Line Zero News

Preorder the Fall 2013 issue of Line Zero

Hello All! After a long hiatus and an even longer set-up time, we’re very excited to announce that the ninth issue of Line Zero is ready to pre-order!

For more information or to preorder click here. 

Use the coupon code: WELCOMEBACK for 15% off your Pink Fish Press order.


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Involution: The First Two Years of Line Zero

The editors of Line Zero are excited to announce the publication of Involution: The first two years of Line Zero. The publication date is June 5th, 2013, and the publication will be available for pre-order May 22nd.

The collection will include stories, poems and essays from the diverse content of our first two years. The book will be available in ebook and paperback on Amazon and other retailers and will include the following writings

Balance, Grace, and Humility, Sonia Lyris

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Coming Soon

After a two issue hiatus, Line Zero is back! And we’re back with some exciting news.

First, the Line Zero submission period is now open for the Spring issue. We’re looking for short stories, poetry and art submissions. Please check the submission page for more information.

Second, in lieu of the Winter Issue of Line Zero we’re publishing a compilation of the best of the first two years. Watch the blog for more information coming soon.

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Book Review: Cathedral of Dreams

Cathedral of Dreams, by Terry Persun
Review by Ken Davis

It’s August. I’m relaxing in a collapsible army-green camp chair on my deck. The arm rest is fixed with a mesh cup holder that perfectly fits a 12oz bottle of IPA, the only beer worth drinking. Mt. Si glares down at me from the northeast. Pleading. She wants my full attention. Screw her, I’m reading. I’m nervously bouncing my right leg ...

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Spring 2012 Winners

 Congratulations to the Spring 2012 winners!

Art & Photography

Winner: Ben Trimbo (cover)

Editor’s Choice:

Doug Hallam

Eleanor Leonne Bennett


Winner: Polly Dugan, A Matter of Time

Editor’s Choice: Ekaterina Tikhoniouk, The Red Marble & Traci Moore, The Whiz-O-Rama



Winner: John Grey, Grandpa Revisionism

Editor’s Choice: Terry Persun, Hunted & Charity ...

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Seeking Regular Contributors

Line Zero is seeking two more writers to join our editorial content team. We’re looking for fresh and diverse voices in the arts and writing industry. The regular contributors are responsible for an article once an issue and the duties are below. Our editorial content ranges from how-to writing articles to in-the-trenches essays on the struggles of the emergent artist. The position is currently unpaid, however we offer ad space to our contributors. We’re taking all levels of experience ...

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Spring 2012 Finalists

Congratulations to our Spring 2012 Finalists in Literature, Flash Fiction, Poetry and Art & Photography.

We truly saw the best of the best of the indie artist in these entries.

Congratulations to all of the finalists, you will be published in the June issue of Line Zero. Winners and Editor’s Choice will be announced on 5/30.

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Line Zero 24-Hour Flash Fiction Contest

We’re running a 24 hour prompt-based contest showcasing the art of flash fiction. Participants will have 24 hours to write a short story at 300 words or less. Line Zero editors, Renda Dodge and Bailey Shoemaker Richards will judge the contest. Three winners will be chosen for publication in the June issue of Line Zero.

Contest Rules:

-          The stories must be 300 words or less and follow the prompt.

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Sheila Hageman – SOLACE WITHIN THE SHADOWS: The Power of Memoir

In the Fall 2011 issue of Line Zero, Sheila Hageman talked about the power of memoir.

I remember the day I discovered the power of memoir. It hit me in a rush of red maples that grew along 75th Street in Jackson heights, NY, where I lived. It was mid-afternoon in late summer before I began graduate school for my MFA in creative writing.

I was obsessively worrying about my mother who was ill with breast cancer as I pushed my daughter ...

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Winter 2012 Finalists!

Congratulations to all of our finalists! There were so many wonderful entries, we’re pleased to present those who will be published in the Winter 2012 issue of Line Zero!

Winners will be announced on February 8.

Poetry, Literature and Photography & Art

The winners of the 24 hour Flash Fiction contest are:

Dan Coxon, Lani Smith, John J. Walsh IV and Alisa Gramann!


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