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The Oppressor And The Oppressed Within
2019-04-22 19:51
The Oppressor and the Oppressed Within – Non-Fiction by Connie Pertuz-Meza – Days shy of my fortieth birthday, I attended a class with master writing teacher Laleh Khadivi… Read More
The Grey House Didn’t Speak
2019-04-18 21:13
The Grey House Didn’t Speak – Non-Fiction by Rain Wright – No people remain to lift their hands in farewell. Home does not speak. It does not call out our names a… Read More
Catalpa Tree
2019-04-18 20:19
Catalpa TreeWelda, Kansas – Poem by Julie Martin – Go down the gravel roadpast the farm where a family lived in a boxcar,past the field with longhorn cattleWhen you he… Read More
How To Leave
2019-04-15 00:11
How to Leave / After Elizabeth Bishop – Poetry by Alaina Bainbridge – I   I have a piece of turquoise beach glass. The second rarest color,     … Read More
Baby Make Like A Tree
2019-04-13 00:09
Baby Make Like a Tree – Poetry by Joanna Kurimsky – – About the Author – Joanna Kurimsky Joanna Kurimsky is originally from New Jersey, where… Read More
Bread Knife
2019-04-12 23:42
Bread Knife – Non-Fiction by Kay Kramer –  Mama and Barry mashed lumpy boiled potatoes into furrows with their forks, spread sour cream on top. I hated it. Mama cooked this… Read More
Relation Ship And Other Poems
2019-04-07 18:21
Relation Ship and Other Poems – Poetry by Jack Donahue – RELATION SHIP Relation ship of fools, the two of us set adrift squared to the sea, no rudder, no captain, no sails to se… Read More
An Interview With Angie Abdou
2019-04-04 22:16
An Interview with Angie Abdou An interview with Canadian author, Angie Abdou, featuring writing from the heart, writing as an act of radical empathy, and writing without urgency. ANGI… Read More
2019-04-02 16:42
Neon – Fierce Fiction by Jack Orleans – Dave looked at the neon sign in the corner of the bar window: ‘DEAD END.’ Even though the name of the bar didn’t s… Read More
2019-03-26 21:34
Prayer – Non-Fiction by Terry Engel –  Lisa worried her way through the second round of in vitro and the resulting pregnancy with Stella and Jackson. Our first in vitro pre… Read More
Slowing Down
2019-03-24 20:57
Slowing Down – Fierce Fiction by Andrew Hughes – Dr. Mica Monroe crossed the kitchen with four clicks of her six inch heels and opened the refrigerator door. Twenty one neatly s… Read More
2019-03-22 23:06
The Crash – Poetry by Kellie Dougal – My father liked to work with his hands So much so that it created calluses on his palms and he survived solely on manual labor after the cr… Read More
2019-03-20 19:40
The Hard Way, Kid – Non-Fiction by Jerry Il’Giovine –  DEAR OLD WEST TECH, WE’LL ALWAYS LOVE YOU. It’s the opening line of my high school alma mater… Read More
2019-03-19 00:42
Against Ruins, in Praise of Pink – Fiction by Yermiyahu Ahron Taub – “Yes, yes. Over there is fine. Just under the middle window. Thank you so much,” Braynah said, d… Read More
2019-03-12 21:19
Maybe a Mango, Recovery, Yearly Physical – Poetry by Jan Ball – Maybe a Mango Peach halves wobble in pineapple jello on the tray across her hospital bed, a kitchen accustomed to… Read More
2019-03-07 23:10
Drowning Manifesto – Poetry by Tala Abu Rahmeh – Winner of the Dreamers Writing Contest: Stories of Migration, Sense of Place and Home. Do not tempt the sharks. Do… Read More
2019-03-07 23:07
Hail Mary – Story by Mubanga Kalimamukwento – Honourable Mention in the Dreamers Creative Writing Contest: Stories of Migration, Sense of Place and Home I’m cra… Read More
2019-03-07 22:59
I Don’t Speak Icelandic – Nonfiction by Jenny-Lynn Ellis – Runner-up in the Dreamers Creative Writing Contest: Stories of Migration, Sense of Place and Home… Read More
2019-03-07 22:45
Peace, Order and Pretty Good Normal – Nonfiction by Lis Jakobsen – Runner-up in the Dreamers Creative Writing Contest: Stories of Migration, Sense of Place and Home… Read More
2019-03-07 22:22
Desert Spirits – Nonfiction by Rebecca Walling – Runner-up in the Dreamers Creative Writing Contest: Stories of Migration, Sense of Place and Home   My… Read More
2019-03-07 21:40
Home, Alone – Non-Fiction by Rebecca Wickens – Runner-up in the Dreamers Creative Writing Contest: Stories of Migration, Sense of Place and Home Early December 2018 Tuc… Read More
2019-03-07 21:19
Houston – Poetry by Isabella Neblett – Runner-up in the Dreamers Writing Contest: Stories of Migration, Sense of Place and Home “I look at you and I would rat… Read More
2019-03-05 02:24
Chew it Over: Alex Nedvetsky’s 7 Steps 2 a Lean U Diets the Diet – Book Review by Will Bahr – $5.30 CND 111 pages, 2011 An ounce of prevention is… Read More
Dreamers Magazine Issue 2
2019-02-28 16:33
Announcing Dreamers Magazine Issue 2! I’m pleased to announce the release of Issue 2 of the Dreamers Magazine. In this issue you’ll find an exclusive interview with St… Read More
Dreamers Year 1 Anthology
2019-02-25 20:39
Announcing the Dreamers Year 1 Anthology I’m pleased to announce the launch of the first ever Dreamers anthology. The Dreamers anthology contains all 119 poems, stories and essa… Read More
The Burning Times
2019-02-21 19:24
The Burning Times  – Fierce Fiction by Caroline Misner –   Adele had known the man whose body was found nestled among the bags of expired bread behind the 7-11. H… Read More
Pieces Of You
2019-02-14 22:18
Pieces of You – Fierce Fiction by Rebecca Wickens – “I am so broken,” you say. Raising my head, I am struck by this new look in your eyes. Mesmerized, I don’t… Read More
Writing Is Dangerous
2019-02-08 16:56
Writing is Dangerous – Nonfiction by Rachel Pintarelli – Writing is dangerous. It’s a broken bone mended wrong. A healing scab you pick until it bleeds. It opens wounds a… Read More
This Is What Death Does
2019-02-08 01:04
This Is What Death Does – Poetry by Kate Solovieva –  That time you are eight, and you trip crossing the road, and almost get hit by the oncoming traffic. Your mother yells… Read More
Vertical Girl
2019-02-04 01:14
Vertical Girl – Non Fiction by Christie Munson Muller – My outdoorsy boyfriend lived for the feeling of shoving his feet into one-size- too-small rock climber shoes and dangling… Read More
Finally, The Right Size
2019-01-31 20:08
Finally, the Right Size – Non-Fiction by Jody Forrester – Already 5’9” at twelve years old, I never knew where my hands were until I bumped into a doorway or where m… Read More
Day Of The Frying Pan
2019-01-29 03:31
Day of the Frying Pan  – Non-Fiction by Rebecca May Hope – Whenever my siblings mention the frying pan incident, I laugh along with them, even though I find it tragic and f… Read More
The Spider And The Bookcase
2019-01-26 19:50
The Spider and the Bookcase – Non-Fiction by Amanda Bloodgood – A Spiny Orb Weaver spider has taken up residence in the potted plants next to my back door. It is an odd looking… Read More
Stilettos By A Gravestone
2019-01-24 03:19
Stilettos by a Gravestone – Fiction by Yermiyahu Ahron Taub – “Aargh, these weeds.  And I was just here,” Shifrah Fogel Bernstein thought, as she got to her kne… Read More
Remember That Time?
2019-01-21 02:22
Remember that time? – Poetry by Kevin Carlisle –   I Remember I remember. Finding you, there seeing you lay so still The air itself dared not to disturb. your frail body, S… Read More
Fight In The Goodwill
2019-01-18 03:07
Fight in the Goodwill – Fierce Fiction by Lane Mullin –  The window display in the Goodwill relied on an imaginative employee. Sometimes washed, occasionally smokey, and al… Read More
2019-01-14 00:28
Wanderlust – Feirce Fiction by Habib Mohana – Awais had a great thirst for adventure. During his college days he toured several places with his classmates in a college bus. On t… Read More
The Comfort Of Strangers
2019-01-09 02:14
The Comfort of Strangers -Fierce Fiction by Caroline Misner- It was me who dropped the box of Band-Aids into the toilet. None of us wanted to admit it, but Ben and Jimmy had nothing to conf… Read More
2019-01-04 03:07
Prepared – Fierce Fiction by Isabella Mori – Outside, the hot August sun branded everything in its path, seeking out every cleft and angle. But not here. Room 263 of the Samarita… Read More
I See You
2018-12-30 03:54
I See You – Poetry by Linda Lauder –  Bearing Witness Ex-husband with new woman; This one counts. Words of admiration Roll off his well-kissed lips. He gushes her accomplis… Read More
2018-12-27 10:01
Swallowed – Fierce Fiction by George Ayliffe When we made love, I thought of nothing but the parakeets. They were four floors below in Samantha’s study. I feared they were starv… Read More
Courage And Choice
2018-12-24 16:34
Courage and Choice —Fierce Fiction by Lance Mason — A wise old art dealer in Amsterdam liked to tell a particular story, over appelflappen and coffee, of when he was not so old… Read More
2018-12-21 15:31
DR. NO RKVRY? – Poetry by Gerard Sarnat – Hardcore Dys-Orthopod Writer works to get under skin, doc rushes through gore he bathes within… Shrieking from som… Read More
The Years
2018-12-15 04:00
The Years -Non-fiction by Julia Anne Miller –   May 2015 I am sitting on an exercise bike, slowly moving my feet, circling, circling, pushing just enough to barely move the pedals… Read More
Guide Him Through
2018-12-12 16:10
Guide Him Through -Poetry by Nancy Levinson – GRAVE SITE VISIT Between lush manicured lawns and dense sheared hedges I walk slowly        &nbsp&hell…Read More
2018-12-10 15:00
Madonnas  -Non-fiction by Christine Beck – Teacher. Nurse. Secretary. Three acceptable careers for a young woman when my mother was a girl. I became a high-powered corporate lawy… Read More
2018 Pushcart Prize Nominations
2018-12-07 16:22
2019 Dreamers Pushcart Prize Nominations …we’re pleased to announce our 2019 Pushcart Prize nominations! The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses honours the best poems, fi… Read More
Through, Not Around
2018-12-02 02:14
Through, Not Around Stories of Infertility and Pregnancy Loss – Article by Ariel Ng Bourbonnais –  Anyone going through infertility treatments, or who has experienced pregna… Read More
Things I’ve Learned On The Road
2018-12-01 01:15
Things I’ve Learned on the Road – Poetry by Liz Stewart – November 30, 2018 I remember the fire trucks with all the lights flashing and the noise and the woman screaming… Read More
Two Hungers
2018-11-25 14:43
TWO HUNGERS – Poetry by Maggie Thistle –  Poem 1 My breasts once wept at the first musings of a strangers hunger- smacking lips, a pursed, round strawberry and wet with the… Read More
Dog Men (A Prison Story)
2018-11-23 01:11
Dog Men (A Prison Story) – Poem by Cody Marsh –  On edge of a razor-guarded campus,  Marigolds tower to meet drooping pines. Though unaware as cheerful children, Dry Te… Read More
Black Haven
2018-11-16 21:36
Black Haven – Poetry by Patricia Rossi – November 16, 2018 The Shadow Box Displayed within, life’s moments extrapolated, tangible anguish, remnants of sorrow. With haphazar… Read More
The Yellow Birds
2018-11-13 01:46
The Yellow Bird – Fierce Fiction by Kat McNichol – November 12, 2018 He guides his 1950 Massey-Harris tractor out the battered grey doors of the old barn. The rusted hinges of t… Read More
Marshmallows And Wood-Ear Mushrooms
2018-11-09 21:00
Marshmallows and Wood-Ear Mushrooms – Non-fiction by Carla Myers – November 9, 2018 Today is the first day of my last period. I know because in three weeks, when my body prepare… Read More
2018-11-01 20:15
Celebrate – Fierce Fiction by William Cass – Marcia chose the little photography shop in North Park because one of her work colleagues had recommended it. She’d called the… Read More
The School Inspector
2018-10-26 19:43
The School Inspector – Fierce Fiction by Habib Mohana – October 26, 2018 A newly-appointed primary school teacher got off the rattletrap at the pukka road and headed on foo… Read More
Working The Fire Line
2018-10-21 18:41
Working the Fire Line – Fierce Fiction by Alan MacLeod – October 21, 2018 The first time I saw her we were on the fire line digging a ditch to contain the blaze. “There&rs&hell…Read More
The Red Jeep
2018-10-19 20:03
The Red Jeep – Non-fiction by Roberta Faith Levine – October 19, 2018  For a month a red Jeep  has sat in front of our house, its red boxy body catching my eye every t… Read More
Cookies For Breakfast
2018-10-14 19:53
Cookies for Breakfast – Non-fiction by Elaine Stevens – October 14, 2018 “Today we will live in the moment. Unless it’s unpleasant, in which case we will eat a cookie… Read More
2018-10-05 20:28
Hank – Non-Fiction by Edward Cloney – October 5, 2018 “You’re making an awful lot of dust!” “Can’t be helped.” “Christ – look at… Read More
Integrative Ancestors, Redux
2018-10-02 21:33
Integrative Ancestors, redux: A Child’s Story from the past to the future – By Gregory Stephens – October 2, 2018 Fall 2018 When my daughter Sela was three, she invented a… Read More
What Is A Plot?
2018-09-26 22:47
What is a Plot? If you are currently wondering, “WHAT IS A PLOT?” we’ve got the answer!   Plot as a literary term is defined as the structure of events that make… Read More
Target Practice
2018-09-22 14:04
Target Practice – Fierce Fiction by Alexander Jones – September 22, 2018 My mother saw the raccoon first. She was chopping veggies in front of an open window, hoping for a breez… Read More
Shanghai Dumplings
2018-09-12 19:54
Shanghai Dumplings – Fierce Fiction by Susan M. Breall –  I sat alone at the Shanghai Dumpling King on 34th Avenue in the same seat she always sat in.  I came on a Thu… Read More
2018-09-09 02:12
Moshe – Fierce Fiction by Heidi Schwartz – September 8, 2018 I am six years old and I go to Yeshiva and my name is Moshe. In summer there is an old woman who lives in the radiat… Read More
We Grew Up On Fear And Became Heroes…
2018-09-02 13:13
We grew up on fear and became heroes… – Poetry by David Magill –  Seven and Dying Fifty feet of nylon line and a milk jug stretched across the bay. Twenty hooks, most… Read More
A Drop Like Wet Shellac
2018-08-31 13:37
A Drop Like Wet Shellac – Poetry by Susan Zenker –  Shrine to Frida Kahlo                            &n&hell…Read More
Recipe For Saying Goodbye
2018-08-26 12:49
Recipe for Saying Goodbye – Nonfiction by Lisa Sims Harrison – – Ingredients: 1¼ cup white self-rising corn meal Buttermilk (only the kind in the dark green Barber… Read More
Book Review: How To Change Your Mind
2018-08-24 17:51
Trip Advisor: Take a Dose of Michael Pollan’s Latest Batch,How to Change Your Mind – Book Review by Will Bahr – August 24, 2018 – Penguin, 2018, $28.00 US, $37.00 CA… Read More
What I Remember From 5th & San Pedro
2018-08-22 01:37
What I Remember from 5th & San Pedro – Fierce Fiction by Elly Kugler –  The place I saw you. How you were walking, squinting, through the slowly-becoming-blinding dawn l… Read More
The Waves Still Whisper Lullabies
2018-08-18 20:03
The Waves Still Whisper Lullabies – Fierce Fiction by Mykyta Myroshnikov – August 18, 2018 –  Dan Out of a mall. I have a feeling that I forgot to take something… Read More
2018-08-15 11:46
On the same bittersweet day – by  Esther Muthoni Wafula – On the same bittersweet day I gave each a name And loved each alike. On the same bittersweet day, I rocked a crib… Read More
The Space Between
2018-08-12 20:30
The Space Between – Fierce Fiction by Rebecca Wickens – Staring up at a velvet black sky, we watch millions of stars spark and swirl. On a quilt, soft and worn with years of was… Read More
2018-08-11 13:04
Sav – Fierce Fiction by Len Fried – Monday          I have a theory that the nicest rooms, those with the best views, go to the sick… Read More
Dream Upon Dream
2018-08-09 17:31
Dream Upon Dream – Poetry by Don Cauble –  Catalyst for a Love Story Tell me, in all your travels, have you ever seen the origin of the universe unfold before your eyes? &n&hell…Read More
One Cut At A Time
2018-08-07 16:25
One Cut at a Time – Nonfiction by Chelsea Grieve – Part One Nerves danced beneath my skin, prickling and intensifying with each passing moment. The TV droned in the background… Read More
Restive And Uprising
2018-08-05 14:57
Restive and Uprising – Creative Non-fiction by Marina Hatsopoulos –  “The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their o… Read More
Dreamers Magazine
2018-08-03 16:13
Announcing the First Ever Dreamers Magazine—————————————————————… Read More
2018-08-01 19:49
Holes – Autofiction by Carla Myers – I have to find new holes because the tampons need somewhere to go. They live everywhere:  every purse I own, the cup holders in my car… Read More
2018-07-31 00:01
Scented Beans Destroy Themselves – Fierce Fiction by Frank Diamond – Chick Ernest had been chatting with other parents when his son nearly died. The basketball season ended aroun… Read More
Storytelling In Marketing
2018-07-28 19:46
Who Are You? Using Storytelling in Marketing to Capture Attention—————————————————&mdas&hell…Read More
In Time I’ll Thank Shamon
2018-07-28 14:45
In Time I’ll Thank Shamon – Poetry by Shamon Williams – After Ocean Vuong Shamon, don’t give up. The stones are already in place, we merely need to step— One at… Read More
Writing Dreams, Rewriting Life
2018-07-25 22:12
How Dreamers Creative Writing Got its Name – By Kat McNichol, Editor-in-Chief, Dreamers Creative Writing – I’ve always been a devoted learner. When I’m not in school… Read More
Moon Window
2018-07-25 02:02
Moon Window – Fierce Fiction by Charles O’Donnell –  Neal Bickley had thought that a public ass-chewing couldn’t be that bad. Watching the chairman skewer board… Read More
Other Side Of The Room
2018-07-23 20:06
Other Side of the Room – by Dr. Jennifer Wolkin – Visceral Love Letters Long before there was ever an oath in his name, Hippocrates knew there was nothing funny about the hu… Read More
Top 55 Gifts For Writers
2018-07-22 21:50
Top 55 Gifts for Writers Check out these top gifts for writers! Writers are pretty easy to buy for. We love anything with or about words. If you can write with it or on it, read it, write b… Read More
A Response To Rumi
2018-07-22 18:37
A Response to Rumi – by Barbara Heagy –  Not Here – by Rumi – There’s courage involved if you want to become truth There is a broken-open place in a love… Read More
The Memory Lingers On
2018-07-21 14:02
The Memory Lingers On – by Christine Maria Kenngott –  Three times he said “I love you” and I didn’t notice. Not till later. Days later, even, when I woul… Read More
2018 Haiku Contest – The Winners!
2018-07-15 20:08
2018 Haiku Contest Results Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Dreamers Haiku Contest! Tiny poems with big meanings… Winner: To be in the summer by Emi Miyaoka I closed poems o… Read More

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