Yo! That moment when the first author you signed up with Barrio Blues Press crafts a beautiful gift for you. Thank you, mi sobrino, Misael Juarez!
Join the Livestream with the co-hosts of The Pen Clique Poetry Podcast
Where? On YouTube, Radical Books and Politics or Facebooks' Penned in the City: A Creative Writing Group for All.
The co-hosts of the Pen Clique will be talking about their revolutionary work in uplifting poetry in the U.S. and their successful poetry podcast. Come ask questions during the Livestream on Radical Books and Politics.
Barrio Blues Press is a small, one woman independent press, aimed at uplifting the voices and talent of new writers and artists, striving to make their mark in the world of creativity and literature.
However, continuing with the Unity anthology series can only remain a possibility with external assistance. Your assistance. Your generosity will help Barrio Blues Press gather the funding needed to forge ahead with its mission of uplifting emerging writers and artists and turning our hope of transforming the world for the better into reality, by producing an anthology every year where the proceeds will go to Doctors without Borders - a worthy charity representative of the diversity the Unity series stands for.
The anthologies will forever focus on the concept of Unity. What better way to radicalize the world than by offering a vision of what is possible; a ray of hope emanating from ideals that the editorial board stands for?
Your financial support would help Barrio Blues Press with:
1. Producing at least one Unity anthology a year;
2. Printing contributor copies; and
3. Supplementing domestic and international shipping costs (seeing as the cost of shipping internationally has risen as a result of the pandemic).
No donation is too small! Every dollar makes a difference.
Thank you for your generous gifts and for supporting our small press via our short PayPal campaign. More importantly, thank you for backing independent and emerging writers and artists. Barrio Blues Press would not be here without you, Readers and Friends. ¡Muchas Gracias, de todo corazón!
So the best thing about having depression, exacerbated by this pandemic, is these new manic highs and lows. (Yeah, there's a subject-verb agreement error. Get over it!) Man, do I love them! These ups and downs of inconsolable crying. Woo!
Just kidding. I fucking hate them, but I am taking advantage of my current energy surge. I revised a poem and am submitting it to Spillwords. Enjoy!
A Labor of Love
Early this week, my husband made the mistake of calling what I do a "hobby." I almost punched him in the nuts. This isn't a hobby. This is a passion or, as Author Shawn M. Klimek called it, a mission.
Putting Unity, Volume 1: A Magical Realism Anthology has been a triumph and true love gift. I am so proud of the collaborative efforts by the editorial team, and of the contributors. PritiJ of PritiJ Designs did a masterful job of supporting with advertising and Andjela Vujić (cover designer) and Norbert Somosi, Featured Artist, made the cover sublime. This anthology really is like no other, and it is such a gorgeous book!
This week, I sent out author copies to all eligible countries; the rest will go out through U.S. postal service (so long left kidney). Yesterday, the first copy reached Canada. That was a supreme joy for me. As a writer who loves to get author copies, that right there brought the efforts home for me.
So, if you want a great read of magical realism stories, poetry and art, and yes art, where all the proceeds go to a worthy cause, buy this anthology for only $9.99! You will not only support Doctors without Borders but amazing emerging and established authors!
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