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 18, 2018

The campus of Franklin and Marshall had opened its doors to the public shortly after the semester started to the first production of the 2018 F&M Player season. Legally Blonde the musical is based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture....

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...

October 25, 2017

We are proud to present you with the following pieces that we have decided to nominate this year for the Pushcart Prize.

Surviving by Sara Stevenson - Fiction

Once Upon a Jerusalem by Hebatullah Issa - Creative Nonfiction

1995 by Alex Moyenne - Poetry

Lost to this World by...

October 3, 2017

              North and Central by Bob Hartley follows Andy, a thirty-five-year-old bartender on Chicago’s West Side in the late 1970s.  He has spent years watching the neighborhood fall into decline and serving drinks to the city’s corrupt cops.  At the start of the n...

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