Thursday, June 30, 2016


As sometimes happens, real life responsibilities unfortunately slow down the publication process, particularly if one or more editors have to postpone their work as is the case at Pink.Girl.Ink right now.

Currently we have five manuscripts in progress and our working release date looks to be for July/August.  You can also expect a royalty update and payment (if any has accrued) toward the end of August.

We aplogize for the wait but as outlined previously, we are a largely-nonprofit independent press with a limited staff.

We will also be postponing any new submission material until September. So if you have submitted (or plan to) please do not expect a reply until September.

As always, we value our authors and readers.   We are wishing everyone a happy and safe summer season!

Monday, February 29, 2016

Please Be Advised

Due to unforeseen circumstances, I will not be available for the next four to six weeks.

I apologize for any inconvenience to authors or those who have submitted work.

If I am working on your manuscript for publication, please be advised that I am moving your publishing date up at least six weeks.

I will miss my work while I am away and my assistant editor will continue to edit manuscripts for release so as to make things move more quickly when I do return.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

25 Tracks I Write With

You might ponder that in order to write, or focus, one should not listen to music, watch tv, etc.  And while I agree with the whole TV and ridding yourself of distractions, I first began writing while listening to music (and this was years ago, mind you).

Music stimulates creativity in the same way that reading poetry or prose by your favorite author might trigger a new idea or aid you in drawing abstract parallels you might not have otherwise made connections with.

Personally, music allows me to totally inhabit whatever mood I'm either feeling, or trying to portray through words.  And just as piece of writing  (particularly poetry or prose from another) might inspire you, so can the words and the sounds of music.  

Here are a handful of my favorite songs I write to, depending on the subject matter I'm trying to explore. Musical lyrics have really been a mainstay in my writing since the beginning.   They always allow me to inhabit another plane of thought, especially when I'm suffering from writers block or lack of inspiration.  Oftentimes I've written of characters in songs, or written poetic stories about what I think might have happened in a song, or the events that may have inspired a song.  

If you've never written to music, I suggest you give it a try.  It might be just what you need in order to write your next piece of meaningful verse.  You can try some of the songs below, or go ahead and create your own 'writer's playlist.'  

My Writer's Playlist

1.  “The Trapeze Swinger”  by  Iron and Wine
2.  “32 Flavors”  by Ani DiFranco
3.  “Yellow”  by Coldplay
4.  “Come Undone” by Duran Duran
5.  “Heartbeats”  by The Knife
6.  “Don’t Confess”  by Tegan and Sara
7.  “There is a Light That Never Goes Out” by The Smiths
8.  “Holocene”  by Bon Iver
9.  “Sex Tourists”  by French Kicks
10.  “1979” by Smashing Pumpkins
11.  “Sleepyhead”  by Passion Pit
12.  “Kids”  by MGMT
13.  “Return to Innocence”  by Enigma
14.  “Hello Seattle”  by Owl City
15.  “Paradise”  by Wild Nothing
16.  “Hear Me Out”  by Frou Frou
17.  “Take Me Out”  by Franz Ferdinand
18.  “Heart Songs”  by Weezer
19.  “Sleeping In” by The Postal Service
20.  “Daylight”  Matt and Kim
21.  “Counting Blue Cars”  by Dishwalla
22.  “Starlight”  by Muse
23.  “Cigarettes”  by Sick of Sarah
24.  "Set Fire to the Third Bar"  by Snow Patrol
25.  "Kiss the Rain" by Billie Myers