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Heart Work <3 Central Virginia Chapter of Writing for Peace <3 Join Us As We Work Toward a More Peaceful World

So as busy as this fall semester has been, I’ve joined with some amazing people in two projects that pretty much embody two principles dominating my heart:
❤ K’in, the journal I’ve founded, making space for diverse, marginalized, and underrepresented voices, and ❤
❤ A new venture connected to Writing for Peace, an organization that means so much to me. I’ve been collaborating with an outstanding group of people to build on the amazing vision of Carmel Mawle, the work that Andrea Slack Doray, as our president carries on, in the mission of Writing for Peace. in the creation of the Central Virginia Chapter of Writing for Peace ❤
 
We’re still in the building process, but we have a home for the chapter, and we want to invite you to join us, as we work toward promoting empathy and peaceful activism in our communities. Our hope is that writers, and activists, and all kinds of supporters of the arts will come together in other places to form chapters of their own, so that we can work together creating a more peaceful world–for everyone.
 
So excited to be sharing this with y’all! ❤
 
Please visit the inaugural regional chapter of Writing for Peace: 

Daily Prompt Love <3 It's Full, I Swear!

11 December 2017 

“Sometimes, your relentless optimism makes me tired.” 🙂 my brother Bill

Make art about why that glass is half full. 

glass full or empty 

Daily Prompt Love <3 Some People Are Just Good

10 December 2017 

Some people you meet are just GOOD, to the core, the real-by-gawd goodness shimmering from them like light. Mike Hamer, my office mate in my first teaching job at East Carolina University, was one of those people, good, smart, kind, funny, gentle, authentic, loving, decent to the core. 

Rest in Peace, Mike. Travel safely and sweetly. This world will miss you sorely, but I can already hear the heavenly music from here. 

Make art about someone whose goodness emanates, shines, in everything they do. Pay tribute to them while they’re still walking here with us. 

Late Daily Prompt Love :-) Snowstorm in Virginia Delay Edition :-)

9 December 2017

Make art about when the lights went out. 

Candle in the Dark

Call for Submissions Again :-) Spank the Carp Seeking Submissions

I love this publication. Check it out! 
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS to SPANK the CARP. 

We’re looking for flash fiction, short stories, and poetry, including shape poetry. 
If your work is thought-provoking, sophisticated, yet not pretentious or obscure, we’re interested. 
For submission guidelines and more information visit 

www.spankthecarp.com

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Friday Call for Submissions Love <3 K'in Wants Diverse Voices!

K’in: A New Journal Celebrating The Diversity of Voices Under Our One Sun

Now Reading for Our Inaugural Issue!

Seeking fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry for our inaugural issue, set to go live May 1, 2018.

About K’in

K’in is the part of the ancient Mayan Long Count Calendar system which corresponds to one day. It is the smallest unit of Maya time to be counted, and a common translation of the word means “one passage under the sun,” and it is this translation that moves us, as editors, as readers, and as writers ourselves, the recognition of how, all over the planet, the stories, the poetry, the moment-to-moment memoirs, of what it means to be human are being written every day.

We are determined to do what we can to celebrate the breathtaking range of beauty and diversity to be found each day, under that one sun. Our goal is to create a publication that makes a place for that range, for those diverse experiences, particularly making space for marginalized and underrepresented voices.

We are, all of us, so much more alike than we are different. We are, each of us, glorious, as glorious as that sun. And every voice matters.

Submission Details

Two issues a year—May 1 and November 1—reading periods from November 1-March 31 and June 1-September 30.

No previously published work. Simultaneous okay. Submissions are accepted only through Green Submissions. Please include a brief cover letter and bio of not more than 50 words.

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.

Experimental, traditional, playful, prayerful, celebratory, challenging: human—try us. Show us a new way to tell one of the millions of stories under that glorious sun.

Visit K’in Website Here! 

Detailed Submission Guidelines Here! 

 

Sunrise for K'in--Large

Daily Prompt Love <3 Times Two :-) What's Coming Home to Roost

7 December 2017

Make art about chickens coming home to roost. 

“As a proverbial expression it’s half a millennium old.

The older fuller form was curses are like chickens; they always come home to roost, meaning that your offensive words or actions are likely at some point to rebound on you. The idea goes back to Chaucer, though he expressed it rather differently in The Parson’s Tale, around 1390, writing that curses are like “a bird that returns again to his own nest”….

Read more about this idiom here.

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8 December 2017

Make art about pushing to finish something in order to meet a deadline. 

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