Saturday, March 12, 2016

[Poets&Writers]400 Small Presses Looking For Your Work; a Safe Haven for African American Fiction; and More

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Over 400 Small Presses
Got a manuscript? Search the Small Press database to find the right home for it. Hundreds of listings provide information about what each press is looking for, tips from the editors, and how to submit your work. Here are a few presses you may not have heard about:

Orison Books is a non profit literary press focused on the life of the spirit from a broad and inclusive range of perspectives.

Sagging Meniscus specializes in the literature of the American underground.

Atomic Quill publishes short novels and novellas that reflect the ethos of Detroit: bracingly straightforward, diverse, and a bit cheeky. 

Kimbilio Nurtures Black Writers
Kimbilio, which means "safe haven" in Swahili, serves as a space to foster both writing and community for African American fiction writers. "For a lot of fellows, the retreat is the first time they have been in a professional community that is safe, where their subject matter and their person is fully honored and nurtured," explains David Haynes, cofounder of the retreat.
Read more about the retreat, held from July 17 to 23 in Taos, New Mexico, in the latest issue of Poets & Writers Magazineand online.
A Book Sanctuary in the Rockies
What to do with thirty-two thousand books? Jeff Lee and Ann Martin, booksellers at the Tattered Cover Book Store in Denver, have a plan.
NYTimes Best-Selling Author Seeks Co-Author (Sponsored Article)

Best-selling author James Patterson is launching a competition to find his next co-author. It could be you! To enter the competition, complete your submission by March 22nd.

University of Tampa's Low-Residency Program (Sponsored Article)

The University of Tampa's low-residency MFA program is designed to help poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers advance their command of craft. Students benefit from intense mentoring relationships with renowned faculty members committed to individual learning and growth. Through small group workshops and special events, students develop lasting connections with a supportive network of peer writers.

Pursue your passion in sunny Florida -- without interrupting your life! Learn more!
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Ampersand: The Poets & Writers Podcast

The latest episode of Ampersand: The Poets & Writers Podcast features a phone call with John Freeman, the editor of the biannual journalFreeman's and the author of "Such Great Heights," a profile of Annie Dillard that appears in the current issue of Poets & Writers Magazine. Freeman talks about traveling to Virginia, to Dillard's cabin near Cripple Creek, where he spent two days in the company of "this immense observational intelligence." 

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