A Focus on Fiction by Sylvia Petter

In the beginning was the story ….it´s always the story. This fiction issue has long and shorter stories about persons who don´t necessarily fit the expected mould. In Mitchell Toews’ “The Log Boom”, a father and son deliberate on how to inform émigré Dutch grandfather of his grandson´s coming out. Gerald Shephard´s “The Silent Imagination”Continue reading “A Focus on Fiction by Sylvia Petter”

Nathan D. Horowitz in Conversation with Jane Spokenword

In this month’s podcast we introduce you to Nathan D. Horowitz. A writer, poet, devoted educator, translator and proof reader. He earned bachelor of arts degree in English from Oberlin College and a master of arts degree in Applied Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts.He currently Lives in Baltimore, MD. Nathan D. Horowitz. A writer,Continue reading “Nathan D. Horowitz in Conversation with Jane Spokenword”

Letter from the Editor. July 2021

Welcome to WordCity Literary Journal’s July 2021 issue. For this collection, while we accepted works that address many different themes, we also expanded on one that was brought forward by our fiction editor, Sylvia Petter. Sylvia noted that 2021 marks only 50 years since Women in Switzerland won the right to vote. Fifty years. WithContinue reading “Letter from the Editor. July 2021”

50 Amazing Swiss Women. By Katie Hayoz

February 2021 marks the fiftieth anniversary of women’s right to vote in Switzerland. This book celebrates the diverse accomplishments, struggles and strengths of Swiss women. One-page biographies give readers a glimpse into the lives of fifty Swiss women – both historical and contemporary – who inspire and intrigue. Each biography is paired with a unique,Continue reading “50 Amazing Swiss Women. By Katie Hayoz”

July 2021 Call for Poetry and Non-Fiction

For the next issue of WordCity Literary Journal, while we will not be dedicating all of our space to a theme, we would like to invite poetry and non-fiction (our fiction portfolio is already full) that includes writing on women’s rights in the workplace, in high tech, medicine, research, etc. Writing by men and womenContinue reading “July 2021 Call for Poetry and Non-Fiction”

WordCity Literary Journal. (M)othering

Table of Contents Letters from the Editors:Darcie Friesen Hossackwith guest editors Anne Sorbie and Heidi Grogan Dear Readers, This month is special for a number of reasons. Spring has finally arrived in the Northern Rockies climate I call home. It is also the month of Mothering, or Mother’s Day, in certain parts of the world.Continue reading “WordCity Literary Journal. (M)othering”

Table of Contents. Mothering Issue. May 2021

Main Journal Letters from the Editors: Darcie Friesen Hossack with guest editors Anne Sorbie and Heidi Grogan Podcast. Produced by Jane Spokenword Trudy SilVER Fiction. Edited by Sylvia Petter Still Life. By Irena Karafilly Mother. By Kelly Kaur Image of Her. By Sheila E. Tucker Transplanted. By Mansour Noorbakhsh Matthew. By Sylvia Petter Non-Fiction. EditedContinue reading “Table of Contents. Mothering Issue. May 2021”

Women Circle. Memoir by Misty Hawes

   Women Circle                 I sit in the viewing area, not really paying attention. I fidget on the uncomfortable benches. They are hard and backless, and I have other things to do. But my daughter, out on the floor, likes to see me when she glances over. So here I sit. As I watch herContinue reading “Women Circle. Memoir by Misty Hawes”

Where is the (M) in Mother? Memoir by Heidi Grogan

Where is the M in (M)other? My children’s birth mothers inform my “othering” every day.  As an adoptive mother, I am always and all the time looking for the (M) … under beds where mismatched socks wait to be found, in wet laundry gone stank because I forgot, in report cards needing to be signed.Continue reading “Where is the (M) in Mother? Memoir by Heidi Grogan”

Image of her. A flash fiction by Sheila E. Tucker

Image of her I have this fleeting memory of her sitting on her bed, still and silent, as dawn’s soft sun fingered its way through the sheers. She was unaware that I stood in the doorway, for she was far away, staring out of the window and—what?—remembering him? planning an escape? asking herself why?     Continue reading “Image of her. A flash fiction by Sheila E. Tucker”