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Kansas City Voices Fundraiser

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Join the Kansas City Voices editorial staff for a night of fun, friends, and stories. Our editors will be reading some of their own work to help raise money for the 14th issue of Kansas City Voices! Listen as our poetry editors Jan Rog, Alan Robert Proctor, and Mary Silwance weave webs of words that leave you captivated. Hear what our copy editor Ken Buch has been… Read more »

“What’s Trending at Johnson County Library” – Helen Hokanson

Books! It’s what we all think of when we hear library. And when we hear library, we probably think books. But libraries have evolved since you visited as a child. Here are five ways Johnson County Library specifically supports writers. Writers Conference – our 2nd annual writers conference happened the last weekend of October. With Abigail Thomas as a keynote,… Read more »

“Put Your Write Foot In” – Leah Merrill

How to get published for the first time If you’ve never been published, the whole “non-artsy” side of the writing business can seem as daunting as a genre you’ve never written. Agents, queries, advances, proposals—frankly, I wouldn’t know where to start, either. There are enough books out there to help you land a million-dollar book deal that I won’t add… Read more »

“One question” Twitter blog – Jennifer Leeper

Like atoms or molecules, words for me as a writer are the building blocks of the living expression of my imagination. I say living because a poem or a piece of prose grows and changes over time as its meaning is shaped and reshaped, discovered and rediscovered by readers. Since I wrote my first poem in elementary school, I have… Read more »

Open for submissions!

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Kansas City Voices is open for submissions Help us get the word out! It’s as easy as clicking any of our four Click to Tweet Codes below! “Got art? CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: @KC_Voices Magazine. Open to all. Deadline: March 15. Details here: https://ctt.ec/fG5s2+ #artists #art” ~ Click here to tweet. “It was a bright and cold day in April… Got prose? CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS @KC_Voices… Read more »

Don’t change (too much) just because it’s digital

Graphic designer, James Victore, once wrote in a CMYK magazine article, “There are so many things in this wonderful world that Google does not know. Go find them.” The digital world has obviously had a significant impact on graphic designers today. Sometimes to be considered a valuable and diverse contributor in the market, we designers have to basically be visual… Read more »

Should I Copyright My Writing or Visual Art?

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For someone who has struggled to develop a creative work, the thought that someone might steal it for their own benefit is alarming. In the age of the Internet, theft of an artist’s work can be as simple as a click and save, and software makes it easy to paste your work into someone else’s product. You may have heard… Read more »

Allan Chow — Artist Profile

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Allan Chow, born April 22, 1979, is a Malaysian-born landscape painter who currently resides and owns a studio in the United States. Allan received his BFA in Illustration from the Kansas City Art Institute. Mentored by illustrators, Allan worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer during his twenties while he experimented with paint after dark. His natural attraction to… Read more »

Marketing Platforms for Local Authors

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Hometown Reads concept is simple. It’s a website for local readers to discover local authors and for authors to create a platform in their own city. Founded by Becky Robinson in 2012, Hometown Reads represents 21 cities across the United States. The website includes a catalog of over 250 books in a variety of genres. Robinson recently spoke to a… Read more »