What Others Say About Skyline, Hudson & LHR
Comments and Praise for
Skyline Magazines (now Skyline Review) Literary House Review & A Hudson View Poetry Digest
We are pleased to bring to your attention, quotes from letters & emails we
receive daily, from those who have received
Skyline Print &
Skyline Anthology Bookstore
Forest Press Bookstore
Your comments are welcomed!
You'll be surprised at
the places we go!
Hudson View is archived at the New York Public Library,
Rockefeller Library @ Brown University in Rhode Island,
University of Wisconsin Madison Library, John A. Logan
Library, Illinois, UC Berkeley Library, California
Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Linnaeaís
in San Luis, the Central Coastís premier open mic poetry
venue. Poets House in NYC on special occasion and Spring
issue has been requested by Carnagie Hall in NYC.
Skyline Review and Literary House Review are also
received by the above.
This issue of Spring Hudson 2010 will be presented to
Jacob Zuma, the President of South Africa. Dr. Amitabh
Mitra will fly to Pretoria to personally make the
presentation. In December, Dr. Mitra will present Hudson
to Sonia Gandhi at Delhi.
More promotion in Grahamstown.
Poets Printery launches
Harry Owen's poetry collection Non-Dog at the
Ann Bryant Gallery, East London, South Africa.
A Hudson View Journals would be kept there and
Performance Poetry by Harry Owen would enthrall
the crowd Harry Owen is the Poet Laureate of
Chesire UK. --Amitabh Mitra
More of Hudson View
November 2010: "Discovering Victoria and A Hudson View was an accidental
blessing: Having dabbled in poetry for awhile and, thereby, faced the
rejections of many, Victoria (it seems) saw something others missed and
gave my writings a chance to be read and critiqued by a wider audience.
Her proactiveness and commitment to the magazine are laudable enough.
But, it is the efforts she makes for her authors that makes her truly
remarkable. In no more profound way has this been demonstrated than by
her welcome of my daughter's poem to A Hudson View. Putting herself
fully behind the piece, making sure the formatting was "perfect" and
that the published editions reached us in time to get them ready as a
surprise Christmas gift, Victoria was also admirably careful concerning
the information made available on this first young author to be
published in the magazine.
I have presented A Hudson View to several libraries and one university,
and will continue to do what I can to spread the wings of a notable
publication for aspiring poets."
Victoria, Just received it.
Iím impressed: the look of it; the quality of subs. Iím proud to be
included. Thank you, Stan Rosenberg
Hudson View Poetry Digest Summer, 2010 Volume 5 Number 2 is a stellar
Iíve not seen a collection of poems work so well together in a single
poetry volume for a long time.
Congratulations to Skyline Publishing and its very fine poets, book
reviewer and illustrator for this collective achievement.
June 10, 2010
I spent the last hour
researching you and your publishing journey, finding, among
other things, the wikipedia entry on Water Forest Press, essays
by you, interviews, and a review in Feminist Review. I work
hard on my poems and I was concerned because some paperbound
magazines today accept most anyone and make ignoble profit
selling expensive copies to contributors.
I was absolutely wrong
to even consider this possibility in your case. I did nothing
but show how naÔve and uninformed I am. You are a true legend
and a great publisher, who has demonstrated incredible
fortitude. Youíre also a very talented writer and Ďinterior
designerí when it comes to the style of your magazines. The way
you craft sentences, even for the mere purpose of conveying
information, is most aesthetic and speaks to your ability. From
what I can ascertain on the internet, yours are some of the most
beautiful covers and zines I have seen.
This is a skill that
is almost lost, I think; but the treasures you publish make all
the argument anyone needs to keep this form of literary
I just want to tell you how much I appreciate you as a
Publisher and now a friend. You have made things happen so fast for
me by believing in me and making me believe in myself. Skyline is
the perfect name for your publication because "the sky is the limit"
truly when you have someone who is willing to help you get started
in such a very competitive area. I will never forget what you have
done for me, how easy to talk to and accessible you are, and how
caring. I had basically no credentials in writing when we met and
you looked at the writing and not the lack of experience. You
really care about the work and the writer. You are this way because
you love what you do and you do it for that reason alone. This is
evident. I can't say enough good things about you. You have
changed my life.
Literary House Review
Oh Victoria, what a beautiful surprise. Thank you so much for
allowing me to be part of this special publication. Your unique
awareness and dedication make poets like myself strive to raise
to your impeccable standards. I also like the fact that you
tell us what you are looking for in each individual
publication. Sometimes we writers flounder, submitting material
that is suitable, or applicable to what the publisher is looking
for. When we have guidance and suggestion we are able to zoom
in and focus on a particular theme, which simplifies things on
As I've told you before, "you are the heart of this endeavor.
Imagine taking the time to produce beautiful publications using
the work of unknown writers, blending their tones and concepts
and adding a delicious dallop of art, which culminates
into into something we can all be proud to be part of. This is
a task beyond anything mere mortals can achieve. Surely you are
heaven sent, the universal angel of writers and poets. I thank
the powers that be for sending you into my life.
Hi Victoria, (9/10/07)
I hope you are doing well. I have received and read my copy
of Skyline (the Fall issue) and I offer an abundance of
kudos to you and your staff. The dynamics of design,
literary content and artwork combine for a coffee tabletop
delight, irresistible to pass up without a peek or to kick
back and read.
Robert J. Savino
About Autumn Skyline
Just received my Fall Skyline
Magazine and love it. The stories, art,
and poetry are wonderful. Congratulations on a job very well done.
I just wanted
you to know that the Fall issue of Skyline kept me
entertained during a 14 hour flight to China.
Re: Literary House,
Thank you for everything
Victoria. Thank you for making me believe. But, seriously...
Perrier? Come on... :)
Looking forward to receiving
Skyline's Autumn Issues. And thanks again, for creating
such a vast community where
writers and artists can unite. It is the number 1 place
to visit. (In fact, these days,
it's the only place I enjoy visiting!)
Editor, Celebrated Thoughts (c)
I received my
copies today and just in time for my vacation! They are
gorgeous, as usual! Thank you for including my story "Soul
Thank you also for
the $10.00 refund on my shipping mistake! It is greatly
Donna Marie Robb
My copy of Skyline Magazine
arrived today and it is simply gorgeous!
I got mine today, and I couldn't be more thrilled,Victoria.
They are beautiful. I read most of the poetry but I haven't
gotten to the stories yet. The artwork is fantastic and as
always you've put together various themes and artfully
structured everything so that each piece is showcased. I
couldn't be happier with the entire magazine. You are
I received my copies of Skyline Magazine yesterday. The
beautiful, intelligent and thought provoking. I believe I
will learn a
lot from these poems. The physical magazine itself is so
professionally done, intriguing cover, nicely bound.
Overall one of
the best poetry magazines I have come across. Keep up the
So gorgeous. The best yet. I
am proud to have two poems in this volume. Everyone I show it to
Best to you and congratulations.
Dennis Slattery 8/17/2007
I just received my Autumn Skyline. It is stunning!
Congratulations on the fine achievement.
just wanted to take a minute to personally thank you for all the
attention that you put into the production of this issue of Skyline
magazine. The paintings look great. The whole magazine looks
Congratulations on a job well done!
With much appreciation,
Carolyn Mary Kleefeld 8/17/2007
want to thank you for all that you do for poets, writers, and
artists. You give us a venue where we can freely speak, listen, and
share. I know you work extremely hard to be able to do this for us
and I know that you are certainly not doing it for monetary gain.
Your kind deeds reverberate and have a positive impact here on this
for one, thank you for doing all that you do. You are making the
world a better place!
I can't wait to see the magazine! This is so exciting, I loved
the issue that my mother gave me. Your eye for artwork and
layout is wonderful. I used to work for a Sunday newspaper and
did a lot of layout work, designed ads and set the pages for
production so I know how time consuming it can be; not to
mention the fact that you MUST have a good eye and a big dollop
of talent if you want the end result to be good. Your efforts
Again, congratulations of the newest issue of Skyline. You
should be proud of what you've done. I know from personal
experience that most of the print mags out there are no more
than black and white chap books in 5x7 format. Nothing at
all impressive. The last print mag I was published in was
the size of yours but had no color and really crappy black
and white images--as if the thing were copied repeatedly on
a old, broken-down copier. What a difference! I never
expected such beautiful work and I'm so proud to be counted
among your 'artists'.
Be well and be happy
Kimber Cole, NY
Itís an honour for me to be a part of your
magazine and your contributor. By publishing my poems you helped me
a lot to break through in America,
therefore I am very thankfull for that.
Sincerely I wish that the following year becomes more succesfull for
you than the previous one.
I will feel free to send more of my poems to
you for consideration. I wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy New
This is the first Skyline I have viewed, naturally because it
contained MY poem, but I wanted to say thank you, I appear amongst
so much good writing in such a well-presented magazine, I'm very
proud and also humbled.
You are doing a great job, and I trust that you get more exchange
in the way of praise, thanks, and goodies, because you certainly
deserve all of them !
Alan McAlpine Douglas
Thank you so much. The magazine looks awesome- I love "download some
The band is thrilled and so am I.
Again- thanks for the opportunity. (Valentine's Day issue 2005)
About the launch of our
What a wonderful job you have done on the new Skyline E Magazine!
I truely love the way it looks and reads like the hard copy magazine,
but it is better! I can share it with my friends without losing my copy!
Great Job Again Victoria!
The July/August issue of Skyline is beautiful! Thank you for including me
in such a fine publication.
I love the Art of Birdie Shirley, so fanciful, so colorful. I especially
liked the story P.I.N. by Fred Venturini, the paintings by Derek McCrea,
and many poems, among them Vodka & Daisies by Zohara and Still by Lunah.
A wonderful read and beautiful artwork...
I just got a good look at the March/April issue of Skyline
Magazine. Congratulations on a great job!
The cover is magnificent and I can think of no other description for that
beautiful face and those captivating eyes than the cliche', 'hauntingly
beautiful'. Congratulations again,
just wanted to say the new edtion of Skyline is wonderful--
really like several of the poems--especially the ones by jason e--
and Michelle's Pet is such an interesting story---have much more to read--
but the mag is really classy--the cover is beautiful!!
makes me feel even prouder to have had work in an issue!!
jacob "fog" erin-cilberto
I got the magazines today. Monday 2-9. I want to thank you for your hard
work and effort. We as writers can write all we want, but without
dedicated publishers, we would fade away like the flowers kissed by the
late fall frost gently but deadly. Thank you Victoria, and yea the mags
If you haven't seen it yet, I've discovered a terrific magazine for
writers of short stories and poems. Skyline is beautifully done, a
literary magazine that reminds me of the New Yorker with more style.
They have an online edition at Skylinemagazines.com and it is also
available in print at locations nationwide, including all
Books-a-Million bookstores. The submission process is fairly simple and
the editor, Victoria, is great.
And I'm delighted to tell everyone that three of my poems have been
selected for the March/April issue.
As a wily old marketing type from Disney, I'm also running a small ad for
my novel, Waking Walt, which will appear on the page preceding the
"Best speculative fiction book of the year"
Florida Writers Association
Victoria Valentine is one of the most generous editors I have ever met.
Not only is she responsive (which many busy editors are not), she also
goes the extra mile to see that things get done right. Her magazine,
Skyline, is top-notch! As a writer, I have never met someone quite as
refreshing as Victoria. I admire her stamina, creativity, and
willingness to help others. Her class act is something that hopefully
many others will emulate in the publishing world!
Christine Louise Hohlbaum, author of ! Diary of a Mother: Parenting
Stories and Other Stuff,
This weekend, I read the Holiday Edition from cover to cover(almost). Love
the intriguing layout style and diversity of writing styles. There's
truely something for everyone who likes to read.
Friends,you've got to love poetry to be a part of it.What else but a love
of the art (and make no mistake about it poetry is art)Could explain
endless hours spent on one poem--or even one line--squeezing it,rolling
it,shaping it,into something that makes the connection between heart and
paper via pen?Or driving an hour to stand with shaking knees behind the
podium (or worse yet,just standing up in front of a group with no "prop"),to
read one two-minute-or less long poem?Or sending out submission after
submission in hopes of publication;not in payment,but in publication.
You've got to love something that gives such small repayment for
devotion;the ink on a sheet of printed paper that spells out your heart
with your name attached. And yet, friends,I've got to tell you this of
writing poetry,just seeing a poem of mine in print,with my byline,is
worth everything,nothing more
Dear Friends John Faucett
Copyright ©2003 John Faucett
By the way, i already got a customer thanks to your magazine, thanks.
January Artist/ Advertiser
I love your magazine, by the way. They have it on the stands at Barnes and
HP - Peru
Skyline has been delivered yesterday. This is so fine!
It's a wonderful issue, very beautiful. You did a good work.
I just had time to read "A moment in time" a nice story, indeed.
I recognized a few authors. Nathan Combs' pictures are fantastic. He's a
I am traveling but received the latest issue just before I left. I must
tell you how impressed I am at the continual improvement of the magazine
not only in its variety and presentation but in the high professional
quality of its contributors. I am honored to be in such fine company.
You deserve credit for your extraordinary efforts to bring this about.
I just received my ( wonderful ) magazines, thank you!
At first sight, I was literally captured by the paintings by Henry Peter
... they're exceptional!
You also did quite a good job with my poem and artworks on the back cover,
for which I'm grateful to you.
I want to buy some more copies:...
AZ - Italy
I received the Jan/Feb. issue of Skyline Literary
Magazine yesterday and read it from cover to cover
without stopping. Today I went back and reread some
of the poetry. I enjoyed the issue thoroughly.
I'm spreading the word about your wonderful magazine.
I gave copies of the Dec. issue to all my family
members as gifts since my two stories were in it.
Today, I showed Skyline to one of the local college
instructors, who is in charge of the creative writing
club and continuing education at Coastal Bend College
in Beeville, Texas. She asked for the subscription
card inside. I gladly granted her request.
Your magazine has now inspired me to try my hand at
poetry. I wrote my first poem this week and included
it in my weekly column for the newspaper.
Keep up the good work with your outstanding magazine.
Everyone that I've shown it to has been very
Jo Kreis, Texas
Now you have me at a loss for words. You were the first magazine to accept
me in print form and I will never forget that. You have taken time out
of your day each time I have wrote to you, offered me the experience of
being the short-story contest judge last year and have provided
invaluable support as a friend and editor. I am proud to be a supporter
of Skyline and I always will be. The Jan/Feb issue arrived a few days
ago and I am without words to the quality that Skyline Literary Magazine
has become. From the cover artwork to the new paper its printed on, and
certainly the quality of the content. I'm also thankful to you for never
giving up as I know you fund this alone. The article "Helpful hints for
stress relief" was informative and I have to say, realistic. Many
magazines print things like that and have an "end all" approach to
stress, here it acknowledges that stress is a normal part of life, but
there are ways to combat it. Arthur Isaacson's article is wonderful and
informative and a trip down memory lane for me. I was in Pompeii in
August 1984 & June 1990 and walked to the top of Mt. Vesuvious (with a
tour group). I was also fascinated with the Student Corner, I think you
have given young writers a great opportunity and a start. I am thankful
for your comments and support of my work as well. I am looking forward
to submitting. I wish you all the best and prosperity in 2003! It really
hasn't been that long Vic...August 2001 to now. You've brought Skyline a
long way! :-)
RE, New Jersey
" I thank Victoria Valentine for superhuman effort to get Skyline and
SpinningS into print. As a verteran of 30 years in print media - 5 in
magazines - I know what she goes through. Victoria affords all neophyte
(me) and pro writers a rare opportunity. And I thank the Skyline Judges,
with the discernin' eyes of an eagle, for bestowing honor on Big Day.
There are better writers than I in Skyline Publications - but I try to
be a good stick-whittlin' storyteller...Ramon Collins"
I just wanted to let you know that my copy of Skyline
Literary Magazine that you mailed on Monday reached my
mail box today. I am very impressed with the layout
of the magazine as well as the materials used to
produce it. You have done a wonderful job. I am
thrilled to have my stories included in such an
JK - Texas
Excited to hear about the growing popularity of Skyline
Skyline belongs to all of us
Its like a child growing within our midst.
I look forward to that day when Skyline would cross and grow beyond the
skyline of our expectations.
It would still cater to little known or unknown poets, artists, musicians,
dramatists- a massive movement of such people brought together by
Skyline for a common aesthetic experience.
I look forward to that day when Skyline poets and their works would be
quoted in the biblograph of research thesis of students in contemporary
I look forward to that day when another person on the street touched by a
poem in Skyline, pens down his thoughts in stranger time.
*S* You've definitely got my support!
Just a note to say that the magazine is wonderful!. This is a wonderful
publication. Keep up the good work!
AC - Texas
I received my express mail package today. Thank You for everything. The
autographed version of At the Stroke of Midnight is spectacular and I
will read it on the subway.
The magazine is simply beautiful and I'm proud to be part of it. The cover
is gorgeous and truly conveys the holiday spirit.
You have rekindled my smoldered creative spirit. What else can I say?
JC - MA
Skyline and Hudson reached me today, thank you.
I just skimmed the mags and and my impressions at first glance are quite
They're neatly printed and pleasing the eye. The lay-out is really
AZ - Italy
I'm glad to say that I've received December issue!
It was unexpectedly fast. You sent it 9th December -
I've received 17th! Just 8 days!
I see a well-illustrated high-quality magazine!
It was very pleasant to see my fairy tale in such beautiful issue. I've
told my friends in USA and Great Britain about your magazine.
Thank you very much, Victoria!
I wish you and your magazine lots of real successes!
May God bless you!
The new edition looks great! Thank you for finding the illustrations for
my stories -- it really peps the layout up. And I love the cover. A very
sexy lady .
Just a note. Your magazine has become quite exceptional. I have purchased
MS Ohio. .
I get criticized for my involvement with Skyline because the editor asks
for writers' support.
Necessitated by writer's who take their free copy and she never hears from
them again. Chintzy.
You aren't going to make money in this business without a literary agent,
preferably in NY. And an agent doesn't want to wade through a hope chest
of short stories -- He/she wants to see tear sheets" or photo-copies of
your published work from slick mags.
Skyline is a fine slick. I have friends and family who are
interested in my relatively new venture, so I order 5 or 6 extra copies.
Skyline mails the mags right to their homes.
I had an ol' editor tell me,
"Invest in yourself -- if you don't do it, don't expect others to."
Well, I bought a computer (Mac - YAY!), printer, cable modem and software.
I work at home so there's electricity, water and phone bills. The house
and equipment are insured and I pay taxes. I've invested in four online
courses and several books written by unemployed Lit Majors.
Skyline asks writers to help out with a $25 class personal ad -- YOUR
work, web page, etc. As I see it, Skyline acts as an agent by mailing to
about 150 outlets, starting with the New York public library, in maybe
25 states. I, sure as hell, don't want to try that. Just think of the
envelope and postage costs. I'm from Seattle and people can pick up
Skyline at Barnes & Noble.
Invest in yourself -- if you don't do it, don't expect others to . . .
I've been showing my copy of Skyline at work
tonight and everyone loves it ! Thank you!
Thank you for sending two issues of Skyline Literary Magazine.
It is very impressive. Both you and Andrea did a wonderful job.
Excellent questions too!
Laura Lagana, RN DE. (Jan/Feb author interview)
co-author of Chicken Soup for the Volunteer's Soul
Just finished reading all of the current issue. Fabulous! A broad brush of
extremely high quality from so many diverse sources. You just keep on
getting better. I'm proud to be found in such good company. I especially
liked "A Dozen Red Roses" and Justin Barrett's work
My Skyline mag arrived today...thank you so much it's
beautiful keep up the good work
Just happened by the Mailbox today and was pleased to locate my magazines
had arrived. I must admit, I was impressed with the first issue I
recieved before I started submitting. But I keep finding myself even
more impressed as I continue to buy or recieve these Magazines. They
keep getting better.
Very Well Done!
KS, JR W VA.
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