 March 1st – Creative Nonfiction Contest; work of any length will be accepted.

April 1st – Mystery & Mayhem Contest; work of any length will be accepted.

May 1st – Poetry Contest; work of any length will be accepted.

June 1st – Historical Fiction Contest; work of any length will be accepted.

July 1st – Thriller Suspense Contest; work of any length will be accepted.

August 1st – Romance Contest; work of any length will be accepted.

September 1st – Paranormal Contest; work of any length will be accepted.

October 1st – YA Contest; work of any length will be accepted.

November 1st – Children’s Fiction Contest; work of any length will be accepted.

December 1st – New Adult Contest; work of any length will be accepted.

All writers will get an email back on the first day of the next month about their submission status. All writers can into more than one contest. Each entry in any one contest will cost a fee of $2.00 USD. All submissions must follow the guidelines above or else will be forfeited from the contest(s).

February’s Issue

February’s Issue will be featuring:

– Author Interview the Nikki Lynn Barrett (Romance)

– Author interivew with a surprise guest (Thriller/ Suspense Author)

– Author Interview with Alan Stroe (Science Fiction/ Fantasy)

– A Special Featured Article written by Lucy Mitchell. Visit her blog at Blondewritemore.

– 10 Literary Magazines for New Writers.

– Book Reviews by both best-selling & new emerging authors.

–  4 Literary Agents looking for Subsmissions.

– Writing Prompts for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.

– Creative Nonfiction Piece written by me.

– Free short story inside by Daniel J. Darcey.

– What Defines Success for Bloggers?

– How to Use Social Media to Your Advantage?

– Job Market for Writers

Contests!

Deadline: 1/31/2015

Submit to: Spirit First Poetry Contest

First Prize: $200 plus publication

Type: Poems about mindfulness, meditation, solitude

Deadline: 1/31/2015

Submit to: The 46er Poetry Prize

Entry Fee: $10 for 3 poems

First Prize: $400 plus publication

Type: Poetry

Deadline: 1/31/2015

Submit to: The Lamar York Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction

Entry Fee: $15

First Prize: $1,000 plus publication

Type: Fiction and nonfiction

January’s Magazine Issue Cover

ANY AUTHORS/ WRITERS/ OR POETS INTERESTED IN BEING PLACED IN THIS ISSUE MUST FILL OUT THE CONTACT FORM BELOW.

Please, leave your name and email address in the comment  box in the form.  Also, state if you are an author, writer, or poet. And what you would like featured and or published in our issue.

Bloggers, if you would like your blog advertised in our issue please fill out the form as well.

THANK YOU!

 

 

Feburary’s Issue

Calling all authors and poets, if you are wanting your book/ novel / poem featured in February’s Issue please contact me right away at: universalcreativityinc.2014@gmail.com ! The February magazine issue will be released to the public on the 1st day of February.

Bloggers, if you are needing your blog to be advertised in February’s issue please, contact me as well right away. Don’t wait until the last minute!

Universal Creativity Inc. Magazine is currently looking for submissions in the following categories:

Fiction:

Adult

New Adult

Children’s

YA

All genres are welcomed. Must be double-spaced, and written in English. Short stories and novels are both welcomed for submission. Please, include your name, title of work, genre, and word count when emailing your submissions.

Nonfiction

All nonfiction categories are welcomed to be featured and published in our issue. Please, include your name, title of work, genre, and word count when emailing your submission.

Poetry

All forms of poetry are welcomed. Please, include your name, title of work, and what kind of poem you are submitting. Please, email your submission to us at the email stated above.

Bloggers

You are welcomed to send us an email telling us briefly what your blog is, what you blog about, how do readers find you, your blog’s link, and your email address for your blog if you have one. Plus, be sure to send us your logo picture and or a picture associated with your blog to be advertised in our issue. Please be sure to include your name,title of blog and the above information when emailing us.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT OR TO QUERRY ABOUT ANY OF THE ABOVE SUBMISSIONS IS: Monday January 19th.

Magazine Cover

Magazine Cover Design

Any authors out there interested in having their book on the front cover of Universal Creativity Inc’s magazine cover?  This opportunity would be a great way to promote your book and or novel, plus you get a section featuring your bio, interview Q&A, along with promotion of both current and future works from you. If you are interested in this wonderful promotion opportunity provided free of cost to you then please, email me at: universalcreativityinc.2014@gm ail.com and I will work with you on the details.

Calling all authors, if you would like Universal Creativity Inc. to feature your books and or novels in our digital magazine than hurry now and contact us right away. The cost is free and seeing your work published by a company online that has 5,000 viewers on a regular basis than this is for you.

Also, we have $5 editing cost going on now and until January 12th. All short stories are welcomed. And or nonfiction manuscripts as long as they are all under the 7,500 word limit. Anything higher than that will be charged $10.

Poets are welcomed to send in their poetry to be published in our digital magazine as well. We welcome all forms of poetry.

You Got My Soul

Just so you know,

you got my soul,

it’s not everyday,

that someone gives you their

whole self,

just out of love,

love.. like you never did before,

and before you know it your under some kind of spell

and then life turns you around,

showing you who you really are,

and that you are more than just somebody,

you’re somebody that I love,

oh love, is the key,

the answer to our prayers,

we’ve been praying,

praying before,

and now it’s here

given to us,

just out of the norm

because you and I were meant

to be..

to be something more.

So, how would define us?

How could you not love us?

When we wanted this all along,

and here we are,

just you and I.

we’re going to love,

like never before,

yes, we’re going to love like never before.

Because you got my soul..

my soul.. is in your hands,

crush or love it.

it’s up to you,

because you  got my soul..

ohhh oh.

you got my soul..

my soul.

yeah, you got my soul.

YOU MAKE MY HEART

You make my heart beat,
beat, beat, beat..
You make it go,
go, go, go,
You make it sing,
sing, sing, sing,
You make it,
believe..
yes, you make it believe..
believe in all the dreams,
dreams, dreams, dreams,
you make it believe in all the hope,
hope, hope, hope,
you make it have faith,
faith, faith, faith,
and without out you,
my heart couldn’t beat,
beat..beat.. beat..
without you my heart couldn’t be
be, be, be,
because of you,
my heart has it all..
all, all, all.
because of you my heart has it all,
all, all, all.

CAN YOU LOVE ME?

Can you love me?

Can’t you feel it?

Can’t you feel it growing,

inside you?

Like a shot of electricity,

shooting out like sparks of fire,

lighting up your night,

bringing a flush to your cheeks,

like a virgin on her wedding night,

can’t you feel it?

can’t you eel it growing,

inside of you?

can’t you just close your eyes,

and let the magic flow through your heart,

right into your soul,

can’t you feel it?

can’t you feel it growing,

inside you?

Like the fire of the night,

searing through you,

liek never beore.

Taking every bit of you,

leaving nothing behind,

until you’ve lost your way,

twisting it’s path deep into your very soul..

oh your very soul..

can’t you feel it?

can’t you feel it?

can’t you feel it.. growing..

inside..

inside of you.

can you love me?

can you love..

can you love me……

HERE YOU ARE

Here you are,

siting beside me,

like the whole world,

is okay,

but, it’s not,

you make my world,

turn upside down,

you turn me around,

spinning me out of control,

and here we go,

we are not perfect,

I am not your girl,

and your not my guy,

but here you are,

taking up my space,

like you own me,

but, you don’t,

you think those eyes,

will lure me in,

but, you don’t know me very well,

because I am not your girl,

I don’t fall for your tricks,

I don’t go gaga

on guys I hardly know,

I don’t go chasing,

after what could be,

when I know it won’t be,

your not my guy,

and I am not your girl,

so, don’t come thinking,

that you can sway me otherwise,

because I am not that kind of girl.

NOBODY CAN

Nobody can stop us,
Nobody can deny us,
Nobody can sway us,
Nobody can,
Nobody can let us stray,
no, nobody can let us stray away!
Away from who we are..
nobody can take us away,
from ourselves..
nobody can take our world away.
nobody can tell me im wrong,
for being who I am,
because nobody,
nobody is me…
no, no…
nobody can stop me!

WE’RE GOING TO BE

We’re going to be,
we’re going to sing,
we’re going to be free,
we’re going to stay,
we’re going to fight,
we’re going to go,
we’re going to go our way,
we’re going to play,
we’re going to….
we’re going to shout,
out to the world that we’re
going to be,
that we’re going to be,
who we are!

Poem: Rainy Days

Rainy Days

The times children cant come out and play,

And so listening to their parents say,

they are only to stay,

deep within the house of brick-clay,

and silently watch as the rain washes the windows with its spray,

and it is only soon that the parents silently pray,

that the children’s good behavior will remain.

Phrase story writing contest!

Use the phrase down below to write a short story, a poem, or a novel. Then send it to danielleurban23@gmail.com

Phrase to be used:
I used to walk into a room full of people and wonder if they liked me…now I look around and wonder if I like them.

Please include the following:

A title.
Your first & last name.
Word count.
And what the genre is.

Use Times New Roman font.
Use size 14 font for title.
Use size 12 font for the rest of your writing.

All writing will be judged for grammatical errors, proper use of dialog if used, voice, characterization, plot, rhyming if doing poetry, & flow of words if doing poetry.

The winners in each category will be announced via email and on here. As well as all the other social media sites for Universal Creativity Inc. Also, winners will be published in the digital issue of Universal Creativity’s magazine for writers and readers.
Writers will be given titles such as:

Gold Level Author / Poet
Silver Level Author / Poet
Bronze Level Author / Poet
Copper Level Author / Poet

Contest is now open and ends 12 pm Central time on June 9th.

Best of Luck!!

Story Within A Poem

In this competition, you are challenged to write a poem that tells a story and also rhymes. The winner will have their work published in our monthly magazine featuring their work 🙂 Please post your responses down below in the comment area!

Best of luck! 🙂