Whether we like it or not, ever so often, like an unwelcome houseguest, rejections creep upon us. It doesn’t matter where you are in your writing career or the number of books you have published; rejections lurk around us writers like shadows. Even after having nine books in the market, every time that I receive a […]
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Empty Mirror, established in 2000, is an online-only literary and arts magazine. Our focus is on poetry, essays, reviews, interviews, literary fiction, and art. Oh, and we have a soft spot for the Beat Generation writers, too.
New content is published several times a week and we accept submissions continually.
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1. Reread your favorite novels, the ones that once inspired you to be a writer. One of my favorite books is The Red and the Black by Stendhal, not surprisingly, it makes an appearance in my new novel Treadmill. 2. Rewatch your favorite movies, the ones that made you hope your work would follow suit. […]
The Beat Generation
Although William Wordsworth once stated that he was “not a critic” and, in fact, “set little value upon the art” (Leitch 556), in his “Preface to Lyrical Ballads” he nevertheless proposed and discussed several controversial ideas that would become key … [read more...]
Calling on Paul Bowles Tangier, Morocco, August 1979”There it is,” someone says, and in the darkness, in the distance, you can see Tangier sprawled across several hills, a white city illuminated by electric lights and veiled by a thin fog. … [read more...]
Top Ten Books Lists
1. Desolation Angels by Jack Kerouac Ahhhh Ti Jean...in my eyes you're best2. Still Life with Woodpecker by Tom Robbins Zany and great3. The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran One of those life books you can always refer back to4. On the Road by Jack … [Read More...]
1. On the Road by Jack Kerouac2. Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler3. Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh4. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson5. Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs6. The Informers by Bret … [Read More...]
Artist's Statement: I think of my pieces as snippets of thoughts and feelings we experience but often fail to recognize. Our connection to the bigger, our ability to dip into the cosmos’s pool of possibilities, our link to the universal consciousness, and … [Read More...]