Seine River, Paris, France - on a rainy day. Credit: Nathan Frank, Senior Editor/Photographer

Narrative Paths Journal

Copyright (c) 2011-2022. L J Frank. All Rights Reserved

“Narrative Paths Journal is an international literary magazine focusing on diverse philosophies and ideas.”  Uriél Danā

“NPJ is eclectic, philosophical, literary and edgy.” Hilary Bowring.

About Us

A summary of the vision, mission and people who offer their insights and expertise.


Abstract Expressionism. Frank’s paintings are on display in business, professional offices, non-profits and private homes.


Cover Page. Evolving.

Flash Fiction

NPJ perspective –  a brief or very short story based on an actual event, or a dream, an idea, a thought or vision and allows for the possibility of an unforeseen twist of events or occurrence. The implication is there’s a much larger story.

Guest Column

Guest columnists: NPJ as an International Literary Magazine currently has followers from 173 countries. We explore experiences, thoughts, issues, philosophies, and trends on a variety of topics. The columns may include links to online sites, and offer updates to writings, publications, and social media presentations. The length of an article is relative to the subject matter and the audience. We also welcome videos, film, You Tube, podcasts, photographs, art works, cartoon drawings and other formats. The limit of any work is one’s imagination.


Philosophical approaches and offerings to varied artistic, cultural, literary, political, religious, scientific and social matters and based on actual events, subject matter and people.


Insights and thought-provoking observations of varying lengths, brief to extensive, in areas that are engagingly diverse and in a few cases paradigmatic. 

Jazz & Blues Edge

A review of recordings – classic, straight up, smooth, musically if not historically significant. Perspectives on various artists.

Journal Dispatches

Journal communications – domestic and foreign jottings/notes to readers/subscribers that strive to be informative.


A philosophical voyage – from the absurd, amusing, chimerical, dramatic, droll, erotic, existential, offbeat, provocative, romantic, satirical and whimsical. 

NPJ Book Review

Books from the past to the present reviewed within the inquisitive nature of the journal. Book reviews are written by the Publisher, LJ Frank, unless otherwise noted.


Photography by professional and amateur photographers.


Preview listing of L J Frank’s published books with links to retail availability.


Searchings, journeys and pursuits of NPJ group, columnists, interviewees and other contributors  – includes books, articles, links to periodical, radio, television, YouTube, theater and film productions, talks, speeches, programs and performances. (Formerly under Announcements)


Varied, contrasting and unusual shapes of experiences and thoughts in the form of non-traditional poetry and prose. (Under Revision)

Short Story

A short story for NPJ purposes is either non-fiction or fiction. Explores the atmosphere created by events – comedic or dramatic – existential, exotic, random, tragic or erotic. 



Links to NPJ Group, Flash Fiction, Guest Column, Inquiries, Interviews, Muainga, NPJ Book Review, Quest, Rhythms and so forth. (This page is under revision)

NPJ Briefing

The Briefing includes: Visitors by country, region and union and the irregular Publisher’s Log.     

Privacy Policy (2019)

Our Privacy Policy is reviewed on a regular basis and updated. Disclaimer: All opinions of an Interviewee, Guest Columnist and other contributor represents their views and not necessarily those of Narrative Paths Journal.

Comments: Please note the email address of the person contributing a comment including their surname is deleted from our files unless she or he is a subscriber and wishes us to send them updates.


For literary, photographic and artistic works. 

Disclaimer: All opinions of an Interviewee, Guest Columnist and other contributor expressed in Narrative Paths Journal are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect the view of Narrative Paths Journal.