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Friday, January 12, 2018

Close Reading Service extended to prose

DevilHouse, the AngelHousePress trangressive prose imprint hasn't received submissions by women in a long time. Any submissions. This concerns me. I don't want the imprint to be a voice for men only. I want it to share the works and voices of misfits and outsiders from the queer community, from people of colour, from non-binary and disabled writers and from women. 

Through, AngelHousePress, i've been offering a free close reading service for new women and genderqueer poets since 2016. You can find out more about that service here. Now I extend this offer to prose via DevilHouse.

Announcing a free close reading service for new women and gender queer prose writers. 

WHAT:  I will read up to 1000 words of your prose (fiction or creative nonfiction), offer editing suggestions and possibly suggest prose to read;

WHO:   new writers, not yet published with a press (chapbook or spine), who identify as women or genderqueer; 

HOW:   send doc, docx, rtf or pdf file to; name a contemporary influence;

WHEN:           anytime; work read on a first come first served basis, one writer per month;

WHERE:         wordwide;

WHY:             lack of chapbook submission by women and genderqueer writers; an attempt to encourage and mentor;

COST:             free.


If you know of anyone who might benefit from this or the poetry close reading service, please share this with them.

Amanda Earl's fiction has been published in the short story collection, "Coming Together Presents Amanda Earl" (Coming Together, 2014) and numerous erotica anthologies, including the Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica, Volumes 12, 13, 6 and 7, edited by Maxim Jakubowski and numerous Cleis Press anthologies edited by Rachel Kramer Bussle. She is a former member of the Erotica Readers and Writers Assocation and many of her stories appear in the ERWA Treasure Chest. She also self-published a novella entitled "A World of Yes" (DevilHouse, 2015). Amanda is also a poet, whose poetry book "Kiki" was published by Chaudiere Books in 2014 and several of her chapbooks have been published in Canada, USA and UK. For more information please visit or connect with Amanda on Twitter @KikiFolle.

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