Saturday, November 28, 2015

Coming Soon! SHALLA Magazine Special Edition of Thoreau's Wild Apples and works by Gary Beck Andrew Hogan John Kaniecki

"Every wild-apple shrub excites our expectation thus, somewhat as every
wild child. It is, perhaps, a prince in disguise. What a lesson to man!", Henry David Thoreau (1862)

In the contemplative "Wild Apples", Thoreau illustrates the essence of people as it parallels with wild apples.

SHALLA Magazine's Special Edition of "Wild Apples" by  Henry David Thoreau features artistic, vintage art and photography from the 1800s and works by Gary Beck, Andrew Hogan, John Kaniecki, etc  Edited by Shalla Art

Shalla Art's short stories have appeared in magazines such as the Mad Hatters Review and her skits have been performed at the Stella Adler Theatre. Shalla, a former writer and producer of a health and fitness cable show, is currently writing a new novel. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

Henry David Thoreau July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) was an American authorpoet,philosopherabolitionistnaturalisttax resisterdevelopment criticsurveyor, and historian. A leadingtranscendentalist,[2] Thoreau is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay Resistance to Civil Government (also known as Civil Disobedience), an argument for disobedience to an unjust state.

Gary Beck has spent most of his adult life as a theater director, and as an art dealer when he couldn’t make a living in theater. He has 11 published chapbooks. His poetry collections include: Days of Destruction (Skive Press), Expectations (Rogue Scholars Press). Dawn in Cities, Assault on Nature, Songs of a Clerk, Civilized Ways (Winter Goose Publishing). Perceptions, Displays, Fault Lines and Tremors will be published by Winter Goose Publishing. Conditioned Response (Nazar Look). His novels include: Extreme Change (Cogwheel Press) Acts of Defiance (Artema Press). Flawed Connections (Black Rose Writing). His short story collection, A Glimpse of Youth (Sweatshoppe Publications). His original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off Broadway. His poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines. He currently lives in New York City.

John Kaniecki has been published by Struggle Magazine, The Blue Collar Review, Burning Books, Jerry Jazz, IWW Newspaper, Protest Poems, Flute, Black Magnolia, Left Curve, She Mom, Whisper, Vox Poetica and others.

Dr. Andrew Hogan published more than five-dozen professional articles on health services research and health policy. He has published forty-six works of fiction in the OASIS Journal (1st Prize, Fiction 2014), Hobo Pancakes, Subtopian Magazine, Twisted Dreams, Thick Jam, Midnight Circus, Grim Corps, Long Story Short, Defenestration, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, The Blue Guitar Magazine, Flash, Stockholm Review of Literature, The Beechwood Review, Short Break Fiction, Cyclamens and Swords, Children, Churches and Daddies, Spank the Carp, Pear Drop, Festival Writer (Pushcart Nominee), Lowestoft Chronicle, Fabula Argentea, Mobius, Thrice, The Lorelei Signal, Fiction on the Web, Sandscript, and the Copperfield Review.


Monday, October 27, 2014



Now   CLOSED for Submissions

From the Editor

Great news! SHALLA Magazine has been re-launched and we're open for submissions. All genres, welcome. If it fits our latest edition, we'll publish it.


SHALLA Magazine is a print magazine that publishes previously-published quality fiction (2,000 words or less) and poetry only. You can send us anything from haiku, limericks to flash fiction and short stories. What we are looking for is quality writing that works well with the art work and paintings we are featuring.

SHALLA Magazine  is sold online e.g.



Genres Published: 


Previously Published work only, please.




Possible Additional Formats: E-publication, Kindle, Audio



Reading Period: 

Jan 1 to Dec 31

Reporting Time: 

a week -6 months

Accepts Electronic Submissions: 


Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 


Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 



20% off copies only

 Frequently Asked Questions:Q: Would you like me to send you my work as an attachment or in the body of the email?

A: Both please. Sometimes the attachment does not download.

Q: Do I get a free PDF of the magazine?

A: No, because of copyright issues etc. We can't have PDFs of the magazine floating around. As a contributor, if you decide to purchase a copy, you do receive 20% off if you purchase it from (we will give you the coupon code).

Q: Can I proofread the magazine before it goes to print?

A: No, the editors do that. However, if you do see any errors in the print copy, please let us know.

Here is our first issue in years!

SHALLA Magazine: Heaven Is Vegetarian, Volume 1

It Begins! In Heaven Is Vegetarian: Volume 1, many of Shalla’s paintings are just starting to take shape. Here, they are still organically growing out their colors, textures, forms…

Excuse me, Da Vinci! Art is not like it was in the past.

Amazing printers have been invented since the days of Da Vinci, Picasso and Michelangelo and if you like the paintings featured in this book, you may order them larger or smaller, printed on canvas and repainted especially for you. Enjoy each one with its own touch of originality!

Each one is a Limited Edition of only 300 accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity, signed and numbered.

--Shalla the Artist

***Okay, so our first issue is an art book, but for our next issue, we like to incorporate well-written literary work as well.***

Please send your submissions to:

We also have our sister, Get Jazzy Talk, Dirty Magazine, using the same address, accepting submissions, so please indicate which magazine you would like to be considered by.