Friday, January 20, 2012

Sucker Literary Magazine Releases Jan. 23

The first issue of Sucker Literary Magazine releases in just 3 days!!! An online YA publication showcasing 13 stories written by 12 writers. Do you adore reading compelling stories with an authentic YA voice? I happen to know you will find exactly that in Sucker Literary Magazine.

See here what Publishers Weekly had to say about Sucker:

On the Edge of Postal, my edgy YA short story, will be featured in the first issue. (Who says that the number 13 is unlucky?) When I wrote the first draft of On the Edge, my inspiration stemmed from an incident from my own young adult life, coupled with an angry teen "voice" that had been nagging me for some time. At first, I accused the voice of being one of those shiny things I'm sometimes plagued by, but then, a plot idea hit me. From there, the story unraveled on the screen. Plus, you'll get to see some cute pics of the writers & staff with lollipops!

Teens today need to read stories they can relate to and meet characters they can connect with. Authentic YA  VOICE  is essential to the genre. If you don't have it, seek it. Find it. Write it. Another great link about voice: Mature Voice for the YA Market

Hanging around the teen scene is not exactly first on my list of fun things to do. It is a must. By raising a nineteen-year-old and an almost fourteen-year-old, I'm often involved in conversations I'd rather not be in. With that being said, I'm relieved my girls are honest with me, confide in me, and include me in their lives. 

As a mother of teenagers, I'm both blessed and cursed. As a writer, well again, I'm blessed and cursed.

So, beloved followers, mark your calendars for January 23, 2012 and check out Sucker Literary. I always knew 2012 would bring something HUGE!


  1. That is so exciting! I can't wait to read it!

  2. Thanks, Kelley! I'm looking forward to reading the other great stories in the issue, too.

  3. Congrats. And I am looking forward to reading your story, Roland

  4. I just read your story on Sucker! I loved it the first time I read it all those weeks ago in our little coffee shop and just knew it was a homerun. I can't wait to see how 2012 unfolds for you!