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.
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.
7 January 2018
Woke up hearing a beautiful tenor voice singing this song.
“When evening falls so hard, I will comfort you…..When darkness comes, and pain is all around, Like a bridge over troubled water, I will ease your mind….”
“Sail on, silver girl, sail on by. Your time has come to shine….”
Make art inspired by the last song you heard. Or about bridges. Or about being there for someone.
18 December 2017
Make art about what you see on the horizon.
14 December 2017
Our world needs kindness right now more than it ever has.
Make art about a difference made by one small act of kindness.
SOME SPECIAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS LOVE!
HEARTWOOD BROADSIDE SERIES CONTEST
The brand spanking new issue of HeartWood comes out tomorrow! Thrilled to share amazing work from some amazing writers!
And our second annual Broadside Competition is under way! Submit poetry, flash fiction, or micro memoir! Submit now! And share the call!
Partnering with West Virginia letterpress company Base Camp Printing, the winning entry (poetry or flash prose) will be featured on a limited-edition letterpress broadside with an original image inspired by the text.
Contest Judge: MAGGIE ANDERSON is the author of five books of poems most recently Dear All, (Four Way Books, 2017) and five edited or co-edited volumes of poetry. She was the founding director of the Wick Poetry Center and founder and editor of the Wick Poetry Series of the Kent State University Press. Anderson was also the Director of the Northeast Ohio MFA in creative writing from 2006-2009 and is the recipient of two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as grants from the Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania Councils on the Arts. Maggie Anderson is Professor Emerita in English of Kent State University and currently lives in Asheville, NC.
Complete Guidelines Here!