Change Seven is an online literary journal. We seek to publish the best available fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, visual art, book reviews, and more from both established and emerging talents.

"It takes me six months to do a story. I think it out and write it sentence by sentence—no first draft. I can't write five words but that I can change seven." —Dorothy Parker, The Paris Review Interview, 1956
“It takes me six months to do a story. I think it out and write it sentence by sentence—no first draft. I can’t write five words but that I can change seven.” ~ Dorothy Parker, The Paris Review, 1956


Nouns–1, change, alteration, mutation, permutation, variation, modification, modulation, innovation, metastasis; transition; menopause; deviation, flux, turn; shift; diversion, break; reform, revision, REVOLUTION, radicalism, revisionism; New Deal, New Frontier, etc.; vicissitude.

2, transformation; metagenesis, transanimation, transmigration, metempsychosis; alternative.

3, conversion; alchemy; REVOLUTION, reversal; transposition; sex change; transference, TRANSFER: CHANGEABLENESS, tergiversation. See DIFFERENCE, INTERCHANGE.

4, progressive, reformer, revisionist, socialist, communist, revolutionary, radical; convert.

Verbs–1, change, alter, vary, wax and wane; temper, modulate, tamper with; turn, shirt, veer, tack, swerve; change one’s tune, whistle or sing a different tune, dance to another tune, reconsider, work a change, modify.

2, transform, translate, transfigure, transmute, transume, make over; metamorphose, ring the changes; convert, innovate, introduce new blood, shuffle the cards; influence, turn the scale or the tide; shift the scene, turn over a new leaf; recast, remodel, revamp; reverse, overturn, upset; transpose; reform, reorganize; come round; take a turn for the better or worse.

3, be converted (into), turn into, become, evolve, come to; grow, mature, mellow, ripen; resolve into; inflect; assume the form, etc. of.

Adjectives–1, changed, altered; new-fangled, novel (see NEWNESS); changeable, variable; transitional; modifiable.

2, progressive, reform revisionary, radical, unconservative, leftish, communist[ic], socialist[ic], pink[ish], red. Slang, commie, pinko.