Refreshing new literary journal, 3Elements Review, takes aim at literary scene

Refreshing new literary journal, 3Elements Review, takes aim at literary scene with creative ways to write stories.
CHICAGO - Aug. 15, 2013 - PRLog -- 3Elements Review, a brand new literary journal, is looking at ways to revitalize the literary scene with imaginative ways to write stories and bolster creativity. With mass communication as global as ever, 3Elements Review hopes to gain a following with its unique story approach through social media, by engaging with its network of readers and writers.

3Elements Review is also taking a more progressive approach and embracing technology, with a mobile version of its website that responds well to both tablets and smartphones; something a lot of other literary journals can’t attest to.

The idea for 3Elements came from a writing prompt that helped Editor-in-chief Mikaela Shea get through some tough bouts of writer’s block.

“There are days where no matter how badly you want to write, there is a deficiency of ideas,” Mikaela explained. “My boyfriend helped me by giving me three words to work with, to kick start my creative process that day. I wrote a story I was proud of,” said Mikaela.

The idea of course, is to write a story. But what sets 3Elements Review apart from most other literary reviews is their approach. Three, nearly random “elements” or words, are predetermined by the editors, hence the name of the magazine 3Elements Review, and all three elements must be used somewhere within the story; though their use should be in a creative way, in order to elevate the writing.

“It is the writer’s job to make sure that the story or poem built around the three elements is something we can’t put down,” Mikaela Shea says.

Writers, poets, artists and photographers can submit their work through Submittable, an easy-to-use, electronic submission manager, which takes the hassle out of the traditional submission process most are used to.

The three elements for their debut issue, due October 10, are: procession, tandem bicycle, and ache.

In addition to their quarterly review, 3Elements Review will be as interactive as ever in the coming months, with a yearly contest, creative ways for writers to tell mini-stories on Twitter, as well as spotlighting contributing writers on their website; and that’s not all. 3Elements Review will also be releasing a yearly anthology issue. A print version of 3Elements Review is also slated for the future.

3Elements Review’s founder, Mikaela Shea, believes they’re going to receive some exciting stories and poems with their writing format.

“We have already received some very impressive work by up-and-coming and established writers and artists. I think our debut issue will be something special.”

Writers, poets and artists, can submit their work at

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