Ancient Paths brings you quality poetry, short fiction, and art from a variety of contributors. The literary magazine was founded in 1998 by Skylar Hamilton Burris. Seventeen issues were published in print between 1998 and 2011. In 2012, the Ancient Paths literary magazine went online. You can now read new works for free whenever they are published on the Facebook page or as they are archived on the blog.
Ancient Paths has nominated several poets and writers for the Pushcart Prize, and the literary magazine was a 2000 Writer's Digest National ‘Zine Publishing Awards Merit Winner. You can view a complete list of the hundreds of poems, short stories, and art works we have published in print and online since 1998.
Readers can also order a copy of two past printed issues: Issue 17 and Issue 16. Proceeds from the sales of printed copies of past issues of the magazine are used to maintain the website and pay authors and poets for their contributions.
If you are interested in submitting work for consideration, please be sure to review and follow the complete submission guidelines.
"Thus saith the Lord, 'Stand in the ways, and see, and ask for the ancient paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.'" - Jeremiah 6:16