Tag Archive: Solace in So Many Words


News and calls for submissions


Oy. What to say? I’m still thinking about the slaughter in Las Vegas. And our country’s lack of response to gun violence. One thing I plan to do is continue to support the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Now for news. First off, I want to express my sadness at learning Susan Elbe passed …

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Before the leaves fall


Before the leaves change color and fall, I wanted to share these photos of trees. As for writing, there are two open calls for submission that might interest you. And, like the foliage, these open calls end very soon. First, Electric Literature; details here. And, Tin House; details here. Also, if you are looking for …

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Ides of September and a penultimate line

Hibiscus © Ellen Wade Beals, 2017

Hello. September is well upon us (halfway over tomorrow). How have you been? My thoughts are with all those who have been affected by the recent hurricanes and those who have been living in smoke-filled and dangerous places due to all the wild fires. When the news gets to be too much, I never know …

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Happy Labor Day

Love you © Ellen Wade Beals, 2017

Hello there!  It’ll be just a short post today as I don’t think anyone is thinking too much about writing. It’s the beginning of a long weekend, the last one of summer. Already in Chicago the nights are chilly, and yesterday I saw geese fly overhead. I wonder whether this means our upcoming winter will …

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