Broken Spaces: Writing the Personal Essay, Creative Non-Fiction, and Vulnerability

By. Ashley Alton “Is art worth the pain it causes?” This is a quote that I have pondered on during my time as a writer, and it’s the fundamental question that arises when we write our most vulnerable work. Kay Redfield Jamison, who wrote Setting the River on Fire, addresses the struggles of madness, mania, … Continue reading Broken Spaces: Writing the Personal Essay, Creative Non-Fiction, and Vulnerability

Announcing the Bolo Tie Collective’s New Executive!

By. Mya Colwell This year, the Bolo Tie Collective has lots to look forward to. On November 15, we are hosting our first in-person anthology launch since the pandemic, we are back to in-person workshops, and we are accepting submissions for Volume VII of our anthology! We also have a brand-new executive committee, full of … Continue reading Announcing the Bolo Tie Collective’s New Executive!

Weekend Writing Prompt: Dreamland 

Whether you're daydreaming about reading week or finishing your degree this weekend, we encourage you to write about dreams. Poetry: Write about one of your life-long dreams. If it's something you've already achieved, write about how it felt when this dream became your reality. Utilize the turn of your poem to emphasize that feeling and the … Continue reading Weekend Writing Prompt: Dreamland 

How to get an Agent to Take You Seriously

In a recent interview with Denise Bukowski, Denise gave writers advice on being taken seriously by a literary agent. Denise has been in book publishing since 1970, so she knows what it takes to get an agent’s attention.  Denise said that she takes almost nothing from the slushpile because most of the manuscripts there are … Continue reading How to get an Agent to Take You Seriously