Sunday, April 28, 2013

Saturday, April 20, 2013

next Friday, April 26

Come listen to our featured poet Andrew Rahal beginning at 6:30.

And if you have a 5-minute reading you'd like to read, please bring it and sign in for the open mic readings.  

Please pass this on to your friends and local email list.

Here's to writing and reading!
sponsored by Writers on the Spit

Friday, April 19, 2013

Seventh Sanctum - Corporation Generator

Seventh Sanctum - Corporation Generator
Sample names generated:
American Dynamics
Australian Pollution Technology
Clements Realizations Of Lima
Dejesus Entertainment Instruments
Digital Photographic Chemical
Entertainment Manufacturing
Foreign Electronic Education 
Future Sciences Bank
Imperial Chemodynamics
Kane Wholesale Tactical Semiconductor 
Manufacturing Recreational Nuclear 
Mechanical Equipment Tactical
Medical Instructional Entertainment
Mutual Electronic Instructional 
Network Engineering Pharmecutical
Sandoval Alternative Entertainment Group
Spanish Computer Integration
Stewart Corporation
Telecommunications Frontiers
Training Software
Wilcox Tech

Sunday, April 14, 2013

10 Rules for Writing Numbers and Numerals

10 Rules for Writing Numbers and Numerals

Fwd: Flash Fiction Chronicles: Flash Markets Update for Week of 4/8/13

Flash Fiction Chronicles: Flash Markets Update for Week of 4/8/13

Flash Markets Update for Week of 4/8/13

Posted: 14 Apr 2013 01:00 AM PDT

by Jim Harrington jimharrington2

Markets Added

Editor Interview Added


Jim Harrington began writing fiction in 2007 and has agonized over the form ever since. His stories have appeared in Every Day Fiction, Liquid Imagination, Ink Sweat and Tears,  Near to the Knuckle, Flashes in the Dark, and others. He serves as the Interim Managing Editor for Flash Fiction Chronicles ( Jim's Six Questions For . . . blog ( provides editors and publishers a place to "tell it like it is." You can read more of his stories at

Friday, April 12, 2013

Apprised and Appraised

I know apprise means " to inform" and appraise means "to evaluate the worth of."

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Home - Carve Magazine

Home - Carve Magazine
Est. in 2000, Carve magazine, named in honor of Raymond Carver, is a literary magazine publishing new short stories every quarter. Our stories are free to read onlineI

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Writing Workshop, Wednesday. FREE. At Port Angeles Library.

PORT ANGELES — The poet laureate of Washington state came from a whole other land.

Kathleen Flenniken, a former civil engineer at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, knows how it feels to be a grown-up walking into a poetry class — with only the foggiest notion of how to write a poem. 

She did just that when she was 32 years old.

It was 1993, and she’d signed up for Mike Hickey’s poetry writing course at the University of Washington Experimental College — a community education program like the one at Peninsula College.

“It was instant love,” recalled Flenniken, who has since published two books, Famous in 2005 and Plume in 2012; won an array of awards; and established Floating Bridge, a press devoted to poetry. 

Today, as the 2012-2014 poet laureate funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, Flenniken travels around the state giving workshops like the one she’ll teach here at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Registration is open for the program at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

Admission is free, and participants can sign up by phoning the library at 360-417-8500, ext. 7750, or emailing

In the workshop, “I put the emphasis on community and fun,” Flenniken said.

No experience required 

Not a speck of experience is necessary to attend, added librarian Lorrie Kovell, and all materials will be provided for the 90-minute class.

Flenniken will use writing prompts to help participants get started, and she’ll invite people to share their work and ask questions about writing. 

But most of all, she said, this is about enjoying the process: “having fun playing with language and [finding] a new means of expression. We all need ways to express ourselves.”

Flenniken teaches workshops for grade-schoolers all the way up to adults, from complete beginners to poets who have published books. 

Her own first collection of poems, Famous, won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize and was an American Library Association Notable Book.

Her second and latest book, Plume, is a meditation on growing up in Richland in Hanford’s shadow. It was a finalist for the Poetry Society of America’s William Carlos Williams Award.

Kovell urges would-be poets to seize the chance to work in Wednesday’s group writing session. 

“I’ve been to these [poetry] workshops before, and it’s tons of fun to see what bubbles up,” she said.

The workshop “is a fabulous opportunity to work with a really generous, open-hearted person.”

Friday, April 5, 2013


Woodcuts by Loren Kantor

Loren is a woodcutter and writer, living and working in Hollywood. Pictured, is one of his woodcuts: Charles Bukowski. Loren's BLOG:

Other woodcuts by Mr. Kantor will appear here in time.

Home Page - Death Throes Webzine

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