Happy New Year!

Hello, everyone!

This is Tessara, here with a couple of quick updates on MGP’s goings-on.

As you may have noticed, MGP’s third book, My Body Asunder, is now available through our book shop, as well as through major retailers such as Amazon and Powells. We’re going to have an interview with the author up on the blog later this month, so keep an eye out for that. We’re also planning a couple of guest blogs, writers to be announced.

Now that we’re past the gamut of the holiday season, we’ll be tabling at events and supporting our writers in Portland-area readings, which we’ll be announcing on our Facebook as they are confirmed.

We’re also planning a couple of campaigns, where we’ll be asking for your help in getting our books into bookshops and libraries all over. More info to come, so we hope you’ll look for that and help us out.

As a reminder, I want to mention that we are open for submissions, and would love to look at your work. If you identify with our mission and values, send along your poetry or memoir for our consideration!

Updates on After Ferguson, In Solidarity

The Indiegogo for After Ferguson: In Solidarity has ended. Since we passed our goal of $500, the Indiegogo will remain active, allowing people to continue donating and getting perks through the site. We will also, of course, be listing the book in our shop soon, and folks will be able to order it there.

We’ve received the proofs, and are currently making sure the book meets our standards before we order a run from the printer and start sending them out. We want people to feel like this book is worth what we’re asking for it, and that it reflects the wishes of the artists and writers who contributed their work. (Sure, the money we’re asking is for donations to organizations that build community and create equity, but we still want this book to be worth it.)

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

Goooooaaaaalllllll!!!

We got so much support on Indiegogo, we hit our goal! We’ve raised over $500 so far, and we can’t wait to put that money back in the community to do justice work in Black communities. There’s 4 days left in the pre-sales for After Ferguson: In Solidarity. If you’ve been meaning to give and haven’t yet, now’s a great time!

The proofs are on their way from the printer, and over at IGG we announced the first two organizations that we’ll be donating to: the Dream Defenders and the Black Youth Project 100. Please give if you can, and share the campaign to help us do this work.

And don’t forget, we’re currently open for submissions, and we’ve pushed out the deadline to 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

Fundraising! And More…

Hello, all!

We’re excited to announce an Indiegogo campaign for MGP has recently launched! We have a bunch of different reward levels, and awesome perks for those that give, so head on over to check that out, and please share with your friends/fam/followers.

In other news, after a stall, we’re moving again on After Ferguson: In Solidarity. AFIS was the first project we started, and it’s been a bit of a rough go, but we’re moving on it again, and we hope to have more news for you ASAP.

And lastly, we’re opening submissions in June! (Hopefully, the Indiegogo will be a success, because that’ll make things easier…) We will be accepting poetry and memoir/essay manuscripts, and we may take a look at your genre fiction if you send it in. There’ll be more info about that late next month, so watch this space.

That’s it for now—don’t forget to share our Indiegogo with your folks, and give if you can. Thanks!

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