Monthly Archives: January 2018

AFK For the Weekend

I won’t be here all weekend long as I learn to sweat ink at Borderlands Pres Writers Bootcamp. I also plan to visit the grave of Edgar Allan Poe to celebrate his belated birthday (Jan. 19) and, most exciting, visit … Continue reading

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The Passing of Jack

Today I woke up to a world without Jack Ketchum. I won’t say we were friends, but I knew him well enough to know I liked him, and after I read The Girl Next Door, I worried about liking him. … Continue reading

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Spilling It

At the moment I write this, it’s night. Since mid-November, it’s always night. I’ve seen the sun fully up three times since then. Aside from those few times, day has been reduced to glimpses of a flaming corona encroaching upon … Continue reading

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To Write Like He Sings

I struggle getting back to my writing groove after being immersed in the real world for the past few months. Words blossom in my mind but I’ve been busy and had no where to put them. They just wilt and … Continue reading

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Frontier Poetry Publishes 11 Opportunities

Frontier Poetry just published the details for 11 magazines and contests with deadlines in January. Start your new year off by treading new territory and submitting. Find all the details on these publishing opportunities here. You can also submit poetry … Continue reading

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Submissions: Etchings Press Book Prizes

Announcing the Etchings Press 2018 Book Prizes! Etchings Press, a student-run publisher at University of Indianapolis, welcomes submissions of any theme for its annual contests: a chapbook of poetry, a chapbook of prose, and a novella. The deadline for all … Continue reading

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Submissions: Love Like Salt

A new submission opportunity is available for the upcoming “Love Like Salt” anthology. Accepting poetry that reflects upon experiences and the emotions they evoke. Previously published poems welcome. Send submissions to lovelikesaltanthology@gmail.com by Jan. 28. For more details, read the … Continue reading

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My Anti-Resolutions

This time of year I get annoyed by all the pressure from New Year Resolutions. We make big plans on December 31—lose 50 pounds, start exercising, get out of debt!—only to beat ourselves up for failure by sunset January 1. … Continue reading

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Energizing the Creative

Now that the holidays are past, time to re-energize the creative flow. I was just invited to sign up for Story Storm with Tara Lazar. She will post an inspirational post from professional authors, illustrators and editors each day in January. … Continue reading

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