For the first two weeks of April “Narrative”–a highly prestigious magazine–doesn’t charge a reading fee for general submissions made to the Open Reading Category.
See why Anne R. Allen’s going back to Blogger.
A great post (and comments thread) on saying no to dogma.
Anne rocks as always.
Jessica Knoll, author and survivor.
“‘Big idea’ does not by definition mean a new notion; it is often an already used notion that is expressed in a way not done before.”
— Bob Bly
A brand new podcast from Robert Lee Brewer and Brian A. Klems.
“And yet, as always, the springtime sun brings forth new life, and we may rejoice because of this new life and contribute to its unfolding; and Mozart remains as beautiful and tender as he always was and always will be.”
— From a letter of Albert Einstein to Queen Elisabeth of Belgium
Albert Einstein had his 137th birthday on March 14th.
The Magazine of New Writing is accepting submissions through April 1, 2016.
Note: currently NO POETRY submissions.
NO ENTRY FEE.
Follow the guidelines.
“Star of the County Down”–an Irish ballad–one of the all-time greats.
Up until now I’ve never paid much attention to the lyrics, or rather the way they’re written. The tune’s mesmerizing in itself, but the words by Cathal McGarvey (1866–1927) make it even more so.
He distills a vivid story into memorable, and very singable, lyrics highlighted by the tight rhyme scheme: double quatrain stanzas, with the first and third lines of each quatrain featuring an internal rhyme [aa]b[cc]b. (The refrain is a single quatrain with the same rhyming pattern.)
Near Banbridge town, in the County Down,
One morning last July
Down a boithrin green came a sweet cailin,
And she smiled as she passed me by…
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Enjoy:
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