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8 Simple Ways to Maximize Your Earnings

- by Devyani Borade After all, money doesn’t grow on trees, right? If only writers didn’t have to pay tax! Now that would maximize my meager earnings as a writer by as much as 20% – a significant growth indeed. Luckily for us, though, there are some simple ways in which we can ensure that we are…

Book Review from Julie: China Dolls

by Julie Earhart-Cracchiolo The story’s locale is 1938 San Francisco. Three young Chinese-American (or American-Chinese as I prefer since they were born in the USA) young women meet when they try out as dancers (or ponies) for the opening of the city’s glitzy new nightclub, Forbidden City. Grace Lee is 17 years old. She arrive…

Call for Submissions: Proud to Be vol 4

For all military personnel, Veterans, and their families: Call for Submissions for Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors volume 4 Deadline: June 1, 2015 No fee Prize: $250 Categories: Short fiction, Poetry, Interview with a Warrior, Essay, Photography Writing must be by veterans, military-service personnel or their families.  Include the connection in your short bio.…

The Story of Change: What’s Next?

by Jessica Marie Baumgartner No matter how we feel about the Grand Jury’s decision to refrain from indicting Officer Darren Wilson in the Michael Brown case, those of us who remain in the city of St. Louis have to live with the direct after effects. There are numerous national platforms to promote diversity and positive change…

Local poet and educator Jane Ibur releases new poetry and prose collection

From Lauren Wiser Left Bank Books presents author Jane Ellen Ibur, who will sign and discuss her poetry and prose collection, Both Wings Flappin’, Still Not Flyin’ (PenUltimate Press, October 2014), on Wednesday, December 10, 7pm, at Left Bank Books (399 N. Euclid). Refreshments will be served. One glance at recent headlines and the raw…

Proud to Be Consortium Releases New Anthology

By Lisa Miller The Proud to Be Consortium is pleased to announce the publication of its third installment to the very successful Proud to Be anthology series: Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors vol 3. The Missouri Humanities Council, Saint Louis Poetry Center, Southeast Missouri State University Press, and Warriors Arts Alliance will be…