July 11, 2023

Encouraging Pushback from Writers: An Industry Standard Break

One of the standards I have run across many times myself as a writer and journalist has been that of punishing writers for speaking their minds and expressing their voices. I can think of many times a professor, a fellow journalist, or writer’s club member has mentioned being suppressed at the hands of their editor(s). The editor holds all the power.
June 30, 2023

Poetry Special 2023, the MockingOwl Roost

The MockingOwl Roost Poetry Special 2023 is finally here! After a lovely sabbatical taken by the staff, we're eager to share this beautiful collection of poetry with the world! The contributors and staff have created some truly stunning poems spanning the skies, the seas, and the earth. May you read and delight in the beauty of these works from around the world.
April 15, 2023

Unknown and Unseen – Triannual Issue

Unintentionally, the MockingOwl Roost family chose this topic, Unknown & Unseen, for our first triannual issue in 2023 for a time in which the family would […]
December 15, 2022

Yugen – Volume 2, Issue 6 of the MockingOwl Roost

Each piece published by our contributors and staff have this sense of "otherness" in the in-between space where words are never enough. Being a publication full of words, this was a unique challenge for authors, perhaps, but the community has done a beautiful job of showing this challenging space through stories that help give words to those feelings.
June 1, 2022

The MockingOwl Roost Special Issue: The Sleeper of R’Lyeh

Today, we're thrilled to publish a unique, special issue of the MockingOwl Roost - our first special issue.

Enjoy the stunning artwork of The Mad Artist (Derek Roper) and the writings inspired by the work, coming from the MockingOwl Roost staff.

January 15, 2022

The MockingOwl Roost Volume 2, Issue 1: Exploration

It's official! The MockingOwl Roost is now one year old! We've got a brand new quarterly PDF issue for you to enjoy on the topic of exploration. New contributors and old, plus staff, share their views on exploration through poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, and more. Please enjoy!
December 31, 2021

One Year of Roosting: A Look Back on the First Year of the MockingOwl Roost

For me, being a part of MockingOwl Roost is part of a more significant thing that needed to be done within me, raising from the dead my ability to write.
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