Sippizine takes ‘next steps’ publishes second volume

Nov 14, 2023

MARION — The second volume of “Sippizine,” a semi-annual literary arts magazine founded by Marion resident Alanna Nelson, was released this month, publishing the work of South Coast area writers and photographers that related to the theme of “next steps.”

“Creative pops radiated from Sippizine’s first issue,” wrote Nelson in the introduction to Sippizine’s second volume. “Eleven creatives took their light and imagination to fire up the second issue’s theme ‘Next Step.’”

This volume contains the work of Krista Allen, Meredith Eilertsen, L.L.G, John Heavey, Anne-Marie Grillo, Amanda Lawrence, Heather Heath Reed, Alanna Nelson, Judith Westlund Rosbe, Gavin Santos and Lorene Sweeney. 

The first and second volumes of Sippizine can be read online at

Already, the publication is soliciting work for its third edition, which will follow the theme of “running.” Submissions will be open from Feb. 10, 2024 to March 8, 2024. Writers and artists based in South Coast Massachusetts can submit under 1,000 words of prose, as well as poetry and visual contributions. 

Sippizine has also opened registration for its Winter Writer Sessions which will be held on three dates beginning in late November. The first workshop will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 5 p.m. at GroundWork in New Bedford, 1213 Purchase Street; the second workshop will be held on Thursday, Jan 11, 2024 at 6 p.m. at the Elizabeth Taber Library in Marion, 8 Spring Street; the third workshop will be held Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. at the Marion Art Center Studio in Marion, 80 Pleasant Street. 

Register for the workshops online at