Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Lascaux Review

(If this cow horse isn't pregnant with a new literary review of hugely 
awesome potential, then I don't know my 17,000 BCE cave art.)


It's my honor and pleasure to announce the launch of a new literary journal, The Lascaux Review, a "showcase for emerging and established writers and artists." Stephen Parrish and Wendy Russ are at the helm of this new venture, and because of my deep-rooted faith in both of them, my expectations for Lascaux's future success could not be higher. They are just that good. 


My story, "Closer," was selected to be the first piece published in the review, which is something of a Leap Day miracle, possibly? Probably. At any rate, for those wondering: if you do have a piece accepted by The Lascaux Review, let me assure you that the editorial process is extremely professional and painless. Parrish has a sharp editorial eye, and he made my story stronger, for which I'm very grateful. 


And, oh yeah: they PAY! I was paid generously for my story from donations to the review, which is the first time that's happened since....well...


Ever. 


Seriously, I hope that many of you will consider a small donation. It's too seldom that writers and artists are compensated for their work, and I admire Lascaux for embracing such ambitions right out of the gate. I know they mean to make it grow. 


I also encourage you to submit. They are currently looking for fiction, poetry, art, essays and reviews. Submission information can be found here


I'm proud to be a part of this launch today. And I can't wait to see what the future has in store for them. 

9 comments:

Stephen Parrish said...
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Sarah Hina said...

It really is an honor. Thanks, Steve.

Aniket Thakkar said...

About time you got paid for your work. :)

After all, you'd need money to make me good pan-cakes when I visit you.

It really is a wonderful initiative by Steve and Wendy.

I doubt I've ever written anything (which you had not edited) that deserved any credit. I shall be a part of it by donation till I write something worthy of publication.

Stephen Parrish said...

Sorry, my earlier comment wasn't effusive enough. Thanks for submitting the piece, thanks for putting up with my picky editing, thanks for having the courage to go first.

Mostly, thanks for being such a good writer. From the moment Wendy and I decided to tackle this project, I was hoping and expecting to launch with a story of yours.

Thanks for everything.

the walking man said...

Hey Sarah congratulations. It is quite special to be in the first issue of hat could very possibly turn out to be a long lived journal! WTG kiddo.

strugglingwriter said...

Congratulations on your inclusion. I can think of no better writer to launch something with than you (seriously, I'm quite jealous of your writing abilities).

j a zobair said...

Yay, Sarah!

I LOVE that story and I love the idea of your work being the first in what will no doubt be an incredible new lit journal.

Very exciting, all around!

Catvibe said...

Yay! I love your story and am so glad yours is the first in the journal! AND that pay happened, OMG! Woo hoo!

Charles Gramlich said...

Wow, cool. Love the title and cover. I'll hop over and have a look.