Featured Lit Mag: Palooka

The "Underdog" rocks

Jul. 8, 2011
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Palooka Literary Journal is doing a lot of great things. And while I think the term "underdog" hardly applies to a journal of this high caliber, I'm more than happy to play along. If you're an aspiring writer, you should be reading this journal. Why? Because the editors at Palooka know what they're doing. 

 I'd like to share my fave story I've read recently just to give you a better idea of where my mind is. From "Scratch," by Dustin M. Hoffman:

Morris slides in front of next customer, orders another Giraffetastic, and he's scratching again, deep on his safari, aiming into tall rustling grass. And then he's back, staring at himself in security glass with no matches. There goes the bread. He jingles change in his pocket, pulls out forty-nine cents plus the dime. The give-a-penny is full today. It's a generous world that wants Morris to win. He fishes out the change in one scoop. Zachariah glares behind the glass, so Morris tinks the extra pennies he doesn't need back into the give-a-penny. Before he has a chance to get his last shot, another customer slides in.


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I strongly encourage a good hour or so spent at this site from time to time. And for God's sake, support them! If every writer supported just one literary journal, we'd all be wealthy. Not $$$-wealthy, but wealthy in spirit at the very least.


Ken Brosky


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