[ 08may19 ]
Sundress Announces New Podcast, Shitty First Drafts
Shitty First Drafts is a podcast hosted by two writers, Brynn and Stephanie, that aims to demystify the writing process through conversation and a good sense of humor. Each episode, a guest writer is asked to share an older piece of writing—whether it's an early draft of a current work or something scrawled in a high school notebook—as well as a newer, polished piece. While the show is centered around writing and drafting, it also seeks insight into the evolution of writers over time and how that affects the way they approach the page, revision, and getting shit done. SFD plans to interview writers of different genres, experience, and style, while asking the same question: how do you get from the shitty first draft to the final one? Listen to the first episode today!
[ 01may19 ]
Spring Issue of Pretty Owl Poetry Released
Frozen wild ocean, black-tailed deer, and the draft of a fingertip&mdahs;Rogue Agent 50 is here! This milestone issue is packed with poetry by Jerrice J. Baptiste, Estrella del Valle + Toshiya Kamei, Darren Demaree, Cheryl Dumesnil, Kristin Eade, Amorak Huey, Heikki Huotari, Jasper Kennedy, Brynn Martin, and Angelique Zobitz!
[ 25apr19 ]
Sundress Releases Three New Craft Chaps
Craft Chaps offers substantive essays by contemporary writers on creative writing practice. Each chap focuses on one aspect of craft and also contains a writing exercise and bibliography for further reading. They are freely downloadable at Sundress Publications and can be printed and stapled as 5x8 booklets. The first featured in the new series are Chen Chen, Ángel García, and Bayo Ojikutu. Download them for free here!
[ 10apr19 ]
Spring Issue of Stirring Released
The spring issue of Stirring is here with work from Amanda Gaines, Alyse Knorr, Kayla Williams, Mario Loprete, and more! Also, dance it out for 20 years! The party continues! /
[ 26mar19 ]
Sundress Releases Wind on the Moon by Katie Burgess
We are so excited to release the 2018 chapbook contest winner, Wind on the Moon by Katie Burgess! Diane Roberts says of this collection, "From the guys who faked the moon landing to what really went down in the Garden of Eden back in the day, Katie Burgess's sly and sharp stories take you on a trip through the secret soul of America. Her prose shines like polished steel and cuts like an obsidian blade. She's as funny as David Sedaris and twice as bold." Download it for free here.
[ 02apr19 ]
Scholarships Available for Retreat for Survival and Healing
Sundress Academy for the Arts is hosting its third annual generative writing retreat celebrating survival and healing on July 6-7, 2019. This two-day retreat for sexual assault survivors will be held in Oak Ridge, TN and will be a safe space for creativity, generative writing exercises, discussions on ways to write trauma, advice on publishing, and more. Come join us in mutual support for a weekend of writing time for healing, safety, and comfort. Scholarships are available! Register now or find out more about our scholarships here.