African-American Cultural Heritage Action Fund Launched to Increase Diversity in Historic Preservation

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Madam C.J. Walker’s “Villa Lewaro,” the home of the country’s first female African-American millionaire. (Courtesy National Trust for Historic Preservation/Madam Walker Family Archive)

by via curbed.com

A new multi-year initiative to help preserve more African-American historical sites, and address funding gaps in the preservation of current sites, was announced today.

TheAfrican-American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, a partnership between the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Ford Foundation, The JPB Foundation, and the Open Society Foundations, will establish a grant fund for protection and restoration. Actress and activist Phylicia Rashad, who previously campaigned to protect the Brainerd Institute in South Carolina, a school established in 1866 for freed slaves, will serve as an advisor and ambassador.

“There is an opportunity and an obligation for us to step forward boldly and ensure the preservation of places which tell the often-overlooked stories…

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NO FEE Submission call + editor interview – Summerset Review, DEADLINE: Always open

Trish Hopkinson

The Summerset Review is a quarterly online literary journal originally founded in 2002. They publish unsolicited fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. I really like the approach they took with their guidelines, which are brief, informative, and link to additional resources, such as Recommended Reading and Additional Advice.

I wondered how and why this lit mag came to be, so I asked editor Joseph Levens a few questions to find out. See my interview with Levens and a link to their submission guidelines below.

For more info on how to submit to literary magazine and journals, read my Submission Tips here.


HOPKINSON: Tell me a little bit about Summerset Review.

LEVENS: We are a quarterly journal devoted to publishing unsolicited fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. We have never gone on reading hiatus, we respond within three months to ninety-nine percent of our submissions, and we have never charged a reading fee. Work originally published…

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Three Line Tales, Week 94

Only 100 Words

Welcome to Week 94 of Three Line Tales.

three line tales week 94: old pots in a sink photo by Scott Umstattd via Unsplash

You’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page – here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post (& check the link shows up under the weekly post).
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • If you want your post to be included in the round-up, you have until Sunday evening to publish it.
  • Have fun.

Happy three-lining!

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Review of WordPress | Why You Should Upgrade to Their Feature Plans

Flawed Masterpieces

Review of WordPress

Hey folks.

I want to take time out of your today to sell you something that might be too good to be true. See, I’m a big fan of this platform called WordPress.com, which for me has been an awesome way to launch my magazine Flawed Masterpieces. Which is why I want to write this review of WordPress.

As someone who writes regularly, one of the greatest things I’ve found in gaining an audience has been using the WordPress.com platform. Designed for amateur and professional writers and artists, this website is awesome for anyone just starting as a blogger.

While anyone can join for free, there are a few upgrades you should consider if you’re at all serious about taking your blog to the next level.

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