Alabama Student Exchange

As the other side of the Alabama-BSU student exchange, four Writers Community members–Layne Ransom, Jeremy Bauer, Elysia Smith, and myself (Tyler Gobble)–will be traveling to Alabama at the end of March. As part of this experience, we will be reading at The Slash Pine Poetry Festival and visiting the university. To help promote and raise funds for this trip, we have decided to hold a fundraiser on Kickstarter. Here is the page. For this, we will be creating chapbooks, broadsides, and eventually videos. Any support, whether it be promotional or financial, is greatly appreciated. Feel free to message me at tlgobble(at)bsu(dot)edu with any questions or concerns. Thank you in advance for your support.

Sincerely,

Tyler on behalf of Elysia, Jeremy, and Layne


WEEKEND READING

SHEWWWWEEEE, mid-terms are over, you are caught up on homework, it’s getting cold. READ.

BUT WHAT?

These things:
New issue of The Collagist
Our cool officer Elysia’s Elimae pieces here and here
Whatever Roxane Gay says over at Pank
The Jackalope Wars by Jeremy Bauer (BEST FOUR BUCKS SPENT THIS WEEK)
This long thing by Matt Hart (WHO WILL BE HERE SOON) at the Equalizer

I’m not telling you what to do, just thinking this could help. I know you’re sad sometimes. ME TOO.

Also, if you want to get out of your dorm/apartment/house, a cool show at VGR on Saturday, featuring Husband&Wife and their new album, seems like a good destination.

TAKE CARE FOR REAL


The Broken Plate

The Broken Plate is Ball State University’s international literary magazine, accepting submissions from both students and outside writers for publication in the spring semester. The submission period is from Sept. 1st to Oct. 31st. Currently, we accept creative nonfiction, poetry, and fiction.

Notice how I used the first person plural there? Yes, I am lucky enough to be on the staff for this year’s issue, as a poetry editor. Joining me in the poetry ring will be Writers Community’s own Layne Ransom, along with some of our wonderful classmates. Additionally, Writers Community officer Elysia Smith has been named Lead Fiction Editor. We are all excited to join the ranks of current Writers Community members, such as Ashley Ford, Jeremy Bauer, and Ryan Rader , who have served on the Broken Plate staff.

Have you seen the past two issues? Oh you should! Five bucks will get you both as a special on the Broken Plate website. First person to do a guest post wins a copy of both from me for FREE. E-mail writersatbsudotedu for more info.

I encourage all Writers Community members to represent themselves and the WC well by submitting and hopefully publishing in this year’s issue of The Broken Plate. You could join the likes of Mark Halliday, Jimmy Chen, and Judith Skillman, among others, as writers in past issues of The Broken Plate. Best of luck.

Submission Guidelines