Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Award-Winning Poets Seek Artwork for New Chapbook

M E D I A   R E L E A S E

CONTACT: Carolyn Howard-Johnson e-mail: HoJoNews@aol.com

CONTACT: Magdalena Ball e-mail: maggieball@compulsivereader.com
For Immediate Release

Award-Winning Poets Seek Artwork for New Chapbook
World Wide Web-- Poetry Partners Seek Artwork for Fifth Chapbook
It's been said (quite a few times!) that a picture is worth a thousand words. Even though Magdalena Ball and I are poets, we think the original author may have underestimated, and we'd like you--if you're a painter or a photographer--to prove us wrong.
We are the coauthors of the Celebration Series of chapbooks of poetry.

They include Cherished Pulse (for anyone you love) , She Wore Emerald Then (for mothers on your gift list) , Imagining the Future (for Fathers), and Blooming Red, a Christmas chapbook. Chapbooks have been a tradition in the poetry world since Elizabethan times. The Celebration Series goes beyond the cliched sentiments in most greeting cards - and does it for about the same price.

All four of our chapbooks are illustrated by artists making each a triple effort.

Cherished Pulse and Blooming Red feature artwork from California artist Vicki Thomas. She Wore Emerald Then features photographs by May Lattanzio and Imagining the Future a photo by celebrated composer Ricky Ian Gordon.
We are planning a fifth chapbook lauding women's issues and feminist themes. We are looking for submissions to be used on its cover. Yes, it's a contest. The winner's work will be featured on Deeper Into the Pond: A Celebration of Femininity to be published later in 2011. There is no pay but since Ball runs respected review Web site The Compulsive Reader (http://www.thecompulsivereader.com/), and Howard-Johnson is the author of a multi award-winning series of books for writers including The Frugal Book Promoter, they can promise a wide distribution of the cover image, credit and a biography of the cover artist in the book, and tons of marketing exposure.
See the other chapbooks' covers at www.howtodoitfrugally.com/poetry_books.htm.
Here is a poem from that chapbook:
Memory's two voices,

the you-girl

suffering the moment

and the you-now

who interprets.

You promise yourself

you won't fear the secrets,

won't tell what happened

without the feelings.

You deny yourself that

and you become Ursula

stealing your own song,

leaving yourself gurgling

under the sea. You need

the music to tell your story,

to find it, to understand it

to know the truth,

to reach above the

ocean's surface




If you have something you'd like us to see, please e-mail your creative work to Ball at maggie_ball@bigpond.com with SUBMISSION: DEEPER INTO THE POND in the subject line. We hope to have a decision by June 1, 2011 and we reserve the right to select no winner. If a winner is selected, we may also choose runners-up so those acknowledgments may be used by the winners for purposes of marketing. There is no fee for entering, and only the honor and publications for being selected. Oh, yes. And two copies of the finished chapbook. We hope to hear from you.

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Support Material available on request.

Carolyn Howard-Johnson

Instructor for the renowned UCLA Extension Writers' Program

Web site: http://www.howtodoitfrugally.com/  

E-mail: HoJoNews@aol.com

Award-winning author of the HowToDoItFrugally Series of Books for writers, including USA Book News' award winners

The Frugal Editor http://budurl.com/TheFrugalEditor

The Frugal Book Promoter http://budurl.com/FrugalBkPromo

The Great First Impression Book Proposal http://budurl.com/BookProposals 

Great Little Last Minute Edits: http://budurl.com/WordTrippersPB

Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.

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