Posts Tagged ‘ Black Heart Magazine ’

How to haiku

[caption id="attachment_7350" align="alignright" width="197"] For further educational reading, check out our title "Haiku For Lovers"[/caption] As I recently wrote in an article for Black Heart Magazine, despite what many people think they know about haiku, there is actually much more to the form than simply grouping words into three lines of five, seven and five syllables. In fact, this sort Continue Reading...

Haiku Contest and ebook info

Our sister site, Black Heart Magazine, is currently running a Haiku Contest! If you're a fan of these short poems, whether traditionally focused on the natural world or more postmodernly taking on the city and the people who live in it, you'll definitely want to check this out. Black Heart is offering a $100 cash prize to the winner, plus publication, and it's just $5 to enter. You can submit Continue Reading...

Writers group rivalry: Picking a name

A Facebook friend of mine recently started a meet-up group that was meant to keep himself on task with his writing at least once a week. Borrowing from the "Sit Down, Shut Up and Write!" meet-ups in our area, his group meets ridiculously early on Sunday mornings (8:30 a.m.) at a coffee shop with plenty of plugs for computers, and allows chit-chat for half an hour, then writing must ensue for the Continue Reading...

Preditors & Editors Readers’ Poll nominations

Guess what? I've been nominated in several categories for this year's Preditors & Editors Readers' Poll! The poll is an annual tradition, and boasts a variety of categories on everything from books to short fiction and poetry to digital publications—including online magazines and e-books. So I turn to you, dear readers, for support. If you like my writing or my magazine, Black Heart, Continue Reading...

Texas: “Surprisingly barren writer state”

According to a recent post on the Publishers Weekly blog, rating each of the United States based on their literary heavyweights, Texas had its proverbial ten-gallon hat handed to it. Here's the quote: "Along with Pennsylvania, Texas is the most surprisingly barren writer state. Who knew?" Pointing to Texas' sole kick-ass writer (Katherine Anne Porter), the post's author (Gabe Habash), gives us Continue Reading...