Sunday, 27 January 2013

Ascent Aspirations Magazine News February 2013 Issue

Ascent Aspirations Current Issue February 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,
 Louis Crew and Lacey Roop

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 October 2013 and beyond. (We will be publishing 9 poets per issue.)
Accepting short fiction for October 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 May 2013 and beyond. (We will be publishing 2 essays per issue.)
Accepting book reviews for July 2013 and beyond. (We will be publishing 1 to 2 reviews per issue.)

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. $6.00 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

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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

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

WordStorm: Tuesday January 29th, Demeter's Coffee Vault, 499 Wallace St. Nanaimo featuring Gary Geddes, Bernice Lever, Diana Hayes


- Stones Anthology Performance, Qualicum Acoustic Cafe,  March 1, 7:00 pm
- Planet Earth Poetry, March 15th,, 7:30 pm, Moka Cafe,
- Featured Reader, WordStorm, March 26, Demeter's Coffee Vault, 7:00 pm
- Planet Earth Poetry Anthology Launch, Moka Cafe, March TBA, 7:00,
- Hazelwood Writers' Festival, August 11, 2013 Hazelwood Herb Farm, Cedar, BC

Regional Rep, The Islands, Federation of BC Writers
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