SGP launches at MADE by Millworks

Daniel McGinn, Elmast Kozloyan, Esmeralda Villalobos, Events, Graham Smith, JL Martindale, Kelsey Bryan-Zwick, Ken Oddist Jones, Larry Duncan, Nancy Lynée Woo, Press News!, Raquel Reyes-Lopez, Sarah Thursday, Terry Ann Wright

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Sadie Girl Press is pleased to announce the launch of our new partnership with MADE by Millworks. MADE is a lovely store located in downtown Long Beach at 240 Pine Ave, that focuses on locally made products. They have graciously agreed to provide space to sell our Sadie Girl Press books. To celebrate this new location, we are having a special Sadie Girl Press reading, as well as meet the authors and artists!

Readings by:
Nancy Lynée Woo
Graham Smith
Raquel Reyes-Lopez
Terry Ann Wright
Larry Duncan
JL Martindale
Kelsey Bryan-Zwick
Elmast Kozloyan
Daniel McGinn
and
Sarah Thursday

Art by:
Lynn Azali
Ricardo Vidana
Ken Oddist Jones
Fernando Gallegos
and live art by Esmeralda Villalobos

Additional features to be announced!

Feel free to arrive early and browse the amazing products in the store by local vendors. There is free two-hour parking in the parking structure on 3rd St.

MADEbymillworks.com

RSVP on Facebook

Incandescent Mind: Issue One, Summer 2016 Release events!

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Cover art by Ricardo Vidana

We are extremely thrilled to announce the official release date for Incandescent Mind: Issue One, Summer 2016 for Saturday, August 6th, from 2-5 pm at Fox Coffee House. We also have additional confirmed event dates on Wednesday, August 10th, from 8-10 pm at the Ugly Mug in Orange and Friday, August 26th, from 7-10 pm at Half-Off Book in Whittier. Please check the Sadie Girl Press page on Facebook for more information.

Long Beach, August 6th: https://www.facebook.com/events/1688797314709729/

Orange, August 10th: https://www.facebook.com/events/1109662402426340/

Whittier, August 26th: https://www.facebook.com/events/826050787526153/

 

Sadie Girl Press is going to AWP!

Daniel McGinn, JL Martindale, Nancy Lynée Woo, Press News!, Raquel Reyes-Lopez, Sarah Thursday

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We’re going to AWP!! This year the Association of Writers & Writing Programs is having its annual conference in downtown LA. Together with our sister press, Lucid Moose Lit, we will be stationed at booth 857 at the conference mega Book Fair on Thursday, March 31st through Saturday, April 2nd. We will have books, author signings, and more. SGP authors Raquel Reyes-Lopez, JL Martindale, and Daniel McGinn will be joining myself, Sarah Thursday, and Nancy Lynée Woo, with additional guests, such as K. Andrew Turner and Beth McIlvaine. This is a huge event that requires paid admission, but if you are one of the over 12,000 people attending, we’d love to have you come by and say hello!

Here’s a little snippet of what is AWP from their website:

The AWP Conference & Bookfair is an essential annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers. Each year more than 12,000 attendees join our community for four days of insightful dialogue, networking, and unrivaled access to the organizations and opinion-makers that matter most in contemporary literature. The 2015 conference featured over 2,000 presenters and 550 readings, panels, and craft lectures. The bookfair hosted over 800 presses, journals, and literary organizations from around the world. AWP’s is now the largest literary conference in North America. Join us in Los Angeles in 2016 to celebrate the best of what contemporary literature has to offer.”

SGP at the San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival

Larry Duncan, Press News!, Raquel Reyes-Lopez, Sarah Thursday, Terry Ann Wright

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The 4th Annual San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival will take place on Saturday, February 20th and Sunday, February 21st. Each day of the festival is packed with authors of poetry and prose from noon to nine. Sadie Girl Press has been given a full slot to showcase some of our talented poets, Terry Ann Wright, Raquel Reyes-Lopez, Larry Duncan, and myself, Sarah Thursday. What’s even more exciting is that we’ll be joined by special guests, BobKat, who’ll be backing our readings with acoustic music. Join us on Saturday, February 20th, from 4 to 5:15 pm at the dA Center for the Arts in Pomona. Better yet, stay all day to hear non-stop literary goodness! RSVP on Facebook

The dA Center for the Arts 252 S Main St, Pomona, California 91766

See the full lineup and more details about the entire weekend festivities on the SGVLitFest event page!

Dual Release on January 30th

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On Saturday, January 30th, we’ll be celebrating the release of my new CD/chapbook, How to Unexist, along with Larry Duncan’s new chapbook, Drunk on Ophelia, at Fox Coffeehouse in Long Beach. We will both be reading with the phenomenon that is BobKat and The Poet’s Band. The event will begin at 6 pm and include special guests, Nancy Lynée Woo, JL Martindale, and Daniel McGinn, plus a limited open read-with-the-band list. Both new chapbooks and other Sadie Girl Press items will be available for purchase. Ken Oddist Jones, digital artist/photographer,  and painter, Lynn Azali will be displaying and selling work as well.

Fox Coffeehouse 437 W. Willow St., Long Beach, CA 90806

RSVP on Facebook for more details!

Incandescent Mind: Open Submission Call for Poetry, Prose, and Art (closed)

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Incandescent Mind is opening submissions on the topic of mental and emotional health. We’re looking for poetry, very short prose (under 500 words), and art for an ongoing journal series that presents aspects of mental and emotional health on many levels: from trauma, mental illness, PTSD, anxiety, abuse, to even specific situation issues like divorce, death, loss, physical ailments and disabilities, and to serious marginalization due to race, sexual orientation, economic status, gender, religion, etc. Any and all of the things that put us through fire, but also make us stronger. We want the personal rather than analytical or observational experience.

Submission will now be taken through Submittable (closed 4/3/16). Please submit 1 poetry or prose in a doc/docx file. You may submit up to 3 pieces per submission period. The plan is to select a maximum of 36 pieces of poetry or prose and only one per author per issue. Submissions will close once the 36 slots have been filled. Strongly rated pieces may be considered for the next issue.

We are looking for previously unpublished work, but will be open to considering special pieces. Simultaneous submissions are fine as long as we are notified immediately if work is accepted elsewhere.

Poetry: We’re open to style, but want to feel the connection to the topic. We’re open to length and form, but keep it under 100 lines (including stanza breaks). We don’t prefer rhyming poetry, unless they’re very well crafted.

Prose: We’d love to have well written and edited short prose (under 500 words) of fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, or other on the topic.

Art: We are open to paintings, drawings, photography, digital art, collage, etc in color or black and white, abstract or specific subjects, any mediums that transfer well as a jpeg or png file, and as long as it conveys emotion. Work does not have to be directly related to mental and emotional health, but needs to compliment the feel of the journal. If you aren’t sure, send us what you have and we’ll let you know! You may submit up to 10 high resolution images. You may submit art in addition to poetry or prose. Please include titles with your images (preferably in the file names).

Include a short, 50 word 3rd person bio with website or social media contact information where people can learn more about you.

We reserve the right to make minor edits to pieces as needed, but may ask for revision for a piece we love enough to see improve. Authors and artists will retain the rights to their individual work. We do not offer payment other than one complimentary contributor copy. Additional copies can be ordered at a discounted price.
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Pushcart Nominations 2015

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It’s been a wonderful and productive year at Sadie Girl Press! In the last 12 months, we have published 2 anthologies, 1 full-length collection, 6 chapbooks, 1 art book, and 1 limited edition CD/chapbook. We have 2 more chapbooks in production and a special new project on the horizon for 2016.

To recognize the incredible talent that have made this incredible year, we have selected the following poems for a Pushcart Nomination:

  • JL Martindale’s “Rewrite My Sorrow” from The Bottle & the Boot
  • Daniel McGinn’s “The Eye Sees What It Wants to See” from The Bottle & the Boot
  • JD Isip’s “How to Cook with Government Cheese” from Pocketing Feathers
  • Robin Steere Axworthy’s “Mother 2” from Then & Now: Conversations with Old Friends
  • Terry Ann Wright’s “Nature Studies” from Nature Studies
  • Raquel Reyes-Lopez’s “No Era La Misma de Antes” from The Language I Was Broken In

The Pushcart Prize is awarded to work published and nominated by small presses and journals in 2015. We wish all of the nominees the best of luck and are honored to have published your work. Thank you to everyone who contributed to all of our projects this year, be it poetry, art, or even just support.

First Fridays Uptown Village Market on December 4th & 5th

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On December 4th & 5th, Sadie Girl Press will be joining Lucid Moose Lit for the bi-annual Uptown Village Market at the Expo Center in Bixby Knolls. Beginning with the monthly First Fridays event from 6-9 pm, and continuing on Saturday, December 5th from 11-5, we will have a table set up in the Expo Center with our books to sell, information about our projects, and clothing collection drive for a local women’s shelter.

On Saturday, from 2-4, we will join liz gonzález of the Uptown Word Reading & Art Series for a special event called “Women Word Workers”, featuring local Long Beach women making an impact in the literacy scene. Nancy Lynée Woo, liz gonzález, and myself, Sarah Thursday, will read our work and share what we are doing for our community. There will also be an open mic for anyone to share a poem, song, story, or other form of expression.

Join us at the Expo Center at 4321 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807, on December 4th & 5th! Follow our Facebook event for more details.