Time for Submissions

Calling on poets, storytellers, memoirists and essayists — it is CLOVER time!

We need your submissions now for our December book.  Follow the link to Submittables to file yours there.  Easy to do. The only question remains, Why not?

By your submission, you are supporting yourself as an artist and the literary community which needs support.  Good insightful writing is resistance against the status quo.

Our closing date for December publication is September 30.  Get crackin’!  And get your submission to Clover today.

I am in Brussels where fall has settled in. In the park across the street trees are changing shades of green to autumn rusts.  Rain falls at a steady pace–the perfect day to read submissions.  I am hoping one of them is yours.

Traveling

Clover, A Literary Rag comes back to Village Books in Fairhaven, Sunday, September 4th at 4 PM. Vol. 11 of the vibrant locally produced journal contains stories and poetry from over fifty talented writers—a truly international cast. Representing all of them, our September readers showcase what Clover does best! Join us.
Clover, A Literary Rag comes back to Village Books in Fairhaven, Sunday, September 4th at 4 PM. Vol. 11 of the vibrant locally produced journal contains stories and poetry from over fifty talented writers—a truly international cast. Representing all of them, our September readers showcase what Clover does best! Join us.

 

I recently moved from a huge house to a small house. In an insane real estate market, my old house sold 4 times in 5 months.  The heart palpitating ride landed and although I am not getting in line for another go-round, I am delighted I braved the one I was on.

Outside my window red tailed hawks glide high over pastureland, and the sunsets bring walkers daily.   At night the heavens open to stars and moon, in a quiet world. Yesterday I walked by a thicket of trees that opened onto a perfectly framed Mt. Baker. Wild chamomile sprouted along the way.

In a few days I will travel to Brussels to reunite with my daughters. In the upcoming days I will begin to chronicle this adventure.

Clover, A Literary Rag,  Vol. 11 comes home to Village Books, September 4 at 4 PM.   We will have a fabulous  show, so mark your calendars.

Our popularity grows as do our submissions.  Get yours in today for our next edition. Our submissions ending date for Clover, vol. 12 is September 30th.  For details check our link.

 

 

Welcoming Submissions

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HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY from Clover, A Literary Rag

Spring winds through evergreen boughs — blue skies — green beer.  A grand day to be Irish.

A reminder to get your submissions in for the 11th edition of Clover! We accept poetry, short stories, essays and memoir slices. We love the Northwest but open our arms and our interests to you, wherever you are. Follow the link to and find out how easily you can submit your best work to us.

There was a literary rag named Clover
That got to be known all over
The fun that was had
Made the editors glad
And welcome your words, moreover.

Denise duMaurier at Village Books

Sentinel duM poster_3 picIf you have heard Denise duMaurier read, you will be at Village Books for this rare opportunity to spend an hour with this world traveling poet/artist/actress.  Her third volume of poetry, SENTINEL, is available at Village Books! SENTINEL was published by the Independent Writers’ Studio and printed by Threshold Documents.

Submissions are open for Clover, A Literary Rag until
April 30, 2015

The best way to submit stories and poetry is through Submittable.com .  If you submit poetry or stories to clover@independentwritersstudio.com that works as well.

Our deadline is firm as is our resolve to produce the best volume EVER of Clover.  Volume 9 of the Rag comes out in June, so now is the time to get your words together and sent to us for consideration.

 

Everything’s Coming Up Clover

IWS steered into 2012 with engines revved. 

 We just finished a fiction writing workshop courtesy of Robert Hodgson Van Wagoner.   Our first ever author-invitational.  He shook things up some.

We received boat passes on the schooner, Zodiac to participate in Bellingham Rendevous courtesy of IWS member Chris Wallace who is chief mate on the schooner.  I’ve never been on a tall ship before and the last time I was on a sail boat I was 15.  I am very excited about this!

Clover, A Literary Rag, vol. 3 is coming out in June in time for the Chuckanut Writers Conference.  Our prayer, at least!  The idea of the conference is to bring writers together, to share and maybe even inspire. 

Submissions are open for Clover, 3 until April 30.  If you have something to submit for this issue now is the time to refine and submit.

And to all friends of our studio, thank-you.  Special thanks to Norman L. Green.  Check out his dream blog.