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The Shine Journal: The Light Left Behind 28


Welcome to this place created for the expression of loss. My hope is that it be a place of healing for the readers and the contributors alike. Going through the loss of my mother last year and of my sister-in-love this year, I am learning about the wounds of loss. For a while I was paralyzed with it and this journal almost faded away. My goal now is to continue to revive TSJ even as I revive myself. This road is long yet it is a contradiction in that while I don't travel alone - I am alone as I travel.. We are unified by birth and death - truths from which we can't escape. Share your experiences of loss whether it is a loss of a person, favorite space, keys, book, memories. Someone else may benefit from your words. Writing them may be cathartic for you.

The Shine Journal: The Light Left BehindUnited States


G General 
O Open to all/most Genres 


Audience:Open to a broad Audience.
Poetry Forms:Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:Psychology (Death and dying), Other (See guidelines).

Types & Lengths

Essay Essayup to 2,500 words
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative Nonfictionup to 2,500 words
Poem Poemno line limits known; up to 3 pieces
Flash Fiction Flash Fictionup to 1,000 words; up to 3 pieces
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 2,500 words

Media & Publication Frequency

E Electronic PublicationPublished 12 x per year


We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
F FictionN No monetary payment
N NonfictionN No monetary payment
P PoetryN No monetary payment

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  ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousFormats Accepted
F Fiction OK No OK OKText format submissions
N Nonfiction OK No OK OKText format submissions
P Poetry OK No OK OKText format submissions

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Date Added:
06 Jan 2007
Last Updated:
22 Feb 2017