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Wolfsword Press Launches Conclave: A Journal of Character


New journal focuses on character-driven writing and photography

CHICAGO, Illinois – April 25, 2008 – A group of writers who met as competitors in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest, have evolved into collaborators on a new literary magazine, Conclave: A Journal of Character. Conclave is an annual print journal that focuses on character-driven writing in contemporary fiction, nonfiction, dramatic excerpts, poetry, and photography.

Eager to showcase some of the talent from the ranks of Amazon contest participants, as well as to promote the writing of talented authors and artists around the world, Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award semifinalist Valya Dudycz Lupescu created the journal.

“Conclave will feature poetry and prose that makes you laugh, think, feel, or remember,” said Dudycz Lupescu, editor and founder of Conclave. "We hope the writing in our journal will not only entertain and inform, but also introduce readers to unforgettable characters who will stay with them long after they’ve finished reading.”

While hundreds of literary journals exist in print and online, many are tied to University presses run by their English departments. Conclave will be published by non-profit Wolfsword Press, based in Chicago, Illinois. The editors plan to publish new, as well as established writers, while appealing to a readership beyond University libraries and subscriptions.

“Conclave’s focus on character-driven stories makes it an ideal venue for personal essays, those thousand-word pictures of how we choose to live our lives” said New Yorker Stephanie Feuer, one of Conclave’s nonfiction editors. “I’m looking forward to reviewing the submissions"

Conclave will also feature photographs to complement the writing.

“We are looking for black and white photographs of pristine composition and interesting content that evoke personality, an unforgettable story, or a compelling emotion,” said Dudycz Lupescu.

Writers and photographers can find more information about Conclave: A Journal of Character and can submit online at:


About Conclave: A Journal of Character:
An annual print journal that focuses on character-driven writing in short stories, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and prose poems, Conclave also includes black and white photographs and excerpts from plays: monologues, scenes, single acts, or one-act plays. Created by Valya Dudycz Lupescu and her husband Mark Lupescu, the debut issue of Conclave will premier this Fall 2008.


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