Since its debut last June, Construction has grown into a dynamic forum for cultural bloggers, political commentators, creative writers, and artists, having featured figures such as The New Yorker’s Joan Acocella, the poet Uche Nduka, and the acclaimed fiction writer Mary Morris (not to mention Tolstoy and Chekhov)The magazine is, indeed, a professional effort that boasts high-quality writing on topics of national interest, including essays about the portrayal of heroines in action movies, and labor rights and the recall of Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin. Fiction seems to reflect stories that deal with current-day issues. The magazine is looking for fiction, poetry and essays. Those who'd like to submit are encouraged to follow the submissions guidelines. While the magazine doesn't pay contributors, the submission process is simple and free: writers email their work either as a Word doc or PDF file. Good News for a Fellow Writer (Could Lead to a New Market For You!) Writer Patricia Morin emailed great news recently. Her play, The Gatekeeper, won first place in the 2012 Fringe of Marin Playwright Contest. Congratulations, Patricia! And if you're a San Francisco Area playwright, consider starting work on next year's entry. Patricia went on to write:
I'm also pleased to announce that Top Publications Ltd., Dallas TX, has released Crime Montage. This is the second in my short-story series and includes: cozy, humorous, chick-lit, young-adult fantasy, paranormal, and a historical novella.Feel free to buy Patricia's book. By supporting her, you might also find a home for your mainstream fiction via Top Publications, a small publisher founded in 1999. Happy writing (and following those writing opportunities)!