"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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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 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

HeartWood Call for Submissions: Still Open for our April Issue

We’re still reading, but closing in on final selections for our April issue, so send us your best–poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction. 

Website: http://www.heartwoodlitmag.com/

Guidelines: http://www.heartwoodlitmag.com/submit/

HeartWood

 

Gettin to the Heart of It All <3 Call for Submissions <3 HeartWood Literary Magazine

HeartWood, an online literary magazine in association with West Virginia Wesleyan’s Low-Residency MFA program, publishes twice yearly, in April and October. Our inaugural issue will go live April 2017.


We accept submissions year round through Submittable, and welcome previously unpublished poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, from both established and emerging writers. We do love Appalachian voices, but we enthusiastically encourage writers from all backgrounds to submit. 

General Submissions

What We Want:

We are interested in writing that pushes into, dares to reveal, its own truth, that takes emotional risks, that gets to the heart of the matter.

Simultaneous submissions are fine, provided you notify us if the work is accepted elsewhere.

We also welcome queries from Appalachian artists (writers, visual artists, musicians, performers, folk artists, etc) interested in being included in our Appalachian Arts section.

Submission Details

Prose submissions, fiction or nonfiction, should be 3000 words or less.

Fiction: Fiction submissions may include short stories, flash fiction, or novel excerpts if the excerpt can stand alone. You may submit more than one piece of flash fiction, as long as the total word count does not exceed 3000 words.

Creative Nonfiction: We’re open to a wide range of nonfiction, with the exception of academic articles, or that which would be considered more traditionally journalistic. Personal essay, memoir, lyric, literary journalism, or some blurring in between, are all acceptable.

Poetry: Poets should submit no more than 3-5 single-spaced poems at a time. Include all poems in a single document for upload. Lyric, narrative, experimental, prose poems–we’re open to all variations of the poetic voice.

Surprise us. Make us think. Make us feel. Make our hearts race.

Appalachian Arts Interviews

We also welcome queries from Appalachian artists (writers, visual artists, musicians, performers, folk artists, etc) interested in being included in our Appalachian Arts section. We define Appalachian artists as an artist who is heavily influenced by the Appalachian region and its traditions, history, and people. At HeartWood, we are looking for artists who take these traditions and speak to them in a new and unexpected way.

To query about possible inclusion in the Appalachian Arts section: Submit the following in one document (doc, docx) through the Appalachian Arts link on our Submittable page:

  • Artist bio
  • Artist statement addressing what being an “Appalachian artist” means to you, how you uniquely define yourself as an Appalachian artist, and how your connection to Appalachia as you see/define it connects (or doesn’t) to your work.
  • At least one link to where artwork or samples can be seen/heard (artist website, other publications, YouTube, etc).

If we’re interested, based on the query, editors will email requesting additional information and work sample.

What We’ll Do

Submissions will be responded to within three months. If you haven’t heard from us after three months, feel free to inquire by sending us a note through Submittable.  If your work is accepted, HeartWood acquires first North American rights. All rights revert to the author upon publication, but we do ask for first publication attribution in any future publications. We also reserve the right to include accepted pieces in any future anthologies or promotions. If we have passed on a submission, please wait 6 months before submitting again. Regrettably, time being as it is, we are unable offer feedback on submissions. 

As much as we would love to be able to pay our contributors, unfortunately we are not able to do so. This is a labor of love for all of us, and we will do our best to honor and promote your work. 

(Please note: We regret that current or past employees, current or past students, and alumni of WVWC are not eligible for publication in HeartWood, but we wish you much luck with your work elsewhere.)

 

Website: http://www.heartwoodlitmag.com/

Submit Here!

HeartWood

 

HeartWood Issue 2 Released! Broadside Winner Announced! Congrats to Kory Wells! And thanks to Diane Gilliam and to all of the HeartWood staff!

Issue 2 of HeartWood is LIVE!
We’re especially thrilled to announce the winner and finalists for the first HeartWood Broadside Series Competition! Congratulations to Kory Wells, whose poem “With a Thousand-Tongued Hunger” was selected as winner by this year’s judge Diane Gilliam.
Check out Kory’s amazing piece here, with the stunning broadside created by artist Diane Radford with Dog & Pony Press, as well as all of the wonderful work we’re so honored to share ❤
Don’t forget! We’re already reading for our April 2017 issue!
Now, let’s get to the heart of the matter!
HeartWood

HeartWood Literary Magazine! Upcoming Issue & Call for Submissions!

Working on HeartWood 🙂

So honored to share this good work Thanks and Big Love to the editorial staff–Danielle Kelly, Susan Good, Beth Feagan,Mary Imo Stike, Jessica Spruill, CM Chapman, and Vincent James Trimboli, for all their beautiful hard work! And special thanks–as always–to my son J (Jacques Hackett) for being my on-call ever-patient tech guru

The next issue of HeartWood goes live October 2nd!

AND

We’ll announce the very first winner and finalists for the

HEARTWOOD BROADSIDE SERIES CONTEST!

Like HeartWood on FB! 

And follow us on Twitter! @HeartWoodlitmag

AND 

We’re reading now for the April 2017 issue! Send us your beautiful work! 

Check it out and Submit HERE! 

Let’s get to the heart of the matter ❤

HeartWood

Special Sunday Call for Submissions: HeartWood

HeartWood reading now for our October issue! 

Seeking poetry, fiction, and nonfiction! Also seeking profile & interview proposals for our Appalachian Arts section! 

Submission Guidelines Here! 

HeartWood

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