We’re just days away from sharing the brilliant work from our contributors to Issue 14 will all of you! Please check DR online on January 15 for our latest issue.


Thank you to all of you who submitted your prose, poetry, artwork, and photography for consideration for our October issue. We’re in the process of reviewing all submissions and are very excited to share with you the beautiful work that will make up issue 13.

All work submitted from today until December 15 will be considered for inclusion in January’s issue, so please continue to bring us along on your adventures through prose and poetry and to excite, provoke, and make us wish we were a part of the artwork and photography you choose to share. We look forward to reviewing your submissions.


Like poetry and prose, photographs tell stories both for what they contain and for what they omit. Photographers choose their subjects, their angles, the distance from their subjects, and various other elements to create an image that may draw our attention to what is missing, or contain within the photo everything necessary to capture the essence of the moment. Photographs of seemingly mundane things can be made extraordinary when considerations of light, texture, or movement enter the picture. Here is an example of the mundane made extraordinary from Ovations Art Of: Photography.

Art Of: Photography

We at Decades Review love to receive your photography submissions, so keep them coming. Remember that submissions for our October issue are due by September 15.


Josh recently posted/shared this information to the DR Facebook page but we know we can reach out even farther by sharing here. Read. Have your pants set on fire. Do something about it.

Books & Shovels is a cross country traveling bookstore and publisher sharpening its word-teeth, aiming at the throat of America. Founded by Jeremiah Walton, backed by Nostrovia! Poetry and UndergroundBooks, B&S distributes publications donated from publishers, authors, poets, musicians, artists, graffiti vandals, anyone who is passionate and looking to get their work out to a greater audience. This project is about pushing passionate living over making a living.

They operate on street corners, shouting poems at those who otherwise would not care, at open mics and slams, festivals and abandoned parking lots, meshing grass roots promotions with opportunities of the 21st century’s outreach and connectivity. Walton’s focus is primarily poetry, but B&S distributes passion. Passion can be found in all corners of creation.

This is not for academics or rogue artists, alt lit or experimental, this isn’t just for the writers of poets, musicians and street artists. This is to break boundaries, snap borders, to encourage dreaming and loving of yourself and those around you. They target the youth. They are the youth.

Check it out!
Pledges to launching Books & Shovels can be made at:

The Books & Shovels website can be found at: 

Join the Books & Shovels Facebook event to keep up to date with the project’s progress, the contests they’re hosting, and talk among other artists. Feel free to promote your own work, but please, do not spam, and be considerate of others.

-Josh, Paige, Jessica & Sarah

Decades Review is searching for a new custom designed header image to show-off here on the Blog and over at the Facebook page; speaking of Facebook, head on over and give us a like! Anyway, if you think you’ve got the chops, or know someone who does, start designing and send those images our way!

If your design is picked, your image will be featured on Facebook and here at DecadesReviewBlog; all rights will remain with the artist and we will give credit where credit is due. This means your name and copyright will remain with the image, we’ll conduct a little interview, publish a post about you , any links to more of your work you wish to include and make a lot of hullabaloo (yes, hullabaloo) in your honor.

As Decades Review is a labor of love, we are broke and will be unable to pay you with any spare change we might dig out of the couch (that’s grocery money my friends), but we can offer you exposure, admiration, gratitude and a pretty sweet platform to show off your skills.

If you’re interested and want to show us what you’ve got:
-Send your designs to: 
-In the subject line of your email, be sure to include the following: Your last name and the phrase “Decades Design.” Example: “Hall, Decades Design.” 
-In the body of your email please include your name, your email address and tell us about yourself and how you designed the image. Try to keep it within 100 words or less.

The Deadline:
There isn’t one! The first design we see that we absolutely fall in love with and must have displayed over all things Decades related is going up!

–If you have any questions regarding this “contest” please direct all queries to Josh Hess at: OR any of the staff at Please make sure you include “Design Query” in the subject line of your email so you aren’t shuffled into the spam folder and missed.