Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Scott Tucker I Would Be Happy to Leave This Asylum
Peter Grimes Victoria
Megan Mayhew Bergman Birds of a Lesser Paradise
Elizabeth Benedict Death of a Deadbeat Dad
Mary Costello The Sewing Room
Marta Evans Intruder
Katherine Jaeger Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, Derision
Eli Lindert Tacos in Chicago
Alexander Maksik A Tobogganist
Jerry Mathes II Still Life
E. V. Slate The Ferry
Lynn Stegner The Anarchic Hand
Lori Tobias Going to the City
The Fall 2010 Story Contest, with $6,500 in prizes. Open to fiction and nonfiction. All entries will be considered for publication. Deadline: November 30, 2010.
The 30 Below Story Contest 2010, with $3,250 in prizes. All entries will be considered for publication. Open to all submissions from writers and artists age thirty and below. The contest runs from September 15 through October 29, 2010.
Monday, August 30, 2010
The inaugural issue of Vinyl features works by JoAnn Balingit, Kristy Bowen, Melissa Broder, Andrea Cohen, Sasha Fletcher, Matt Hart, Thomas Patrick Levy, Rob MacDonald, Adrian Matejka, Ben Mirov, Sam Pink, Anne Marie Rooney, Nate Slawson, Joseph Young, and Franz Wright.
An additional feature titled Grocery Lists is the result of asking three writers for a handwritten grocery list. What Vinyl got: "One [Julianna Baggott] offers a personal essay. One [Jeff Mann] puts together an end-of-life fantasy to do list. One [Bob Hicok] sends in a handwritten list with some items that are hard to locate – like a better serve for his tennis game."
Vinyl currently publishes works by solicitation only. According to the editors: "We’re constantly trolling the online mags for poets we’re excited about. We’re interested in fostering the already thriving online community of poets and writers. But since we are writers ourselves, we just don’t have time to go through a mass of submissions."
Still, if you are a published poet, they encourage you to send an email with links to your poetry online. They'll take a look, and if your work makes them "tingle," they'll ask you for some new stuff.
Second place: James F. Sidel, also of San Francisco, CA, wins $1000 for “Insurance.” His story will also be published in an upcoming issue of Glimmer Train Stories.
Third place: S. Ruth Joffre, of Falls Church, VA, wins $600 for “Grateful, Somewhere.”
A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.
Deadline soon approaching for the Short Story Award for New Writers: August 31
This competition is held quarterly and is open to all writers whose fiction has not appeared in a print publication with a circulation over 5000. No theme restrictions. Word count should not exceed 12,000. (All shorter lengths welcome.) Click here for complete guidelines.
If you are a Louisiana native, or if you have lived in Louisiana for more than one year at any time, please feel free to send up to five poems for consideration. This anthology is not limited to those who have published before; the editors invite first-time submitters as well as those who have had full-length poetry books published by national presses. The only rules: Poems must be original and of high quality.
The editors consider formal poems and free verse. Poems about Louisiana are not necessarily championed over other motifs and themes, as they wish for the "sense of place" to manifest in different ways, with different voices.
Please note that the success of this anthology depends a great deal on word of mouth. Notify your poetry students, poetry-writing friends, and gifted nemeses of this opportunity.
Please submit your poems to the Series Editor and Volume Editor, William Wright, at vercimber-at-hotmail-dot-com. Please type "Louisiana Poetry Submission" in your subject heading, then include your first and last names in parentheses. For example: Louisiana Poetry Submission (William Wright). Unfortunately, snail-mail submissions are not possible given the nature of the editing process.
Please include a short cover letter within the text of the e-mail, as well as names of the poems submitted. Submit a maximum of five poems, and ensure that the poems are sent in .rtf (Rich Text Format), .doc (World 97-03), or .docx (Word 2007) format. Please include all submitted poems in only one attachment (this is important).
All submissions should include a bio (up to 150 words) after the poems and on a separate page. Please italicize names of publications.
The editors welcome both new and previously published work. However, if poems have been previously published, submitters must hold rights to them and provide full publication data (journal and/or book publisher, title of book/journal if applicable, date of publication). Finally, please make sure that each submission includes a preferred e-mail address and street mailing address within the text of the e-mail and on at least one page of the attached submission.
Submission Deadline: September 30 (Early submissions encouraged!)
[Via William Wright and Paul Ruffin, Editors]
Friday, August 27, 2010
"It certainly was an imperfect golden age, but short stories (very good ones) are still being produced and there are, as Salman Rushdie noted, lots of terrific magazines that continue to nourish the hears of readers and writers."
Excerpt from Robert S. Fogarty's Editorial "The Short Story Today" from The Antioch Review's Annual All Fiction Issue
Thursday, August 26, 2010
"To tell this side of life in Iran—the personal side, the side of longing and heartbreak—we asked Iranian-born writers Laleh Khadivi and Erika Abrahamian to assemble a special portfolio of work by writers from Iran. They have gathered intimate portraits of love curbed by Sharia law and separation imposed by political imprisonment; this work illustrates both the untenable strictures that give rise to protest and the unendurable consequences of opposing the government’s mandates. They also provide the backdrop and context for the other places in the world where people find themselves caught between impossible choices."
Read more on VQR, including some articles in their entirety.
AMY JONES Confessions of a Roller Coaster Addict
ANNE FLEMING Confessions of a Ukulele Devotee
PATRICIA YOUNG Confessions from the End of the World
RICHARD CUMYN Confessions of a Sourdough Nerd
CARRIE SNYDER Confessions of an Unsettled Woman
HEATHER BIRRELL Confessions of a High School (Student) Survivor
TERRY GRIGGS Rockface
JEANETTE LYNES Enlightening Fetish
SKY GILBERT Bank Ladies
PASHA MALLA A Night at the Theatre
KATHRYN KUITENBROUWER Wide Open
MICHAEL REDHILL The Root of Consciousness
LEESA DEAN Cycle
ALBERTO MANGUEL Stubborn Continuity
ANNE SIMPSON The Great Saskatoon Scavenger Hunt
ISABEL HUGGAN Reflecting on Mirrors
GORAN SIMIC Anatomy of Escape
RONNA BLOOM To Be With Strangers
ANDREW TIBBETTS The Taste of Pins
I am writing to inform you that Shenandoah is approaching a crossroads which to some degree reflects the broader evolution in the world of publishing. You may have already read on our website that the magazine will cease publishing as a print journal and will expand its presence on-line. By the end of 2011 our website will be the sole location of the journal, where it will be available to all on a non-fee basis, though we hope to incorporate additional features available only to those with unexpired subscriptions. All physical issues going back 15 years and continuing into this winter will still be available for purchase.
Though this evolution will involve significant changes in format, the features which I believe to be Shenandoah's essence will remain: artful and memorable poems, stories, essays and reviews from all comers of the literary community; a pleasing and stimulating design, provocative inquiry into the on-going chorus that is contemporary writing and our signature brand of serious mischief. As editor, I will continue to seek accomplished and fresh work to maintain our balance between the traditional and the experimental. We've already altered our web page to offer a hint of the future, and in 2011 we'll feature a blog called "Snopes."
Our fall/winter issue will be a standard perfect-bound magazine, and in the spring of 2011 we will release a limited edition anthology of Shenandoah poetry from 1995 to 2010. This anthology will be sent to all whose subscriptions extend to spring of 2011, and additional copies will be available. I hope that subsequent anthologies will eventually become feasible.
While many of us harbor divided minds about the dwindling of the physical print medium, I'm enthusiastic about the possibilities -from audio presentations to ease of access and extended audience and more frequent updates -presented by this brave new world of the Internet. The increased involvement of Washington and Lee students will be an asset in this changing environment, and we intend to launch our new identity with a fall 2010 on-campus panel of editors discussing the changing landscape of literary publishing. Our first digital issue will publish the proceedings of that conversation.
There is further good news. Shenandoah will continue to give honoraria and awards to its writers, and national prize anthologies have now begun to recognize the work in on-line journals. Publication on-line now counts as a legitimate credential towards qualifying for N.E.A. fellowships, so the territory we are entering is not hostile to serious literature. I believe it is becoming quite hospitable and that accomplished writers have already begun to recognize this. I thank you for your loyalty in the past, invite you to join us in this new adventure built on our sixty-year history and urge you to visit our Face book page beginning in October as we prepare to move into a new era.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Amy Sara Carroll, Assistant Professor of English and American Culture (Latina/o Studies), UM Thom Donovan, poet and essayist, co-editor of ON: Contemporary Practice and the weblog Wild Horses Of Fire Kate Elswit, Andrew W. Mellon Fellow (Drama/Dance), Stanford University Bhanu Kapil, Assistant Professor, Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, Naropa University (Cross-Genre Narrative and Poetics) Jina Kim, PhD student, English/Women?s Studies, UM (Visual Culture) Petra Kuppers, Associate Professor of English, UM (Performance Studies) Eleni Stecopoulos, poet, writer, educator, curator of the Poetics of Healing project at the Poetry Center, San Francisco State University
In our forth arts-based inquiry symposium (after Anarcha: African American culture/Disability Culture/Medical Ethics; Touching Time:
Bodies/Writing/Histories; Eco-Performance) we want to build on the
inter- or transdisciplinary methods explored so far, and invite scholars and artists to engage in experimental writing and art practice at the sites/cites of the moving, living body and the moving, living text.
We invite up to ten fellows (graduate students, faculty, independent artists and writers) to come together for two days, to workshop, to use performances and presentations as provocations, and to plumb methods of merging art practice and critical writing. The specific topics we will address are yet to be determined by applicants' interests. But, to date, this symposium's foci include or relate to innovative methodologies, writing-as-practice, somatics/embodiment, breath poetics, prosodic magic, language limit zones, conceptual -isms, skin and membranes, mixed media and metaphors, the ethics of touch and movement, enjambed spacetime, transitions and becoming ______ . We will be in praxis together: this is not a conference to share the results of previous research or practice. Thus, we are not looking for papers, performances, portfolios, or readings; we plan to experiment. Come and share the excitement of your creative and critical research, present a workshop based on your passions, and find out what could happen.
Each invitee will have transport and accommodation costs reimbursed up to $200 dollars. The conference hotel offers rooms for about sixty dollars a night, and we will assist people who want to be hosted by graduate students.
Application Process: please send a short CV, a sample of your writing (creative, experimental, performative or critical), and a brief statement about why you would like to participate, to petra-at-umich.edu.
You can also send URLs or a DVD or CD with performance or visual arts material.
Query first about snail mail address by emailing the symposium director: Petra Kuppers, petra-at-umich.edu.
Deadline: October 1, 2010 Notification: October 20, 2010
English, Theatre and Dance, Women's Studies University of Michigan
435 S. State Street
3187 Angell Hall
Artistic Director of The Olimpias
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
In it's former life (dare I say hay-day?) "The Pig" featured work by Charles Bukowski, Jim Daniels, Louis McKee, Lyn Lifshin, Judson Crews and many more. And now hopes to find "writers with passion — poets, storytellers, essayists and others." Calhoun will oversee the poems and literary essays, while Allen will select the fiction.
The re-inagural issue features Poetry by Jim Daniels, Louis McKee, Lyn Lifshin, Howie Good, Christopher Cunningham, William Doreski, David Barker, Carol Lynn Grellas, Robin Stratton, Alan Catlin, Karla Huston, Corey Mesler, Donal Mahoney, Shirley Allard; Fiction by Sharmagne Leland-St. John, Daniel Davis, Anne Woodman, Burgess Needle, Marjorie Petesch, Ginny Swart, James Neenan; and Essays by Anne Woodman and Heller Levenson.
A second issue went live in July, and Pig and a Poke is accepting submissions for an October issue, deadline September 15. Submissions are open year-round for upcoming issues.
New from Routledge is the biannual Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics - "covering all apspects of the graphic novel, comic strip and comic book, with an emphasis on comics in their cultural, institutional and creative contexts." The first issue is available free online.
"Of supreme importance at the dacha is that life there be absolutely unlike life in the city. For a landowner in the second half of the nineteenth century, it meant there was no need to follow the conventions of high society. For a city person, it meant resting from the burdens of one's labors, breathing fresh air free of the smoke and soot of a large city, and socializing with friends without any excessive formality . . . For over a century, Russian city dwellers have bee attracted to dacha life for the autonomy, solitude and peace it has to offer. So it is no accident that so many works of Russian literature take place in dachas - this is where people feel freer, where they open up more quickly."
And this issue of Chtenia continues this tradition with contemporary authors prose and poetry in English (Alexei Bayer, Irina Borisova, Marina Arsenievna Tarkovskaya) as well as translations of past Russian writers: Leonid Nikolayevich Andreyev, Alexander Blok, Aton Chekhov, Bavrila Romanovich Derzhavin, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, and Vladimir Mayakovsky.
Monday, August 23, 2010
The Beloit Poetry Journal is looking to bring two new people onto its editorial board. The ideal person for the positions will be deeply grounded in poetry, particularly poetry whose quickened language and formal inventiveness expand our sense of poetic possibilities and our vision of the world. He or she will be eager to devote time over the long term to the work of editing.
That work will consist of online screening of manuscripts that have already passed through primary and secondary screenings—about 80 per quarter—and participating in weekend-long quarterly editorial board sessions in Farmington, Maine, where poems are read aloud, thoroughly discussed, and an issue chosen. The rewards? As a small, independent journal, we have always run entirely on volunteer labor, but we offer good talk, good food, a poetry family, and the opportunity to contribute to a publication that has had a hand in defining contemporary literature for six decades and counting.
If you are interested, send a letter describing your background and what attracts you to the position to bpj-at-bpj.org by October 15. Please note that you must be able to commit yourself to attending editorial board sessions. And do spread the word to your friends in the poetry community.
Seeing to this mission are Executive Editors Jonathan Canel (poetry and drama), Samuel Chiu (poetry), Corey Tazzara (prose fiction,; Justin Brooke (prose fiction and drama), Giulio Gratta (webmaster); and Associate Editors Alyssa Martin (prose fiction), David Chang (poetry), Molly Pam (drama), Craig Harbick (prose fiction), Lydia Lindenberg (prose fiction), Grzegorz Robak (prose fiction), Dean Schaffer (prose fiction), Ben Seitelman (prose fiction).
Each issue of Literary Laundry is also accompanied by a writing competition. All pieces submitted for review will be entered into consideration for Awards of Distinction and cash awards.
The inaugural issue includes poetry by Lydia Lindenberg, Dana Isokawa (undergraduate award), Amanda Auerbach, Jessica Lynn Wickman, Hannah Dow, D. Gilson, Wendy Xu, Edward Church, Matt Wimberley, and Tej Patel, and fiction by Kelly Swope (undergraduate award), Sydney Langway, Len Kuntz, Matt Popkin, and Samantha Toh, and drama by Erin E. McGuff and Carly Augenstein (undergraduate award).
Submissions are now open for the next issue - deadline December 1.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Read more: http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Fox_and_MGM_Unveil_New_Literary_Classics_20100816#ixzz0wy5CU36J
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Willows Wept Review - poetry, fiction, nonfiction
Storychord – fiction, artwork, music
Devil's Lake - poetry, fiction, nonfiction, reviews, interviews
Rick Magazine - poetry, fiction
Anamesa - poetry, fiction, essays, translations, visual art
Abraxas - poetry, translation, essays, criticism, reviews
Pear Noir! - poetry, fiction, nonfiction
Wild Apples - poetry, prose, visual art, photography
Red Fez Publications - poetry, fiction, comics, illustrated work
Fiction Fix - fiction, nonfiction, artwork
Anemone Sidecar - poetry, short prose
High Chair – Filipino/English, poetry, essays, interviews, book reviews
Lies With Occasional Truth - fiction
Grey Sparrow Journal - poetry, fiction, nonfiction, visual art, photography
Newly added to the NewPages Big List of Alternative Magazines:
The Good Men Project Magazine
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Vanishing Point: Not a Memoir
Graywolf Press, March 2010
Nonfiction by Ander Monson
Review by Nate Logan
Black Box Theater as Abandoned Zoo
Poetry by Dana Elkun
Concrete Wolf, December 2009
Review by Noel Sloboda
How to Catch a Falling Knife
Poetry by Daniel Johnson
Alice James Books, June 2010
Review by Kate Angus
The Evolutionary Revolution
Fiction by Lily Hoang
Les Figues Press, June 2010
Review by Caleb Tankersley
The Logic of the World and Other Fictions
Fiction by Robert Kelly
McPherson & Company, April 2010
Review by Thomas Hubbard
Tea Time with Terrorists: A Motorcycle Journey Into the Heart of Sri Lanka’s Civil War
Nonfiction by Mark Stephen Meadows
Soft Skull Press, May 2010
Review by Ann Beman
The Relenting: A Play of Sorts
By Lisa Gill
New Rivers Press, 2010
Review by Richard Oyama
Under the Small Lights
Novella by John Cotter
Miami University Press, June 2010
Review by Dan Magers
Falling off the Bicycle Forever
Poetry by Michael Rattee
Adastra Press, February 2010
Review by Caleb Tankersley
Poetry by Mathias Svalina
CSU Poetry Center, November 2009
Review by Noel Sloboda
I Have to Go Back to 1994 and Kill a Girl
Poetry by Karyna McGlynn
Sarabande Books, November 2009
Review by Kristin Abraham
Requiem for the Orchard
Poetry by Oliver de la Paz
University of Akron Press, March 2010
Review by Lisa Dolensky
Creating a Life
Memoir by Corbin Lewars
Catalyst Book Press, February 2010
Review by Laura Pryor
Fiction by Kim Echlin
Black Cat, December 2009
Review by Katherine Kipp
The Submissions Editor is an executive member of the Editorial Board, involved in all stages of the publishing process and in charge of managing submissions and liaising with authors.
For more information and details about the application process please send a 250-word statement about yourself and your research interests to victoriannetwork-at-gmail.com no later than 29 August 2010.
Issue 2 (the premier issue - in prime numbers, remember) includes: poetry by Fleda Brown, James Harms, Sarah Lindsay, and Jake Adam York; fiction by Peter Orner, Scott Loring Sanders, Anne Sanow, and Kevin Wilson; nonfiction by Roy Kesey and Carol Fisher Saller; interviews with Josh Weil, author of The New Valley and Gina Welch, author of In the Land of Believers; Mary Akers' review of Love in Mid-Air, by Kim Wright and Elizabeth McCullough's review of Eaarth—Making a Life on a Tough New Planet, by Bill McKibben.
Prime Numbers Decimals is also online and features flash ficiton by Valerie Fioravanti and Stefanie Freele, and poetry by Scott Owens and Michael Bazzett.
Prime Number Magazine is open for submissions of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, book-reviews, interviews, essays on craft, flash fiction, flash non-fiction, and shorter poems.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
New Letters on the Air has recently broadcast shows featuring Robert Pinsky, Demetria Martinez, Beth Ann Fennelly, Hilda Raz, Clancy Martin, Maria Finn, Tobias Wolf, Martha Serpas, C. Dale Young, Michael Chabon and Kathleen Norris.
For more audio and video programs visit NewPages Guide to Podcasts, Videos, and Audio Programs from literary magazines, book publishers, alternative magazines, universities and bloggers. Includes poetry readings, lectures, author interviews, academic forums and news casts. If you know of sites that would be relevant for our readers, please e-mail info to: denisehill-at-newpages.com
Monday, August 16, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
Ron was born October 2, 1930 in Chicago to Charles Offen and Ellen Shirreffs Offen. He graduated from Austin High School, received an A.A. from Wright College and an M.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago. In the 1970s and 1980s he lived in Southern California and was delighted to return to the Chicago area in 2001.
He was divorced from his first wife, Sharon Nealy; his second wife, Rosine Brueckner Franke, died in 2001. He is survived by his third wife, Beverly Kahling Offen, his sister, Pam (Charles) Veley, his children, Eric (Diane) Offen and Deirdre (Don) Junta, Michele Offen and Darren (Beatriz) Offen, five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Ron held many jobs, from taxi driver to insurance investigator to middle school library assistant. But the force that gave his life meaning was always the written word; he was an author, a poet, playwright, editor, and theater producer.
In 1989, after a bout with cancer, he thought about how important poetry had been to him and how much it had given him. To give something back to poetry and poets, he started the magazine Free Lunch, with the commitment to give all serious poets in the U.S. a free subscription and also to comment on all work submitted to him. Free Lunch has published many of the best-known contemporary American poets. In 2009, due to his illness, publication of the magazine ceased.
Ron loved his wife, his children, his many friends, poetry, trees, the color orange, playing the trumpet and the piano, cookies, contemporary art and architecture, WFMT, caring for his collection of house plants, books, turtles, jazz, Bach and Chopin, swimming, the Midwest, and evenings at home.
There will no funeral services. A memorial celebration will be scheduled.
Ron’s papers are archived in Special Collections at the University of Chicago. Memorial donations may be made to the University of Chicago with an indication that they are intended for support of Special Collections. Send to Judy Lindsey, Director of Development, University of Chicago Library, 1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637.
[Text provide by Beverly Offen.]
Jill Haberkern, winner of Mid-American Review's Sherwood Anderson Fiction Award
Editors' Choice - Nick Kocz and Jeffrey Martin
Kimberly Davis, winner of the James Wright Poetry Award
Editor's Choice - Casey Thayer and Gretchen Steele Pratt
Alan Michael Parker winner the Fineline Competition for Prose Poems, Short-Shorts, and Anything In-Between
Editors' Choice - Kelli Boyles, Jaime Brunton, Ashley Davidson, Cherie Hunter Day, Richard Garcia, Ian Golding, Nina Mamikunian, Alan Michael Parker, and Jennie Thompson
Also included in this issue are the 2009 AWP Intro Journals Awards - Kayla Skarbakka and David Lumpkin.
Currently available on the site are:
Written works by Katharine Tillman, Dan Lopez, Miles Klee, Duncan Birmingham, David Fishkind, Amanda McCarty, Amanda Kimmerly, Greg Turner, Tao Lin
Artwork by Soo Im Lee, Anna Moller, Mike Dote,Sarah Fletcher, Omar Bakry, Nika States, Crystal Barbre, Ericka Bailie-Byrne, Helena Kvarnström
Music by Sleep In, The Acorn, Sophia Bastian, nisei23, Weed Hounds, Rosie and Me, Careful, Twin Tigers, Katie Mullins
Storychord.com is accepting written works, photography and other visual arts, and music submissions. Full guidelines are available on their website.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Until October 13, issue editors Kristine Domingo and Allan Popa invite interested writers to submit poems, essays, and reviews for possible inclusion in the 13th issue, which will be released in November this year. High Chair accepts works in Filipino and English.
The first issue includes works from Felino A. Soriano, Gillian Prew, Philip Dacey, Maria Bennett, David McLean, Sam Schild, Amylia Grace, Robert Lietz, Bill Wolak, William Doreski, P.A.Levy, Michael Salcman, Amy Spraque, Howie Good, brian prince, Jory Mickelson, Heather Cox, Steve Mitchell, Serena M. Tome, J. P. Dancing Bear, Mark DeCarteret, Martha Clarkson, Michael McAloran, Mira Martin-Parker, justin wade thompson, Chuck Augello, Helen White, John Swain, Ashley Bovan, Rob Spiegel, Flower Conroy, Nicole Dahlke, Erik Hill, James Duncan, Gale Acuff, Monique Roussel, James W. Hritz, Tobi Cogswell, and Jeffrey Alfier.
Psychic Meatloaf is open for sumbissions and accepts up to six poems and up to three artwork images per submission.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Currently featured on the site are monologues by Erin Austin, Claire Balfour, Andrew Biss, Kyle Bradstreet, Laura Camaione, Daragh Carville, Con Chapman, John Clancy, Doug Dolcino, John Hadden, K.D. Halpin, Alistair Hewitt, Eric Holmes, Penny Brandt Jackson, Jonathan Joy, Wayne Paul Mattingly, John McCann, Joshua Mikel, Robert Michael Morris, Benjamin Adair Murphy, LaTonia Phipps, Donald Steele, Dwight Watson, and Michael Weems.
The inaugural Spring issue of Devil's Lake includes:
Prose by Lucy Corin, Brian Evenson, John Holliday, PR Griffis, Andrew Malan Milward, and Ander Monson
Poetry by Erinn Batykefer, Brian Christian, Karin Gottshall, Anna Journey, Karyna McGlynn, Courtney Queeney, Martha Serpas, Alison Stine, Jeffrey Thomson, William Wright, and Mark Wunderlich
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Additionally, there are limited edition screenprint art posters of several writers' houses available through M + E.
The mission of TBR is "to provide a space for inclusive and interdisciplinary approaches to the creative arts. We expressively and fiscally support artists who represent the rich American landscape by publishing high-quality, well-crafted literature, visual and media art through our annual contest, readings, and print and online journals. Our vision is to amplify the voice of the human experience through art that is intimate, engaging, and audacious. We seek work that propels the present artistic landscape."
TBR accepts general submissions August 1 – February 28/29 of each year. TBR also has a call out for poetry sequences - " a single poem with multiple parts, or a single poem amounting to no fewer than 8 pages and no greater than 15 pages of poetry." See the Series Poems CFS for more details.
The TBR Official Blog features Editorial Book Reviews, Special Notices and Calls, and the Basin Blog includes a Monthly Featured Writer.
Summer 2010 Contributors
Lisa Alvarado, Lou Amyx, Beebe Barksdale-Bruner, Sarah Browning, Christine Celise, Martha Collins, Jasmon Drain, Jennifer Flescher, Gretchen Fletcher, Reginald Flood, Andy Fogle, Derrick Harriell, Kim Coleman Foote, Brian Gilmore, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Ricardo Guthrie, Carmen Gimenez Smith, Hannah Larrabee, Moira Linehan, Tamara J. Madison, Ernesto Mercer, James O'Brien, Coco Owen, Adrian S. Potter, Joseph Ross, Marian Kaplun Shapiro, Cris Staubach, Keli Stewart, Cinnamon Stuckey, Truth Thomas, Phillip B. Williams.
Spring 2010 Contributors
Abdul Ali, Sherisse Alvarez, Jordan Antonucci, Salvatore Attardo, KB Ballentine, Holly Bass, Tara Betts, Sheila Black, Antoinette Brim, Derrick Weston Brown, Sarah Browning, Jeremy Byars, Edward Byrne, Ching-In Chen, Michela A. Costello, Yago Cura, T.M. De Vos, William Doreski, Janet Engle, Lynn H. Fox, Rebecca Fremo, Regan Good, Laura Hartmark, Julie Iromuanya, Bonnie Jones, Pierre Joris, Jacqueline Jules, Douglas Kearney, Alan King, Cole Lavalais, Gene McCormick, Cathy McGuire, Stephen Mead, Tony Medina, David Mills, Gregg Mosson, Min Jung Oh, Willie Perdomo, Chrissy Rikkers, Kim Roberts, Jeff Streeby, Hillary Stringer, Cinnamon Stuckey, Qiana Towns, and Sam Truitt.
Monday, August 09, 2010
This page of 'case uses' includes a list of suggested uses for Anthologize, including turning class blogs into an anthology at the end of the semeter or school year.
Editor-in-Chief Nicole M. Bouchard writes: "Our two-year anniversary issue is up and we encourage new and seasoned writers to send in submissions for the next issue, benefit from resources we provide, read the current issue and enjoy themselves. It's a supportive writers' environment dedicated to artistic expression, learning and living the written word. We are a quarterly publication and our writers range from previously unpublished to having written for The New York Times, Newsweek, HBO and Business Week, and they come from all over the US and Europe."
Issue One contributors include: Alan Britt, Alex Alderete, Andrea Askowitz, Andrew Abbott, Changming Yuan, Chloe Nimue Clark, Denise Duhamel , Ernest Williamson III, Gabriela Suarez, Jennifer Hearn, Jessica Barrog, Joe Clifford, John Dufresne, John Riley, John Solensten, Jon Page, Jonathan P. Escoffery, Julia Meylor Simpson, Kim Barnes, Laura Merleau, Mary Christine Delea, Nicholas Garnett, Peter Borrebach, Rae Spencer, Robert E. Wood, Roxanne Hoffman, Russ Hicks, Russell Reece, Samantha Knapp, Sherry O’Keefe , T.J. Beitelman, Terry Sanville, Tim Curtis, Whitney Scott, and Yia Lee.
Sliver of Stone accepts fiction, creative nonfiction, essays (3,500 words or less); poetry, any form or genre (No more than 5 poems); and visual art. The deadline for the next issue is October 31.
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Check out the NewPages Guide to Podcasts, Video, Audio for this and many other great literary resources. Know of a one we should consider listing? Drop me a line: denisehill[at]newpages[dot]com
First place: Olufunke Grace Bankole, of El Cerrito, CA, wins $1200 for “26 Bones.” Her story will be published in the Fall 2011 issue of Glimmer Train Stories. [Photo credit: Cheryl Mazak.]
Second place: Joseph Vastano, of Austin, TX, wins $500 for “Entirely Different Places.”
Third place: Natalia Cortes Chaffin of Las Vegas, NV, wins $300 for “The Pig Roast.”
A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.