Updated: Jun 13
I tried to tell myself that once I caught up with work, I’d give myself some time to enjoy my summer… but all that has changed is that I’m poolside with my laptop and my coffee is iced. But me being an insufferable workaholic means more fun stuff for you!
I can’t get over how amazing all your CrowCalls have been this month. I’ll never get sick of drowning Twitter with poetry. You guys are going to make it super difficult to chose our poems for Volume III!
Speaking of our Crow Calls Volumes, I’d like to thank everyone for giving our Second Volume such a wonderful release. If you missed it, head over to Our Shop - I bundled One & Two together for your convenience. I find myself grateful every day for our Dark Poet Society. There is going to be some big news coming up regarding our adored family of Crows, but in the meantime, please join us in our monthly CrowCalls... and check out our upcoming summer release: Ravens & Roses: A Women’s Gothic Anthology.
I am so damn proud of this anthology! We’ve created a unique collection of Gothic stories penned by a diverse group of women authors. Pulling inspiration from some of the greatest Gothic works of our time, these writers have created eleven poignantly beautiful tales of love, tragedy, and the woman's experience. I’m utterly blown away by the talent that Kristin Cleaveland, Judith Crow, Carla Eliot, A.L. Garcia, Tara Jazdzewski, Rebecca Jones-Howe, Liz M. Kamp, Catherine McCarthy, Olivia Claire Louise Newman, Alexa Rose, and Helen Whistberry have all brought to the table.
And to top it off, a few of our lovely lady poets have donated their poetry to accompany the stories, including Sophie Brookes, Danielle Edwards, A.L. Garcia, Ayshen Irfan, Ginger Lee, Erin Quill, Sheena Shah, Fizzy Twizler, JayLynn Watkins, Melanie Whitlock, and K.R. Wieland.
Basically I just smashed a bunch of kick-ass lady writers into one deliciously dark Gothic book and I'm over the moon about it. Preorder yours today - you can grab eBooks from Amazon (featuring premium interior formatting) or preorder a paperback from our store and get one of our infamous black envelopes in the mail.
And last, but not least, I am so happy to announce two of our Crows have joined the Quill Administrative Team! Please join us in welcoming A.L. Garcia & William Bartlett.
Alma is a masterful poetess who spends her days reveling in the chaos of her babes, writing, and reading. She has joined us as P.R./Marketing Assistant and is currently running Poetry Recitals on Quill & Crow's social media. Check her out on TikTok!
William is a regular guy with a full-time life; he is happily married with a son & daughter as nerdy as he is and has a creative streak he finds difficult to tame. He has joined our editing team and will be displaying his skills on upcoming Q&C secret projects.
And that's it from me - I hope you all are having a wonderful summer!