#RedInkConference – From sold-out audiences in Detroit three years in a row, to packed rooms in both Atlanta and Charlotte, The Red Ink Conference is taking the literary map by storm! And Chicago is next on the map! Aug14th

Over 500 Authors Attended The Red Ink Conference … And Now Many of Them are Bestsellers!
Chicago, IL—From sold-out audiences in Detroit three years in a row, to packed rooms
in both Atlanta and Charlotte, The Red Ink Conference is taking the literary map by storm!
And Chicago is next on the map! Whether you’re an aspiring author with only a creative
idea for a book, or you have 20+ books published, and you’re ready to take your books to the
next level, this is the conference for you! This one-of-a-kind conference empowers attendees to
write, edit and market their next bestseller—at a fraction of the cost. It all takes place in Oak
Brook, IL at the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Suites on Saturday, August 17, 2019, from 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. Attendees can expect a time of not just quality information, food and fun—but they will
also experience on-screen editorial exercises, writing prompts, professional headshots, quality
networking and an industry-specific vendor showcase!

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Collectively, conference speakers, Tenita “Bestseller” Johnson, Valerie J. Lewis
Coleman, Cynthia Hatcher and Sylvia Hubbard-Hutula have over 30 years of industry experience
and run successful businesses that support indie authors nationwide. Attendees will learn new,
innovative information that will position them to build a solid platform as an authorpreneur and
speaker. Complete with information on marketing, crafting a solid professional bio and book
synopsis, as well as self-publishing industry secrets that save authors both time and money in the
publishing process, writers will leave inspired to take their book from the page to the stage and
beyond—allowing them to develop a six-figure income, even if they just have one book!
General admission tickets are only $129; VIP admission tickets are only $199! VIP
attendees receive an on-site professional photo shoot, as well as preferred seating, swag bags and
more! General admission cost after July 1 goes up to $229. There is also a student rate. Limited vendor space is also
available. To purchase tickets, visit The Red Ink Conference. For interviews or more
information, please contact Tenita Johnson at redinkconference@gmail.com, or 313.999.6942.

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About the Organizer

Authors worldwide write better thanks to editorial guru and author, Tenita C. Johnson.
Perfecting manuscripts for hundreds of best-selling authors, she’s on a mission to end the
prominent everyday abuse of the English language and rectify punctuation pet peeves. Well
known by many as a human spell check, noun nerd and grammar police, she proudly wears the
badge of honor to correct and serve. Dubbed the editor’s editor, Tenita hosts the annual Red Ink
Conference to empower aspiring authors to write from the editor’s point of view to save time and
money in the self-publishing process. She positions writers as experts in the industry serving
them to create their own writing/editorial business and multiple streams of income.
To connect with Tenita, visit SoItIsWritten.net or email info@soitiswritten.net.

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Ruminate Magazine announces the 2019 Ruminate Broadside Poetry Prize! via @ruminatemag #motownwriters #michiganwriters

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The prize will be judged by Ruminate poetry editor, Kristin George Bagdanov and is open to all forms of poetry. There are no geographical restrictions. $12 entry fee includes a complimentary digital copy of Ruminate. First place winner will receive a $500 cash prize, publication in Ruminate, and 15 copies of the limited-edition letterpress broadside. All entries will also be considered for publication in Ruminate. Submit two poems (of any form) per entry. We recommend that poems be between 10 and 30 lines in length, counting each blank line used as a stanza break as well as the title line and the blank line following the title. Poems that are outside 10-30 lines are still eligible but may require smaller type to fit well on the broadside.

 

For complete guidelines, please visit https://www.ruminatemagazine.com/pages/broadside-poetry-prize

 

*Ruminate is a nonprofit, contemplative magazine that celebrates slowing down, encountering honest art and storytelling, and living awake.

 

Deadline: 08-15-2019 (with a 3-day grace period)

Ruminate Magazine

Fort Collins, CO

 

 

Contact: Rachel King

email: editor@ruminatemagazine.org

Website: https://www.ruminatemagazine.com/pages/broadside-poetry-prize

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Ready to take your Writing, Publishing & Promotion to the next level? #MichiganWriters #MotownWriters #michlit Grab your copy of these Resources book while helping our network! #AuthorsSupportingAuthors

About the author of the books

Lit Diva of Michigan, Blogger, award-winning best selling #Detroit Author/Speaker Founder of #MotownWriters & The Michigan Literary Network. Busy Mom Expert ♥ Authorpreneur & Literary Social Media Consultant http://about.me/sylviahubbard

Author Starter Guide

Everything a Michigan Author needs to start your writing, publishing & marketing journey but were afraid to ask, couldn’t find or didn’t know

Currently only available as a paperback

In this book you’ll find:

  • Six Month Writing Plan
  • Checklist for Writing, Publishing & Marketing
  • Detailed Independent Publishing Checklist
  • Kindle Publishing Checklist
  • Resources & Links
  • Businesses that sell Michigan Author
  • Important Publication Registrations
  • Resources to Print the Book
  • Book & Business Resource Listings
  • Metro Detroit Library Listings
  • Michigan American Bookseller Association Independent Bookstore List
  • Links to
  • Book Review Listings
  • African American Book Clubs
  • Book Blogger Listings
  • U.S. Public Library Listings

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21st Century Marketing For Authors

The best guide you’ll have in understanding & navigating book marketing in the 21st Century and a literary companion to The Author’s Starter Book

Available only to order as a paperback

Marketing – Learn Effective tips & tricks needed to navigate and sell books

Promoting – Promotional Materials, Analytics, and offline promotion strategies

Social Media – What & How to do? Which one do I do? When do I do it?

Bonus: Offline Book Selling Techniques | Press Release Techniques | Marketing Checklist | Resources & Links to Reviews, Bookstore, Libraries, Book Bloggers, AA Bookclubs, Book Review

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Literary Empowerment Coaching Service

Are you frustrated and just need quick questions to all your eBook needs without breaking your bank?

Sylvia Hubbard has been in the eBook industry since 2000 and can become your eBook whisperer. Called an author’s best friend, she has spoken in the United States and Canada on Ebook Writing Publishing and Marketing. Let her spend a little time helping you get to your eBook Literary goals! For $75 dollars you will receive ONE HOUR of coaching and answers to your questions.

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Michigan Beginner Author Starter Book $20 #michiganwriters #motownwriters #michlit Grab your copy now!

Everything you need to start your writing, publishing and marketing journey, but were afraid to ask, couldn’t find or didn’t know.

Great for Michigan Authors

Get your copy now | Get Marketing Companion also | See more books by this author

Everything a Michigan Author needs to start your writing, publishing & marketing journey but were afraid to ask, couldn’t find or didn’t know

Currently only available as a paperback

Get your copy now | Get Marketing Companion also | See more books by this author

In this book you’ll find:

  • Six Month Writing Plan
  • Checklist for Writing, Publishing & Marketing
  • Detailed Independent Publishing Checklist
  • Kindle Publishing Checklist
  • Resources & Links
  • Businesses that sell Michigan Author
  • Important Publication Registrations
  • Resources to Print the Book
  • Book & Business Resource Listings
  • Metro Detroit Library Listings
  • Michigan American Bookseller Association Independent Bookstore List
  • Links to
    • Book Review Listings
    • African American Book Clubs
    • Book Blogger Listings
    • U.S. Public Library Listings
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The Red Ink Conference 2019: Chicago wsg @sylviahubbard1 #conference August 17, 2019 | RSVP Now via @tenitajeditor

 

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Date And Time

Sat, August 17, 2019

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

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Location

Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Suites

10 Drury Lane

Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

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Description

Tired of going to conference after conference, and leaving with no solid results? This is NOT that conference!

Last year, we packed out The Hilton Garden Inn in both Detroit and Atlanta!

This year, we’re in a new venue, new city, with even more engaging content!

Here are some topics we’ll cover:

  • Overcoming Writers’ Block
  • Self-Publishing Industry Secrets
  • How to Create a Bestselling Bio
  • The Bestseller Book Synopsis
  • Marketing to Make Money
  • Becoming a Media Mogul

Prepare to go higher in your craft! Expect a few surprises, giveaways and of course, engaging work to take your authorpreneurial career to the next level! For a recap of last year’s conference and more information on speakers and the venue, visit www.theredinkconference.com!

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Watch “Author Etiquette & Book Publishing Scams” on YouTube

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The New #Detroit Writing Room has workshops, memberships and networking for local writers | via @DETWritingRoom (Aug Thru Nov Events listed) #cowork #space #coaches #learning

Write passionately.

Edit carefully.

Work comfortably.

See more about Work Space for Writers | Check out more events 

Improv for Beginners

August 15, 2019

Want to be a better public speaker? Want to be more confident when you meet new people? Want to learn how to more easily let loose, play and HAVE FUN? Improv is for you! This workshop, led by Planet Ant instructors, is for people who are curious about improv and want to get a taste for what it’s about.

The Art of Poetry: An Open Mic Night Experience

August 19, 2019

Enjoy an open mic night in an intimate setting at The Detroit Writing Room at 7 p.m. Anyone is welcome to share their poetry, songs or creativity. Hosted by Detroit poet Kompozition, participants and the audience will enjoy the art of spoken word. Performances will be recorded to document the artistry and give participants the opportunity to relive the evening. Cover charge is $10. Pay below or at the door. Refreshments are included.

How to Truly Profit from Writing a Bestselling Book as an Entrepreneur

August 26, 2019

Ever thought of writing a book for your business? Maybe you’re not sure what topic to pick or how to monetize it after you’re done. Once you see what a book can truly do for your business, you won’t want to continue to put it off. After this 6:30-8 p.m. workshop led by book coach Vickie Gould, you’ll walk away with a clear understanding of what creates a profitable book (and it’s not about royalties), know at what stage of business it’s best to write a book and create your own personalized roadmap of how to leverage that book to six-figures and beyond. Tickets are $35.

Boss Ladies Night Out Downtown

August 29, 2019

Join the Boss Ladies Referral Crew for a Night Out Downtown! Any lady is welcome to attend this networking event to meet fellow Boss Ladies who run their own businesses and startups. There will be drinks provided by SEEN Magazine and appetizers from A2020Reservations and Mistry Weddings and Events. Enjoy a relaxing night out with friends and meet new ones at this Boss Ladies event 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets are $30.


SEPTEMBER

Yoga for Writers

September 7, 2019

Whether you’re brand new to your mat or you’ve been practicing for years, everyone can benefit from this all-levels yoga class. Certified yoga instructor Lindsay Madison will go over basic breathing techniques/postures, answer questions and provide personal adjustments to deepen your practice. Immediately following our yoga session you’ll receive a complimentary notebook to participate in our guided journaling experience. The combination of yoga and journaling is designed to elevate your writing and provide clarity so you can access your authentic voice. Post-yoga refreshments will be served. Please bring your own mat. Tickets are $25. Class runs 10-11:45 a.m.

Get Known: Personal Branding for Freelancers

September 9, 2019

This 6:30-8:30 p.m. workshop will cover how to position yourself in the market to stand out, whether you are looking for a new job or working as a freelancer. In this workshop you will complete personal branding exercises to define your expertise, learn how to create a content plan that engages your audience and learn eight ways to stand out in a crowded market and become known. This part of a three-part series led by executive coach Laura Khalil. See Sept. 16 and Sept. 23 for more workshops.

How to Build a Writing Career

September 10, 2019

Writing is an art, but if you want to make writing your career, it needs to be a business, too. During this 7-8:30 p.m. workshop led by writer and editor Lisa Howard, we’ll talk about how to interweave your interests and aspirations with viable ways of making money as a writer — it literally pays to develop your brand and your message. From crafty networking tactics to lesser-known types of writing assignments, you’ll walk away with a clearer idea of which direction to take next. Successful writers are also organized businesspeople! Tickets are $25.

So You Wanna Launch A Podcast

September 11, 2019

Podcasting is the fastest-growing medium in America, with over half the country having listened to one, and 70% having at least some familiarity with them. Audio goes places that video can’t, and a podcast is a great tool to connect fans of your brand. In this 7-8:30 p.m. workshop, podcast producer Jon Gay of JAG in Detroit will cover everything from buying equipment on any budget, launching a pod, common podcaster mistakes and how to leverage your existing fan base to grow your show. Early bird tickets are $30. Price increases to $35 on Sept. 4.

Get Hired: Finding Clients as a Freelancer

September 16, 2019

The best way to find clients is through referrals. In this 6:30-8:30 p.m. workshop, Laura Khalil will share how she has built a referral based business through thought leadership. You will leave this workshop with several new strategies that can take your career to the next level. This part of a three-part series led by executive coach Laura Khalil. See Sept. 9 and Sept. 23 for more workshops.

Get Paid: Six-Figure Freelancing

September 23, 2019

If you’re tired of working by the hour, join Laura Khalil as she shares how to set rate to build a six-figure freelancing business. In this workshop you will learn why you should never set hourly rates, how to determine the appropriate rate and why it’s not the same for every client, and what every proposal should include. This part of a three-part series led by executive coach Laura Khalil. See Sept. 9 and Sept. 16 for more workshops.

How to Self-Publish & Promote Like a Pro

September 25, 2019

Author Sarah Ordo has six self-published books and has learned the ins and outs of how to do it on your own! In this 6:30-8 p.m. workshop, Sarah will share her self-publishing process, how Kindle Direct Publishing works, how she outsourced specific freelancers to help in the process, how earning book royalties works and also how to self-promote your book to success without a publishing team behind you! Early bird tickets are $35 until Aug. 31.


OCTOBER

Pitch Your Story Competition

October 10, 2019

Do you have what it takes to convince a panel of journalists to publish your story? Find out at The Detroit Writing Room’s Pitch Your Story Competition. Presenters get 3 minutes to pitch their business, nonprofit, event, cause or personal story in front of a panel of judges from the media. The first-place winner will have their story published online and in a print issue of SEEN Magazine. To enter the pitch competition, click here.


NOVEMBER

How to Write a Book for Your Business in 30 Days

November 21, 2019

Participate in National Novel Writing Month by writing a business book in 30 days. Book coach Vickie Gould will teach you how in this 6:30-8 p.m. workshop! Time is the scapegoat many use as the reason why they can’t write their book. The truth is that lack of clarity is what keeps most from finishing. Once you know exactly what topic is the best for your business, it becomes simple to map out how to write it. You will leave with a clear understanding of the best topic to pick for your business book — one that will grow your business for years to come. You will create your own personalized calendar to write your book in 30 days and learn a simple structure for the contents of your book. Tickets are $35.

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✍️ New blog post: [Video] 😎 Why Your Brand Image Matters if You’re a Speaker 🎤 or Author #brandingtips via @pamperrypr

[Video] 😎 Why Your Brand Image Matters if You’re a Speaker 🎤 or Author #brandingtips
[Video] 😎 Why Your Brand Image Matters if You’re a Speaker 🎤 or Author #brandingtipsYou want a million dollar business but your image screams $100 bucks. What’s up with that?  You must invest in your brand if you want to attract premium clients. You cannot be the “DIY” guy that does the logo, website, business cards and photos. The way you present yourself in business is a powerful vehicle […]

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[Podcast & Video] 🎧 What is a #Faithpreneur? Podcast with Dr. Stacie NC Grant #ignite2impact
[Podcast & Video] 🎧 What is a #Faithpreneur? Podcast with Dr. Stacie NC Grant #ignite2impactWhat is a Faithpreneur? Entrepreneurs are typically individuals who exhibit grit, determination and resilience to establish and monetize their business idea. Faithpreneurs just add the element of faith. They stand out as change agents, with fidelity to God in organizing, managing and owning a business. The goal of #FaithpreneurWeekend2K19 is to create sustainable revenue, resources […]

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Recruiting writers to volunteer in a new program at the Detroit VA called “My Life, My Story” via @VADetroit @NPR #motownwriters

We are recruiting area writers for a volunteer program to help capture the life experiences of our Veteran patients. The stories are posted to the patients’ chart and are used by care staff as part of the Veteran’s treatment.

We think this will be a great opportunity for those who love to write as well as play an important role in the healthcare of our Nation’s heroes.

Click here to download the pdf for more information- My Life, My Story One Pager

The program captures the life experiences of our Veteran patients as part if the treatment chart. The stories give our care staff a first-voice perspective of and aids in the patient’s treatment. The program was recently featured on NPR: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/06/08/729351842/storytelling-helps-hospital-staff-discover-the-person-within-the-patient

Click here to download the pdf for more information- My Life, My Story One Pager

Please contact

Name: William Browning

Email: william.browning@va.gov

Website: http://www.detroit.va.gov

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Authors: Create exclusive reads, sneak peeks, review copies and short stories while building your mailing list! @prolific_works

Authors, sign up with #prolificworks to showcase your work to readers!

JOIN HERE

https://www.prolificworks.com/authors?invite_code=UC5YYHJ3fw

Create exclusive reads, sneak peeks, review copies and short stories while building your mailing list!

Check out my prolific works page that has awesome reads to reach new readers, while building my mailing list!

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An Author’s Must-Have Resource new book: “You Wrote it; Now Go Sell It” by #MotownWriters Member Glenn Murray @glenn220

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You Wrote It, Now Go Sell It: A Marketing and Promotions Guide For Authors In A Few Simple Steps by [Murray, Glenn R.]

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You finally wrote that book you’ve been talking about forever. Now the real work begins. This easy to read, quick, no fluff guide gives writers grassroots ideas and tactics to build a promotional campaign prior to release. Also included are post release strategic tactics and a useful list of what you should do right now. While less than 30 pages, this book is filled with over 50 helpful tips, checklists, release strategies and more. If you’re serious about putting forth your best effort as an author. This is the book for you. Written by Glenn R. Murray, founder of 220 Publishing, who has over 9 years of publishing experience and 20 years of strategic and marketing/social media via his various business ventures and through positions in various corporations. This guide has gained praise from industry professionals, including PR and Visibility Strategist Candace Ledbetter, President of CNBetter Media, who calls the book a “must have for anyone who is serious about making their mark.”

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About author

Glenn Murray is the founder of 220 Communications, parent company to 220 Publishing and Food Wine and Spirits Ventures. He has held strategic positions in the top U.S. companies including General Electric, Leo Burnett, and Discover started as an events company 220 Communications expanded to include divisions publishing, experiential marketing, consulting and music distribution.  220 Publishing has produced over 50 titles under the 220 Publishing imprint in its 9 years of existence as well as several titles under its private label publishing program.

Image result for glenn r murrayMr. Murray has created promotional campaigns for the arts, film, music, and culinary events. He led viral social media campaigns that have generated over 1 Million impressions. Over the years, 220 Communications’ marketing has expanded to include promotions and partnerships in Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, Dallas, Atlanta, and Milwaukee. The company supports a number of charities including Surge For Water, One Hope United, South Central Community Services, Gilda’s Club and a host of others through fundraising events and in-kind donations. He created the popular Food and Wine Crawl Chicago event and has expanded that to include 5 cities.

He has blogged for the NBC Chicago Street Team and is has contributed articles to 360 Magazine, and currently writes a blog titled “Stop, Look, Listen” for Chicagonow.com. An author, he was a contributor to “The Entrepreneur Within You” Book Series and wrote the book marketing guide “You Wrote It, Now Go Sell It”. He spent a year as an on-air personality at WBCP in Champaign IL.  He was a contributor to the screenplay Love Miscarriage and has written a documentary titled “Praise and Worship”.  He is overseeing the adaptation of 3 of the titles he’s published to a screenplay. “You Wrote It Now Go Sell It” is his debut solo title.  He is contributing to several anthologies scheduled for 2020 release including “Perspectives Father and Son”, co-written with his father and “Lessons for the Little Girl”.

Social Media

Twitter: @glenn220

IG:  @glenn220

Facebook: 220 Publishing

Website: https://220communications.com/

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Organizer220 Publishing

The organizer of Free Publishing Information Workshop

“Bringing You The World, One Page At A Time”

220 Publishing is an independent publisher based in Chicago, IL. With over 20 titles in the market across all genres including fiction, self-help, inspirational and instructional. We are actively seeking talented storytellers and game-changers. Let us help you tell your story.

WE WELCOME ALL AUTHORS FROM FIRST-TIME TO EXPERIENCED.

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Word of the Day: Mellifluous #motownwriters

Word Genius
WORD OF THE DAY
Mellifluous
me-ˈli-flə-wəs
adjective
1

Flowing smoothly; rich

2

Sweetened with honey or something similar

3

Sounding pleasant

Examples of Mellifluous in a sentence

“The singer’s mellifluous voice put the crowd at ease.”

“The mellifluous confections at the bakery reminded me of my grandma’s recipes.”

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#MadeInMichigan Festival free #Michigan author Showcase #michiganwriters #motownwriters Sept28th #allenpark

MICHIGAN AUTHOR SHOWCASE

Join your peers and meet your fans.  Promote, sell, and sign your Michigan book.  FREE for all family-friendly Michigan authors and publishers.

 

Saturday, September 28

12:00-3:00 PM

Downtown Allen Park

Email jkibby@cityofallenpark.org  for application.

 

Part of the 4th annual Made in Michigan Festival, a celebration of the state’s best artists, food, music, and brews.  Over 15,000 people expected for two great days of eating, drinking, shopping, and dancing – Michigan style.

 

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Watch “How to Run an Indie Author Business (The Self Publishing Show, episode 182)” on YouTube

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Ruminate Magazine announces the 2019 Ruminate Broadside Poetry Prize! via @ruminatemag #motownwriters #michiganwriters

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The prize will be judged by Ruminate poetry editor, Kristin George Bagdanov and is open to all forms of poetry. There are no geographical restrictions. $12 entry fee includes a complimentary digital copy of Ruminate. First place winner will receive a $500 cash prize, publication in Ruminate, and 15 copies of the limited-edition letterpress broadside. All entries will also be considered for publication in Ruminate. Submit two poems (of any form) per entry. We recommend that poems be between 10 and 30 lines in length, counting each blank line used as a stanza break as well as the title line and the blank line following the title. Poems that are outside 10-30 lines are still eligible but may require smaller type to fit well on the broadside.

 

For complete guidelines, please visit https://www.ruminatemagazine.com/pages/broadside-poetry-prize

 

*Ruminate is a nonprofit, contemplative magazine that celebrates slowing down, encountering honest art and storytelling, and living awake.

 

Deadline: 08-15-2019 (with a 3-day grace period)

Ruminate Magazine

Fort Collins, CO

 

 

Contact: Rachel King

email: editor@ruminatemagazine.org

Website: https://www.ruminatemagazine.com/pages/broadside-poetry-prize

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