11/19/14

Blood Pudding Press is Now Accepting Poetry Chapbook Submissions for 2015!

BLOOD PUDDING PRESS IS NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR ITS 2015 POETRY CHAPBOOK CONTEST !   (from November 20, 2014 - December 20, 2014)

Blood Pudding Press is seeking two new poetry chapbooks to publish in 2015.

Before submitting your poetry innards for consideration, please read the details below to garner an idea of our desires.

Blood Pudding Press is an itty bitty indie press handled by one woman (poet/publisher/artist Juliet Cook) and does not particularly care whether or not other poets are academic, non-academic, indie writers or part of any specific writing scene, as long as they are active in their own way – and passionately entwined in artistic creation, writing, and reading (more than just their own poetry).

Blood Pudding Press cares about poetic individuals (and collaborators) with their own unique writing stylistics and experimentation. The press is open to different styles, but some of its primary interests involve mind and body, personal exploration, oddly emotional, confessional, dark/light hybrids, abstract art, quirks, contemporary horror alterations, kinky amalgamations, grotesque treats, and volatile hybrids.

Blood Pudding Press likes the number 3 (and 13) so…

Blood Pudding Press will consider poetry collections of 13-23 poems (less than 30 pages please). Some of the poems may be previously published, but the collection as a whole should not have been published elsewhere before.  We will delightfully consider individual chapbooks and collaborative chapbooks by 2 or 3 different writers. 

If this piques your interest, here are the details of entering the Blood Pudding Press contest:

-Submissions will be accepted from November 20, 2014 through December 20, 2014.

- At least three finalists and two winners will be chosen.  Each of the two winners will have their chapbooks published and will receive thirteen free copies of their chapbook.

-There is a $5.00 entry fee per manuscript for entering this contest; this entry fee money will be used to purchase supplies for publishing and designing the winning chapbooks. The fee is payable to the editor’s Paypal account at Julietcoo@gmail.com (although Paypal is the preferred form of payment, if you do not have a Paypal account and/or would rather pay by check, you may contact the editor via that email address).

-After paying your entry fee, please email your collection of poems to Julietcoo@gmail.comPlease write BPP Chapbook Contest – (your name) in the subject line.  Include your manuscript title, your name, your contact info, and a brief bio in the body of your email.  Attach the manuscript itself as a Microsoft Word Doc or Docx.

-The winners will be announced sometime in January 2015.  The first winning chapbook will most likely be published in early March.  The second winning chapbook will most likely be published in late May or early June.

For more information about Blood Pudding Press’s sensibilities and design style, you can peruse the Blood Pudding Press online shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/BloodPuddingPress and please consider purchasing a chapbook or two or three.

You may also peruse the Blood Pudding Press blog at http://bloodyooze.blogspot.com/.

A bit more information about who has been published by Blood Pudding Press in the past can also be viewed below.

If you have any particular questions or concerns, feel free to ask or let me know.

Best, Juliet Cook, Blood Pudding Press

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The three winning chapbooks created in 2014, as a result of last year's contest were "House on Fire" by Susan Yount, "Stick Up" by Paul David Adkins, and "They Talk About Death" by Alessandra Bava. (The three finalists were  Jay Sizemore, Donavon Davidson, and Kelly Andrews). All three of those 2014 chapbooks can be further perused and/or purchased at the Blood Pudding Press shop, here -http://www.etsy.com/shop/BloodPuddingPress.

The two winning chapbooks created in 2013 were “RENEGADE//HEART” by Lisa M. Cole and “Poking through the Fabric of the Light that Formed Us: Songs and Stories to Read in the Mirror” by Lora Bloom.  (The three finalists were Paula Cary, Allie Marini Batts, and Paul David Adkins – and the first finalist's chapbook was also published by Blood Pudding Press, “Sister, Blood and Bone” by Paula Cary).  All three of those 2013 chapbooks can be further perused and/or purchased at the Blood Pudding Press shop, here -http://www.etsy.com/shop/BloodPuddingPress.

The two winning chapbooks created as a result of the first Blood Pudding Press contest were “At night, the dead” by Lisa Ciccarello and “The Spare Room” by Dana Guthrie Martin. (The three finalists were Nicole Steinberg, Donald Dunbar, and John Rocco). 

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Other poets published by Blood Pudding Press have included Gina Abelkop, Margaret Bashaar, Kristy Bowen, Kelly Boyker, Jill Alexander Essbaum, Suzanne Grazyna, Christine Hamm, Sean Kilpatrick, Misti Rainwater-Lites, Rebecca Loudon,  T.A. Noonan, Daniela Olszewska,  J.R. Pearson, Kenneth Pobo, Jayne Pupek, Jenny Sadre-Orafai,  Daniel M. Shapiro, Susan Slaviero, and many more.   

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Thirteen Myna Birds is the online oddly haunted little sister of Blood Pudding Press, has published numerous different writers, and is always accepting submissions - http://13myna.blogspot.com/

11/13/14

New Reviews of Two 2104 Blood Pudding Press chapbooks (thank you to Lisa M. Cole)

"The best books raise questions in us, which Stick-Up definitely did for me. This chapbook is one of the most creative I have read so far this year...I see an entire novel in this tiny chapbook; it was that engrossing for me."

from Lisa M.Cole's review of Stick Up by Paul David Adkins (Blood Pudding Press, 2014)

read the rest here - http://moonglows-reviews.blogspot.com/2014/10/paul-david-adkins-stick-up.html?spref=fb

buy the chapbook here - https://www.etsy.com/listing/188110107/new-stick-up-by-paul-david-adkins-2014?ref=shop_home_feat_2

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"There are some beautiful lines in this book that will stay with me for a long time. The poem Our Lady of Napalm, which is dedicated to Anne Sexton, especially stood out to me, not only because Sexton is one of my favorite poets, but because the lines here are so crystal clear, sharp, and evocative of so much emotion"

from Lisa M. Cole's review of They Talk About Death by Alessandra Bava (Blood Pudding Press, 2014) 

read the rest here - http://moonglows-reviews.blogspot.com/2014/10/alessandra-bavas-they-talk-about-death.html?spref=fb

buy the chapbook here - https://www.etsy.com/listing/195494626/new-they-talk-about-death-by-alessandra?ref=related-1

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Reviewer Lisa M. Cole is also a poet, who also has a chapbook published by Blood Pudding Press, RENEGADE//HEART (2013) - https://www.etsy.com/listing/119192462/renegadeheart-by-lisa-mcole-2013-blood?ref=shop_home_active_3

Blood Pudding Press will soon be accepting submissions for its latest poetry chapbook contest!

Blood Pudding Press will soon be accepting submissions for its latest poetry chapbook contest!
(starting one week from today - from November 20, 2014 - December 20, 2014)


Blood Pudding Press is seeking two new poetry chapbooks to publish in 2015.

Before submitting your poetry innards, please read the details below to garner an idea of our desires.

Blood Pudding Press is an itty bitty indie press handled by one woman (poet/publisher/artist Juliet Cook) and does not particularly care whether or not other poets are academic, non-academic, outsider writers, indie writers or part of any specific writing scene, as long as they are active in their own way – and passionately entwined in artistic creation, writing, and reading (more than just their own poetry).

Blood Pudding Press cares about poetic individuals (and collaborators) with their own unique writing stylistics and experimentation. The press is open to different styles, but some of its primary interests  involve mind and body, overly personal, oddly emotional, confessional, dark/light hybrids, abstract art, quirky humor, contemporary horror alterations, kinky amalgamations, grotesque treats, and volatility.

Blood Pudding Press likes the number 3 (and 13) so…

Blood Pudding Press will consider poetry collections of 13-23 poems (less than 30 pages please). Some of the poems may be previously published, but the collection as a whole should not have been published elsewhere before.  We will delightfully consider individual chapbooks and collaborative chapbooks by 2 or 3 different writers. 

If that piques your interest, here are the details of entering the Blood Pudding Press contest:

-Submissions will be accepted from November 20, 2014 through December 20, 2014.

- At least three finalists and two winners will be chosen.  Each of the two winners will have their chapbooks published and will receive thirteen free copies of their chapbook.

-There is a $5.00 entry fee per manuscript for entering this contest; this entry fee money will be used to purchase supplies for publishing and designing the winning chapbooks. The fee is payable to the editor’s Paypal account at Julietcoo@gmail.com (although Paypal is the preferred form of payment, if you do not have a Paypal account and would rather pay by check, you may contact the editor via that email address).

-After paying your entry fee, please email your collection of poems to Julietcoo@gmail.com. Please write BPP Chapbook Contest – (your name) in the subject line.  Include your manuscript title, your name, your contact info, and a brief bio in the body of your email.  Attach the manuscript itself as a Microsoft Word Doc or Docx.

-The winners will be announced sometime in January 2015.  The first winning chapbook will most likely be published in early March.  The second winning chapbook will most likely be published in late May or early June.

For more information about Blood Pudding Press’s sensibilities and design style, you can peruse the Blood Pudding Press online shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/BloodPuddingPress and/or the Blood Pudding Press blog at http://bloodyooze.blogspot.com/.

A bit more information about who has been published by Blood Pudding Press in the past can also be viewed below.

If you have any particular questions or concerns, feel free to ask or let me know.

Best, Juliet Cook, Blood Pudding Press

***

The three winning chapbooks created in 2014, as a result of last year's contest were "House on Fire" by Susan Yount, "Stick Up" by Paul David Adkins, and "They Talk About Death" by Alessandra Bava. (The three finalists were  Jay Sizemore, Donavon Davidson, and Kelly Andrews). All three of those 2014 chapbooks can be further perused and/or purchased at the Blood Pudding Press shop, here - http://www.etsy.com/shop/BloodPuddingPress.

The two winning chapbooks created in 2013 were “RENEGADE//HEART” by Lisa M. Cole and “Poking through the Fabric of the Light that Formed Us: Songs and Stories to Read in the Mirror” by Lora Bloom.  (The three finalists were Paula Cary, Allie Marini Batts, and Paul David Adkins – and the first finalist's chapbook was also published by Blood Pudding Press, “Sister, Blood and Bone” by Paula Cary).  All three of those 2013 chapbooks can be further perused and/or purchased at the Blood Pudding Press shop, here - http://www.etsy.com/shop/BloodPuddingPress.

The two winning chapbooks created as a result of the first Blood Pudding Press contest were “At night, the dead” by Lisa Ciccarello and “The Spare Room” by Dana Guthrie Martin. (The three finalists were Nicole Steinberg, Donald Dunbar, and John Rocco). 

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Other poets published by Blood Pudding Press have included Gina Abelkop, Margaret Bashaar, Kristy Bowen, Kelly Boyker, Jill Alexander Essbaum, Suzanne Grazyna, Christine Hamm, Sean Kilpatrick, Misti Rainwater-Lites, Rebecca Loudon,  T.A. Noonan, Daniela Olszewska,  J.R. Pearson, Kenneth Pobo, Jayne Pupek, Jenny Sadre-Orafai,  Daniel M. Shapiro, Susan Slaviero, and many more.  

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Thirteen Myna Birds is the online oddly haunted little sister of Blood Pudding Press, has published numerous different writers here, and is always accepting submissions - http://13myna.blogspot.com/

11/10/14

Two delightful writing nominations for Blood Pudding Press editor Juliet Cook

Juliet Cook has slightly updated her website, because she is quite delighted to have now been nominated for two writing awards this year!

She is a Best of the Net Nominee for her "Evacuation" (nominated as Creative Non-Fiction; thank you to Menacing Hedge).
AND
She is a Pushcart Prize Nominee for her poem, "Undulation" (thank you to Hyacinth Girl Press).

11/6/14

Dia de los Muertos Juliet Cook

Blood Pudding Press editor and poet, Juliet Cook aka "Zylphia "Black Taffy" Coo, Queen of all things dead, was the guest poetry whore from Ohio, performing on Dia de los Muertos, with the Chicago Poetry Bordello at Schubas Tavern (photo by Jana Blue Photography).


11/5/14

New Review of House on Fire

An amazing new review of "House on Fire", Susan Yount's 2014 contest winning Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, thank you to AJ Huffman and Sein und Werden!
"House on Fire, a 25-page chapbook by Susan Yount, is a verbal mixture of pastoral imagery and apocalyptic Armageddon bombs. Yount has created a modern, almost Wizard of Oz feeling that takes us way beyond Kansas in this simplistically powerful, yet emotionally intense collection of poetry.
The visceral portrait of everyday horrors juxtaposed against the speaker's personal horrors, the kind of horrors that prefer to remain hidden behind closed doors, hang like a tornado-ready to consume everything in their path at any moment. Readers are immediately swept up in the storm, our hearts and minds twisted with empathy and outrage at the scenes before us."

10/27/14

Alessandra Bava's Sylvia Plath Poems

You should read Alessandra Bava's Sylvia Plath poems in "They Talk About Death." It is Sylvia Plath's birthday today, after all.
Partake of/purchase yourself a copy of Bava's Blood Pudding Press chapbook here - https://www.etsy.com/listing/195585261/halloween-they-talk-about-death-by?ref=shop_home_feat_2

(It is still not too late to take advantage of Coupon Code HALLOWEEN25 for 25% off anything in the Blood Pudding Press shop whose listing starts with the word HALLOWEEN! And that includes Alessandra Bava's chapbook.)

10/24/14

ANOTHER New Review of They Talk About Death

Another new review of Alessandra Bava's "They Talk About Death" (Blood Pudding Press, 2014)!

Thank you to AJ Huffman and Sein und Werden.

"Bava opens every vein she can find for us."

Read the review here - http://www.kissthewitch.co.uk/seinundwerden/bava.html

Partake of more details and/or purchase the chapbook from the Blood Pudding Press shop here - https://www.etsy.com/listing/195585261/halloween-they-talk-about-death-by?ref=shop_home_feat_2

10/19/14

New Review of They Talk About Death!

"Alessandra Bava's They Talk About Death, the Italian poet and translator's American publishing debut, is a visually stunning piece of art. The book is handmade, ribbon-bound, and is crafted with brightly colored and textured paper. Erin Wells' cover art, "Yellow Carousel Horse," marches lockstep with the content of the collection, resembling, in skull form, a mash-up of Sylvia Plath's portrait and the horse her greatest work is named for, Ariel."

and

"They Talk About Death serves at once as a historical map to famous lives and deaths (Bava recalls the birth of Breton's Exquisite Corpse game and Sylvia Plath's last actions for her children) and as an extrapolation that dreams up a new backstory to each of these deaths."

A few samples from Sandra Marchetti's New Review of "They Talk About Death" by Alessandra Bava (Blood Pudding Press, 2014).

Read the review in its entirety within the New Menacing Hedge (and while there, read more of the new Menacing Hedge innards too) here - http://www.menacinghedge.com/fall2014/review-marchetti.php

Then consider purchasing Bava's chapbook from the Blood Pudding Press shop here - https://www.etsy.com/listing/195585261/halloween-they-talk-about-death-by?ref=shop_home_feat_2

(P.S. It is not too late to receive a special discount of 25% off this chapbook and other Blood Pudding Press offerings. Just enter Coupon Code HALLOWEEN25 when you make your purchase.)

10/17/14

Blood Pudding Press's 2014 poetry chapbook, House on Fire by Susan Yount, at The Wardrobe this week! (LAST DAY!)

"You got the round table tonight and in these smokin’
socks you’ll serve chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and sawmill gravy scintillatingly."

From Susan Yount's poem "Socks of Fire", within her Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, House on Fire.
Today is House on Fire's last day being featured at The Wardrobe's Best Dressed!
Read today's poem here -http://sundresspublications.wordpress.com/2014/10/17/the-wardrobes-best-dressed-susan-younts-house-on-fire-5/ (and read her other poems posted ever day this week if you haven't yet)!
Then consider purchasing the whole chapbook, from the Blood Pudding Press shop here! - https://www.etsy.com/listing/177826146/new-house-on-fire-by-susan-yount-2014?ref=shop_home_active_1