I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again. ~ Oscar Wilde
A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people. ~ Thomas Mann
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. ~ Scott Adams
Without craft, art remains private. Without art, craft is merely hackwork. ~ Joyce Carol Oates
You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what's burning inside you. And we edit to let the fire show through the smoke. ~ Arthur Polotnik
3rd Quarter 2014
Shaun Taylor Bevins is now a reader for NetGalley. Check out her blog for reviews of upcoming titles.
Congratulations to Patsy Helmetag. Her short story "The Shrew Trapper" was accepted for publication by Dark Moon Digest. Additional details are forthcoming.
Congratulations to Shaun Taylor Bevins. Her story "The Blizzard" was chosen to appear in Chesapeake Crimes: Storm Warning, a Sisters in Crime anthology scheduled for release in 2016.
2nd Quarter 2014
Jane Elkin traveled to Evans, GA in April to deliver the keynote address at this year's Poetry Matters Project Awards Ceremony and will be at 2A in NYC on June 30 to read her memoir Pink Flamingoes from The Man Who Ate His Book: The Best of ducts.org - Volume II. Since launching her first poetry collection, World Class, in February, she has published poems in Steam Ticket, Annapolis Underground, and Bluestone Review, and has two short stories forthcoming in Falling Star Magazine and Subterranean Quarterly.
Iain S. Baird won First Place and publication in 2014 Seven Hills Review for both "The Lakeview Motel" (short story) and "Ash Wednesday" (flash fiction.)
1st Quarter 2014
BWW is excited to welcome Dawn Davis to our group.
4th Quarter 2013
Congratulations to Jeanne Slawson. Her first memoir, Down to Derry, received an honorable mention from the Annapolis Capital. (December 2013)
Congratulations to Hank Pugh. His short story, "The Reprieve," won second place in a fiction contest and was published online at Loose Change. His story will also appear in the journal's "best of" anthology due out in March 2014. (December 2013)
Congratulations to Iain S. Baird. He is a contributor to New Orleans: Days and Nights in the Dreamy City, published by the Preservation Resource Center. (December 2013)
Congratulations to Shaun Taylor Bevins. Her haiku poem was accepted for publication by Haiku Journal. (December 2013)
Congratulations to Jane C. Elkin. Her first chapbook, World Class: Poems Inspired by the ESL Classroom, is due to be published by Apprentice House Publishers on April 1st, with a release party at Anne Arundel Community College (details TBD). (November 2013)
Jane C. Elkin will be a featured artist interviewed in the late autumn issue of Prosaic Magazine, a monthly free digital magazine that aims to recommend books, films, artists, websites, films and anything that falls under art. (November 2013)
Look for her poem "Bryce Canyon: Three views" there. Additionally, the December 1st "Exploring" issue of Prosaic Magazine, a print magazine (with Digital PDFs) that showcases the works of established and emerging artists all around the world, will feature her poem "Beavers at Bay."
Volume 11 of Kansas City Voices, with Jane Elkin's poem "PazMaya Under Pressure" from her World Classcollection, is now available for purchase. (November 2013)
Congratulations to Iain S. Baird whose short story "The Lakeview Motel" won first place in Tallahassee Writers' Association's annual writing contest. His flash fiction piece titled "Ash Wednesday" also won first place. Both will appear in this year's issue of the Seven Hills Review published in January 2014. (November 2013)