I am pleased to invite you to our third edition of confetti, our Spring issue. This edition was gleaned from a growing number of submissions, the most we’ve had to date! The selection becomes more difficult, more debated, and I believe more successful as the quality of poetry, fiction, plays and stories continues to impress.
Again, this edition brings stories and poems from around the world and perhaps your backyard.
Be sure to check out our featured poet in this issue, Lisa, whose poetry proliferates on Facebook and who is currently working on collecting and publishing her best.
We welcome all comments and discussions on the works we publish. Our writers and poets appreciate the feedback and certainly all praise. And finally, thank you for reading!
confetti is a celebration of words!
On behalf of the Board of Editors, submission selectors, and our scrupulous and true Webmaster, thank you for reading!
We are pleased to announce our Spring 2022 edition of confetti.
Fiction by: Catherine Alexander, Alex R. Encomienda, J.P.J. Fox, Terry John Malik, Eadbhard McGowan, Malaena Nahmias, Dana Trick, Judy Voss
Non-fiction by: Jeffrey Feingold
Poetry by: Angela Acosta, Bidisha Chakraborty, Maid Čorbić, PW Covington, Oriada Dajko, TAK Erzinger, Joseph A Farina, John Grey, Lisa O’Neil Guerci, Jennifer Ruth Jackson, George Perreault, Mahbubat Salahudeen, Sunil Sharma, Pat St. Pierre, Linda Tancs
Our second issue comes to you provocative and bustling. We experienced joy and surprise at the number of submissions – not only from our own writers’ group members and local talent, but also a bounty of international submissions. So, this edition brings stories and poems from around the world and perhaps your backyard. Our selectors chose well from a wide range of worthy submissions including non-fiction entries, poetry, a play, and flash fictions. Coincidentally and not consciously in pursuit of a theme, some of the stories have a dark underbelly–itching the Halloween and horror spirits in an exploration of death, turmoil, and tricks. Our poems did not trend to the dying season, rather more towards the fullness of the harvest.
Be sure to check out our featured poet in this issue, Katharine Schulz, whose poetry astounded our selectors in its scope, rhythm, and depth. Our prediction is that you will see more from this young poet as word of her prosodic baubles reaches the eyes and ears of appreciative audiences. Also, help us celebrate the life and works of a departed member of the Westchester Writers Workshop, Scott E. Smith.
We welcome all comments and discussions of the works we publish. Our writers and poets appreciate the feedback and certainly all praise. And finally, thank you for reading!
confetti is a celebration of words!
On behalf of the Board of Editors, submission selectors, and our doughty Webmaster, thank you for reading!
We are pleased to announce our Fall 2021 edition of confetti.
Fiction by: Subrata Das, J.P.J. Fox, Christina Hoag, Mark Jabaut, Richard Natale, Niles Reddick, Daniel Tarker, Judy Voss, Patricia Walkow
Non-fiction by:Barbara Alfaro
Poetry by: Dee Allen, John Carew, Maid Čorbić, Joseph A Farina, Shaswata Gangopadhyay, Norbert Góra, John Grey, Lisa O’Neil Guerci, LaVern Spencer McCarthy, Joan McNerney, Bruce McRae, Arik Mitra, P. Muralidharan, Katharine Schulz, Gabriel Sebastian
Welcome to the first ever issue of confetti online literary magazine.
Nine years ago, with the blessing of Somers Library, I began a small peer review writers group, the Westchester Writers Workshop. Over the years, more than 100 members have passed through the group, sharing stories, poems, memoirs and the quick camaraderie of an open group.
One common wish permeated our conversations: “I wish I could be published.” Countless submissions yielded several publications, but rejection seemed the soupe de jour. We decided to start our own publication, one showcasing our local talent but catering to the world—catering a smorgasbord of poems, stories, fictions and truths, art and artistry.
In our upcoming issues, we hope to provide a plethora of reading experiences from romance to fantasy, sci-fi to narrative, from found poems to villanelles, no genre turned away. So enjoy! Read on and please provide feedback to our authors and poets. Consider sharing your own writing talents. confettiis a celebration of words! On behalf of the Board of Editors, submission selectors, and our doughty Webmaster, thank you for reading!