"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 September, 2017

Daily Prompt Love <3 Teacher

20 September 2017 

My son’s 29th birthday is today. He has, since we met, proven to be one of my best friends, a wise, funny, compassionate, loving child who grew into a wise, funny, compassionate, loving man. He has been and remains one of my greatest teachers.

Make art about your teachers.

 

Daily Prompt Love Catch-Up <3

16 September 2017

Make art about a difficult decision.

decision

17 September 2017

Make art about not being heard.

heard hugo

18 September 2017

Make art about catching that second wind.

wind-farm-1747331_640 (1)

19 September 2017

Make art about what’s being seeded.

dandelion-411756_640

Friday Call for Submissions Love <3 Placeholder

 Placeholder Magazine Seeking Submission 

No submission fee. Year-round reading period. Seeking original poetry, nonfiction, fiction, and visual arts.
From their call: “Placeholder Magazine is a fiercely independent critical voice covering contemporary arts, culture, and literature. We are a not-for-profit arts organization led entirely by volunteers. Through print and digital mediums, we provide an accessible forum for diverse voices.”


To see what has been published on Placeholder check out their website: www.placeholdermag.com


Their Guidelines
Nonfiction:
Nonfiction includes news articles, opinion pieces, how-to articles, profile and interview pieces, exposés, human interest articles, essays, humor and satire, historical articles, inspirational pieces, research articles, and round-ups. We’re open to a lot. Surprise us!


We accept all narrative styles and forms. Send us your masterpiece! Short stories must be under 6,000 words.


Poetry:Fiction:
Poetry can be of any length, style, or topic. You may send up to 5 poems at a time.


Visual Media:
Art and Photography must have a quality of 72+ DPI, without a watermark. Please include a description of your work/submission. Accepted file types are JPG, JPEG, PNG and total email file size should be under 10MB. Can be individual images or a series/project. If it is a project and file size exceeds 10MB, send it through Google Drive or Dropbox.


Submissions:
To submit your work, email to submissionsATplaceholdermagDOTcom. Please include the type of submission in the subject line (Example: Opinion Submission, Photo Submission, Satire Submission, etc.)

For more information regarding submissions please visit: www.placeholdermag.com/get-involved/

 
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Daily Prompt Love <3

14 September 2017 

Make art about living with the consequences of a regrettable choice. 

choice

 

15 September 2017

Make art about what the sea says. 

ocean

Mid-Week Call for Submissions Love <3 Bloodletters: A Space for Healing

Bloodletters Literary Magazine – A Space For Healing
“Bloodletters Literary Magazine – A Space For Healing is a journal for those who have been affected by physical, mental or emotional trauma. We seek the best unpublished nonfiction and poetry intended to heal.
 
The trauma spectrum is long and broad. Trauma means living with and through abuse and assault. It’s being violated. It’s being held at gunpoint. It’s returning home after facing the horrors of war. It’s being physically or emotionally tortured. The definition of trauma is very individual, and different for everyone – the experiences may be different, but the effects are often the same.
 
Tell us how you endured, moved on, and got past your trauma. It could help someone else understand and come to terms with their own experience.”
 
Please visit www.bloodletterslitmag.com for more information and to get a feel for the kind of writing they seek.
 
Send submissions to:  bloodletterslitmag[AT]gmail[DOT]com
 
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Daily Prompt Love <3 Comfort & Legacy

12 September 2017

Make art about leaving your comfort zone. 

comfort zone

13 September 2017

Make art about what you want to leave behind. 

footprint-1021452_640

Daily Prompt Catch-Up! 10 New Prompts!

2 September 2017

Make art about money, having money, or not having it.

money

3 September 2017

Make art poverty of the spirit.

poverty of spirit

4 September 2017

Make art about the origin of a lie.

lies

5 September 2017

Make art about the sound of animal, a purring cat, a growling dog, the whistle of a songbird, the cry of a hawk.

Moco Talking

6 September 2017

Make art about the storm coming.

storm

 

7 September 2017

Make art about arrogance, an arrogant person, about dealing with arrogance.

arrogance

8 September 2017

Make art about preparing to leave.

leaving

9 September 2017

Make art inspired by or about water words: aquaduct, bog, creek, drizzle, fjord…

More here: 100 Words for Water: http://www.wallacejnichols.org/234/623/100-words-for-water.html

water words

10 September 2017

Make art about rescue, rescuing, being rescued.

water_resuce_2creative_commons

11 September 2017

Make art about recovery, about what that recovery means to you.

recovery

Monday Must Read! The Long Weeping by Jessie Van Eerden

 

JessieJessie Van Eerden is the author of Glorybound (WordFarm, 2012), My Radio Radio (Vandalia Press 2016), and most recently, her collection of portrait essays,The Long Weeping, just released from Orison Books.

A West Virginia native, Jessie holds a BA in English from West Virginia University and an MFA in nonfiction writing from the University of Iowa. Her work has appeared in The Oxford AmericanRiver TeethImageBellingham ReviewWillow SpringsRock & SlingAppalachian Heritage, Ruminate, and other publications. Her prose has been selected for inclusion in Eyes Glowing at the Edge of the Woods: Fiction and Poetry from West Virginia(Vandalia Press); Walk Till the Dogs Get Mean (Ohio University Press); Red Holler (Sarabande); Dreams and Inward Journeys: A Rhetoric and Reader for Writers, Seventh Edition (Longman); Jesus Girls: True Tales of Growing Up Female and Evangelical (Cascade Books); and Best American Spiritual Writing (Houghton Mifflin).

Jessie has taught for over fifteen years in college classrooms and in adult literacy programs. She lives in West Virginia where she directs the low-residency MFA writing program of West Virginia Wesleyan College.

Follow Jessie on Twitter: @jessievaneerden. To see what Jessie has been reading, visit her Goodreads page. To learn more about WV Wesleyan’s MFA program (#wvwcmfa), visit the program website.

Visit Jessie’s website: http://www.jessievaneerden.com/

Buy Jessie’s beautiful books!

The Long Weeping

My Radio Radio

Glorybound

Praise for The Long Weeping

In these startlingly honest and imaginative essays, van Eerden enlarges the world around her, giving flesh to what is all too often flattened by the outside eye, anointing places and people and the throbbing spaces between them as she searches out and sings litanies to what she calls the “larger body I belonged to and could not leave.” Lush and razor-sharp, The Long Weeping shimmers with intelligence and grace. The truest essays I’ve read in a long time.”

Sonja Livingston, author of GhostbreadQueen of the Fall, and Ladies Night at the Dreamland

Van Eerden is one of the best essayists working today if judged by her craft and intellect alone, but her gifts go beyond those: she is also one of the most honest. The Long Weeping turns a visionary eye and a laser mind on subjects often simplified or even scorned by contemporary culture: white poverty; mysticism; love of family; the wisdom of modest people. Van Eerden is brave enough to say the hard things. She’s strong enough to love the hard places.”

Ann Pancake, author of Given GroundStrange as This Weather Has Been, and Me and My Daddy Listen to Bob Marley

More from Jessie Online

http://www.jessievaneerden.com/short-fiction-creative-non-fiction/

https://imagejournal.org/artist/jessie-van-eerden/

http://appalachianheritage.net/2015/09/09/interview-jessie-van-eerden/

http://cheatriverreview.com/jessie-van-eerden/

https://www.ruminatemagazine.com/blogs/ruminate-blog/works-with-soul-interview-with-jessie-van-eerden

http://memorious.org/?author=217

https://rockandsling.com/2011/03/30/an-interview-with-jessie-van-eerden/

https://web.tusculum.edu/tusculumreview/2014/05/14/jessie-van-eerden-2/

Hear Jessie Read

https://vimeo.com/217706875

 

Happy Reading, y’all!

xo

Mary

Friday Call for Submissions Love <3 Tinge Magazine

TINGE Magazine

TINGE Magazine, Temple University’s online literary journal, is seeking submissions of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.
T
he submission period for the next issue is open from September 1 until November 1, 2017.

Please go to tingemagazine.org for more information.

Submissions Guidelines Here

Daily Prompt Catch-Up! 25 New Prompts!

8 August 2017

Make art about heat rising, literal or metaphorical.

fire

 

 

9 August 2017

Make art about the smell of soil.

soil 2

 

10 August 2017

Make art about what you see in an animal’s eyes.

Moco Elegance

11 August 2017

It’s my brother Bill’s birthday. He would have been 48.

Make art about brotherly love, about real acts of brotherly love.

bill 1

12 August 2017

Make art leaning in, about what it means to you to lean in.

leaning 2

 

 

13 August 2017

Make art struggling to remember a dream.

dreaming

14 August 2017

Make art about putting things away.

putting things away

15 August 2017

Make art about struggling to stand.

struggling to stand

16 August 2017

Make art about the sound of children singing.

singing-children

17 August 2017

Make art about what you see in the sky.

see in the sky.jpg

18 August 2017

Make art about reaching for something.

reaching

19 August 2017

Make art about standing with strangers.

crowd

20 August 2017

Make art about a braggart who needs to be the center of attention.

braggart 2

21 August 2017

eclipse (n.)
c. 1300, from Old French eclipse “eclipse, darkness” (12c.), from Latin eclipsis, from Greek ekleipsis “an eclipse; an abandonment,” literally “a failing, forsaking,” from ekleipein “to forsake a usual place, fail to appear, be eclipsed,” from ek “out” (see ex-) + leipein “to leave” (from PIE root *leikw- “to leave”).

Make art inspired by the old meanings of the word eclipse: an abandonment, a failing, a forsaking.

eclipse

22 August 2017

Make art about a moment you were blind.

blind eye

23 August 2017

Make art about placing that call you’ve dreaded making.

phone call.jpg

24 August 2017

Make art about bullets.

bullets.jpeg

25 August 2017

Make art about an instance in which you countered hate with Love.

love will win

26 August 2017

Make art about the first signs of autumn coming.

leaf

27 August 2017

Make art about the art of the apology.

apology

28 August 2017

Make art about cooking together.

cooking.jpg

29 August 2017

Make art about learning to cry.

crying.png

30 August 2017

Make art about a secret you carry.

secret.jpg

31 August 2017

Make art about what’s being whispered.

whisper.jpg

1 September 2017

Make art inspired by a gray silk sky.

gray sky.jpeg

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