Thursday, June 30, 2011
You may not remember this but in 1979, President Jimmy Carter installed solar panels on the roof of the White House West Wing.
The panels, which were used to heat water for the staff eating area, were a symbol of a new solar strategy that Carter had said was going to “move our Nation toward true energy security and abundant, readily available, energy supplies.”
But in 1986, President Ronald Reagan removed the solar panels while the White House roof was being repaired. They were never reinstalled.
In 1991, the panels were retrieved from government storage and brought to the environmentally-minded Unity College about an hour southeast of Bangor, Maine. There, with help of Academy Award winning actress Glenn Close, the panels were refurbished and used to heat water in the cafeteria up until 2005. They are still there, although they no longer function.
Swiss directors Christina Hemauer and Roman Keller follow the route the panels took, using them as a backdrop to explore American oil dependency and the lack of political will to pursue alternative energy sources.
In the movie A Road Not Taken, the filmmakers took two solar panels from Unity, placed them in the back of two students’ 1990 Dodge Ram pick-up truck (which had been retrofitted to run on vegetable oil) and delivered one of them to the Jimmy Carter Library & Museum in Atlanta and the other to the National Museum of American History in Washington.
In 1979, Carter warned, “a generation from now, this solar heater can either be a curiosity, a museum piece, an example of a road not taken, or it can be just a small part of one of the greatest and most exciting adventures ever undertaken by the American people – harnessing the power of the sun to enrich our lives as we move away from our crippling dependence on foreign oil.”
It turns out Carter’s warning was at least partially correct: two of his solar panels are museum pieces now.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
we would like to invite you and your press to participate in an exhibition that would present independent US presses and their editions to the literary public, but also to translators, editors, critics, and literary scholars of Croatia and the neighboring region.
This exhibition (IamN – Izlozba americkih nakladnika / Exhibition of American Independent Presses) will be organized under the auspices of ZVONA i NARI (Bells & Pomegranates) Library and Literary Retreat, and curated by us, Natalija Grgorinic & Ognjen Raden.
ZVONA i NARI is a recently founded non-profit organization based in Liznjan, Croatia with a goal of promoting literary communication across the geographical borders (more information, albeit still only in Croatian, is available at www.zvonainari.hr). The two of us are writers, writing and publishing both in Croatian and English, graduates of Otis College’s MFA Writing Program (Los Angeles, CA), who have just earned a PhD in Literature at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH.
Having spent the better part of the past eight years in the US, we have become well acquainted with its literary scene, especially the independent one, and have for some time been aware of how little of that scene is noticed outside of the US borders. Unfortunately, the only literature that ever gets registered on an international scale is the one that gets picked up by commercial, corporate publishers, which, in our view, accounts for a very bland picture of what American literature is about.
Hence, by organizing this exhibition, we hope to offer local Croatian translators and publishers a deeper insight into current US literary trends and potentially establish new routes for literary dialogue and exchange. To participate in this exhibition all you have to do is send us at least one copy of each title you would like us to present. We encourage you to send primarily poetry and prose (meaning fiction and literature-oriented essays) of American writers. Please, accompany your books with any information you find relevant, either in regards to the authors or your press.
Depending on the number of books we receive for the exhibition, by October 2011 we will compile both digital and print catalogues, we will present the exhibition to the general public in participating public libraries in Croatia as well as the region, and will keep the books at our library in Liznjan making them permanently accessible to translators, publishers, and literary scholars who will stay at our literary retreat.
Here we need to emphasize that programs organized by ZVONA i NARI are absolutely free to the public: writers, translators, editors, critics, indeed all active participants in the world of literature. In fact, should you or any of your authors want to visit us, we would be more than happy to present your press and your work. Unfortunately, at this time, we still have no means of covering our guests’ travel expenses – our retreat offers free accommodation and logistical support to visiting writers.
For further information, regarding the exhibition, our literary retreat, or any other matter, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or + 385 52 540 642.
You can send your entries for the exhibition to:
ZVONA i NARI
Liznjan 840 B
Croatia – Hrvatska
Should you decide to participate, do inform us of your decision by email so that we are aware of your entry, and that we are able to better organize our activities regarding the exhibition.
If, however, you find you have no interest in presenting your titles in this way or at this time, but have other projects we could help you with, please, remain in contact.
Thank you for your time.
Natalija Grgorinic & Ognjen Raden
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
The editorial staff is made up of: Cati Porter, Editor-in-Chief; Maureen Alsop, Associate Editor, Poetry; Jo Scott-Coe, Associate Editor, Nonfiction; Gayle Brandeis, Associate Editor, Fiction; and Ruth Nolan, Associate Editor, Fiction.
The first issues available online include fiction by Kate Anger, Rebecca K. O’Connor, Samantha Lamph, Rayme Waters, E.J. Jones, and Valerie Henderson; poetry by Nicelle Davis, Karen Greenbaum-Maya, Stephanie Barbé Hammer, Gregory Liffick, Louise Mathias, Jeff Mays, Shin Yu Pai, Jean Waggoner, Cynthia Anderson, Nancy Scott Campbell, Marcyn Clements, Mike Cluff, Rachelle Cruz, Sheela Free, Karen Greenbaum-Maya, Cindy Rinne, and Ash Russell; nonfiction by Judy Kronenfeld, as well as Inlandia Creative Writing Workshop Features.
Inlandia reads submissions year-round.
The next submission period for Issue #2 is January 31-April 30, 2012, but Adanna is currently accepting "love poetry" for a contest. The 50 poems selected will be published in a perfect-bound print edition.
The inaugural issue of Adanna is guest edited by Diane Lockward, and includes the following contributors:
Jennifer Arin, Janet A. Baker, Carol Berg, Kristin Berkey-Abbott, Pam Bernard, Debra Bruce, Sarah Busse, Laura Cherry, Laura E. Davis, Jessica G. de Koninck, Erika Dreifus, George Drew, Lois Parker Edstrom, Susan V. Facknitz, Patricia Fargnoli, Ann Fisher-Wirth, Alice B. Fogel, Ruth Foley, Maria Gillan, Maryanne Hannan, Penny Harter, Ann Hostetler, Adele Kenny, Claire Keyes, Kathleen Kirk, Jacqueline Kolosov, Judy Kronenfeld, Michelle Lerner, Robin Lim, Diane Lockward, Sandy Longhorn, Angie Macri, Marjorie Maddox, Greg McBride, Judith H. Montgomery, Julie L. Moore, Jim O’Rourke, Connie Post, Susanna Rich, Helen Ruggieri, Judith Skillman, Sarah J. Sloat, Molly Spencer, Christine Stewart-Nunez, Madeline Tiger, Ingrid Wendt, Laura S. Whalen, TJ Wiley, Lisa Zimmerman
Margo Berdeshevsky, Colleen S. Harris, Liesl Jobson, Lani Friend, Nwamaka Osakwe, Pramila Venkateswaran
Jessica McCaughey, Yelizaveta P. Renfro
Beatrice M. Hogg
Monday, June 27, 2011
Issue 8 (2011) of Memoir (and) awarded Grand Prize to David Norman, "Flight Patterns"; Second Prize to Charles Atkinson, "Passing Bell for Kobun Chino, Sensie"; and Third Prize to William Caverlee, "Longleaf Parish." Each contributor receives a cash award in addition to publication.
The submission period for Issue 10 is now open and will close at noon Pacific time, August 16, 2011.
Redhill imparts some of what he has learned from his having "been involved with Brick, in one form or another, for much of [his] adult life." He writes:
This is the eighty-seventh issue of Brick, a small Canadian literary journal that has existed for thirty-three years and, at any given time, has never had more than 2.5 employees. As a business model, Brick could be in MBA textbooks as an example of what not to do. A small cultural concern is about the worst kind of business you could have: humans may begin to die from the moment they're born, but arts businesses need daily resuscitation from the moment of inception. Innovation, legwork, networking, enthusiasm, and a refusal to be surprised by disaster are just a few things you need to make a go of it. And success is not expressed in profit, or even survival. Success for something like Brick is simply being able to play a meaningful role in a time and place, be part of a conversation, and stick around at least long enough to be taken seriously. In that regard, Brick has been a smashing success and all signs point to it continuing to succeed for many years to come.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
October 11-17, 2011
Shop at the outdoor food markets, small food shops, Roman supermarkets and bring the bounty back to a fabulous apartment in the historic center of Rome to cook and dine.
Tour Rome's best of best places: Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Capitoline Hill, Coliseum, St. Peter's, Teatro Marcellus, Bocca di Verita, and more, plus great neighborhoods for shopping: boutiques, flea markets, and department stores.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
NewPages Reviewer Henry Tonn offered his own take on the selections before they went to Sanford and two other judges to choose the final ten.
Voting on the top stories of the year will last for one month after the top ten stories are released, so the rest is up to you! Visit storySouth Million Writers Award page by July 6 to read and vote on the following top ten online stories of 2011:
"Hell Dogs" by Daphne Buter (FRiGG: A Magazine of Fiction and Poetry)
"Arvies" by Adam-Troy Castro (Lightspeed Magazine)
"The Green Book" by Amal El-Mohtar (Apex Magazine)
"Do You Have a Place for Me" by Roxane Gay (Spork Press)
"Here is David, the Greatest of Descendants" by Spencer Kealamakia (Anderbo)
"The Incorrupt Body of Carlo Busso" by Eric Maroney (Eclectica)
"Cancer Party" by Nicola Mason (Blackbird)
"Arthur Arellano" by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Narrative Magazine)
"Elegy for a Young Elk" by Hannu Rajaniemi (Subterranean Magazine)
"Most of Them Would Follow Wandering Fires" by Amber Sparks (Barrelhouse)
The editors include Head Editor Sarah Lindsay, Readers and Developmental Editors Sarah Lucas, Dakota Morgan, Pamela S. Wall, Katie Damphousse, Max Pickering, and Copy Editor Pamela S. Wall.
The editorial process, and the use of "developmental editors" means the editors will work with authors to help them polish their work to prepare them for publication: "We edit for spelling, grammar and in some cases, clarity/strength of arguments/purpose. We do NOT touch the author/artist’s voice, vision, or personal style, and we never fully reject a piece. We suggest improvements and encourage the author/artist to resubmit, for we are capable of seeing the potential in all submissions we receive."
EdgePiece is currently "hungry" for fiction, non-fiction, poetry, with consideration for book/essay/poetry/film reviews, photography and other graphic/visual art for their first tri-annual issue.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
The editors both solicit works from writers and artists, but maintain an open submission policy, "which creates a diverse collection of regional and international works from different eras, movements, and languages." In addition to the print publication, Fjords also publishes some of its authors in a strictly audio format, which can be found on their website.
Included in the first print edition: poems by Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda, Corey Mesler, Olympia Sibley, Juliana Kocsis, J. J. Steinfeld, and 20th Century Ukrainian Poet Pavlo Tychyna translated by Stephen Komarnyckyj; the article "Ecclesiastic: a Font Orphan: Typographer Ed Edman restores a Font" by John Gosslee; prose by Judy Light Ayyildiz, Stephen Wade; art by Clay Witt and Suzun Hughes.
Fjords's next deadline for submissions is August 1, 2011
Public Knowledge Journal seeks articles, book reviews, essays, interviews, and multimedia submissions for Volume 3, Issue 2, on Academic Research. The deadline for scholarly articles and book reviews is September 1, 2011. Non-peer-reviewed and multimedia work will be considered throughout the lifespan of the issue.
Timber - poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, digital lit
Tulane Review - poetry, fiction, artwork
Caesura - poetry
bottle rocket - haiku, senryu, tanka, haibun
Thoughtsmith - poetry, prose, drama, articles, essays, critiques, photography, digital art
Doorknobs & BodyPaint - fiction, poetry, essay, reviews
Calibanonlione – online poetry, fiction, art, music, art video
Narwhal – fiction
Tak’til – poetry, fiction, non-fiction, art
The Quotable - poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, photography
C4 - poetry, fiction, nonfiction, digital art
Entasis - poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, photography
The White Review - (UK) poetry, fiction, nonfiction, essays, politics, culture, translations
Scythe Literary Journal - poetry
Untitled Country Review - poetry, art, book reviews, interview
Added to NewPages Guide to Independent Publishers & University Presses
Ashland Creek Press
Cy Gist Press
Tiny Hardcore Press
One Peace Books
Added to NewPages Guide to Misc Lit Sites and Blogs
The Monarch Review - Seattle's literary & arts magazine
Red Booth Review - poetry, photography, artwork
Monday, June 20, 2011
Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories for their April Family Matters competition. This competition is held twice a year and is open to all writers for stories about family. The next Family Matters competition will take place in October. Glimmer Train’s monthly submission calendar may be viewed here. First place: Rebecca Podos, of Brookline, MA, wins $1200 for “The Fourth.” Her story will be published in the Fall 2012 issue of Glimmer Train Stories. [Photo credit: Holli Downs.]Second place: Marjorie Celona, of Madison, NY, wins $500 for “Gladstone.” Her story will also be published in an upcoming issue of Glimmer Train Stories, increasing her prize to $700.
Third place: Clark Knowles of Portsmouth, NH, wins $300 for “Each Other’s Business.” His story will also be published in an upcoming issue of Glimmer Train Stories, increasing his prize to $700.A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.Deadline soon approaching for the Fiction Open: June 30Glimmer Train hosts this competition quarterly, and first place is $2000 plus publication in the journal. It’s open to all writers and there are no theme restrictions. The word count generally ranges from 3000 – 8000, though up to 20,000 is fine. Click here for complete guidelines.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
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The issue also includes a comprehensive checklist of recent Italian anthologies and letters by Cole Swensen, Kent Johnson, John Gallaher, and Richard Owens in response to Keith Tuma's essay "After the Bubble" (CR 55-3/4).
A complete list of contents is available on the here.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
The Newtowner also includes "Youth Expressions," a section of the magazine for young artists, poets and writers and visual artists. Currently, The Newtowner accepts creative nonfiction, fiction, columns, poetry, art and photography mediums from high school- and middle school-aged students.
Founding Editor Georgia Monaghan writes: "Newtown has a unique literary, artistic, and community spirit dating back to the philanthropist Mary Hawley, who laid the foundation for Newtown's excellence in education and the arts. Boasting an inordinate number of literary and artistic residents both past and present, Newtown continues to act as a magnet, attracting established and emerging writers and artists of every kind. How many small-town libraries have a whole section dedicated to their town's authors and illustrators? How many towns of this size can boast upwards of twenty book clubs within its borders?"
And now The Newtowner itself can be added to those bragging rights!
Full subscription and submissions guidelines can be found on The Newtowner website.
The result is the current issue, with poetry, fiction, and essays by over a dozen authors as well as a variety of book reviews. Several pieces are available full-text online: Poetry by Michael Morse, "Void and Compensation (Poem as Aporia Between Lighthouses)," and Michael Homolka, "Thirteenth Birthday"; Fiction by Christine Sneed, "Roger Weber Would Like To Stay"; and an essay by Anthony D'Aries, "The Language of Men."
[Cover art by Carrie Marill.]
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
The concept for Boat Magazine is a fresh one. Travel to "forgotten cities," dock there for a month and set up a publication studio that pulls together "the most talented people we know; writers, photographers, illustrators, musicians… gave them a blank canvas, and set them loose on the streets" to create a magazine focused on that host city. Sarajevo is their first stop on this new venture.
The magazine features works by Dave Eggers, Jasmin Brutus, Lamija Hadžiosmanović, Ziyah Gafić, Max Knight, Sarah Correia, Jasmin Brutus, Zoë Barker, Davey Spens, Milomir Kovačević, Danis Tanović, Lara Ciarabellini, Bernie Gardner, Enes Zlatar Bure, Jonathan Cherry, Sam Baldwin, Neno Navaković, Agatha A. Nitecka, and Sophie Cooke.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Simply titled to reflect its content, The 22 features 22 contributors each issue. The magazine’s mission is to "publish art, music and writing as integrated structures that play off each other and enhance the whole." Editor and publisher, Cat Gilbert says they're looking for "intriguing art," poetry, fiction, non-fiction, video, music, animation and more. "The restrictions are few and the work is chosen by the creators or a visiting guest editor." Some issues will revolve around themes which will be posted in advance. The inaugural issue editors include Gilbert, Contributing Editors Ansel Elkins and Dolores Alfien, with Guest Editor Laura Grandmaison.
The first issue features works by Adriean Auguste Koleric, Alan Bigelow, Andrew Topel, Ansel Elkins, April Gertler, Brian Dettmer, Dolores Alfieri, Douglas Pierre Baulos, Edgar Oliver, Eric Zboya, Erin Snyder, Jeff Burns, John Jennison, Joseba Eskubi, Kate Javens, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Louise Robinson, Max Evry, Michael Babin, Samantha Kostmayer Sulaiman, Threefifty Duo, and Tobias Stretch.
The 22 is currently accepting submissions for their next volume (no theme or restrictions); deadline July 1st.
The 22 is also holding their first annual Bloomsday Contest. Deadline June 14.
[Artwork by Joseba Eskubi.]
Enszer writes: "Attending the conference and compiling this issue of Sinister Wisdom, I've been thinking about these questions: How do we narrate and share history between generations? How can we pass on traditions, ideas, and values to new generations while still giving younger women the space to experiment and formulate their own traditions, ideas, and values? How do we honor the past and think critically about it as a way to refine our strategies for change? How do we honor the past while still celebrating the current achievements and future dreams of women who have already made extraordinary contributions? Contributors to this issue of Sinister Wisdom grapple with these questions and more.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
James also shares the news that he will be leaving Prairie Schooner to take a new position as acquisitions editor with the University of Alaska Press. Kwame Dawes will be the new editor-in-chief with Prairie Schooner beginning this fall.
We wish both the best in their new roles!
Friday, June 10, 2011
In November I went to Beijing to visit my daughter who was teaching English there. What struck me was the silence about Liu Xiaobo, who had just been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. There was a disconnect. Here I was in this city of 18 million, near a shopping mall, which was putting up Christmas decorations, selling KFC, Big Macs, and Gucci bags and yet the people didn't know what was happening in their own country or if they knew they couldn't talk about it. I wondered how long those Gucci bags would keep them satisfied.
While in Beijing my daughter couldn't blog, connect to Facebook, YouTube or Twitter and only had access to a censored Google. In The New York Times on January 23, 2011, Nicholas Kristof wrote, "...the Chinese cyberspace remains a proletarian dictatorship. In November the government sent a young woman, Cheng Jianping to labor camp for a year for posting a single mocking sentence."
The connection between freedom of speech and the press and my job as editor of The Briar Cliff Review was so clear. As editor I read hundreds of manuscripts that cover all topics and issues. If I lived in China, there wouldn't be a magazine like this.
Thursday, June 09, 2011
H. R. Stoneback
For Whom the Flood Rolls: Ernest Hemingway and Robert Penn Warren—Connections and Echoes, Allusion, and Intertextuality
Hemingway's Iceberg: Camus' L'Etranger and The Sun Also Rises
The Complications of Exile in Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises
The Textual Condition of Hemingway's African Book
Hemingway's Cuban Son Looks Back on Life with Papa
Confessions of an Animal Lover: Clearing Up a Few Things about Hemingway, Spain, and the Bulls
Picasso, Hemingway, and Lorca: or Toreo As a Modernist Principle
10,000 Words (story)
Lighthearted Sinners and Pious Puritans, Followers, and Believers: Hemingway's "Holy War Meat Eaters and Beer Drinkers Happy Hunting Ground and Mountain Religion" in Under Kilimanjaro
Teaching In Our Time to Freshmen (poem)
Martha Gellhorn's Letters
Dempsey over Hemingway in Three Rounds
Robert E. Fleming
The Deaths of the Children in Islands in the Stream
Robert E. Gajdusek
Three Novels on Hemingway in Cuba
Hemingway: Eight Decades of Criticism
Donald A. Daiker
"Don't Get Drunk, Jake": Drinking, Drunkenness, and Sobriety in The Sun Also Rises
Hemingway's Criteria in Ordering the Sequence of the Vignettes of in our time (1924) and In Our Time (1925)
Winter Fiction Contest
Judged by Caitlin Horrocks
Winner: Aja Gabel, “Little Fish”
Honorable Mention: Dwight Holing, “Spines”
Greg Grummer Poetry Award
Judged by Dan Beachy-Quick
Winner: Mark Wagenaar, “Moth Hour Reliquaries”
Honorable Mention: Grace Curtis, “Wordsplay”
Inaugural Nonfiction Contest
Judged by Shauna Cross
Winner: R.B. Moreno, “I’d Like to Talk About the Bigger Stuff”
Honorable Mention: Jessica McCaughey, “On the Music of Distraction”
Authors whose works are translated include Oscarine Bosquet, Stéphane Bouquet, Marie-Louise Chapelle, Suzanne Doppelt, Caroline Dubois, Frédéric Forte, Isabelle Garron, Éric Houser, Virginie Lalucq & Jean-Luc Nancy, David Lespiau, Sabine Macher, Vannina Maestri, Jérôme Mauche, Anne Parian, Véronique Pittolo, Virginie Poitrasson, Pascal Poyet, Nathalie Quintane, Sébastien Smirou, Gwenaëlle Stubbe, Éric Suchère, and Bénédicte Vilgrain.
A full table of contents is available here.
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
The poems are also available online at the Poetry Foundation website, one of the most complete poetry sites around. Along with many of the poems are biographies of the poets, other poems, articles and information about the poet, and translator's notes on each work.
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
The inaugural issue features works by A.J. Kandathil, Eddie Jones, Brooke Bailey, Jasmon Drain, Chris Wiewiora, Joseph Pravda, Rob McClure Smith, Bruce Bischoff, Alicia Dekker, William Zebulon Peacock, and Don Campbell.
Behind the scenes of The Quotable are Editors Eimile Denizer, Lisa Heins, and Leslye PJ Reaves, Poetry Editor Deborah Preg, Art Editor Michael Reid, Associate Editor Mary Wilt, and Copy Editor Cassie Pinner.
The Quotable accepts submissions during the following reading periods:
December 1 – February 1 : Spring Issue
March 1 – May 1 : Summer Issue
June 1 – August 1 : Fall Issue
September 1 – November 1 : Winter Issue
Unless otherwise noted, each issue will be centered around a theme. The next theme for Issue III is Transformation: “The universe is transformation; our life is what our thoughts make it.” ~Marcus Aurelius
The Quatable accepts flash fiction (under 1,000 words), short fiction (under 3,000 words), creative nonfiction (under 3,000 words), poetry (up to three submissions of one poem per submission), art and photography.
In Southword's first episode, NPR's Debbie Elliott and The OA's Dave Anderson explore issues of appetite and health in Holmes County, the most obese county in Mississippi.
Visit NPR's website to see the program with additional information and related links.
The 25 Unbridled eBooks for 25 Cents
Conscience Point by Erica Abeel
The Islands of Divine Music by John Addiego
Panopticon by David Bajo
Shimmer by Eric Barnes
The Unnatural History of Cypress Parish by Elise Blackwell
Green Age of Asher Witherow by M. Allen Cunningham
Breath and Bones by Susann Cokal
The Journal of Antonio Montoya by Rick Collignon
The Good Doctor Guillotine by Marc Estrin
Wolf Point by Edward Falco
Small Acts of Sex and Electricity by Lise Haines
The Distance between Us by Masha Hamilton
Stranger Here Below by Joyce Hinnefeld
Vanishing by Candida Lawrence
Song of the Crow Layne Maheu
The Evolution of Shadows by Jason Quinn Malott
The Singer’s Gun by Emily St. John Mandel
The Pirate’s Daughter by Margaret Cezair-Thompson
Captivity by Deborah Noyes
Hick by Andrea Portes
The Wonder Singer by George Rabasa
Taroko Gorge by Jacob Ritari
Phantom Limbs of the Rollow Sisters by Timothy Schaffert
Rain Village by Carolyn Turgeon
Sometimes We’re Always Real Same-Same by Mattox Roesch
Monday, June 06, 2011
Issue 1 includes fiction by Gregory Blake Smith, Bilal Ibne Rasheed, Margaret Finnegan, Kim Henderson, Michael Henson, Anne Leigh Parrish, Ron Koppelberger; nonfiction by Marc Levy, Terra Brigando, M.J. Fievre; poetry by D.H. Sutherland, Gale Acuff, William Doreski, Yaul Perez-Stable Husni, Shannon C. Walsh, Luca Penne, Julian Smith-Newman, Katelyn Kiley, Daniel Lawless, Jenn Monroe, Greg Hewett; artwork by Ganesha Balunsat, Eleanor-Leonne Bennett, Guillermo Esteves, Dennis van Dijk, Christoph Zurbuchen, Sandro Garcia, Christopher Woods, Paivi Salonen, Ivo Berg.
C4 Magazine is open for submissions for its second issue: fiction (short stories, flash fiction); nonfiction (personal essays, memoir excerpts, travel writing); poetry (traditional, experimental); digital visual art (anything 2D and static, i.e. pictures, drawings, etc.). Deadline: July 1, 2011
This is the first of three shows featuring Jesse Glass, American expatriate poet, publisher, artist and folklorist. In 1992, Glass moved to Japan, where he currently lives and teaches. In this show, Jack and Jesse particularly discuss The Passion of Phineas Gage and Selected Poems and Lost Poet: Four Plays by Jesse Glass.
Jesse Glass interviewed, Part Two.
Jesse Glass reading from his work.
A celebration of Ahadada Reader 3, published by Jesse Glass and Ahadada Press. Four chapbooks by four poets are featured in the Reader: Mary-Marcia Casoly, Katherine Hastings, Melanie Moro-Huber and Jack Foley. This show features Mary-Marcia Casoly reading from Australia Dreaming.
Ahadada Reader 3, Part Two. Katherine Hastings reads from Fog and Light.
Ahadada Reader 3, Part Three, selections from Melanie Moro-Huber's The Memory of Paper read by Jack Foley.
Ahadada Reader 3, Part Four. Jack Foley reads from Disordered City.
Friday, June 03, 2011
"It was with great regret and sadness that Katie O'Laughlin announced on Thursday, June 2 that Village Books would be closing on June 30, after fourteen years in business. 'Village Books has struggled financially for the past 10 years,' says O'Laughlin, 'but I was able to somehow make it work. Unfortunately, recent changes in the book business have made it impossible to continue operating the store in its present form.' To read the full story, click here.
The Bookstore in Radcliff, KY
"There are plenty of books on the shelves at The Bookstore in Radcliff. But there are not enough customers. So after 37 years in business, owner Jerry Brown is closing his bookstore. Blame the electronic revolution. 'With the e-readers, the Nooks, and the Kindles, all of my best customers instead of coming in here and buying books, I think now they are downloading books,' says Brown." To read the full story, click here.
Thursday, June 02, 2011
Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories for their March Fiction Open competition. This competition is held quarterly and is open to all writers for stories with a word count range between 2000 – 20,000. The next Fiction Open will take place in June. Glimmer Train’s monthly submission calendar may be viewed here.
First place: Melissa Yancy, of Los Angeles, CA, wins $2000 for “Teeth Apart.” Her story will be published in the Summer 2012 issue of Glimmer Train Stories. [Photo credit: Stacy Clinton.]
Second place: Susan Messer, of Oak Park, IL, wins $1000 for “Angstschweiss.” Her story will also be published in an upcoming issue of Glimmer Train Stories.
Third place: Nellie Hermann, of Brooklyn, NY, wins $600 for “Meanness.” Her story will also be published in an upcoming issue of Glimmer Train Stories, increasing her prize to $700.
A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.
Deadline soon approaching: Short Story Award for New Writers May 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. Most submissions to this category run 1500-6000 words, but up to 12,000 is fine. Click here for complete guidelines.
Student writers in Volume 1 Issue 1 are Mollie Cueva-Dabkoski, Jules Cunningham, Meredith Evett, Bobby Gaines, Emily Gaudet, Sophie Gibson, Chloe Gordon, Shady Kievannia, Peter LaBerge, Michael Martone, Julia McCrimlisk, Kathleen Radigan, Abigail Schott-Rosenfield, and Stephen Urchick.
Crashtest publishes poetry, stories and creative non-fiction in the form of personal essays, imaginative investigation, and experimental interviews from students in grades nine through twelve.
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
"Badlands" is the theme of the current issue. Anasi writes, "We weren’t thinking about the Civil War when we picked ‘Badlands’ as the theme for this issue but division and darkness were on our minds. In America today, we see a country that seems increasingly at odds with itself and a media that resounds with rage, mendacity and shrill desperation. The artists and writers for this issue all explore these growing divisions, separations, cruelties."
Entasis contributors include: Michael Barach, Nicelle Davis, Susan Davis, Brandi George, Evan Peterson, Justin Rigamonti, Elizabeth Wyatt, Cynthia Mitchell, Steve Geng, Sara Jimenez, Daniel Kukla, Joe Heaps Nelson, Andrew Lichtenstein, Angela Koh, Beth Raymer, Leah Kaminski, Lena Firestone, Mike Dubisch, Nathan Bishop, Rachel Hinton, Rosemary McGuire, and Travis Lindquist.
Entasis is open for submissions, accepts simultaneous submissions with an approximate one-month response time. The deadline for Fall 2011 is August 10.