Every week, I write a review of a literary journal or genre magazine.
Faith Hope & Fiction is an online journal of fiction and poetry that is updated on a frequent if not regular basis.
What They Say About Themselves: “FaithHopeandFiction.com welcomes submissions of original short stories, essays, and poetry to “inspire and entertain,” which covers a lot of emotional territory. (No graphic sex or excessive four-letter language–think of this site as PG-13.) But if you write raw feelings, life unfiltered and uncompromised, and the search for some kind of meaning amid this chaos, we want to hear from you!”
Issue Reviewed: I reviewed the content available on the site in the week leading up to this review
Genre: Literary realism with spiritual themes
One Story I’ll Remember Not to Forget: “Delwyn’s Feather,” by Patricia Crisafulli. Elderly widower Delwyn is assisted to his daughter’s home for Christmas dinner by his son. Moved by the arrival of his divorced son’s children, Delwyn tells a story of his twin brother, who died early from polio. A pleasant but unconventional story about how the holidays elicit strong emotional reactions.
Exploding Helicopters: One Explosion. It’s the ideas, not the plot, that drive the stories.
Profanometer: Gee Willikers. Consistently clean language.