Thursday, June 29, 2017

Ekphrastacy at the Heights

Image by Mark Slankard, from Heights Arts
Heights Arts presents the next of their continuing series of ekphrastic poetry events, "Ekphrastacy: Artists Talk and Poets Respond" next week, Thursday, July 7 at the Heights Arts Gallery at 2175 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, OH, 7 p.m.

At a reception and gallery evening, artists Christi Birchfield, Grace Chin, Dexter Davis, Yumiko Goto, Doug Meyer, Mark Slankard, and Douglas Max Utter will talk about concepts and development of their work, and poets Jill Lange, Vince Robinson, and Linda Goodman Robiner, along with Cleveland Heights Poet Laureate Christine Howey, will respond to the art with poetry addressing the works of art on view.

If you like art and poetry both, Ekphrastacy is an event to check out.

--(and even if, like me, you can't make it to the Ekphrastacy event (sorry! Thursdays are an evening I'm already committed on), do check out the art next time you're in the Cedar Lee neighborhood!)

Or, visit the gallery, find an artwork that has something to say to you, and try it yourself:

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Literary magazines...

photo of magazines

On BuzzFeed, Lincoln Michel gives you a guide to publishing in literary magazines.  And on Catapult, Tony Tulathimutte adds his advice: How to get a story or essay published if you’re not James Franco:

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Guide to Kulchur Reopening

RA Washington's bookstore and 'zine-making co-op, Guide to Kulchur, closed last October.  But it is scheduled to rise again, at a new location: Lorain Avenue and W. 52nd Street.

Horray for Guide to Kulchur!

Sunday, June 4, 2017


written by Entropy June 1, 2017
I’ve been thinking about all that goes into these Where to Submit posts, and have been grateful for the kind words that I hear about it more and more these days. One fact you may have observed: I include only a few short story/essay/poetry contests in our literary magazine section. While full manuscript submissions are often organized around contests, I worry that having a “contest” mentality toward literary publications (particularly in the short form) can be discouraging, especially to newer writers. I like thinking of magazines and presses as living breathing organisms rather than as slot machines, and it makes me happy when our list can reflect that.


The poet doesn't invent. He listens. ~Jean Cocteau