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THEMA, the theme-related journal, has three goals. One is to provide a stimulating forum for established and emerging literary and visual artists. The second is to serve as source material and inspiration for teachers of creative writing. The third is to provide readers with a unique and entertaining collection of stories, poems, art and photography.

Current Issue

Golden Isn't Silent

Cover photograph by Kathleen Gunton

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Issue under production...
Lost in the Zoo
(28:2, summer 2016)

Manuscripts accepted...

The Neat Lady and the Colonel's Overalls
(28:3, autumn 2016)

Manuscripts under consideration...

Drop the Zucchini and Run!
(29:1, spring 2017)


Issues  Our themes, from 1988 to present. Back issues are available at $10 per copy ($15, outside the USA).

Submissions  Guidelines and upcoming themes... how to submit your work to THEMA

Subscriptions  Three issues a year for only $30/year ($40 for delivery outside USA)

About  How fortune cookies became food for thought

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Good resources for writers:

NewPages.com alternatives in print and media

Duotrope.com free resource for fiction writers and poets

Poets & Writers serving creative writers

Forum for writers: Writer's Beat

Wry cartoons on writing...

This writer's woes will make you grin.

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