Category Archives: Authors

Update and a New Feature

We’re less than halfway through our open submission period and we’ve received over 200 submissions for issue VI! There were over 3500 pages viewed by 1100 visitors from the last week in April through last week. Thank you for the … Continue reading

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Submissions & New Work from a Favorite Author

We received our 150th submission on day 12 of our open submission period.  Thank you for the support! We are busy reading these early submissions and like what we’re seeing. Please keep them coming; we are open to submissions unit … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Strange Company” by Jean Ryan

Reviewer Matthew W Larrimore   Interest in Eco-lit is rising faster than sea levels and Jean Ryan’s “Strange Company;” the author’s 3rd full-length publication and 2nd collection of short stories may just breach the levy for some readers. Ryan plies … Continue reading

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What a weekend!

Four Ties’ first weekend open to submissions for Issue VI was rather successful. We received nearly 70 submissions; that includes our first two Graphically Storytelling submissions ever! Please keep those submissions coming and spread the word that 4Ties is open … Continue reading

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We are Open for Submissions

We are open to submissions for Issue VI Volume i. It is once again a themed issue; we’ll be returning to the idea of “Work” for our theme.  Whether it’s homework, housework, working on yourself, to save the planet, or about … Continue reading

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Next Up for 4Ties? 

We are working on the PDF version of the magazine for distribution. It should be posted in the next few days. Thanks for your patience.

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Last update for The Authors and Artists Speak

We just posted our last two updates for The Authors and Artist Speak. Robert Penick expounds on his short story “Connection” and how belief and mediocrity are sometimes at odds. Shahé Mankerian blows us away with his explanation of how … Continue reading

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International Video Update!

Our video update of The Authors and Artist Speak turns international today. Daniel Marshall tells us about Jeju Island, Korea that inspired his poem “fishermen.” Then Paul Smith gives us a verbal snap shot of Puerto Castilla, Honduras that is … Continue reading

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The Authors and Artists Speak Update!

Check out the new videos on our The Authors and Artists Speak page. We have three new writers telling us about their work; Charles Lobaito on “Locker #27 in the Freehold Big Lots! Breakroom,” Chris Abbate on “Like Water,” and … Continue reading

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Bios Posted

We posted short Author / Artist  biographies and the bios of our editorial staff late last week. We are humbled that so many talented folks would choose to contribute to 4Ties. If you haven’t seen them take a peek: Contributors and Editors . This week we’ll … Continue reading

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