RETRO: My Hours with Elie

04/11/2017 M. J. Moore 0

On a crisp, cool late autumn night in 1990, Elie Wiesel sat on stage in an auditorium at Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota, delivering an hour-long lecture, followed by a question-and-answer session. I stared […]


Homage to Emily Dickinson

25/10/2017 Honeysuckle 0

By Jay Neugeboren Upstairs She Ties Her Poems in String Upstairs she ties her poems in string And thus her heart at last flies free— Though hope is surely not the thing On fire within that […]

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RETRO: The Gallery at 70

28/09/2017 M. J. Moore 0

FOR DAVID MARGOLICK In 1947, John Horne Burns (an Andover-born, Harvard-educated, Irish-Catholic ex-G.I.) published The Gallery, a uniquely structured wartime “novel” that’s actually a book of linked short stories and autobiographical ruminations. Unfortunately, after his […]

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RETRO: Pulp Fiction

05/07/2017 M. J. Moore 0

By M. J. Moore For Jaime Lubin Before the 1969 publication of The Godfather made his fortune, author Mario Puzo wrote profusely for the so-called “men’s magazines” published by Martin Goodman, who ruled the roost […]

Alfred Hayes

RETRO: Once Upon a Time in Italy

20/04/2017 M. J. Moore 0

By M. J. Moore Disillusion. Confusion. Inexplicable grief. All three leitmotifs dominate All Thy Conquests by London-born Alfred Hayes, who became a naturalized American and whose poems, novels, and screenplays retain their power. Although now out […]

'Getting Off' by Jonathan Reiss
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Excerpt from ‘Getting Off’ by Jonathan Reiss

12/04/2017 Honeysuckle 1

In our second segment of The Magic Behind the Indie Press with Instar Books, author Jonathan Reiss discusses his heart-shattering first novel Getting Off. Instar Books founder Jeanne Thornton describes it as, “about a young aspiring actor who ends […]

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19/02/2017 Honeysuckle 1

Short Fiction By: Brittany DiGiacomo Jackie realized it had been a while since she looked Anna in the eyes. She’d been working, scouring the restaurant. Purposely sitting in direct view of the entrance, watching who […]

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15/10/2016 Honeysuckle 0

Edited by Naomi Rosenblatt of Heliotrope Books, our second indie press interview features Ice Cube Press of the Midwest. Thanks to publisher Steven Semken for his thoughtful responses to our questions. What motivated you to […]


A Glamour of Bones A Deadly Illusion

13/09/2016 Honeysuckle 1

Photo Tracy S Sydor   Poem By Moxie Mc Murder The seduction begins early The curves of womanhood work against you The need for control grows Fighting against each beautiful bump Fleshy and weak […]

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06/09/2016 Honeysuckle 1

The Role of Indie Publishing and Our New Monthly Column   by Naomi Rosenblatt, Heliotrope Books “…indie presses aren’t just becoming the places where the best books are published; they’re already there.” —Nathan Scott McNamara, […]

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Prospecta Press: Publishing Redefined

12/06/2016 Honeysuckle 0

    Prospecta Press makes a complete range of publishing opportunities available to corporations, businesses, business leaders, consultants, many types of authors, as well as non-profits and other organizations, in an outsourced publishing services model. […]

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Heliotrope Books

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Our first highlighted Press, Heliotrope books, known as a conduit for emerging and veteran writers who take risks with new material. Browse their site for featured artists, fiction, memoirs and the ever elusive’ Memoir NOIR.’