I’m never disappointed when I take time to read Rob Carney’s guest blog posts on Terrain.org. There’s always something new, something to learn, something to contemplate, and a way to approach writing about all of those things. Each post is a story and/or a poem, and will give you a little insight to his writing process. You can view all his blog posts here.
Most recently, in Linguistics he writes about neologisms like “tweet” and “hashtag” and then connects it to coffee and Anne Sexton? Yes, that’s exactly what he does.
PROMPT: What modern “convenience” annoys you and what would be better instead?
His posts on music history cross perception, a Steely Dan cover band, Pandora, Spotify, an onslaught of other music references, and the Spokane River.
PROMPT: Write a poem about your history with music.
Terrain.org is a beautiful online “Journal of the Built + Natural Environments.” They publish a broad variety of writers and genres, including poetry, nonfiction, fiction, interviews, reviews, and blog posts. Not only is this online journal a great read, but once you’ve become familiar, consider submitting your own work. Regular submissions are open until May 30, 2016 with no fee to submit. They also run a contest year-round.
DEADLINE: May 30, 2016
FORMS: poetry, essays, fiction, articles, artwork, videos, and other contributions
For more info on how to submit your work to literary magazine and journals, read my Submission Tips here.