Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Promo artwork

I love gesture drawings - images that capture the essence of the subject, leaving the rest to the viewer's imagination. While they are often used as training tools for people learning to draw - and see better - I date my love of them back to when I was a child and spent hours with one of my mother's favourite books People of Importance

When we were clearing out their house after my parents' deaths, we were disappointed not to find the book. It had always sat on a shelf alongside another favourite - a photo essay about a cat called Sam.

Browsing some images online for gesture drawings recently, I found this one by British printmaker Bridget Farmer. I now have her permission to use it on posters and other materials promoting the anthology.  Check out more of her work at her website.

Friday, 10 March 2017

What am I looking for?

Yesterday I was asked what criteria I will be using to evaluate submissions. The editorial committee will come up with a checklist to help achieve some kind of subjectivity in reviewing the fiction and poetry we receive. But yesterday I was able to articulate the main things I look for in a piece of writing. 

So I added a page to this blog 'For Writers', where I will be including some information about what I will be hoping to see in submissions to TRIBE anthology.  

Check it out.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017


Tribe anthology is a new project launched by Nanaimo publisher LPwordsolutions.

This book will explore and celebrate the roles and experiences of older single women in our society in prose and poetry.

Submissions accepted May 1 - Sept 30, 2017. 
Planned publication date International Women's Day 2018.