Transient Newsletter #3: Summer Edition

First and foremost, we would like to thank everyone who submitted work to Transient’s inaugural issue. The sheer amount–and quality–of submissions was overwhelming. It made the decision process extremely difficult, but we cannot wait to share some amazing work with you. And with that in mind…

Transient #1 Reading and Release Party and other Upcoming Events

The entire Transient team has been working diligently to prepare our first issue for a July launch. While we are still working out some details–mainly date, time, and location–keep your eyes posted for more information about our Reading and Release Party (slated for late July). And for those who have yet to hear the exciting news…DRUMROLL PLEASE…Transient’s first issue will appear both online AND in print. We will be doing an extremely limited printing of the first issue. Copies will be $5 at the release party and $7 afterward, though additional donations are always appreciated (as all the money collected from the issue goes toward our printing expenses).

In addition to our release party, there are a slew of other events taking place in the Philadelphia area over the next few months. Next week, Stripped Stories is taking over Union Transfer. The First Person Arts event will be hosted by Moth Grand Slam winners Margot Leitman and Giulia Rozzi and feature guest storytellers Elna Baker (The Moth, This American Life), Dave Hill (This American Life), and Dava Krause, plus musical guest Jessica Delfino. On Wednesday, July 11th Jennifer Weiner–author of eight no. 1 New York Times bestsellers, including Good in Bed, Certain Girls, and In Her Shoes–will be sharing her latest work, The Next Best Thing at the Free Library of Philadelphia. And the ongoing Erotic Literary Salon will continue to be held the third Tuesday of every month at IME Resturant. For more information about other upcoming events, be sure to visit our Events page.

In other Transient news…
We held our first event on Thursday, May 24th at Nodding Head Brewery. Since the creation of Transient has been nearly a year-long process, we thought it was time to step away from our computer screen and out into the Philadelphia lit scene. Several poets and authors who will be featured in our first issue were in attendance, including Jeffrey Markovitz, Don Rutberg, and Kelly McQuain, as were many students and other young professionals in fields ranging from English and journalism to graphic design, photography, and video production. (A special thanks to everyone who came out that evening.)

We would also like to welcome our newest member to the Transient team, Jon Loudon. Okay, truth be told Jon is not the newest member (he was instrumental in the design of our logo, business cards, and web banner) but he is new since we finally have his headshot and bio on our website. Be sure to check him out, as Jon will be responsible for laying out Transient both online and in print!

Transient is currently in the process of implementing an internship program. We have been working with several local program directors and colleges in the hopes of partnering with the them sometime this fall or early next year. Though many details are still being ironed out, we cannot wait to work with the fine students of Philadelphia, and more information is sure to be forthcoming.

Submissions

We are now accepting submissions for the fall edition of Transient. For more information about the submissions process, please visit our Submissions page.

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