Sunday, December 26, 2021

Write Volumes' 2021 Thank you's and Pushcart Prize Nominations


Write Volumes' 2021 recap 

2021 has been a mix of trials and excitement. With 3 anthologies published this year, we've been both blessed and grateful for all of the hard work and dedication of our volunteers and writers. We also wish to thank our readers for helping to create a space for quality writing.

In celebrating writers, we have continued our tradition of promoting our writers to prizes such as the one below. 

Congratulations 

to the following authors for being nominated for the

2021 Pushcart Prize:

 

Shades of Chicago published in February 2021

For the Chicago Anthology click HERE

  • "Twenty-first) Century Man" by Randall Jon Van Vynckt (Short Story)
  • "Se Busca a Chicago" by RR Canyas (Short Story)

 

Shades of Positively Pandemic published in July 2021

For the Pandemic Anthology click HERE

 

Shades of Horrific Humor published in October 2021

For the Horror Humor Anthology click HERE

  • "Dinner Parties" by Karen Brailsford (Short Story)
  • "Carnival of the Lost" by Fannie Price (Short Story) 

 

All stories published in our anthologies are incredibly moving so choosing 6 was tough, but the selected stories take these qualities to the next level.

Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

Best wishes to everyone and thank you so much. 

May the best in 2021, be the worst in 2022. We look forward to celebrating more writing with you.






Saturday, October 16, 2021

Shades of Horrific Humor Launch Plus October & November Anthology Sale Days


Write Volumes NOW has 5 anthologies available on Amazon

It will be FREE only one day on Halloween 10/31!

Shades of Horrific Humor

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09GXF2Y3D

6 authors

6 wicked senses of humor

6 ways to die laughing

Please check us out and review us.  We would LOVE to hear what you think!


Click HERE to follow us on Amazon & view all of the anthologies



It's fall so it's time to FALL for Write Volumes 

Here are the October and November2021 

Write Volumes Amazon Kindle deals!

 

Countdown deal $.99 for 7 days! (Sat Oct 16, 2021 – Fri Oct 22, 2021)

Shades of Positively Pandemic

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B098RMFMGR

15 stories unmasking epidemic bright spots

15 ways forward unlocking hearts

15 reasons to take a shot on this book!

 

 

Countdown deal $.99 for 7 days! (Mon Oct 25, 2021 – Sun Oct 31, 2021)

Shades of Horror and Strangeness:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YN6K1D2

15 writers + 15 stories = 15 ways to scream

 

 

It will be FREE only one day on All Soul's Day  11/1!

Shades of Horrific Humor

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09GXF2Y3D

6 authors

6 wicked senses of humor

6 stories that slay

 

 

Countdown deal $.99 for 7 days! (Mon Nov 1, 2021 – Sun Nov 7, 2021)

Shades of Chicago

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08VWZRJ5Y

Moving, transporting, breathtaking

12 stories + 11 authors = 12 skyscraping journeys

Paving the way to novel Chicago views

 

 

Countdown deal $.99 for 7 days! (Sat Nov 13, 2021 – Fri Nov 20, 2021)

Shades of Transition & Transformation:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085BBVPMW

Universal & Personal

19 Authors+25 Stories = Life altering

 

 

How you can help:

Any reviews would be appreciated. Even quick one liners would help us.  

Please spread the word!  

Thank you!








Thursday, October 14, 2021

Hispanic Heritage present 16

 September 15 through October 15 is Hispanic Heritage, so let's celebrate writing with a Hispanic Heritage present


Enjoy a video peek at Hispanic Heritage writers’ impact past, present and future in 3 questions with writer  

Jhoselin (Jojo) Dominguez

Being true to yourself and your heritage



(8 minutes 26 seconds )

Watch at https://youtu.be/2awRS-7FP7Q

or www.writevolumes.com


You can check out Jojo's website: https://www.jhoselindominguez.com/

Author of:

  •  “Knowing” and "Yellow Light" in Shades of Transition & Transformation

        Shades of Transition & Transformation
       19 Authors + 25 Stories = Unlimited Transformation  
       On sale on Amazon  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085BBVPMW

  •     “Seen” in Shades of Horror and Strangeness
       Shades of Horror & Strangeness
       15 Authors + 15 Stories = 15 ways to scream 
       On sale on Amazon  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YN6K1D2

  •  “Steps” in Shades of Chicago
        Shades of Chicago
        Moving, transporting, breathtaking
       12 Stories + 11 Authors = 12 skyscraping journeys 
        Paving the way to novel Chicago views 
        On sale on Amazon  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08VWZRJ5Y


  •  “Steps” in Shades of Positively Pandemic

        Shades of Positively Pandemic
       15 stories unmasking epidemic bright spots
       15 ways forward unlocking hearts
       15 reasons to take a shot on this book!
       On sale on Amazon  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B098RMFMGR


If you have any authors you would like to be a part of the Celebrating Writing series, please comment, DM, or email us


Write Volumes is on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Youtube or sign up for our email list on the sidebar of our website www.writevolumes.com

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Anthology Recap

 

Hi everyone!


Write Volumes NOW has 4 anthologies available on Amazon


Please check us out and review us.  We would love to hear what you think!



Click HERE to follow us on Amazon & view all of the anthologies




Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Next Anthology Update: Shades of Positively Pandemic launching 7/25/21

 

GOOD NEWS everyone:

 

We are looking for reviewers for our next anthology 

coming on JULY 25th!


Available for Kindle pre-order JULY 5th



Shades of Positively Pandemic

15 stories unmasking epidemic bright spots

15 ways forward unlocking hearts

15 reasons to take a shot on this book!  

 


We’re always looking for free honest reviews 

on Amazon, Goodreads, Bookbub, Twitter, social media etc...

 

We can send you a digital ARC (advanced reader copy) if you and/or any friends would like to review this latest anthology or any of our previous/future ones too (anthology info on our website  https://www.writevolumes.com/p/books.html ).

 

Please email for more ARC details/ questions at writevolumes@gmail.com 

 

Thank you and happy reading!



Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Pride History present 15

 Let's keep celebrating writing with another Pride History present.

 

This Pakistani American sparked a movement of "honest" poetry during his search for harmony. 

He helped start Sangat Chicago and wrote in Urdu, Punjabi, and English.

 

Find out more when you watch this 

video intro to a writer you may not know but maybe you should: 


Iftikhar "Ifti" Nasim 

1946 - 2011

Poet, writer, broadcaster, and activist






(7 minutes 30 seconds )

Watch at https://youtu.be/bIIUEi-aXiI

or www.writevolumes.com


Find out more about Iftikhar Nasim here:

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-2011-07-27-ct-met-schmich-0727-20110727-story.html





If you have any authors you would like to be a part of the Celebrating Writing series, please comment, DM, or email us


Write Volumes is on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Youtube or our website  www.writevolumes.com

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Pride History present 14

It's June, so let's celebrate writing with a Pride History present.

 

This writer was Black, gay and young during the AIDS epidemic and strove to integrate all identities to create a functional self not defined by sexuality or race. 

 

Hemphill's writing was also in motion pictures such as "Tongues United" (1989), "Looking For Langston" (1988), and "Black is...Black Ain't" (1994)

 

Find out more when you watch this 

video intro to a writer you may not know but maybe you should: 


Essex Hemphill  

1957 - 1995

Poet, editor, performer, and activist





(7 minutes 55 seconds )

Watch at https://youtu.be/fwD1myn16y4

or www.writevolumes.com


Find out more about Essex Hemphill here:

https://www.aaihs.org/the-poetic-theology-of-essex-hemphill/





If you have any authors you would like to be a part of the Celebrating Writing series, please comment, DM, or email us


Write Volumes is on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Youtube or our website  www.writevolumes.com