Category Archives: Sapling

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“When I started conceptualizing the journal, I wanted to create a journal that really took advantage of the nuances of the technology. There are a lot of amazing magazines out there that effectively use the traditional publishing model of issues, but I was a little frustrated so many journals failed to utilize what I felt were some of the technology’s unique feature: the nearly limitless space, the immediacy of production, the flexibility of media…I feel as if I’ve barely touched on what this technology is capable of doing.”–Albert Abonado, Editor of The Bakery, from this week’s feature. Also, we feature the latest from the likes of: Counterpath Press! SpringGun Journal! Four Way Books!

Sapling goes out via email every Tuesday. To join our growing list of Sapling subscribers and to read a little more about what we do, visit http://blacklawrence.homestead.com/sapling.html.

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“It is such an immense privilege and responsibility to say yes to a manuscript. It’s a new adventure every time.”–KMA Sullivan, Publisher of YesYes Books, from this week’s feature. Also, we feature the latest from the likes of: The Pinch!  6×6! City Lights!

Sapling goes out via email every Tuesday. To join our growing list of Sapling subscribers and to read a little more about what we do, visit http://blacklawrence.homestead.com/sapling.html.

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In this week’s double feature (!), we talk to wife & husband authors extraordinaire, Ashley Farmer and Ryan Ridge, about their experiences as emerging writers. Also, we feature the latest from the likes of: Kore Press! LaPetiteZine! Sheep Meadow Press!

Sapling goes out via email every Tuesday. To join our growing list of Sapling subscribers and to read a little more about what we do, visit http://blacklawrence.homestead.com/sapling.html.

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“So, first there’s the theme…and then we assemble the contents. This may surprise you, but whether or not a poem speaks to the theme is not a consideration. We select poems that we like and admire. If a poem speaks to the theme, 99 times out of a 100, it’s a coincidence, a happy accident.”–William D. Waltz, Editor of the Conduit, from this week’s feature. Also, we feature the latest from the likes of: Ahsahta Press! DASH Literary Journal! Tupelo Press!

Sapling goes out via email every Tuesday. To join our growing list of Sapling subscribers and to read a little more about what we do, visit http://blacklawrence.homestead.com/sapling.html.

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“The second best part of my job is finding an incredible piece of writing. The first best part is contacting the author and telling them how amazing it is. Being an author, no matter how successful you are, is a lot of rejection. It’s nice to be able to give praise. Authors don’t get enough.”–Becky Kaiser, Editor of the New Delta Review, from this week’s feature. Also, we feature the latest from the likes of: Salt Hill! Sugar House Review! OV Books!

Sapling goes out via email every Tuesday. To join our growing list of Sapling subscribers and to read a little more about what we do, visit http://blacklawrence.homestead.com/sapling.html.

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“We want authors who aren’t afraid to expand the landscape of their books. Best are obsessive-types with notebooks blackened with crazed rants, absurdly detailed doodles. We use that stuff. If we’re going to fulfill our mission of breaking the boundaries of what a book can be, we need big voice, tumbling ideas, and a sprawling narrative world.”–Elizabeth Koch, Publisher of Black Balloon Publishing, from this week’s feature. Also, we feature the latest from the likes of: Columbia: A Joural of Literature and Art! BOOTH! Soft Skull Press!

Sapling goes out via email every Tuesday. To join our growing list of Sapling subscribers and to read a little more about what we do, visit http://blacklawrence.homestead.com/sapling.html.

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“I’ve read great books of poems in which very few of the poems were previously published. I don’t think it’s an indicator of quality; I do think it might indicate how engaged a writer is with the writing world, and it’s up to each reader to determine how important that is to him or her.”–Shane McCrae, author of Mule and Blood, from this week’s emerging author feature. Also, we feature the latest from the likes of: Ohio State University Press! Paper Darts! Antilever Press!

Sapling goes out via email every Tuesday. To join our growing list of Sapling subscribers and to read a little more about what we do, visit http://blacklawrence.homestead.com/sapling.html.

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“Know what kind of poet you are and submit to journals that publish poets like you. Don’t choose a journal via some database or website that gathers info on journals…get out there and read and follow your favorite contemporaries and submit to where they publish. Publish where you enjoy reading.”–Chris Tonelli, editor and series curator, the So and So Series and So and So magazine, from this week’s feature. Also, we feature the latest from the likes of: The Iowa ReviewHayden’s Ferry Review! Etherdome Press!

Sapling goes out via email every Tuesday. To join our growing list of Sapling subscribers and to read a little more about what we do, visit http://blacklawrence.homestead.com/sapling.html.

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“I’m a slow writer, and I edit as I go, so when something feels done to me, there usually isn’t much to do. But even [my editor, Dennis Johnson’s] small edits were smart…at first, I’d read them and think, ‘I’m not changing that! How could he ask that of me?!’ And then two days later, I’d realize he was right all along.”—Leigh Stein, author of The Fallback Plan, from this week’s feature interview. Also, we feature the latest from the likes of: Salt Hill! Monkeybicycle! SpringGun Press!

Sapling goes out via email every Tuesday. To join our growing list of Sapling subscribers and to read a little more about what we do, visit http://blacklawrence.homestead.com/sapling.html.

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“[A Blue Hour digital chapbook] has to be purposeful. It has to have a binding agent that’s palpable. It also has to make sense as a digital document…When someone’s holding a book he or she bought or biked to the library for or borrowed from a friend, I think one feels a physical commitment, and will charge ahead, even with skepticism or disinterest; when fingers are on the trackpad, flicking to a new tab is easy to do if something feels ponderous or half-baked or navel-gazy.”—Justin Runge of Blue Hour Press and Parcel, from this week’s feature interview. Also, we feature the latest from the likes of: University of Pittsburgh Press! Owl Eye Review! Subito Press!

Sapling goes out via email every Tuesday. To join our growing list of Sapling subscribers and to read a little more about what we do, visit http://blacklawrence.homestead.com/sapling.html.