Category Archives: Bending Genres

Spring Has Sprung

Hi Friends!

We published our new Bending Genres issue two a few days ago: www.bendinggenres.com. We’ve had so many nice compliments but truly without our writers, we would not have anything to showcase. Also thanks editors Meg Tuite, David O’Connor, Samuel Fox, Jessica Mehta, and Jonathan Cardew. Thanks Adam Robinson for your IT wizardry, and KJ for your uploading and editorial skills. We are currently open for submissions, so send us your weird and best!

Jonathan Cardew also taught our second Bending Genres online weekend workshop, “Flash: Wondrous & Weird.” It was well- attended and participants wrote some incredibly unusual (for them) pieces! We currently have two spots left for our May 18-20 weekend workshop; “Deep Leap/ Deep Sleep” and I will be teaching this! More information here: https://bendinggenres.com/online-workshops/.

Also, Meg Tuite and I are preparing daily for our upcoming Bending Genres Synergia Ranch retreat!!! The new header image I selected is from New Mexico, and I’ll add more photos at the end of this post from September 2017, when we had our first experience at the Ranch. It’s phenomenal, spiritual, strange, clear, a gift to honor your own hard work if that appeals to you. We like writers of all levels, and varieties. In fact, we asked writer Lynn Mundell six questions about her experience at Synergia Ranch last September: https://bendinggenres.com/2018/04/08/bending-genres-q-a-with-author-lynn-mundell/

The upcoming dates are April 27- May 3, 2018. We currently have 12 registered writers and can take a few more. Here is our website to look further: http://retreat.bendinggenres.com.

Bending Genres Journal

Hi friends!

There’s a new kid on the block… and it’s not just another online journal! No!!! Bending Genres started as the name that Meg Tuite and I gave to our week long writing retreats. We still plan to use this name for our two Bending Genres retreats in 2018, and one we just added in 2019:

April 27- May 3: Synergia Ranch, outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico: http://retreat.bendinggenres.com:

July 22-28: Mabel Dodge Luhan House, Taos, New Mexico:

June 21-27, 2019 at Kalani Resort, Big Island, Hawaii: https://kalani.com/retreat/bending-genres/.

Last Friday afternoon, we launched the first issue of Bending Genres Journal: www.bendinggenres.com:

We have 31 incredible pieces, a winning combination of short fiction, prose poems, and creative non-fiction. Many are superb examples of hybrid, or cross-genre work. Our entire journal staff are so proud! Also huge thanks to Meg Tuite, David O’Connor, Samuel Fox, Jessica Mehta, and Jonathan Cardew. Also Adam Robinson for his genius design and input, and KJ for his IT finesse. We had an astounding number of hits over the weekend- close to 2,000!!!

The third facet of the new Bending Genres empire is our all-new weekend workshops! We launched in January with Meg Tuite teaching Flash Fiction: Close to the Edge on January 19-21. We had a great turn-out, 21 writers registered, and amazing writing throughout the entire weekend, combined with great facilitating by Meg and participants.

Our next adventure is March 23-25, with Jonathan Cardew teaching Flash: Wondrous & Weird.  More information, including how you can register (we are already half full) here: https://bendinggenres.com/online-workshops/.

And so, send us your submissions! Register for a course! Attend a retreat! We’d love to have you join our Bending Genres family, as we continue to watch it grow. And grow.