Change Seven is an online literary journal published three times a year. In each issue, we seek to publish the best fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual art available to us, from both established and emerging talents. We love gritty realism as well as anything edgy, experimental, or surreal. Think dark, muscular prose. Give us work that has a bite to it. Language is important. Your submission should be a highly burnished object of irrefutable artistry that grabs us by the guts and claims us. We like work that takes risks, that is morally unflinching, not for the sake of spectacle but for some daunting and tender rendering of truth. That is not to say we don’t also admire subtlety and quieter pieces of work. We love those, too. Humor as well. Just make it matter. Give us something that in some way resonates with us deeply like only the human heart in conflict with itself knows how to do.

Between issues of the magazine, we offer a variety of regular columns by some of the most gifted writers working today. We encourage you to interact with our columnists and all our writers by commenting on their work and helping us build Change Seven into a vibrant literary community.

As Change Seven continues to grow, we’ll keep adding new book reviews, author interviews, and a new feature profiling Change Artists & Change Agents.

Also, we’re going to bump up the content on our blog. So stay tuned, and check in with us often. Change is coming…

"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.