Five Things to Remember When Submitting Your Writing

It’s no secret that one of the more frustrating aspects about being a writer is the submission process, especially if the outcome of that process brings a brief rejection letter. Sure, one rejection stings, but it’s when those rejections start heading for the double-digits that things start to get painful. This is often the point … More Five Things to Remember When Submitting Your Writing

Book Review: The Undeniable Power of ‘Nasty Women’

Since 404 Ink’s first announcement of the book on Twitter, Nasty Women has been turning heads both within and beyond the publishing industry. The essay collection, inspired by the bigoted commentary of President Trump, aims to tell the real stories of 21st century women and their experiences. Though a seemingly simple concept, Nasty Women is … More Book Review: The Undeniable Power of ‘Nasty Women’

Three Reasons to Cheer for Independent Publishers

I like to think of independent publishers as little minnows swimming bravely into ponds dominated by big fishes. Despite having competition in every corner, independents carry on with their end goal in sight. Now, you must also understand that when I say “independent publishers”, I don’t mean self-published authors. I am speaking of those small … More Three Reasons to Cheer for Independent Publishers

But, It Won’t Always Be This Way: A Testament to Depression

The morning light filters in your window as your alarm clock loudly announces the coming of another day. You swat at the snooze button, silently begging for only a few more moments of peace. Sleep is the only escape you’ve found these days, though you never feel rested. Once you’ve opened your eyes, you stay bundled under … More But, It Won’t Always Be This Way: A Testament to Depression

Album Review: SPiVEY – ‘Chief’s Hideout’

If you haven’t heard, Lubbock’s one-man band has a new EP. That’s right, folks, SPiVEY has new music that you should be listening to. While Chief’s Hideout was released in December of 2016, I feel that it hasn’t garnered the attention it deserves. I’m not just saying that because SPiVEY is one of the coolest … More Album Review: SPiVEY – ‘Chief’s Hideout’