Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Published online with number one accessible in the archives, number two includes:
Poetry by Jamie Lynn Buehner, Sara Dailey, Alan Elyshevitz, Howie Good, Jim Heynen, Bradley Hoge, Jenny McDougal, Patricia McGoldrick, John N. Miller, M.V. Montgomery, Katherine D. Perry, Floareau Tutuianu, Danny Sklar, and Scott Whitaker.
Flash Fiction by A.T. Cross, John Dutterer, Justin Ekstedt, Michael Onofrey, Michelle Reale, Paul Rogalus, and Brad Rose.
Fiction by Joshua James Wilson Mattern, and an interview with writer Jim Heynen.
Dear New Publisher:
You may have noticed people discussing your company on various web sites. Normally, this would be a good thing, I mean, free publicity, right? But, when you go to these sites, they may be discussing your company in unflattering terms and asking all kinds of questions about your ability to get books into bookstores.
"But, wait. They can't say that about my baby."
Actually, yes they can.
Read the rest, including a comprehensive list of questions that ANYONE thinking about starting up a new press should be able to answer FIRST if they really expect a serious venture to result (and anyone thinking of publishing with a "publisher" should ask of them as well!).
Currently accepting papers on Cinemas of the Arab World.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Please send a bio, a sample of three poems, and a brief paragraph that describes how your work or how a contemporary poet’s work merges text and image by February 15th to Charlotte Pence: cpence1-AT-utk-DOT-edu). Travel funds are available on a competitive basis through SAMLA.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories for their November Short Story Award for New Writers competition. This competition is held quarterly and is open to any writers whose fiction hasn’t appeared in a print publication with a circulation greater than 5000. No theme restrictions. Word count should not exceed 12,000. (All shorter lengths welcome.) The next Short Story Award for New Writers competition will be held in February. Glimmer Train’s monthly submission calendar may be viewed here.
First place: D.M. Gordon of Leeds, MA, wins $1200 for “The Work of Hunters Is Another Thing.” Her story will be published in the Spring 2011 issue of Glimmer Train Stories, out in February 2011. [Photo credit: Ellen Augarten.]
Second place: Amanda Korman of Williamstown, MA, wins $500 for “From the Needle of Gwen.”
Third place: Tara Stillions of La Mesa, CA, wins $300 for “General, After the Tornado.”
A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.
Also: Very Short Fiction competition (deadline soon approaching! January 31)
Glimmer Train hosts this competition twice a year, and first place is $1200 plus publication in the journal. It’s open to all writers, no theme restrictions, and the word count must not exceed 3000. Click here for complete guidelines.
The English Department at Quinnipiac University accepting applications for Assistant Professor beginning in Fall 2010. Feb 28
St. Lawrence University invites Fiction or creative non-fiction writers with significant publications and teaching experience to apply for the position of Viebranz Visiting Professor of Creative Writing for the academic year 2010-2011. Dr. Sidney Sondergard, English
Monmouth University Assistant Professor, Creative Writing (Fiction) and Literature. Feb 28
The inaugural issue, January 2010, features works by Teri Carter, Nathan Leslie, Kenneth Pobo, Anne Wagener, William Farrant, Eirik Gumeny, Nick Chambers, and Lindsay Champion.
Bananafish is open for submissions of fiction and memoir.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
"Stop being so damned dainty and polite. Treat writing like your lifeblood instead of your livelihood. And for Christ's sake, write something we might want to read."
By Ted Genoways in Mother Jones, Jan/Feb 2010.
[via Gerry Canavan]
The Basilica Review - poetry
Bananfish – fiction, memoir
Dark Lady Poetry
Miracle Monocle - fiction, poetry, microfiction
Scarab - iPhone poetry and prose
The Tower Journal - poetry, fiction, essays, book reviews
Added to NewPages Guide to Independent Publishers and University Presses
Eclectic Flash is currently running a flash fiction and poetry contest. To enter, write a FF story or poem based on some element in a video posted on their site (and make a $1 donation).
[Re-posted with corrections.]
Friday, January 22, 2010
Contributors come from Canada, Ireland, The United States, India, Norway, England and Germany. Featuring poet Dr. Lorne Foster, other authors include Ben Velazquez, J.R. Slonche, Joe Wetteroth, Rebecca Singh, Jason Joyce, Daniel Klawitter, Devika Menon, Catherine Frazer - and many more for a total of 30 poets.
Atonal Poetry Review is currently accepting submissions of poetry and certain essays, reviews and interviews - see their website for specific information.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Submission are open to high school and beyond, with free subscriptions offered to high school students.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
The editors also offer their readers an opportunity to respond to each poem as well: "we encourage thoughtful responses to individual poems and challenges to our own observations and interpretations."
While Leveler has the next month of poems planned, they are open for submissions.
Currently published or waiting in the wings are poems by Priyadarshi Patnaik, Karen Neuberg, Gerald Yelle, Nate Pritts, Jay Snodgrass, Mark Jackley, Heather McNaugher, Stephen Danos, Ron Green, Chris Caldemeyer, Nancy Devine, Tom McCauley, and Rob Schlegel.
"Haiti is a rich country. She has many things which we need and we have many things which she needs. Intercourse between us is easy. Measuring distance by time and improved steam navigation, Haiti will one day be only three days from New York and thirty-six hours from Florida; in fact our next door neighbor. On this account, as well as others equally important, friendly and helpful relations should subsist between the two countries. Though we have a thousand years of civilization behind us, and Haiti only a century behind her; though we are large and Haiti is small; though we are strong and Haiti is weak; though we are a continent and Haiti is bounded on all sides by the sea, there may come a time when even in the weakness of Haiti there may be strength to the United States."
[Thanks to Gabriel Gudding for the link.]
Under English: Milton with John Rogers; The American Novel Since 1945 with Amy Hungerford; Introduction to Theory of Literature with Paul H. Fry; and Modern Poetry with Langdon Hammer (pictured).
These are full-semester courses with separate video segments for each session and a syllabus with reading list.
More inclusive in terms of content, Palimpsest seeks "engaging work in all genres of the Humanities, including literary fiction and poetry, film and theater scripts, creative nonfiction, visual art (including painting, drawing, segments of graphic novels, photography, film stills, and documentation of installation or performance work), audiovisual submissions including film, music, and electronic text (for publication on Palimpsest website), librettos and musical scores, handwritten work and text-art, artistic and philosophical manifestos, literary theory, scholarly essays, and new translations into English of work in all applicable genres."
Distribution of the print publication seem limited, but complimentary copies will be sent to those who inquire.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Dark Lady Poetry accepts all forms of poetry, and is open for submissions.
Jelly Bucket is open for submission from February 1 through June 1, accepting only original, unpublished works.
Monday, January 18, 2010
The student reviews are noted by the addition of "Pacific University" after the reviewer's name. Check out what these avid readers, current editors, and up-and-coming writers have to say about the publications. The Pacific University reviewers welcome your feedback.
The first issue includes authors Isris Goodwin, Dan Rosenberg, Bryan Parys, Sarah Stickney, Major Jackson, Hannah Larrabee, Sean Bishop, Leah Williams, Alicia Ostriker, and Michael Venditozzi.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Crazyhorse also announced fiction writer Jennine Capó Crucet as the winner of The Winthrop Prize, Crazyhorse's Emerging Writer & Residency Prize. She will receive $1000 and a brief residency at the College of Charleston.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Mrs. P's website is a free interactive digital storybook destination that has begun to receive award recognition for its kid-friendly content. Classic children’s stories are brought to life in the Magic Library by TV star Kathy Kinney as Mrs. P.
The Puritan in a new online format. This inaugural online issue includes poetry by Angela Hibbs, Nathaniel G. Moore, Andrew Faulkner, Catriona Wright, Mike Spry, Pearl Pirie, Monty Reid, fiction by John Lavery, John Goldbach, Eva Moran, Michael Bryson, Sarah Dearing, Michael Blouin, Rebecca Rosenblum, and interviews with Sheila Heti and Jan Zwicky.
The Puritan is also accepting submissions of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, interviews, and reviews, as well as art for covers related to the publication content.
Anekanta - Go Play!
Wha da fuh...??? Matter flows away from the black hole, and thus the galaxy doesn't swallow itself?
This makes me happy! Now I can establish my galactic empire without fear of it imploding due to natural forces! Tremble, mortals!
@Anekanta - Go Play!: Do you have a chief minion yet? Cause I've been looking for an evil overlord to boss me around...
Read the rest here.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
The first issue of OVS features an Interview with Maxine Kumin, poetry by Maxine Kumin, Terry Lucas, Jana Wilson, Tayve Neese, Susan Vespoli, Steven Riel, Sarah Luczaj, Beverly Walker, Alan King, Ryan McLellan, Peter Schwartz, Paul Fisher , Matthew Ostapchuk, Jenn Monroe, Jeff Friedman, Janice Krasselt Medin, Christoper Crawford, Kathleen Vibbert, Carol Lynn Grellas, Eric Crapo, Heidi Therrien, and artwork by Jim Fuess, Mike Lewis, Peter Schwarts, and Beth Page.
Monday, January 11, 2010
WWHOD is currently seeking short stories for their anthology: The Haiti I Knew, The Haiti I know, The Haiti I want to Know: Contemporary Writings by Haitian Women, an anthology of prose by women in Haiti, and women of Haitian descent living abroad, that they hope will strengthen the voice of Haitian women in the world of literature.
The Basilica Review is currently open for submissions and publishes in an online, PDF format.
Norwich University one-year visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor of English—Creative Nonfiction/Advanced Writing. Feb 5
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of English and the Creative Writing Program seek to bring an emerging talent to campus for a one-year teaching appointment as the Kenan Visiting Writer, a position that alternates between poetry & prose. Michael McFee, Director, Creative Writing Program. Feb 1
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Saturday, January 09, 2010
There will be an open fee for submissions, meaning submitters are encouraged to send whatever they think is a fair submission fee. "Could be zero dollars, could be $100. Yup, just like the Radiohead thing." This book will be available to purchase for $10 on January 31st, 2010. All proceeds from sales, as well as submission fees, will go directly to Anne’s amazing work with young Cambodian women.
Click here for more info. Deadline is January 15 - so don't delay!
Friday, January 08, 2010
Persephone as a Boy
by Kazim Ali
He never says what he feels.
His father used to say, “Your face is like a flower.”
He wilts when he thinks about loneliness...
Read the rest on West Branch online.
On Saturday, January 17th, 2008, Christ’s College, Cambridge, and the Centre for Modernist Studies at the University of Sussex co-hosted a daylong symposium on the work of Veronica Forrest-Thomson, author of three poetry collections and the influential critical work Poetic Artifice: A Theory of Twentieth-Century Poetry. The publishers Shearsman and Allardyce, Barnett issued a new edition of her work in 2008: Veronica Forrest-Thomson: Collected Poems. The symposium came on the heels of this publication, in an effort to further increase the visibility of Forrest-Thomson’s life and work.
The Kenyon Review is pleased to continue that goal by publishing a special online retrospective of a selection of Veronica Forrest-Thomson's poetry as well as six of the papers presented at the symposium.
Thursday, January 07, 2010
Bartleby Snopes – fiction
Glitter Pony – poetry
Litterbox Magazine – art, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, recipes
Little Red Leaves – poetry, multimedia
Still – fiction, poetry, nonfiction, multimedia, interview
Scheherezade's Bequest – fiction, poetry
Halfway Down the Stairs – fiction, nonfiction, poetry
Added to the NewPages List of Alternative Magazines
Thomas Van Nortwick - "Living in the Moment: A Teacher's Thoughts on Higher Education"
Fred Whitehead - "The Citadel Revisited"
Steiner Opstead - "University of North Dakota Commencement: August 1, 2010"
Paul T. Bryant - "Academic Comparisons"
Sheryl O'Donnell - "University Inc.: Transforming the Groves of Academe"
Dan Rice - "Higher Education: Where We've Gone Wrong"
Laurel Reuter - "Wise Counsel, Glorious Company"
Joan Rudel - "On Becoming a Teacher"
Gaynell Gavin - "Leavings"
Michael Graham - "Notes on Teaching in Prison"
Donald Gutierrez - "Three Universities and Three Cities: A Memoir"
Gregory Gagnon - "Survival, Identity, Sovereignty, and Indian Agency: Contributions to Indians Studies Scholarship"
Louise Erdrich - "What's in Our Name?"
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Fiction, "Layover" By Matthew Pitt
Poetry, "Poem at Christmas" By Winfield Townley Scott
Essay, "Double Vision" By D.L. Tucker
Runners up and honorable mentions can all be viewed on the New Letters website. Readers are invited each year to nominate their favorites. For 2009-2010, selections can be make from volume 76, issues 1-4.
Michigan Quarterly Review, Fall 2009
"We... live at a double moment: the death of the book and the dearth of reading face off against a proliferation of virtual books, the overabundance of writing. At such a time, everything seems up for grabs in ways both threatening and promising; it's either a brave new world or Brave New World that confronts us... Without abandoning our sense of what is lost, we mustn't lose the imagination of what is potentially—and increasingly, actually—to be gained..." — Jonathan Freedman, "Bookishness; A Brief Introduction"
Leah Price, "Reading As If for Life"
Alan Liu, "The End of the End of the Book: Dead Books, Lively Margins, and Social Computing"
Phil Pochoda, "UP 2.0: Some Theses on the Future of Academic Publishing"
Jessica Pressman "The Aesthetic of Bookishness in Twenty-First-Century Literature"
Paul N. Courant, "New Institutions for the Digital Age"
Zeynep Devrim Gürsel, "The Taste of Mice"
Benjamin Busch, "Growth Rings"
David Kirby, "The Traveling Library"
Michael Wood, "Distraction Theory: How to Read While Thinking of Something Else"
Stephen Burt, "Poems about Superheroes"
[Cover image: Ann Arbor's Shaman Drum Bookshop "Going Out of Business Sale" signs.]
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
University of Central Oklahoma seeks a full-time, one-year temporary, non-tenure-track, visiting writer. Feb 15
Arc Poetry Magazine Poet in Residence, October 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011. Application deadline: Jan 31