NEW in Rag Queen Periodical - Not a Baby Doll by Juliet Cook

"I growl through another nightmare in the bathtub.
I give birth to more fetal flesh
then use it like shampoo for a witch."
the beginning of Juliet Cook's poem "Not a Baby Doll", now up at Rag Queen Periodical


NEW in The Rising Phoenix Review - "When I Used to be a Little Girl" by Juliet Cook...and NEW FLAPPERHOUSE #13

"My sisters and I picked bunches of the dead
off the ground and formed a mound,
then carried one of the cats in front
of the cicada mountain
and watched the cat eat our offering."

from Juliet Cook's poem "When I Used to be a Little Girl", now up at The Rising Phoenix Review, HERE - https://therisingphoenixreview.com/2017/03/20/when-i-used-to-be-a-little-girl-by-juliet-cook/


Also, FLAPPERHOUSE #13, Spring 2017 is newly available today, HERE - https://flapperhouse.com/zine/13-spring-2017/


The Blood Pudding Press chapbook submission period has now come to an end

The Blood Pudding Press chapbook submission period has now come to an end - and everyone who submitted should have received a small email, either last night or tonight, informing you that your submission was received. 

If you submitted and did not receive that email, please let me know ASAP. 

As mentioned in my guidelines, I hope to let each of you know by the end of March whether or not I would like to receive your entire chapbook manuscript submission. 

Thank you for your interest in Blood Pudding Press.


Less Than 24 Hours to Submit to Blood Pudding Press!

A little less than 24 hours left to submit samples from your poetry chapbook for Blood Pudding Press consideration.
This submission period ends right after midnight Wednesday March 15 (when Wednesday turns into Thursday).
ALSO, tonight I sent a small group email to everyone whose submission has been received so far - so if you didn't receive that email, that means I didn't receive your submission yet.
I will send another email a little after midnight tomorrow, to those who submit tomorrow.
Thank you for your interest in Blood Pudding Press. 


Juliet Cook reading "House on Fire" by Susan Yount

Thank you very much to Pretty Owl Poetry for inviting women to read poems by other women in honor of Women's History Month.
Blood Pudding Press editor Juliet Cook chose to read "House on Fire" by Susan Yount, the title poem from Yount's Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook of the same name. 
In honor of Women's History Month, we asked our contributors what feminism means to them. For Juliet Cook, it means "That I'm more than just a body part and should be able to make my own choices in regards to my own body and mind and spirit.
Listen to her reading of Susan Yount's, "House on Fire" from Blood Pudding Press - https://soundcloud.com/prettyowlpoetry/juliet-cook-reading-susan-younts-house-on-fire
You can order Cook's latest collaborative full-length poetry book, "A Red Witch, Every Which Way," here - https://www.hystericalbooks.com/product-page/a-red-witch-every-which-way


3 Days Left to Submit to Blood Pudding Press!

3 days left (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday March 15th) to submit samples from your poetry chapbook for Blood Pudding Press consideration.


NEW in The Rising Phoenix Review - "This Body is a Blooming Corpse Flower" by Juliet Cook

"Sugar skulls turn into embryos.
I shove them down my throat
in order to abort them again."
from the poem, "This Body is a Blooming Corpse Flower" by Juliet Cook, now up at the Rising Phoenix Review

Bone of My Bone (a photo from a recent acquisition)

Eileen Murphy's wonderful comments about and photo of the Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, "Bone of My Bone" by Nicole Rollender
"My new chapbook arrived, Bone of My Bone by Nicole Ross Rollender from Blood Pudding Press.To me, the fuzzy purple yarn serving as binding trails out of the book like mysterious violet vapor. Beautiful artwork, haunting poems."

You can take a closer look at and acquire your very own copy of this chapbook HERE - https://www.etsy.com/listing/244912275/bone-of-my-bone-by-nicole-rollender-2015?ref=shop_home_feat_2


The New March Flock of Thirteen Myna Birds is here!

The new March flock of Thirteen Myna Birds is here! - http://13myna.blogspot.com/ Poetry by Ariana D. Den Bleyker - Eileen Murphy - Jessica McKenna - John Burroughs - Robert Ford - Michael Grover.
"Pins impale thumbs - one of his hands attached - To one of his ankles by thread - flesh resting on disintegrating bones - We are in a transition period - The body reaching the point of rot - We live to consume until we are consumed - a lollipop wrapped in plastic - Her breasts, filigreed with silver stretch marks - Titular typecast orange tapioca - The cracked plate remains - car-crashes in the bathroom, unhelpful dreams - someday I'd figure out - That reality is just too sad"

Blood Pudding Press is now accepting poetry chapbook submissions!

Starting NOW! From March 8th until March 15th, Blood Pudding Press will briefly be accepting submissions. Read the details below. 

Blood Pudding Press will be accepting bloody frosting nozzle tidbits from Wednesday March 8th through Wednesday March 15th, Eastern Time.

Blood Pudding Press is being pretty nitpicky and nozzle-icious this year. 

We recently published our first poetry chapbook of 2017 ("Cutting Eyes from Ghosts" by Ariana D. Den Bleyker, available here - https://www.etsy.com/listing/494588398/new-cutting-eyes-from-ghosts-by-ariana-d?ref=shop_home_active_2) and are now looking for one or two more (to be published in May/June and then possibly August/September).

We are seeking unique individual or collaborative poetry chapbooks consisting of 13-23 poems. 

BUT, during March 8th through March 15th, all I want to receive from those who think that Blood Pudding Press might be a good fit for their creative work is 3-6 poems from your chapbook manuscript, to help me determine if I want to see more. 

I will respond to your submission by the end of March, letting you know whether or not I would like to see the whole chapbook manuscript.

I will likely only choose a few handfuls to read more of - and from there, I will choose one or two to publish.

I'm not specifically narrowing down the style of content I'm willing to read, but some content of extra-special interest to the Blood Pudding right now is - menstrual blood, PMS, peri-menopause, bodies that are not just sex toys or body parts, body issues, health issues, mental issues, identity issues, political issues, gloom, doom, haunting, ghosts, clowns, quirks, carnivorous plants, parasites and other abnormal insects, cosmetic surgery, fear, self-hate, love, strength, and individualism. 

I recommend that you purchase/read a previously published chapbook by Blood Pudding Press (available here - https://www.etsy.com/shop/BloodPuddingPress). We all know that poetry is not a money making business, but selling some of my little hand designed chapbooks gives me the money I need to make some more little hand designed chapbooks. 

If your chapbook is selected for publication by Blood Pudding Press, you will receive 13 free copies of your chapbook.

If you're interested in having your chapbook possibly considered, please send your name, email address, a small bio, and 3-6 poems (either in the body of the email or attached as a doc. or docx) to Julietcoo@gmail.com in the time frame of March 8th-March 15th, Eastern Time.

ALSO, even though this year's chapbook reading period is not a contest per se (and there is no reading fee this year), I am planning to include thirteen "runner-up" poems within a forthcoming issue of my Thirteen Myna Birds (most likely, the April issue). If you don't want any of your poems to appear in the Myna Birds for whatever reason, please let me know that under your bio. 

The Subject line of your email should read "Blood Pudding Press poems from (Your Name) - (Date)."

Sincerely, Juliet Cook/Blood Pudding Press