The Palo Verde Pages

From: Jake F.
Sent on: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 11:10 AM

Hi everybody,

Some of you may be wondering what happened to the Palo Verde Pages (the flagship publication of the Valley Writers' Workshops) and where the current issue is/has been.


  1. To get to the point, the Palo Verde Pages is temporarily closed for renovations; While the PVP used to be a small publication dedicated solely to writing groups, we are transforming it into thee community literary magazine for the greater Phoenix metropolitan area.

  2. While this is taking a lot of work, we should have a new website out by May (at which time we'll begin accepting submissions for our first new issue tentatively scheduled for Fall 2012)

  3. More to the point, maybe, is that we'll be awarding a cash prize (at least $100 for at least one piece).

  4. And while other people will have to pay a (small) submission fee, people who bring their piece to group will (still) be able to submit it for free.

  5. So keep writing!

While Geoff is still involved, you can contact me (Jake Friedman) if you have any questions (or would like to get more involved yourself). Andrew Terech and I are also always at Wednesday.

And while I don't want to make this any longer than it needs to be, this is a really good thing we are doing here: Phoenix doesn't have something like this yet, writing groups have a kind of positive energy that more people deserve to benefit from, we are in all seriousness attempting to build a viable creative community, a legitimate cultural scene, this is going to be very beautiful when it actually works (usually these kinds of things remain dreams), and we are very excited about it.


We hope that you are excited, too, and we thank you for patience while we get things off the ground, here. We look forward to reading your work.


-Jake Friedman

Community Liaison/Public Relations, The Palo Verde Pages

Arizona Literary Guild, LLC

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