"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

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Call for Submissions Love <3 FAWLT Magazine Seeking Work on Dependence & Other Flaws

Call for Submissions: FAWLT MAGAZINE

DEADLINE: For Dependence: March 15, 2018.

For all other faults: rolling submissions.

FAWLT magazine is an online, quarterly journal seeking short stories, poems, essays, photographs, and animated works that deal with human flaws.

Each issue of the magazine will focus on a single, undesirable characteristic, exploring such issues as: who is affected by it, the impact on individuals, in which circumstances it can be especially bad (or actually good), and any other aspect of the flaw that that may be worth investigating.

Their call:
We seek previously unpublished prose, poetry, and art that incorporate these characteristics in funny or sobering ways. Ultimately Fawlt hopes to offer an entertaining look at human frailty and a serious consideration of some of our more unpleasant traits. Please do not send more than three prose pieces or
five poems at a time.

Now actively taking submissions for their next issue: DEPENDENCE

We’re also considering submissions for other faults including:

~  PERFECTIONISM   ~   APATHY   ~   ARROGANCE   ~

However, as we are planning to release those issues in later quarters, our response to submissions in those categories might be slightly long in coming

While we have no problem with simultaneous submissions, please notify us immediately if your submitted work is published elsewhere

Guidelines:
EMAIL: Please send submissions to fiction(at)fawltmag.com (replace (at) with @)poetry(at)fawltmag, or artandphoto(at)fawltmag, depending on your category (replace (at) with @). Please indicate, in the subject line, which flaw your work addresses.
ATTACH: A cover letter.
IMAGES: May be sent via email as JPEG or TIF files.
PAYMENT: While we’re working on acquiring the funds necessary to pay our contributors, as of now, we can’t offer any formal payment.

Visit FAWLT Here 

Detailed Guidelines Here  

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Daily Prompt Love Catch-Up <3

10 February 2018

Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve…You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”Martin Luther King Jr.

Make art about loving hearts that serve.

service

11 February 2018

Introverts live in two worlds: We visit the world of people, but solitude and the inner world will always be our home.”-Jenn Granneman

Make art about being an introvert, about “visiting the world of people,” or about needing time in that inner world.

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Daily Prompt Love x 2

8 February 2018

I tell my students that writers don’t write because they have answers; they write because they have questions.

Make a list of your questions, what you wish you could ask other people, friends, family,  what you want to ask the world. If you could spray paint a single question on a public wall in ten foot tall letters, what would that question be? 

Make art inspired by or composed of your questions. 

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9 February 2018

Self talk can be a major force for healing.

Make art about having that much needed conversation with yourself, that self-dialogue you’ve put off for too long. 

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Daily Prompt Love <3 Pictures of Love

7 February 2018 

Woke up hearing someone sing this.

Make art about the Love in that photograph. 

from Photograph
Ed Sheeran
….
So you can keep me
Inside the pocket of your ripped jeans
Holding me closer ’til our eyes meet
You won’t ever be alone, wait for me to come home
Loving can heal, loving can mend your soul
And it’s the only thing that I know, know
I swear it will get easier,
Remember that with every piece of you
Hm, and it’s the only thing we take with us when we die
Hm, we keep this love in this photograph
We made these memories for ourselves
Where our eyes are never closing
Hearts were never broken
And time’s forever frozen still
So you can keep me
Inside the pocket of your ripped jeans
Holding me closer ’til our eyes meet
You won’t ever be alone….

Daily Prompt Love <3 What Emerges

6 February 2018

Thinking a lot today about how the new emerges from the old. 

Go back to an old piece of writing, and use the last line of that as the first line of something new. 

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Guest Blog at Streetlight Mag

Grateful to the good folks at Streetlight Magazine for the invitation to guest blog ❤ 

Thinking on Art & Activism. Check it out Here

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Daily Prompt Love <3 Ancestral Traditions

1 February 2018

Celebrating Imbolc, the day of the Celtic goddess Brigid that marks the beginning of spring.

Imbolc, also known as the Feast of Brigid, celebrates the arrival of longer, warmer days and the early signs of spring on February 1.

It is one of the four major “fire” festivals (quarter days, referred to in Irish mythology from medieval Irish texts. The other three festivals on the old Irish calendar are Beltane, Lughnasadh, and Samhain – Halloween).

The word Imbolc means literally “in the belly” in the old Irish Neolithic language, referring to the pregnancy of ewes.

St. Brigid is the patron saint of babies, blacksmiths, boatmen, cattle farmers, children whose parents are not married, children whose mothers are mistreated by the children’s fathers, Clan Douglas, dairymaids, dairy workers, fugitives, Ireland, Leinster, mariners, midwives, milkmaids, nuns, poets, the poor, poultry farmers, poultry raisers, printing presses, sailors, scholars, travelers, and watermen. Here’s a busy saint!

One folk tradition that continues in some homes on St. Brigid’s Day (or Imbolc) is that of the Brigid’s Bed. The girls and young unmarried women of the household or village create a corn dolly to represent Brigid, called the Brideog (“little Brigid” or “young Brigid”), adorning it with ribbons and baubles like shells or stones. They make a bed for the Brideog to lie in…..” (from Irish Central)

Read more traditional ways of celebrating Imbolc, St. Brigid’s Day, here

Make art about ancestral traditions. 

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