Category Archives: Kansas City

Writing Under the Rainbow: The Expanding Horizons of LGBTQIA+ Fiction

The last five years have seen an expansion in LGBT+ awareness, advances (and setbacks), and media representation. There’s been a similar boom in the LGBT+ book world, from genre fiction to indie and self-publishing. Even the mainstream publishing world has sat up and taken notice, releasing many new LGBT-focused titles each year. As a published author of LGBT+ fiction and… Read more »

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 »

Looking Forward at Whispering Prairie Press

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Dear Friends and Allies of Whispering Prairie Press, It’s been a year of exciting changes and additions to our board. We’ve had many successes this year–new additions to our executive board, new and talented volunteers, a new contest, our first art show, numerous public readings, events, and fundraisers, and of course the publication of Kansas City Voices Volume 13. Most… Read more »

Road Trip! (July 11th)

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No, this isn’t a college-aged rite of passage. It’s a reading at Pioneer Bluffs! Join the Kansas City Voices team at this scenic event space for a day of poetry and rolling Kansas Flint Hills. Matfield Green is truly a one-of-its-kind place in Kansas, and a perfect distance away for a Saturday day trip. Roy J. Beckemeyer and Kimberly Beer… Read more »

Two Weeks Left

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There are only two weeks left to submit your PROSE, POETRY and ART to Kansas City Voices! If you live in KC, consider sending us a Highlight Kansas City piece that shows us what you love about KC! Check out what some of our past contributors have to say about us: “I continue to be so impressed and welcomed and… Read more »

Submissions Now Open!

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Send us your ART, PROSE, and POETRY to be considered for Volume 13! Here are some important reminders to help you when submitting: -DO NOT send us documents with identifying information! Name, phone number, location…all of that should be OFF the document! -DO have your word count (for prose) or your line count (for poetry) written on the top of… Read more »

Kansas City Voices and KKFI ArtSpeak Radio

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Tune in on December 10th to Kansas City’s 90.1 KKFI FM (at 6-7:30 pm) for their ArtSpeak Radio program. Host Maria Boyd will sit with managing editor Jessica Conoley, and the senior editors Marianne Getchell, Pat Daneman, and Annie Raab to discuss our upcoming submission period and the growing art scene in Kansas City. Don’t miss this awesome program every… Read more »

Volume 12 Launch Party

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Sunday, October 26th 2014, 4-5:30pm Come celebrate the 12th volume of Kansas City Voices with our contributors, staff, friends, and supporters. Join us at the Kansas City library, Plaza branch (downstairs and follow the hall the way down to the room at the very east end of the building, you can take the elevator or stairs). Anita Ofokansi, Jeff Tigchelaar,… Read more »

Alan Proctor at CCMWG

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A great chance to hear the one of KCV’s editors present his work: Alan Proctor (Kansas City Voices Editor and Poet) will present at the Columbia Missouri Writers Guild at Unity Center (1600 West Broadway). Join him on October 18th from 8:30am-4:00pm. Other presenters include Mary Horner, Linda Rodrigeuz, Mary-Lane Kamberg, Gerado Mena, and Terry Allen. For prices and more… Read more »

May 16th @ Mysteryscapes

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Kansas City Voices invites you to a reading this May, featuring Phyllis Westover, Lisa Daly, and Jack Kline. Join us on Friday, May 16, 6-8 pm at Mysteryscapes, 7309 W. 80th St., Overland Park, Ks. 66204. Phyllis Galley Westover’s writing has appeared in magazines, newspapers, and six anthologies.  She received Boulevard’s Fiction Award, and she was a finalist for the Iowa… Read more »