We here at Toho Publishing are thrilled to announce the first Dr. E. Benenson Scholarship in Poetry recipient. The recipient of this scholarship will get to attend our poetry chapbook course and will then have their chapbook published. Congratulations, Aleasha!
About the Recipient
Aleasha Quzack, a graduate from the University of the Arts with a BFA in Creative Writing (Poetry), will use the scholarship to work on a poetry collection that celebrates Philadelphia and discusses generational trauma through the use of African-American Vernacular English. …
Well, folks, Andrés Cruciani of Toho Publishing here, and it’s been all quiet on the Medium front for a bit because we’ve been busy! Here’s an update on where our micropress stands after three months of being in business:
Today’s post comes to us from our one-time intern Parker Hilly and is about what it takes to get published. Here’s Parker.
I mentioned in my last post that I had been submitting one of my stories to various journals and had already received my first rejection (and I’ve since gotten two more!). My rejection letter went a little something like this:
Dear Parker Hilley,
Thank you for sending us “A Real Good Man.” This piece isn’t going to be a go for [our journal], but we appreciate your thinking of us and wish you the best in…
I never appreciated having a convenient writing community until I was no longer surrounded by one. Throughout high school and college, there were always clubs and societies set up by writers who had been there long before me, and it was easy to just start showing up to their meetings, and—once I’d become comfortable enough—to share my work.
Well, folks, Andrés Cruciani of Toho Publishing here, and today we have our intern Parker Hilley joining us, talking about writing environment and calling on writers to join her writing workshop in Decatur, Georgia. Here’s Parker!
Almost as important to the writer as the story-writing itself is the environment in which the writer works. Perhaps you’re one of those enigmatic writers, a solitary creature, slaving away at your typewriter in your attic apartment, a mystery to the tenants in the rooms below who know nothing of you except your nocturnal mutterings and footsteps on the floorboards. Maybe you fancy yourself…
Well, folks, Andrés Cruciani of Toho Publishing here once again, and today I come at with you with 9 ways NOT to be a writer.
Now, this post has been stewing for a while, frothing really (i.e., I’m foaming at the mouth as I write), so let’s get straight to it before my head bursts from the sheer force of what I need to tell you.
Andrés Cruciani of Toho Publishing over here, and we are nearing the end of a major edit of Ross Boone’s The Blind Step Boldly. Thought I might use today’s blog to show just what it is we do when we edit — shown by the edits we actually made on a paragraph.
The Blind Step Boldly is a fantasy novel about a boy and a girl on a quest to save their drowning world. In the following graf (as all the cool editors call paragraphs), the main character Tobei meets the eyes of Beastoad — a strange, frog-like man. …
Well, folks, Andrés Cruciani of Toho Publishing here, and today we have Philadelphian poet Sean Hanrahan expounding on why you should read your poems at readings. Here’s Sean!
My name is Sean Hanrahan, author of the chapbook Hardened Eyes on the Scan published by Moonstone Press. I am a mid-life poet working to expand the reach of my poetic efforts as well as trying to promote and give back to the Philadelphia poetry community. I recently had the opportunity to read at the Dead Bards New Year’s Bash on Tuesday, January 22nd, at the Venice Island Performing Arts Center. This…
Well, folks, Andrés Cruciani of Toho Publishing here, and I’m back after a flu that knocked me out for a week. Today, a special blog post from one of our participants in our generative writing workshop. Without further ado, here’s Vivian:
I wasn’t sure where your Creative Writing course would take me or where it would take the group last Wednesday, but I haven’t stopped thinking about it, so I wanted to thank you for an amazing first session.
The material we discussed and the way you managed to set us free to write beyond our comfort-zone was…
Well, folks, Andrés Cruciani of Toho Publishing here, and today’s post comes to us from Parker Hilley, an intern here at Toho. She writes about the nefarious plot bunny, which perhaps (like a few of us here), you’ve never heard of. Enjoy! (Here’s Parker.)
“Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.”
— Commonly attributed to John Steinbeck