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the Statue

the Statue

Apr. ‘17 cc&d v270 6" x 9" ISSN# and ISBN# paperback book:
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Down in the Dirt Apr. ‘17 v144 6"x9" ISSN & ISBN book:
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the Chamber, 2016 collection book

the Chamber,
the 2016 book anthology

Short poems, flash fiction & prose by assorted artists is in the 2016 6" x 9" 420 page ISBN# collection book anthology
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the 2017 literary review date book

the 2017 literary date book review

Short poems & prose by assorted artists in 2016 issues of cc&d & Down in the Dirt in a 6" x 9" ISBN# 2017 weekly date book
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Study in Black

Study in Black

the 2017 Jan.-April 6" x 9" Down in the Dirt issue anthology!
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Things Found in Books

Things Found in Books

the 2017 Jan.-April 6" x 9" cc&d ISBN# issue anthology!
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    NEW TO SCARS: BRAND NEW MAGAZINE ISSUES! Check out cc&d v270 Apr. 2017 issue/book “the Statue”, and Down in the Dirt v144 Apr. 2017 “Waterlogged” are now available — so check out these brand new magazine issues online AND as perfect-bound paperback books!

    Just released: the Scars Publications 2016 collection book anthology “the Chamber”! This 420 page collection book contains poetry, flash fiction and short stories from accepted material in 2016 issues of
cc&d magazine and Down in the Dirt is a one of a kind collection book — and it is perfect to order for yourself or a gift!

the 2017 January-April MAGAZINE ISSUE ANTHOLOGY BOOKS are now available! Pick up a copy of “Study in Black” from
Down in the Dirt, or “Things Found in Books” from cc&d — because books like these are a great way to get a number of magazine issues all together in a great volume set! Pick up a copy today!

DO NOT FORGET the annual mini poetry books as a WEEKLY DATE BOOK! Pick up a copy of “the 2017 literary date book review” of short poems & prose by assorted writers & artists in 2016 issues of
cc&d and Down in the Dirt in a 6"x9" ISBN# 2017 weekly date book — pick up a copy today, and enjoy writing all year ‘round while you plan your entire calendar year!

    Check out the BRAND NEW books released recently, like “Crafting Wings” by Joseph Murphy, “the Eight Wheeled Doorway of Serpent’s Head” by Mark Fleury, “Scream” by Kyle Hemmings, “Naming a storm: Haiku and tanka” by Stephen Toft, “Bowetry” by Cara Losier Chanoine, “Epiphany” by Alain Marciano, “SHORT TAKES II” - Reviews and Opinions by Fred Russell, Neurotica” by Chris Butler, “The Trail of Quetzalcoatl poetry photo book by Westley O. Heine, or “Cowboy Hats and Railways” by John D Robinson — and remember that you can always check the books listing for a complete and up-to-date listing of books released (or check out the CD / Books sale page for a sorted listing of book too, with most recent books at the top)...

Crafting Wings, a Joseph Murchy book Crafting Wings
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the Eight Wheeled Doorway of Serpent’s Head, a Mark Fleury book the Eight Wheeled Doorway of Serpent’s Head
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Bowetry, a Cara Losier Chanoine book Bowetry
Get the Cara Losier Chanoine poetry ISBN# 6" x 9" book inspired by David Bowie lyrics!
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Naming a storm: Haiku and tanka, a Stephen Toft book

Naming a storm: Haiku and tanka

Get the Stephen Toft 2016 ISBN# 5½" x 8½" haiku and tanka book!
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The Trail of Quetzalcoatl

The Trail of Quetzalcoatl

Get the Westley O. Heine poetry photo 8½" x 11" ISBN# book!
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Scream a Kyle Hemmings book

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Short Takes II, a Fred Russell

Short Takes II

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    And HEY, if you want to know about FREE PDF file chapbooks, enjoy “Crazy”, a short story from a live show 4/23/17, “Erasure Poems” from a live show 4/1/17, “Short World Poems on World Poetry Day” from a live show for World Poetry Day 3/21/17, “Lengthy World Poems on World Poetry Day” from a live show for World Poetry Day 3/21/17, “2017 Austin Rhythm Fire” from a live show 3/20/17, “Exploring Spring” from a live show 3/4/17, “Book Release & Book Reading” from a live show 3/1/17, “Exalted Love” from a live show 2/4/17, “The Eating Game” by Christine Stoddard, “Beginning Anew” from a live show 1/7/17, “Akitu” from a live show 12/3/16, “New Beginnings, Firsts and the Future” from a live show 11/5/16, “Ultimate Connectivity” from a live show 10/16/16, “Masquerading in Costumes and Personas” from a live show 10/1/16, “How Music is Poetic” from a live show 9/3/16, “If Tomorrow Never Comes” by Linda M. Crate, “Thoughts on Peace” from a live show 8/6/16, “Voting for Change” from a live show 7/3/16, “Obey” from a live show 6/4/16, “There’s No Surf in Cleveland (Section 1)” by Michael Ceraolo, “Love in the Universe” from a live show 5/7/16, “Bagdad Cemetery” from the Leander Texas installment of the 2016 Poetry Bomb (of poems read at Bagdad Cemetery - a location from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie) — and remember that you can always go to the Chapbooks main page to see chapbooks from all of this year and past years too!

    If you’re looking for your video fix, you can always check out the regularly updated Scars Video page at artvilla (highlighting videos of recent performances)! And don’t forget, you can also check out all past videos (through “scars girl” Janet Kuypers) at YouTube, Facebook or twitter any time!
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Get the latest Janet Kuypers books!

Partial Nudity

Partial Nudity

the Janet Kuypers 286 page 2014 poetry collection, packed with many smaller poems
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the Janet Kuypers 386 page 2014 poetry collection, packed with longer poems
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the Periodic Table of Poetry

the Periodic Table of Poetry

Janet Kuypers’ book of poems for every element in the Periodic Table (plus bonus element and compound poems)
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a Year Long Journey

a Year Long Journey

Janet Kuypers’ 130 page 2015 poetry book from her last year of Chicago shows
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Bon Voyage!

Bon Voyage!

Kuypers’ journal/poetry photo book about India, in a 6"x9" ISBN# book
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Scars Publications and Design is a springboard for people to get their writing in magazines, on the internet and in books - including possibly their own book! If you’ve got talent and want your voice to be heard, we can help make your dreams a reality. We offer music and sounds of writers reading (.aif, .au, .ra, .wav, mpg, .mp4, .mov and .mp3), bulletin boards for people to post their writing, art space for pieces to be displayed on line, magazines on line and in books you can get published in, and even a chance to publish your own book through us! Choose what you want to learn more about by selecting one of the options on the left. As for copyright stuff, insert usual copyright babble here, something about all rights being reserved by whoever created this junk, and stuff like that... yeah, all we ask is that you respect what was put together here, that’s all... Scars Publications & Design est. 1993, web site 1995 (previously at, and

    Scars Publications has received writings from the United States, Canada, Australia, Belgium, England, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Malta, Norway, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa and Turkey (as well as input from both Japan and Slovenia), and is always looking for new writings from around the world to contribute to their two literary magazines: “Children, Churches and Daddies” (founded 1993) and “Down in the Dirt” (founded 2000). Our news section highlights news from around the globe, and our philosophy section highlights classic writing as well as modern philosophy essays. Browse through our chapbooks and books, play games, or enjoy work in our audio/video section, or even at our PodCasts or our radio station.

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