Monday, January 30, 2012

Asheville Literary Press Accepting Manuscripts

Hey for all your writers in the area, check out our literary press as a possibility for getting published.

The Black Mountain Press is dedicated to promoting work of emerging authors of literary poetry, novels and short stories. As cinema, art and story telling has plummeted in literary quality to appeal to the lowest common denominator in recent years, the Black Mountain Press strives to find and publish works that aspire to a higher ideal, many times written by unknown, first time authors, without agents representing them. All too often their works are ignored By the corporate publishers who are more interested in serving up their chain store consumables for a public lost in our mass produced fast-food induced art world.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Get the Destination Tee Shirt You Forgot to Purchase

Internet merchants are offering unique tourist tee shirts from those destinations you loved but didn't want to spend money on shirts at the time. Remember that last spectacular out-of-town trip you had? Chances are, you took home some souvenirs like destination tee shirts. But what if you forgot to pick up some memorabilia before heading home?

In the past, your only chance to buy adventure tee shirts was at gift shops located in the area itself. However, all of that has changed. You can now purchase destination tee shirts online after you've gone home!

No longer do you have to worry about getting souvenir destination tee shirts. There are plenty of websites that offer a selection of destination tee shirts featuring popular tourist locations.

Most of the time, you'll find destination tee shirts with the usual "I went to ___ and all I got was this lousy tee shirt." But there are more and more quality stores that offer something better than this.

For instance, some destination tee shirts are intentionally kitschy and feature a popular landmark from the location. Examples of which are mountains, lakes, well-known establishments and historically significant locations.

On the other hand, some tee shirts humorously incorporate an inside joke or catchphrase that's appreciated by tourists and locals alike. These destination tee shirts convey a certain attitude or state of mind that many of the residents share.

Others depict a warm and touching aspect of the location's cultural heritage. Since the appeal of many tourist spots comes from their natural environment, most destination tee shirts feature animals such as bears, moose and wolves. You'll also find destination tee shirts that are cleverly laid out with a postcard design complete with a postage stamp.

Additionally, there are some designs that include the map of the area to really help familiarize yourself with your destination of choice. You'll even find some tee shirts that have a list of the popular trails and rivers in the area.

Select tee shirts that are made of cotton. The natural properties of cotton make it easy to wash, dry and iron. It also allows the wearer to stay cool because the fabric absorbs moisture that helps the skin breathe.

Online stores carrying destination T-shirts offer you the convenience of having your items of choice shipped to you so you don't have to wait for your next road trip just to get a souvenir.

To ensure secure payment and fast delivery, look for stores that accept major credit cards and deliver within 24 hours. However, shipping could take anywhere from 2 to 10 business days depending on where you are.

For your own benefit, make sure that your merchant has a good return policy so you can have your money back in case you're not satisfied with your order. Most merchants ask for a copy of your receipt with a short description of why you're returning the shirt. Some also ship internationally while others don't.

Whatever destination tee shirts you fancy, make sure to pick one that captures the essence and spirit of the place you visited. Best of all, you have the option of ordering the tee shirt of your choice after your trip.