Friday, July 27, 2007

The Jack Micheline Memorial

I am happy to announce a new contest for a book length collection of poetry.

The contest is now closed. Good luck to all entrants!

To honor Jack Micheline The Guild of Outsider Writers is sponsoring The Jack Micheline Memorial, a contest for a book length collection of poems.

The winner will receive publication of her book by Tainted Coffee Press, copies of the book, an introduction written by S.A. Griffin, and the use of Jack Micheline's artwork for a cover design.

This contest is free and open to anyone who wishes to submit 35 to 65 pages of poetry.

Previously published poems may be included if the author has retained rights and gives proper credit to the original publisher.

Manuscripts may be submitted as a single document attached to an e-mail. Please confine name and contact info (snail and e-mail please) to the uppermost portion of the manuscript. All entries will be judged blind.

Send submissions to

no later than October 1'st. The winner will be announced by November 1'st.

The final judge of manuscripts will be Todd Moore.

The winning submission will be published by Tainted Coffee Press in
conjunction with The Guild of Outsider Writers.

A forward to the book will be written by S.A. Griffin

The Jack Micheline Foundation has given their permission for the contest to be conducted in Jack's name and, if the winner wishes, will work with them to use Jack's art for the cover.

Submissions are open now. Direct inquiries to

To learn more about Jack Micheline please visit The Jack Micheline Foundation

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Summer Publications

My first short story, Indy, has been published in the premier edition of Debris Magazine.

Three poems have been published in July. Ritual has been published at the website of Silenced Press, A Little Change in Your Life has been published in the summer issue of Blue Root, and King of the Off Season has been published in Stimulus-Respond.

A fourth new poem titled This Is Not A Poem appears in the maiden issue of Motherkisser, which rolled out early in August.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Open Mic at The Bean Seller

A coffee shop? In Sandusky, Michigan?

Are we ready for something that trendy?


Last night, the sixth of July, The Bean Seller had their grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony. They hosted an open mic, attracting a nice handful of local musicians and poets to perform. And these talents played to a packed house. It was an all ages crowd from toddlers to great-grandparents.

Their coffee is great, the wi-fi is free, they have delicious food and the prices are reasonable. Decor is trendy, think "Friends" with overstuffed couches and a faux fireplace at the center. More than worth a try.

The Bean Seller
15 S. Elk St.
Sandusky, MI 48471