Weekly News and Updates #26
For June 1st-7th 2022
Welcome back to the pub, me lovelies! It feels like an eternity since I’ve put out a proper newsletter — that’s because it has been a month and half! The newsletter is back though, so belly-up to the bar, grab yourselves a drink and a snack. Sit back and relax. It’s time for PW News and a few updates.
Let’s begin with some gratitude. Firstly, I’d like to thank all the writers and readers of PW. You are what makes everything we do here at PW worthwhile. We value your participation, so please continue to contribute, read your fellow PW writers’ work, clap and comment. Secondly, I want to thank our amazing Editorial and Prompt Staff. Did you know they kept the pub running while I was out with Covid during the latter part of April and most of May? Well they did and they did an awesome job. Thank you all so much! My heart is overflowing with gratitude.
As a reminder, here are your Editors and Prompt Writers:
Owner/Editor-in-Chief — Ravyne Hawke
Story Curator — Charlie Cole
Twitter Consultant and Poetry Form creator extraordinaire — Cendrine Marrouat
We have a new writing challenge going on this month! Check out the details here:
💜GATHERING SPACE FOR PW WRITERS AND READERS💜
We have a new gathering space for PW writers and readers on Slack. This is an opportunity for you to be able to interact with me, your EIC, as well as some of the others in the Editorial Team. If you would like to join the Slack Workspace, email me with “Slack Workspace” in the subject line. My email address — firstname.lastname@example.org
My Work Hours
I will be available to read, edit and publish your work Monday thru Thursday from 12:00 am — 8:00 am US CDT.
Marcus aka Gregory Maidman is the weekend editor.
If you need editing assistance for your work, you can let me know at the email address above (or if you join our Slack Gathering space, you can leave me or Rose a PM there). Rose Malana is our line editor and is willing to help you make your stories as error-free as possible. Check out her invitation to work with you:
The other editors will read, edit and publish your stories during the day as time and their personal schedules allow. None of us are paid editors.
Please give us a 24–72-hour window to get your work published.
- Here is your MONTHLY THEME FOR JUNE
2. All other prompts can be found under PROMPTILICIOUSNESS
- Weekly prompts and A Word A Day prompts by Christine Graves
- Nature-related prompts by Rose Malana,
- MidWeek Micro Food prompts by Ravyne Hawke
- Sunday Spiritual-themed prompts by Marcus aka Gregory Maidman
3. NOTE: For writers of Haiku, Senryu, Tanka and other micropoetry, all of our prompts can be turned into micropoems.
Medium Writing Guides
PROMPTLY WRITTEN FEATURES
NOTE: We will no longer be accepting new features here at PW. Because of the uncertainty with publication formatting, we never know when Medium will force us to use their new format. Should this happen, we will lose all of our feature pages. I encourage everyone who already has a feature page to gather your work in Lists and add those lists to the bottom of any stories you submit here at PW. We do have 17 Features on the Homepage if you’d like to have a peek.
PUBLICATIONS OF INTEREST
- Know Thyself, Heal Thyself — 𝘈𝘶𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘵𝘺, 𝘷𝘶𝘭𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺, 𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 & 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘸𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘧 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘭𝘦𝘥𝘨𝘦 𝘰𝘯 𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘭 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴. KTHT offers Weekly prompts and challenges.
- Artique — Share your artistic creations with us and the inspiration behind your work. Artique accepts art, photography, and music creations.
- Sci-Fi Shorts — A flash-fiction publication dedicated to Sci-Fi stories under 1,000 words, so you can read at least one on your potty break.
- The Honest Perspective — Publishing articles on all aspects of daily life that can offer a new perspective born from personal experience and honest reflection. A place to be seen and heard as our true selves and empower & inspire others. THP offers weekly prompts.
- The Brain is a Noodle — A place for all things bite-sized! A collection of poetry and shortform pieces! 🧠🍜 We have daily poetry prompts, weekly shortform prompts and now introducing, monthly essay prompts!
- The Summit — Daily motivation, like a daily shower.
- The Storyteller’s Vault — A Home for Prompts, Poems, Short Stories, and Non-Fiction. Join the 2022 Writing Prompt Journey.
- Flint and Steel — Writing Prompts to Spark Your Creativity.
- ChannSpirations and Coincidences — Inspired to write after reading someone’s promptless post? Witness something that stuck with you and connect it to an idea you had since, or maybe before? You may be the unbeknownst recipient of a channeled inspiration. Agnostics welcome — non-believers are great messengers. What is “ChannSpirations and Coincidences?”
- Are You Out There — Are You Out There publishes more than Life, Poetry, Fiction and Short Stories. We publish writing on Outdoor Travel, Tips, Guides, Journals, Editorial Opinions and more. Not on the front page features area? Older writing gets automatically curated by tag into section archives.
- Lifeline — The place to share any kind of poems from love to life. A place to share all your emotions. Lifeline offers prompts frequently.
- The Greigh Area — Dark Fiction and True Crime Stories.
- QuickTalk — A tongue-in-cheek, casual playground for @Medium writers to vent, seek advice, collaborate, workshop writing styles, freeform write, and have a laugh or two. Quick Talk offers monthly prompts.
- Gentleness Ambassadors — Many of us, especially Empaths and sensitive souls, have a desire for a gentler world. This space is for you! Share and read stories about noticing and releasing Harshness. Let’s inspire one another on practicing Gentleness. GA offers monthly writing prompts.
- Move Me Poetry — A poetry community like no other. Home to Movers across the world who are dedicated to keeping the love of poetry alive.
- Write Under the Moon — What inspires your words to flow?
- Total Fiction — Total Fiction is an On-Line Publication that publishes Fiction writing. Total Fiction will publish all Genera and all lengths. From Micro Fiction to Book Length. If it is a good Fiction tale, there is a place here for it in Total Fiction. We will accept Sci-Fi to Westerns.
- Navegante — Writing prompts to navigate the depth waters of the inner self. ⚓Biweekly prompts: https://navegante.substack.com/
If you have a publication or know of a publication that you would like showcased in PW Newsletters, please leave a comment with the publications link. Our aim is to give writers of PW other places to submit their work besides PW so that they get as much exposure as possible.
Please help me in welcoming these new writers to PW! Please make them feel welcomed by reading, clapping, and commenting on their stories.
Carolyn F. Chryst, Ph.D. | Fanae-5, MS | JoMae Spoelhof | Paula Shablo | Yael Shira | Bobbie Isabel | Jennifer Rock | Debra Taitel | Nicole Wallet | Jean Bay Wiley | Stacey Lynn Klug | Sarah-Jane W. | Willow Lovelight
STORIES PUBLISHED BETWEEN June 1st-7th
- MN — Tending Garden’s Gate
- Ravyne Hawke — By Leaps And Falls 💠 Magnolia 💠 Drowning Me 💠 Twelve Years
- Star Love Grey — FOUR SEASONS 💠 TIDES: A SEPIGRAM POEM 💠 Better Late Than Never
- Kacege — Enchanted By The Forest 💠 The Buzzard 💠 Joe & Wilma
- Mirrelle Beneffitte — Fluffy Ball of Dust
- KM Bernard — The Maple Tree Lounge
- B.R. Shenoy — Icelandic Sky: A Monoku
- srstowers — Weaponized Words
- Stephen Chamberlin — The Road
- Rane Kelze — Rain on a Summer Morning
- AK (Aaska Aejaz) — Life is a Tale or Hell?
- Tas (they/them) — Something In The Salsa
- Peter Ling — Entrance 💠 Growl 💠 Classic 💠 Vacation 💠 Force 💠 Nuance:
- Alyse Rowe — What a Day
- Rose Malana — Oil Paints
- Amanda Gravely — The Owl and The Witch
- Ravyne Hawke — A Little Spice
- T.K. McDonald — Now Hiring!!
- Christine Graves — Til Death Do Us Part
- Eko BP — Entrance Is No Different Than Exit
PERSONAL ESSAYS | CREATIVE NONFICTION | ARTICLES
- Suma Narayan — Weaning Music : Chinese Erhu Music 💠 Stopping the Bleeding 💠 A Song of Hope: Jonna Jinton’s Music 💠 The Homecoming Song: ‘Scarborough Fair’ 💠 A Song of Love: ‘South Pacific’
- Courtney Capone — The End Of The Stones
- Paula Shablo — In My Opinion, Your Opinion Isn’t My Cup of Tea
- Sam Finlayson — Can Your Trauma Break Your Soul?
- Star Love Grey — Dove Flower
NOTE: If you wrote a story using a PW Prompt during the week of June 1st-7th, published it somewhere other than PW and I missed it, please leave a comment with the URL to your story so that I can read it and recognize your contribution in the next newsletter! The best way to ensure I always see your off-PW posts using a PW prompt is to mention me (@ravynehawke)
Well, that’s all for this newsletter. Thanks again everyone for contributing to PW during the first week of June. You’ve delighted us with some amazing stories. Please take the time to read your fellow writers’ work. Claps and Comments are always appreciated. I look forward to more of your stories in the upcoming weeks.
Ravyne Hawke, EIC
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