Transient Newsletter #4: Transient’s Inaugural Issue Now Live Online

First and foremost: We would like to thank everyone who came to Transient’s launch party. We had an amazing turnout and were fortunate enough to hear several of our poets and authors perform their pieces. It was extremely exciting and humbling to have so many people come out and support Transient and the literary arts in Philadelphia, and we cannot wait to host another event.

Transient #1 Live Online/Print Copies for Sale

For those who have yet to see it, Transient #1 is now live online! This issue highlights the poetry, prose, and fiction of nine different poets and authors from the Philadelphia-area and is truly a diverse collection of the many voices of the city.

In addition to our online release, Transient #1 was also released as a limited-edition chapbook. Copies can be purchased for $7 each, and all order inquiries should be sent to (Please keep in mind that, due to stock limitations, all requests will be handled on a first-come, first-serve basis.)

Now Accepting Submissions for our Winter 2012 Issue
We are now accepting submissions for the Winter edition of Transient. In order to be considered for our Winter issue, all submissions must be received by October 7, 2012. For more information about the submissions process, please visit our Submissions page.

Upcoming Events

We are excited to announce the brand new Philadelphia poetry group, Poetdelphia. Poetdelphia is the self-described “brainchild” of Dawn Manning, Valerie Fox, and Transient contributor Kelly McQuain and seeks to “focus on all things poetic:” from reviews to readings to writing prompts. In order to commemorate the release of their website, Poetdelphia will be hosting an inaugural reading at Cups & Chairs Tea Café in Philadelphia on Friday, September 28.

September will also see the return of the annual Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe. The festival will run from September 7-22, 2012. For more information about specific performances during the Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe and other upcoming events, be sure to visit our Events page.

In other Transient news…
We are pleased to share that, after working closely with Jeffrey Markovitz (Director of the CCP Creative Writing Program and Transient contributor), we have begun aTransient internship program. CCP Creative Writing students interested in applying to be an intern for our Winter issue should contact Jeffrey Markovitz directly, as he will be conducting interviews at the beginning of the Fall 2012 term.

In addition to our CCP internship program, we are continuing to work with several other program directors and colleges in the Philadelphia-area and beyond in hopes of partnering with them to create similar programs, workshops, and readings. Though many of the details are still being ironed out, more information should be available soon.

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