Welcome to the first issue of the ASP Bulletin! We’re kicking off 2020 with excerpts from our 2019-2020 releases, some brand-new content, and our first-ever open submission call. In this Bulletin you will find travel essays from Joanna Biggar and Linda Watanabe McFerrin, poems from Reuben Jackson and Elizabeth Hazen, true stories from Rose Solari and James J. Patterson, and an interview with the incomparable Mark A. Pritchard. We hope you enjoy this first issue of Bulletin.
Alan Squire Publishing’s first call for open submissions will last from Jan 1st-Jan 31st 2020
A cautionary holiday tale from ASP co-founder Rose Solari. The one where Rose almost burns down a house during a New Years reading.
Billy Christmas author, Mark A. Pritchard talks extensively about his writing process and the themes of his book in this ASP interview.
Through old journal entries, ASP co-founder James J. Patterson describes his experience taking a class under author Joanna Biggar.
In this essay, Joanna Biggar details her and her companion’s jailing at the hands of a corrupt local leader in Gao, Mali.
Reuben Jackson tackles waltz form in these two poems.
An essay by Linda Watanabe McFerrin that examines the changing face of China’s most colorful city.
Love Poem by Elizabeth Hazen will appear in her forthcoming book, Girls Like Us (ASP 2020)