December Press Updates
Wrapping up our first reading period, AWP details, + an exciting announcement!
Chapbook Submissions Closed 11/30
We got almost 200 chapbook submissions in our first ever writing period. WOW! Thank you so much to everyone who trusted us with their words, and thank you to our readers and editors! We hope to make our final decisions by early January.
Workshops - Proposals Open Until 12/31
At Abode, we believe offering affordable workshops is important so all writers can have access to writing tools and community engagement. All of our workshops are virtual and are offered on a sliding scale, starting at $10.
We are currently accepting proposals for our 2024 lineup of workshops! We are looking for workshops from writers/leaders that align with our core values: anti-racism, anti-colonialism, intersectionality, and empathy. In addition, we love workshops that take risks, defy genre, and subvert our expectations. More details about payment structure can be found at the proposal link.
Huge thank you to Ariana Brown for leading an incredible workshop on prose poems last weekend!
We’ll be at AWP in Kansas City next February!
Announcing our offsite event… A VERY QUEER BIPOC READING! Hosted by Texas literary organizations Abode Press, Infrarrealista Review, Host Publications, & Porter House Review, join us for an evening filled with talented queer BIPOC writers, including KB Brookins, aureleo sans, Bri Gonzalez, mónica teresa ortiz, Stephanie Niu, m. mick powell, Dee Lalo Garcia, Monica Prince, & Laura Villarreal.
Where: Nighthawk, Kansas City, MO
When: February 7th, 7-9pm
We’ll be at Table T3335 during the bookfair— come say hi!
Founder and Director Diamond Braxton will be joining Juania Sueños, Murphy Anne Carter, Claire Bowman, and Cyrus Gray on the panel Publishing as Activism: Amplifying Marginalized Voices
We are SO THRILLED to announce that we’ve been awarded a 2023 Creative Future of Texas Fund Micro-grant from Future Front! These funds will cover the cost of bringing an entire chapbook into the world.
Future Front is a nonprofit supporting women and LGBTQ creatives right here in Texas, and we couldn’t be more honored.
If you have the means, consider making a tax-deductible donation to Abode! We are committed to bringing quality literature to the world and your contributions are a vital part of that mission. On top of helping us attend AWP and other community events, donations are used to cover printing and distribution, press tools and software, and author advances. More can be found on our donations page. You can also become a paid subscriber right here on Substack!
That’s all from us for now. En solidaridad siempre! 🍉
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