November’s chill is upon us in Chicago. How about you? Does if feel like winter?
Congratulations to Patty Somlo! She will have a new book of stories out in the coming year. Hairway to Heaven will be published by Cherry Castle Publishing in 2015.
Michael Constantine McConnell’s poem “A Faun’s Lament” appears in a new anthology, The Best of Electric Velocipede.
Donna Hilbert’s poem “The Sun Straight Up” was posted November 10 on the Cadence Collective site.
I haven’t had any literary acceptances lately but have had more luck with my photographs. Two (“Shoo” and “Bounty”) appear in the latest issue of the digital magazine Control literary magazine.
Earlier in 2014 my photo “Cold Heart” appeared on the cover of Vine Leaves Literary Journal. I am happy to say that the photo was also chosen to be in the annual print anthology, The Best of Vine Leaves, 2014. This will be the first time I see one of my photos actually in print.
My friend Kent McDaniel is a writer, musician, and singer songwriter. In one of this latest posts he shares an original song , something he refers to as “Blues for the Idealist” and I think it is rather solace-y. The song is titled “May You Still Believe” and you can listen to it at Kent’s site, Dumbfounding Stories.
Purple Passion Press seeks submissions for its first anthology on the theme of “the dead.” Submit poetry and literary flash fiction dealing with the dead that walk alongside us, the afterlife, ghosts, spirits, hauntings and the supernatural—the theme is open to interpretation.
Purple Passion Press likes vibrant language with stunning imagery and emotional impact. Send work that surprises and resonates. Purple Passion seeks literary poetry and prose where imagination, beliefs, and humanity lead us to examine and explore the lives of the dead. Where have they gone? Or are they still here? Purple Passion Press seeks to include a variety of distinctive voices. Deadline December 1, 2014.
What Purple Passion accepts:
- Poetry: Up to 40 lines.
- Poetry: Submit 1 – 3 poems.
- Flash fiction: 750 words or less.
- Flash fiction: Submit 1 – 2 pieces.
All submissions must be sent to us via Submittable. Please include a short, third person bio in the cover letter
That’s all I have for you today. Got something you’d like me to share? Let me know (weighedwords at gmail.com).
Peace, love, and solace