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2019/04/22

Hessler Street Poetry Finalists

GREETINGS!
Azriel here with the list of the finalists for this year's Hessler Street Fair Poetry contest.

Before we get to the list, I just wanted to let you all know, we have permission to and will be including a poem from Daniel Thompson, one of the founders of the Hessler Street Fair.

Additionally, we are expecting a piece from Mac's Backs own Suzanne DeGataeno! And hopefully a foreword by Mary Turzillo and/or Geoffrey Landis!

Finalists should be aware: Performance on May 11th is necessary to qualify for the prizes and the performance on either June 1 or 2 at Hessler.

The Hessler Street Fair Poetry anthology is available to those included for half the cover price. For nonentrants, it is full price. Prices are yet to be determined.

The May 11th show will be at Unitarian Universalist Society (2728 Lancashire Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44106) starting promptly at 7pm.

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The finalists are as follows:

Aaron Kasunic, Amanda Whitlock, Morgann Blackwood, J.M. Romig, Ryan P. Kinney, and Valentine Berlin - Patchwork Dreams ...
A.D. Adams - Dragon with Books (image) ...
Adam Harvey - We shall not last ...
anitakeys - fault lines ...
Ariel Alexander Fiore - How to Explain Death to a Seven Year Old ...
Ashley Pacholewski - Baby Love ...
Aubrey Crosby - You are my cartographer ...
Audamatik - A Diet for a Beautiful Mind ...
Barbara Minney - Three Day Old Underwear On the Auto Train ...
Brian Taylor - Got His Bearings ...
Caitlyn Blair Cogar - Poem ...
Casey Krysztofik - Dahlia's Persuasion ...
Cat Russell - Catching Fire ...
Catherine Joslyn - Agua y Tierra (Water and Earth), Silkscreen on canvas ...
Christine Donofrio - Alpha Woman ...
Daria Quinn - Taylor Preston ...
Diane Ferri - Lakeview Cemetery ...
Eli J. Hawkins - Entry 4 ...
Eli Williams - Losing God ...
Elizabeth Burnette - How my life is like an Origami Crane ...
Elizabeth Marino - Pornographic Pictures ...
Frank Kinor Jr. - The Question ...
Frank Thomas Rosen - The Death Fugue Revisited ...
Geoffrey Polk - Adolescent Astronomy ...
Georgia Reash - Me and Mother Nature ...
Hannah Gates - Hiatus ...
Jeremy Jusek - Choosing Choices ...
Jeremy Proehl - God is Pooh Bear ...
Jill Lange - On the Persistence of a Small Flower ...
Joann Celleghin - Transformations ...
Joann Perkins - The Quilt ...
Joe Balasz - Going Around in Circles ...
John Burroughs - Rough Cure ...
Julie Ursem Marchand - Opening Night ...
K. Leigh Whitehouse - Spring, Tra-La ...
Kate Seger - Tougher Girls ...
Keith Allison - The President Who Cried Wolf ...
Kelly Hambly - Such Great Heights ...
Kevin Frederick Smith - Among The Roots ...
Krystal Evans - Patience ...
Lennart Lundh - Seduce and Destroy ...
Lori Ann Kusterbeck - Desperately Seeking Perfection ...
Lorianne Arwood - Best Seller ...
Luke Kuzmish - S%*# My Dad Says ...
Maeve Kroeger - American't ...
Marc Mannheimer - a brief future of technology ...
Michael Ceraolo - Bookstore Blues and Dedicated Stereotype Fighter ...
Nancy Brady - Erie Kai ...
Rachel Hayes - The Blackest Pill ...
Ralph Pitman - I am accustomed to seasons ...
Rob Smith - Writer’s Lament ... 

Ryan Kinney - The Blue Collar Lament ...
S. Renay Sanders - Lone Gale Rider ...
Sara Minges - Be Bold ...
Shivla Shikwana - Poem 4 ...
Suzanne DeGataeno - Poem ...
Tam Polzer - Rust in Peace ...
Timothy J. Richard - What Some Say ...
Valentina Ranaldi-Adams - Boo Night !! ...
Valentina Ventura - The Sound of Emptiness ...
Wanda Morrow Clevenger - like dogs ...
Yuliia Vereta - Temples ... 


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Thank you to all participants and we'll see you May 11th!

Azriel

2019/04/21

Books-on-Commission

Are you looking for a creative gift idea for friends or family?

Are you a teacher who wants to give your students the feeling of publication to spark their creative desires?

Are you just a shy writer who wants to put out a limited run of books to "test the waters" of in-person book sales?

Then releasing a Chapbook is the right course of action for you!

For a nominal fee, Writing Knights Press will produce your commissioned manuscript with the same care and attention to detail we show to all of our releases.


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Submission Details:

Email Address:
          writingknightspress(at)gmail.com.

Email Subject:
          "Commission Manuscript Proposal".

Email Body:
          Legal Name - Pen Name;
          Email Address - Snail Mail Address;
          Titles of Pieces;
          Tell us the purpose of the release. Is this for a class, family, tribute to a lost loved one, personal book sales;
          Tell us your intended release date (all formats need manuscript at least 5 weeks before deadline).

Email Attachment:
          Submission - Word Files Accepted - .DOC Accepted ONLY;
          8.5"x11" 1" margins;
          Chapbook length up to 50 pages. Full length up to 100 pages.

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Added Benefits:
          Writing Knights Press will give you the option of having your book listed in our online store as a print chapbook and available for Kindle.
          Writing Knights can incorporate our logo on the back of your book for no extra charge.

           This will give your book an extra look of legitimacy when you try to sell it.
           We can forgo the placement of our logo if the book is for a gift, or we can use your own logo.

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Publication:
          Books-on-Commission posted in the online store will be in publication indefinitely.
          Regardless of publication status, Writing Knights will always have your book ready for printing for the agreed upon price.


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Rights:
          The author/editor of the commissioned book still owns all rights to the publication of the book.  Publication with Writing Knights is entirely at will and can be canceled at any time.

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Profits:
          Profits from books sold from the online store will split 50/50 between the author/organization and the press.  We prefer to use PayPal to transfer these funds.
          Profits from books sold by Writing Knights in person go to the press.


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Restrictions:
          Writing Knights Press does NOT publish work condoning: bestiality, child abuse, incest, or hate speech.
          While Writing Knights supports artistic nudity, we will NOT publish pornography of any kind. It is our prerogative if an image or piece is deemed pornographic.

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Options and Cost:

          Staple bound chapbook (5.5" x 8.5") Per book = Printing Cost  + $2.00 + Shipping (Shipping and printing cost decreases per book as additional books are purchased).

          Perfect bound chapbook (5.5" x 8.5") Per book = Printing Cost + $2.00 + Shipping (Shipping cost decreases per book as additional books are purchased).

          Perfect bound full length book (6" x 9") Per book = Printing Cost + $2.00 + Shipping (Shipping cost decreases per book as additional books are purchased). 


          Proofreading + Editing = $0.03 per word. We will scour your manuscript fixing typos, grammar, and spelling. For an extra $0.01 per word we will make suggestions for improved word choice where necessary.

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          Minimum Order - 50 copies (US); 100 copies (International).

2019/04/12

sWord Fight Showcase 2019-04-12

Cat Russell vs Greg Milo
and
Angry Cow vs Daria Quinn


Writing Knights appreciates your contribution:

$5
(all contributions go towards
printing and show running costs)

2019/04/01

Poetry Contest - Hessler Street Fair 2019

Hessler 2018 cover art
Poetry Contest

2019 Poetry at the Hessler Street Fair

During the months of March and April of 2019 we will be accepting submissions for the 2019 Hessler Street Fair Poetry Contest and its corresponding anthology. Contest is free to enter and open to anyone age 14 and up. Winners will receive cash prizes and get to read their poems live at this year's Fair.
  • 1st Place winning poet will receive $100
  • 2nd Place winning poet will receive $50
  • 3rd Place winning poet will receive $25
Host: Azriel Johnson
(Photo by AnitaKeys)
When and where:
Submissions will be accepted from March 15th to April 15, 2019. We will let you know by April 30th if your work has been accepted for the anthology. Poets will be invited to read their accepted works during the contest reading. The poetry contest reading will take place May 11, 2019, at 7pm, at Unitarian Universalist Society (2728 Lancashire Rd. Cleveland Heights, OH 44106). Shortly after the reading, our panel of judges will select three winners to receive cash prizes and read live at the Hessler Street Fair itself.

The Hessler Street Fair Poetry Contest reading happens:
May 11, 2019 at Unitarian Universalist Society starting promptly 7pm.

Here is where the Facebook event will be
The 2019 Hessler Street Fair will take place June 1st & 2nd from 11 am to dusk, rain or shine, on Hessler Road and Hessler Court in Cleveland. The exact time of winning poets' reading will be announced soon.
Christine Howey Co-Winner in 2017
(Photo by Geoffrey A. Landis)
Submissions are Open.
(click Read More to see the guidelines)


2019/03/28

Current Writing Knights Contest Submission calls!

Birthday Chapbook Contest - Deadline March 31, 2019 - Writing Knights' 10th Anniversary

Writing Knights is turning 10 in May 2019 and we want to have a birthday party! We want to continue to celebrate your presence in many diverse aspects with a chapbook contest.

There will be 5 categories of the contest: Men; Women; Mental Illness; People of Color; and LGBTQ+.

Winners get a limited edition release of their book with potential indefinite release.

Entrants may enter multiple categories with their submissions.
There is a $5 Entry fee per entry.

Click here for more details!

Hessler Street Poetry/Art Anthology Contest - Deadline April 15, 2019 - 50th Annual Hessler Street Fair

During the months of March and April of 2019 we will be accepting submissions for the 2019 Hessler Street Fair Poetry Contest and its corresponding anthology.
Contest is free to enter and open to anyone age 14 and up.

The Hessler Street Fair is going on a hiatus after this year so...
POETS, WRITERS, ARTISTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO ENTER THIS YEAR!
There might not be another opportunity....

Winners will receive cash prizes and get to read their poems live at this year's Fair.
1st Place winning poet will receive $100
2nd Place winning poet will receive $50
3rd Place winning poet will receive $25

Click Here for more details!

Grand Tournament 2019 - Poetry Contest - Deadline June 2, 2019

To commemorate the Eighth Year Anniversary of Writing Knights Press events, we are preparing the Almost Annual Grand Tournament. Words belong to everyone and pieces must work on the page as well as on the stage. The Grand Tournament is designed to find the best writers AND performers from all over the world!

There is no entry fee.

Winners get $100 Gift Card and a full length release.
Finalists get $15 Gift Card and a chapbook release.

Click here for more details!

Grand Tournament 2019 - Prose Contest - Deadline June 2, 2019

To commemorate the Eighth Year Anniversary of Writing Knights Press events, we are preparing the Almost Annual Grand Tournament. Words belong to everyone and pieces must work on the page as well as on the stage. The Grand Tournament is designed to find the best writers AND performers from all over the world!

There is no entry fee.

Winners get $100 Gift Card and a full length release.
Finalists get $15 Gift Card and a chapbook release.

Click here for more details!