Why do Book Festivals Matter?

Once a year at the beginning of October, literary chaos in the form of vendors, publishing houses, entrepreneurial writers and slam poets make their way to Collingswood, NJ for a day of writing, reading and book selling. The last two years, rain has plagued the festival but has never fully managed to stop the excitement….

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Modern Fairytale: An Interview with Andréa J. Onstad

In our most recent issue of Apeiron Review, we featured the short story “The Cat and The Tree” by Andréa J. Onstad. The story reads like a fairy tale or bedtime story. Though the work features heavy elements of tragedy, the story is told with an almost motherly sense of care and reassurance, making this…


Cheryl Smart: Issue 9

Cheryl Smart, author of “Red Dresses” from Issue 9 of  Apeiron Review, is the nonfiction editor of the University of Memphis’ The Pinch. “Red Dresses” snagged my attention from beginning to end, and I found myself thinking that it was too short and just the right length and simply perfect all at once. The timelessness of…


So it Goes

Admittedly, the title of this post is a bit dramatic, especially in the Vonnegut sense since I am not about to inform you of someone’s demise. It is still an apt phrase, though. The “it” of the sentence is Apeiron and it certainly goes, or is going. Verbage aside, I’m here to update you with what…

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A Reflection: Word-Struck at The Harvest

The ambiance in the room is dim and friendly. Regulars greet each other, the bar tender shakes and pours, mixes and presents, the live band plays with the easy familiarity of men who have played together for years (or at least are experienced enough to fake it). My first impression of The Harvest Open Mic,…

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Travel Advice for Book Nerds

If you’re a bookworm and a story junkie like myself, then you know that summer can be the best and worst of times. There is so much more time to read and so much less to do. There is nothing like sitting in the sun, on a beach, reading a good book while feeling the…


5 Resources to Stay in the Philly Literary Know

Are you like me? Do you ever get super upset when you miss an event in Philadelphia? Do you say things like, “I was right around the corner when that was going on!” or “I could have gone. I wasn’t doing anything??!!” If you are like me, then this article is for you. As an…

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