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from Tommye Blount

coming in 12/5

Welcome the this week’s BULL PEN where we gather good news about our BCP friends and family. If you have good news to share send it my way at [email protected] –Noah Stetzer


Emma Bolden, contributor to INCH 23, 19, 6, & 3, has an essay, “The Shalt Nots” published at Longridge Review.

Hannah Rubin, participant in the Grind Daily Writing Series, has an essay, “Last Night We Ate Lemon Cake” (from Grind/April16) published at Entropy Magazine.

JC Todd

JC Todd

Check out Grind Daily Writing Series participant, J.C. Todd’s poem “Im Kopf ist es dunkel” published at Thrush Poetry Journal.

Glenn Shaheen, contributor to INCH 26, appears at the New Orleans Review with his poems, “The Gate” & “Limited Engagement.”

Aimee Suzara, participant in the Grind Daily Writing Series, responds to the crisis at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation with a new poem, “Because Water is Life.”

Peg Alford Pursell

Peg Alford Pursell

Read Grind Daily Writing Series participant Peg Alford Pursell at Helen Literary Magazine with her piece “Iguana”

Meg Willing, participant in the Grind Daily Writing Series, is published at Diagram 16.5 with her stunning erasures from Daybook.

Aimee Nezhukumatahil, contributor to INCH 3, appears at About Place Journal with three poems: “Self-Portrait as Scallop;” “Bengal Tiger;” & “Meals of Grief & Happiness.”

Check out our very own Ross White’s poem, “Shock and Awe” up at Calamity Magazine.

We are proud to announce that our first appearance on the SPD bestseller list was with our editors’ selection from the 2014 Frost Place Chapbook Competition, Beneath the Ice Fish Like Souls Look Alike from Emilia Phillips. cwre7ftwcaeqvrp



Now Open: The 5th Annual Frost Place Chapbook Competition   Submission Period: October 1, 2016 – January 5, 2017. Application Fee: $28.00. Applications are only accepted online unless other arrangements are made with The Frost Place office. Look for the link to our submission manager, as well as information about summer programs at The Frost Place, on the home page of The Frost Place website: www.frostplace.org.