Thursday, September 30, 2010
NEW: Online application submission for 2011 Residency Program.
Application submissions via mail also available for 2011 season.
Applicants must submit a Millay Colony for the Arts application in addition to an artistic statement and work samples.
Details and form are available on our website. Applications must be postmarked or posted by October 1, 2010 for a month-long residency in 2011. Acceptance letters go out in February.
For more information, please call Residency Director Calliope Nicholas at 518-392-3103 or email at residency[at]millaycolony[dot]org.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
This is not silly or superflorus listmaking, but thoughtful and thought provoking, such as the one word entry that will be going up on my office door, "taturaaiiwaatista: 'I am going to tell a story.' Pawnee, a Caddoan language spoken by fewer than ten people in Pawnee County, Oklahoma." And another, "nee'ééstoonéhk bíi3néhk noh héétniini núhu' hee3éihi' ee3eihi': 'If you do that, if you eat it, then you will be the way we are.' Arapaho, a Plains Algonquian language spoken by 200 fluent elders on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, and by students of the language immersion school they founded in 2008," which incites the reader to suddenly make connections with much deeper roots and greater meaning to the contemporary saying - 'You are what you eat.'
List Magazine is edited by Josh Wallaert, poet, fiction writer, and documentary filmmaker, who invites submissions with this limitation: "If you are a non-serious person who trades in fictional lists, such as Rap Lyrics of the 17(90)’s or Heavy Metal Board Games, you may want to send your wares to Mr. Timothy McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. Timothy keeps a fine collection of that sort."
Otherwise, List Magazine invites submissions of "lists, queries, and other species of correspondence. Lists can be funny, sad, curious, personal historical, whatever you like, but they must be true, and they must be your original work. List Magazine particularly enjoys lists that demonstrate significant research. (Footnotes and links are appropriate.)"
Additionally, contributors agree to publish their lists under the magazine's creative commons license. Nice to see that in use - thanks Josh!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
McCollough has chosen to put together an issue broadly dedicated to digital poetry publishing and is seeking articles. He hopes this issue will "bring together many distinct but related conversations concerning relationships between poetry and the wide array of digital prostheses that are shaping and have shaped 21st Century poetics," as well as "bring the pertinent conversations to the attention of new audiences." Submission deadline is April 15, 2011.
The Journal of Electronic Publishing (JEP) is a forum for research and discussion about contemporary publishing practices, and the impact of those practices upon users. Contributors and readers are publishers, scholars, librarians, journalists, students, technologists, attorneys, retailers, and others with an interest in the methods and means of contemporary publishing. At its inception in January 1995, JEP carved out an important niche by recognizing that print communication was in the throes of significant change, and that digital communication would become an important - and in some cases predominant - means for transmitting published information.
JEP is published by the Scholarly Publishing Office (SPO), a unit of the University of Michigan Library, which is committed to designing affordable and sustainable publishing solutions in the network era (with a serious commitment to open-access publishing).
Published by the New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre (*nzepc*), the ninth issue of Ka Mate Ka Ora: A New Zealand Journal of Poetry and Poetics offers a special focus on North American legacies in the southern hemisphere:
Murray Edmond, Trade and True: Anthologies Fifty Years After Donald Allen's The New American Poetry
Virginia Gow, The Activity of Evidence: Robert Creeley's New Zealand
Jeffrey Paparoa Holman, Hello, America: Christchurch's 1970s Pacific Moment
Scott Hamilton, Before Erebus: Five Footnotes to Kendrick Smithyman's 'Aircrash in Antarctica'
Ian Wedde, Does Poetry Matter?
Roger Horrocks, Leigh Davis (1955-2009)
Paul Millar, Jacquie Baxter / JC Sturm (1927-2009)
Murray Edmond, 'Landed Poem Upwards': Martyn Sanderson (1938-2009)
Robert Sullivan, Cape Return: for Alistair Te Ariki Campbell (1925-2009)
*kmko* is edited by Murray Edmond with assistance from Hilary Chung, Michele Leggott, and Lisa Samuels at the University of Auckland, and with the support of a team of consulting and contributing editors. It publishes research essays and readings of New Zealand-related material and welcomes contributions from poets, academics, essayists, teachers and students from within New Zealand and overseas. Submission guidelines and further information at www.nzepc.auckland.ac.nz/kmko/about.asp
Also new at Redivider is their Fiction Contest with cash prizes and publication - open for submissions until March 1, 2011.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Provides up to $500 to support scholarly work on Emerson. Preference given to junior scholars and graduate students. Submit a 1-2-page project proposal, including a description of expenses, by March 1, 2011.
Pedagogy or Community Project Award
Provides up to $500 to support projects designed to bring Emerson to a non-academic audience. Submit a 1-2-page project proposal, including a description of expenses, by March 1, 2011.
Provides up to $500 to support costs attending the publication of a scholarly book or article on Emerson and his circle. Submit a 1-2-page proposal, including an abstract of the forthcoming work and a description of publication expenses, by March 1, 2011.
Send Research, Pedagogy/Community, and Subvention proposals to:
Award recipients must become members of the Society
The first issue (00), much of which is available online via PDF, features works by Ted Conover, Yehudit Ben-Zvi Heller, Michael Kelly, Honor Moore, Sabina Murray, Mary Jo Salter, Don Share, Jim Shepard, and Marina Tsvetaeva.
The Common is currently accepting submissions for Issue 01. The submission period is September 15-December 1.
First place: J. Kevin Shushtari, of Farmington, CT, wins $1200 for “The Vast Garden of Strangers.” His story will be published in the Winter 2012 issue of Glimmer Train Stories, published in November 2011.
Second place: Graham Arnold, of Downers Grove, IL, wins $500 for “The Story Is in the Reflection.”
Third place: Nahal Suzanne Jamir, of Tallahassee, FL, wins $300 for “In Perfect English.”
A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.
Deadline soon approaching for the September Fiction Open: September 30
This competition is held quarterly and is open to all writers. Word count range: 2000-20,000. No theme restrictions. Click here for complete guidelines.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
The 10 most challenged titles for 2009:
ttyl; ttfn; l8r, g8r (series), by Lauren Myracle
Reasons: nudity, sexually explicit, offensive language, drugs, and unsuited to age group
And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
Reasons: drugs, homosexuality, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit, suicide, and unsuited to age group
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
Reasons: racism, offensive language, unsuited to age group
Twilight (series), by Stephanie Meyer
Reasons: sexually explicit, religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group
Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
Reasons: sexually explicit, religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group
My Sister's Keeper, by Jodi Picoult
Reasons: sexism, homosexuality, sexually explicit, offensive language, unsuited to age group, drugs, suicide, violence
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things, by Carolyn Mackler
Reasons: sexually explicit, offensive language, unsuited to age group
The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
Reasons: sexually explicit, offensive language, unsuited to age group
The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier
Reasons: nudity, sexually explicit, offensive language, unsuited to age group
Creative Nonfiction is seeking narrative blog posts to reprint in an upcoming issue. We're looking to get input from folks, like yourself, who are plugged into the online literary community, and we hope you'll send us your suggestions (or, you know, if you wanted to post this call on your Twitter/Blog/Facebook pages, we'd like that a whole lot, too).
We’re looking for: Vibrant new voices with interesting, true stories to tell. Narrative, narrative, narrative. Posts that can stand alone, 2000 words max, from 2010. Something from your own blog, from a friend’s blog, from a stranger’s blog.
Deadline for nominations: Monday, September 27, 11:59 PM EST.
For more details and to nominate a blog post go here.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Exploring Intersections: An Exercise in Dismembering and Remembering Selves by Lockie Hunter
A writing exercise that has generated a great deal of excitement in my nonfiction classes is one I call the “self-adjectives” exercise. Its intent – to locate your interests and passions by listing self-descriptors – is similar to Sherry Simpson’s “tiny masters” exercise (Brevity craft essay, Issue 28) and rarely failed to spawn enthusiastic responses…until I began teaching at Warren Wilson College.
The Wonder of Geese by Bryan Furuness
One of the worst teachers I ever had was a man named Sam, who led my first writing workshop in graduate school. He used to stop class whenever geese flew past the window. “Geese!” he’d say, interrupting whoever was speaking, even if it was himself. The class would look dutifully at the geese, and some ass-kisser would say, “Wow,” or, “That’s really something, how they V up.” By the time we’d get back to the discussion, Sam would have forgotten what we’d been talking about, and everyone else would pretend to have forgotten, too. But not me.
Q&A: Using Tension and the Narrative Arc by Brendan O'Meara
An interview with Thomas French, Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and author of the New York Times bestseller Zoo Story: Life in the Garden of Captives, on the challenges of long-form journalism and how the writer uses tension in the story to create a dramatic narrative.
Ezra Dan Feldman
Jenifer Browne Lawrence
Upcoming Narrative Magazine contest deadlines:
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 $3,550 in prizes. All entries will be considered for publication. Open to all submissions from writers and artists age thirty and below. Deadline: October 29, 2010.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Recently, a reader wrote us a letter and objected to a story we had published. She felt on of the characters in the story was unfairly dismissive of nurses. Her letter caused us to think about the BLR's goals. What can a reader expect from creative work about health, healing, and illness published in a literary journal?
Literary work about these themes differs from scholarly work, of course. Articles in medical journals must be fair, based on fact or rigorous research. A personal essay that appears in the BLR is grounded in fact as well, although the writer often expresses an opinion. But a short story and sometimes a poem create a fictional world. What does fiction promise us? How does the world of a story differ from a creative essay or scholarly article?
All readers bring their own experience to a work of literature. The reader who wrote to us understood the objective reality of the medical world and the importance of a strong partnership between doctors and nurses. But fiction does not always reflect reality. A character can think what he or she wants. A short story allows a reader to enter another person's mind, to be privy to thoughts that might not otherwise be expressed.
Fiction doesn't promise us a measured view of life or even a fair view, and it doesn't always present a flattering portrait of people or a profession. A short story provides the reader with the vision of one author and the perceptions of the characters in that story. Readers, like our letter writer, may be offended by a story or feel that a character is insensitive. However, this is the beauty of fiction: it allows the reader to live another life, experience a new perspective, journey into unfamiliar worlds.
Upcoming e-book editions will include: Nathanael West’s Miss Lonelyhearts & The Day of the Locust, Nathaniel Mackey's Bass Cathedral, and Muriel Spark’s Memento Mori.
Looking for creative works/projects in community. Creating a line of study, here. Please send all suggestions my way (cbenson67[at]yahoo[dot]com). Examples include: Kaia Sand's Portland poetry walks, Claudia Rankine's Provenance of Beauty, Tree Museum in the Bronx. Also, artmaking/writing with community.
And just plain old creation, in situ. Of situ.
Thinking social justice and sustainability. Yes, art and politics. Praxis, please.
I’m very much interested in theory and essays. Even numbers (statistics) on things like poetry reducing recidivism. Creative projects fostering neighborhood ties. Fostering concern for care of community, ecology. Cultural influence on politics. Oh, the Humanities…
[Stay tuned for results - to be shared with NewPages.]
Monday, September 20, 2010
Each genre section opens with a letter from the editors of that genre, each addressing some aspect of their work in the selection process - for fiction, a discussion of voice; for creative nonfiction, touching on elusive qualities; for poetry, a litany of poetic voices - raw, fresh, metaphysical, familiar; and for drama, an interest in screenplay writing with an exclusive interview with Pulitzer-Prize-winning novelist and screenwriter William Kennedy exploring "the hybrid and challenging form of the screenplay."
Mason's Road also includes a Radio Drama Cliff Hanger challenge in their drama section: "Your challenge – to pick up the story from this opening episode of our radio drama, or write the opening of a new radio drama. Whether the continuation of this script or a new one, it must be of true literary quality, entertaining, and provide another cliff-hanger ending...The Mason’s Road Players will produce the winning submission."
This inaugural issue features fiction by Sandra Derrick, Laura Maylene Walter, Emily Davis Watson, Monet Moutrie, Mark Powell, Joel Kopplin; creative nonfiction by Brianna L. McPherson, Lia Purpura, Mary-Kathryn Bywaters, Michael Kortlander, Brandi Dawn Henderson; poetry by Lucas A. Gerber, Jeremy Francis Morris, Gladys L. Henderson, Jonathan Austin Peacock, Meredith Noseworthy, George Wallace, Robert Atwan, Julie E. Bloemeke, Shawnte Orion, Jason Michael MacLeod, Rhina P. Espaillat, J. Angelique LePetit, Paul Freidinger, Charlene Langfur, and Tim Hunt; artwork by Tinnetta Bell; and a conversation with Michael White on Voice/Persona.
Mason's Road is accepting fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, drama (stage or screen), art, craft essays, and audio drama from both emerging and established writers and artists for Issue #2 until Nov. 1, 2010. The issue will focus on strong settings – pieces that evoke a particular place or time.
Mason’s Road will award a $500 prize to the best piece of creative writing published in the first two issues of the journal.
Friday, September 17, 2010
The vine grows to cover the fence, inviting birds and butterflies and children all to play together on either side of the fence, but the military guards from the "other side" of the fence come and tear it down. It regrows from seeds spread and shoots in the ground - first on the militarized side, where a young girl nurtures it, and the guards allow her to do so. Soon, new sprouts come up on the young boy's side of the fence, and the vines from both sides intertwine. "Let the soldiers return," thought the boy. "Roots are deep, and seeds spread... One day the fence will disappear forever, and we will be able to walk again into the hills."
The illustrations begin with stark grey-brown "colorless" images and progress with the growth of the vine to vividly rendered watercolor scenes. The color is not overbearing - but as the story starts from bleak, peaks, then returns to bleak - the introduction of color is a stunning in appearance, and equally stunning in its loss as the vine is ripped from the ground. Of course, just as the vine shoots reappear through the earth's surface, so too does the color seep back onto the page, ending in a joyful burst of color: the boy's hopeful challenge of unification.
A Child's Garden is a poignant story for both children and adults in a world where we are inundated with messages of cultural division and derision. This book provides a central concept - a simple vine - as a way to explore this very difficult topic with young adults.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Raz was editor of Prairie Schooner since 1987 and the founding director of the Prairie Schooner Book Prizes in poetry and short fiction published by the University of Nebraska Press. In 1993 she was named the first Luschei Professor and Editor in the Department of English at the University of Nebraska where she has worked intensively with graduate students in the Ph.D. program. Raz, also received the 2010 Stanley W. Lindberg Award for Literary Editing. This award is presented to someone who has labored to uphold the highest literary standards in a magazine or small press.
Honoring her work and contributions to the literary community are submissions from James Engelhardt, Carole Simmons Oles, Ladette Randolph, Janet Burroway, Glenna Luschei, Mari L'Esperance, Sarah Kennedy, Biljana D. Obradovic, Kelly Grey Carlisle, Erin Flanagan, Pam Weiner, Tim Skeen, Lee Martin, Karma Larsen, Robert Pack, Nancy Welch, Floyd Skloot, R.T. Smith, Kara Candito, Kate Flaherty, Alicia Ostriker, Aaron Raz Link, Peggy Shumaker, and Maxine Kumin.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Jeremy writes stories, poems, criticism and letters. In 2008, he received a degree in English and Creative Writing from Hope College in Holland, MI, with supplementary courses through Western Michigan University's Prague Summer Program. He is the Postmaster General for the Aloha Project, the poem-on-a-postcard blog that celebrates National Poetry Month, and is a proud dork for Paul Simon, RadioLab, and LEGO.
Immediately upcoming on his to-read list, Jeremy has Tinsel Strength by Robin Brox, an essay or two by David Foster Wallace, a book about knots and a magazine on workshop organization, and your soon-to-be-submitted literary magazine reviews--the latter obviously taking priority over the rest. So let's get him started: visit the NewPages writer's guidelines, then send him a message at jeremybenson[*at*]newpages.com.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
The prize for the three best simile writers is lunch with Frank Delaney in New York City, whenever the winner is in town (and barring scheduling conflicts,) or a signed copy of the Advanced Readers Edition of Frank’s next novel "The Matchmaker of Kenmare" (Random House, February 2011).
Thursday, September 09, 2010
“Blurring Borders,” their thematic print issue, will be available in January, followed by an online issue in May and another in September. Then, in January 2012, Witness will publish their next print issue, focused on disaster. New calls for submissions for all of these editions can be found at their web site.
By publishing online-only issues, Witness editor Amber Withycombe say the publication "will be able to cost-effectively share more writing with you and simultaneously grant broader access to the work we publish. We will make no distinction between the quality of the work that appears in our print and online issues, and contributors to each medium will be paid equally. Additionally, all of our online content will be free to readers."
Founded in 1996 by poets Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady to remedy the under-representation and isolation of African American poets in MFA programs and writing workshops, Cave Canem is a home for the many voices of African American poetry and is committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of African American poets.
“We’re pleased to partner with the Millay Colony for the Arts to establish an annual residency for a Cave Canem poet,” said Cave Canem Executive Director Alison Meyers. “Opportunities for writers to work uninterrupted in tranquil surroundings are rare—so this residency is a very welcome addition to our program of services.”
Caroline Crumpacker, Executive Director of the Millay Colony, agreed. “All of us at The Millay Colony are honored to be working with Cave Canem, a generous/generative organization that has added so much depth and intelligence to the conversation around and within contemporary poetry. We very much look forward to welcoming Cave Canem fellows to our Colony and, thereby, expanding the conversation that takes place here.”
Cave Canem Fellows will go through the juried application process. One Fellow is guaranteed a residency. The rest of the Cave Canem Fellows who’ve applied will also be considered for additional spots.
Online application submission for 2011 Residency Program.
Application submissions via mail also available for 2011 season.
Cave Canem Fellows should indicate their status as such in the application. Details and form are available on the website. Applications must be postmarked or posted by October 1, 2010 for a month-long residency in 2011.
For more information, please call our Residency Director Calliope Nicholas at 518-392-3103 or email at residency-at-millaycolony-dot-org.
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
The successful candidate will teach a small fiction workshop each semester for members of the metropolitan Washington community. No tuition is charged for these workshops, which are not open to University students. The successful candidate will also teach two classes, one each semester, for students at The George Washington University.
This position is funded by an endowment from the Jenny McKean Moore Fund for Writers. The late Jenny McKean Moore, who had been a playwriting student at The George Washington University, left in trust a fund to encourage creative writing, & the trustees of the Fund helped design the program. The position is intended to serve as a fellowship for the visiting writer, since it involves only a moderate teaching load, & the program's location at a university in the center of Washington should offer additional attractions for the writer.
The writer must have significant publications (fiction published by a well regarded press) & a demonstrated commitment to teaching. Like students in the community workshops, the writer need not have conventional academic credentials. He or she should reside in the Washington area while the University is in session, 1 September through early May. The historic Lenthall House, a 4-story Federal-era townhouse on campus, is normally available to the visiting writer through a subsidized rental agreement. The salary for 2011–2012 is expected to be $58,000 plus an attractive benefits package.
To be considered, applications for the 2011–2012 Writer-in-Washington position must be made by letter, indicating publications & other projects, extent of teaching experience, & other qualifications. The application must also include a resume & a selection of published fiction. Applicants are encouraged to send a book as their sample. Books will be returned if accompanied by an appropriate SASE. Only complete applications will be considered.
Review of all applications will begin on November 1, 2010 & will continue until the position is filled.
Applications should be sent to: Professor Gayle Wald, Chair, Department of English, 801 22nd St., NW (Suite 760), The George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052.
Rubric is a peer reviewed journal supported by the editorial board of Pam Brown (Associate Editor, Jacket Magazine), Paul Dawson (University of New South Wales), John Hawke (Monash University), Cate Kennedy (joining in 2011), Elizabeth McMahon (University of New South Wales), Stephen Muecke (University of New South Wales), Gordon Thompson (Victoria University, Melbourne), John Tranter (Editor, Jacket Magazine), and Alan Wearne (University of Wollongong).
This first issue of the new Rubric includes works by Alexandra Duggan, Amelia Streets, Kathleen Stewart, Narelle Goulden, Ralph Stevenson, Sam McAlpine, Shane Lee, Sylvia Petter, and Tamryn Bennet, whose graphic poem is llustrated by Skye O’Shea.
Rubric accepts works of poetry, prose, ficto-criticism, new media, and non-fiction, including short academic papers dealing with topics related to text and writing. Submissions are accepted from undergraduate, graduate, and academic sources and are peer reviewed by the appropriate member of Rubric's editorial board. The next deadline for submissions is October 1, 2010.
"Like when you watch a film that depicts a rape, and it's horrifying and you can't stop thinking about it for months, and we're supposed to leave thinking rape is terrible, and that somehow its been done to us. I don't think that is necessary at all. We have an imagination, and we can empathize without undergoing a violent act. So I'm very interested in ways art can move you and touch you but not afflict you. Look at Shakespeare. We read King Lear and you're like, oh, my god, don't do this, don't do it. Cordelia's over here and Lear's in the storm, and you have to just stop reading and cry and put your head down, but it doesn't feel as though it's being done to us. It's something we recognize. We too can be as obstinate and blind as Lear. We can see what's happening. We participate, but we're not being asked to carry it for Shakespeare."
From An Interview with Marie Howe by Christian Teresi, The Writer's Chronicle (May/Summer 2010).
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
OETRY includes "the texts of poets' native turf: poems, prose poems, verse-fragments, visual po-work." Contributors to this first issue are Charles Bernstein, Bei Dao, Tamiko Beyer, Jackie Clark, Amy De'Ath, Lidija Dimkovska, Kate Durbin, Steven Karl, Natalie Lyalin, Filip Marinovich, Sharon Mesmer, Miguel Murphy, Ariana Reines, Saeed Jones, Tomaz Salamun, Evie Shockley, Heidi Lynn Staples, Leigh Stein, Cole Swensen, John Tranter, and Matvei Yankelevich.
IFESTO is "a field for poets to lucidly engage beyond their poetry. It may include: manifestos, rants, theoretical or personal essays, half-formed statements of poetics, travelogues, music or literary or art critiques, a recurring dream." Contributors to this first issue are Jennifer Bartlett, Jillian Brall, Ching-In Chen, Ken Chen, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Jennifer H, Fortin, Molly Gaudry, Roxane Gay, Matt Hart, Brenda Hillman, Dan Hoy, Ron Padgett & Olivier Brossard, Lars Palm, Joan Retallack, Brandon Shimoda, Anne Waldman, Franz Wright, and Carolyn Zaikowski.
ESQUE is a flash site, so allow a minute for the full content to load. Individual author's works are available to print via PDF.
Sunday, September 05, 2010
During the 2012 Intensive Learning Term, the Olivet College Humanities Department will offer its sixth poet-in-residence position. The Sandburg-Auden-Stein poet will live on or near campus and teach ENG 247: Poetry Writing. The Sandburg-Auden-Stein poet will also host two public events: a public reading of his or her work and a stand-alone talk/discussion on a subject of his or her choice (publishing poetry, beat poets, def poetry, etc.).
An award of $3,100 (plus room and board) will be given to the 2012 poet. The Humanities Department faculty will evaluate the submissions and choose the winner. Poets who have published at least one book of poetry are eligible.
Submissions are due on Sept. 10, 2010, and should include the following: five poems from your most recent book, a single page personal statement regarding your poetics and teaching, a current résumé and two references. There is no entry fee. Please contact Kirk Hendershott-Kraetzer, Ph.D., Humanities Department chair, with your questions at (269) 749-7621 or khendershottkraetzer(at)olivetcollege(dot)edu
Electronic applications are strongly encouraged: .rtf, .doc, .docx formats accepted, .pdf preferred. Send to khendershottkraetzer(at)olivetcollege(dot)edu with “Residency application” indicated in the subject line.
Application materials also may be sent by regular mail to:
Office of the Dean
320 S. Main St.
Olivet, MI 49076
If you are a Georgia native, or if you have lived in Georgia 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; first-time submitters are invited 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 will consider formal poems and free verse, as well as hybrid forms like prose poems. Poems about Georgia are not necessarily championed over other motifs and themes, as the editors 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 "Georgia Poetry Submission" in your subject heading, then include your first and last names in parentheses. For example: Georgia Poetry Submission (William Wright). Unfortunately, snail-mail submissions are not possible given the nature of our 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 brief 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: NOVEMBER 30 (Early submissions encouraged!)
So why is it I get so many requests from people asking us to list them on NewPages, and when I visit their site - no link to NewPages? I do see links to other sites, but none to ours. Has there been a shift in polite protocol for link requests? Are links now held for ransom, or more a tit for tat procedure - IF you link to me, THEN I'll link to you - ?
I know that's not how we do it at NewPages. If we discover a site that we like and don't have listed - well, by golly, we list it, then we let the person know we've listed it. We don't hold the link for "exchange ransom." If we're linked back - that's great - but we must still be of the totally old school that just likes to link and let folks know we appreciate what they do. Not only that, but we continue to check our links on a regular basis, since often times sites change or disappear or discontinue without letting their link pals know. So we manage and maintain all of these links ourselves. We do it because we know our readers depend on us for this. Decent links to decent sites.
So, how 'bout it - can we bring back this decency somehow in link requests?
Friday, September 03, 2010
The editors are looking for essays to be published in the first issue, coming out in December. If you are interested, please send your submissions to twoyeardigest-at-live-dot-com.
• Submissions should be 500 to 4,000 words in length.
• All pages should be double-spaced and in current MLA format.
• The review process is blind. Please submit a cover page with your submission that includes the title, date of submission, your name, school or organization, and contact information.
• Include a biography that is 100 words or fewer.
• Manuscripts submitted to the Journal must be original and unpublished work of the author(s) and must not be under consideration by other publications.
• It is the author's responsibility to obtain any necessary written permission for use of copyrighted material contained within the article.
•Send submissions and questions to twoyeardigest-at-live-dot-com. In the subject line, please put SUBMISSION. The deadline is Oct. 15, 2010.
Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Technology in the Classroom
• Students, including the needs of the new generation
• Revamping Programs and Courses, including creating an AFA program
• Tenure and Unions
• Challenges and Successes, including personal experiences
• Assignments and Activities
• Basic Writing vs. Academic Writing
• Applying Writing to Other Majors
Thursday, September 02, 2010
PoemTalk is a co-production of the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing, the Kelly Writers House, and the Poetry Foundation.
Next time PoemTalk will be on the road, in Chicago, talking with three Chicagoans about Jennifer Scappettone's rewriting of H.D.
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Pongo provides writing activities and other resources for teachers, counselors, and advocates working with teens.
The Pongo Project Journal is a regularly updated blog of youth writing and advocate experiences. Here are some of the most recent posts:
Approaching the Trauma, Not the Crime (by Alex Russell, about his Pongo experience in juvenile detention)
Love Is a Useless Puppy (Pongo Prize poetry, about a young woman's love for a boy who treats her badly)
Cops (about police officers who came to understand their own unprocessed trauma from violence and death)
Thea (about a young widow who uses writing to deal with grief and isolation, and to describe a transcendent joy)
Thanks for the Rose (about a gift from the women at Mission Creek Corrections Center, at our emotional finale)
Shaun (about the ways one volunteer's religious beliefs inform his work with Pongo)
Good for You! (about Pongo teens and caring)
Loss, Love, and Ambivalence (about Pongo authors' role as our teachers on deep matters)
A Prize Poem (first winner of the Pongo Poetry Prize, about a young woman's deep need for love)
Relationships (about a writing activity for the women at Mission Creek Corrections Center)