Not Your Average Verse: Ten Poetry Books You Should Read

Call me biased, but I don’t think poetry gets the recognition it deserves. Browse through any bookshop and you’ll usually only find one shelf dedicated to poetry, both classic and modern. Many will tell you that poetry doesn’t sell well, which, in turn, tends to scare publishers away from poets. The low sale of poetry, … More Not Your Average Verse: Ten Poetry Books You Should Read

Book Review: “The Spit, the Sound, and the Nest” by Kathrine Sowerby

Kathrine Sowerby’s latest book, The Spit, the Sound, and the Nest, is a unique work of art that captured my attention from page one. Unlike the average novel set-up with a distinct beginning, middle, and end, Sowerby’s work presents three novellas that take place in unnamed locations over a winter, a day, and a week. … More Book Review: “The Spit, the Sound, and the Nest” by Kathrine Sowerby

Five Things to Remember When Submitting Your Writing

It’s no secret that one of the more frustrating aspects about being a writer is the submission process, especially if the outcome of that process brings a brief rejection letter. Sure, one rejection stings, but it’s when those rejections start heading for the double-digits that things start to get painful. This is often the point … More Five Things to Remember When Submitting Your Writing

Book Review: The Undeniable Power of ‘Nasty Women’

Since 404 Ink’s first announcement of the book on Twitter, Nasty Women has been turning heads both within and beyond the publishing industry. The essay collection, inspired by the bigoted commentary of President Trump, aims to tell the real stories of 21st century women and their experiences. Though a seemingly simple concept, Nasty Women is … More Book Review: The Undeniable Power of ‘Nasty Women’

Three Reasons to Cheer for Independent Publishers

I like to think of independent publishers as little minnows swimming bravely into ponds dominated by big fishes. Despite having competition in every corner, independents carry on with their end goal in sight. Now, you must also understand that when I say “independent publishers”, I don’t mean self-published authors. I am speaking of those small … More Three Reasons to Cheer for Independent Publishers