Mission: Minor Arcana Press empowers overlooked and outsider authors and artists through publication, publicity, and community.
Vision: We find extraordinary and invigorating writers whose manuscripts have been overlooked or repeatedly rejected by other publishers. We pair them with provocative book cover artists to create beautiful books, most of which are available internationally through the internet and print-on-demand. We specialize in geek authors, spiritual minority authors (such as mystics, polytheists, etc.), and romantic/gender/sexual minorities such as LGBTQ authors and the fetish community. We are quite interested in and open to meeting anyone dismissed for being “too weird.” Find out more at www.minorarcanapress.com
Artist Trust is a not-for-profit organization whose sole mission is to support and encourage individual artists working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout Washington State. To accomplish its mission, Artist Trust raises funds from an array of sources in order to:
Artist Trust gives financial grants, through a peer review process, to individual artists working in the visual, performing, media, literary, and interdisciplinary arts;
Serve as a professional information resource for artists and encourage artists to support each other; and,
Provide recognition and support for the contributions artists make to the lives of people of Washington State and for the merit and integrity of artists' work. Find out more at: www.artisttrust.org
MILK was designed as an e-book by poet and visual artist, Khadijah Queen.
Queen is the author of Conduit and Black Peculiar. “Khadijah Queen is a poet with stunning intellectual powers. It’s a worthwhile experience to spend such quality time in an inaugural book of poems.” —Eloise Klein Healy
BLACK PECULIAR sketches out power dynamics and faulty assumptions in terms of race and history, media and culture, and sex and gender in highly original lines of verse. An extraordinary mixture of wit and profundity, the three long works in the collection weave the personal and the political in both ruthless and tender ways. A fiction, a chorus, a leap into chaos, an unflinching love letter and a fierce indictment—BLACK PECULIAR collages observation and lived experience through a many-voiced "I" as flawed and complex and unusual as the mind of the artist in the world.
Khadijah Queen is the author of two books of poetry: Conduit (Black Goat/Akashic 2008) and Black Peculiar, which won the 2010 Noemi Press book award. Individual poems appear widely, and her latest chapbook is I'm So Fine: A List of Famous Men and What I Had On, available for download from Sibling Rivalry Press. Read more at khadijahqueen.com.