Thursday, May 31, 2007

Introducing the Swing Shift Writers series

Do you wish you could tell your boss to get lost so you can spend your time writing the next On the Road or Catcher in the Rye? Do you wake up at the crack of dawn to revise a poem for the fiftieth time? You are not alone.

Each week for the month of June, the Blood Orange Review blog will post field reports from working writers across the country who are performing the daily juggling act of writing and making a living. We wanted to hear about writers' day jobs and what it does or does not do for their writing. How do they make it work? What’s their writing schedule? Has their writing been changed by their experiences in the workplace? Would they continue to work if writing paid the rent?

Check in often to find new inside stories from daddy/poets, filmmaker/writers, nurse/authors and more.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Celebrating Our Writers

Blood Orange Review would like to congratulate the following writers who have been previously published in our journal.

Eileen Malone (v1.3) has been nominated this year for two Pushcart Prizes.

Jeff P. Jones (v1.1) won a Pushcart Prize this year for his non-fiction.

Amanda Laughtland’s (v1.1) chapbook I Meant to Say, inspired by “missed connection” ads on, is now available from overhere Press.

Bill Garvey’s (v1.5) chapbook The Burden of Angels will be available July 6 from Finishing Line Press.