"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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A Special Call for Submissions! A New Reading Series! Womxn at Red Door 104!

A Reading Series Celebrating Virginia Women, Woman-Identifying, Genderfluid, Genderqueer, & Nonbinary-Identifying Writers

Womxn at Red Door 104: Words and Art, a new reading series created to celebrate Virginia womxn writers, is a partnership between Creative Writing at Longwood University and Red Door 104, a unique gallery and art learning center owned and operated by the tireless and talented Audrey Sullivan,  in historic downtown Farmville,Virginia.

The series will consist of two events annually:

  • A reading and reception in April 2020, with two featured readers and five cameo readers.
  • All selected readers will then also have the unique and exciting experience of having visual art created by central Virginia artists in response to their submitted work. This art will be revealed in a second event, an art opening at Red Door 104 the following October.

The first Womxn at Red Door 104 reading will take place from 2-4 pm on Saturday, April 4, 2020. The art opening will take place in October 2020, date tba.

Submissions open 1 July 2019.  Submit writing samples and a 50-75 word bio via Submittable.  Submissions are limited to current Virginia residents.

For more details, see our website here!

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K’in Spotlight! Jonathan Corcoran, Author of The Rope Swing

K’in Spotlight! Choosing To Love or Run ❤
Check out Dave Magill’s excellent interview with Jon Corcoran. 
Jonathan Corcoran is the author of the story collection, The Rope Swing, which was named a finalist for the Lambda Literary Awards and long-listed for The Story Prize. His stories have been anthologized in Eyes Glowing at the Edge of the Woods: Fiction and Poetry from West Virginia and Best Gay Stories 2017. He received a BA in Literary Arts from Brown University and an MFA in Fiction Writing from Rutgers University-Newark. Jonathan teaches writing at Rutgers and serves as a Visiting Writer in the low-residency MFA program at West Virginia Wesleyan College. He was born and raised in a small town in West Virginia and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.
 
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Monday Must Read! The Rope Swing by Jonathan Corcoran

Jonathan Corcoran is the author of the story collection, The Rope Swing, published in 2016 by West Virginia University Press. The Rope Swing was a finalist for the 2017 Lambda Literary Awards and long-listed for The Story Prize. His stories have been anthologized in Eyes Glowing at the Edge of the Woods: Fiction and Poetry from West Virginia and Best Gay Stories 2017. He received a BA in Literary Arts from Brown University and an MFA in Fiction Writing from Rutgers University-Newark. Jonathan is currently Visiting Assistant Professor at Wesleyan University and serves as a Visiting Writer in the low-residency MFA program at West Virginia Wesleyan College. He was born and raised in a small town in West Virginia and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.

Check out Jonathan’s website here! 

Corcoran Must Read

Buy this beautiful book here!

Praise for The Rope Swing

“Jonathan Corcoran’s Appalachian voice, so fierce, so tender,portrays tradition as both weapon and soothing balm. The Rope Swingtakes us inside quiet revolutions of the soul in mountain towns far from Stonewall: we can never go home again, but we recognize ourselves in these linked stories of love, loss, the economic tyranny of neglect and exploitation, and the lifelong alliance between those who stay and those who leave. The Rope Swing establishes a new American writer whose unerring instincts are cause for celebration.”

—Jayne Anne Phillips, author of Quiet DellLark and Termite, and Black Tickets

Monday Must Read! Ann Tweedy: The Body’s Alphabet

Tweedy, AnnAnn Tweedy‘s first full length book, The Body’s Alphabet, was published by Headmistress Press in 2016, and it is currently a finalist for both a Lambda Literary Award and a Golden Crown Literary Society Award. Ann’s poetry has been published in Rattle, Clackamas Literary Review, Berkeley Poetry Review, Wisconsin Review, and many other places. She is also the author of two chapbooks—White Out (Green Fuse Press 2013) and Beleaguered Oases (tcCreative Press 2010)—and she has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Best of the Net Award. In addition to writing poetry, she has served as a law professor, most recently at the former Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, and is a leading scholar on both tribal civil jurisdiction and bisexuality and the law. She currently serves as in-house counsel for the Muckleshoot Tribe in Washington State. Ann grew up in Southeastern Massachusetts and graduated from Bryn Mawr College and the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. She is an M.F.A. candidate at Hamline University.

Buy Ann’s lovely book!

The Body’s Alphabet

Praise for The Body’s Alphabet

“This collection of poems adheres to the bodies of mothers and daughters, lovers and partners, childhood and children. It reminds us how close and distant we can be, at all times, to each other, to nature, to living, and to death.”

–Trish Hopkinson, Literary Mama

“Ann Tweedy’s collection The Body’s Alphabet is a book of in-betweens – in-between homes, in-between loves, in-between sexualities. It is a book about motherhood and memory, and the space we keep for our childhood long after we have grown up around it. Though Tweedy begins The Body’s Alphabet with the lines ‘I tread through / the world mindful that upsets / follow unguarded movement’ (1), over the course of the collection she finds strength in those quiet and delicate moments, and in doing so steps out from her own carefully crafted betweenness to affirm her presence in the work.”

–Rebecca Valley, Drizzle Review

Home is the structure you build when nowhere else will have you,” writes Ann Tweedy in this gutsy, no-nonsense collection of poems built on a precarious and often tender journey through homes no longer available to return to. The result is neither sadness nor nostalgia; it is hard, clean narrative of self-preservation and survival, fitted with unexpected joy. I feel such kinship with these poems, their testament to the strength and determination of women and men who struggle to build life anew, and to find home and happiness in a world of travail. What a blessed space this book is: a home for the wayward soul.
D. A. Powell, American Poet

Ann Tweedy’s first book is a brave and honest examination of liminality. In delicate lyrics she confesses to trespass, asking readers to question the boundaries between acts and identity, sexuality and family. The Body’s Alphabet  documents the poet’s courage, living openly as a bisexual feminist. Although childhood logic taught her that “home is the structure / you build when nowhere else will have you,” these beautiful poems knit and nest safe haven for a life spent gathering freedom.
Carol Guess, author of Doll Studies: Forensics

More From Ann Online!

http://queenmobs.com/2016/02/interview-ann-tweedy-by-mary-kasimor/

http://untitledcountry.blogspot.com/2011/02/issue-4-featured-poet-ann-tweedy.html

http://www.lavrev.net/2010/06/ann-tweedy.html

http://www.rattle.com/nature-essay-ann-tweedy/

http://www.literarymama.com/reviews/archives/2016/12/a-review-of-the-bodys-alphabet.html

Hear Ann Read!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZ6Woib8eSc

 

Happy Reading!

xo

Mary

Friday Call for Submissions Love <3 Two Calls: Sundress Seeking Hybrids, and Panoply Seeking 'Daylight'

Manticore: Hybrid Writing from Hybrid Identities 

Editor: Nicole Oquendo
Publisher: Sundress Publications 
Deadline: May 15, 2017

This anthology aims to feature the strange and wonderful intersection between work by writers and artists of hybrid identities and the hybrid work they produce. We are especially interested in work from writers and artists of color, trans, queer, neurodivergent, or disabled writers and artists, writers and artists with invisible illnesses, and anyone else who feels their identity is itself an intersection. In short, if you believe your identity is a hybrid form that influences your craft, we want to hear from you. 
Since this anthology will be available exclusively online for free, contributors to this anthology cannot be paid at this time. However, submissions to this anthology are free. 

Submissions are due to anthologyATsundresspublicationsDOTcom by 11:59 EST on May 15th, 2017. 

Submission Guidelines

This anthology seeks hybrid or otherwise experimental prose, poetry, and other forms from writers that identify as having a hybrid identity. Shorter work is preferred unless the hybrid nature of a piece demands a higher word or page count. Submit up to one submission batch per genre.  

Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but let us know immediately if your work has been accepted elsewhere. While disclosure is not required, we’d also love to know more about your hybrid identity in your cover letter, including how you feel your hybrid identity influences your craft. 

Fiction
Send one (1) story of up to 5,000 words, or up to three (<3) flash stories, attached in a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file. The email subject line should read FICTION – Your Full Name – Title of Work. 

Nonfiction
Send one (1) essay of up to 5,000 words, or up to three (<3) flash essays, attached in a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file. The email subject line should read NONFICTION – Your Full Name – Title of Work. 

Poetry
Send up to five (<5) poems attached in a single .doc, .docx, or .pdf file. The email subject line should read POETRY – Your Full Name – Title of Work. 

Multimodal/Hybrid
If your submission is multimodal/hybrid (possibilities include images along with text, including but not limited to comics and photo essays, work with sound components, or blends of multiple genres), send one (1) piece of up to 5,000 words, or up to three (<3) flash pieces, attached in a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file. The email subject line should read HYBRID – Your Full Name – Title of Work. 

If your attachment may be too large to be handled via email, contact us and let us know. 
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Panoply

Issue 6: Theme: Daylight
Deadline: April 2, 2017

Please limit your submissions to subjects related to the theme, “daylight.” The Call is open until Sunday night April 2, 2017 at 11:59 pm Central (US) time.

  • Up to 3 pieces
  • Flash fiction or prose of no more than 500 words, and/or poetry
  • We read blind. Do not put your name or other identifiers on any of the pieces
  • Please include a bio of <= 60 words in the box provided by Submittable
  • We publish only one piece per contributor per issue

Approximate publication date, to be confirmed, is May 5.

Panoply accepts submissions through Submittable. For more guidelines and to submit, please visit: Panoply’s Submittable Page

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