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Spotlight: Mouthfeel Magazine
23 Mar 2017

Spotlight: Mouthfeel Magazine

Mouthfeel is not, according to its mission statement, a gay man’s Good Housekeeping. As the suggestive title might suggest, the Brooklyn-based magazine does deal with the culinary world in a very different way. It might be described a little bit gay and a little bit rock and roll—or perhaps as an adventure in frenetic typography, cut-and-paste artwork, food, and vintage gay porn (that somehow manages...

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Book Inspiration: Literary Journals and Magazines
21 Mar 2017

Book Inspiration: Literary Journals and Magazines

A successful literary magazine is made up of more than just good writing. It has a good concept, it’s attractive to read, and it has a compelling look and feel. I remember as a teenager and aspiring writer, I was taking the ferry from Vallejo to San Francisco and I saw a woman reading Story Magazine. The title, the masthead and the simple pen-and-ink cover...

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Fundraising: Get People to Buy the Book
16 Mar 2017

Fundraising: Get People to Buy the Book

Bake sales, car washes, silent auctions, galas—whether it’s for school, church, or saving the animals, we’re always looking for fresh ways to raise funds and involve the community in the great non-profit work that stirs our passions. Have you considered selling books instead of brownies and cookies? Have you considered selling one item instead of many at a rummage sale? Try fundraising by making a...

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Essay: A Work in Progress
14 Mar 2017

Essay: A Work in Progress

Tell the reader a little about yourself and your background. I currently work as “Creative Evangelist” for Blurb, but I spent the bulk of my adult life working full-time as a professional photographer. I originally studied photojournalism but created all kinds of images during my career. Documentary, portrait, editorial, and commercial, etc. What is ESSAY Magazine? ESSAY is my attempt at a tribute to the...

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Blurb X PicsArt Contest
10 Mar 2017

Blurb X PicsArt Contest

Enter Our #BlurbXPicsArt Contest Spring has sprung! What will you begin? We’re excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with PicsArt, a super fun photo editing app that lets you be truly creative with its almost limitless features ― and it’s starting a movement to help the people “go beyond the filter” and make awesome pictures. Show us the start of a new project in one...

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