Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Update: New Submission Guidelines!

Hello all!

Just want to mention that we've updated our submission guidelines, so if you're thinking about sending some of your lovely words our way, read this first!

Please note: We now have two reading periods:

For the Winter issue: August 1st-November 1st

For the Summer Issue: February 1st-May 1st

We're hoping this will help us stay organized, and also keep us prompt with our response times!

We'll be accepting submissions for the forthcoming Winter issue through November 1st, 2008.


Friday, October 24, 2008

From the reading last weekend at Woman Made Gallery...

What an honor to read with such a fabulous bunch of women poets! More pics are up at Switchback Books.


I'm spending the next couple of weeks designing the fall issue of blossombones...We've got three absolutely beautiful digital chapbooks going up next month, and I can't wait for them to go live!

Somewhere in there, I hope to get back to reading submissions for winter 2009--The deadline is November 1st, so if you're planning to submit, please do so sometime next week...We'll likely close down for subs in the next couple of months, and re-open submissions in February, for the spring issue. We're going to have two reading periods: August 1st-November 1st and February 1st-May 1st. Hopefully, this will help us stay organized and keep blossombones from getting backlogged with submissions.

Hope everyone is enjoying autumn!

Friday, October 17, 2008

This Sunday at Woman Made Gallery

"Objects of Desire"
a poetry reading with two Chicago Feminist presses,
dancing girl press and Switchback Books


Mairead Case
Melissa Culbertson
Helen Kiernan
Simone Muench
Beatriz Ruiz
Susan Slaviero

Sunday, October 19, 2 – 4 p.m. FREE
685 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
Light refreshments served


If you live in or around Chicago, please pay us a visit!

Hope to see you there.

Monday, October 13, 2008

This fall in blossombones...

At this point, I have responded to all submissions for our digital chapbook issue. I would like to thank everyone who sent in a manuscript--we were completely overwhelmed by all the good collections out there looking for a home, and it was most difficult to select only a few for fall!

This November, we will feature work by these three fabulous poets:

J. E. Kihlstrom

Kristen Orser

Nicole Cartwright Denison


We remain open to regular submissions for winter 2009 through November 1st.