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Brief Candle 5 Released

We finally finished the fifth issue of Brief Candle, our Shakespeare zine where we invite people from all walks of life to muse on Shakespeare. From fan theories about characters, to serious literary analysis, to reviews of Shakespeare-related books, to recipes, to how famous characters from Shakespeare would take their coffee, this zine has it […]

Eastcheap makes it to semi-finals of Shakespeare’s New Contemporaries

Poor Jack, farewell! We wrote. We edited. But, like most people who submit something to be published or accepted for the theater, our words did not conquer. The Last Syllable team decided to take a first crack at playwriting. (If Shakespeare could do it, why can’t we!?) The product of that effort was Eastcheap, a […]

Fog Released

We released a new poetry zine called Fog at the Philly Zine Fest last week. Zoa and I each submitted five poems, and our friend Emily did illustrations and designed the zine. We sold most of our copies at the fest but we have some left that we’ll put up on the store today.

Brief Candle 4 Released

Brief Candle Issue 4 was completed just in time for Philly Zine Fest last week. We sold most of our copies at the fest but we have a few left that we’ll be posting on the store today. This was the first issue of BC to come out after Zoa joined the editing staff, and […]

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Halloween Flash Fiction Showdown 2k18

Zoa and I had so much fun with our scary story competition last year that we decided to revive it this year. Below are two scary stories of 500 words or less, one written by me, one written by Zoa. We won’t tell you who wrote which story so as not to bias you. Read […]

Look on’t again I dare not

After a long string of new (to me) books, I recently decided to pick up one that I have read before: Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring. Rereading books was something that I did often as a teenager and young adult because I really enjoyed living in worlds where I knew I […]

Tear Him For His Bad Verses

Before I was anything else, I was a writer. I was probably eight or nine years old the first time that I sat down and wrote a story on my own, not for a school assignment, not because anyone asked me to, just because I wanted to. I still remember most of it, it was […]

Discovery (Fuck Seth MacFarlane)

Like any intelligent, cultured human being, I’m a huge fan of Star Trek. My early experiences watching Trek had a profound influence on my cultural and social ideas. It was Star Trek that introduced me to Shakespeare and to humanism. When I start looking for the seeds of the philosophies that have shaped my identity, […]