It is Time | A Poem by James Scott Smith

It Is Time by James Scott Smith, from the collection The Expanse of all Things It is time you do who you are. It is time to be one with yourself and now. It is a soft circle you draw around your own divisions. It is a love for all you thought left out. It is the next...

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Redwing | A Poem by James Scott Smith

Redwing by James Scott Smith, from the collection The Expanse of all Things Red Winged Blackbird sang of the expanse of all things, of the sacred emptiness of plain spaces. I walked beneath his melodic teaching three mornings as if I needed to hear it again and once...

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Glass Jar | A Poem by James Scott Smith

Glass Jar by James Scott Smith, from the collection The Expanse of all Things After the divorce and in the throes, I walked along the beaches of Southern California sunset after sunset. I collected stones and shells that I have kept in a hand blown glass jar I found...

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Mystic | A Poem by James Scott Smith

Mystic by James Scott Smith, from the collection The Expanse of all Things   If you are one the wild God wants for his own. If you are drawn into the silence, near the bottom, along the edges. If you have borne up under some great catechism and now are released...

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The Results for the 2017 Landmark Prize for Fiction

The results of the 2017 Landmark Prize for Fiction are in! The Winner is: Painted Oxen by Thomas Lloyd Qualls The Honorable Mentions: A Handful of Earth by Jesse Curran The Tides of Cecil Cove by Shannon Sausville River of Love by Aimée Medina Carr The Prince's Tomb...

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One a Day by Gunilla Norris

an excerpt from Companions on the Way by Gunilla Norris There is no book that talks about spiritual and heart-full practices that does not include gratitude as central. It’s not hard to see that when we are given something, and truly receive it, our response will be...

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To Be Thankful by Heidi Barr

I think it annoys God if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it. –Alice Walker   an excerpt from Woodland Mantiou by Heidi Barr It was late fall the year that my daughter was eight months old and didn’t care for the practice of...

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Wood Stove by Heidi Barr

an excerpt from Woodland Mantiou by Heidi Barr Two weeks ago, a lanky man and his assistant rambled up to the house bearing silver stove pipes and ladders and left two hours later as we gazed at our newly installed wood stove. We got it from a guy across the river...

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The Mainstream: Going back to the Source

by Heidi Barr, author of Woodland Manitou   I walk through the tall grass toward the place where the water bubbles out of the ground, cold as ice and clear as fresh air.  To get here, you have to drive down a winding back road and pull off ot the side of it to...

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Little Bound Books | The Launch of a New Imprint!

Homebound Publications is pleased to announce the launch of the Little Bound Books Essay Series: Personal. Poignant. Powerful. As we expand our newest imprint, Little Bound Books, we have decided to release a series of small 4 x 6 books of contained personal essays...

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Writing the Quotidian by Iris Graville

Writing the Quotidian by Iris Graville, author of Hiking Naked   Quotidian.  I read that word in an essay I critiqued during my first semester in my MFA program. I had to look it up.  Ironically, it’s a fancy word for something that’s not, well, very fancy. ...

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Results of the 2017 Homebound Publications Poetry Prize

We are excited to announce the results of the 2017 Homebound Publications Poetry Prize. Now in our 5th year, the poetry prize is a celebrated highpoint within our publishing year. Each season the number of submissions grows and our task of judging is made harder. This...

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Walking into Words by Katherine Hauswirth

My own, simple theory is that walking “loosens” the brain, and also that its rhythm invokes a meditative state. Engaging the body and the senses in an outward journey gives us permission to let the mind wander, and to ultimately go deeper inward.

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The Next Chapter | A Letter from Founder L.M. Browning

Entrepreneurial Bravery by L.M. Browning "If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.” —Steve Jobs   At the age of 27, I was offered every writer’s dream: a book deal (and not just a one-book contract but five-book.) I enthusiastically...

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Homebound Publications Strikes Landmark Distribution Deal

Homebound Publications is pleased to announce that, as of May 1, 2017, Midpoint Trade Books shall be the distributor for our entire house and all its divisions including Owl House Books and Hiraeth Press. In this landmark agreement, Homebound Publications has achieved...

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To Look Out From by Dede Cummings

On April 11th, 2017, we will release To Look Out From by Dede Cummings, winner of the 2016 Homebound Publications Poetry Prize! According to acclaimed poet Clarence Major, “Dede Cummings’ poems in To Look Out From are breathtakingly vivid. Deeply felt, they often...

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Minerva’s Owls by Mary Petiet

On April 11th, we will release Minerva’s Owls: Remembering the Divine Feminine to Reenvision the World by Mary Petiet Minerva’s Owls plumbs the depth of inner and outer consciousness as the new consciousness emerges. It seeks the balance we need to achieve through...

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The Results of the 2016 Landmark Prize for Fiction

The results of the first annual Landmark Prize for Fiction are in and the winner is: River's Child by Mark Seiler! Mark Daniel Seiler lives on the island of Kauai with his lovely wife, Rebecca, in the little home they built overlooking the Pacific Ocean. His debut...

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The Moon Reminded Me | Read the First Pages

In her luminous poems, Ellen Grace O’Brian manages to braid contemporary moments of everyday life with ancient spiritual teachings—the sight of a hummingbird’s red throat, bread on the table, a couple’s quarrel, a mother’s advice—become doorways into the divine...

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Early 2017 Preview

Make room on your bookshelf, we have some wonderful titles coming out in 2017. Here is a preview of late winter and spring titles. The Moon Reminded Me  by Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian With Foreword by Mirabai Starr Finalist 2016 Homebound Publications Poetry Prize...

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Solstice | A Poem by James Scott Smith

Our latest poetic offering, Water, Rocks, and Trees, is now available in paperback worldwide. This is the debut collection of James Scott Smith. The book was given an Honorary Mention in the 2015 Homebound Publications Poetry Prize. The praise has been pouring in for...

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2017 Pushcart Nominations

Homebound Publications is pleased to nominate the following works for the 2017 Pushcart Prize: "Listening to Our Listening" by Gary Whited, from Wildness: Voices of the Sacred Landscape "Vestige" by Linda Flaherty Haltmaier, from Rolling up the Sky "Old Soul" by James...

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