Good day! Hope your St. Valentine’s Day is sweet.
I’ve been traveling so the pic at the left is taken from a plane. Every time I am on a plane and look out the window at clouds I think of Joni Mitchell’s song Both Sides Now.
Here’s what’s new with contributors.
Donna Hilbert has some dynamite poems about her mother in the February Verse-Virtual—here’s the link.
Tekla Dennison Miller has a new book published by Oak Tree Books. It’s called Mother Rabbit.
Here’s how it’s described: “Alyce Bonura is a single mother who takes a position as the Bunny Mother of the Chicago Playboy Club to not only flee from a negative relationship but to pursue a career that guarantees financial freedom and upward mobility. Unfortunately, all is not what is assured or expected. Mother Rabbit is a collaborative memoir about a woman like so many others in the 1960’s, caught between living according to traditional societal mores and pursuing the promises of the feminist movement.
Want to learn about farming? Check out Laura Rodley’s latest article in Country Folks, titled “The Recipe For Starting a Farm.”
T. C. Boyle’s next book The Terranauts will be out from Ecco in the fall. Here’s Tom’s website.
Here are some calls for submissions.
The local Highland Park, IL literary magazine East on Central, has a March 1 deadline—here is the link. The magazine features visual art as well as poetry and prose and is always handsome.
Subprimal Poetry Art is a web-based magazine featuring “thought-provoking words, music, and other art” that just opened its call for submissions. There will be a guest editor for this issue, the poet John C. Mannone. Here’s the link to Subprimal’s submission info.
To me it will always be Chicago, not Chi-town, but that matters not. Have you written poetry or prose about our city? Or maybe you have an idea for an article. Or maybe you have black-and-white photos. Well, check out Belt.
As is explained on the submission page, “Here at Belt we’re in the business of covering the Rust Belt. But what exactly does that mean when it comes to Chicago? . . . . Coming in early 2017, the Chicago Anthology will be edited by Belt magazine editor-in-chief Martha Bayne. We are looking for a wide range of contributions that speak to the city’s past and its diverse, complicated, confounding present; to its rich history and politics, for sure, but also to its arts and its culture; its ecology and its elemental humanity.” The deadline is June 1. Here is the link to submission info.
My photograph “Cold heart” was the cover of Vine Leaves Literary Journal a while back. Now Vines Leaves wants you to know that February is not just about candy and valentines. It’s about deadlines. You have until the end of the month to submit to 2016 Vine Leaves Vignette Collection Award and to Vine Leaves Journal.
Do you have something you’d like me to mention here? Drop me a line (weighedwords at gmail.com).
Have I told you before that I like you, I really really like you? Well, I do (in my own limited way).
Peace, love, and solace