About The Black Lion Journal


The Black Lion Journal’s mission is to honor and value the life perspective and worldview of underprivileged individuals by serving to validate, recognize, and share the value of those who are oppressed.

The Black Lion Journal features books, reviews, and essays/commentaries on politics, entertainment, and life. It’s home to The Wire’s Dream Magazine, the creative extension of The Black Lion Journal’s mission.

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Twitter: @TBLJournal, @TWDMagazine

Facebook: facebook.com/theblacklionjournal




Christina Lydia has been in the publishing scene for over 5 years. She worked as an Editorial Assistant for Poetry International and was their Senior Submissions Administrator handling high-volume submissions and poetry awards. She’s a graphic designer, web developer, content marketer, writer, and editor. She holds a BA in English, Social Science and a MA in Rhetoric and Writing. She likes books and cleverness, Harry Potter, writing, and, of course, cats.

Original Contributors

Angela Vincent is a 40 something fully paid up bookworm and a regular contributor to The Black Lion Journal. She lives and works in London. By day you will find her working in a busy hospital as a Macmillan Palliative Care Nurse Specialist. Her aim is to do those things which make her heart sing and spend time with those who make her smile. A love of books, reading, and writing has always been a big part of her life. ‘Changing pages’ began as a natural extension of that in 2014, and is a continuation of many years of dedicated scribbling and journal keeping. When she is not reading books, she can often be found writing about them or thinking about what she might read next. // More About Angela Vincent

Anne Logan has worked in the Canadian publishing industry for 7 years and loved every minute of it. She reads a lot and I does not want to keep her opinions to myself, and so she reviews books. // More About Anne Logan

Adrienne E. Hellar is a DMV native with an interest in homebrewing (beer and wine), app development, and most things science fiction/fantasy. // More About Adrienne E. Hellar

J.L. Wright is a fulltime RVer enjoying learning about the United States through exploration. Recent publications include Unadoptable Joy: A memoir in poetry and prose, Heal(er) online magazine, GNU Journal, Whatcom Watch, Solstice Magazine, and Peace Poets Anthology and chapbook. J.L. wishes to start conversations about current issues through a poetic voice. // See J.L. Wright’s Work In TWD Magazine’s 2nd Collection

Nolcha Fox blogs about life in a Wyoming small town, and writes short stories. Fox’s stories focus on (dark) humor, horror, fantasy, and science fiction.

Born in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, Konstantin N. Rega studies British & American Literature and Creative Writing at The University of Kent in Canterbury, England. Rega has been published by The Claremont Review, Pointed Circle, Four Ties Lit Review, AOM, Minetta Review, Platform Review, Crack the Spine, Badlands Literary Journal, and has won the ZO Magazine Silver Prize for Poetry, and is currently a Review Assistant for Newfound. Rega also presents Jazz Jams on CSRfm 97.4.

Jeremy Nathan Marks is a writer, teacher, poet, Socratic educator and podcaster based in London, Ontario with his partner Michelle and two young daughters.

Lynn Buckler Walsh is an artist, photographer, and traveler who blogs about whatever sparks her interest: life, books, writing, food, images, ideas, art, politics, travel, and history. // More About Lynn B. Walsh

Thaddeus Miles is a public Safety Director, Nonprofit Leader, Lover of Life, Black Man, Father, Photographer Looking through the lens of Life and HoodFit. His photography is an intimate gesture of composition: an embrace between what the eyes can see and the visual journey of imagination. Throughout his professional career, he has come face to face with the injustices and deprivation that fuel violent crime with tragedy, hopelessness and despair. He believes that detachment and denial are not antidotes. He has a commitment to support citizens of his community to develop their voices and to create their own urban legacy: to tell their own truths – about faith, resilience and community. A critical component of his work is to provide the technology, cameras, instructors and training necessary to endow residents with a multi-media capacity to tell their own stories. He also embarks on a personal journey through his photography to reveal a shared terrain of natural beauty. Photography allows him a vision beyond hopelessness and chaos. // More About Thaddeus Miles

Past Contributors

Rachel McGillPinks+FemmeRachel RoutierKate McKiernanLightLit, Amanda BarberChris KopcowKatheryn Lewis


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