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THEMA, the theme-related journal, has three goals. One is to provide a stimulating forum for established and emerging literary and visual artists. The second is to serve as source material and inspiration for teachers of creative writing. The third is to provide readers with a unique and entertaining collection of stories, poems, art and photography.

Current Issue

We Thought He'd Never Leave

Cover photograph by VHoward

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Our deepest apology to ELEANOR LEONNE BENNETT whose photographs appear twice in the current issue. Computer imps skittered through our system and changed her name from Eleanor to Elizabeth. Her work has appeared several times in THEMA, including a cover photograph for WHO KEEPS IT TIDY? Visit her website at http://www.eleanorleonnebennett.com/


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Issue under production...
Golden Isn't Silent
(29:1, spring 2016)

Manuscripts accepted...

Lost in the Zoo
(29:2, summer 2016)

Manuscripts under consideration...

The Neat Lady and the Colonel's Overalls
(29:3, autumn 2016)


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