The Loveletter | Sweetness from Write Bloody Publishing
WRITE GUTSY? WRITE LOVELY? WRITE BLOODY WANTS YOU!
And guess what!? Because you are a faithful follower of Write Bloody, our poetry contest for publication is open EARLY, JUST FOR YOU! Click on the photo or here for the special link to our submission page. The poetry contest will open to everyone August first. Why submit early? The editors will have fresh eyes to see your work as it is coming in early! Everyone likes fresh eyes. No one likes tired eyes. [insert Ben Stein eye commercial joke] For entry questions, email Emily Ott at EmilyWriteBloody@gmail.com
AARON SAMUELS STARTED A COMPANY FOR BLACK MILLENNIALS, & IT’S TAKING OFF
Two years ago, Aaron Samuels, along with some friends, started Blavity, a tech and media platform dedicated to empowering the voices of Black Millennial writers. They have some awesome things on the horizon, so make sure you sign up to stay in the know!
STEVIE EDWARDS IS GETTING ALL THE LIT MAG LOVE
Stevie Edwards has new poems out this spring in Winter Tangerine, Superstition Review, Up the Staircase Quarterly, After Happy Hour Review, inferior planets, and Rust + Moth! Rumor has it she also has more poems being published in lit mags this summer and is moving to Denton, TX to get her geek on as a PhD candidate in creative writing at University of North Texas.
BUDDY WAKEFIELD TAKES ON EUROPE WITH U.K. TOUR & NETHERLANDS’ ART RESIDENCY
Bud is currently on tour in the U.K. through July, and will then head to Nijmegen, Holland to work on creating 12 poetry videos (new material!) with 12 creative teams throughout August and September. If interested in creating a video for one of Buddy’s works and staying with him for a week at AIR Besiendershuis, email him directly email@example.com. For booking in the U.K. contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
HAPPY ROAD TRIP SEASON FROM FRANNY CHOI!
If you’re going on a summer adventure, remember to snag the Floating, Brilliant, Gone audiobook, written and narrated by Franny Choi! The audiobook includes music by sibling extraordinaire Brigid Choi, plus a bonus live track. Available on iTunes and Audible for only $7! It’s almost definitely better than the one country station your radio sort-of picks up in Middle-of-Nowhere, Idaho. Unless you’re into that kind of thing. Which is cool too.
AZIZA BARNES, JOSE OLIVAREZ, & JON SANDS ARE THE POETRY GODS: A PODCAST
Open your ears to the hottest podcast in the land. The Poetry Gods are interested in finding the people behind the poems. Interviews, stories, and a healthy amount of shit/shop talk.
THE LITTLE REDHEAD WHO COULD
Our own Jeanann Verlee (Racing Hummingbirds and Said the Manic to the Muse) recently sat down to chat poems and performance with The Poetry Gods for their shiny new podcast! She’s also got new poems up at BuzzFeed, Nailed, Winter Tangerine Review: Reshaping the Bell Jar, and forthcoming at Flapperhouse. PLUS nonfiction at both Feministing and Nailed, and an upcoming feature slated for The Nervous Breakdown. Get all the updates here. (Photo: Dré Haynes)
JADE SYLVAN’S ORIGINAL MUSICAL LAUNCHED
Congrats to Jade for Spider Cult The Musical, “promise to be the apocalyptic, lesbian, sic-fi, horror, burlesque musical of the century”! Keep up-to-date on Jade’s site for all their future shows, musicals, and artistic feats to come!