Wednesday, October 24, 2007

An Invitation

Call for Book Manuscripts

Blue Begonia Press, independent publisher of poetry for thirty years, is accepting submissions of full-length manuscripts for publication in 2008 from poets residing in Washington State who have never published a full-length poetry book. (Chapbooks OK). We’re looking for well-crafted work that transcends the page, that moves us, that takes our breath away—poems of meditation, testimony, praise, exploration, protest, reflection, witness. Collaborative design process. Poet receives publication, 30 copies, regional distribution/promotion of book, and assistance scheduling/advertising featured readings. Deadline March 31, 2008. Send manuscript with cover sheet, title page, paginated table of contents, acknowledgments, #10 SASE for results, and $20 reading fee in form of check made out to Blue Begonia Press. Reading fee includes one copy of the book selected for publication. For complete submission guidelines and more information about Blue Begonia Press visit

Submission Guidelines:

Washington residents only.

Simultaneous submissions OK. (Please notify us immediately if manuscript is accepted elsewhere).

Individual poems may have been previously published. (If so, identify in Acknowledgments).

Cover sheet - one loose page with the following information: title of manuscript, author name, address, home and work telephone numbers, e-mail address.

Bound manuscript, including Title Page, paginated Table of Contents, and Acknowledgments.

$20 reading fee. Checks made out to Blue Begonia Press. All entrants will receive one copy of the book selected for publication.

Include #10 self-addressed, stamped envelope for notification of results.

Mail to:
Blue Begonia Press: Poetry Manuscripts
225 S. 15th Avenue
Yakima, WA 98902

Questions? Contact: Terry Martin at

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Upcoming Readings for Jenifer Browne Lawrence

October 20, 5:00 pm
Fish (Poems) on the Sidewalk
Marine Science Center Fundraiser
Liberty Bay Books
18881 D Front St Downtown Poulsbo

October 23, 7:00 p.m.
Crab Creek Review
Reading with Janet Knox, John Davis, Kevin Miller, Jenifer Browne Lawrence & others
Richard Hugo House
1634 Eleventh Avenue
Seattle, WA

November 7, 7:30p.m.
Poetry in Motion!
Poetry on the Buses
Moore Theater
1932 Second Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98107
TEL 206 296.8605

November 11, 2:00 p.m.
Na-No-Rhyme-Oh! Poetry Reading
Madeline DeFrees, Jennifer Maier & Jenifer Browne Lawrence
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
401 NE Northgate Way Suite 1100
Seattle, WA. 98125

November 18, 3:00 p.m.
Jewel Box Poets Sunday Reading Series
Windfall Journal Poets
Bill Siverly, Michael McDowell, Mary Lou Sanelli, Jenifer Browne Lawrence & others
Jewel Box Theater
225 Iverson Street
Poulsbo, WA 98370

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Saturday Oct 13th at Inklings


Blue Begonia Press


Introduces Jody Aliesan's new book


True North/Nord Vrai




"Old Irish fragment: The poet is the wick in the lamp of the community. Not the oil, and not the flame, but the simple piece of cloth connecting them so the people can see their own light."


Reading & discussion from True North/Nord Vrai

Gail Pearlman & Jim Bodeen

Inklings Bookshop

Chalet Mall

56th & Summitview


Saturday, October 13, 2007, 4:00 PM