June 13, 2018

Hi everyone!

My name is Harrison Yang, I’m a graduate of Pace University with a B.A. in English and a minor in computer information sciences. My passion is poetry. I’ve been writing, reading, and studying poetry for the past five years. My goal in the future is to be able to use my knowledge and skill to teach creative writing on a collegiate level. My most recent publications include Poet.Org and Z-publishing.

Along with writin...

June 13, 2018

“He was born with the gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad.”

So wrote Rafael Sabatini about his character André-Louis Moreau, an eighteenth-century, French lawyer who inadvertently sparked the French Revolution.

How cool would it be if someone introduced you like that?

The next time I meet a stranger, I want my friend to say, “She was born with a pen in her hand and a sense that the world was bonkers.”

Not just “Thi...

June 13, 2018

             My name is Clara Davis and I am excited to be interning at the Paragon Press this summer. I am a rising senior at the University of Virginia, majoring in English and Art History and minoring in French.

            As a double-major I’ve had the opportunity to cultivate several areas of academic interest. In the English department, I’ve largely focused on 20th century American literatur...

June 13, 2018

A post all about myself? How could I ever pass up this opportunity?

Hello readers, allow me to formally introduce myself. My name is Julianna Mitchell and I am going into my freshman year at Chapman University in Anaheim,CA  as a screenwriting major. However, I’m from somewhere world away from Anaheim, a small town on the Pennsylvania and Ohio border called “Beaver County.”

Beaver County, in the nicest way possible, it’s the abs...

June 13, 2018

Hello! My name is Liam Mayo. I’m a student at Bard College, in New York. I’m studying piano performance and written arts, concentrating on classical music, prose fiction, and journalism. I’m the research director for the Bard Free Press, Bard’s only student newspaper, and I’ve written pieces for that publication and the student news website Study Breaks. I haven’t had any fiction published yet, but I’ve written a good number o...

June 13, 2018

I am the editorial intern for The Paragon Journal this summer and part of the excited team creating KoAN literary magazine! As an introduction to me, I will tell you what I have known about I since day 1-

I am

100% Dominican therefore

110% a mix and jumble of ancestors from all corners of the world.

120% rebel against structure and lover of guidelines,

130% cannot help feeling for every small living being,

140% addicted to everythin...

April 4, 2018

In real life I’m a cynical person. I want people to suffer and I hold a grudge. Okay, that line made me sound like a psychopath. I’m not, sorta. What I’m trying to say is recently I had a lot of people do me wrong. Normally I would do extremely petty things to bother them and make them feel bad but this time I just don’t have the time or energy. I have realized that these people don’t matter and don’t deserve the time or energ...

April 4, 2018

We are at The Paragon Press are pleased to announce our upcoming anthology titled Crave: An Anthology of Addiction. If the title didn’t already give it away, it might be good to note that this anthology will be centered on the topic of addiction. We want to hear about your experiences, your answers to questions such as: What does it mean to have an addiction? Why do we make decisions that lead us down unhealthy, self-destructi...

March 22, 2018

My life currently has been like a book. I ended one chapter and am trying to start a new one. It all started with a group of friends of mine and my depression. While my depression got worse so did my friends. They ignored me, pushed me away and left me alone to rot. I felt more alone than I ever have before and during the whole thing I was just angry. The time that I needed friends the most these people that I surrounded mysel...

March 22, 2018

If you haven’t been living under a rock for the past few months, you’ve probably heard about the film Love, Simon. There’s been a lot of talk about the representation in this film, including an article in Time Magazine which questions whether modern teens even need that representation. Having seen the film this past weekend and being a ~gay teen~ myself, I can say without question: this movie was sorely needed.

The premise of t...

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