THE PARAGON JOURNAL BLOG 

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...

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 tha...

March 4, 2018

While I’ve written a fair amount of poetry myself, I have to admit that I don’t actually read it that often. Figuring out my favorite poet or poem, then, was a difficult task, and I ended up having to go all the way back to what high school Sam would have thought. The...

February 25, 2018

Over the past decade, our society’s ideas of what constitutes being ‘literate’ have been in a state of flux. The popularity of the internet continues to grow exponentially and our means of entertaining ourselves evolve alongside it. Physical books and print media becom...

February 18, 2018

A few years ago, my best friend gifted me a collection of short stories written by Tim Pratt. The cover featured a small child, blonde, standing atop a pile of mechanical parts and reaching out toward a balloon. I didn’t think much of the gift at the time. I was gratef...

February 15, 2018

John Mayer may not be that cool of a guy, but he got one thing right. In the realm of visual art, the human body is a wonderland. More and more often in contemporary art, we are seeing pieces which use the body in some way – whether as part of the piece itself or as a...

February 5, 2018

All writing possesses an element of truth, from the most basic textbook to the most elaborate high fantasy novel. Truth is what pulls readers, allowing them to catch glimpses of themselves in often impossible situations. Suspension of disbelief only goes so far, after...

January 31, 2018

Let’s face the facts: there are a lot of literary magazines out there. This isn’t a bad thing, of course. As a reader, having so many different perspectives to choose from is actually pretty cool. It can be significantly less cool, however, when you’re starting out wit...

January 24, 2018

Print is dead, and unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade, you’re probably tired of hearing about it. In the years since eBooks entered the public lexicon, they have undoubtedly grown to dominate their printed counterparts, particularly in the realm...

January 17, 2018

What’s popping, internet? If you haven’t thrown your laptop, phone, etc. in the garbage out of disgust, it’s an absolute pleasure to meet you. My name is Sam, and I’m going to be interning for The Paragon Journal over the new couple of months. As you might be able to t...

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