round up: 9/21 (news, calls for submissions, books, etc.)

Happy Tuesday, folks. Here’s what I have for you this week:

  • News

  • Catch up

  • Quotations on poetry

  • Books I bought this month

  • Calls for submissions

  • Tweet of the week


Last week, I wrote a lil e-book! Publishing Poems: An Easy Guide is exactly that: an easy guide to publishing poems. It’s 46 pages in total and made up of eight chapters:

  1. The Cover Letter

  2. The Bio

  3. Submitting for the First Time

  4. Formatting Your Poems

  5. Submission Fees

  6. Getting Paid for Your Writing

  7. Journals that Respond Quickly

  8. Applying to MFA Programs

I’ve learned so much from being a writer and editor these past few years, and I wanted to share my insights for those who are just starting to publish—hopefully, your learning curve is less steep than mine.

Anyways, you can buy it for $10 on my website.

Catch up

Here are my other posts from the past month, in case you missed any.

beauty and terror (on poetry & being human)
on my current obsessions
And, today, I’m sharing my obsessions, including: Books I demand you purchase immediately My favorite lil daily-life items A teeny tiny zine And, bonus: Books on my to-read list…
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beauty and terror (on poetry & being human)
september 14: round-up (recs, links, calls for submissions)
Happy Tuesday! I hope you’re all doing well and taking good care of yourselves…
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beauty and terror (on poetry & being human)
what i'm reading this week: trans lit
Happy hump day, folks. Hope you’re all staying safe and finding a little joy this week. I want to tell you what I’m reading right now, and then give some other trans literature recommendations but, first, I wanted to remind you that I *have* talked about other stuff, too…
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beauty and terror (on poetry & being human)
mail as a small mercy // literary links
Hello all & happy September! Hope everyone’s doing well, taking care of yourselves, and taking advantage of all the submission periods that opened up this month. Anyways. Everything is bad and getting worse. No, I’ve never been an optimist—and even less-so these days. If you can, please donate to those affected by the hurricanes and the small organizatio…
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beauty and terror (on poetry & being human)
on leading workshops
In the newest issue of Poets & Writers, Felicia Rose Chavez, Namrata Poddar, Viet Thanh Nguyen, and Matthew Salesses have a great discussion about the writing workshop’s roots in white supremacy and how to resist replicating that historical (and enduring) harm…
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beauty and terror (on poetry & being human)
some handy links // guys, what the f*ck?
Hi all & happy Monday! I don’t have much to share today—just some handy links and a callout. A few quick reminders: here is my Twitter. And here is my website. Here is my silly Instagram. Here is where you can get a book in the mail for $10/month. Onward…
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Poetry is the art of leaving things out.

-Sam Cha, “Unbearable Splendor”

For me, without writing there is no complete self.

-Vievee Francis

Poetry is an art that returns to us these nameless and silent things, these forgotten things, these almost incommunicable things, these almost inhuman things.

-Sam Cha, “Unbearable Splendor”


I’m a writer who likes to show her work, and who likes to talk with others about the work by others that I love. I have no interest in presenting myself as a kind of insulated genius, or someone who is simply taken up by a muse. Writing is hard work, and—I know it is by this point a cliché—no writer is a good writer without being first an expansive and voracious reader. I read everything, and as much of everything as I am able. I say in the book that the only reason I would wish to live forever is to be able to read every book ever written and it’s a true confession. I think a great deal about what sort of a tradition I’d like to descend from, and also what sort of a conversation I am able to participate in contemporarily. […] I don’t imagine myself as operating in a vacuum. […] I find most writers don’t like to show their cards. It’s a point of pride I suppose, but pride isn’t something I find especially useful for my own work. My investments are in vulnerability, humility, and openness.

-Jamie Hood

Books I bought this month

Calls for submissions

Here are a few places I’ve submitted this month:

Tweet of the week

So…….I have an e-book out. Did I mention that? My e-book? That came out? That I wrote? Anyway, I wrote an e-book. And it’s out. Please buy it.

Thanks for always humoring me, folks. That’s all for today.