PEORIA, IL --From a news release:
DOWNSTATE STORY VOL. 24 NOW AVAILABLE FREE ON THE WEB
Ten new short stories by Illinois, Midwestern and other writers are featured in the 2015 edition of Downstate Story, Peoria's only literary magazine for fiction. Downstate Story is now published only on the Web at www.downstatestory.com
The writers in this issue are Pepper Bauer of Mapleton, IL; Susan Duke of East Peoria, IL; Paul Cioe of Rock Island, IL; Marie Anderson of LaGrange, IL; Margaret Lisle of Beverly Shores, IN; Rebecca Lane of Anderson, IN; Margaret Brinton of San Diego, CA; Thomas Lane of Forest Hills, NY; Harris Leonard of North Bethesda, MD; and Steve Slavin of Brooklyn, NY.
These outstanding writers include several with long lists of publications in other literary magazines, and some have authored books.
Published by Downstate Story, Inc., an Illinois not-for-profit corporation, the annual publication aims to present original fiction by Illinois writers and writers with ties to Illinois and the Midwest as a quality alternative to today's mass-market publishing.
For this Web edition, readers are asked for donations to help defray publishing costs. All writers are paid for their work.
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