WordCity Literary Journal. January 2022. Issue 13. Writing Towards the Light

©®| All rights to the content of this journal remain with WordCity Literary Journal and its contributing artists. Table of Contents Letter from the Editor. Darcie Friesen Hossack with guest, Gordon Phinn Since Solstice, here in the North, we’ve gained a few precious minutes of daily light. Some days it’s hard to tell. It’s colderContinue reading “WordCity Literary Journal. January 2022. Issue 13. Writing Towards the Light”

Adventures of another gringo who wanted to be a shaman. An interview with Nathan Horowitz, by Sylvia Petter

Adventures of another gringo who wanted to be a shaman I was going to do a Q/A with Nathan Horowitz on his writing, but then I saw that everything I wanted to know was all there on his website at https://nathandhorowitz.com I first met Nathan in Vienna at the open mic sessions at Café KafkaContinue reading “Adventures of another gringo who wanted to be a shaman. An interview with Nathan Horowitz, by Sylvia Petter”

Sylvia Petter in Conversation with Jane SpokenWord

Sylvia Petter is an Australian author based in Vienna, Austria. She writes in English and in German, writing short and long short stories, poetry, articles, and book reviews. Her stories appear online, in magazines, anthologies, at Ether Books and in her collections. She has attended workshops and writing conferences in Austria, Australia, Canada, France, Ireland,Continue reading “Sylvia Petter in Conversation with Jane SpokenWord”

WordCity Literary Journal. November 2021. Issue 12

Table of Contents Letter from the Editor, Darcie Friesen Hossack Welcome to WordCity Literary Journal’s November 2021 issue. If you visit this space often, you will have noticed that our back issues, which first appeared on Time of the Poet Republic, are being reproduced here, on our dedicated site. We hope that Mbizo Chirasha isContinue reading “WordCity Literary Journal. November 2021. Issue 12”

Editorial Epiphanies. With Sue Burge, featuring the editors of WordCity Literary Journal

Editorial Epiphanies Word City has a raft of brilliant and talented editors.  I joined them just over a year ago and have been humbled by their expertise and commitment.  So, this month I asked the team to share their moments of epiphany: the piece of writing advice that changed them and helped them develop duringContinue reading “Editorial Epiphanies. With Sue Burge, featuring the editors of WordCity Literary Journal”

WordCity Literary Journal. December 2020 Issue 4

Letter from the Editor, Darcie Friesen Hossack When we decided to create an Autumn and Winter Holiday-themed issue of WordCity for December, we had hoped to gather together a celebration of as many religious, cultural and seasonal offerings as possible. We hoped. We held our breath. And then, poets and writers began to respond. WeContinue reading “WordCity Literary Journal. December 2020 Issue 4”

The Tourist Visa. A poem by Sylvia Petter

The Tourist Visa   “The North Pole is melting so where do we go?” “Why, off to the Jungfrau, she’s covered in snow. I’ll call myself Rudi,” the last reindeer said, “and we’ll fly down to earth and just park our sled.” “But what about visas? They’re sticklers, I hear. We can’t say we doContinue reading “The Tourist Visa. A poem by Sylvia Petter”

WordCity Literary Journal. November 2020 Issue 3

Letter from the Editor, Darcie Friesen Hossack I wrote what will follow before the election in the United States was called for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. I’m tempted to delete and replace it with nothing more than this quote from a beloved leader, Jack Layton, in his posthumous letter to my country. My friends,Continue reading “WordCity Literary Journal. November 2020 Issue 3”

WordCity Literary Journal. October 2020 Issue 2

Letter from the Editor: Darcie Friesen Hossack On my desk is a copy of D-L Nelson’s coat hangers & knitting needles, Tragedies of Abortion in America Before Roe v. Wade. The book is heavy for its size—not for the weight of its bindings—and has been accompanying me from room to room since it arrived hereContinue reading “WordCity Literary Journal. October 2020 Issue 2”

WordCity Literary Journal. September 2020 Issue 1

Letter from the Editor: Darcie Friesen Hossack I wrote a letter from the editor for this, our first issue of WordCity Monthly. I wrote about the pandemic, and how governments were using it as cover to defund and commit aggression against the arts. I wrote about how writers and poets have responded by creating more,Continue reading “WordCity Literary Journal. September 2020 Issue 1”