Hello everyone,
Last week I found out that I was accepted into the Tin House Summer Writing workshop in Portland this July. It is a huge opportunity for me and I’m very glad they enjoyed my manuscript. However, I did not get the scholarship I applied for, which makes my getting to the workshop damn near impossible.
I’m hoping that’s where you good folks can come in. I credit you guys on Tumblr for helping me have this opportunity. I strongly believe my practice of daily six worders (not to mention all of the requests I reply to) have really helped me hone my fiction to this point. Clearly it worked well enough for Tin House to take notice, but it won’t matter unless I can get there!
So… For the last few days I’ve been raising money on GoFundMe to make it to Tin House’s workshop. The fees rack up to $1700, and that doesn’t even include travel costs (which are roughly $500 if I book very soon). On GoFundMe I’m asking for that initial $1700—I’m a little over halfway there, but I honestly need the entire amount to make it. I just don’t have the money. I really needed that scholarship. On a personal note, I work as a dishwasher/line cook 5 days a week and attend an MFA in a different state for the other 2—those travel costs alone cut deep into my paychecks—not to mention that this winter has seen more than a couple $200+ gas bills.
I must pay a deposit to save my spot on this workshop ASAP. The total amount isn’t due until June 1, but I need to get most of the money very soon.
I hope you guys will consider donating, or even just sharing this page. People can donate as much as they like, and anyone who donates will get a six worder; there are also donation ‘silver’ and ‘gold’ levels where you can have a handwritten or typed six worders / short stories mailed to you! Thanks to everyone who’s helped me to this point, and thanks to anyone that likes, reblogs, or otherwise spreads the word for me!
—Eric
http://www.gofundme.com/ericboydtinhouse2014

GUYS I’M GETTING PRETTY CLOSE TO MY GOAL— PLEASE HELP GET ME THE REST OF THE WAY!

Hello everyone,

Last week I found out that I was accepted into the Tin House Summer Writing workshop in Portland this July. It is a huge opportunity for me and I’m very glad they enjoyed my manuscript. However, I did not get the scholarship I applied for, which makes my getting to the workshop damn near impossible.

I’m hoping that’s where you good folks can come in. I credit you guys on Tumblr for helping me have this opportunity. I strongly believe my practice of daily six worders (not to mention all of the requests I reply to) have really helped me hone my fiction to this point. Clearly it worked well enough for Tin House to take notice, but it won’t matter unless I can get there!

So… For the last few days I’ve been raising money on GoFundMe to make it to Tin House’s workshop. The fees rack up to $1700, and that doesn’t even include travel costs (which are roughly $500 if I book very soon). On GoFundMe I’m asking for that initial $1700—I’m a little over halfway there, but I honestly need the entire amount to make it. I just don’t have the money. I really needed that scholarship. On a personal note, I work as a dishwasher/line cook 5 days a week and attend an MFA in a different state for the other 2—those travel costs alone cut deep into my paychecks—not to mention that this winter has seen more than a couple $200+ gas bills.

I must pay a deposit to save my spot on this workshop ASAP. The total amount isn’t due until June 1, but I need to get most of the money very soon.

I hope you guys will consider donating, or even just sharing this page. People can donate as much as they like, and anyone who donates will get a six worder; there are also donation ‘silver’ and ‘gold’ levels where you can have a handwritten or typed six worders / short stories mailed to you! Thanks to everyone who’s helped me to this point, and thanks to anyone that likes, reblogs, or otherwise spreads the word for me!

—Eric

http://www.gofundme.com/ericboydtinhouse2014

GUYS I’M GETTING PRETTY CLOSE TO MY GOAL— PLEASE HELP GET ME THE REST OF THE WAY!

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"Only the animals knew her name."

— SIX WORDS (4/22/14)

— NIGHT TELEGRAM
This story appeared in Birkensnake #5

Anonymous asked: It would honestly make my day if you wrote a poem about any inanimate object like, an iPhone or something. Sorry. I had to ask.

Cameras capture everything but see nothing.

Anonymous asked: I wish somebody would write about me the way you write in general

People are so tricky, I cannot tell if this is a good thing or if this person is a masochist. Thanks either way!

Hello everyone,

Last week I found out that I was accepted into the Tin House Summer Writing workshop in Portland this July. It is a huge opportunity for me and I’m very glad they enjoyed my manuscript. However, I did not get the scholarship I applied for, which makes my getting to the workshop damn near impossible.
I’m hoping that’s where you good folks can come in. I credit you guys on Tumblr for helping me have this opportunity. I strongly believe my practice of daily six worders (not to mention all of the requests I reply to) have really helped me hone my fiction to this point. Clearly it worked well enough for Tin House to take notice, but it won’t matter unless I can get there!
So… For the last few days I’ve been raising money on GoFundMe to make it to Tin House’s workshop. The fees rack up to $1700, and that doesn’t even include travel costs (which are roughly $500 if I book very soon). On GoFundMe I’m asking for that initial $1700—I’m a little over halfway there, but I honestly need the entire amount to make it. I just don’t have the money. I really needed that scholarship. On a personal note, I work as a dishwasher/line cook 5 days a week and attend an MFA in a different state for the other 2—those travel costs alone cut deep into my paychecks—not to mention that this winter has seen more than a couple $200+ gas bills.
I must pay a deposit to save my spot on this workshop ASAP. The total amount isn’t due until June 1, but I need to get most of the money very soon.

I hope you guys will consider donating, or even just sharing this page. People can donate as much as they like, and anyone who donates will get a six worder; there are also donation ‘silver’ and ‘gold’ levels where you can have a handwritten or typed six worders / short stories mailed to you! Thanks to everyone who’s helped me to this point, and thanks to anyone that likes, reblogs, or otherwise spreads the word for me!
—Eric

http://www.gofundme.com/ericboydtinhouse2014

Hello everyone,

Last week I found out that I was accepted into the Tin House Summer Writing workshop in Portland this July. It is a huge opportunity for me and I’m very glad they enjoyed my manuscript. However, I did not get the scholarship I applied for, which makes my getting to the workshop damn near impossible.

I’m hoping that’s where you good folks can come in. I credit you guys on Tumblr for helping me have this opportunity. I strongly believe my practice of daily six worders (not to mention all of the requests I reply to) have really helped me hone my fiction to this point. Clearly it worked well enough for Tin House to take notice, but it won’t matter unless I can get there!

So… For the last few days I’ve been raising money on GoFundMe to make it to Tin House’s workshop. The fees rack up to $1700, and that doesn’t even include travel costs (which are roughly $500 if I book very soon). On GoFundMe I’m asking for that initial $1700—I’m a little over halfway there, but I honestly need the entire amount to make it. I just don’t have the money. I really needed that scholarship. On a personal note, I work as a dishwasher/line cook 5 days a week and attend an MFA in a different state for the other 2—those travel costs alone cut deep into my paychecks—not to mention that this winter has seen more than a couple $200+ gas bills.

I must pay a deposit to save my spot on this workshop ASAP. The total amount isn’t due until June 1, but I need to get most of the money very soon.

I hope you guys will consider donating, or even just sharing this page. People can donate as much as they like, and anyone who donates will get a six worder; there are also donation ‘silver’ and ‘gold’ levels where you can have a handwritten or typed six worders / short stories mailed to you! Thanks to everyone who’s helped me to this point, and thanks to anyone that likes, reblogs, or otherwise spreads the word for me!

—Eric

http://www.gofundme.com/ericboydtinhouse2014

Anonymous asked: Can you write a little poem about low self-esteem introverts? [Please & Thank you :) ] P.s. you have great talent.

Strength is internal; let it out.

"I have no interest in retreating from my past. I want to hold it in my fists and move forward with it. I want to help the men and the ladies as much as I can. I want to be back there because, before jail, I was a college dropout without any hopes, making $7.25 an hour at a shit job. Now I make $8.25 at a different shit job, but I’m on my way to a graduate degree, possibly to teach at the very jail I was housed in, while writing short stories that mean something to me. There are no words to express that mix of humbling awe and terrified excitement. Sometimes I think about all of that and it melts down over me like some great majestic light."

Literature on Lockdown: Eric Boyd

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Anonymous asked: Wow you are amazing!! Could you possibly write one about eating disorders? It's kinda personal but I was just wondering.

Food for thought: just accept yourself.

Anonymous asked: Your talent is beyond! I would be so honoured if you wrote a six word about someone who for the first time wants to let go and give someone a chance.

Life is a gamble. Bet high.

we-are-13oss asked: Hi, I recently started a new poetry blog mynewtruthsfornow and I was wondering if you wouldn't mind checking it out or even promoting it, it would mean a lot if you could, thank you :)

You heard her, guys—check it out! http://mynewtruthsfornow.tumblr.com/

Anonymous asked: Six word about a girl who's afraid of getting older only because she hasn't accomplished what she thought she would at her age.

Experience always accomplishes more than naivety.

Anonymous asked: can you write a poem about models?

ericboydblog:

Pretty faces hide in dark places.

d-apres-moi asked: Six-worder about my name? Faith. c:

Since birth, we believed in her.

peeratrevisions asked: Eight worder about writing six worders! <3

The soul in six words, not too impossible.

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