July 21, 2008

Weave's Website Makeover!

As you can plainly see, our website has gotten a fantastic makeover. We have a logo and a sweet layout that is both simple and aesthetically pleasing. We're really excited about our upgrade and we want you all to know that we couldn't have done it without the help of our good friend Heidi. We asked her for the logo design and were so happy, we begged for her to also upgrade our site. Her work is so professional and beautiful. We are also happy to have her artwork on the cover of our first issue (due out October 2008!) and we can't wait to share it with our readers. Please check out the link to her blog to view more of her art and then after that, go to her Etsy.com shop to purchase one of her amazing prints.

Thank you Heidi, we could not have done this without you!

July 15, 2008

Poetry Caravan Series

Margaret and I were invited to read this Thursday, July 17 at 8pm at Your Inner Vagabond at their Poetry Caravan Series.

"...the Poetry Caravan is a place for new and emerging writers from all literary disciplines to hone & showcase their writings in front of an appreciative & supportive audience."

Cost: FREE & BYOB!
All Ages.

If you are in the Pittsburgh area and feel like stopping by, please be sure to say hello to us! We're very friendly gals.

July 9, 2008

Issue #1 of Weave is Complete! (almost)

The day I am sure you have all been waiting for has finally arrived; the lovely Laura Davis and I have pretty much finalized our contributors list for the first issue of Weave Magazine!

Once again, if you are one of our contributors and you have a blog or a website or a bomb ass poem out there on the web that you would like us to link to, drop us an email; weavezine@gmail.com!

We're taking submissions for our second issue right now! Issue #2 is slated for publication in April of 2009.

If you're wondering what we like, just take a look at the contributor list for issue #1! Many of our fine contributors' names are linked to their work.

July 7, 2008

Weave at Ligonier Valley Writers' Conference

Margaret and I have been invited to participate in the 21st Ligonier Valley Writers' Conference on Saturday, July 26 at the Ligonier Valley Library. From their website:

Ligonier Valley Writers is a non-profit writers group in Southwestern Pennsylvania which encourages interest in the written word and the continued perfecting of the art and craft of writing.

We will be participating with three other SWPA literary journals in a feedback workshop with potential submitters. Margaret likened it to speed-dating, which I thought was a rather accurate comparison. Speed-feedback will give writers the opportunity to discuss their writing face-to-face with journal editors, as well as get the opportunity to ask questions about the submission process in general. We are very excited about this opportunity to work with local writers and encourage a dialogue between writers and editors. Additionally, there are a number of established writers that will be speaking about various genres including poetry, fiction, nonfiction as well as mystery.

If you are interested in attending the 21st Ligonier Valley Writers' Conference please check out their website and download the brochure. You also might consider joining the group as they have a regular calendar of informational events this fall. We would love to meet any of you from the area and work with you on your submission to Weave.

July 1, 2008

Issue #1 is closed, baby...

...but that doesn't mean that we won't still accept your lovely, lovely e-mail attachments of poetry and prose for Weave Magazine #2 (which, as luck would have it, will probably be coming out right around the time of that big ol' writer cuddle-party, the AWP!)

We here at Weave usually pride ourselves on our speedy response time (we don't care what it says on Duotrope -- we sent that response within 30 days!), but we may have to gently, gently let go of our hubris and send out issue #2 responses a little bit more slowly. There's layout to be worked on and chinese take out to be ordered and quite frankly, we want to make sure that issue #1 rocks as much as it possibly can (which, we assure you, is quite a lot).

So, keep an eye out for our final contributor list to be posted within the next few weeks after we make our final decisions!

Many many thanks to everyone who submitted for issue #1. There should be an awesome party here in the 'burgh come October.