Volume 16 Launch

So much has happened in the few weeks since our last post, dear reader. A few of us on the magazine had the opportunity to join in the writing-nerd gathering of AWP in Los Angeles. There, we got to attend panels on writing craft and publishing as well as various readings by amazing authors. In between panels, we worked our table at the bookfair while browsing the other hundreds of booths. It wasn’t all playtime though. We finished the layout of Volume 16 while away, and it’s now in the hands of the printers, to be completed by next week. We’ll be celebrating its release next Wednesday, April 27th, at 5:30pm in the UH Honors Commons (on the second floor of the MD Anderson Library)We had to push back the launch date from the 13th due to some delays in production, but everything has come together and we hope that you’ll be able to join us that evening. The event is not only our launch party for our newest issue, but will be the last reading in the library’s Poetry and Prose series. We have contributors to the issue coming to read some of their work, along with some writers in the UH community. Refreshments will be served and copies of our eagerly-anticipated new issue will be available for purchase.

In addition to the very exciting event of the release of our new issue, our next big event is our Boldface Conference. In case you aren’t already aware, the Boldface Conference is a writing conference targeted towards emerging writers. Over the course of a week, writers from all over the country come to workshop with talented and knowledgeable workshop leaders, attend lectures and craft talks by our visiting authors, and go on special field trips around the city of Houston. It is a very unique experience that you cannot find elsewhere, especially at the low rate at which we offer it. We’ve extended our early bird registration to April 30th, so you can still get the $195 student/$295 community rates. This fee includes breakfast and lunch every day of the conference. Accommodations and private consultations are also available for separate fees. Click here for more information and to register.

We are very excited to have these events to offer our loyal followers. We hope to see you at the reading next week, the Boldface Conference, or both!

February Reading

Glass Mountain resumed its reading series this past Tuesday, February 16th, with the first reading of the semester. It featured poets Gerald Smith and Erika Jo Brown (a grad student in the creative writing program at UH) and fiction writer Barrett White. We had a great turn-out in a new venue, the second floor lobby of Roy Cullen. The audience enjoyed snacks and drinks and another quiz and raffle.

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If you missed this first event, have no fear! Our next reading will be on March 23rd. The venue hasn’t been set yet, but it will start at 7pm, so mark it on your calendar so you can make it out!

Remember, we are still accepting submissions, and will be until March 4th. Volume 16 is a themed issue, with the theme of growth, so if you have anything that can be interpreted to fit that theme, we’d love to see it! We are looking for your poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, art, and reviews. Go here to submit.

We are also taking registrations for our Boldface Writer’s Conference that will be taking place in May. This is a unique experience for emerging writers. It is a week of craft talks, lectures, workshops, readings, and possible private consultations with our visiting writers. For more information, go to www.boldfaceconference.wordpress.com. The early bird rate ends the night of our second reading (March 23rd), so get those registrations in ASAP, and we look forward to seeing you there!

In addition to our readings, Glass Mountain will be participating in events taking place off campus. Our first appearance off-campus will be at this Saturday’s Writefest literary journal fair, hosted by Writespace at Silver Street Studios in Houston. Stop by our table between 1-5pm Saturday to check our newest volumes of Glass Mountain as well as pick up information about Boldface and submitting. And while you’re there, you can check out the panels and presentations about everything writer’s craft. It’s also a great way to immerse yourself in the literary goings-on in Houston!

As always, keep checking this blog for information on those as well as the activities of our dear magazine. 🙂

 

Write-a-thon this Saturday!

Saturday, November 8th. 8am-5pm. UH CBB Building. 

Join us this Saturday for our annual Write-a-thon! We’ll have prizes, competitions, raffles, free food, and more.

 

Tag your instagram and twitter posts with #UHwriteathon and check out recent posts at http://www.uh.edu/class/english/news/write-a-thon/index.php

 

Saturday November 8th from 8am-5pm in room 238 of the Writer Center, Classroom and Business Building (CBB), University of Houston.

Boldface Conference registration deadline: May 9

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Registration for the 6th annual Boldface Conference closes Friday, May 9! Come spend a week at the University of Houston at the country’s only literary conference specifically for emerging writers. Learn more about our 2014 faculty, visiting writers Amber Dermont, David MacLean and Franke Varca, and how to register or apply for a scholarship to the conference at www.boldfaceconference.wordpress.com

be bold. face the writer in you.

 

 

Boldface Write-A-Thon!

Click here for more details!

 

Please join us for the 2013

Boldface Write-a-Thon!

November 9, 2013, 9:00-5:00

UH Writing Center Room 238

Come for as long or as little as you’d like!

Work on current writing projects!

Earn money by doing what you do best!

Featuring

Short form contests—limerick, haiku, nano-fiction—with prizes!

Kindle HD Fire for the highest earner!!

Kindle HD Fire drawing for everyone who brings in more than $150!!!

More awards and drawings!!!!

Best of all: free breakfast and lunch!!!!!


Click here for more details!

 

 

  • Boldface is the summer creative writing conference for undergraduates and other emerging writers
  • Boldface and the Write-a-thon are sponsored by Glass Mountain, the undergraduate literary journal at UH
  • All proceeds from the Write-a-thon will subsidize Boldface 2014: May 19-23, 2014
  • Participants in the Write-a-thon should secure at least one sponsor
  • Sponsors may pay by check or credit card (online); donations to UH are fully tax-deductible
  • Questions may be directed to us at glassmountaineditors@gmail.com