So I got lucky about five years ago and managed to get the first short story I ever wrote published in a respected online literary journal called Toasted Cheese. ... the fact that Writer's Digest routinely names TC as one of the best websites for writers meant I was bouncing off the walls when I found out TC was publishing my story. Basically, it gave me the confidence to keep my butt in the writing chair and keep plugging away. ... Over the next few years, I had several other stories published here and there, but for some strange reason I told myself I would never blog about writing until I sold my first novel. Well, I recently did just that. -Ryan Potter [Congratulations! -TC Editors]
The Fiction Market Blog recently reviewed "From: Man_2579@companionsearch.org; To: Woman_1375@companionsearch.org" by Charles D. Phillips.
"Me? I decided to write in the genre thatís published in about six publications, mostly online, mostly with offbeat names like Toasted Cheese (I can just hear that conversation with my mother now: 'Hey, Mom! Iíve been published!' 'Where? Esquire? Atlantic Monthly?' 'Um. Itís an online journal. Called Toasted Cheese.' 'Ö.')." -zonkered.net [Looking forward to seeing a submission! -TC Editors]
"My favorite writing prompt list is the monthly calendar from Toasted Cheese, a website devoted to helping writers pursue their craft." -Dandelions & Daydreams
"I'm like, "Hm, what's toasted cheese?" envisioning - yeah, toasted cheese. I got on google and typed "toasted cheese" and found this awesome writing website! Toasted Cheese." -dreamyraynbo
SnackyWombat at Minus Spine reviews "The Path to Mental Health" by Brandy Langenwalter: "Itís much quirkier and wryly funny (or funnily wry) than the clunky title suggestsĖand brings up an interesting question that Iíve been wondering about (not for the sake of my mental health but something that Iím writing): can supreme sanity and the subsequent lack of drama in fact cause insanity?" Read the rest here.
"I've decided to plan a different activity/practice for each day of the week … Monday – Writing Day – Fiction (use daily writing prompt from Toasted Cheese)" -This Girl Remembers
"What a great resource the Toasted-Cheese website is! Not only do they accept poetry, creative non-fiction, flash fiction, and fiction submissions for their online journal, but they also have a plethora of writing prompts, as a giant list of literary journals." -Nicole Criona @ LAwritersgroup.com
"I found this lovely little site. Take a look at their calendar, just chock full of prompts…" -Valady
TC's Calendar is a "[p]retty neat idea for those with writer's block - a pithy sentence or phrase that will get your creative juices flowing." -Routine Order
Kristi Petersen (2nd place, Dead of Winter 2006) suggests checking out Toasted Cheese "if you like well-crafted short fiction. I'm NEVER disappointed in what I find there, and Toasted Cheese has become a must-read every few months." -Pencils! Writing Workshop
"I also found this superb literary e-zine called Toasted Cheese. Has writing prompts, forums and contests. Very very nice." -The I'mPerfect Mom
"I found the most awesome website today for writers and writing. It is…Toasted Cheese. […] the Absolute Blank articles are wonderful!! And now off I go to find lunch and my writing class, which I really do not want to go to. Can't Toasted Cheese be my teacher??" -We Are All In The Gutter
"[T]he only other person I've met here who has ever heard of NaNoWriMo […] told me about a website that's extremely helpful for us writer-wannabes. I've browsed it a bit and I think it's a pretty darn useful site. Toasted-Cheese They also have quite a few competitions to enter. I know what I'll be doing when I'm stuck indoors from the cold." -Honestly, now.
Toasted Cheese mentioned in "Find the Right Online Critique Group For You!" by Kate Reynolds, Writer's Digest, February 2003.
Toasted Cheese featured in "Zine Scene" by Jessica Yerega, Writer's Digest, March 2002. [Clip used with permission.]