Archive for January, 2015

2014 Year End Top Ten: Nathaniel Tower

Dear reader, below you will find the second installment of our year-end series, 2014 Year End Top Ten. These are simple lists by writers and editors Literary Orphans Journal has a respect for, meant to draw attention to notable work of the past year, with a special emphasis on the underground writing/music/art/film/everything scene! We will be posting these lists […]

Scott Waldyn reviews “Deadly Odds” by Allen Wyler

In the highly competitive realm of fast-paced crime thrillers, the descriptor “page-turner” is often used by reviewers as a critique, letting readers know that said book isn’t “dullsville.” But does something labeled as a “page-turner” necessarily mean it’s good?   “It ain’t no Victorian era romance, that’s for sure.”  — John Doe of the John […]

Bearing Witness: A Review of Lamont B. Steptoe’s “Meditations in Congo Square” by Sean William Lynch [REPRINT]

“They now call this place out if its name / After one of their own who trafficked in human flesh…” Philadelphia’s Congo Square lies a block away from the most recognized historic building in America, Independence Hall, where the Founding Fathers began their rebellion against the British Empire. The park, more commonly known as Washington […]

2014 Year End Top Ten: Gessy Alvarez and Matthew Guerruckey

Dear reader, below you will find the first installment of our year-end series, 2014 Year End Top Ten. These are simple lists by writers and editors Literary Orphans Journal has a respect for, meant to draw attention to notable work of the past year, with a special emphasis on the underground writing/music/art/film/everything scene! We will be posting these […]