Monthly Archives: September 2018

“Dreaming America” On Stage

Back in July I reviewed Dreaming America: Voices of Undocumented Youth in Maximum-Security Detention—a bi-lingual anthology of poetry, selected by the poet Seth Michelson from writing workshops he has conducted in the most restrictive detention center for undocumented, unaccompanied youth in … Continue reading

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A “Safe Space” for Submissions

Poets are invited to send submissions for This Safe Space, an up-and-coming online publication featuring poetry written by survivors of sexual assault. This Safe Space is for survivors to share their stories, struggles, successes, and setbacks through poetry. Please send your … Continue reading

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Deadline Extended! Win a Creative Retreat

Woven Tales Press literary and art competition deadline extended through Oct. 1! The Elizabeth Sloan Tyler Memorial Award: Win a one-week stay in Woven Tales Press’ expanded 1909 charming cape in the legendary Hamptons in New York for eight nights. … Continue reading

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Bitter Suites Review by Lee Murray

I love these “mini reviews” by Lee Murray! It’s like a buffet of authors—take a little scoop to try it all and fill up on what you love. Not only did she review Bitter Suites, but also Night of 1,000 … Continue reading

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Organizing Writing

One of the things I struggle with as a writer is organization, not of a single piece but of all the pieces. I tend to write on anything that can hold some words. My desk is piled with snippets of … Continue reading

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“Where the Stars Rise” Wins Book of the Year

Congratulations to Laksa Media! Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy won Alberta Book Publishing’s Speculative Fiction Book of the Year! I’m proud to be involved in this project with my short story, Vanilla Rice. Vanilla Rice is … Continue reading

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Cultivating Urgency

Today was busy. Besides my usual writing, I laid out an article and graphics for a magazine and then wrote up a business spotlight for another magazine. I’m not doing it for the bylines or freelance fees (though I appreciate … Continue reading

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NonBinary Review Seeks Submissions

NonBinary Review is seeking submissions of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and art for two of their forthcoming issues. They pay .01 per word for fiction and nonfiction, a flat fee of $10 per poem and $25 per piece of visual … Continue reading

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Life As Writer: Day One

The first time I tried to treat my writing like a day job, I failed. I did everything but write. It was hard for me to justify sitting at home doing exactly what I love. I filled my days with … Continue reading

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Interviewed by Loren Rhoads

I recently had the honor of being interviewed by Loren Rhoads for her blog. Loren has a number of books published, her most recent, 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die, has caught my eye. I do love a good (or bad) … Continue reading

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