Thursday, December 08, 2005


"Chimbleys," By Harry Teichert

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Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Dance of Joy

Elation, Dance of Joy, photoart by Mary Stebbins. This is a variation of a picture posted at IMAGIK and BP.

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Wednesday, October 05, 2005

What is Youth, by Ann Ballard

What is Youth?

by Ann Ballard (BloodrootZ Nonfiction Editor)

Youth deals not with age in years

It comes from what we are inside

It lives within the spirit and soul

And grows with new experiences tried

Youth is not a physical thing

A challenged body plays no part

It’s life and love, laughter and tears

It is what lives in soul and heart

Love stays young and spirit smart

Without a perfect physical shell

When soul and heart continue to seek

Stimulation in life, and apathy quell

Spirit can leap and dance and sing

The mortal body may not keep pace

It matters not what the body does

Spirit is life, youth’s saving grace

(This was previously published online as part of the Northwestern University Writers' Project circa 1999)

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Mick Mather Opening

WHO: Mick Mather

WHAT: "The Great New York State Fair Series" an exhibition of digital prints - manipulated
photographs taken at The Fair in August 2004

view the invitation post card

WHERE: The Westcott Community Center Art Gallery, corner of Wetscott Street at Euclid Avenue

WHEN: Saturday, October 1st, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

WHY: Because we ALL need an ART NIGHT

HOW: Drive, walk, hitchhike, catch a cab, ride the bus

MICK SEZ: "Most of you who know me already understand that I'm an active participant in the
arts & cultural community of Central New York. This is important to me and I would like to
think that my presence at your exhibitions and openings over the years was been important to
you. In the spirit of strengthening this community of artists, patrons, friends and all those
interested in the arts, I trust that you will take an hour to visit me and my artwork on
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Monday, August 22, 2005

Hello from Ann, and welcome to our blog! I recently became the CNF (Creative Non-Fiction) Editor for BloodrootZ and am anxious to hear from readers, especially those with work to submit.
Submission Guidelines
Submission periods are June through August for the November issue (THE READING PERIOD FOR THE NOVEMBER 2005 ISSUE IS EXTENDED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2005) and January through February for the May issue. You may submit a maximum of three Creative Non-Fiction (CNF) pieces not to exceed seven double-spaced pages. Multiple submissions are permitted and encouraged as long as you notify us if your piece is accepted elsewhere. Please do not send a second submission until you have heard back about the first. Email us your submission by pasting into the body of the Email. We cannot open attachments. BloodrootZ publishes anything appropriate (no pornography or violence etc) Tasteful erotica could be considered.
Send to:
Concentrate on the experience. What thoughts and feelings did the experience evoke? What was happening? What were the mood and comportment of the people? What were the sounds and smells? Experiences should be focused into a story with a beginning, middle and end, and that is as evocative and interesting as you can make it. Introduce us to a story line or theme, then develop the tale and, finally, conclude. We want an ending, a logical conclusion to the story. Just stopping the story won't do. Our style is informal, yet polished, with a readable, literary quality. The story should use the techniques of the fiction writer to create a narrative the reader will be unable to put down. Use strong verbs in the active voice and avoid overuse of the verb "to be" in all its form, such as "it was" and "there are". We do not pay for accepted submissions at this time.
Our sister Ezine, Silk Creek Review (SCR), will also review nature-oriented submissions unless you include a statement with your submission that you DO NOT want it considered by SCR also.

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