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Shriek, Wail, Growl: The 5th Annual Halloween Writing Contest

Greetings Ghouls, Vampires, Werewolves, and Other Denizens of the Night! The Yuba College Literary Arts Club is Proud to Announce our Fifth Halloween Writing Contest! We’re accepting both 13-Word Horror Stories and Spell Poems. Please send us your scariest, wickedest, or most clever 13-word horror stories. These are tales that are set to chill us … Continue reading

Last Call for Submissions to Flumes’ Summer 18 Issue

Flumes Is Accepting Submissions for Our Summer 2018 Issue An online literary journal based in the Yuba-Sutter counties, Flumes publishes poetry, fiction and nonfiction for adults and young adults, as well as scripts, visual art and photography. We’re are currently accepting submissions for our Summer 2018 issue (due out May 2018).  To review previous issues, visit Flumes on the Joomag Newsstand. In addition to a range … Continue reading

Flumes Is Accepting Submissions for Our Summer 2018 Issue

We’re currently accepting submissions for our Summer 2018 issue (due out May 2018). Continue reading

Greetings Ghouls and Goblins! 4th Annual Halloween Winners

The Yuba College Literary Arts Club presents, with squeamish delight, our selections for this Halloween night.   Through agonizing deliberation, YCLAC has conjured up the winners in our 4th Annual Halloween Writing Challenge. The winners have claimed their title using chillingly creative works of spooky literature. So, sit back, grab your favorite candy bar, and … Continue reading

Monster Mash Slash Fiction: The 2017 Edition

Feast your eyes on these fiendish tales that we found frightfully entertaining…   Say My Name By: Alexander Nachaj You already know my name. I am the whisper in the dark. The subtle clatter from the downstairs kitchen when it’s late at night and you’re home alone the little creak in the foyer after your … Continue reading

13 Word Horror Stories: The 2017 Edition

These 13 word tragedies had us dreading what would happen next.   At Peace By: Rachel Morris Mom always felt one with nature. So I buried her in the backyard.   Finger Painting By: Emilie Barnes       “You said we could finger paint.” She smiled, pouring blood on my hand.   Not to … Continue reading

Halloween Haiku: The 2017 Edition

Our Halloween Haiku category summoned your most horrible poetry.  We found the following sickeningly sweet.   Blood Thirst By: Natalie Walker   Wine-stained red lips thirst to drink a glass of his blood. He should have swiped left   Natal Teeth By: Katherine Montalto   Born on the thirteenth with a full head or hair … Continue reading


We are accepting: Monster Mash Slash Fiction, Halloween Haiku, and our personal favorite, the 13 Word Horror Story. Continue reading

Call for Submissions: Flumes

Flumes: Channeling Creative Brilliance Flumes, a bi-annual, online literary journal, is currently accepting submissions. Our Summer Ekphrastic Challenge winners have been selected, and we’re now calling for original submissions for our Winter 2017 publication. Open categories for this issue include: fiction, creative non-fiction, scripts, poetry, and children’s and young adult literature, as well as visual … Continue reading

Writing and Video Games: Where Dreams Lie

“…conveying our complex mythology, characters, and story did not strike our team as a challenge because our Players are nostalgic primarily for the vast open world, uncertain pathways, puzzles, flexibility, and unique characters.” – Josh Mellon, Chief Editor, White Giant RPG Studios Continue reading