Do you remember the beginning of September? (Is that a song lyric? Sure sounds like it.) Do you remember the Showcase that started off our year with a bang? We hope you do remember, and you can revisit that event by checking out some pictures from the evening as taken by our good friend Neil Voorneveld.
Now that you’re feeling all happy and nostalgic… for a month ago, I have some good news for you; In/Words Magazine is now accepting submissions for Volume 13 Issue 1! Submissions should be sent to inwordsmagazine [at] gmail [dot] com. The subject line should contain the word “submission” as well as the appropriate category and the submitter’s surname (e.g. “Poetry Submission – Kipling”). Be sure to read our Submission Guidelines before you submit; it just makes things easier for everyone. Deadline is tentatively set for 1st November, so get your submissions in quickly!
We look forward to reading your submissions! Happy writing!
It is September and the university campuses have experienced a resurgence of life, and it is at this time that we wish to welcome everyone to the thirteenth incarnation of In/Words Magazine & Press. In order to start this new year with a bang, we wish to invite everyone (that means you, yes you… or, wait… okay, yeah, you) to a very special eventthat will feature important and talented poets, performers, and artists.
The idea for this show was birthed from the collective desire of the In/Words editors to bring together local artists for a night of creativity and expression with the greater In/Words community. The show, which will kick off at 7 pm on September 13th at Pressed Café on Gladstone, will showcase local talent expressed in different media, ranging from electro indie-rock vibes to smooth soulful poetry. The evening’s lineup is as follows:
Find the Facebook event here, and if you want to hear a little bit more about the event, listen to an interview on Literary Landscapes that featured In/Words editor Matt Jones and showcase performer JM Francheteau. Also, stay tuned to the magazine-style program Click Here on CHUO-FM 89.1 at 5PM on Wednesday, 11th September, to hear In/Words editor Chris Johnson and showcase performer PrufRock say a few words about the event.
Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10. Students with a valid student ID card can get discounted entry for $7. Hope to see everyone out at Pressed Cafe this Friday!
While you wait for our summer issue, spend some quality time catching up with In/Words alumnus Jeremy Hanson-Finger at the Town Crier, a literary blog run by the editors of Toronto’s Puritan Magazine. Puritan has published many In/Words alumni, including Bardia Sinaee, Ben Ladouceur, and Peter Gibbon. And yours truly!
The Town Crier will be showcasing previous authors’ notes on their Puritan pieces. Find out where the kids from Carleton are currently at! Expect lots of sass. From yours truly.
July 17, 2013
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A quick thank you to everyone who visited us at the Small Press Book Fair, especially to Jam Jar who including us in their wonderful review of the event. It was a great day with great people, and we were happy to launch a new chapbook, Hardly A Whimper, Barely A Groan by Aidan Cullis.
Hardly A Whimper, Barely A Groan by Aidan Cullis
Aidan Cullis’s poetry presents an interesting look at childhood as a more primitive time in a persons life. “Maybe I’m more of an animal than I’d like to admit,” Cullis states in the opening poem to the collection. Whether her life is surrounded by animals or her upbringing is likened to an animalistic upbringing, the only uncertainty at the end of Hardly A Whimper is if Cullis has ever escaped her primitive past.
Aidan’s chapbook as well as some other new publications will be available at our next Reading Series event on 26 June 2013. This month we will be hosting a great featured reader, Ottawa Hip Hop and Spoken Word poet PrufRock, as well as saying goodbye to one of our editors, Claire Pattison Hunter. We at In/Words wish Claire the best as she jumps across the pond to re-strengthen her accent back in her homeland of Great Britain.
In/Words editor Claire Pattison Hunter with acclaimed author Chuck Palahniuk
We hope to see everyone at the Reading Series this month, and we humbly thank each and every one of you for your continued support.
We’ve got some little pieces of news for everyone. First off, submissions for In/Words Magazine Volume 12 Issue 3 are now closed. This is the last issue for Volume 12, so we thank everyone who submitted to us this year for giving us some great pieces to read!
To make up for the sad news of our closed submissions, we have (finally) uploaded a digital copy of In/Words 12.2, which you can read online or download as a PDF on our Current Issue page.
Lastly, we are very much looking forward to the Ottawa Small Press Book Fair, which will be held at the Jack Purcell Community Centre on Saturday 15th June. In/Words will have an exhibitor table where we will be selling copies of the magazine as well as our recent chapbooks and broadsides. We hope to see you all there!
Hope everyone is faring well with the recent Ottawa weather! Stay cool and dry!
Seeing as the weather has turned on us after those few beautiful days, we presume you are all stuck inside wondering what to do with yourselves.
Have no fear, we have a solution.
In/Words Spring issue submissions are OPEN!
Don’t forget to check out the submission guidelines, right here - we will be accepting submissions right up until 31st May, and we are looking for a cracking collection, so get going!
The issue will be 12.3 and will be the last one with the current editorial line-up, so if you have a burning desire to have your work read by Chris, Claire, or Jenna, then this is your chance.
Send along prose pieces, poetry phenomena and other works of literary genius to firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, if you are a part of the Writers Circle weekly meetings, or if you are a newbie looking to come along, we are trying out something different and next week we will be meeting at the same time of 7PM on Monday, but at the Daily Grind, Somerset Street West.
Can’t wait to read your submissions and look forward to seeing you at the circle!
For Monday 13th May, we are changing location to Umi Cafe, 610 Somerset Street West
Same time – 7PM, and same people, so just keep an eye out for a familiar face!