Showing posts from November 30, 2014

aaduna announces Pushcart Prize nominees

“The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses series, published every year since 1976, is the most honored literary project in America…. The Pushcart Prize has been a labor of love and independent spirits since its founding. It is one of the last surviving literary co-ops from the 60's and 70's.” aaduna nominated the following four fiction writers for the 2016 round of The Pushcart Prize:  (Click the individual titles below to view work) B. Lynn Carter                  One Wild Ride  Millie Chapman                Peony Shelby Settles Harper        Peyote Spirit  Michael Murray                Stage Fright  aaduna nominated the following two poets for the 2016 round of the Prize: Joyce Miller                      EXCRESCENCE:                                         Haiti sampled after the hurricane Noorulain Noor               Atonement  The above work can be found in the summer issue 2014 (Chapman, Miller, Murray) and the w

Tee-Shirt Raffle Winners are...

Haven Blue Escondido, California Scott Saalman Jasper, Indiana Eva Bouchard Syracuse, New York Christopher Gorrie San Diego, California Denise Smith Fairfield, Alabama Congrats to the winners and thanks to all who participated !   If you missed out... don't worry!   We will do only one more raffle that will herald in the New Year [2015,] our fifth year of publishing aaduna .   *** Since the design of aaduna's current shirts will not be repeated in subsequent tee-shirt printings, these originals will soon become a collector's item.  Available in one size (Large), black or gray. The tee-shirts normally sell at $20 each plus a $5 shipping and handling (S/H) per shirt. For the Holiday Period (ends January 2, 2015,) you can purchase a shirt for $18 each, including S/H charges . Visit: to order your Tee Shirt to take advantage of this special holiday sale while at the same time supporting aaduna!   Happy

You've heard the phrase, "Catch a Rising Star..." haven't you?

With that phrase lodged in your brain, you are invited to check out my recent conversation with Millie Chapman now available via our aaduna website: (c) 2014 Millie Chapman (photo provided) It is always special to get to know someone at the onset of a promising writing career so you can watch that person develop  and chart a path that engages a wide spectrum of the reading public.  So, I am not just tossing a phrase around when I say, "Catch a rising star."   And if my chat with Millie does not spark you to want to know more about her, read or re-read her story, "Peony" as published in aaduna's summer 2014 issue.  You will soon see what I initially saw when I read her story for the first time. And just remember, it is always fun to put a "star" in your pocket! Help us increase Aaduna Inc. page likes on facebook, click below - our goal is to reach 500 likes by December 8th.   aaduna-Inc 

Our FIRST Totally and Absolutely FREE Tee-Shirt Holiday Offer

In the spirit of the 2014 Holiday Season, we are raffling off five tee-shirts (available only in large, black or gray) with FREE shipping and handling. Winners will be announced this Thursday, December 4, 2014. TO PARTICIPATE :  In the next 24 hours (Deadline is 11:59PM, December 3rd) Send an e-mail to with “FREE Tee-Shirt” in the Subject Line.    Just put your full name, State/Province/general location in the body of the e-mail and we will enter your name in the December 4th drawing.  Winners will be announced via our blog, Facebook, Twitter etc. on December 4 th .   That’s all you have to do!   It is that simple.   Mostly everyone (including past and current aaduna contributors) can participate.   The only exception is current aaduna staff can not enter the drawing….boo hoo!   And please, NO multiple e-mails from the same person or e-mail address. ***** And in the Spirit of the Holidays, you may want to cons