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Deadline: October 10, 2014.
email submissions to: hitchingpoets@hotmail.com

Weasel Press is now calling for submissions for a poetry and arts anthology called Degenerates: Voices for Peace. The purpose of the project is to awaken, enlighten and maybe even provide a bit of shelter to those who need it. Poetry has some immense power in the world, either through healing its readers or inspiring them to become involved. We’re looking for Poetry, Photography, Artwork, Prose Poetry, etc with passion. We need to be able to feel and experience your work. There is a wealth of social justice and other topics that we are looking at to put this anthology together. Things such as: Bullying, sexuality, Homelessness, Free Speech, Animal Rights, Rape Culture, and much more. Artwork and written work does not have to be strictly political but must address something that would be a voice for peace and change. Artists and Poets can submit their work to hitchingpoets@hotmail.com or at systmaticwzl@gmail.com 4 submissions maximum. Our guidelines can be viewed below or at our website: http://www.weaselpress.com/

Required Information
-Name
-Title(s) of work(s) being submitted
-Topic you are addressing (we encourage any kind of external links that pertain to your topic as well)
-Address information
-Working email
-A Short Biography (about a paragraph), this can include past publications, website info, contact info, etc.

Poetry Guidelines
-No minimum, poems cannot be longer than 2 pages
-All styles and forms accepted
-Previously published material accepted granted the poet has the rights to their work
-Original material only.
-Simultaneous submissions accepted. Weasel Press MUST be notified as soon as possible if your work is accepted elsewhere.
-4 Poems Maximum
-All work must be submitted in a single word document, single spaced (unless the poem is formatted a specific way), 12pt Font, Times New Roman (or something close to that. Please no Courier New fonts).

Artwork Guidelines
-We accept Photography, Artwork (Digital Artwork, Traditional, etc).
-4 Submissions total
-As part of the Magazine’s ethos we blend art and writing. Please be aware that your art may be accompanied with another form of art (poetry, short story, etc).
-Please submit artwork in Black and White or give consent to make image Black and White.
-The anthology will be printed on a 6x9 (or smaller pending size of the project). Please ensure images in high resolution and at least 1MB in size.

Persons submitting both art and poetry are limited to 4 submissions total.

Feel free to email, hitchingpoets@hotmail.com with any questions, comments, concerns, etc.

Purchase today!!

My first full length poetry collection is out and available on Amazon! Ashes to Burn was picked up by local Houston, TX Publisher Transcendent Zero Press. Purchase at the link above, support independent publishers!!

I suppose it’s about time we had a come to Jesus moment. The moment where we rearrange the way we think and see things; where we are able to come to terms with the hard changes that simply happen. In this first full-length collection, Ashes to Burn evaluates progression and the development of voice through several stages. These pages contain words designed to leave bruises; lines made to awaken. Cover art by Vincent Smiley

Transcendent Zero Press is an independent press based in Houston, TX, seeking to bring avid poetry readers new and inspiring moments in the world of poetry. They started with poetry anthology Harbinger Asylum, still releasing to this day. In the year 2013, Harbinger Asylum was nominated Poetry Magazine of the Year by the National Poetry Awards and has several subscribers and readers. The publisher is home to several other titles and continues to grow. They review manuscripts, considering them for publishing and are editors willing to make your book into a fantastic product that will suit your audience! The Press is always seeking new forms of expression in poetry and hope to expand to fiction, memoirs, and other branches of literary achievement. Interested parties can submit inquiries through their website: www.transcendentzeropress.org

Weasel is a writer, and founder of the anthology Vagabonds. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Literature at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Weasel manages the publishing press Weasel Press and is the managing editor for both Vagabonds and The Haunted Traveler. His writing has been accepted in many publications, some of which include: Houston’s Harbinger Asylum, San Jacinto College’s Threshold, Permian Basin Beyond 2014, Hunger For Peace, Di-Verse-City from the 2012, 2013, & 2014 Austin International Poetry Festival. Weasel also appeared in a small documentary about art titled Something Out of Nothing (S.O.O.N) directed by Mitchell Dudley. You can find more of Weasel’s work at the website listed. http://systmaticwzl.tumblr.com http://www.weaselpress.com

Degenerates: Voices for Peace 

Weasel Press has started calling for submissions for a special poetry anthology. The purpose of this project is to provide shelter; to bring awareness and encourage others to get involved with pressing issues. Poetry has always been a healing factor for a vast majority of people in the world. The public soak up poetry in the roughest of times; it simply takes a few words to soothe the wounded. That is the type of work we are looking for in this anthology. There is a wealth of social justice issues that we look at, some of which include: Sexuality, Rape Culture, Bullying, Animal Rights, Education, Immigration, homelessness, and a lot more. The list is not exhaustive and we welcome a variety of topics that encourage communities to become more involved. Passionate poets can email their work to: hitchingpoets@hotmail.com Please review the guidelines below before submitting your work.

Deadline: September 19th 2014

Required Information
-Name
-Title(s) of work(s) being submitted
-Topic you are addressing (we encourage any kind of external links that pertain to your topic as well)
-Address information
-Working email
-A Short Biography (about a paragraph), this can include past publications, website info, contact info, etc.

Poetry Guidelines
-No minimum, poems cannot be longer than 2 pages
-All styles and forms accepted
-Previously published material accepted granted the poet has the rights to their work
-Original material only.
-Simultaneous submissions accepted. Weasel Press MUST be notified as soon as possible if your work is accepted elsewhere.
-4 Poems Maximum
-All work must be submitted in a single word document, single spaced (unless the poem is formatted a specific way), 12pt Font, Times New Roman (or something close to that. Please no Courier New fonts).

Artwork Guidelines
-We accept Photography, Artwork (Digital Artwork, Traditional, etc).
-4 Submissions total
-As part of the Magazine’s ethos we blend art and writing. Please be aware that your art may be accompanied with another form of art (poetry, short story, etc).
-Please submit artwork in Black and White or give consent to make image Black and White.
-The anthology will be printed on a 6x9 (or smaller pending size of the project). Please ensure images in high resolution and at least 1MB in size.

Persons submitting both art and poetry are limited to 4 submissions total.

Feel free to email, hitchingpoets@hotmail.com with any questions, comments, concerns, etc.

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Take a look at our current Weasel Press releases! Starting out as a literary magazine publisher, Weasel Press has released several electric titles this year and are planning to shoot out a lot more!

Ribbon and Leviathan by Manna Plourde: We are proud to have Manna as our first author out on the press! Being a Vagabonds veteran, she has continued to stun us with her writing. Ribbon has lived alone in his woods for as long as he can remember, going for long walks in the snow and making vague prophecies in the stars. His world is one where panic attacks awaken ancient ghosts, and break their hold on time and space. When an earthquake awakens the beast Leviathan, the two befriend and begin a series of adventures which will test the breaking foundations of their world. Manna’s book can be purchased through Amazon at: http://amzn.to/Y7mdjv

Y’all Muthafucka’s Need Jesus by Weasel: Y’all Muthafucka’s Need Jesus is a vicious chapbook of poetry focusing on the theme of communion and the drizzling effects of American Politics and addiction. The chapbook holds 19 pieces of material that are designed to demoralize and awaken the reader to several essential topics. Weasel’s chapbook can be purchased through Amazon at: http://amzn.to/1vGNtCT

Exist in the Moon by Jessi Schultz: We are happy to announce our latest release from talented poet Jessi Schultz! Available now on Amazon.com is her first chapbook collection titled Exist in the Moon, a powerful collection of poetry from this latest Vagabond! This chapbook features a short impactful selection forcing the reader into travels they will never forget. To purchase Jessi’s book, please visit it on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1rK0tqN

Toast is Just Bread That Put Up A Fight by Emily Ramser: Emily is a Vagabonds veteran. being featured in several issues and joining the team to be an integral part of the magazine’s growth and development. Her writing has never stopped to amaze us and we couldn’t be more excited to be featuring her book on Weasel Press. Being her first collection, Emily explores various realms of sexuality and religion. Please note that Weasel Press will not be responsible for religious icons appearing in your toast or other breakfast items. Deities have been advised to use discretion in their appearances (though Jesus likes to have a bit of fun in the morning). We guarantee you’ll enjoy every last word! You can purchase your copy of this emerging poet at amazon: http://amzn.to/1sW3LTH

Vagabonds: Anthology of the Mad Ones: Vagabonds is a bi-annual literary anthology publishing strong new voices in the scene. Established in 2012, the journal has been growing strong and gaining speed. We’ve got 4 issues under our belt and are planning on opening up for a new call for submissions soon. Essentially we look for the mad ones, artists and writers completely dedicated to their craft and their work that society sees it as crazy. We advocate for new revivals in a damp literary world, pick up readers off the side of the road and share what stories we carry in our pockets. To learn more about Vagabonds visit: http://www.vagabondsink.com

The Haunted Traveler: Established in 2014, The Haunted Traveler is a bi-annual roaming anthology. It seeks to hold the terrifying, the shocking; the scares and thrills that make the bones tremble at the words. With a successful first issue we are moving on and working on a second issue! Currently calling for submissions (deadline 9-19-14) we cannot wait to push out the latest release! http://systmaticwzl.wix.com/hauntedtraveler

Weasel Press has lined up a large collection of work for the readers. Stay tuned for some exciting reads coming soon! View more at the Weasel Press website: http://www.weaselpress.com

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Weasel Press has started calling for submissions for a special poetry anthology. There is no name for it as of yet but over the coming months we’ll have a working title. The purpose of this project is to provide shelter; to bring awareness and encourage others to get involved with pressing issues. Poetry has always been a healing factor for a vast majority of people in the world. The public soak up poetry in the roughest of times; it simply takes a few words to soothe the wounded. That is the type of work we are looking for in this anthology. There is a wealth of social justice issues that we look at, some of which include: Sexuality, Rape Culture, Bullying, Animal Rights, Education, Immigration, homelessness, and a lot more. The list is not exhaustive and we welcome a variety of topics that encourage communities to become more involved. Passionate poets can email their work to:

hitchingpoets@hotmail.com or to systmaticwzl@gmail.com Please review the guidelines below before submitting your work.

Required Information

-Name

-Title(s) of work(s) being submitted

-Topic you are addressing (we encourage any kind of external links that pertain to your topic as well)

-Address information

-Working email

-A Short Biography (about a paragraph), this can include past publications, website info, contact info, etc.

Poetry Guidelines

-No minimum, poems cannot be longer than 2 pages

-All styles and forms accepted

-Previously published material accepted granted the poet has the rights to their work

-Original material only.

-Simultaneous submissions accepted. Weasel Press MUST be notified as soon as possible if your work is accepted elsewhere.

-4 Poems Maximum

-All work must be submitted in a single word document, single spaced (unless the poem is formatted a specific way), 12pt Font, Times New Roman (or something close to that. Please no Courier New fonts).

Artwork Guidelines

-We accept Photography, Artwork (Digital Artwork, Traditional, etc).

-4 Submissions total

-As part of the Magazine’s ethos we blend art and writing. Please be aware that your art may be accompanied with another form of art (poetry, short story, etc).

-Please submit artwork in Black and White or give consent to make image Black and White.

-The anthology will be printed on a 6x9 (or smaller pending size of the project). Please ensure images in high resolution and at least 1MB in size.

Persons submitting both art and poetry are limited to 4 submissions total.

Deadline: September 19, 2914

Feel free to email, hitchingpoets@hotmail.com or systmaticwzl@gmail.com with any questions, comments, concerns, etc.

systmaticwzl:

The Haunted Traveler is an independent horror anthology seeking to hold the strange and daunting things of this world. We plan on publishing twice a year!

We are currently open for submissions. Our deadline is September 19, 2014. Please read our guidelines for more information on what we’re accepting.

We accept a variety of work such as Photography, Digital Art, Traditional Art, Short Stories, Creative Non-Fiction, Playwrights, Screenplays, Fractal Art and much more. Please note that this anthology does not accept images in color or poetry. Failure to comply with the guidelines below well result in your submission being returned at our convenience unread.

Simple Rules
• The Haunted Traveler is accepting Short Fiction and Flash Fiction, as well as Photography and Artwork.

• Most sub-genres within the Science Fiction and Horror world are accepted; however we are not looking to feature any sort of Paranormal or supernatural romance. We like our monsters to be just that, monsters.

• Contributors are limited to a total of 5 Submissions. Anything over 5 Submissions will not be reviewed.

• Although there is no monetary compensation for being accepted, we will ensure that a copy of the magazine is given to all contributors. This includes a PDF E-book as well as a Physically Printed Copy. If you’re work is accepted by Vagabonds you are granting us first serial rights and nonexclusive electronic rights (Essentially you are allowing us to be first publication and to feature your work on the website). All rights do revert back to the artist and the artist is free to do what they wish with their work. All we ask is that you credit us as publisher of the work if selected. Authors can learn more about rights here.

• We accept these files only: DOC, DOCX, ZIP, RAR, PNG, JPG, JPEG If your submissions are not in the format listed here than your work will not be reviewed. You will be notified via email if that happens.

When Submitting, this information is required.
• Name

• Title(s) of work submitted

• Type of work being submitted

• Address information

• Working email

• A short biography (about a paragraph long), this can include other publications, website and other contact information for our readers who like to keep up with their favorite artists and writers.

For Short Fiction
• 3, 000 Words Max. No Minimum. Flash Fiction Welcome

• We are looking for well written, intense pieces. Essentially, we enjoy rather short scenes that can attack us as we’re reading. Something to really keep us up. The ability to immerse your audience into your work is a key element we look at for all submissions that come by.

• All works must be original. Characters must be owned by the author submitting or their submissions will not be reviewed.

• No previously published material is accepted. This excludes material published on your personal blog or other personal website (I.E. DeviantArt, Tumblr, Self-published book, etc).

• Simultaneous Submissions are accepted, however if your work is selected elsewhere you must inform the editors so they can remove it from the review process.

• Excerpts from a longer work (novel, novella, etc.) are accepted, however the excerpt must work as a Stand Alone story.

• All written work must be submitted in single spaced format, Times new roman, 12-14 pt. font.

For Playwrights and Movie Script Excerpts
· We are looking for short, impactful scenes. Writers can submit an excerpt from their play or movie script, granted the scene can work well on its own.

· Scenes cannot be longer than 5 pages.

· All written work must be submitted in singled spaced format, Times New Roman, 12-14pt. Font.

For Photography and Artwork
• We are accepting Photography, Digital Artwork, Traditional Artwork.

• Traditional Artwork must be scanned. We will not accept a Cell-phone image of your work or anything of that nature. If there are questions regarding this please feel free to email us.

• Much like with our Short Fiction section, we’re looking for work that can immerse us, eat at us, attack us! Images can look at more psychological and sociological condition of the world. We love gritty work.
• All Images must be submitted in Black and White.

• The Magazine will be roughly 6x9 space, please keep this in mind when submitting your work. We typically like to have all images be at least 300 dpi.

For Comics
• We are accepting short comics.

• Comics must not be over 4 pages, and must be able to act as a stand-alone story.
• All comics must be submitted in Black and White

• The Magazine will be roughly A5 (5.833x8.264), please keep this in mind when submitting your work. We typically like to have all images be at least 300 dpi.



Submissions are open. Send all submissions to systmaticwzl@gmail.com Please send all submissions as an attachment with the information requested above. Any submission pasted in the body of an email will be ignored.

I would like to take the time to thank William S. Tribell for providing this footage to Weasel Press for the documentary Poetry is Dead!

William S. Tribell is an American poet. After years of constant
travel and living abroad he has recently returned to the
United States. His work appears in journals and magazines
around the world and William currently hosts a live radio
show called Spectrum on 91.3 fm the Gap. His favorite color
is green and he likes sushi.

Weasel Press has embarked on an indie documentary project. As my press has featured several talented writers and wonderful poet, I understand that there is a current decline in poetry. I have been sitting down with several poets getting their thoughts on the question, Is Poetry Dead? In order to answer this question I will have to focus on several key issues such as the publishing market, the underground poetry scene, large scale poetry events and their target audience, the need or desire to be a poet, and much more.

This isn’t a poetry bashing documentary, but a gateway to opening a new discussion about Poetry. It is to help bring awareness, to show the dedication that poets (including myself) have for our craft.

I love poetry; I’m a poet and I couldn’t be happier being one. I want to see poetry thrive. The general response to being a poet has been (in my experience) “aww, that’s cute. Now step aside and let the grown ups talk.” I’m not sure how it is in other countries, but in America there is definitely a decline in the interest of poetry.

To poetry supporters, I know you’re out there, and I couldn’t be more excited to see and read your comments when a poet has published something on their blog. Continued support such as that keeps the world thriving! It keeps projects like Vagabond: Anthology of the Mad Ones thriving. It keeps Weasel Press thriving. For that, I can’t thank you all enough.

Filmed for the documentary Poetry is Dead! More info at www.weaselpress.com

Monday, 8-4-14, Ken Jones gave one hell of a reading in support of his book Mr. Karma, available on Amazon and Createspace through Transcendent Zero Press.

Jones has published four full length poetry collections, half a dozen chapbooks and hundreds of individual poems. He performs his original poetry and music regularly. He has been a Finalist for the West Chester Poets Prize, A Pushcart Prize nominee, as well as the 2011 Critics Choice Award winner at the Houston Fringe Festival. The University of Texas at Brownsville has opened a permanent archive of his creative work in their library.

His collection Unutterable Blunders and Palace Disasters was published by PlainViewPress in 2006. Ceaseless Greasepaint in Combat Stance Published by Slough Press in 2007

Pleadings from the Pleaides (Poetry in the Arts Publications), available at www.poetryinarts.org and his latest chapbook is Bones of Rebellion (Brave New Books chapbook series).

Call For Submissions!

http://www.weaselpress.com

Weasel Press has started calling for submissions for a special poetry anthology. There is no name for it as of yet but over the coming months we’ll have a working title. The purpose of this project is to provide shelter; to bring awareness and encourage others to get involved with pressing issues. Poetry has always been a healing factor for a vast majority of people in the world. The public soak up poetry in the roughest of times; it simply takes a few words to soothe the wounded. That is the type of work we are looking for in this anthology. There is a wealth of social justice issues that we look at, some of which include: Sexuality, Rape Culture, Bullying, Animal Rights, Education, Immigration, homelessness, and a lot more. The list is not exhaustive and we welcome a variety of topics that encourage communities to become more involved. Passionate poets can email their work to:

hitchingpoets@hotmail.com or to systmaticwzl@gmail.com Please review the guidelines below before submitting your work.

Required Information

-Name

-Title(s) of work(s) being submitted

-Topic you are addressing (we encourage any kind of external links that pertain to your topic as well)

-Address information

-Working email

-A Short Biography (about a paragraph), this can include past publications, website info, contact info, etc.

Poetry Guidelines

-No minimum, poems cannot be longer than 2 pages

-All styles and forms accepted

-Previously published material accepted granted the poet has the rights to their work

-Original material only.

-Simultaneous submissions accepted. Weasel Press MUST be notified as soon as possible if your work is accepted elsewhere.

-4 Poems Maximum

-All work must be submitted in a single word document, single spaced (unless the poem is formatted a specific way), 12pt Font, Times New Roman (or something close to that. Please no Courier New fonts).

Artwork Guidelines

-We accept Photography, Artwork (Digital Artwork, Traditional, etc).

-4 Submissions total

-As patt of the Magazine’s ethos we blend art and writing. Please be aware that your art may be accompanied with another form of art (poetry, short story, etc).

-Please submit artwork in Black and White or give consent to make image Black and White.

-The anthology will be printed on a 6x9 (or smaller pending size of the project). Please ensure images in high resolution and at least 1MB in size.

Persons submitting both art and poetry are limited to 4 submissions total.

Deadline: September 19, 2914

Feel free to email, hitchingpoets@hotmail.com or systmaticwzl@gmail.com with any questions, comments, concerns, etc.

Falling Among Stars

[italics indicate a part of a song]

we never danced, along her waters
we never smiled among her tears
trickling down, our footsteps totter
stairs between her stars.

you split my heart.
right from the start.
you catch as i’m fal-ling
down her shores a-fraid…

but…

I’m here, whispering in your ear
I’m here, whispering in your ear.

there’s an apology sitting along the steps of my spine.
it’s words make their home in my veins, sprouting
roots to paper in hopes that it will one day mingle
with your blood; that it will one day light itself on fire
to stimulate the poetry that’s been lost
between the silos of your ribcage.

you dripped morphine into your flesh. you told
me it kept you alive; that it kept the sun
from burning your skin. i watched as the roadmaps
in your eyes slowly diminished. vagabond roads
turned to shattered alleyways in the rain;
fears subsided into the abyss with each
muzzling
shot.

you stared at the moon, asked me about the
waters along her surface. the stars were sprawled
among the background. i told you they were
simply her oceans escaping the craters that lay naked above us.

how i wish i could squeeze the venom from your body,
hang you along the clothesline and watch
you come back anew. but i am merely human.
i could only wrap myself around you like weeds
in hopes that you were sober enough from
following the ghosts in the skies. you were
already there, lingering like cigarette smoke,
drifting
with the
clouds.

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