As always there are many announcements from the KotaPress Poetry front. We hope you will find these helpful, and feel free to contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 206-251-6706 if you need further information.
»»Seattle Arts & Lectures has announced their new Lecture Series and the 2002/03 Wednesday University series! Lots of amazing offerings here -- including an appearance by Ira Glass from NPR's "This American Life"!! Check it out www.lectures.org
»»Gabrielle Faust, Founder & Director of Stand Together Benefit Group, wrote to say that they are still in need of poets to perform at the 9-11 benefit. They are also offering a silent auction and are looking for artists to donate works. It would be great to have materials be 9-11 related, but they are open to other options, too. Check it out www.stbg.org
»»Have you got
a special place in your heart and memory for Mister Rogers Neighborhood?
Did you grow up with the Neighborhood of Make Believe and now have the
good fortune of sharing that world with your own children? If so, it's
up to you to keep the Neighborhood available for viewing in your own area
of the world! Individual PBS stations line up the "children's programming"
and some of them are looking to replace the Neighborhood as we move into
a more "tech" driven world. But our kids are NOT "technology"
-- they are KIDS! Keep the Neighborhood available for your kids! Contact
your local PBS station, and tell them you support KEEPING the Neighborhood!!
is FEATURED!!! We got a mention in the new book, "On the Net Resource
Guide for Writers"
which is a writer's reference book. The book offers many resources --
all of which can be found on the Internet! Some of the resource listings
include publishers, editors, message boards for writers, book reviewers,
places to promote your book for free, literary agents, clubs for writers,
places to find jobs for writers, and a whole lot more. A great tool for
any writer's home office! To check it out, see:
»»The 2002 KotaPress Anthology Contest is now closed. Please don't bug Peg with late entries. Look for winner announcements in the September 2002 issue of KotaPress!
»» Do you know the business of your art? Most poets don't. Now you can take this Kota class no matter where you live and find out what the business of you art looks like.
We'll cover everything from revision to the dreaded poet voice, from self publishing to web publishing and back again. You can register online instantly though our eStore and get started right away. Don't miss out!
»»The Creativity Workshop's goal is to help individuals believe in and develop their creative process and break through the fears and blocks that inhibit creativity through using memoir, creative writing, visual arts exercises, and storytelling. The end product is expanded perception, innovative problem solving, and ways of looking at one's life and work as exciting and transformative. People from all different disciplines, interests, and levels of experience come together to explore their creative process. Whether you are a writer, a business person, a teacher, or an artist, we can help you discover and nurture your particular way of expression and break through the fears and blocks that inhibit creativity.
»»Comfort Call for Entries: Stories Celebrating the Magical (and Sometimes Maddening) Bond Between Sisters
has a new mailing address:
»» From PWJ Publishing: LABYRINTH, Poems & Prose, edited by Patricia Wellingham-Jones
In this unusual collection, thirty-three poets and writers give voice to their thoughts and experiences about the ancient symbol of lifes passage and spiritual pilgrimage, the labyrinth. Mostly poetry, the book also features articles on labyrinths of southern Oregon and northern California and the labyrinth as a tool in working with children. A few mazes crept in and, because they are close relatives of labyrinths, were allowed to stay. Photos and drawings are included in the 82-page perfect-bound book. ISBN 0-939221-18-7.
Order Labyrinth for US$12.50 post paid from PWJ Publishing, PO Box 238, Tehama CA 96090-0238. Phone 1-530-384-1341. Email email@example.com.
Whine & Crackers: Musings of a High School Principal by Joe Pelanconi
»»Lifeboat: A Journal of Memoir - Submissions wanted for a new print publication. The debut issue is Autumn 2002; deadline, August 1, 2002. We seek literary autobiographical writingprose, poetry (including haibun), as well as book reviews (please query), oral biographies (please query), and B&W photography. Each issue will have a theme; the first is Leaving Home. Please see the website for all submission guidelines: www.lifeboatjournal.com.Allegra Wong is the poetry editor of the journal. Brief poetry guidelines are as follows; please see the website for further suggestions:
Poetry: Please submit 3-5 poems that reflect the theme of the issue. Poems should be typed single-spaced, on one side of the page. We favor free verse (and its challenges) over forms, and weseek something richer, more complex, poignant, and resonant than memory alone.
Haibun: Please submit 2 haibun, up to 750 words each, that reflect the theme of the issue. We seek haibun that is imagistic, somewhat objective, and terse like a prose poem. Haibun should be typed single-spaced, on one side of the page.
has a brand new look for the New Year! We are actively reviewing submissions
to fill up the new pages for 2002. Also, a new Poet Pages
service is now available. Poets can put a collection on-line quickly without
the hassle or expense of creating or maintaining
a websiteand without banners, ads, or pop-ups. We do the work! Poet
Pages are featured/linked in the e-zine but the unique Poet Page address
(ie: -www.alittlepoetry.com/yourpage.html-) acts as an independent web
site too. There are several slick templates to choose from. Check it out
has landed on Vashon Island with the following new contact information:
»» Mrs. Duck
Needs You! Now you can make a donation to Mrs. Duck through our non-profit
umbrella organization M.I.S.S.. You can support the Mrs. Duck Project
thru SeattleM.I.S.S. which is the Seattle, WA, local chapter for the national
non-profit org M.I.S.S.ing (Mission for Infant Survival & Stillbirth In
Natural Grieving/ Mothers In Sympathy & Support).
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