Shawna Platt

Paranormal & Psychological Thriller Author


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 In this issue:

Last Pick by Gianandrea Maoli
To Love in Darkness by David Connor
Paradise Cemetery by David A. Forrester
Miles With Gregg by Daniel J. Flore III
Wandering in the Garden by Laura Steeb
Breakfast Angel by William Locke Hauser
Letter To a Survivor by Bobbi Sinha-Morey
The Young Knight by Elin Johansson
A Spell by Judith Ann Levison
Blacktop by V.C. Night
Glad Hand by Donald L. Flynn
Fukushima Fallout: A Tale of Three Brothers by Don Maurer
Barren Death by Frank De Canio
Winter Storm by Shawna Platt

Publication Date: Aug 29 2016
1537374419 / 9781537374413
Page Count:184
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Language: English
Color: Black and White
Related Categories:
Literary Collections / General


Back Issues:

January 2014

April 2014

July 2014

October 2014

September 2015



Shadows & Light Submission Guidelines and General Information

I'm open to any genre with the exception of porn/heavy sexual content. Acceptable submissions include: short stories (up to 7,000 words), flash fiction, poetry, non-fiction, memoir, and self-help articles. Single space is preferred. Times New Roman-Size 12.

When sending attachments, please, make sure they're in a Word file/program. Otherwise, my computer refuses to open them.

All contributors accepted in Shadows & Light retain the rights to their work and are free to submit and publish said work in other magazines or anthologies.

Deadlines For Submissions:
Shadows & Light is a yearly anthology published in September. The deadline for all submissions is July 1st. I take a break from reading submissions September through December, so all submissions received during these months will remain unread until January. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Contributors will receive one print copy of the issue their work is published in. They are asked to help with the shipping and handling of their copy, however, this is not mandatory. If contributors would like additional copies, they can order them through me at a discounted rate, plus shipping and handling. As each issue is published, I will order all contributor copies and distribute them via CreateSpace. I will inform individual contributors when their copy has been mailed.

Send all submissions to with "Submission" in the subject of the email. Attachments are preferred for short stories, but poetry, flash fiction, and self-help articles can be placed in the text portion of the email.

Happy writing!


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