Sunday, March 29, 2015

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Masquerade

I don't have a scanner, so I just took a picture of this. :)

"Masquerade"
Mixed Media on watercolor paper

Friday, March 20, 2015

"Geographies" by Sayantani Dasgupta

"Geographies" is smooth and touching. It felt too real to be something I just read. The local details added the grit and flavor that made such a short piece into a real piece of treasure.

Recommended read over at Contrary Magazine.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Acceptance Letters First Quarter 2015

I have not been as prolific as I'd like. But I do believe I've been producing higher quality work lately. More inspired. More meaty.

70% of the time, I submit work to paying publications. The other 30% are for the non-paying zines that I either read already or read ABOUT in reviews. I choose paying pubs for several reasons:

1. The curation of the work is USUALLY of higher quality.
2. They place a budget on cover art.
3. They place a premium value on art, contributing to a culture that supports artists.

This is not to say that non-paying joints produce low-quality work. But I have seen it happen. Perhaps because the publisher has a free reign to include as many literary pieces as it likes. Like padding. I have also, however, seen non-paying reviews that publish high quality work. I enjoyed reading these journals so much that I wonder why they aren't getting the readership they deserve?!

Anyway, here are the places where I will appear in this year.

Thank you to the editors for the opportunity!

:)