Shiki's Strings & Small Things

is creating literature, music, literary journal, poetry, film

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The graceful chipper-inner--every penny helps: know that mountains are built of pebbles, and your gift gets the avalanche rolling. Not to muddle metaphors.
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At this rate, we'll be publishing at light-rate (or light speed). Your generous patronage puts you on par with Renaissance sponsors of the arts, and keeps our words in print.
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Top-notch, your pitch-in is a patronage that gives us a world of gratitude. And the resource to publish half-a-world in words and wonder, in the concrete material of at least 10 copies our our journal. Protecting art and small things of beauty is a great gift to us, to you, and to our readers and the world.




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Welcome to Shiki’s Strings & Small Things, a literary journal. Read on, and please patronize. Strings, like the beginning meander of a storyteller’s tongue, and small things–which make his word-weaving–are what we deal in.
To worry the ends more fully out of our name, please see haiku poet Shiki; and for small things, refer to Chesterton, mangers, child’s games, marbles and / or hobbits, including but not relegated to a multiplicity of unnamed ‘umble creatures.
In this cyber nook, you will find snapshots, excerpts and updates on the print side of the venture, as well as the opportunity to post letters to the editor(s), comments on the development, and submission guidelines if you are one of our ever welcome-willing-contributors.

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If we reach 15 patrons by Halloween, our magazine will host a gratis open-mic open-house evening in Boston. This event will include a poem-on-demand station, and an opportunity to hear some of our artists read or perform their work. All storytelling is narrative, and all narrative is epic when spoken: from crafter to listener.
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