Your Editor is Not the Enemy: Tips on Surviving Rewrites

Congratulations! You’ve spent months, maybe years, crafting a thing of beauty and resonance out of your own imagination, and now a publisher has finally agreed to print it. The hard part is out of the way. Now comes the even harder part—editing. A Specialized Team. A small horde of people is going to descend on your manuscript like a beauty… Read more »

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 »

Volume 14 Preorders Now Available

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ORDER YOURS TODAY http://www.wppress.org/purchase/ Now is your chance to preorder Kansas City Voices, Volume 14. Published by Whispering Prairie Press, Kansas City Voices is the only journal of its kind produced in the Kansas City area. We support emerging writers and artists, many published for the first time. A limited supply of this issue will be printed, so order by August 15 to ensure you… 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 »

“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 »