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Happy Holidays from Sapling and BLP!

One year for $50 $25 or 6 months for $30 $15

Happy Holidays from Sapling and all of us here at BLP!

We’ve got some good news for small press lovers: We were so thrilled by the response to our summer newsletter sale that we’ve decided to retain our sale price year-round. Same great Sapling—at half the price. Sapling makes a great holiday gift for writers (or, ahem, for yourself!). You can subscribe at our shiny new price of just $25, or you can choose to sign up for six months of Sapling for only $15.

Why subscribe to Sapling? We’re not just a listing. We’re a curated e-newsletter that highlights the best of the small press world in small doses each week.

Here’s how to sign up:

-Visit our website at: http://www.blacklawrence.com/sapling.html

and select either one year (52 issues) for $25 or 6 months (26 issues) for $15.

Here’s what we’re all about:

In 2012, we profiled 52 writing contests, 52 lit journals, and 52 small / independent presses. Our features included:

*Interviews with journal and small press editors Mike Young (Noo & Magic Helicopter), Carl Annarummo (Greying Ghost), Melissa Faliveno (Poets & Writers), Drew Krewer and Maureen McHugh (The Destroyer), Aaron Burch (Hobart), Sampson Starkweather (Birds, LLC), Christian Peet (Tarpaulin Sky), Caroline Crew & Chris Emslie (ILK), Erin Costello & Mark Rockswold (SpringGun), Bruce Covey (Coconut), and Ravi Shankar (Drunken Boat)

*Articles on writers’ conferences like Breadloaf, Juniper, the Lambda Writers’ Retreat, Sewanee, and the Dzanc Sessions

*Emerging author interviews with Jennifer Denrow, Sarah C. Harwell, Leigh Stein, Amaranth Borsuk, James Tadd Adcox,  and Emily Pettit

And we have so much exciting stuff lined up for 2013, including interviews with the editors of Futurepoem Books, So and So, and Black Balloon Publishing, and emerging author interviews with Lily Ladewig, Shane McCrae, and Daniela Olszewska.

We’ve got great things planned for 2013 that you won’t want to miss!

Coming up in this week’s Sapling

“Much like submitting to contests, I think it’s important to send work out throughout the writing process. It’s kind of like throwing spaghetti on the wall to see what sticks.”–Lily Ladewig, author of The Silhouettes,  from this week’s feature. Also, we feature the latest from the likes of:  Center for Literary Publishing! Prism InternationalNew Delta ReviewNew American Writing! Maverick Duck Press! Harvard Square Editions!

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.

Coming up in this week’s Sapling

“We have a lot of themed issues and it doesn’t mean that we want you to try to shoehorn your story about breaking up with your first girlfriend into the Asian Urbanisms folio just because your protagonist eats a packet of Ramen noodles in the climactic scene. Use discretion and your best judgment.”–Ravi Shankar, Editor of Drunken Boat, from this week’s feature. Also, we feature the latest from the likes of:  cream city reviewSo and So Magazine! Black Balloon Publishing!

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.

Coming up in this week’s Sapling

“The conference attracts writers across genres. Poets to memoirists, humor to Young Adult to literary fiction: it’s rare to find such an amalgam.”–A. W. Parsons, from this week’s feature on the Auburn Writer’s Conference. Also, we feature the latest from the likes of:  Epiphany Editions! RipRap! Livingston 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.

Coming up in this week’s Sapling

“I like variety. I like that the work we’ve published doesn’t have just one flavor, one style. At the same time, I’m pretty conventional with my tastes. I wouldn’t say I’m afraid of experimental work, but I prefer experimental tweaks to more traditional styles.”–Scott Sweeney, editor and co-founder of Grey Book Press, from this week’s feature. Also, we feature the latest from the likes of:  Rose Metal Press! Fiction International! Futurepoem 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.

Coming up in this week’s Sapling

“If a writer is interested in becoming involved in the editorial/production/design side of the small press world, then a writer should become involved. There are endless opportunities and ways to be involved. I think what a writer might find is that a little involvement leads to lots of opportunities for involvement. There is nothing to stop involvement. Offer to help someone or help some people or help something; or begin your own something and learn how to ask for help.”–Emily Pettit, author of Goat in the Snow, from this week’s feature. Also, we feature the latest from the likes of:   The Baltimore ReviewThe Destroyer! MacAdam/Cage Publishing!

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.

Coming up in this week’s Sapling

“During the three years that I have attended the Nimrod conference, I have always been struck by the diverse ages and levels of ability of the participants. This year was no exception. On one side of the room, I heard a woman announce: ‘I’m 72 and this is the first time I’ve done anything like this!’ On the other side, a fifteen year-old high-school student began grilling an established writer, eager to glean valuable information. Because of this diversity, an atmosphere of openness and good-humor permeates the conference.”–Helen Patterson, on the Nimrod International Journal‘s Annual Conference, from this week’s feature. Also, we feature the latest from the likes of:   Fence! FIELD! WordTech Communications, LLC!

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.

Coming up in this week’s Sapling

“I think poetry publishing is thriving, more than ever before! Bookstores as avenues for book distribution are mostly gone, but SPD is stronger than ever. We trade books, give books away—more poetry books are circulating than ever before. Of course there’s no money in it, and for many that fact is a crisis. However, there was never really any money in poetry anyway, other than the bloated sums exchanged by the anachronistic remnants of the ‘canon,’ the self-proclaimed ‘poetry elite.'”–Bruce Covey, editor of Coconut, from this week’s feature interview. Also, we feature the latest from the likes of: Monkey Puzzle! Puerto del Sol! Canarium 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.

Coming up in this week’s Sapling

“I like pop culture references (particularly absurd ones), and I also like to see poems that respond creatively to current events: for example, it was a real honor to publish a poem responding to the devastation  of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti—and to cable TV’s otherworldly response to the earthquake.  Another example is the Poets for Living Waters blog (the poetry of the BP Gulf Coast oil disaster) which I think is a great blog.  Of course, I don’t mean to hold natural disasters at the same level as pop culture references, but I do think that all of the above—people and events of all sizes—make good material for poems.”–Scott Abels, editor of Country Music, from this week’s feature interview. Also, we feature the latest from the likes of: Harpur Palate! EPOCH! Grey Book 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.

Coming up in this week’s Sapling

“I believe that publishing a poetry book with a huge publishing company isn’t a smart move.  They aren’t interested in new poets and they won’t do any publicity for books that have very little chance of selling.  A small press has more to lose and is heavily invested in making a splash in the poetry world, no matter how small that splash might be.  I’m sure there are great editors at some of the big publishing companies, but the small presses seem to be doing a much better job of publishing new poetry.”–Sarah C. Harwell, on the publication of her first book Sit Down Traveler, from this week’s feature interview. Also, we feature the latest from the likes of: Indiana ReviewThe Kenyon Review! Pleiades 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.