"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty

Archive for June, 2017

Friday Call for Submissions Love <3 Panoply

Call for Submissions

Issue 7 of Panoply, now through Sunday, July 23. 

Their call:

Some key submissions criteria:

  • Unpublished pieces only.
  • Simultaneous submissions are ok, but please notify us ASAP if a piece is withdrawn.
  • Poetry or short prose (<=500 words for prose – We’ve had to decline some prose pieces that were above our word count limit. Please comply.)
  • We read 100% blind. Do not put your name or other identifying information on the pieces. Use Submittable’s Bio/Notes box for your personal bio of <=60 words.
  • Maximum of 3 pieces per submission.
  • Please submit ONE attachment, preferably in MS WORD, with each piece beginning on a new page.
  • Please submit in 12 pt font, preferably something popular such as Times New Roman, Calibri, or Arial.
  • We prefer single-spaced formats, except when alternate spacing is a deliberate part of the layout.
  • Our software limits our ability to indent and create horizontal space across a line of text. We’ll do our best to preserve original formats, but keep in mind our limitations.
  • Hard copy will not be accepted and will be destroyed.
  • Issue 7 is unthemed.
  • We tend to respond to most pieces after the window has closed. So, please be patient as you await our reply.

To submit, please visit: Panoply’s Submittable Page.

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Daily Prompt Love <3 Bullies, and What's Elemental

29 June 2017

Make art about a bully, about standing up to bullies, or about the need that drives them.

stop bullying

30 June 2017

el·e·men·tal (eləˈmen(t)l/)

adjective

  1. primary or basic.

    “elemental features from which all other structures are compounded”

    synonyms: basic, primary, fundamental, essential, root, underlying; 

    rudimentary

    “the elemental principles of….”

  2. related to or embodying the powers of nature.

    “a thunderstorm is the inevitable outcome of battling elemental forces”

synonyms: natural, atmospheric, meteorological, environmental, climatic

“elemental forces”

Make art about something elemental.

elemental

 

Daily Prompt Love <3 Learning While Traveling, and What Has to Go

27 June 2017

Manchild’s headed off for a trip to Hawaii with his girlfriend 🙂 

Make art about learning something on a long flight. 

airplane

 

28 June 2017

I’m reorganizing and rearranging and reshaping my tiny little house in the trees, moving furniture, getting rid of stuff. 

Make art about discoveries made while spring cleaning or reorganizing. Or make art about the feeling of newness that comes after a big clean or reorganization, after ‘cleaning house.’

reorganizing

 

Sometimes the Day Is the Poem <3

But our hearts will need us
To be steady and strong
So we can stand and face the fire
Burning higher and higher

No way over it
No way around it
If we want it
We have to go through it

Fight for a love
And the world tries to break us down
But the world will bend and the fight will end
Love will always win

Daily Prompt Catch-Up <3 Turning It All Off, and Something From Pattiann Rogers 

25 June 2017

Spent the weekend on the electronic grid, phone in airplane mode, no social media, and got some serious writing done, as well as some needed quiet.

Make art about going off the grid, however you interpret that.

socialmedia

26 June 2017

Make art inspired by this line from one of my favorite poets, Pattian Rogers:

Mothers, fathers, our kind, tell me again that death doesn’t matter. Tell me it’s just a limitation of vision ,a fold of landscape,a deep flax-and-poppy-filled gully hidden on the hill….

grieving-child

Monday Must Read! Splintered Memories, Leslie Rupracht

Beautiful work from an amazing literary citizen ❤

leslie-ruprachtLeslie M. Rupracht is the daughter of retired artists/art educators who moved their family each summer from Long Island, NY, to the Rupracht farm upstate, north of Syracuse. Leslie’s creative bent was nurtured early by her mother/muse and father/mentor. After earning a BA in English at The State University of New York at Geneseo, where she also studied journalism, public relations and studio art, Leslie infused her career with diverse right- and left-brained experiences. Her poetry has appeared in The Main Street RagIodine Poetry JournalOpen CutTHRIFT Poetic Arts Journal, and Kakalak Anthology of Carolina Poets (all editions); her prose is published in moonShine review, corporate and non-profit newsletters and magazines. Leslie is senior associate editor of Iodine Poetry Journal. Calling Charlotte, NC, home since 1997, Leslie enjoys life and laughter with husband/favorite architect, Will Weaver, and rescue mutt, Magnum.

Buy Splintered Memories from Main Street Rag

Praise for Splintered Memories

What a wonderfully honest portrait of an uncertain life. A woman in constant transition, painfully aware of her own aging, her own flaws, handwriting gone from calligraphic to indecipherable, vanity to humility, reason to compulsion, identity to doubt. This poetic narrative of a daughter’s relationship with a mother whose illness has deprived her of memory illuminates the impermanence of things, the relativity of reality, the tenuous nature of memory, perception and personality, whether they are fiction, or fact, or something in between.Scott Owens

More from Leslie Online

https://awriterswindow.wordpress.com/2017/04/09/national-poetry-month-leslie-m-rupracht/

http://www.charlottelit.org/event/reading-words-with-love/

https://moonshinereview.wordpress.com/book-releases-by-contributors/splintered-memories-by-leslie-m-rupracht/

Happy Reading!

xo

Mary

Daily Prompt Love <3 Shhh…Don't Tell

24 June 2017

Make art about keeping a secret. 

secret

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