Quickie

Are you strapped for time?  Trying to write, but in the mood for something short and sweet?  The Foundling Review has you covered with their Pachaas contest.  Write a story that's exactly 50 words long and send it their way.

Library Run and Chickens

Last night I went to pick up a stack of Alice Walker books.  I'm going to start diving in today and I'm not quite sure what to expect.  On one hand, this is a woman who can go to dark places in her writing, and on the other hand, this is a woman who has... Continue Reading →

Tournaments, Cross Dressing Princes, and Mini Operas: A Tuesday Post of Accountability

Ali:  No breaks in this week's chain, I am pleased to report.  Also, I made cookies and went on a seven mile hike over the weekend.  As of yesterday, I'm only two miles away from hitting my work out goal for the week (a seven mile hike helps a lot).  Work in progress for this... Continue Reading →

Pitfalls and Unexpected Benefits of the Epistolary Form

Welcome to June and our new mentor: Alice Walker!!!!Alice Walker, Miami Bookfair International, 1989 Alice Walker, as you may or may not know, is the Pulitzer Prize winner author of The Color Purple(you may’ve seen the Oscar nominated movie starring Oprah Winfrey and Whoopi Goldberg).The Color Purplewas on my to-read list for a looooong time.... Continue Reading →

Bedtime Stories

As soon as I saw this call for submissions, I thought of how perfectly it fit with our conversation with Alameddine.  Wicked East Press is currently collecting submissions for not one, but three anthologies featuring bedtime stories.  Check it out.  The deadline is June 30th.Happy Writing!

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