It’s My Party, and I’ll Cry if I Want To

"Seek out the significance of your problem at this time. Try to understand." Let me preface this by saying: It's my birthday month. Growing up, my doting parents made sure I felt special on my birthday. Even if it was just a card, cake, and candles. To this day, I still have fond memories of pink champagne cake (do they still sell that anymore?). So it was with great excitement and hope that I entered this month. Alas, I've already been slammed with three rejections. One of which was the … [Read more...]

Literary Fellowship–PEN Center Emerging Voices

"A cornered rat will bite the cat." --Chinese proverb Don't get desperate, get help. Los Angeles writers with potential, do you need assistance? Here's a fellowship for you: PEN Center Emerging Voices Fellowship. The program provides an eight-month fellowship for new writers. It's meant for those who "lack access to financial and/or creative support. " The deadline is August 11th (for the application to be received). Some further details: Provides mentorship Offers classes focused … [Read more...]