Sphinx of Ink

by Holly Woodward

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What surprising, fascinating stuff can you tell us about the origin, drafting, and/or final version of “Sphinx of Ink”?

Literature is a love affair with questions. Fiction is a cocktail of obsession and confession. Obsessions are mostly about the obsessed one and not about the object. What a rush to pour ourselves into an object: we leave our shells behind and become someone else for a spell.


Check out the write-up of the journal in The Writer.

Matter Press recently released titles from Meg Boscov, Abby Frucht, Robert McBrearty, Tori Bond, Kathy Fish, and Christopher Allen. Click here.

Matter Press is now offering private flash fiction workshops and critiques of flash fiction collections here.


Poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction/prose poetry submissions are now open. The reading period for standard submissions closes again December 15, 2023. Submit here.


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