Transient Newsletter #2

The last few months have been productive ones. Perhaps our biggest announcement is the introduction of our newest staff member, Amanda Davis. Amanda will be copyediting all of Transient’s content, and we couldn’t be happier to have her on board. Welcome! (Be sure to check out Amanda’s bio.)
In addition to our Facebook page, Transient now has both Tumblr and Twitter accounts. While our Twitter account, like our Facebook page, will feature general announcements and up-to-the-minute information about what we are doing here in the Transient offices, our Tumblr account is a direct extension of our Writer’s Community (and something we are super-stoked to share). There we will post everything from quotes to links to some of our favorite literary blogs and events to short writing exercises to get those creative juices flowing.

Upcoming Events
With Spring finally upon us, we know many of you are ready to shed your winter wear and head outside, and we think we might just have some fantastic reasons for you. Here’s the best one: Transient will be holding its first event…EVER! Since we are still a few months away from launch, we couldn’t stand the idea of waiting to meet you, so we will be holding a Meet & Greet Event at Nodding Head on Thursday, May 23rd from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. With great company, a wide range of happy hour selections, and free appetizers (that’s right, free!) there is no better excuse to go and mingle with fellow writers, editors, copyeditors, and publishers. An open mic slam session is also in the works, so if you are interested in reading please contact Kimberly Zapata at (Be aware that spots are extremely limited.) We are also working on our inaugural issue release reading and party, so be sure to keep your eyes open.

One of the biggest ongoing events is the annual Spring Poets and Writers Festival at the Community College of Philadelphia. This festival is includes everything from readings to open mic nights to magazine launch parties, and as an alumni of the Community College of Philadelphia, it is very dear to me. All of the events are free and open to the public. (For more information about the remaining events for this year, please visit the Spring Poets and Writers Festival webpage.) Other upcoming events include the Certain Circuit’s Magazine Volume 2.1 Book Launch Party and Apiary Magazine’s Workshop & Performance with Three Authors at the Tyme Gallery. For more information about each of these events and more, please visit our Events page or follow on Facebook and/or Tumblr.

Writer’s Community
Unfortunately, our Writer’s Community remains a work in progress. We hope to have this section of the site fully enabled within the next few weeks but definitely plan to unroll it before our first issue is launched in July.

We are still reviewing and accepting submissions for our inaugural issue, due out July 2012; however, the deadline is rapidly approaching: May 15th. For more information on the submissions process, please visit our Submission’s page.

Please note: If you have already submitted pieces for review and have yet to hear back from us, we apologize. You will receive a decision no later than May 15th.

If you have any suggestions for topics you would like covered in our Writer’s Community or simply have other questions or comments,  please email

Keep writing, and keep those submissions coming!

To subscribe to our newsletter and get regular updates on all the goings-on at Transient, please send an email to and write “SUBSCRIBE” in the subject line.

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