B. Washington Writes

Hi! My name is Brittany. I write fiction and poetry. I'll be documenting the editing process of my first novel, offering writing tips and prompts, and of course writing about books! (Psalm 45:1)



Where Are You Poet and Where Are You Artist is here!

We are looking for poets and artists to become a part of the Where Are You Press line up!

Are you a poet? We want to publish your chapbook! Send us your manuscript before August 22nd to be a part of our second annual submission contest! 

Are you an artist? We’re launching our first annual Where Are You Artist submission contest! Have your art be sold as a poster or sticker in the Where Are You Press etsy store! Submit before August 22nd!

Rules and guidelines can be found here!

Good luck and we are stay posted for new updates and other Where Are You Press events! It’s a busy and sunny summer for us here and we’re so glad for y’all to be a part of it.

The Press

Who wants to get published through my press?



It’s just like:


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“Create dangerously, for people who read dangerously. … Writing, knowing in part that no matter how trivial your words may seem, someday, somewhere, someone may risk his or her life to read them.”

—   Edwidge Danticat (via writersrelief)

“I believed that I wanted to be a poet,
but deep down I wanted to be a poem.”

—   Jamie Gil de Biedma (via buttholepoetry)

(Source: elliptical, via the-masked-writer)

Fiction {Flashback} Monday - The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg


I can’t remember at what point in my childhood I read this story, but I’m pretty sure it was in middle school. I dare say it was in sixth grade, just like the protagonists. I do remember it was a good book. And after reading the preview on Amazon, that definitely holds true. 

The book is about a sixth grade Academic Bowl Team who goes on to beat the seventh and eighth grade teams too. Of course, all my memory of the tiny details are completely blurry, so check out the book description on Amazon. I do remember that it went on to become about so much more than just an Academic Bowl Team. You can see that in the name the team gave themselves - The Souls. 

I randomly thought about this book back in April or May 2013 and when I looked it up, I had learned that the author had died on April 19, 2013. That made me sad, but her books are left for us to read. So check this book out if you haven’t read it. And if you have read this book, let me know your story about it. 



my life got about a thousand times better once i stopped censoring myself

and by censoring i don’t mean i suddenly embraced indiscriminate swearing; i mean i stopped trying to sugarcoat my past or my feelings; i stopped lying by omission; i stopped having guilty pleasures; i began unabashedly enjoying whatever i liked; i became very honest; i cut out of my life poisonous people and negative ideals, and i am so, so much happier for it

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I’m writing everything but a poem or story. The new Fiction Flashback Monday post is ready and will be published tomorrow. Keep your eyes open for that. I’m working on one story and writing questions for two others for the magazine. One is an event I will actually get to attend. It’s really fun to go and hit the streets and talk to people in person.

Not to mention, I have a digital media workshop for the next two weeks as a part of my master’s program.

Busy B. I’m currently on break scrolling through Tumblr. 

Okay guys I need your help - yes all of you



I am in need of surgery and I need donations to help get me to America in order to pay for the operation. The surgery costs about £120,000 (about $200,000) and my family simply cannot afford that. This surgery is going to give me a second…

“Always carry a notebook.
And I mean always.
The short-term memory only retains information for three minutes; unless it is committed to paper you can lose an idea for ever.”

—   Will Self (via somnone)

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Nnedi Okorafor

why didn’t i know about her?!!

she is everything.
get into lagoon and she who fears death immediately.

i trust your judgement. new additions to my summer reading list ayyy

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