Monday, November 30, 2015

Noctiluca Live at One

Poetry Publications: “Noctiluca” and “Walking the Laguna”

I’m honored to usher in December with the publication of the poem, “Noctiluca,” in which the ocean, Midwest, and the dreamfield converge. “Noctiluca” is live today at Jacar’s Press online magazine, One. I think you’ll enjoy the cover art, “Dirty Laundry,” by Katie O’Hagan and the rest of the poems in Issue 7 selected by Richard Krawiec and his team of editors. The issue has been carefully put in order and is meant to be read in sequence...let me know what you think.

Also forthcoming in the spring: “Walking the Laguna, for Reginald Shepherd,” online at TAB: The Journal of Poetry and Poetics.” TAB also publishes recordings of the poems in each issue, so I’m at work on an MP3 of “Walking the Laguna.” I will post a link here when the issue goes live in the spring.

Submission Workshop: Salvage Your December
Photo by Robyn Beattie

Most writers I know are pretty grumpy around holiday time—don’t get me wrong—we love our friends and our families. We just also really love to write. Come join me on Sunday, December 20 to brainstorm potential submisison targets for the New Year for your work; that way you can relax for the rest of holiday season knowing you have a map for January 1, 2016. You’ll need to bring a list of your writing inventory (list of work either complete and ready to send out or nearly ready to send out). We will meet and share submission targets. I will bring my own list and ask each of you to bring your list. We will also reserve time to free-write or revise one piece of writing during our workshop. While poetry and blogging are my specialties, I will bring lists for other genres as well.

This is an in person workshop offered at San Diego Writers, Ink from 10 a.m -1p.m Sunday December 20, 2015 at Inspirations Gallery at NTC, Liberty Station.

Cost is $35 for members or $40 for nonmembers; join a great group of students already signed up and working on their inventory lists. To register, visit Salvage your December with Tania Pryputniewicz.

*I will be also bring example magazines to our workshop; please feel free to bring in your own stash of physical publications or magazines that have showcased or published your work or bring in your favorite potential target magazines or publications.

Photo by Robyn Beattie.

Catalyst Door Quest 2015
Business Artistry: Quest 2016 Kicks off December 1st

Tomorrow I’ll be joining Tracking Wonder on Quest 2016. Here is a "Catalyst Door" I drew last year on Quest 2015. I'm once again opening my heart to visioning a prosperous and creative year with a group of like-minded creatives.

Quest 2016 promises to be another dynamic business artistry adventure under the guidance of Jeffrey Davis and his team at Tracking Wonder. You can view the short video testimonials by my fellow questers and I about our highlights from last year’s Quest on a range of topics from Authenticity, Connection, and Saying Yes to Expanding Medicine, Bravery and Permission Slips here: Tracking Wonder Quest 2016. In my video you'll hear a bit about my Tarot Writing project that I developed on Quest last year.

There’s still time to sign up and join us if you wish; we’ll be responding to prompts and questions posed by a series of visionaries Jeffrey has assembled for us (Chris Brogan, Jonathan Fields, Charlie Gilkey, Seth Godin, Todd Henry, Sally Hogshead, John Jantsch, Scott Barry Kaufman, Jen Louden, and Susan Piver so far). I have met, and continue to meet, an amazing group of artists from all walks of life through Tracking Wonder. We'll be conversing throughout this adventure on Twitter using the hashtag #Quest 2016 and I'll be blogging on my main website in response to the prompts (

New Post up at Mother Writer Mentor by Ann L. Carter:

Also, if you missed it, a lovely post is up at the site I co-curate for writing mothers; check out our latest guest post by Ann L. Carter:

And please don't hesitate to send me a guest post of your own; latest call for guest posts is on the topic of Mothers and Daughters and Secrets (based on a presentation I gave this summer at A Room of Her Own Foundation). To read about this call for submissions, visit Secrets Between Mothers and Daughters.