|Tis the Season: A Poetry and Prose Anthology
Status: Accepting Submissions
Begin poem/flash fiction
Sample of the work:
Penny L. Arrowood
is a paper artist, art instructor, event designer, and poet residing in
southeastern NC among the whisper of pine trees and the rustling of paper. She
routinely examines the world around her through the lens of “handfuls of
haiku.” Penny is a regular contributor/reader at local Open Mic events, and
has an eternal gratitude for the home crowd at The Coffee Scene. Her art and
words can be viewed at her website: www.artpaperlove.com
W. Bassett found a new life in creative
writing after retiring from academia. In addition to writing a few new poems
this year, he has finished the third novel of a trilogy he started years ago.
His current plan is to publish the second and third novel (Honey from a Lion
and The Winter is Past) under the title A Time to Love Anew.
Together, they extend the story of the coming-of-age protagonist of South
Wind Rising into middle age. Yes, it’s a love story but much more in a
number of ways.
Behm-Bultz is a population scientist who
bases her poetry in human geography and exotic locations.
Her literary work has been featured in multiple publications, including
seven Old Mountain Press anthologies, Borderlines, and the South Carolina
Writer’s Association 2018 Petigru Review.
She resides near the Savannah River in SC.
Collins teaches English at the University
of South Carolina Aiken where she is the director of the writing center. Her
passion is Appalachian literature, and she is currently working on a book about
the work of Charles Frazier. She lives in Graniteville, SC.
Davidson’s most recent book, What
Holds Him to this World,(96 Press, 2013) is the winner of that year’s
South Carolina Poetry Archives Prize. She is a contributing editor at Tar
River Poetry and a staff writer for The Asheville Poetry Review. She
holds a number of poetry awards, among them the Kinloch Rivers, Amelia,
Soundpost Press and Ledge Press manuscript prizes. Still up to her
neck in poems, she lives in Greenville, South Carolina.
Dillingham’s poetry, short fiction, and
commentaries have appeared in many publications. She is the author of eleven
books and chapbooks, co-editor of four anthologies of WNC women writers,
collaborator on Reflections in a River: Photographs by Joan Medlicott Haiku
by Nancy Dillingham, and a fictional memoir Buried Lives: Memoir of a
Survivor. Her latest book is Like
Headlines: New and Selected Poems. Her
poetry book Home was nominated for a SIBA.
Nancy lives in Asheville, NC.
M. Ferrari is a regular contributor to
OMP, Dena’s poetry are featured in Westchester Community College of NY Phoenix
(1975), Writers Alliance Poets World-Wide anthologies
has many of her published works. Dena’s own books, Poems From the Hearth
(2010) Come Closer My Dearies (2013), Charmed Times Three (2015),
and her newest book Wyld Earth Magick (2018) shows diversified writing
styles, leaving a Living Legacy for her grandchildren. She and her husband,
Peter live in Vass, NC.
Gibson, Northville, Michigan, featured
Native American culture in the five novels in his “Anasazi Quest” series.
His eighth novel, To Live or Die
in Taiwan was published in February, 2018. Review all his books at www.PentacleSPresS.com
. Anasazi Princess and Anasazi
Journey are now available as E-Books on Amazon.com.
Mai Habben is a writer in Raleigh, NC. She
is a graduate of Peace College and North Carolina State University. Her work has
been has been included in the News and Observer and regularly appears in
publications throughout the United States and Canada. She enjoys writing fiction
and creative nonfiction in addition to her love of poetry.
Murphy Smith Haymore is
a native of Columbus, OH. She attended Whitehall-Yearling HS and Ohio State U.
She presently lives in North Carolina where she is active in the Writers' Ink
Guild. She devotes most of her spare time to quilting, rock-hounding, and
Haymore is a
wannabe poet near Fayetteville, NC. His inclusion in this anthology cleverly
uses the haiku format for the title and the poem is a sonnet. These are his
attempts at illustrating his poetic acumen to the Old Mountain Press.
L. Ledford resides in Hayesville, NC. Her
work has appeared in many Old Mountain Press anthologies and other journals. Her
book, Planting by the Signs, won the Paul Green Multimedia Award from NC
Society of Historians.
resides in Hayesville, NC. Her work has appeared in many journals and 37 Old
Mountain Press anthologies. Her latest poetry book, Red Plank House, is
upcoming with Kelsay Books.
Ohler’s life has been focused on the
theater—teaching, designing, producing festivals, creating art in one form or
another. She grew up in the Northeast, but most of her life has been spent on
the campus of Warren Wilson College. She has written five books. Her stories
have been included in many anthologies, magazines and publications, including
this one. She lives in Black Mountain.
O’Leary is a writer and editor from West
Fargo, ND. She has published poetry, short stories, and articles in a variety of
venues including, Frogpond, A Hundred Gourds, bear creek haiku, Shemom,
Creative Inspirations and NeverEnding Story. She edited an
international online journal called Whispers
http://whispersinthewind333.blogspot.com/ for 5 ½ years. She enjoys sharing the
gift of words.
Potts is Professor of Philosophy,
Methodist University, Fayetteville, North Carolina. A native of Smyrna,
Tennessee, he has published three novels, two collections of poetry, and two
nonfiction books as well as two short stories and numerous poems. Michael, his
wife, Karen, and their eight cats live in Coats, North Carolina.
Rodriguez works in the marketing
department of, Triad Financial Services of Jacksonville, FL. She is of Puerto
Rican descent, speaks, reads and writes in both Spanish and English. Her
long-time hobby has been committing her thoughts into poetry. This is her first
Roth is a
retired elementary school teacher of 29 years, who grew up in the mountains of
Southwestern Pennsylvania. He enjoys writing, poetry, painting, and music. He
had his work in several OMP anthologies. He has self-published four memoirs and
three books of poetry and three children’s books. He has nine books or
booklets on Amazon Kindle. Dwight and his wife Ruth live near Monroe, NC. He
writes daily on his blog:
Lynn Veach Sadler, of Burlington, NC, a
former college president and a Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet 2013-2015,
has published 5+ academic books and 72 articles, edited 22 books and 3 national
journals, and written 3 newspaper columns (1 now). Her creative writing
publications are 11 poetry chapbooks and 5 full-length collections, 125+ short
stories, 4 novels, a novella, 5 short story collections, and 2 nonfiction
collections. Volume I (of 41 plays) was just published.
Kaplun Shapiro, a previous contributor,
is the author of a professional book, Second Childhood (Norton,
1988), a poetry book, Players In
The Dream, Dreamers In The Play (Plain View Press, 2007) and
two chapbooks: Your Third Wish, (Finishing Line, 2007); and The
End Of The World, Announced On Wednesday (Pudding House, 2007). A Quaker,
she is a practicing psychologist, specializing in the treatment of trauma. A
resident of Lexington, MA, she is a five-time Senior Poet Laureate of
Massachusetts. She was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2012.
Singh, a South African, is recognized
internationally as a poet. As a writer of poems, he has contributed poetry to
journals and books in South Africa and overseas. He received the Golden Key
International Award for his outstanding academic accomplishments in 2008. He has
also written essays, one of which made him win an award at the 2014 eThekwini
Municipality Library Awards held in Durban, South Africa. He has also had
science articles published.
writer and poet, has been syndicated worldwide. Poetry and personal essays have
been included in hard & softcover book anthologies. Collections of her
personal items/ photos/memorabilia are in major museums including twelve
different divisions of The Smithsonian. The Smithsonian selected her photo to
represent all teens from the 1940's-50's. She lives in Pittsford, New York.
Tate is an award winning artist &
writer. She has won the Gulf Coast Writers Assoc., (poetry division), 2nd in the
United Haiku and Tanka Society’s Samurai Haibun Contest, finalist in the
United Poets Laureate International Alexander Fui Sak Chang Award for free verse
in Chinese or English, and most recently had a Haiku selected as one of the 6
runners up for the Museum of Haiku Literature Award and was included this year
in old song The Red Moon Anthology of English Language Haiku.
She currently resides in Winchester, TN.
Ledford Wright’s work appears in several
Old Mountain Press anthologies (two Pushcart Prize nominations: Looking for
Santa and Holiday Celebrations.) Her work is in several anthologies
and journals, Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal, Express Yourself 101 Vol 2
For Your Eyes Only, Kaleidoscope, Fireflies and June Bugs, Yesterdays Magazette,
Carolina Country, Field Mules and Buttermilk Cornbread ,Guidepost: Angles on
Earth, and others. Barbara presently resides in Shelby, NC.