Posts filed under ‘Publication’

Mar 29 2016
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More great news from the Center’s ranks: Helena Clare Pittman publishes new children’s story

More great news from the Center’s ranks: Helena Clare Pittman publishes new children's story

Teaching associate Helena Clare Pittman (Writing for Children) has just published a story with Cricket Magazine! It’s now available in the April 2015 issue.  Cricket has an app that permits you to purchase a single copy of the magazine if you wish. Cricket is an illustrated children’s magazine founded in 1973. Published nine times per year, Cricket features art, stories, poems, and folk tales. Its founder, Marianne Carus, intended the magazine to be “the New…

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Jan 11 2016
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Center teacher Kallie Falandays publishes poetry chapbook

Center teacher Kallie Falandays publishes poetry chapbook

Kallie Falandays, who teaches Cool Tools for Stuck Writers here at the Center, recently published a short collection of poetry called All the Water, All the Waves, through the independent dancing girl press (dgp). In addition to offering our congratulations to Kallie for this latest development in her writing career and telling you a bit about these poems, I’d like to take this opportunity to remind writers—all writers, but most especially beginning writers—of the importance…

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Aug 28 2015
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Tips for Beginning Writers: Knowing the literary market

Tips for Beginning Writers: Knowing the literary market

The web is rife with articles of the “tips for writers” variety. I’ve written them, and I regularly read them. Sometimes, they all start to sound alike. It’s not that it isn’t good advice. I tried to give good advice in this post for the Center last fall, too—the first post I ever wrote for the Center blog. But after a while, “read widely” and “revise often” can start to sound like mere buzz words—especially…

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Aug 20 2015
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More great news from the Center’s ranks: Helena Clare Pittman publishes new children’s story

More great news from the Center’s ranks: Helena Clare Pittman publishes new children's story

Teaching associate Helena Clare Pittman (Writing for Children) has just published a story with Cricket Magazine! Cricket is an illustrated children’s magazine founded in 1973. Published nine times per year, Cricket features art, stories, poems, and folk tales. Its founder, Marianne Carus, intended the magazine to be “the New Yorker for children,” according to its Wikipedia entry. Helena the author/illustrator of 18 children’s books and her young-adult novel, Ruthie Pincus of Brooklyn, has just been…

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Aug 12 2015
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The hard work of writing pays off for Center founder, teaching associate

The hard work of writing pays off for Center founder, teaching associate

Center founder Elizabeth Ayres and teaching associate Tawni Waters (Writing to Reclaim Your Sacred Self) have some exciting writing news to share. Ayres is working a new book of poetry called Azimuth of God: poems of absence and presence, and has several new poems featured at the blog On Being. In her introduction to the new work, Ayres speaks with moving candor about her struggle to find meaning, the “something more,” in her life, “searching for God in…

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Jul 10 2015
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New poems by Elizabeth Ayres at Burlesque Press

New poems by Elizabeth Ayres at Burlesque Press

Center founder Elizabeth Ayres is writing a new book of poetry called Azimuth of God: Poems of absence and presence.  Five poems from this manuscript-in-progress are currently featured on Burlesque Press: “Not By Bread Alone,” “Syzygy,” “The Heronry,” “The Reef,” and “Doula.” Here is an excerpt from “Not By Bread Alone”: The old oak wakes in the night      to a whispering wind. “There is something,” the murmuration begins, “something in us that lives,” the susurration…

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Feb 05 2015
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Harper Lee’s second novel–50 years after her first

Harper Lee's second novel--50 years after her first

The author of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” widely considered to be one of the great American novels, is finally publishing a second book–50 years later. Harper Lee’s second novel, “Go Set a Watchman,” was completed in the mid-1950s. It will be published July 14 by HarperCollins. Lee is an 88-year-old Pulitzer Prize winner who took 50 years to publish a second work. I’m just astounded by that. From Lee herself, about “Go Set a Watchman”: It…

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Oct 19 2012
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The Pains of Publication

Recently I’ve had two pieces accepted for publication — I’ve mentioned these in other blogs.  (See September 14th and September 21st.) The word ‘publish’ means ‘to make public.’  Because we live in such a results-oriented culture, a writer can be seduced into thinking that the act of making the work public is the important thing, the critical thing, the thing without which a writer can’t go on, and the frustrations of not being able to…

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Sep 21 2012
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The Work in the World

Last week I shared the work which will be published in Orion magazine.  This week I have the pleasure of announcing another publication:  one of my pieces has been accepted for the 2012 edition of Van Gogh’s Ear, an annual anthology “devoted to publishing powerful works by major voices and innovative new talents from around the globe.“ I’ve published there once before — in 2005 — and what I admire about this magazine is its…

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Sep 14 2012
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Words Wording into the World

Sunday, September 16th is my birthday. To celebrate, I’ll share with you here a short piece I wrote which is going to be published in the November/December print issue of Orion magazine, in the “Place Where You Live” feature. I live on Herring Creek, in Tall Timbers, Maryland, where giant pines pierce the clouds with sharp needle fingers.  Where massive oaks shoot bark-covered rockets up into the sky.  Tall Timbers.  A town perpetually growing the…

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