Unheard Ink: Speak Easy and Carry a Big Pen was a smashing success! The room was packed with people drinking tasty coffee, eating cupcakes iced with punctuation marks, and listening to each other read their fiction and poetry one after another. Thanks to everyone who came and listened and had fun with us. And thanks to the editorial staff for all the effort. We would also like to express our deepest gratitude to everyone involved in the Winter Wheat Festival of Writing for making the weekend superb and inspiring. Stay tuned for more events to come, including a Music Melee and possibly more open mics.
The new 2012 issue of Prairie Margins is hot off the press. This is the 49th issue. It will be released to the public (for free, of course) on Friday, November 16 at the launch party brilliantly titled Unheard Ink: Speakeasy and Carry a Big Pen. This is the Friday of the Winter Wheat Festival of Writing and it will begin at 9pm.
Don’t forget to register for the Winter Wheat: The Mid-American Review Festival of Writing. This will be the 12th year of the festival happening November 15-17. This years visiting readers will be Lisa Russ Spaar and two BGSU alumni: Dara Weir and Alan Heathcock. Register at the event or here online at http://www.bgsu.edu/studentlife/organizations/midamericanreview/winterwheat/about.html.
This link also leads to a list of fun and fascinating sessions taking place on the Friday and Saturday of that weekend. The festival also includes a book fair, where issues of several different literary journals will be available, as well as readings from the aforementioned visiting writers. Their books will be available as well.
The submission deadline for the next issue is February 14th, 2013. Take a gander at our guidelines and send us what you have.
We have planned a launch party for our upcoming 49th issue on Friday, November 16th, in conjunction with the 12th annual Winter Wheat Festival of Writing. The name of the launch event is Unheard Ink: Speakeasy and Carry a Big Pen. Coffee and snacks will be provided. There may also be fake mustaches to wear! We will be contacting contributors published in the new edition to read their work, and afterwards there will be an open mic session. We want to stylize the event in the vein of Beatnik expression and manner. Unheard Ink will begin at 9pm and run until 11pm.
In other news, we have been looking into several fundraising events, including a bake sale on October 25th, a raffle, and a Music Melee in the works.
More news to come. Stay cool folks.
The deadline for our 2012 issue is February, 24, 2012. We accept poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and art from undergraduates from across the country. Submit up to 6 poems, up to 6,000 words for creative nonfiction and fiction, and send tiff files of at least 300 ppi.
Send your submissions to: http://prairiemargins.submishmash.com/submit.
Thank you for submitting to Prairie Margins!