The Winter Silence of the Shore

The Winter Silence of the Shore

Not silence as I usually think of it–
But winter silence.
Winter silence of the shore.
The crash of waves that doesn’t sound like a crash at all.
The gentle scratching of sand as my heels dig in.
The panting of a lone dog on a walk with his owner that gets
Louder as they approach me, then fades away as they carry on,
Leaving me alone in the lovely winter silence once again.
The sound of my own breathing, my own heartbeat.
What’s absent enriches as much as
What’s present.

–Jessica Rosevear Fox


KTA – 5 is here!

Killing the Angel – Issue 5 is now available for sale on Amazon! Enjoy! This is our last issue for the foreseeable future, but stay tuned for other future projects!

Announcing Killing the Angel Press

We are very excited to announce the arrival of Killing the Angel Press for single titles! Our first publication is “After the Ballet,” a short story about the relationship between a newly-retired ballerina and her sister as they travel to southern France to claim a surprise inheritance from a long-lost aunt. Get your copy here!


KTA Poetry Event in Hoboken, NJ

Interested in a relaxing afternoon of inspiration, reading, and writing? Join us at Bwè Kafe in Hoboken, New Jersey on April 17, 2016 from 5-6 PM. Space is limited, so please register with us here! Hope to see you there!

Hoboken Writer's Workshop- Poetry & Place (1)

Issue 4 is here!

Featuring original work from eighteen authors, Killing the Angel – Issue 4 is now available! Get your copy here.



Issue 4 is underway!

We’re excited to announce that all pieces for Issue 4 (due out by Fall 2015) have been selected, and we are beginning the production process! The issue will feature a fantastic variety of voices, both seasoned and novice, from all around the world. This promises to be an amazing issue, and we can’t wait to share it with you. Catch up on Issues 1-3 before Issue 4 hits the stands by clicking here!

Happy New Year!

It’s been a great year for KTA, and 2015 promises to be even better. We’re getting ready for Issue 4, so feel free to submit your poetry and prose for our next annual issue. The deadline is March 1, 2015. We can’t wait to read your work!

KTA – Issue 3 Launch

Who: You!
What: KTA – Issue 3 Launch + Reading
Where: Hidden Grounds Coffee Shop, 106 Easton Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
When: Friday, 11/21/14, 7-9 PM
Why: To celebrate the launch of Killing the Angel – Issue 3!

KTA – Issue 3 Has Arrived!

We are beyond thrilled to announce that Issue 3 of KTA is available for purchase. The issue is chock full of exciting features, including work from our very own flash fiction contest winners, an inspirational writing prompt, and an engaging interview. What’s better in the fall than curling up next to the fire with a good read? Click here to order your copy!

Also, stay tuned for information about our upcoming Issue 3 official launch event! Issues 1 and 2 had wonderful launch readings, and we look forward to continuing that tradition with the newest KTA.

We welcome submissions for Issue 4. Check our our submissions page for details if you would like to submit your writing.



Flash Fiction Contest

Sharpen your pencils! Killing the Angel is launching our first ever FLASH FICTION contest.

Flash fiction is extremely short fiction. For this contest, your word count should be 500 words or less. Paste your submission in the body of an email and send it to killingtheangelmagazine [at] by April 30, 2014 (short fiction – short contest!). In the subject line, please write “Contest” followed by your title (the title is not part of the 500 word count).

First prize is $30 and publication in Issue 3 of Killing the Angel magazine (due out late summer 2014). Second and third prizes will receive $25 each and publication in Issue 3. Authors will retain all rights to their work. There is no submission fee.

We look forward to reading your work!

For everyone who submitted to Issue 3, we will be contacting you before the end of the month. Thank you for your interest and patience!