Tag Archives: A Global Divergent Literary Collective

Introducing New SD Writer Skye (Melting Neurons)

Introducing New SD Writer Skye (Melting Neurons):
“The sun is a hornet sting, the moon is a muse shining a halo of opportunity in the falling dusk.”

https://suddendenouement.com/2019/06/11/introducing-new-sd-writer-skye-melting-neurons/

[Melting Neurons resides in Wenatchee, WA where he lives with his wife and stuffed owl, they both hail from Bend, OR originally. He has lived in more than 75 cities across the country at various points including Boston and New Bedford, MA. His writing centers around a lifetime filled with adventures in schizoaffective bipolar, addiction, and the dichotomy of being everything from a corporate executive to homeless on the streets for years. Someday he hopes his estranged children will discover these pieces, and he can regain a relationship with them. He is a member of the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective and enrolled in Wenatchee Valley College studying English and Creative Non-Fiction.]

Introducing New Sudden Denouement Writer Vicki Wilson

Vicki Wilson, a strong new voice in the secret language at Sudden Denouement:

“The pause
It is the pause
Between heartbeats
Where I await the echo
To signal that it can beat again…

…that I can breathe again…”

Read the whole piece: https://suddendenouement.com/2019/06/07/guest-writer-vicki-wilson/

I am an amateur poet, published author and professional technical analyst… all of these things mean I basically solve puzzles for a living, and to keep from dying. I know this because I died once. Metaphorically. Six years of a slow death by industrialised decision making. In the end I was so numb to living I ceased to exist. But burn-out has a silver lining, you wake up and all you have left is steel and the rich black of sticky charcoal to make your mark. I am still learning how to hold a pen, how to form words into a living thing, but my scratchings are mine, they are made with the corpse of who I was. I offer them as evidence I exist.

I have recently published a children’s book – written and illustrated by myself – under the banner of dragonflypublishing. You can find me there writing my next one: https://www.facebook.com/dragonflypublishing.au.

Sudden Denouement Black & White Photography Contest

I am excited to herald the Sudden Denouement Black & White Photography Contest:

Sudden Denouement has since its inception been interested in the synergy between imagery and the written word. We have been diligent in our commitment to maintain a specific aesthetic that compliments the strange world of words we inhabit. In the spirit of our commitment, we are launching a black and white/monochrome/sepia photography contest. This contest is a celebration of the medium, but also a means to showcase artists who share a passion for black and white photography.
Read the whole article:
https://suddendenouement.com/2019/06/06/sudden-denouement-black-white-photography-contest/
Send submissions to suddendenouement@gmail.com
Deadline: 6/19/2019

[Photo: Able Eble]

Sudden Denouement New Writer Submissions Details/Dates

Sudden Denouement’s New Writer Submissions will be open through May 23rd. We are asking for a sample of your writing. It doesn’t have to be unpublished, merely something that represents your voice as a writer. Does your writing style fit with Sudden Denouement? The term “divergent” literature is a loose one that means, first and foremost, that we are open to those voices to challenge the status quo, and we offer our writers a great deal of freedom.

https://suddendenouement.com/2019/05/16/sudden-denouement-new-writer-submissions-details-dates/

Sudden Denouement Seeking Submissions for New Writers

Sudden Denouement started a little over three years ago with a vision of creating a platform for divergent voices. We have grown tremendously and have been gifted with amazing talent from around the world. We are now soliciting submissions for new writers. If you are interested, please send a sample of your work, along with a short bio. We are interested in those who write poetry, short fiction, or any form that lends itself to the format.

If interested please send submissions to:

suddendenouement@gmail.com

Can’t – pbbr (classic SD)

Stunning piece on Sudden Denouement

“Can’t sleep lately. Everything’s too bright. I’m not used to serenity; I am comfortable in the moss, under a rock, in the onyx flames of ill repute.”

https://suddendenouement.com/2016/12/31/cant-pbbr-revisited/

Interzone by Jimmi Campkin

Magnificent piece by Jimmi Campkin on Sudden Denouement

“When I stare at the sea for too long I see faces in the waves. Often they protest or cry out, so many drowned sailors and regretful suicides, but sometimes I see a beatific face beaming out, inflected by the rays of an underwater sun, a soul at peace with itself and its journey.”

https://suddendenouement.com/2019/05/01/interzone/

Writer, photographer and creator of SANCTUARY. https://jimmicampkin.com/
“I put my heart and my soul into my work, and I have lost my mind in the process” – Vincent van Gogh

And The Winners Are. . .

In November of 2018, the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective announced its first Short Story Contest centered around the theme ‘Things Would Never Be The Same.’ We received 129 submissions from around the globe with incredibly diverse interpretations of the theme.

https://suddendenouement.com/2019/04/11/and-the-winners-are/

1st place:
Basilike Pappa – No More Than You Can Salt

SD Short Story Contest Finalist: All Caps, No Spaces – Wes Trexler

“You’re completely disoriented as you run down the steps of the courthouse in Downtown Manhattan. This isn’t exactly your neighborhood, and it’s hard to get your bearings straight at first, but you know you have to move fast and catch a train soon, any train headed Uptown, so you move as quick as you can in dress shoes minus the laces.”

https://suddendenouement.com/2019/03/25/sd-short-story-contest-finalist-all-caps-no-spaces-wes-trexler/

Wes Trexler is an American writer and filmmaker based out of New York City. Recent stories have appeared in the Wisconsin Review, Willow Springs, Story|Houston and elsewhere. Several others have appeared in the Rag Literary Review, including one which was awarded their fiction prize in 2015. Mr. Trexler was born in West Virginia. He studied at Eastern Washington University and attended the Squaw Valley Community of Writers workshop in 2005. He plays clarinet.

SD Short Story Contest Finalist: No More Than You Can Salt – Basilike Pappa

Caught in the web of Basilike Pappa’s words:

“Show me someone who doesn’t want to make their parents proud and I’ll show you a liar. Or, worse, I’ll show you a weakling who shies from hardship. Or, even worse, a heartless, ungrateful bastard. For it is a truth secretly whispered that, when parents bring a baby into their home for the first time, and the sleepless nights start, and the crying turns to howling for hours on end, one question keeps gnawing at their minds: Why did we do this to ourselves?”

https://suddendenouement.com/2019/04/02/sd-short-story-contest-finalist-no-more-than-you-can-salt-basilike-pappa/

Basilike Pappa lives in Greece, where she doesn’t work as a translator, a copy-editor or a historian. When she doesn’t write, she reads, walks her dog and cooks without salt. She fights anxiety by singing in a loud, bad voice. Her prose has appeared in ‘Intrinsick’ and ‘Timeless Tales’, and her poetry in ‘Rat’s Ass Review,’ ‘Surreal Poetics’ and ‘Bones Journal for Contemporary Haiku.’ You can read more of her work on her blog, Silent Hour.