Added by Leah Odze Epstein on August 24, 2009 at 3:46pm —
A number of contests and their submission guidelines are posted in this Poets & Writers article: http://www.pw.org/content/upcoming_contests_looking_your_single_knockout_piece
. Go for it, and good luck.
Added by Eugenia Kim on August 24, 2009 at 11:06am —
Big Black Dog
Head like a gunboat. Blue
eyes: stars constantly
receding. Breath of rotten
in the backyard. Follows
me to the dinner party,
insists on my lap.
He savages the chicken,
the sweet potato. No one
clucks or looks away.
The short woman next
to us, with a sound like
a flattened sparrow, lifts
a chunk of orange
something from her hair.
Dessert is on… Continue
Added by Christine Hamm on August 24, 2009 at 8:05am —
If you missed the first, second, third, fourth and fifth segments, you may find them… Continue
Added by Carol Hoenig on August 24, 2009 at 6:21am —
Below excerpted from RUMPUS
So, you’ve decided you’re a woman and would like to submit something funny to The Rumpus. Excellent. Out of all the decisions in the world, this is the best one you can make.
...Send all entries to email@example.com.
September 15, 2009.
Added by Eugenia Kim on August 23, 2009 at 9:59pm —
Maria Schneider produces a prolific blog, Editor Unleased
, for writers, editors, publishers, and the book community that is a clean, clear and concise resource. Right now, she's accepting nominations
for favorite writing blog sites, and you can nominate your own if you wish. The nominees already posted provide an extensive list… Continue
Added by Eugenia Kim on August 23, 2009 at 9:27pm —
It must have been first grade, maybe kindergarten, when I finally took matters into my own hands. For months I had been asking, quite likely begging, but my mother was firm, "No, please. No bangs, we don't have bangs", as if bangs were the facial badge of the working class. From her royal post she could not be swayed, and the fact that my best friend, and next door neighbor, had them did not help. My mother looked across the hedge at them with disgust, her mother apparently did something truly… Continue
Added by allyson lang on August 23, 2009 at 8:49pm —
Early last spring I was walking north, a few blocks from club Twist in South Beach, when I heard a woman shouting. Her voice could have filled a stadium. “I’m going to smoke that pipe. I’m going to do anything I want. If you have something to say to me, I have something to say to you. Do you hear me?” Did I hear her? She might as well have asked if I had heard a passing freight train or a jet breaking the sound barrier. My ears stung; my skull vibrated. The voice went on at the same pitch,… Continue
Added by Miriam Levine on August 23, 2009 at 2:36pm —
There are a few contests coming up in the next few weeks, and I'm seriously thinking about entering two in particular. Obviously, the chances for winning these are slim to nothing, but I am hoping, if nothing else, it can be a great learning experience for me. Plus, I won an online contest the other day (it had absolutely nothing to do with writing, just entertainment stuff - check out their site here) and thought maybe my luck will stick around just a little bit longer and help me out with… Continue
Added by Jessica Brooks on August 23, 2009 at 10:51am —
WOODSTOCK 40 YEARS LATER: SEEDS FOR A NEW CONSCIOUSNESS
BY FLASH SILVERMOON
It's really hard to wrap my head around the fact that Woodstock happened 40 years ago on Aug 15 1969! They say that if you can remember the 60's which were really the late 60's, then you weren't there but I beg to differ.
It amazes me that my memories of those days and particularly Woodstock are as vivid as if they were yesterday. Considering the substances that flowed through my system that… Continue
Added by Flash Silvermoon on August 23, 2009 at 10:23am —
The other morning I walked to Massachusetts Avenue, to my local bagel place to buy bagels and cream cheese for my poetry group and found going-out-of business signs in three stores. Next door to the bagel place there was a for-rent sign stuck on the window of the bakery and restaurant, Sweet Sue's, now out of business.
The Starbuck's in Arlington Center, a few blocks away, is advertising special deals on coffee; a shoe shop, and Rio, the Brazillian restaurant, have both closed. Shops… Continue
Added by Miriam Levine on August 22, 2009 at 10:04am —
I've just run into (ouch!) a new writing venue.
Called Examiner.com, it pays per page views and asks for you to fill in their short application form, plus a few other documents once you are accepted.
They don't pay upfront fees, but do pay per page views, which means, of course that I'm going to ask anyone who may be interested in my writing to read my articles, "Add me" as a favorite, become a subscriber and leave a comment or two on the… Continue
Added by Diane Tegarden on August 22, 2009 at 6:11am —
When we decided to *poof* develop a book about the impact of technology on mental health, we had no idea how much the tapestry would change in these past two years. Kate
had come to visit from the UK and while we knew we would be collaborating on some joint writing projects we had not really conceived the idea of this book. So while visiting, boating, seeing NYC, we created the prospectus for the book, contacted many of… Continue
Added by DeeAnna Merz Nagel on August 22, 2009 at 3:59am —
Welp, I moved to a new town about three weeks ago and I'm living alone for the first time in my life. Hooray. And when you move to a new town and live all by yourself, it means you have to do all that running around finding someone to give you a damn Gardasil shot. I had to get my last one and I had to get it within six months of my first one, so I needed someone to stick a needle in my arm by Aug. 5. Well, with moving and all, making that appointment fell to the wayside and come Aug. 1, I… Continue
Added by Nicole on August 21, 2009 at 5:44pm —
For anyone who happens to be drifting in from around She Writes ... hi. My name's Janet Neilson, and I'm finally making some headway on the dream of 'being a writer' that I've been harbouring for twenty-five years.
So for my first blog post here ... opportunity. You never know when it's going to knock or what direction it's going to lead you in when it does.
November 2008 saw me beginning yet another National Novel Writing Month project - the first in a series set in a… Continue
Added by Janet Neilson on August 21, 2009 at 5:43pm —
[Cross-posted from Open.Salon.com]
Pointing out that "body bags aren't taking a vacation," anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan announced that she would be traveling to Martha's Vineyard to protest during the President's week-long getaway there next week.
The response from most of the media? Cue the crickets.
Well, with a couple of exceptions.
ABC's Charlie Gibson told Chicago's WLS radio the other day that "you have to be sympathetic to her.… Continue
Added by Heather K. Michon on August 21, 2009 at 5:28pm —
I was thrilled when my local newspaper did an article about me living as a CAVE DWELLER with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) this week. Not only did they do a great job, but they promoted my writing too!
Having the illness (not a disease) keeps me living at home to AVOID chemicals of nearly every kind, like perfumes, air fresheners, body products, shampoos, cleaning products...and so on. I have to wear a mask to filter out most of them just to go to the drug store. (Why they sell… Continue
Added by ParaNovelGirl on August 21, 2009 at 2:58pm —
Binnie and Anne, 2 college girls, head out on the road to Woodstock. They "almost" make it. In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Woodstock Festival, produced for prx.org. CKMO bought the piece.Click here to listen
Added by Binnie Klein on August 21, 2009 at 11:05am —
There are always amazing things happening in the lives of SheWrites members, and this week is no exception. Here are just some of the highlights:
A new online newspaper, The Jersey Tomato
, recently interviewed Diane Lockward
during a signing event for her poetry book, What Feeds Us
. The interview is now online, along… Continue
Added by Alison Groves on August 21, 2009 at 8:18am —
Pastor Eric begins to question his faith. http://redroom.com/blog/carol-i-hoenig/fifth-installment-of-little-faith-chapter-one
Please feel free to comment or contact me with your thoughts.
Added by Carol Hoenig on August 21, 2009 at 8:17am —