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Author Q & A with Helyn Trickey Bradley

This week’s Author Q&A is with Helyn Trickey Bradley. Helyn is a writer living in the Pacific Northwest with her patient husband, three children, and one dog of questionable character. She writes essays and articles for national publications including Oprah Magazine, CNN, PBS, and The Oregonian and has an MFA in creative writing from Portland State University. Her essay “Backwards and Blind” appears in our 2022 Honeybee Prize issue. Read on to find out what she shared with us about her essay and her writing life…

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Issue #8 ~ Summer 2022 is Now Live!

We are delighted to present Issue #8 ~ Summer 2022. This issue features the winners of this year’s Honeybee Literature Prize in the genres of fiction, poetry, stage & screen, and nonfiction. We’re eager to celebrate the work of the talented writers and artists whose efforts have made this issue possible and can’t wait to share more about the authors and their pieces in the coming weeks…

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Author Q & A with Craig Moeckly

This week we bring you highlights from our interview with Craig Moeckly. Craig was born in Iowa and now lives in Minnesota with his wife and two daughters. Read on to learn what he shared about his play “Dakota County,” and also about his writing life and the importance of finding time to capture those great story ideas when they come to you…

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The 2022 Honeybee Prize Results!

Exciting news!… The results of this year’s Honeybee Prize are in. Thank you again to everyone who participated in our 2nd annual contest. We’re grateful for all the writers who sent us work and recognize that our organization could not exist without their dedication, passion for writing, and their courage to share.We also want to extend our gratitude to this year’s judges, Kwame Dawes, Charlene A. Donaghy, Mary Kurlya, and Jessica Hendry Nelson who were wonderful to work with! Read on to learn their selections for this year’s winners…

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Author Q & A with Tamara Nasution

This week’s Author Q&A is with Tamara Nasution. Tamara was born and raised in a small town in Indonesia. She has been writing since her preteen years and has several pieces of her works selected for publication, including for a poem contest organized by the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations). Her writings are mostly derived from her personal experiences; she often writes about what it is like to be queer in a heteronormative society. Her poem, “Your Name,” appears in our latest issue…

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Author Q & A with Amy S. Lerman

This week’s Author Q&A is with Amy S. Lerman. She is residential English Faculty at Mesa Community College, and her poems have appeared in or are forthcoming in Willawaw Journal, Stonecoast Review, Broad River Review, Radar Poetry, Rattle, Slippery Elm, and other publications. Her poem, “For Me–Desideratum,” appeared in our latest issue of The Good Life Review. Read the full Q&A to learn what fuels her desire to write and what writers she admires…

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The 2022 Honeybee Prize Finalists!

Today friends and fellow lovers of the arts, we are tickled to announce the finalists for the 2022 Honeybee Prize. Thank you to all who submitted to this year’s contests in fiction, nonfiction, stage & screen, and poetry. We had an impressive number of submissions to consider which made it tough for our editors to select the pieces that would be sent to the judges. After much deliberation, the following finalists were chosen…

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Author Q & A with Emdash AKA Emily Lu Gao

This week’s Author Q&A is with Emdash (AKA Emily Lu Gao). Emdash is a multi-genre writer, poet, and teacher who currently splits her time between NJ and SoCal. Her writing is propagated from Spoken Word Poetry and Ethnic Studies, primarily grappling with queerness, mental health, and healing. Her poem “Statistically Speaking” appears in our Spring 2022 issue. Read the full interview to learn what she shared with us about her writing and upcoming projects…

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