Monday, May 21, 2012

Link Corral: Job in Seattle; ISO Poetry & Recipes; New on Redux

Writer-in-residence opportunity for Seattle writers:

Richard Hugo House is seeking an accomplished author to become the next writer-in-residence at the nonprofit center for writers on Capitol Hill in Seattle.

Applicants for the position should be practicing, published writers of poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction and accomplished and dedicated writing teachers with experience working with writers of all levels in a traditional workshop setting and on a one-on-one basis as a mentor offering criticism and professional development advice.

Applicants should have a specific artistic project they are working on during their residency (i.e. developing a manuscript for publication) and should have a special interest in the role of writing as a means of engaging people of all cultures and to celebrate, understand and engage in the complex world around us.

Applications are due by June 4, 2012 to Richard Hugo House, c/o Writer-in-Residence Search Committee, 1634 11th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122.  No phone queries please. Questions may be addressed to Brian McGuigan, program director, at <brianmcguigan(at)> (replace (at) with @).

More details:

Black Lawrence Press ISO submissions of poetry and recipes…yum on both accounts!

Black Lawrence Press is now accepting submissions for a book celebrating food and poetry. Feast: Poetry and Recipes for a Full Seating at Dinner is an invitation to host a dinner party and share a meal, as well as a poetic toast or two, with family and friends. “Much depends on dinner,” Lord Byron wrote in The Island, and we believe that much still does. We invite you to contribute to this project that seeks to nourish body and soul with a delicious dinner and scrumptious poetry.

Guidelines: Black Lawrence Press welcomes established as well as emerging writers to submit a poem and an accompanying recipe to Feast. Both a poem and a recipe are required for the submission to be considered.

There are some specific requirements, so please consult the website:
Deadline:  June 30, 2012


New on Redux:  “Hindsight” by Allyson Armistead

As a public transportation rider, this short story definitely struck a chord:

“Black man in the back; I see how the fuck it is,” the man in gray will say, into the silence of our bus. We won’t know why he’s shouting, why he’s sitting in the back; we never told him to. There will be so many seats in the front and we’ll count them with our eyes: four on the right, seven on the left, so many seats. Take one, we’ll say, take a seat.

“There’s one right there,” we’ll say. “By the window.”

 “I said I see how the fuck it is,” he’ll say, and his voice will sound louder, red in the quiet. We’ll want to cover our ears, hold our breath, give him our calm. We’ll recall a child, a temper tantrum we’ve seen in the park. We’ll remember how to ignore an instance of acting out. We’ll wonder if adults are really children. We’ll wonder if the man in gray is an adult or child, flailing his arms.

Read on.


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.