Be critical. Women have the right to say: this is surface, this falsifies reality, this degrades.
Silences: Classical Essays on the Art of Creating(via chrisjrice)
Abandoned Victorian Style Greenhouse, Villa Maria, in northern Italy near Lake Como. Photo taken in 1985 by Friedhelm Thomas
today D and I saw a flat in Shawlands, in Glasgow’s Southside (hence the pictures from earlier) and it was kind of poor. Police with kevlar vests were going into a flat next door. The place had a really stuffy atmosphere, and was far away from everything.
We had two more flats to see but they cancelled on us. So we walked, up through Shawlands, into the wastelands of motorways, into Finnieston. Then home. Hopefully we’ll have more luck on Friday.
Tomorrow, though, we’re off to York. Four hours off on the train. A former Roman city that became a Viking hub and then a Medieval scrum with a glorious, ginormous cathedral and boundary walls. It’s going to be fun. I plan to read a lot.
On the writing front, the Lana Del Rey flash is coming out very soon in decomP. And I just had a bit of interest in the flash manuscript - a request for more. Oh. Trying not to be too hopeful.
A student asked Donald Barthelme how he might become a better writer. Barthelme advised him to read through the whole history of philosophy from the pre-Socratics up through the modern-day thinkers. The student wondered how he could possibly do this. ‘You’re probably wasting time on things like eating and sleeping,’ Barthelme said. ‘Cease that, and read all of philosophy and all of literature.’ Also art, he amended. Also politics.
Dear Photo People,
I’m the new photography editor for the awesome Hobart literary journal. Hobart has been around since 2001, which is like a billion in internet years, so you know it’s good.
If you’re interested in having your work showcased alongside some intensely readable fiction/nonfiction/poetry, give me a shout.
WE’RE HERE, WE’RE QUEER, AND
WE PROBABLY LOVE TOO HARD
A ZINE W/ WRITING, ART, TWEETS, EMOJIS (BASICALLY WHATEVER THE FUCK YOU WANT) ABOUT BEING A QUEER CUTIE!
WE’RE HERE, WE’RE QUEER, AND WE PROBABLY LOVE TOO HARD is an online zine (for now) that will feature work of anyone who identifies as gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, nonbinary, genderqueer, trans, agender, and any other sexual orientation or gender other than heterosexual or cisgender (and no, that’s not heterophobia or cisphobia, sry)
stuff to submit:
nonfiction - any personal occurrences/thoughts/feelings/etc. short essays, lists of yr favorite queer movies or books or writers, reviews, helpful sites, anything really! preferably up to 500-1000 wrds.
poetry: preferably not over a page in length, but do yo thang <3 feel free to send more than one poem, maybe up to 3 or 4..is a good number? yeah sure do that
art: draw stuff! use photoshop! hell send yr hot selfies! do w/e you want. you get the idea by now. since it’s online you can send us pretty colorful work, or b&w if you fancy.
how to submit:
email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
we can also take subs through our tumblr if you prefer
also, if you could send a short bio with your work just so i could get to know you a little bit, that would be great! i’ll try to put them at the end of the issue, so send some links to yr sites if you’d like.
**note: obviously, you don’t have to submit work that deals w/ gender or sexuality or any of the above, send in what you’d like! i just think it’s important for queer artists to get their work as much attention and publicity as possible, so send your best!
**another note: i don’t think i need to remind everyone to be respectful and keep in mind the feelings of others. if i get work that could potentially offend someone else it will not be used in the zine.
q’s? just shoot us an ask. okay that’s it for now, love u qts <3