Winter 2015 - Final Contributors: Ben Coon (story); Donna M. Davis (poems); Heath Brougher (poem); Joan McNerney (poem); John Grey (poem); Lorna Pominville (poems); Norma West Linder (poem); Paul Davis (poem); Sara Etgen-Baker (story); Teresa Karlinski (story); Yuan Changming (poem)

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Halycon--Winter 2013 Is Online

Hello and welcome to Halcyon's first birthday! It's been quite a year! Looking forward to another four terms. Click the '2013' tab to see the current issue. Feel free to comment.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Accepting Winter 2013 Submissions

Welcome to Halcyon Magazine! 

Halcyon is scheduled to be online by 11pm December 21, 2013.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

NEW: Halcyon Magazine Photography & Writing Contest

Click the "Contests" tab for current competitions.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Accepting Submissions for the Fall Issue

Welcome to Halcyon Magazine! I hope you are having a cool and relaxing summer. The reading schedule for the fall edition is open and will continue until September 1, 2013.

I am looking forward to this colorful issue. The content and accompanying images made the spring and summer editions beautiful. But oh, the fall publication will be breathtaking!

Henry David Thoreau wrote an example of the type of writing I want in the fall issue.
Notwithstanding the universal barrenness, and the contiguity of the desert, I never saw an autumnal landscape so beautifully painted as this was. It was like the richest rug imaginable spread over an uneven surface; no damask nor velvet, nor Tyrian dye or stuffs, nor the work of any loom, could ever match it. There was the incredibly bright red of the huckleberry, and the reddish brown of the bayberry, mingled with the bright and living green of small pitch pines, and also the duller green of the bayberry, boxberry, and plum, the yellowish green of the shrub oaks, and the various golden and yellow and fawn-colored tints of the birch and maple and aspen, each making its own figure, and, in the midst, the few yellow sand-slides on the sides of the hills looked like the white floor seen through rents in the rug. Coming from the country as I did, and many autumnal woods I had seen, this was perhaps the most novel and remarkable sight that I saw on the Cape. Probably the brightness of the tints was enhanced by contrast with the sand which surrounded this tract. (cite source below)
Notice the description; his word choices bring the paragraph to life by including specific colors. Another example of autumn description is found in John Keat's poem "To Autumn." Whether you submit poetry, haiku, fiction, nonfiction, or recipes, show me specifics. Fill the submission with the senses of the season.

Keywords and concepts to jump start ideas for the fall issue: maple leaf, apples, thanksgiving, change, harvest (effects of doing/saying good things), horn of plenty, dialogue between the leaves and sun, lengthening days, brown fields, good things coming to an end, and preparation.

Notwithstanding_the_universal_barrenness_and_the_contiguity_of. Columbia World of Quotations. Columbia University Press, 1996. (accessed: July 02, 2013).

Friday, June 21, 2013

Summer Edition is Online!

Halycon - Summer 2013 is available to view. Click the '2013' tab and it will take you there. This is the biggest issue I have ever published, and I've been doing it since 2006! Feel free to comment.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Calling for Summer Submissions

Special incentive! Details at the bottom of the "Submit" page!


The reading schedule for the upcoming summer issue is open! I was most impressed with the content in the spring edition. I can't wait to see what literary talents surface for the one in July.

The summer season defines the meaning of Halcyon: relaxing, tranquil, peaceful times. I'm looking for hazy lazy summer-related submissions. When the reader goes through the magazine, I want their blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing to slow down! Show it through stories, poems, essays, non-fiction, recipes, how-tos, and fillers. See the 'submit' tab for guidelines.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Halcyon Branches Out

I am launching a new online magazine based on Halcyon 'uplifting' content. It will still have beautiful images, heart-warming stories and poems, and inspiring content. 

Introducing Praise Writers! A Halcyon-related magazine with Christian content.

Click here for website.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The Spring Issue

What an issue this is going to be! Such inspiring submissions so far. Halcyon is open to manuscripts until March 1, 2013. Spring is an exciting season--full of colour, growth and warmth. The content will fit in nicely because Halcyon is all about being inspired to think positive! I am accepting poetry, haiku, short stories, articles, essays, quotes, and tips.

If you need ideas, the following words may help: (A) April  (B) baby animals, baseball beginnings, birth, bloom, blossom, born, breeze, bud, bulbs, bunny, butterfly  (C) chicks, crocus  (D) daffodil, daydream  (E) Easter, eggs   (F) flowers, foal, fountain, freshness  (G) gardens, green, grass, growth  (H) hatch, hyacinth  (I) June  (L) lamb, life cycle  (M) March, May, melt  (N) narcissus, nest     (P) puddles, pussy willows  (R) rabbit, rain, rainbow, raincoat, rebirth, robin  (S) season, seeds, showers, snowdrop, spring, spring break, spring cleaning, sprout, storms, sunshine, swans  (T) tadpole, thaw, tulip  (U) umbrella  (W) warming, weather, windy

The following abstract ideas are acceptable associations with spring:
(A) attraction  (C) cleansing (emotional)   (F) forgiveness  (P) positive thinking  (R) renewal, resurrection (emotional)  (S) second chances   (T) transformation. If you base your submission on these concepts, include spring-related words.