Peoria’s only literary magazine for fiction, Downstate Story, just released its 2019 edition. It is now published only on the web at www.downstatestory.com.
Writers in this issue include:
Loren Logsdon of Eureka, IL; Marie Anderson of Western Springs, IL; Duke of East Peoria, IL; Connie Cook Smith of Canton, IL.; Pepper Bauer of Mapleton, IL; Grazina Smith and Jessica Gorogianis, both of Chicago, IL.; Audrey Carli of Iron River, MI.; Arlene Shovald of Salida, CO.; and Ralph Hayes of Grand Rapids, MI.
The magazine is published by Downstate Story, Inc., an Illinois not-for-profit corporation. Publisher Elaine Hopkins said 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.