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“It’s like Tolstoy said. Happiness is an allegory, unhappiness a story.” Kafka on the Shore, Haruki Murakami Sundress Publications just sent this in: This press extended the deadline for submissions of full-length short story manuscripts. All authors are welcome to submit qualifying manuscripts during the reading period, which has been extended to February 1, 2019.  Sundress Publications is a (mostly) woman-run, woman-friendly publication group founded in 2000 that hosts a variety of online journals… Read More

 “ . . . for there is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one’s own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels with someone, for someone, a pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echoes.”  The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera COMPASSION ANTHOLOGY has been publishing anthologies of “compassion-based works of visual art, essays, stories, poems and video” since 2015.  The editors are interested in work that… Read More

“It’s entirely conceivable that life’s splendor surrounds us all, and always in its complete fullness, accessible but veiled, beneath the surface, invisible, far away. But there it lies, not hostile, not reluctant, not deaf. If we call it by the right word, by the right name, then it comes. This is the essence of magic, which doesn’t create but calls.” Franz Kafka, from his diaries HAPPY KAWANZAA TO THOSE WHO ARE CELEBRATING. Public… Read More

‘Picture books are a vital part of childhood. They are where we start to learn about ourselves and the world around us, and about the possibilities of literature, art and the imagination. There is still so much work to be done to make the world of picture books an inclusive, welcoming place where children can see themselves and also learn about others. I am looking forward to building an exciting, outward-looking list… Read More