Liberated Muse Productions (LMP), the marketing and arts events promoting group has ventured into the book arena. With a roster of productions that includes the Capital Hip Hop Soul Fest and the social networking site http://www.liberatedmuse.com/, LMP looks forward to the new anthology providing an artistic outlet for writers and visual artists and an opportunity to reach a wider reading audience.
The call for submissions is still active, with deadline for submissions falling on December 31, 2008. For details on how to submit your work, visit the anthology's site with criteria by clicking HERE.
The anthology will be reviewed by renowned writers, including prolific poet Taalam Acey. Acey, who has performed all over the world and released numerous books and CDs of his work, released his book Troubled Soul Refinery in 2007. The book is a 340 page collection of Acey's poems from 1998-2007.
According to his bio on CD Baby , "Taalam Acey may be the hardest working spoken word artist of his generation. He's published a novel, an award winning memoir and 9 spoken word CDs. Taalam has been a full time traveling poet for 7 years.
Taalam's work has been featured on BET and in Essence Magazine. He has been a frequent guest at dozens of colleges and Universities and has lectured on contemporary spoken word at the prestigious Graduate School of Education at UC Berkeley. Acey has twice been featured at the Essence Music Festival. In addition, Acey's work has been associated with films that have garnered an Audience Award and a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.