I have a book review up at Heavy Feather Review of Ladette Randolph’s wonderful memoir Leaving the Pink House. If you haven’t read her work, you’re missing out, and if you have, this is as good as her fiction. I’m thinking I might use this in my Writing Creative Nonfiction class this summer.
And for those of you unfamiliar with Heavy Feather Review, it’s an Ohio-based journal that takes submissions from around the world. It is a labor of love founded and run by Jason Teal and Nathan Floom, two guys I greatly admire and who appear to have endless energy for writers and writing. Check it out here!
Garrett Doherty, former editor of Crazyhorse, has started an online journal called Sixfold. It sounds pretty cool: it’s six bucks to enter a story or poems, and then all the writers vote for their favorite within their genre to pick the three winners with cash prizes. It’s more complicated than that, but not really.
For more information, check out the website. I love the idea of writers encouraging writers, and hope in the spirit people will vote accordingly not against good work as competition. We’ll see. I threw a story in the ring and look forward to reading what other people submit.
Deadline to submit for this round is today, but more will be coming soon so mark your calendars!