Thursday, 29 November 2012

Ascent Aspirations Udpates

Cover Art by Patricia Carroll
Ascent Aspirations Current Issue December/January 2012/2013

The Annual Ascent Aspirations Print Anthology Contest for Spring 2013
See details at the following link:

New Spoken Word Videos
Each month we will be featuring two spoken word artists. This month with the double issue, we have four highly acclaimed spoken word poets,
 Bob Holman, Cathy Petch, Patrick De Belen, and Ian Ferrier.

We accept submissions year round and decide on placement of accepted submissions for future issues. At present we are attempting to read submissions once a week for all the submissions submitted for that week.
Accepting poetry for August 2013 and beyond. (We will be publishing 9 poets per issue.)
Accepting short fiction for September 2013 and beyond. (We will be publishing 4 short stories per issue.)
Accepting visual art for September 2013 and beyond. (We will be publishing 2 to 3 exhibits per issue.)
Accepting Spoken word videos already uploaded to YouTube for July 2013 and beyond. (We will be publishing 2 spoken word artists per issue.)
Accepting essays for April 2013 and beyond. (We will be publishing 2 essays per issue.)
Accepting book reviews for May 2013 and beyond. (We will be publishing 1 to 2 reviews per issue.)

As One Cradles Pain An Anthology Exploring Disorders - Orders
There is 1 anthology left.

Archived Copies of Ascent Aspirations Print Magazine
AT COST: Special Price on Archived Print Issues.A few copies
of Anthologies 4 to 8 are looking for a home. $10.00 a copy (shipping included).
We are no longer publishing a print magazine so these copies are becoming collector's items. Special offer. See details.
We would like to find a good home for them. Just email us as

New Blog Sites
Each month we add additional blog site links that we think will be of interest to our readers. Often they are blogs of individuals we encounter on Facebook and Twitter. You may among the existing links. Check out David Fraser, editor on Twitter
 for interesting tweets and links to blogs we find interesting.

Our Facebook and Twitter Links

New Magazine Links

Caught in My Throat , David Fraser's fourth collection is available on-line

Paper Boats, David Fraser's fifth collection is available on-line
Small Corners, An Album of Poetry by Pat Smekal

Stones Anthology Available on-line

On Poetry
Poetry and Poetics with Naomi Beth Wakan and David Fraser

The Memory Shop and Other Stories
This anthology is now in its second printing after a very successful launch. It contains 10 stories for young people with 10 artistic responses from 10 accomplished artists. The art work is not an illustration but a work of art and can be purchased at The Old School House in Qualicum Beach.
The Book Store

New Work by Frequent Exhibiting Artist, Patricia Carroll


May we all have a great day and find a moment to write.
WordStorm: Tuesday November 27th, Demeter's Coffee Vault, Nanaimo
Joe Rosenblatt, Catherine Owen, and Kim Clark


- Dezart One Gallery, Palm Desert, Open Mic Poetry TBA Dec. 2012
- Planet Earth Poetry Anthology Launch, Moka Cafe, Jan. 18, 7:00, 2013
- Stones Anthology  Performance, Qualicum Acoustic Cafe,  Beach, March 1, 7:00 pm
- Featured Reader at Planet Earth Poetry, March 15th,, 7:30 pm, Moka Cafe, Victoria
- Featured Reader, WordStorm, March 26, Demeter's Coffee Vault, 7:00 pm
- Hazelwood Writers' Festival, August 11, 2013

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