A Northern Michigan creative community: Updates In February

Great opportunities and good news are shared among friends and colleagues and here in our creative community.

Congratulations to Jan Shoemaker and

Charles Rammelkamp!

Jan Shoemaker‘s new collection of poems, “The Reliquary Earth,” published by Main Street Rag, is now available!  You can find purchase her collection at Schuler Books in the Lansing area or order on her website at janshoemaker.com.

Charles Rammelkamp, photography contributor to both Volume 3 and our Fourth Edition, shared his new published collection, shared by poetscoop.org:  Time Is on My Side (Yes it is) Gym Poems.  His author page can be found on http://poetscoop.org/CharlesRammelkamp.htm.




While there is a tremendous number of Call for Submissions for all types of writing and photography opportunities, here are a few places to find them:

Literary Magazine Resources

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New Pages.com  (www.newpages.com) based in beautiful Bay City, Michigan is the key national resource for literary magazines, writing contests, and other resources to build upon your writing and reading success.  NewPages.com is news, information, and guides to literary magazines, independent publishers, creative writing programs, alternative periodicals, indie bookstores, writing contests, and more. Reviews, contests, upcoming deadlines for submissions, continuing education, news and even online purchasing of lit mags is available.  Check out their well organized Call for Submissions and grow!

Esthetic Lens (www.estheticlens.com) Esthetic Lens is devoted to highlighting creative excellence, and generally interesting stuff. Chicago visual artist Dave Roth founded this amazing access to all folks creative in the region. A richly designed and quite well written digital magazine Esthetic Lens Magazine “is devoted to providing space for creative people working in all media and format – art, music, poetry, literature, criticism, dance, food…”  Here you’ll find interviews with creative, images that pop off the pages and great resources.

The founder Dave Roth provided this bio: Dave Roth is a slave to way too many muses. He grew up in southeast Michigan, and graduated with a BFA in sculpture and advertising design from Wayne State University in 1988. Childhood summers were often spent in northern Michigan, in and around Traverse City.
He lives in Chicago, Illinois, and works as a user experience architect. In his spare time he runs Esthetic Lens Magazine, and tries to find time to make sculpture and play guitar.
In addition to creative people, he loves dogs, bourbon, and most of all, his son.
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Other Opportunities

National Writers Series in Traverse City, MI  has posted a Fellowship opportunity for 11th and 12th grade students.  From Anne Stanton:

We have a job position open for an NWS Teaching Fellow. This is an award-winning writing workshop for 11th and 12th graders—a sweet job. Could you help get the word out?