The Secret To Eternal Life

September 6, 2010
The Secret To Eternal Life

I accepted an entry-level position in the office of an envelope manufacturing company. I operated a mimeograph machine. Mimeograph machines existed before current copiers/Xerox machines/computers. Look in history books and you'll see a picture of one near the first printing press.
Read more »

My Husband, the Chevette

August 5, 2010
My Husband, the Chevette

For me, men are like cars. They have to be traded often. Cars depreciate from the moment you drive them off the lot. I did manage to trade up a couple of times. I got close to a Rolls, but I don’t see a golden chariot in my future.
Read more »

25 Songs I’d Be Happy to Never Hear Again

June 25, 2010
25 Songs I’d Be Happy to Never Hear Again

In the eighties—the greatest decade for music and pop culture—I was on top of the world and in-the-know about everything having to do with music. As I got older and the times changed, I lost interest. You may disagree, but listening Kurt Cobain scream "I feel stupid and contagious" wasn't nearly as interesting to...
Read more »

The Significance of Us

June 11, 2010

by Donatienne Voneche Whether this significance of being here behind This jigsaw shouts at me do not follow Whether the illusory of our weave Might make us to float without shadows I shall be the cord of your harp The sound won’t be as hollow as the binding of our previous sorrow The touch won’t...
Read more »

8 Rules for Romantic Comedies

June 11, 2010

by Andie Nash Character Names It is important that the two leads have charming, bite-sized first names. Acceptable names for male protagonists are Jack, Sam, and Max. These names work regardless of the character’s age, personality, or profession. The rules for naming female characters are a bit more complicated. Is she quirky? Go with...
Read more »

“A tangled relationship with longing…” Interview with author Clane Hayward

May 7, 2010

If you are a person who devours the written word, as I do, your own shit is never good enough. I mean, try making your way through David Foster Wallace’s "Infinite Jest" and then write your own book. It’s best to start from the position that it’s entirely hopeless. Then anything beyond that is...
Read more »

Editor’s Ramblings

New Look, Same Magazine

In the immortal words of the Brady kids:

When it's time to change, then it’s time to change
Don't fight the tide, come along for the ride, don't you see
When it's time to change, you've got to rearrange
Who you are into what you're gonna be

With the help of writer and webmaster Ian Shane, we have given ourselves a makeover. It was surprisingly easy and relatively painless. On the inside, we are still the same magazine. On the outside, we are slightly more fabulous.

Praxis takes pride in featuring established and up-and-coming writers. We are always looking for new material and fresh voices. Check out our submission guidelines to get an idea of the kind of work we are looking for, and peruse our stories to get a feel for what we like.

We update our content regularly, so read voraciously and check back often.

Cheers!

Andie Ryan
Editor