"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

Posts tagged ‘fiction’

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.

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19 September 2017

Make art about what’s being seeded.

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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

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. 

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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.

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11 September 2017

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

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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

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