Celebrating Poetry and Community

What could be better than the satisfaction and warmth of a community coming together to support and celebrate women’s words? Thanks so much to the wonderful donors and poets of the Spider Road Press family for making our “In the Questions: Poetry by and about Strong Women” reading and release party a success! Readers old and […]

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Exclusive Collection Celebrates Diverse Voices

I am thrilled to announce the upcoming publication of a unique, diverse collection of poetry and art by women from all over the world, In the Questions! It is not only an embodiment of a range of women’s experiences expressed poetically, but also the result of generous, skilled poets and artists banding together to help the mission-oriented indie publisher that […]

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Stranger Than Fiction

 Savez-vous l’histoire du pain maudit? Have you ever read a historical tidbit and found that it lingers in your mind, nudges you, and flutters in your imagination? Perhaps it’s because my dad teaches AP history and, on grading nights, history exam booklets with blue covers would litter our dining room table, but certain historical […]

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The Tyranny of the Narrator: Guest Post by Author K.J. Russell

  I am fortunate to have the talented and ambitious speculative fiction author and editor K.J. Russell here today writing about the narrator in fiction. Between Russell’s risk-taking prose, his comprehensive world-building, his teaching at Writespace, and his daily commitment to creating new work, Russell may be the hardest-working writer in Houston! Explore his interesting ideas about the use […]

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Stay Stubborn

Even when you know that you could fail, failure can really sting. Recently, a smart agent whom I respect requested the first chapter of the mystery novel that I wrote in my challenging MFA program. I have rewritten it three times since I earned my degree. Send chapter one, and then chapter two, the agent […]

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