Gather Around, Guys. You Might Want to Read This One Sitting Down. SLM is Closing. – Editor-in-Chief, Kelly Fitzharris Faulk

Loss, Life, and the Aftermath I’m hopelessly transparent in all of my editor’s letters. I owe it to you guys; the ones who are putting your hearts and souls into … Continue reading Gather Around, Guys. You Might Want to Read This One Sitting Down. SLM is Closing. – Editor-in-Chief, Kelly Fitzharris Faulk

Feel Like Starting Over? Come Explore Our “New Beginnings” Theme – Editor-in-Chief, Kelly Fitzharris Faulk

It’s….September! And that means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. It might mean back-to-school (either as a student yourself, a teacher, parent, or all three), … Continue reading Feel Like Starting Over? Come Explore Our “New Beginnings” Theme – Editor-in-Chief, Kelly Fitzharris Faulk

Pop Culture Got You Down? Politics? Let’s Party Like it’s 2005. Also, Your Favorite Editor is Checking in ;) – Kelly Fitzharris, Editor-in-Chief

Here’s to New Beginnings!     A lot of you have emailed recently, asking me how I’ve been doing and checking in on me. Please know that it hasn’t gone … Continue reading Pop Culture Got You Down? Politics? Let’s Party Like it’s 2005. Also, Your Favorite Editor is Checking in 😉 – Kelly Fitzharris, Editor-in-Chief

Announcements, Themes, T-shirt contests and More! – Kelly Fitzharris Coody

I know I’ve been posting a lot of editorial notes here lately, but it’s been a nice place to be able to vent. That being said, I’ve been meaning to … Continue reading Announcements, Themes, T-shirt contests and More! – Kelly Fitzharris Coody

Drum Roll Please…SICK LIT MAGAZINE’S 2017 PUSHCART PRIZE NOMINEES ARE…..

This is the final, official, carved-in-wood, list of Sick Lit Magazine’s 2017 Pushcart Prize Nominees **Precursor: if you were on this list previously and are now not, I apologize. Works … Continue reading Drum Roll Please…SICK LIT MAGAZINE’S 2017 PUSHCART PRIZE NOMINEES ARE…..

SLM Meets Oasis – Part 3 – Liam, Noel, Kate, Jamie, Gee, Melissa Libbey!, and me.

The Writers and the Gallaghers visit….1973?! “Aaahh!!! Wait! Am I the ginger girl?!” asked Jamie. “Are you daft? Or have you gone completely mad?”  I answered. Silence. Crickets. “Jamie, what … Continue reading SLM Meets Oasis – Part 3 – Liam, Noel, Kate, Jamie, Gee, Melissa Libbey!, and me.

What Makes Someone a “Real Writer” Any More Than, Well, You? – Kelly Fitzharris Coody, Editor in Chief

“Writers, by trade, tend to be more self-deprecating about their work than any other art form that exists.”  Make no mistake, it is just as much of an art form … Continue reading What Makes Someone a “Real Writer” Any More Than, Well, You? – Kelly Fitzharris Coody, Editor in Chief

There She Blows – by GEORGENE SMITH GOODIN

There She Blows by Georgene Smith Goodin     When dandelions go to seed, they look like full moons. Like planets. An entire galaxy dots your yard, begging to be … Continue reading There She Blows – by GEORGENE SMITH GOODIN

God’s Boy – by JON FERN

God’s Boy For my Mother He is loved by omission Who, through heaven’s hot-white eye, Stutters in the lost hills Without his whole heart. Till someone taps the glass He … Continue reading God’s Boy – by JON FERN

Fawn – by ANI KEATEN

Fawn   You will remember this as the most obedient relationship, most quiet, complacent, cooperative couple, most easily categorized roles. You will look back on pristine arms touching, hair falling … Continue reading Fawn – by ANI KEATEN

Art with Toby Penney

The Darkness Game – by KATE MURDOCH

The Darkness Game   It was a combination of things. His name, Louis. His nose, broken when he was thrown over the handlebars of his bike aged five and landed … Continue reading The Darkness Game – by KATE MURDOCH