After searching high and low in our literary and artistic circles, the Editors of The Violet Hour Magazine are very pleased to announce our latest recruit: Senior Poetry Editor Nicholas Dubé. Click here to learn more about Nicholas, and click here to read our updated Submission Guidelines. In honour of our expanded submissions pool, we… Read More Special Announcement: Poetry Submissions Now Open & Submission Deadline Extended!
Art Assorted Photos D.C. Nobes Excerpt: Fantastic ABCs Stephanie Crossman | Cora Touchette Fiction Perhaps Esther Park Jacks Lorette C. Luzajic Away Shrutidhora P. Mohor Nonfiction Louvred Richard M. Ankers Flower or Tree? Esosa Zuwa Way Too Hard Anne-Marie Smith
D.C. Nobes § D.C. Nobes is a scientist who spent the first half of his life in or near Toronto, Canada, then 23 years based in Christchurch, New Zealand, 4 years in China, and has now retired to Bali. He used to enjoy winter, but admits that he doesn’t miss the snow or the cold.
Esther Park Once, there was a man who walked a tightrope. He was an ordinary man, just like everyone else. He had it all. He had grown into a fine young man, lacking nothing. An education leading to a career leading to wealth leading to a stable family leading to children leading to children’s children… Read More Perhaps
Richard M. Ankers Pain slips in like light through a louvre blind. One tug and it’s there. One flash of gold, and everything else blurs. No one explains how pain can change everything. My father had his ailments, but stoic fellow that he was, took them. My mother and sister had ‘the curse’ as all… Read More Louvred
Lorette C. Luzajic No way to divide the booty fairly: there are four cola flavoured Mojos and a packet of Popeye candy cigarettes, and six of us kids from up and down the street. We divvy up the sticks and pretend we’re smoking. I leave them to fight over the taffy — I prefer the… Read More Jacks
Esosa Zuwa It hits me hard and fast, like a lightning bolt. The darkness of my skin solidifies into thick bark to build a fortress of protection in my heart. My feet escape from under me and stretch into the ground and I curl my toes into the searing dirt because I ground humanity. The… Read More Flower or Tree?
Stephanie Crossman | Cora Touchette Fantastic ABCs A high fantasy ABC book for toddlers! Written by: Stephanie Crossman | Illustrated by: Cora Touchette Anticipated Publication Date: Summer 2024 § Stephanie Crossman is a mother of two who loves fantasy. She has been working on Children’s fantasy books on and off for five years. Cora Touchette… Read More Excerpt: Fantastic ABCs
Anne-Marie Smith I woke up. I put drops in my eyes and then after squinting through the crosswords on my page, I went back to bed. Much warmer, and listening to the radio was as soothing as birds tweeting in a tree. I kept thinking about all the things left undone in my life, such as… Read More Way Too Hard
Shrutidhora P. Mohor A lonely game of beach soccer is your favourite pastime. You have always been an offside player, your best kicks disqualified. I, a rule-bound linesman, blowing my whistle to send you back midfield. Is the centre of no interest to you? I ask frustrated. It is. I love to look at it… Read More Away