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  • Because a nation deserves to hear its veterans’ stories

    Stephen Ambrose. Kurt Vonnegut. Tim O’brien. J.D. Salinger.  Some of the finest writers in American history served in the U.S. military in times of war. Line of Advance is a non-profit literary journal committed to providing a platform for the voices of the next wave of great American writers. Join us and take part in the American literary experience.

  • Writers.

    We are currently accepting submissions of writing and photography for several upcoming issues. We’re committed to promoting and helping to develop veteran writers and visual artists. If you have work to submit, work for review, or even just a question, please reach out to us. You’re the reason we’re here.

  • Readers.

    Line of Advance was created for you, to provide a curated platform for the best in writing and other visual arts from American military veterans. Please check out a recent issue, browse the site to learn more, or make a small financial contributor if you’re able.

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    Volume 1

    Line of Advance Volume 1

    Porter Goodman • Andrew H. Miller • Doug D'Elia • Kyle Cianchetta • Mitch Hoopers • Chris Whitehead • Frank Dixon • Mickey Tissot
    Line of Advance Volume 2

    Volume 2

    Line of Advance Volume 2

    Dave Buchanan • Mickey Tissot • Randy Brown • Chris Whitehead • Anguish Cavanaugh • David Pointer • Travis Klempan

    Volume 3

    Line of Advance Volume 3

    Sarah Maples • Steven Catfish McDaris • F.S. Blake • Mitch Hooper • Jesse Suhanec • Brian Kerg
  • Coming Soon

    Volume 4

    Coming Winter 2014

January 19, 2015

The Soapbox

Chinese Rocket Santa

They were never unpredictably cool. What I mean is, one could predict with astounding accuracy that the Taliban were going to be dicks. And when they wanted to visit violence upon a people other than themselves they could and were free to choose the time and place. That was the difficult position in which our… Read More

December 22, 2014

News and Reviews

The Forgotten Hero II

This is the story of an American family at war and the son whose life, and then death, were haunted by the specter of PTSD. Part II Brent and Bobby “In peace sons bury their fathers, but in war fathers bury their sons.”  Croesus   The relationship between Bobby and Brent was a love-hate one. … Read More

November 24, 2014

Veterans and the Arts

2 JAN 04

2 Jan   There were loud explosions in a nearby distance So I grabbed some war things and opened a door Urgently swept into a tide of action and anger that dropped us into the back of a thick armoured beast   We roared out to a foreign road A war machine coping with pre… Read More

November 13, 2014

News and Reviews

The Forgotten Hero

This is the story of an American family at war and the son whose life, and then death, were haunted by the specter of PTSD. Part 1  This book is dedicated to my son, Brent.  He had a laugh that you couldn’t forget; it was contagious. It was exactly what the world needs these days. … Read More

September 11, 2014

The Soapbox

Tuesday’s Gone

When I was a kid the Challenger blew up on television. We were all sitting in the school library, watching man’s latest grasp for the heavens when something went wrong, an O-ring here or there, and I thought that was it, I thought that would be the moment that I’d never forget. I remember how… Read More


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