Peace and stones

  They told me the pen was mightier than the sword, And so I studied words upon words until my vocabulary was far beyond that Of anyone else in my grade, even beyond many of my teachers. They said to stop the bullies with my words, And I taught myself to speak basic phrases of […]

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December’s issue: The Introspective Journey

  First of all, thanks to our readers and contributors for continuing to follow and support Synchronized Chaos magazine through the end of this year. We appreciate the variety of projects we’ve been able to help develop and publicize, and the many fascinating, unique, hardworking artists, authors, and readers we have met so far along […]

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Review of Kate Evans’ debut novel For The May Queen

  Kate Evans is a professor of English and Comparative Literature at San Jose State University and the author of a poetry collection, short stories, and essays, as well as this college coming-of-age novel. Warning – there are spoilers in this review concerning major plot points, although the novel is still enjoyable with the added […]

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Sara Waugh’s 2008 Mutatus Series – mixed media

    My multimedia works on paper are visual poems depicting the elements of life: birth, reproduction, the passage of time, transformation, and death. The imagery I use relates to these elements and is taken from botany and biology – seeds, fruit, plants, water, and parts of the human body. Life and living things are […]

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Arthur’s Harp – short fiction by David Cicerone

  A twisty experimental tale of creative curiosity and lost innocence. — editor Cristina Deptula “Autobiography,” Arthur said, “is an indiscriminate drinker.”                                                                       We were in Scotland’s Hollow, as we almost always were this time of night, and Arthur had just finished one of his glorious reveries, his second and last of the evening. The conclusion, […]

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Ivory Tower zine open to environmental/ecological submissions

Announcing that fellow zinester John Darling of the Ivory Tower (http://www.theivorytowerzine.com/) is now accepting submissions for their upcoming quarterly issue, this time with an ecological/environmental theme.  More information and guidelines can be found here: http://www.theivorytowerzine.com/submissions.htm I have perused Ivory Tower at times and found some unique, interesting work there and would like to support another […]

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Welcome to November’s issue: Choosing to Create amidst Challenges.

Hello, and welcome to the November issue of Synchronized Chaos! Thanks for the feedback on the webzine’s content and how we can best benefit authors and artists, and please continue the discussion. This month saw a small variety of highly individual submissions, each somehow presenting the theme of creation. Fletcher Goldin’s flash fiction piece’s speaker […]

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