June Press Updates
Check out our brand new website & more!
Happy solstice from sunny Texas!
We’re excited to start our first press update newsletter by announcing the launch of Abode’s website. You can learn about our values, meet our board and masthead, and start getting your chapbooks ready for August 15th with our submission guidelines.
The short version: we want your poetry, prose, and everything in between that reminds us of home and culture. And because we are a press that is run by and for marginalized writers and editors, our submission fees will be sliding scale. All submission fees go towards bringing vital books to life. More info can be found on our site!
If you still want to support our upcoming launch but don’t have anything ready to send just yet, you can also donate to Abode Press. We are a 501(c)3 organization, which means all donations are tax deductible.
In case you missed it, you can learn more about how Abode Press came to be in our last feature, an interview with Founder & Director Diamond Braxton.
We also want to highlight literary happenings around and beyond our home of Texas.
Volume 12 of Defunkt Magazine is live! Give it a read here.
Our friends over atare getting ready to publish a gorgeous anthology of Mid/South Sonnets. You might even find some Abode fam in the contributor list!
Need Saturday night plans in the Dallas area? DFW Poets Fest has got you covered! An evening of a dozen-plus poetry readings will be happening at Wild Detectives on June 24th from 6pm to late!
Tune into a Queer and POC Reading on June 24th at 12pm CST— find more info here!
Lastly, our friends at Infrarrealista have recently launched a monthly reading and open mic in San Marcos. Come see local poet KB Brookins perform at Coffee Bar on June 30th at 6pm. Masks required, open mic participation optional!
The literary scene out here is thriving, y’all! We’ll catch you at our next newsletter.
Abode Press is a 501(c)3 nonprofit publishing press dedicated to uplifting underrepresented voices. Our values are founded on intersectionality, anti-racism, anti-colonialism, and empathy. We are set to launch August 15, 2023.
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