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A really rich life
Bruce Rutledge
August 22, 2020

We are launching an environmental imprint
Bruce Rutledge
August 3, 2020

Announcing our autobiographical novel writing contest
Bruce Rutledge
July 24, 2020

Discover Nikkei reviews Persimmon and Frog
Bruce Rutledge
May 13, 2020

For Ellis
David Rutledge
April 9, 2020

A Review of The Italian Barrel, 1240 Decatur
David Rutledge
March 30, 2020

Report from the French Quarter
David Rutledge
March 25, 2020

A Vida Count of Our Very Own
Tracy Wang
October 25, 2017

Bookshelves: the Ideal, the DIY, and the Real Life
Emmaline Cotter
June 5, 2017

Eggnog, Hot Cider, Mulled Wine, and What Else?
Jin Chang
December 15, 2016

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Open Call: Submit to Ghosts of Seattle Past until April 30th
Cali Kopczick
28 March, 2016

If you didn't make it to the Irish Wake for Lost Seattle Places, you probably didn't hear the exciting news: the Ghosts of Seattle Past anthology is open for submissions!

Ghosts of Seattle Past Submission Poster

What we're looking for: essays, photographs, and art commemorating a public place (or gathering space such as astore, restaurant, institution, or venue) that is gone. We want to hear about the veterinarian office where you took your dog. We want to hear about the speakeasy where your grandparents met. We want that picture of the vacant lot (now condo) where you and your friends used to play ball.

A few caveats: 1) no residences; as much as we agree that your grandmother's old house is worth remembering, the map just gets too crowded if we include stories like that; 2) this is a project of personal histories; we LOVE historical background, but ultimately this project is about memory, so we can't accept your research paper on that old foundry unless it's grounded in recollections of a childhood visit. For more on what we're looking for, visit The site has a submission portal, but you can also email We'll be welcoming your essays, artwork, and map entries for consideration in the printed anthology until April 30th. Let's get cracking!

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