Based out of a small Quaker school in the Pacific Northwest, we showcase the writing and art of new and upcoming artists and writers. Published once a semester, the magazine includes poetry, prose, photography, illustration, and digital media.
New Media Writer - Write and perform stories with music (usually guitar and original). Authored an interactive web-based multimedia bio of composer Amy Beach. Published hit podcast Light 1.0, episodic story with music, on iTunes for 15 years (currently revamping and will re-upload soon). Currently researching and authoring a series of cnf books on subject of women and technology.
We accept all forms of poetry and prose writing. Some issues are themed, so poetry and writing that does not fit the theme will not be accepted. Before submitting, please read the submission guidelines.
I've written and performed hundreds of poems and I need some help developing collections. I'm particularly interested in mentoring and learning from other Black male poets.
I'm interested in a group that would enjoy workshopping written and visual poetry. My preference is for the "descriptive analysis" approach, vs. rewriting other people's work. I currently enjoy participating in a local poetry workshop group, and have been in online (email, videoconference) groups in the past. I primarily write poetry, but am interested in incorporating visual and other media. A few samples are available on my website. Long ago I created a multimedia hyperlinked collection of poetry in Multimedia Toolbook, a challenging and short-lived Windows scripting program. Since then I've stuck to paper. I've published two collections, most recently "Hour of the Green Light," both of which you can also read about on my website. I'm currently seeking publication of my third collection, which reflects on climate - both in domestic relationships and on the planet. I have an MFA from Warren Wilson, and recently co-hosted our second virtual alumni conference.
We’re a collection of independent writers and visual artists looking to explore the (seemingly empty) space between ourselves and the other, whether it be another person, the natural world or maybe even another plane of existence.
Send high-quality work that you don't mind someone sitting on for awhile. No SPAM. No Simo's.
I'm working on a mystery novel and would love to meet up with others in that genre or in literary fiction. The novel has gone through several revisions and readings. I'm ready for serious critiquing and feedback. I write poetry and use that form to get to the essence of some of my characters. I am also an artist experimenting with words and paint, how to combine the two in interesting ways.
I had a travel memoir published in Best Women's Travel Writing (Travelers Tales). I am on the board of the Knoxville Writers Guild. I was given a residency with the Writers Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs, AK.
In uncertain times people turn to uncertain means. My work of poetry and art, of fables and philosophies, is aimed at the pandemic of crisis anxiety so many of us are going through right now in our daily lives and in our inner spaces.
We are all of us and each of us, in this together.
The sciences provide remedies, but so do the arts. The ancient Egyptians wrote curative words on fragments of papyrus to feed their burnt ashes to the afflicted. Lacking morphine, Walt Whitman read verses to fallen soldiers on the battlefields of the first Civil War. At their best, the right words are more than therapeutic, they can be curative. My writing is an attempt to emulate these rituals in administrating remedies for living in these times of crisis, in living with uncertainty.
Graphic Poetry Collection IS SHE AVAILABLE? (Chameleon Publishing, 2015)
Latest Collection: TAKE A DEEP BREATH – Living With Uncertainty (Chameleon Publishing, 2021)
“Igor takes you into the guts of the pandemic and gives you a tour of the struggles and trials of the everyday environment of the virus that is stalking this dystopian pandemic world of the year 2020. Wide-ranging, he takes you from trans-global to the nightly news of the day that is rocketing past at roller coaster speed, pure emotive emotions so personal that it makes you sit back and wonder at the writing here and what you have just read”.
– Chris Vannoy - US Beat Poet Laureate 2019