Gunpowder Review Ready for Layout

Thanks to everyone who submitted work to The Gunpowder Review 2014.

Dragonfly- Patti Kinlock - front cover Final selections have been made, and I’m happy to announce the front cover photo (shown here) is from Patti Kinlock.

Writers and photographers with work included are:

Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Nancy Alexander, Lynn Banfi, Diane Lee Baron, Maggie Beetz, Christa A. Bergerson, Carol Bindel, Janet Butler, Carolyn Cecil, Kristin Stephens Crist, Lauren Beth Eisenberg Davis, Gyleen X. Fitzgerald, Pam Glindeman, Mary Ellen Graybill, Clarinda Harriss, Katie Hartlove, Adriana Husta, Patti Kinlock, Barbara Kirchner, Rosemary Klein, Marta Knobloch, May Kuroiwa, Katherine Lashley, AC Leming, Alison McBain, Katherine G. McGuire, DJ Mink, Margaret Mullins, Usha Nellore, Maxine S. Petry-Anderson, Julia Shovan, Laura Shovan, Deb Smith, Kiarra Lynn Smith, Marge Simon, Nilaja Stevens, Faith Stern, Patricia Van Amburg, and Jennifer Wang.

If you sent something to The Gunpowder Review 2014 and haven’t heard from the magazine, please contact me (Vonnie Winslow Crist) immediately. Email and computer troubles have made the review of submissions challenging, and I don’t want to exclude any submission that was sent in during our open reading period.

Watch this blog for announcement of publication and reading dates.

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Gunpowder Review 2014 Nears Completion

The Gunpowder Review 2014 is nearing completion. Most of the work is selected and authors/artists have been notified. There are a few pieces that I’ve requested rewrites on, and those will be sorted out shortly. Cover art has been chosen – and it’s a beautiful photo that continues the “look” the magazine (established in 2009). I’m expecting to “hand things off” to the publication designer by the beginning of September. Can’t wait for everyone to have a chance to read the wonderful poetry and prose that will be included. Have a creative week! – Vonnie

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Gunpowder Review 2014

The Gunpowder Review 2014 is beginning to take shape. Many wonderful stories, poems, and photos were submitted, and the selection process is nearing completion. Authors and artists should soon receive their acceptance and rejection emails.

One of the most difficult jobs is to select the cover photo from the fabulous pictures which were submitted. I’m struggling to choose between my favorites – though I’m trying to keep in mind the 3 previous cover photos. I want to choose an image that is “the same” but “different.”

Once The Gunpowder Review 21014 is complete, it will be laid out & designed, then sent off to the printer. As soon as a publication date is determined, a celebration reading will be scheduled, and announced here.

Good luck to everyone one who submitted work. – Vonnie


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Bel Air Library’s Author’s Day

Celebrate the arrival of spring with Maryland Authors.

March 24, 2013, 2-4 PM, Bel Air Public Library, Pennsylvania Ave., Bel Air, MD. Info: 410-638-3151. Everyone is invited to meet local authors, buy their books, and chat about writing. Please stop by and say, “Hi,” to Gunpowder Pen Women Vonnie Winslow Crist and Gyleen X. Fitzgerald.

Among the authors scheduled to be there: Vonnie Winslow Crist, Gyleen X. Fitzgerald, Katherine Lashley, Diane Wylie, Karin Harrison, Stephanie Guzman, Lynn Reynolds, Carol L. Deibel, Becky Titelman, Ken Lang, Michele Chynoweth, Gunther Hirsch, Reggie Bishop, Hattye Knight, Dani Pettrey, Lauren R. Silberman, George Reagan, Barbara Anne Rose, William Blewett, Dale Neeper, Sean Kief, Jeffery Smith, Auralea Krieger, Larry Carmichael, Stephanie Verni, Joanne Galantino, Leo Bruce, Stephanie Henderson, Al Karasa, Jennylyn Hart, Carol Bindel, Karen Leppert, Richelle Rodgers, Wanda Carrie, and Will Conway.

Come fill your shopping bag or Easter Basket with books!

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Winter Thoughts and An Author’s Day

Northern Maryland, where most of the Gunpowder Pen Women reside, is bitter cold and the air is alive with snow flurries. It’s the kind of weather that sends writers and artists to their keyboards, books, sketch pads, and canvases. Dressed in sweaters and warm pants, we use these months of sleeping bears and hungry birds to create. Soon the distractions of gardening, spring cleaning, and trips out in the warmer air will take us away from our work — but for now, we celebrate our place in the world as artists and writers.

By Sunday, March 24th, some of you might want to celebrate the arrival of the long-awaited spring. A great way to do so would be to stop by the Bel Air Library, Pennsylvania Ave., Bel Air, MD 21014. From 2 till 4 PM, the library will sponsor an Author’s Day. Thirty authors, including Pen Woman Vonnie Winslow Crist, will be selling & signing books and visiting with the public. Why not stop by and meet some Harford County writers?

Till then, stay warm and have a creative winter!

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Autumn has arrived in Harford County with a blast of cool air, the first frost, and splashes of bright colors in the leaves of the sycamores, maples, tulip poplars, oaks, sassafras, dogwoods, and various other trees that line the rural roads of the home county of the Gunpowder Pen Women.

Our members continue to pursue their art work and writing projects, and compete in various competitions.

We were lucky to have a wonderful presentation by Virginia Pen Woman, Sylvia Hoehns Wright, in the spring, and hope to offer another wonderful program soon.

We wish for each of you a creative autumn!

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March 30, 2012 Meeting

Friday, March 30, 2012, 1 PM, Jarrettsville Branch of the Harford County Library:

Market Share – Make it Work for You!

Sharing her scoop: who, what, when, where, why, how and benefits of acquiring niche market share, “communications specialist,” Sylvia Hoehns Wright, provides insight as well as practical guidelines, tips, and strategies for implementing communication formats proven to grow market share – niche market presence.

Attend this FREE workshop session designed to enable the ability to not simply sell your work, but yourself. Great program for writers, artists, craftspeople, and others interested in growing their market share.

For as Nicole M. Bouchard, Editor-in-Chief of “The Write Place At the Write Time” says: “Nurturing and brimming with accomplishment, Wright’s research and workshops seamlessly bring people together to showcase their best talents.”

The meeting is FREE. The public is invited. Learn about self-promotion & marketing from an expert. (Length of program: approximately 1 hour, plus questions time).

Speaker’s Bio: Sylvia Hoehns Wright, The Wright Scoop, The Wright Scoop – , provides speeches and workshops for national and International conferences such as the All Cities Congressional City Conference held in DC, corporate department and business association meetings, and has taught communications for the Virginia Community College system. Involved in national creative arts programming, she presently volunteers as PR for the National League of American Pen Women:

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