After Ferguson, In Solidarity is live all over!

We’ve proofed After Ferguson: In Solidarity, and it’s now live for sale all over the internet, including: Powell’s, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and of course in our shop. As well, the Indiegogo remains active, so folks who want to give a little more can continue to donate and get perks there.

We’ve ordered the books and will start fulfilling perks as soon as they arrive! We’re proud to have completed this project. Thanks to all of our writers and artists for sharing their amazing work with us. Thanks to our supporters who’ve helped us get to this point by boosting our fundraisers. Thanks to folks who’ve bought the book so far. We’re so grateful for the support, and we’re proud to announce that we’ve made our first donation of funds to BYP100: $75 to support their work!

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Reminder: we’re currently open for submissions until August 31st. We’re primarily seeking poetry, essay, and memoir, but we’ll look at lit and genre fiction featuring characters from marginalized communities. For more information, go to: Submissions

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Updates on our projects!

It’s been a while since our last update, but we’re excited to announce that we’re moving forward with three books, coming out over the next few weeks!

The press’ founder, Tessara Dudley, is putting out a collection of poetry (proofs are in the mail!), Fallen/Forever Rising. The book was “created as a tribute to victims of police violence and anti-Black repression in the aftermath of the murder of Michael Brown, Jr., in August 2014 […] to honour the struggles of Black Americans, while also holding up the beauty and strength found in the Black experience.”

We’re currently finalising the contents of After Ferguson: In Solidarity. It’s been in the works for several months now, and we’re almost ready to send it to print. We are also in the process of creating a list of organisations to send funds to—if you have a suggestion, leave it in the comments, or send it along to mourningglorypub@gmail.com.

We’re in talks with an amazing writer about putting out the print edition of their memoir—it’s an amazing work and we can hardly wait to share it with you!

Update on collection for Ferguson: Deadline Extension

We are extending the deadline to Friday, December 12, 2014. We hope this will give more people an opportunity to submit. We’ve received several poems and essays, but we’d love more of both, and we’d absolutely like to include the work of visual artists as well.

Please spread the word, and submit your work as soon as possible to mourningglorypub@gmail.com. Thank you for your submissions, and your support.

In love and solidarity,
Mourning Glory Publishing

Updates on the collection for Ferguson

We are adding to the call for submissions:

If you are a person of  colour who creates visual art, we are now taking art submissions for the collection. Unfortunately, the book interiors will be black and white only, so art submissions must be greyscale.

We are also looking for 2-3 essays to include. Essays should be personal, rather than academic or journalistic, and we favour a lyrical writing style.

Submission guidelines for essays: attach essay as a .doc file or paste the work into the body of an email, with the subject “Ferguson Submission”. Please include your name as you would like it to appear on the final version, and if this is a previously published piece, let us know.

Submission guidelines for art: attach art as a .png  or high quality .jpg file. In the body of the email, provide 1) your name as you would like it to be published, 2) the title of the piece, and 3) any additional information you would like included, such as inspiration or the emotion that spurred creation of the piece.

Please spread the word, and submit your work as soon as possible to mourningglorypub@gmail.com—we are looking to move on this as fast as we can. Ideally, we’ll have enough submissions to put together our first volume by Friday, December 5, 2014.

In love and solidarity,
Mourning Glory Publishing