Guilty pleasure confession: I love classic KISS. Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Peter Criss, and Paul Stanley. Yeah, the whole make-up, pyrotechnics, costumes, stunts, and usually loud songs KISS. They were my first rock band and they will always have a special place in my overly-nostalgic heart. This week I’ve been […]
I just went to the kitchen to put my coffee mug in the sink and the mesh drain filter was full of assorted debris: food scraps, a chunk of cat food, and something I can’t identify. Yuck! As I knocked the filter into the garbage can to clear […]
Since the late 1970s, Linda Pastan has been writing “quiet” verse on marriage, family, parenting, and grief. While she was a senior at Radcliffe College, she won Mademoiselle’s poetry prize (in case you didn’t know, Sylvia Plath was the runner-up). Despite that success, for the next decade, Pastan put poetry aside […]
Another excellent article from Maria Popova of Brainpickings provides insights and quotes from several writers, including Anaïs Nin, Virginia Woolf, Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Anne Frank, Sylvia Plath, and more. These beloved writers all kept diaries . . . maybe something worth adding to your writing routine for 2015! If you […]
This article provides summaries and info for nine different markets which will accept submissions from new and upcoming writers. Definitely worth checking out their guidelines! http://www.aerogrammestudio.com/2014/06/18/literary-magazines-for-new-and-unpublished-writers/
http://nonbinaryreview.com/submission-guidelines/ “NonBinary Review wants art and literature that tiptoes the tightrope between now and then. Art that makes us see our literary offerings in new ways. We want language that makes us reach for a dictionary, a tissue, or both. Words in combinations and patterns that leave the […]
Call for Submissions: Mythic Poetry Series. This is a great series with no fees and the editor responds very quickly and posts the work days later. Check it out!