Announcing Hiraeth Publishing’s New Drabble Contest

Sozar! The second drabble contest theme,  Diplomatic Immunity for Extra-Terrestrial Visitors, has been posted on our website!

Looking forward to receiving your submissions. Remember that you can send as many as you like as long as they’re in separate emails. Be sure to review the guidelines in detail and enjoy the process!


Your Humble Boortean Ambassador

Updated Guidelines for It Came From Her Purse Anthology

Hi Everyone:

Hope you’re gearing up for an awesome summer of writing! We have slightly updated our guidelines because we’ve been receiving quite a few submissions that aren’t in-keeping with our wide-angled theme . . .

Marcia Borell and I are looking forward to reading you work. Please let me know if you have any questions . . .

Here’s to your writing success!


Attention “Ancient Aliens Go Home” Drabble Submitters and Readers . . .

Greetings Drabble Submitters:

Apologies from the Boortean Embassy . . . Your Humble Ambassador will be sending out acceptance letters and contacting the winners shortly. The winners of Hiraeth Publishing’s first drabble contest will be posted in the July newsletter, and the issue will be sent to your coordinates in early August. Meanwhile, please enjoy reading the June newsletter and perusing our submission calls and available publications.

Here’s to your writing success!

Terrie Leigh Relf

The Boortean Ambassador

Call for Submissions for It Came From Her Purse!

Hi Everyone!

Hope you’re taking care and focusing on the positive! Here’s to creating time to submit to the second iteration of It Came From Her Purse! I’m so excited to be working with Marcia Borell on this one. Remember to follow the guidelines to the letter and submit your most Corman-esque artwork, fiction, and poetry!

Truly Yours,

Terrie Leigh Relf

Lead Editor

The Boortean Embassy Sends Everyone Love and Reiki!

The Boortean Embassy is sending you all love and Reiki!

This is a challenging time, and we all will meet it in our own way . . . Connections are so important. Reaching out to each other is so important. Being there for yourself and others is so important.

I just want you all to know that we CAN meet these challenges and learn so much about ourselves and our treasured others in the process. Please let me know how the Embassy can be there for you . . .

And yes, meanwhile, the drabble contest is in full-swing. Perhaps engaging in creative pursuits with friends, family, and yes, your adorable podlings, is just what you need right now.

Humbly Yours,

The Boortean Ambassador

P.S. The Embassy is prepared to share writing prompts for Haurans of all ages, so please reach out if you’d like to share yours as well!


The Boortean Ambassador Will Be Attending MidSouth Con with Hiraeth Publishing

Sozar – that’s right!

The Boortean Ambassador’s starslip will be in geosynchronous orbit over Memphis, Tennessee, for MidSouth Con! 

She will be transporting down to the dealer room on March 20-to -22 with our Fearless Leader. She looks forward to connecting with you all there. The Embassy is all a buzz, as this is promising to be a transformational event! Furthermore, the Ambassador is beside herself with joy because she will be able to see her favorite Haurans live and in person! Sozar!

Humbly Yours,

The Boortean Ambassador

P.S. And yes, YT will be asking where the best place to obtain caffeinated beverages is located . . .

A Few Updates for Inquiring Minds. . .

Hi Everyone:

I’ve received a few queries given my connection with Alban Lake Publishing and the Drabble contest, etc.  I am no longer associated in any way with Alban Lake Publishing, which, as of April 6, is being rebranded as Branching Realities by Karen and Bill Otto. Some of you may already be aware of this. That said, Hiraeth Publishing is solid and will be handling all the publications and authors that you love! Thank you for your patience!

Sozar to you!

Sozar! I have a poem nominated for the Rhysling!

I was thrilled to learn that someone nominated my poem, “Revisiting the Origins of Language,” that was published in the March 2019 issue of Space & Time Magazine. Thank you to Poetry Editor, Linda Addison, for accepting this poem.

My Interview at RYZ Magazine

Hi Everyone:

I recently learned about this inspiring publication and had the opportunity to be interviewed by Steven Minnaar. Be sure to check out all these entrepreneurs, including my friend and colleague, Chuck Hardwick, who hosts the OB Networking Group at Te Mana Cafe on Tuesdays at noon. Here’s the link to my interview: Entrepreneur Showcase.


Hiraeth Books’ New Drabble Contest

Hi Everyone!

Sozar! Here’s the link for Hiraeth Books’ new drabble contest. Even though our new site is still under construction, there is much to explore – including the guidelines for seven of our publications!  The shop is open and you can expect to see more titles shortly.

Looking forward to reading your drabble submissions!

Your Humble Ambassador,

Terrie Leigh Relf