Setting Things Straight about Non-Traditional Publishing: A Very Short How-To Primer on Self-Publishing

A lot of people still think of self-publishing as a shameful, ego-driven act. They’re wrong. Why? For starters, self-publishing allows you to get your work out into the world without waiting for editors to make up their minds, to avoid the seemingly ceaseless barrage of rejection notices, and to control just about every aspect of … More Setting Things Straight about Non-Traditional Publishing: A Very Short How-To Primer on Self-Publishing

Lessons from “The Great British Bake Off”

I binge watch cooking shows. Instead of reading intellect-stimulating tomes such as Homer’s The Iliad (who amongst you can say that you have???), lately I’ve been spending my precious time on earth transfixed by Paul Hollywood’s piercing blue eyes, calmed by Mary Berry’s soothing voice, cheering on the indomitable bakers of “The Great British Bake … More Lessons from “The Great British Bake Off”

Bacopa Literary Review is Looking for a Few Good Writers

 Bacopa Literary Review Contest submissions open March 1 – May 31, 2018 with a $250 prize in each of four genres plus $25 payment for each published work. $3 submission fee (first submission free formembers of Writers Alliance of Gainesville). If accepted for publication, you agree to grant us First North American Serial Rights.  Poetry: We’re … More Bacopa Literary Review is Looking for a Few Good Writers

THE GOURMAND AWARDS

Just a note – life’s busy – to share the shortlist for The Gourmand Awards. “What is that,” you might ask? Here’s their take on it: “The Gourmand Awards are the major Food Culture event in the world. They started in 1995 for cookbooks and wine books, at Frankfurt Book Fair. They now include all … More THE GOURMAND AWARDS

Surviving the Whiplashes of History and American Gun-Culture Violence

There comes a day, sometimes, when it seems all that there remains to do is to sit and weep, staring out at the world through tears of salt, gazing through windows of murky glass. Seeing leaves, earth, sky, rain, even the path of the wind in tall grass. But not seeing. No, not really. Where … More Surviving the Whiplashes of History and American Gun-Culture Violence