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Steel Phoenix Writers Group   1 comment

The Steel Phoenix Writers Group is the reincarnation of the former Pagan Writers of Pittsburgh, which had been in existence for most of the past decade. They publish The Steel Cauldron, a literary magazine featuring the articles, stories, poetry, and artwork of local writers and artists.

In person meetings take place the third Thursday of every month, at 7 PM at the Barnes & Noble at Monroeville Mall. The meetings are mostly social but may include reviews, critiques, support, general writing news and discussion, and the never-ending book browsing. When the bookstore closes, the group often reconvenes at TGIFridays for dinner.

Many web-based connections exist for the group:

Steel Phoenix

Submissions are actively being sought for the next edition of The Steel Cauldron! All poetry, short stories, personal essays, and artwork are welcome, although it is suggested that to maintain a Pagan family-friendly publication, that the rating levels be no higher than PG-13. All two-dimensional artwork may be submitted, from black and white line drawings to full color photography. A cover art contest is being held once again. In honor of the group’s name change, a phoenix is asked to be included in the art as well as a steel cauldron for this contest. The winner will receive $50, two copies of The Steel Cauldron, and (obviously) their artwork on the front cover of the magazine. Any non-winning cover art submissions may be used throughout the rest of the magazine. The authors and artists of any submissions chosen for inclusion in the magazine by the review panel will receive a complimentary copy of the magazine.