THE PARAGON JOURNAL BLOG 

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...

February 2, 2018

                 Literary magazines are actually hard to come by. You don’t see them around everywhere or really talked about. Which is honestly a shame. With literary magazines it gives new small authors a chance on having their work published and released. Literary m...

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 26, 2018

            Before authors would never self-publish. The thought of self- publishing was terrifying because how will anyone find their book. The book would be too expensive to make hundreds of paper copies and put into stores. Now self-publishing is almost the smart wa...

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

                I never had to do this before so let’s just start, I guess. I sit in my room in a mermaid onesie, that was bought for a lazy Halloween costume but is now a leisure suit of mine, and with my fairy lights plugged in. What an exciting weekend for a college...

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...

July 18, 2017

Emily Dickinson was one of the most influential poets of the nineteenth century. Hers is a name that even non-writers seem universally familiar with, and as for those people with a penchant for reading and writing, her work—famous for its innovative use of dashes—has c...

May 31, 2017

You have to admit that physical books have a certain sensuality to them—that warm paper smell, that swishing sound when you flip them open, the crease where you dog-eared a page because you couldn’t find your bookmark or a spare post-it note. I know that when I was a k...

May 21, 2017

It’s nice to meet you, anonymous Internet user! My name is Em—Em because there are many Emilys and slightly fewer Ems—and I’m going to be interning with The Paragon Journal this summer. It’ll be my pleasure to help promote new and emerging writers here, and I’m so exci...

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