FREE Book for HONEST Review

Blue Cactus Press is putting out an official “Call for Readers” for Samuel Snoek-Brown’s forthcoming short story collection, There Is No Other Way to Worship Them! We’re looking for 20 readers who’re not only eager to delve into the collection, but willing to exchange an HONEST review of the book for a FREE copy, too. If you want to be one of those 20 readers (trust us, you do), here’s what you need to do:

Send an email to BlueCactusPress@gmail.com with the following info:

  1. Your name
  2. Your preference of a digital or print copy of There Is No Other Way to Worship Them
  3. The title of your FAVORITE short story collection and a short explanation about why you love it

The first 20 people to email us will get an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC)  of Sam’s forthcoming book as soon as it pops off the printer! We’ll contact the readers, then post a list of everyone’s favorite short story collection once we finalize the list.

Oh, and did we mention we finalized the cover?! Because we did that, too 🙂 Take a look below and let us know what you think. And don’t forget to show some love to the cover artist, Show Pigeon, while you’re at it!

We Made the (Paper) Cut!

BCP is always grateful for a nod of approval from fellow movers and shakers in Tacoma, and this month, in particular, we’re happy to report making it into Move To Tacoma’s newest article,

10 Ways to Get Involved in Tacoma’s Writing Community

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Read the article above to learn more about stellar literary organizations in T-Town, including Cascade Writers, Creative Colloquy, Destiny City Comics, Tacoma Poet Laureate Kellie Richardson, Tacoma Public Library, Write253, and of course, BCP!

Let the Chapbook Series Begin!

As some of you may already know, Blue Cactus Press is participating in next week’s 2018 Summer SOULstice event at the Tacoma Art Museum (curated and hosted by Tacoma poet laureate Kellie Richardson). SOULstice supports emerging and established artists from marginalized communities, and we’re beyond excited to present our work alongside other creatives who promote diversity and inclusion in Tacoma. Throughout the event, which takes place on June 21 from 5:30 – 8 p.m., we’ll sell our books and chat with fellow artists about literary arts.

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We’re also pleased to announce the debut of the Blue Cactus Press Chapbook Series! Through the creation of these limited-edition, bi-annual chapbooks, BCP strives to provide emerging writers with opportunities to present creative writing on public platforms.

For our very first chapbook, we collaborated with emerging writer and BCP guest poet Lux Barker to create a dazzling, hand-bound chapbook titled There Must Be More Than This. 

There Must Be More Than This features nine unpublished, introspective poems by Lux Barker. It will be available for purchase at SOULstice, although we should probably warn you: only 15 copies will be available for purchase – ever! So, if you’re hoping to get your hands on a copy (and we know you are), make sure you arrive early!

Along with Lux, BCP author Christina Butcher will also present a spankin’ new chapbook, How to Overstay Your Welcome. This collection features eight new poems, several of which have never been presented on stage or in print. Christina and Lux collaborated extensively to create their chapbooks – workshopping, editing and compiling their work side by side. Each collection has a distinct style and flare representative of its author.


ABOUT BCP GUEST POET LUX BARKER

Lux Barker is a queer, nonbinary woman and poet living in Puyallup, Washington. They grew up in the Pacific Northwest, but their writing is also influenced by experiences in Southern California. Their work deals with relationships, religion, and identity.

*Read one of Lux’s signature poems, “Rocket,” featured in There Must Be More Than This.

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MORE ABOUT THE BCP CHAPBOOK SERIES

The Blue Cactus Press Chapbook Series strives to provide emerging authors opportunities to present creative writing on public platforms. BCP authors work one-on-one with emerging authors to expose and mentor them through the publication process, including compiling and editing manuscripts, establishing formatting and style guidelines, and assisting with sales and performance opportunities when possible. All proceeds from chapbook sales go directly to the author.

Blue Cactus Press will continue to publish chapbooks bi-annually and is always looking for willing collaborators. Interested writers and/or creatives should contact BlueCactusPress@gmail.com for more information.