Milestones

Today I received word that my writing has been published in the 300th literary venue since beginning to send out submissions in 2014.

And earlier this month my 1,500th poem was published during that same span of time.

Two nice milestones to reach.

My motto remains the same. One step and then the next. Always looking forward.

I sat on the front porch this morning watching the rain fall along with the leaves, and I thought about my amazing family and friends who have supported and encouraged me during this life. I am truly a lucky man.

I honestly believe that the real work has only just begun. I have big dreams, and I know that in order for them to be achieved my actions must follow suit.

I am more excited than ever about the possibilities of what the future holds.

Above all, I am extremely thankful.

Amethyst and Angels/CultureCult Magazine Winter 2018

The song of aged owls sounds like smelted silver flowing thickly from the woods. Raindrops gently drip from the heavens, caressing newly colored leaves with their kisses as wind chimes howl. A fog of night sits soft and still in the air, sneezing open pathways toward ruptured visions of amethyst and angelic whispers. Swirling mandalas of miracles are made manifest, casting spells of soothing peace to calm the spirit of a fervent season at its core. 

CultureCult Magazine issue 9 cover

I’m honored to have a selection of my work included in the new 2018 winter issue of CultureCult Magazine published out of West Bengal, India by Jagannath Chakravarti. This is consistently one of the most beautifully designed (both cover and interior) magazines being published today. I do not make that statement often, and it is not said lightly. 

The full issue which includes “It’s a Matter of Record/Opinion,” “Kingdom of Chaos,” and “Formulas for Pressing Flowers” can be viewed here online.

But I highly recommend picking up a copy of this gorgeous print edition for your bookshelf. 

My new book, Abstract Visions of Light, is available here through Alien Buddha Press. You can also pick up a signed copy directly from me if interested. Thank you for supporting independent artists and publishers. Cheers!

 

 

October 2018 Recap/Holiday Deal!

For anyone interested in picking up a bundle of my books to help ease the holiday shopping stress this season, I have a new package available now for just $40. It includes one copy each of Songs of a Dissident (Transcendent Zero Press), Chaos Songs (Weasel Press), Happy Hour Hallelujah (CTU Publishing), and my latest book, Abstract Visions of Light (Alien Buddha Press). The deal also includes three signed broadsheets and other assorted extras.

Please contact me at 17Numa@gmail.com or on Facebook to order. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Abstract Visions of Light front


Another exciting month has come to a close. But before fully flipping the calendar over, I want to think these venues for publishing my work during October:

Turn, Turn, Turn – Harbinger Asylum (print)

Eternal and Infinite – Harbinger Asylum (print)

The Good Life – The Dope Fiend Daily

Alms of Ouroboros – Dissident Voice

Specks of Sawdust – GloMag

Empty Pages – Dissident Voice

Stoplight Serenade – Dissident Voice

Dinner for Two – CTU Publishing

Wasteland Carousel – Dissident Voice 

I would also like to thank everyone associated with the following publications for accepting work recently that will be released during November and the months ahead:

The Pangolin Review, Leaves of Ink, CultureCult Magazine, Our Poetry Archive, Cajun Mutt Press, Piker Press, BlogNostics, Synchronized Chaos, and TreeHouse Arts.


Cheers to an inspired November, my friends! And thank you to everyone who kindly orders one of the packages mentioned above.

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Encoded/Harbinger Asylum Autumn 2018

Life has been apocalyptic from the get-go. New revelations of truth manifest by the moment. It’s just a matter of holding on for the ride as long as possible. But even the falls can be fun. Exhilarating evolution. There are no wizened souls that didn’t first overcome their fair share of chaos. Order has to be shoved around sometimes to force it toward a stronger state. It’s all part of the game. It’s all coded in the system.

Harbinger Asylum (autumn 2018)

My poems “Turn, Turn, Turn” and “Eternal and Infinite” are included in the new autumn 2018 print issue of Harbinger Asylum. Published by Transcendent Zero Press.

My new book, Abstract Visions of Light, is available here through Alien Buddha Press.

 

Songs of Selah on 17Numa Radio

The new episode goes live tonight, October 17, at 9 PM EST on 17Numa Radio. Tune in via this link for the broadcast and afterwards to access the archive…

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/17numaradio/2018/10/18/songs-of-selah-with-scott-thomas-outlar

17Numa Radio

Phone lines are open in the studio. If you have questions or thoughts you’d like to share please call in at 646-668-8757.

On tonight’s episode:

A preview segment with future guest, Don Beukes. He’ll be speaking about his latest co-authored book, The Persuit of Poetic Perfection. Find out more about the book here at Beukes’ website, The Salamander Chronicles.

Also, a segment featuring Poet Akinwemimo Idris (Loaded). Idris is a humanitarian who writes across all genres of literature. His literary works have been published in many poetry anthologies across the world and several times he has been featured on stage. As a peaceful revolutionist, he founded Nibstears Poetry Cave in 2014 so as to make use of all the ethics and norms in poetry as a tool towards achieving progress and peace. Since the inception of Nibstears, visitations to schools, prisons, and hospitals to donate time and express words of hope have become the objectives. Nibstears has an online poetry school and holds an annual poetry festival called TASTE OF WORDS. 

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I’ll also be reading a selection of poems from my various books and playing music throughout the night. 

If you’d like to appear as a future guest on Songs of Selah, please visit 17Numa.com or contact me at 17Numa@gmail.com. Also find me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

Cheers!

 

Songs of Selah: Harvest Moon Edition

Songs of Selah promo

Songs of Selah from Diversity of the Minds Radio Network will be airing live tonight (Monday, September 24) starting at 9 PM eastern.

Tune in to this link as we celebrate the Harvest Moon and autumnal equinox with some great music…

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/diversityofthemindsradio/2018/09/25/songs-of-selah-with-scott-thomas-outlar

I’ll be playing tracks from Atlanta band, Spectralux from their forthcoming album, See the Colors You’ve Ignored Forever. And phone lines will be open all evening for anyone who would like to call in and promote their work. 

The number in the studio is 319-527-6171.

If you’re interested in being a featured guest on an upcoming show, please email me at 17Numa@gmail.com. Cheers!