The gang is excited to announce that submissions are currently open for Issue 4 of Paradise in Limbo Literary Arts Magazine, and will stay open until October 31st, at 11:59 P.M.

Preparations for Issue 3 are currently underway, and we are hoping for a launch in August/September. More information on the launch party will be coming in the next few weeks, so stay tuned.

Also, keep an eye out for Thinking Core Press on some new social media outlets!


Greetings friends of the creative world! Hope the holiday season was peaceful and safe for you and yours. Just checking in with some updates regarding the magazine: those who submitted to us in the last year and a half or so for issue 3, I promise we have received your submission, and are in the process of making our decisions now that the submission deadline has passed. Word will be coming soon regarding your submission. Thanks to all who sent in work this time around, without your dedication we would not have the content necessary to produce the magazine. More information to come regarding an open mic-launch.

Some other literary events going on in the next few weeks:

This THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH, I will be hosting a reading group/writing workshop at the Corner Art Room, in Brighton, from 630-745. Anyone who is interested in discussing the books they are reading, and workshopping a new poem/short story/journal, should check out the group.


On FRIDAY, MARCH 2ND, at 630 pm, the Corner Art Room will be hosting an open mic, as part of their new series begun over the summer. We’ve had some great readers come to these open-mics, and would really like to see and hear more of the great writers the greater Boston area has to offer.

Send us an email with any questions you might have on these events, and if you know of any other readings and would like us to share them on this site, let us know!




Friends of the artistic world! So sorry for the delay in posting any new information on the magazine lately. Been a crazy year to say the least!

Some updates regarding issue 3:

we’ve had to delay our submission deadline for issue 3 a few times, but we have chosen a final date/time for taking in submissions – NEW YEAR’S EVE, December 31st, 2017, at 11:59 P.M. Please consider submitting if you haven’t before, and if you have before, submit again! Tell family, friends, classmates, anyone you think might be interested in trying to get their artwork published. Let’s progress the creative world!!

Check out the tab “Paradise in Limbo” for submission guidelines.

I also wanted to give a shout out to all those who were in attendance at the launch/open-mic celebration for issue 2, held on September 29th. We had a great time, and were so fortunate to have as many awesome people there as there were. Looking forward to more great nights of creative conversation in the future.

Tune in for more information regarding open-mics and other literary events soon!



Hey everyone,

hope you are all well during the beginning of this new year. I just wanted to pass along some updates regarding the magazine and a few others things…

Issue 2 is finished and available for purchase on Amazon as an E-book. The link to that can be found on the E-book tab of the website.

The launch party for the physical copy of issue 2 is set to happen as soon as the magazine is printed. This should be within the next month or so, hopefully. I will post updates about this as soon as I can.

The deadline for issue three has been changed from tonight to March 31, at 11:59 p.m. So everyone send along more beautiful work by then, so we can put together another talent-filled magazine.

Email me if you have any questions at thinkingcorepress@gmail.com




Hello friends,

we have some great news to share with you. Paradise in Limbo Issue 2 is now available to be downloaded as an e-book via Amazon:


Thanks to everyone who made this possible, it’s so exciting to be able to put out this second issue.

The submission period for issue 3 is now OPEN! Send us more of your wonderful work by January 31st at 11:59 p.m. and we will review it for issue 3.

Our paired poetry series, Freedom in Form, is also open for submissions:


Looking forward to reading more of your work!




Hi friends,

hope you had a wonderful and peaceful Thanksgiving. The holiday season is a great time to reflect on who we are and what we’re becoming; there is great potential for improvement during this time of year. Every moment is a chance to take steps to make negative aspects of our lives exist no longer. It’s all about adapting the right mindset and focusing on the good and what’s most important, with practice – friends and family are always a great place to start, then hobbies, talents, crafts, etc., things that only impact your life in a positive way. Remember, practice makes perfect, so you can’t expect yourself to be able to hyper-focus on meditative projects right off the bat; it takes time, and you have to really want it to make it happen…

Now that I’m done with my lecture, let me say a few things regarding the magazine and other projects related to it:

Paradise in Limbo will be available as an online e-book within the next few days; I’m adding the finishing touches to make it as complete as I can. It will be available for $5.00. If you submit and get accepted into the magazine, we will give you a free contributor’s copy, so send us your work for issue 3! Submissions are open until January 31st, 2017. If you have any questions let us know. We can be reached at thinkingcorepress@gmail.com. Here is the link to submitting for Paradise in Limbo Literary Arts Magazine.

In other news, we are open for submissions for Freedom in Form, our paired poetry series. If you are interested in matching up a couple of your poems with mine for an issue, do not hesitate to reach out with some of your poems. Here is the link to information on Freedom in Form. It is for sale for 3.00

If any of you great artists out there have an idea for a collaboration on a project, please reach out. We’re always looking to expand our network of friends. Again, we can be reached at thinkingcorepress@gmail.com. Send us your ideas! Have a great rest of your Sunday, and best wishes for a happy week ahead.



Hello hello,

hope everyone is well. Everything is shaping up for a holiday release of issue 2 of Paradise in Limbo. The location is not set in stone yet, and neither is the exact date, but it should take place either before or after the holidays. I will, of course, post all that information here as soon as that is all figured out. But stay tuned.

Issue 2 will be longer than issue 1. We’re very lucky to have so many great artists sending us their work. We can’t wait until it’s printed out, and available for sale as an e-book via amazon. Online versions of issue 1, as well as Freedom in Form 1 and 2 can be found here.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend, and keep on doing the things that make you who you.



11/11/16 – Hey friends,

the weather has gone cold, but that doesn’t mean our spirits should also go cold. Hope this fall has treated you all well.

Updates on issue 2: I am nearly done with the files for issue 2, and as soon as they are ready they will be sent to a printer and be printed out and be available for sale. All artists whose work is featured in the magazine receive a free issue, so send along some work and get yourself a contributor’s copy!


11/01/16 – Hey everyone,

first off, let me say how much of an honor it is to receive the submissions we have for issue one and two of this project. I have put Paradise in Limbo issue 1, as well as Freedom in Form issue 1 and 2, for sale on Amazon as kindle e-books. Any money we make on our products goes into the cost of creating them. We are pumped to have taken this step in sending our work out to a mass audience.

I am working on the files for issue 2, and having a great time with it so far. It is looking to be right around the same amount of pages as issue 1, and will feature some familiar faces from issue 1. I will have more news on progress in the coming days.

In other news, now that submissions have closed for issue 2, they are officially open for issue 3! If you didn’t get a chance to send work over for our most recent issue, now is your chance to do so early on into open submissions this time around!


10/30/16 – Hello friends,

hope you are enjoying this beautiful fall weather. I wanted to let everyone know that we will be making Paradise in Limbo, as well as Freedom in Form, available for sale on Amazon.com. I will attach the proper link information tomorrow when I’ve posted everything up, in hopes that some of you may be help us out financially, in order to keep the magazine in circulation.

We are still getting amazing submissions for issue 2, and I wanted to pass along one more reminder that the deadline the issue ends tomorrow night, at 11:59 p.m. Anyone who has meant to send along a submission try and remember to do so by tomorrow night. Once the deadline comes around for issue 2, submissions will immediately open for issue 3.


10/25/16 – Submissions for issue two are coming to a close, and we’re so excited for everyone to see the amazing work we’ve compiled into this second issue. There hasn’t been a location or date set for when the launch party will take place, but somewhere in the Boston/Cambridge area for sure.

In other news, today I created a page on our website for our chapbook series, Freedom in Form. The books consist of paired sets of poems by myself, Dan Carey, and one other poet. So far there has been two of these, one featuring Mollie Chandler, and the other featuring PJ Carmichael. More are in the process of being created, and today I posted that I am open to working on pairing poems with anyone interested in the project enough to send some of their work over.

As of now, issue 2 is over 45 pages, and we can’t wait to see how it comes out. Stay tuned for more information; I will try and get in a habit of keeping everyone up to date in a blog-like fashion by posting on this as much as I can.


9/09/16 – We had an amazing time hanging with everyone at the launch party for Paradise in Limbo last Friday, thank you all who came out to support the inaugural issue. We had some amazing readers for our open-mic, thank you to everyone who read!

In other news, submissions are open for issue 2, so please send us your work! Calling all artists! We’re so thankful to all who are thinking about the magazine enough to submit to it, all the support is inspiring.

Also, if anyone is interested in buying a copy of the magazine, get in touch with us at our email, thinkingcorepress@gmail.com

8/29/16 – We at Thinking Core are pumped for this Friday, and the inaugural launch of Paradise in Limbo. The launch will be held at Refuge Cafe in Allston, 155 Brighton Avenue. There will be an open mic, as well as merchandise for sale. We hope to see you there!

8/12/16 – Some more exciting news: Thinking Core Press will release a free online E-Book of Paradise in Limbo Issue 1 at the end of today, August 12. Stay tuned in the early evening for it to appear as a free PDF to download. We hope you enjoy our inaugural issue as much as we enjoyed making it. Thank you, everyone, f

8/11/16 – We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a launch party/open mic for the inaugural issue of Paradise in Limbo Literary Arts Magazine. It will be held Friday, September 2nd, 2016, at Refuge Cafe, 155 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA. The first issue will be available for sale, and the open mic will begin at 7:30, with a 7:00 signup/beginning time. We are so excited to see you there!


7/28/16 – So it’s a bit of a overcast Thursday afternoon here in Lower Allston. Thinking Core Press is relaxing and going over files for Paradise in Limbo today. We are all caught up with our submissions thus far, and are eagerly waiting for more!

For anyone interested in an OPEN MIC reading, there is one in Wakefield tonight – Facebook info is posted below:


The reading will be run by the people over at Mass Love Distro, a local publisher of zines, albums, and other merch. They are great, creative-minded people, reach out and meet everyone tonight at 7PM in the Lucius Beebe Memorial Library!

7/27/16 – the team at Thinking Core Press is proud to say we have been receiving some amazing submissions for issue 1 of Paradise in Limbo Literary Arts Magazine. The first issue of the journal will feature a variety of people, from Suffolk University professors to pedestrians who saw our flyer on the street. It’s been an absolute pleasure going over these submissions, and the selection process has been difficult, due to overwhelmingly outstanding work from so many people. Let’s keep the ball rolling and rack up as many submissions as possible before the deadline this Sunday night, at 11:59 p.m.!