CURRENT ISSUE: Summer Issue 1 Volume 1

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A Letter from the Editors,

   500 Miles Magazine is finally here! We hope you are as stoked to read it as we are to share it with you! Though it’s a bit small, we are very proud of our first issue. It is filled with truly wonderful and talented writers whose work we adore. A great deal of love, and support went into the creation of this issue. Along with all the amazing writers who submitted their work for consideration, this issue would not have been possible without our dedicated submission readers, family support, and the outstanding tech skills of Alex Bernhardt.  

   Our vision has been to create a magazine where writers can write what they love without being constricted to mainstream structure and theme, and to create a magazine readers will adore. Hopefully this issue makes all these dreams come true! Thank you so much for reading!

Best Wishes and Candy Fishes,

 Danielle Lowery, Emily Wartella, and Kait Goodwin



How to be Young -by Rachel Geffrey 

Across Town, Lamentations, Some Days A Long Time Ago, and A Bad Rap -by Terry Severhill 

Final Closing Sale, Really, Final -by Philip Wexler 


Third -by Patrick W. Andersen

Fantasy Cabinet -by Mike Tuohy 

A Mrs. Bond Speaks Her Mind -by Mercedes Lawry

The Red Goddess -by Phillip Frey


On the Seventh Day and Old Joe Prepares for the Zombie Apocalypse -by Brianna Frentzko


Emily Dickinson in Paris -by Don Skoog

Musa's Interview -by Richard Kirshen


Cover art created by  Christopher Woods. Christopher Woods is a writer, teacher and photographer who lives in Houston and Chappell Hill, Texas. He has published a novel, THE DREAM PATCH, a prose collection, UNDER A RIVERBED SKY, and a book of stage monologues for actors, HEART SPEAK. His work has appeared in THE SOUTHERN REVIEW, NEW ENGLAND REVIEW, NEW ORLEANS REVIEW, COLUMBIA and GLIMMER TRAIN, among others. His photographs can be seen in his gallery - He is currently compiling a book of photography prompts for writers, FROM VISION TO TEXT.