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The Haberdasher

Created by writers for writers, The Haberdasher, or le Hab, is your Peddler of Literary Art for Northern California and beyond. In addition to writing tips and literary debates, we also feature critical reviews and author interviews.
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“They Don’t Need to Know THAT, Do They?”: Tempra Board Talks Essays, Grants & Collaboration

There are many forms collaboration can take, and that’s the exciting thing about it: You have no idea where it’s going to go, and the product is often much better than what either writer might have done alone. Continue reading

“Immigration Made Me Into A Writer”: Interview with Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Advice to writers: read widely, write regularly, edit ruthlessly. Continue reading

WordSpring ’16: Jeremy Gerrard Riffs on Musical Creativity

Traveling and playing songs that we’ve created allows us to put something into others’ worlds that wasn’t there before, and we get to put something into our world that wasn’t there before. Considering the art, the hospitality and support, the camaraderie, the simplicity, and the freedom that all paint the touring picture, I think it’s humanity at its best. Continue reading

“The Story Won’t Tell Itself”: An Interview with Tim Hayes

Expect rejection, embrace rejection. Continue reading

New literary journal, Flumes, is currently seeking submissions for its inaugural edition!

On behalf of our sister publication, The Haberdasher is proud to announce that Flumes is now accepting submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, children’s and young adult literature, as well as art & photography. The Spring 2016 submission period ends April 25th. For more details, including guidelines for each genre, or to submit, please visit: … Continue reading

2nd Annual Halloween Writing Contest: We’ve Picked Our Poison

Skull Roll, Please! In the “Spell Poem” Category… First, we want to thank everyone who participated in our 2nd Annual Halloween Writing Contest. This year, we had over ninety submissions across the four categories, including submissions from both Yuba College and Andros Karperos Middle School students. You all made it very tough for us in … Continue reading

2nd Annual Halloween Writing Contest: All Hallow’s Short Shorts. All the Zombies are Wearing Them

And Now, the 2nd Annual Halloween Writing Contest’s Newest Addition: The All Hallow’s Short Shorts. This year’s new category, “The All Hallow’s Short Short” received many amazing submissions. However, two  stood above the rest.  “Camp of the Dead” and “The One With a Soul” caused candy corn to fly and curses to be muttered as … Continue reading

2nd Annual Halloween Writing Contest: Halloween Haiku Candy

Next up in the 2nd Annual Halloween Writing Contest is the “Halloween Haiku” Category. Halloween haiku Blending terror and creativity Will you sleep again? –by Jeremiah Looney, Yuba College Literary Arts Club WINNERS Death’s Way A loud, raspy scream He took his last breath of air Sounds of death echo –by Saajan Kandola, Andros Karperos … Continue reading

2nd Annual Halloween Writing Contest: 13 Word Horror Story Tricks & Treats

First up in the 2nd Annual Halloween Writing Contest is the “13 Word Horror Story” Category. As we began to revise and narrow down the potential winning submissions in this, by far our most popular, category, we soon realized this wasn’t going to be an easy task. Debating our conflicting views and fighting for our … Continue reading

The Chill is Back! The YCLAC 2nd Annual Halloween Writing Contest Begins Now

Once again, The Haberdasher is pleased to support the Yuba College Literary Arts Club’s annual Halloween Writing Contest. This year’s contest features four categories: Halloween Haiku, Spell Poems, 13 Word Horror Stories and the All Hallows Short Short. The deadline (and we do mean dead) is Thursday, Oct. 15. Multiple submissions are welcomed. The contest … Continue reading

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