Friday, June 29, 2012

Editorial Position: Mid-American Review

The English Department of Bowling Green State University seeks strong applicants for an instructor to serve as editor of the internationally recognized literary magazine Mid-American Review and instructor in Creative Writing. The initial appointment is for one year, with possibility of renewal. Postmark deadline for application is July 16, 2012.

NewPages Updates

Not even 90-degree weather can slow us down at NewPages, where we've been hard at work adding new resources throughout the site:

Added to The NewPages Big List of Literary Magazines:
Ekphrasis [P] - poetry
Hart House Review [P] - (Canada) poetry, fiction, nonfiction, reviews, art
J & L Illustrated [P] - fiction, illustrations
Snail Mail Review [P] - poetry, fiction
Watershed [P] - poetry, fiction, nonfiction, articles, photography
The Cossack Review [O/E] - poetry, fiction, nonfiction
Essays & Fictions [O/P] - nonfiction, fiction, criticism, analysis, translations
Four and Twenty [O] - poetry
Glass Seed Annual [O] - poetry
The Ilanot Review [O] - poetry, fiction, nonfiction, interviews, translations
Linden Avenue [O] - poetry, fiction
Jenny Magazine [O] - poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art
The New Poet [O] - poetry
About Place [O] - poetry, prose
String Poet [O] - poetry, music
The Examined Life [P] - poetry, fiction, nonfiction
Meat for Tea [P] - poetry, prose, photography
Paper Nautilus [P] - poetry, prose

[app] = publication available as an app for tablets/phones
[e-pub] = electronic publication for e-readers
[o] = online magazines
[p] = print magazine

Added to Literary Links:
Extract(s) - poetry, fiction, nonfiction, excerpts
The Ofi Press - poetry, fiction, reviews
throughthe3rdeye - reviews, interviews, and poetry by Michigan poets

Added to The NewPages Big List of Alternative Magazines:
Composite [O] - exists somewhere between a literary magazine and an art gallery
Pathfinders Travel [P] - travel magazine for people of color
Tathaastu [P] - Eastern wisdom for mind, body, soul
Works & Days Quarterly [O]

Added to Writing Conferences, Workshops, Retreats, Centers, Residencies, Book & Literary Festivals:
Celebrating African American Literature, PA [Con]
Writing Short Course, OK [Wkshp]
Prose, Poetry, and Passion: Summer Writing Workshops, MA

Added to Creative Writing Programs:
College of Saint Rose MFA Program, NY

Added to NewPages Guide to Independent Bookstores in the U.S. and Canada:
Bank of Books, Ventura, CA
Big Apple Bookstore, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Book Exchange, Norfolk,VA
Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee, WI
Five Stone Bookstore, Lebanon, PA
Irvin's Books, York, PA
Mystery Cove Book Shop, Hulls Cove, ME
The Old Books Surfer, Schenectady, NY
One for the Books, Cape Coral, FL
Vintage Books, Hopkinton, MA

Added to Independent Publishers & University Presses
Trio House Press - poetry

Thursday, June 28, 2012


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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Screen Reading: Online Lit Mag Reviews

A few weeks ago, NewPages Literary Magazine Review Editor Kirsten McIlvenna kicked off her new weekly column - Screen Reading. Each week she spotlights online literary magazines, offering a glimpse into some of the best and newest writing on the web. Publications recently reviewed include Jersey Devil Press, The Summerset Review, Anti-, inter|rupture, Stirring, LITnIMAGE, Dragnet Magazine, Spitton, Straight Forward, and Blood Orange Review.

For both readers and writers, just the sheer number of online literary publications can be overwhelming. NewPages uses thoughtful criteria in selecting what we recommend in our guides, and Kirsten's reviews are a great way to learn more about these publications, discover new authors, and keep up with some of your favorites.

Check back each Monday for a new installment of Screen Reading!

New Lit on the Block :: The Ilanot Review

The Ilanot Review, published online biannually, is affiliated with the creative writing program at Bar-Ilan University. Editor Janice Weizman says that Ilanot also means “young trees” in Hebrew—“which is a nice metaphor for new writing.” Marcela Sulak, Nadia Jacobson, Karen Marron, Jane Medved, and Karen Boxenhorn also serve as editors for the magazine.

“Originally, we wanted to give a platform for English writing coming out of Israel,” Weizman says. “Today, we accept writing from anywhere in the world.” She explains that readers can expect to find “fresh and striking prose and poetry, English translations of literature from other languages—particularly Hebrew but other languages as well—interviews with published poets and writers, and thought provoking themed issues.”

The Ilanot Review’s first publication includes well known names such as Mark Mirsky, Joan Leegant, Michael Collier, E. Ethlebert Miller, and Gerald Stern as well as several emerging poets and writers. “We launch every issue with a public reading by contributors in fun and memorable venues,” Weizman says.

Writers can submit to The Ilanot Review through Submittable through October 30, 2012 for the next themed issue: “Foreign Bodies.”

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Welcome TRON! Tampa Review Online

The University of Tampa has just launched its online counterpart to the award-winning literary magazine The Tampa Review.

TRON, or Tampa Review Online is an online literary magazine dedicated to the blending of contemporary literature and visual arts in traditional and innovative ways. TRON feature new art and writing from Florida and around the world. The journal is edited and run by the students of the University of Tampa's MFA program in Creative Writing. TRON will publish bi-monthly throughout the year and will consider online submissions of prose, poetry, and the visual arts.

Currently featured on TRON: An essay by Dean Bartoli Smith (“The Online Literary Magazine as Triggering Device”); fiction by Robert Clark Young and Ric Hoeben; poetry by Sean Patrick Hill and Angela Masterson Jones; visual art by Martha Marshall and Candace Knapp; and an excerpt from Taylor Branch’s Byliner Original The Cartel (Chapter Two: Founding Myths).

New Lit on the Block :: The Drunken Odyssey with John King Podcast

The Drunken Odyssey with John King: A Podcast About the Writing Life is a new weekly podcast that features interviews with established writers about the writing life. Editor John King explains that each episode will also have a memoir essay about a writer’s relationship to a beloved book. “Each episode,” he says, “will close with me responding to listener mail. All aspects of the writing life—including any possible genre—will be discussed.”

King says that the name of the podcast “invokes both the mythos of the writer as drinker, and also the mythos of the writer as heroic misadventurer. Both identities can overlap. But liquor is not the only path to drunkenness. As the late ray Bradbury said, ‘You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.’”

King says, “Writing is an isolating activity, and discussion of writing in the media prioritizes the finished product of writing. This podcast, then, is an opportunity to build a sense of community among writers, and to offer some catharsis in discussing the struggle of writing, and all aspects of this business of writing, rather than merely the accomplishments of writing.”

The first podcast includes an interview with Nathan Holic, an editor, and Ryan Rivas, a publisher, who are behind the 15 Views of Orlando project and a memoir essay from Olivia Kate Cerrone which discusses her relationship to Yann Martel’s Life of Pi. King says that future episodes will have interviews with Lisa Claire Roney, the Shakespearean actor Kevin Crawford, and novelist Darin Strauss.

King is looking for content, especially memoir essays about beloved books. He is also looking forward to responding to listener mail and encourages listeners to write to him through the contact information on the site.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Petition to Save U of Missouri Press

From Chris Wiewiora:

As you might know, lots of university presses are underfunded. It's even worse when a university unplugs from their press. [Read about SMU Press' recent loss of funding here.] As writers, many times our first publications and books are with literary magazines and presses. I believe we need to support them, always.

I actually have read a couple of books from University of Missouri Press. One of them, Talk Thai, was a favorite memoir of mine from a good buddy Ira Sukrangruang. I would like to read more books from more folks like Ira from university presses like Missouri.

With that, I hope you'll consider signing on to the petition. They need 4,000 signatures and are currently just a nudge under that. Also, please pass along this message to other friends and writers and readers.

Here's the link for the petition:

Glimmer Train April Family Matters Winners

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 of all configurations. The next Family Matters competition will take place in October. Glimmer Train’s monthly submission calendar may be viewed here.

First place: Danielle Lazarin [pictured] of New York, NY wins $1500 for “Spider Legs.” Her story will be published in the Fall 2013 issue of Glimmer Train Stories.

Second place: Pam Durban, of Chapel Hill, NC, wins $500 for “The Tree of Knowledge.”

Third place: Tom Paine of Portsmouth, NH, wins $300 for “Oppenheimer Beach.”

A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.

Deadline soon approaching for the Fiction Open Contest: June 30.

Glimmer Train hosts this competition quarterly, and first place is $2500 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.

New Lit on the Block :: Sawmill Magazine

Sawmill Magazine, a new online magazine, offers up six issues a year, two for each of the genres: fiction, poetry, and comics. Sawmill was created as a “digital sister” to Typecast Publishing’s print magazine, The Lumberyard. Fiction Editor Wesley Fairman, says, “We felt it was only fitting that we develop a name for our web-based magazine that recalled The Lumberyard and evoked similar feelings of creation, industry, and precision. We wanted a place to play, to test ideas, and to begin building relationships with writers and visual artists that, hopefully, lead to bigger projects down the road. Much in the way the sawmill is the first step for building materials before they reach the lumberyard, Sawmill the magazine is the birthplace for the future of Typecast.”

The rest of the editorial team includes Comics Editor Jake Snider and Poetry Editor Jen Woods. Fiction will be published each January and July, comics each March and September, and poetry each May and November. “With each issue,” says Fairman, “the editors will seek to forge partnerships with authors, illustrators, and graphic designers in order to present digital packaging as gorgeous and important as the literature housed within.

“When you open Sawmill, expect to see something unusual and engaging. Be it a short story wrapped in an experimental graphic design scheme, a poem that makes you choke on your breath, or a hand-drawn, one-of-a-kind comic. Never ordinary, and always pushing the boundaries of what has come before, Sawmill seeks only to find a way to delight you, and fill you with as much joy as any book you’ve ever held in your hands.”

Fairman says that Typecast Publishing enjoys working with magazines because it allows them to “work with a multitude of creative forces at one time.” She says that offering an online magazine allowed the publishing company to continue to work with magazines but in a new way. “We wanted to pose the same challenges we face in our print objects to the digital format—mainly how to bring intimacy and depth to the reading experience in a way that honors the text. And digital was exciting because it allowed us to create something we could offer for free.”

The first issue include comics from Ken Henson, Maureen Fellinger, and Megan Stanton and fiction from Kirby Gann, David James Poissant, Mark Jacobs, Kristin Matly Dennis, and Matt Dobson (Publication Design).

As the magazine develops, the editors hope to add a behind the scenes feature “where the reader can pull back the proverbial curtain and see the trials and triumphs of developing a literary magazine. Additionally,” Fairman says, “we also hope to develop a print on demand feature for readers who prefer physical copies of the literary magazines they love.”

Because there are six issues a year, submissions are accepted via email throughout most of the year.

Bellingham Review 2011 Contest Winners

The Bellingham Review features its 2011 Contest winners in its current (Spring 2012) print issue:

49th Parallel Poetry Award
Final Judge: Lia Purpura
First Place: Jennifer Militello
"A Dictionary of Mechanics, Memory, and Skin in the Voice of Marian Parker"

Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction
Final Judge: Ira Sukrungruang
First Place: Jay Torrence

Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction
Final Judge: Adrianne Harun
First Place: Lauri Anderson
"Hand, Mouth, Ring"

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Specter Magazine's First Themed Issue

Specter Literary Magazine, a monthly online magazine, just put out its first themed issue—“Hip-Hop Issue: Side A & Side B”—guest edited by Rion Amilcar Scott. The issue features poetry, prose, and art focused on hip-hop and even includes an accompanying playlist for both sides A and B.

Amilcar Scott says, “Rap as a musical form shares with literature an intense focus on words. All the authors here delight in the obsessive wordplay of your local emcee . . . The playlists for Side A and Side B are how the issue sounds to me. These are the songs suggested to me by the rhythms of the words and by them themes explored in the issue. Pump these playlists as you read. Shit, make your own playlist based on how the words in this issue hit you.

“So, here it is, Specter Magazine’s Hip-Hop Issue: Side A & Side B, pure heat, pure funk. I hope you enjoy the pieces as much as I enjoyed assembling them. I hope you throw your hands in the air and wave them as if you no longer care. At least many will echo with you like your saddest hip-hop memory or your favorite rap song.”

New Scholarly Journal :: The Hare

Edited by Jeremy Lopez and Paul Menzer, The Hare is a peer-reviewed, on-line academic journal published three times yearly. The journal publishes short essays on the dramatic, poetic, and prose works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. The journal also publishes academic book reviews, and provides a public forum for open exchange between scholars in the field. The Hare seeks short essays on all topics related to early modern literature - poetry, prose, and drama as well as reviews of "old" - classic, foundational, seminal, unjustly forgotten, etc. - books.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

New M.F.A. at The College of Saint Rose

The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York presents a new M.F.A. in Creative Writing. This new program "provides serious writers with the opportunity to develop their craft within a supportive and challenging academic community of creative writers and literary scholars. This full-residency MFA program allows students to work rigorously within their chosen genres in workshops and to complete a full-length creative work as a thesis. Students study literature as they deepen and broaden their writing skills, adding a strong component of literary analysis and criticism to their range of knowledge and skills."

New Lit on the Block :: Glass Seed Annual

Glass Seed Annual is a new annual poetry magazine published each fall that specializes in pantoums. Editor Mary Alexander Agner says that readers should expect to find poetry that uses "repetition, refrain, anaphora, alliteration, rhyme, meter, and other sonic devices to convey interesting and unexpected stories."

The magazine started as a way to "showcase poetry which emphasizes the musical aspects of language without neglecting meaning," explains Agner. "Also, I wanted to promote writing and reading of pantoums."

Contributors in the first issue include Elsa Louise von Schreiber, Francesca Forrest, Joshua Davis, Sherry Chandler, and Louise Wakeling.

Agner said that the magazine will continue to solicit and publish poetry which emphasizes the music of language with a new topic for publication each year. Submissions are accepted through email, and writers whose works are selected will receive payment for publication.

The Ledge Magazine 2011 Awards Competition Results

The newest issue (#34) of The Ledge Poetry & Fiction Magazine features the winners of the 2011 Poetry and Fiction Awards Competition:

Poetry Awards Competition Results:
First Prize ($1,000): "Camille Pissarro: The Bather" by Elisavietta Ritchie of Broomes Island, MD
Second Prize ($250): "Last Pharaoh" by Joyce Meyers of Wallingford, PA
Third Prize ($100): "The History of Bitumen" by Don Schofield of Thessaloniki, Greece

Fiction Awards Competition Results:
First prize ($1000): "When Ah Was Very Young " by Enid Baron of Evanston, IL.
Second prize ($250): "Amazing Things Are Happening Here " by Jacob M. Appel of NY, NY.
Third prize ($100): "The Barberini Princess " by Lisa Gornick of NY, NY

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

New Lit on the Block :: Linden Avenue Literary Journal

Edited by founder Athena Dixon, Linden Avenue Literary Journal is a monthly online journal that accepts poetry (up to 50 lines), flash fiction (up to 1,000 words), and fiction (up to 2,500 words). Dixon says that readers can expect to find the best work, regardless of any affiliation or prior publication and "poetry and fiction that is as beautiful in construction as it is in content. I wanted to create a place where writers would feel comfortable in sharing their words and, in turn, themselves."

The journal was named after the street that Dixon grew up on. It was where she "first wrote her stories and poems and was encouraged to continue writing by the teachers in her local elementary school and junior high school." Dixon explains that that she has created this journal as a space for stories that are both simple and stunning. "I found myself a little disheartened by work that seemed 'alternative' for the sake of being alternative, not because the content supported it," she says.

The first issue features poetry and fiction by Elizabeth Akin Stelling, Leesa Cross-Smith, Ariana D. Den Bleyker, Daniel Casey, Andrea Blythe, Melanie Faith, Fiona Pearse, Marissa Hyde, Anthony Frame, Alisha Sommer, Gwen Henderson, C.L. McFadyen, William Henderson, Laura Hallman, Neal Kitterlin, and Val Dering Rojas.

The journal will continue to publish each month with a goal of being able to accept art and photography by the end of 2012. Within the next year, Dixon hopes to move the journal to a print publication.

Currently, submissions are accepted through Submittable on a rolling basis for issues published on the first of every month. Simultaneous submissions are welcome.

Indiana Review Prize Winners

In addition to having a stunning cover - "Ragnarok'n'Roll" by Jen Mundy - the newest issue of Indiana Review (34.1) features the winner of the 2011 Indiana Review Fiction Prize: "Mud Child" by Becky Adnot-Haynes; and the winner of the 2011 Indiana Review 1/2 K Prize (entrants limited to 500 words): "When You Look Away, the World" by Corey Van Landingham.

Books :: Tiny Homes

Ever since I read a news article about a woman who lived in a 200-square-foot home, I have been fascinated - and not doubt romanticizing - the idea of living (not just 'vacationing') in such a small space. What a great way to 'de-clutter' and 'live simply' as growing movements suggest we are better off doing so that others may 'simply live.' (The woman in the news article had a helpful rule we could all live better by: She only allowed herself a certain number of objects in her home. If she brought something new in, something old had to go.)

At NewPages, we get a lot of incoming, and one book I was thrilled to see was Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter, Scaling Back in the 21st Century by Lloyd Kahn, published by Shelter Publications.

This book features 150 builders who have created tiny homes (under 500 sq. ft.) on land, on wheels, on the road, on water, even in the trees. There are also studios, saunas, garden sheds, and greenhouses.

Most amazing, in the 224 pages are included 1,300 full-color photos, showing a rich variety of small homemade shelters, and there are stories (and thoughts and inspirations) of the owner-builders who are on the forefront of this new trend in downsizing and self-sufficiency.

This particular book does not include any intricate building plans - these are included in other publications put out by Shelter. Rather, the intent of this book is to showcase, inspire, and motivate people to consider this alternative way of taking up less space on the planet.

There's a two-minute book trailer on the publisher's website featuring Lloyd Kahn discussing the book, the concept of tiny shelters, and numerous images from the book as well. Certainly well worth a look.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Stone Voices Special Feature

The newest issue (Summer 2012) of Stone Voices features a new section called Art Exhibition and Literary Showcase. For this exhibition's theme, "Inspired by Joy," Editor Christine Brooks Cote says: "Artists and writers were encouraged to submit works that were inspired by joy or were intended to inspire joy in others, and, of course, were also related in some way to art or creative expression." While only the top submissions are featured in the print issue, the complete selection of the exhibition can be see online at Stone Voice's webpage.

New Lit on the Block :: Glassworks

Glassworks is an ecclectic biannual of writing: poetry, fiction, nonfiction, interviews, craft essays, and new media: photography, paintings, photo essays, graphic fiction, video, audio (spoken; no music), and animations. Is that all? “Surprise us!” say the editors.

Available in print, with a digital new-media issue, and eZine, the December issue of Glassworks is a “regular” issue with May offering themed content.

Managing Editor Manda Frederick and Editor in Chief Ron Block started Glassworks as part of Rowan University's Master in Writing Arts Graduate Program. “For a graduate program,” Frederick says, “it is important to have a literary journal to provide professional development for students and to supplement the purpose and quality of a program.”

In support of this mission, readers of Glassworks can expect to find variety of “current and interesting new-media content rarely published in other online journals, smart writing about craft, and a variety of poetry and prose from writers all over the globe. Moreover,” Frederick tells me, “our magazine's aesthetic is built on the tenor and metaphor of the glass working industry (we are located in Glassboro, NJ, which was established as a glass working town). We value an attention to craft and aesthetic beauty.“

Glassworks first full issue, Spring 2012, features works by Robert Wrigley, Oliver de la Paz, Suzanne Paola, James Grabill, Andrew Lam, and more.

As for the future of the publication, the editors comment: “Next year is an exciting year for us. We will publish a general print issue, a digital new-media issue, and a themed issue (next year's theme: utility and beauty). We are also going to publish an ‘apprentice’ issue that will be created out of community outreach, getting writing from our immediate community. You'll also see us debut our magazine at AWP in Boston 2013. Moreover, Glassworks will, for the first time, be a graduate class. So the graduate students will be hard at work creating additional content for the magazine including interviews, blogs, and more."

Glassworks is currently open for submissions with full information found on the publication's website.

Stunning Covers :: J&L Illustrated

While I see many beautiful publications that come through NewPages, occasionally there is still a lit mag or book cover that I find 'stunning' enough to post on the blog. This time around, the stunning visual appeal is one that extends beyond the cover. J&L Illustrated introduced itself to us with issue #3 - which comes not only with a florescent orange and black cover, but florescent orange on the page edges all the way around (thankfully NOT on the text pages themselves throughout, which are instead a high quality black and white offset).

From the looks of the previous issues of J&L Illustrated, this colored edge is a signature of their publication, and one I find highly unique and eye-catching. Add to that the 5x7 format with 256 pages, and this mag has a nice, light 'chunky' feel that's easy to tote, grab, and - thanks to the coloration - find in any bag or stack.

As for the content itself, this issue, edited by Paul Maliszewski, features drawings by Shoboshobo and 13 short stories by authors Amie Barrodale, Scott Bradfield, Stephen Dixon, Steve Featherstone, William H. Gass, Michael Martone, Joseph McElroy, Elizabeth Miller, Robert Nedelkoff, Hasanthikia Sirisena, Steve Stern, Mike Topp and Xiaoda Xiao.

Welcome to NewPages J&L Illustrated - nice to meet you!

Friday, June 15, 2012

New Lit on the Block :: The Boiler Journal

The Boiler Journal is a new online quarterly of poetry, fiction and nonfiction edited by Sebastian Paramo, William Derks, Carly Susser, Sarah Levine, and Caitlin Bahrey whose goal in starting a new literary magazine is "to promote unheard voices." They hope to provide their readers with "quality literature of stuff you've never heard of before."

The first issue of The Boiler Journal features works by Jessica Ankeny, G. Taylor Davis, Adam Chambers, Kevin Pilkington, Sophia Starmack, Justine Haus, and Jean Kim.

Editors say future plans for The Boiler Journal are to publish an annual best-of chapbook each year and continue growing from there.

The Pinch Literary Award Winners

Sponsored by The Hohenberg Foundation, The Pinch Literary Awards in Fiction and Poetry Winners 2011 appear in the newest issue of The Pinch (Spring 2012):

Fiction - Judged by Rick Bass

1st Place: Judith Edelman – “A Skiff of Snow”

2nd Place: James O’Brien – “Bing Red”

3rd Place: Stuart Dearnley – “Not Sleeping with the New Girl”

Poetry - Judged by Jeffrey McDaniel

1st Place: Claudine R. Moreau – ”Father-in-Law in His Tighty-Whities.”

2nd Place: John Sibley Williams – “Description of the Sky.”

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Workers Write! Tales from the Combat Zone

The newest issue of Workers Write! is "Tales from the Combat Zone" featuring stories and poems from the soldier's point of view. In his forward, Jim LaBounty, Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired) writes:

"We all have our stories. Many are hard to tell. Many are difficult to fathom - even when you are directly involved in them. Most are virtually impossible to explain to those who have never been there. War is not a mystery to mankind. We've been doing it forever. We write and sing of glories and leaders. These authors do the hard part. They write about the down and dirty of war. They write of the mundane. They write of the boredom. They write of the intensity. They write of the rules and regulations, the regimentation, the decision to follow orders, or not. They write of the craziness of it all...These stories are from many of our wars, but they really are not about war. This is about combat and the things it does to men and women faced with daily decisions that will allow them or their buddies to live or die."

A full list of contents can be found here, as well as ordering information for this issue.

The next issue of Workers Write! is "Road Warriors: Tales from the Concrete Highway," stories and poems from the driver's point of view. Workers Write! is currently looking for fiction from "taxi cab drivers and chauffeurs, truck drivers, delivery drivers and couriers, forklift operators . . . anyone who uses a wheeled vehicle for work (even pit crews and stunt drivers)." The deadline for submissions is Dec. 21, 2012 (until the end of the world or the issue is full).

Hart House Review Poetry Contest Winners

The Hart House Review annual 2012 issue features winners from their 2011 Hart House Poetry Contest:

First Prize
Marlena Millikin, "Miner's Hands"

Second Place
Michael Labate, "Domesticity"

Third Place
Jenn Gardener, "Clusters"

First Place, 2011 Contest Winner
Liza Kobrinsky, "Mother Courage"

[Cover Artwork: "Lettermess" by Jp King]

Undiscovered Voices Scholarship

Call For Applications for the 2013 Undiscovered Voices Scholarship. The Writer’s Center seeks promising writers earning less than $25,000 annually to apply. This scholarship program will provide complimentary writing workshops to the selected applicant for a period of one year, but not to exceed 8 workshops in that year. The recipient is expected to use the year to make progress toward a completed manuscript of publishable work. Previous winners include Gimbiya Kettering (2012), Lee Kaplan (2011), and Susan Bucci Mockler (2010). Deadline: June 30, 2012.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

World Literature Today Readers' Choice Awards

Now in its 85th year of publication, if you haven't yet taken a look at World Literature Today, here's a great way to both introduce yourself to it and catch up. To celebrate its 350th issue, WLT conducted a readers' choice contest, and below is the winners and runners-up from the shortlist of staff favorites in essays, poetry, short fiction, interviews, and book reviews from the past 10 years of WLT. Over 700 readers voted in their online poll, so you can bet these selections come highly recommended (and all are available full-text online):

Winner: Aleš Debeljak, “In Praise of the Republic of Letters” (March 2009)
Runner-up: George Evans, “The Deaths of Somoza” (May 2007)

Winner: Paula Meehan, “In Memory, Joanne Breen” (January 2007)
Runner-up: Pireeni Sundaralingam, “Language Like Birds” (November 2008)

Short Fiction
Winner: Mikhail Shishkin, “We Can’t Go On Living This Way,” tr. Jamey Gambrell (November 2009)
Runner-up: Amitava Kumar, “Postmortem” (November 2010)

Winner: Jazra Khaleed interviewed by Peter Constantine (March 2010)
Runner-up: Pireeni Sundaralingam interviewed by Michelle Johnson (March 2009)

Book Reviews
Winner:Warren Motte, review of How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read, by Pierre Bayard (March 2008)
Runner-up: Issa J. Boullata, review of Sadder Than Water, by Samih al-Qasim (September 2007)

New Lit on the Block :: Devilfish Review

Available online quarterly, Devilfish Review publishes fiction and flash fiction, with a preference for literary science fiction and fantasy.

When asked about their motivation for starting up a new literary magazine, Editors Sarah McDonald and Cathy Lopez comment, “It's a bit daunting to think of why to start a new publication. There are plenty of places out there where we could go to read stories we like. But we wondered, what were we missing? What if there were stories out there that we would love that weren't being published? That just wouldn't do. We prefer to take science fiction, fantasy, and things of the odd persuasion, because these are the sorts of stories that entertain us. In turn, readers can expect well-written entertaining stories that will stick with them long after reading.”

Contributors in the first issue include Amber Burke, Julie Wakeman-Linn, Katherine Horrigan, Kimberly Prijatel, Alonzo Tillison, Kenneth Poyner, Adrienne Clarke, Jessica Hagemann, Jason Newport, and Christopher Woods.

Going forward, McDonald says, “Our short term goal is to grow to a monthly publication. Our longer term goal is to be in a place where we can pay our contributors, because we would be literally nothing without them. Ultimately, Devilfish Review hopes to grow into Devilfish Press and expand into book publishing.“

Devilfish Review is currently looking for fiction and flash fiction with submissions accepted via Submittable.

Hayden's Ferry on Artifacts

To celebrate Hayden's Ferry Review's 25th anniversary, the eidtors put out a call for "artifact" submissions. The current issue, Spring/Summer 2012, explores the "artifacts" the editors discovered in the process - "literally and figuratively."

Included in the issue is a section of "Writer Artifacts." This features notebook entries, poem drafts, photographs, and playful writing from Aimee Bender, Susann Cokal, H.E. Francis, Elizabeth Graver, Ilya Kaminsky, Michael Martone, Stanley Plumly, Jim Shepard, and G.C. Waldrep. "They are reminders both of the inspiration behind - and the work of - writing."

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

New Lit on the Block :: 3QR: The Three Quarter Review

According to Editor Joanne Cavanaugh Simpson, 3QR: The Three Quarter Review publishes “Poetry & Prose > 75 Percent True” as well as photography, video, and audio “that tells stories with a twist.”

This new literary annual is available online and in the future will be made available in paper copies. 3QR News also offers a literary blog that features their writers’ ongoing work as well as issues related to genre-crossover writing.

Simpson tells me that “3QR: The Three Quarter Review is a unique literary project and online journal featuring the mostly true work of such writers as Stephen Dixon, Jessica Anya Blau, Marilyn L. Taylor, and others. The inaugural issue offers poetry, essays, and prose pieces that are at least three-quarters fact. Our writers stretch out, capturing the essence of realist writing without the censorship of categories (Is it fiction? Is it nonfiction? What is truth?). There’s no betrayal for readers, who are often left wondering about the infallibility of memory or observation; or, in fiction, whether some things ‘really happened.’ 3QR instead creates a Fifth Genre: The Three Quarter True Story. Readers can expect to find compelling essays, stories, memoir, and poetry that capture the essence of truth in storytelling.”

Contributors to the first issues include Stephen Dixon, Jessica Anya Blau, Marilyn L. Taylor, Edward Perlman, Charles Talkoff, B.J. Hollars, Philip Sultz, Dario DiBattista, Ann Eichler Kolakowski, Jennifer Holden Ward, and Brandi Dawn Henderson.

Future plans for 3QR: The Three Quarter Review include adding digital storytelling features, including photo essays, video, and music. Updates on 3QR News will include a listing of readings, panel discussions, and other live events related to the journal and theme.

3QR is now accepting submissions for their Winter issue via traditional mail only (though editors communicate electronically once a piece is accepted). Remember: Submissions must be at least 75 percent true.

RHINO Editors' Prize Winners

Every year the Editors of RHINO Poetry select works that have had the greatest impact on them and give cash awards for First, Second, and Third Place winners. Beginning in 2013, the First Place winner will be nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

2012 Editors’ Prize Winners
First Prize: Sean Howard – "shadowgraph 44: observation appears as an event"
Second Prize: Kevin Simmonds – "Salt (a suicide meditation)"

Honorable Mentions:
Shadab Zeest Hashimi – "I look out the Mughal window"
Seth Oelbaum – "Female Stockings (Elizabethan Sonnet)"

All of these poems are available in PDF format on the Rhino website.

Native Arts & Cultures Foundation 2013 Artist Fellowships

The NACF Fellowships are open to artists who demonstrate excellence, having made a significant impact in their discipline, earned respect from their colleagues, and achieved recognition in the field. The artists work must be evolving and current. Awards are $20,000 and will be made in six disciplines: Visual Arts; Filmmaking; Music; Dance; Literature; Traditional Arts. Deadline June 21, 2012.

Monday, June 11, 2012

New Lit on the Block :: The Cossack Review

Edited by Christine Gosnay and Ruben Quesada, The Cossack Review is a tri-annual publication of new fiction, poetry, original translations, creative nonfiction, essays, photography, illustrative art, and reviews. The Cossack Review can be read online (PDF, Kindle) or in print as of Issue 2 (due out October 1) with additional online content.

Gosnay explains that the name of the publication is a historical reference: “The appearance of Cossacks – Slavic peoples, often mounted on horseback, militaristic, proud, flawed, and complicated – in Russian literature has always fascinated me. Their appearance as confounding, almost mythic characters who ride in, seize, disturb, take note, and then return to their land was explored by Gogol, Tolstoy, Pushkin, Tsvetaeva and many other writers. Naming the journal The Cossack Review is a nod to the quality of power, troubled mythos, unsettling beauty, and quest for understanding that great writing imparts to its readers.”

With such a strong historical connection to literature, Gosnay says she started The Cossack Review as a way to continue this tradition: “As a reader of literary journals and magazines who has often known the unique joy of discovering a poem or short story that reveals something I never knew about the world, I wanted to build a journal that could focus on just that – showcasing exceptional new writing that delights, and that uncovers truths about our shared experience. Issue 1 showcases beautiful, surprising poetry and fiction that is rich with imagery, pathos, humor, and psychological understanding. Stories that you wouldn’t believe, that make you read twice. Nonfiction that understands you, that can relate and teach, and is enhanced by stunning photography to accompany the writing.”

The inaugural issue of The Cossack Review features poetry by Paul David Adkins, Maureen Alsop, Jacob Cribbs, Adam Crittenden, Oliver de la Paz, William Doreski, Teneice Durrant Delgado, Brian Gatz, Anne Haines, T.R. Hummer, Russell Jaffe, Lindsey Lewis Smithson, Linda Martin, Charles McCrory, Kristina Moriconi, John Palen, John Phillips, Tim Suermondt, José-Flore Tappy, and Eric M.R. Webb; fiction by Soren Gauger, Kimberly Hatfield, Bryan Jones, Olive Mullet, Patty Somlo, and David Swykert; and nonfiction by Robert Boucheron, Valery Petrovskiy, Phillip Polefrone, and Apryl Sniffen.

Gosnay and Quesada have great plans for the journal, which will go into print on October 1, 2012 with the launch of Issue 2. It will be featured in bookstores around the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. On off-months, they will be featuring an online supplement. The Cossack Review staff is also looking forward to attending the AWP 2013 Conference in Boston and starting a reading series as well in the new year.

Submissions are accepted year-round for print editions of the journal as well as the online supplements. The editors encourage you to send in your best unpublished poetry, fiction, and nonfiction via Submittable. Simultaneous submissions are welcome.

The Cossack Review is also looking to bring on a fiction editor soon and welcomes inquiries if you are interested in becoming a submissions reader for their journal.

Fiddlehead Contest Winners

Fiddlehead #251 (Spring 2012) includes the winning entries of their 21st Annual Contest:

Ralph Gustafson Poetry Prize
Jim Johnstone, "Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte"

Poetry Honorable Mention: Michael Londry, "Before my Nephew Hiked" and Micahel Quilty, "Leaving the Gym"

Short Ficiton First Prize
Cody Klippenstein, "We've Gotta Get out of Here"

Fiction Honorable Mention: Valerie Spencer, "The Amaretto" and Kevin A. Couture, "How to Rescue a Bear Cub"

Books :: Children's Picturebooks

In Children's Picturebooks: The Art of Visual Storytelling, Martin Salisbury and Morag Styles introduce readers to the world of children’s picturebooks, providing a solid background to the industry while exploring the key concepts and practices that have gone into the creation of successful picturebooks.

In seven chapters, this book covers the key stages of conceiving a narrative, creating a visual language and developing storyboards and design of a picturebook. The book includes interviews with leading children’s picturebook illustrators, as well as case studies of their work. The picturebooks and artists featured hail from Australia, Belgium, Cuba, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, the UK and the USA. The authors close the book by considering e-publication and the future of children's picturebooks.

Published by Laurence King Publishing, this gorgeous paperback is 192 pages and packed with 300 full-color illustrations throughout. Readers who remembers their own childhood picturebook favorites will not be able to put this book down. See the book website for a full table of contents and ordering information.

Friday, June 08, 2012

Natasha Trethewey Named Poet Laureate 2012-2013

On June 7, 2012, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today announced the appointment of Natasha Trethewey as the Library’s Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2012-2013. Natasha Trethewey was born in Gulfport, Mississippi on April 26, 1966. She is the author of four poetry collections and a book of creative non-fiction. Her honors include the Pulitzer Prize and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2012, she was appointed the State Poet Laureate of Mississippi.

Poetry: Jennifer K. Sweeney

Call and Response
by Jennifer K. Sweeney

There are mnemonics for remembering bird calls.
Listen to my evening sing-ing-ing-ing croons the vesper sparrow,
But-I-DO-love you pleads the Eastern meadowlark
or the Inca dove’s bleak no-hope.
That fall, an American goldfinch frequented our trumpet tree
with its airy Po-ta-to chip! and I thought
how our bodies exude their own churling mantras:
in the past, I-am-no-good
then, please-just-breathe just-breathe.
. . .
[Read the rest here in Sweet: A Literary Confection.]

Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize Winners

The newest issue of Missouri Review features the winners of the 2011 Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize Contest:

Fiction: Yuko Sakata of Madison, WI, for “Unintended”

Poetry: David Kirby of Tallahassee, FL

Essay: Peter Selgin of Winter Park, FL, for “The Kuhreihen Melody”

A full list of finalists (some of whom were also included in this issue) is available on the Missouri Review website.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

The Future of Light Quarterly

Press release from Lisa Markwart, Executive Director, Foundation for Light Verse, which publishes Light Quarterly:

John Mella
A doubly-sad note has sounded this spring in the world of light verse. The founding editor of the humorous verse journal Light Quarterly died this past spring at the age of seventy. For twenty years John Mella, a quirky, brilliant, prescient and uniquely inspired man, toiled almost singlehandedly to publish the only print magazine exclusively devoted to light verse. An accomplished writer himself, having published the luminous and philosophical meta-fiction novel Transformations in 1976, he had a genius for memorizing and reciting poetry, and could rattle off a 25-page poem without a mistake at the drop of a hat.

Amusing poetry, both free-form and metrical, has undergone a diminution in publishing outlets since the 1950's, (though it remains popular with audiences and even turns a profit in Britain and other countries outside the U.S.). Says X. J. Kennedy, one of the master stylists of light verse: "...he saved a whole genre of poetry that was wilting and drying up for lack of any outlet for it."

The next issue of Light Quarterly, which may be the last, will be a memorial issue dedicated to the memory of John Mella and the legacy of light verse he has left. It features some of his own work, and shows how wide his boundaries within the genre extended. He believed "light" verse could be applied to dark topics as well as frivolous, it could be about anything, even the death of a child, as he once remarked.

There will be tribute to John Mella at the West Chester Poetry Conference, at West Chester University in PA. On Saturday, June 9th at 8:15 a.m. a panel of three, led by Melissa Balmain will speak about his life and the legacy of Light Quarterly; it is free and open to the public.

Light Quarterly itself is now threatened with extinction due to the diminished size of its following and lack of funding. The Foundation for Light Verse (the parent organization behind the magazine) is sending out signals into the literary universe, seeking help in the form of either a generous donor(s), or an offer from a university to take over the publishing of Light Quarterly.

We hope, through some miracle of literary/interplanetary convergence, to continue to publish the best light verse writers, not only X. J. Kennedy, but also Edmund Conti, J. Patrick Lewis, Charles Ghigna, Joyce LaMers, Alicia Stallings and many other new, emerging writers.

The goals of The Foundation for Light Verse and its publication, Light Quarterly, are to bring clarity, wit, readability, and enjoyment in the reading of poems through the use of cadence, rhythm, and rhyme, and to promote the learning of such poems by heart.

Lisa Marwart can be reached via e-mail: lisa.markwart(at)lightquarterly(dot)org

Able Muse Contest Winners

Able Muse: A Review of Poetry, Prose, & Art Summer 2012 (#13) features works by winners of the Able Muse 30-Day Workshop: Janice D. Soderling in fiction and Rob Wright in poetry. The magazine also includes works by honorable mentions for the 2011 Write Prize for Poetry: Carolyn Moore, John Beaton, Kevin Corbett, Richard Wakefield, Anna M. Evans, Julie Bruck, and T.S. Kerrigan.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Free Shipping on Lit Mags!

NewPages Magazine Webstore is now offering free media mail shipping for customers in the US! Pick and choose single copies of your favorite literary magazines or discover new ones with this easy, one-stop shopping website.

2012 String Poet Prize Winners

The winners of the 2012 String Poet Prize, as chosen by final judge Kim Bridgford, are available in the newest online issue, String Poet Volume II Issue I.

First Prize: “Upkeep” – J.D. Smith

Second Place: “The Strauses Return to Broadway” – Patricia Brody

Third Place: “Palimpsest: Fez” – Maxine Silverman

Honorable Mentions: “Mourning at the Kaldi Café” – Carol Louise Munn and “The Taste of Tea” – Muriel Harris Weinstein

The 2012 String Poet Prize Award Ceremony is available in an online video.

High Desert Music

The newest issue of High Desert Journal - which always keeps its focus on 'witnessing and celebrating the world through the work of writers and artists from across the West and across the country' - includes a couple of great features that caught my eye as I skimmed the issue. One is a look at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering by Linda Hussa, which includes an online HDJ Extra of Hussa reading her poem "Homesteaders, Poor and Dry" and an interview she gave to Lisa M. Hamilton from Real Rural. The other - and I really have to thank HDJ for introducing me to this musician - is an interview by Charles Finn with singer and songwriter Martha Scanlan. The photo image of Scanlan and her accompanist recording out in the field of her ranch in Montana is what first drew me in. In addition to the interview, there is also an HDJ Extra of Martha Scanlan's Tongue River Stories online.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

NEW! Screen Reading: Online Literary Magazine Reviews

Check out Screen Reading a new column of reviews of online literary magazines by the NewPages Literary Magazine Review Editor Kirsten McIlvenna. "In an effort to 'give more love' to online magazines - which are fabulous but often don’t get as much attention," McIlvenna says, "this weekly column will introduce readers to some good writing and places to submit work. This week's column features writers that know how to create snapshots and reveal stories, emotions, and inspiration in a 'limited' amount of space, showing that even something small can have great impact. As the editor of Shot Glass says: 'It is far more difficult to capture a message in fewer words and still have an effect on a reader.'” Online magazines reviewed include Shot Glass Journal, The Molotov Cocktail, and Short, Fast, and Deadly. Check out the reviews on Screen Reading, and keep an eye out for more to come!

Law Enforcement Poets

Just out, Rattle #37 features a selection of poems by fourteen law enforcement officers. "One might not expect any similarity between policing and poetry," the editors write, "but with reams of paperwork, plenty of drama, and a need for attention to fine detail, poets and cops do have much in common." And as retired police officer James Fleming explains in his introduction, “a sparse, carefully-written police report can evoke tears.”

Included in Law Enforcement Poets:

James Fleming "Cops on the Beat" (essay)
Madeline Artenberg "Guardians of the Good"
Barbara Ann Carle "Shots Fired"
Sarah Cortez "The Secret"
Betty Davis "Fred Astaire and Betty Davis"
James Fleming "Working Homocide"
Jesse S. Fourmy "Duluth"
Hans Jewinski "Blue Funk"
Suzanne Kessler "Mercy"
Dean Olson "Yellow Sailboat"
David S. Pointer "Hooverites and Jarhead MPs"
John J. Powers "Proof of Service"
G. Emil Reutter "Shoulders"
Vance Voyles "After"
William Walsh "The Old Me"
Sarah Cortez "More Cops on the Beat" (essay)

New Lit on the Block :: Educe Journal

Educe Journal is an online quarterly of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and hybrid/visual artist showcase. Edited by Matthew R. K. Haynes, Eudice Journal is available in print, PDF, ePub, and iPad reading formats.

Haynes says the motivation for publishing Educe Journal is a commitment to "showcasing visual artists and publishing innovative literary fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction by established and emerging writers from the queer community.” With “Queer = Other,” he adds.

In each issue, readers can expect to find up to 100 pages of quality fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, as well as one visual artist who dons the covers with a mid-issue spread.

Contributors to the first issue include Richard Atwood, Steven Matthew Brown, Charles Casey, Ezra Dan Feldman, Reed Hearne, TT Jax, Thomas Kearnes, Sarah Merkle, John Pluecker, Heather Stewart, Vicente Viraym, and Visual Artist Eleanor Leonne Bennett.

Haynes hopes that Educe Journal will make its mark as a continuing quarterly queer literary journal. And while he hopes Educe Journal will have more of a presence in the print community, the publication is “committed to the efficiency and environmental advantages of being an e-publication viewable on any computer and specifically slated for the Apple iPad.”

Educe Journal is looking for LITERARY fiction/nonfiction/poetry submissions from queer folk across the Globe with multicultural submissions encouraged. Educe Journal is also interested in submissions from visual artists as each issue will feature one artist, whose work will be used for the cover. The deadline for submissions is ongoing; see the publication website for more details.

All We Are Saying, Is Give Alts a Look

Writers looking for unique venues for your work? Readers looking to broaden your repertoire? If you haven't ever been to the NewPages Guide to Alternative Magazines, then I would strongly recommend you give it a look.

In working with the publications, I am often taken in by a story I see on their site or in the print magazine. This is writing on contemporary issues in our culture and around the globe, often times including personal essay as a way to convey experience and meaning to the reader. Many alternative magazines also include more "literary" genres of writing: fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, as well as art. There is a wealth of opportunity here for writers that all too often may be overlooked since these magazines are not usually classed under literary genre markets.

I am also amazed at how many of the print alternative publications offer so much content online, some of them offering full content once the next issue of the publication is available. Of course, the fully online publications offer full content as well as archives. Time and again, I have encouraged my teaching colleagues in all disciplines to check out these guides. At a time of skyrocketing costs for our students to attend college, finding "free" resources such as these is a boon. The magazines, in turn, will gain new readers, perhaps new subscribers, but more importantly, an audience that becomes more informed on social, cultural, and political issues of concern. And isn't that what alts are all about?

Swing by today and click a couple links. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. And as always, if you know of a publication that fits the scope of our work here that is not listed, drop me a line (denisehill-at-newpages-dot-com) and I'll look into it!

Monday, June 04, 2012

Coronations in Literature Quiz

From the Guardian UK: "On this, our weekend of jubilee, take our quiz to find out if you're worthy of the throne ... or should be demoted to court jester."

New Lit on the Block :: Thrush Poetry Journal

Thrush Poetry Journal is published by Thrush Press electronically bi-monthly (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep & Nov) with a print annual “Best of.” Thrush Press also offers select poetry chapbooks and other poetry ephemera that the editors find of interest.

Founder and  Editor in Chief Helen Vitoria started Thrush Poetry Journal “to provide a place where great poets and amazing poetry are featured in an elegant, simple design, without any distractions.” She is joined in this mission by Associate Editor and Web Designer Walter Bjorkman in providing readers with “the best poetry available to us.”

Some contributors to Thrush Poetry Journal include Maureen Alsop, Hélène Cardona, Cindy Goff, Nathalie Handal, Anna Journey, Ada Limón, Rachel McKibbens, Sheila Nickerson, Amber Tamblyn, and Ocean Vuong.

Friday, June 01, 2012

NewPages Updates

Check out these great new additions to NewPages

Added to The NewPages Big List of Literary Magazines:
1110 [P] - (UK) poetry, fiction, photography
Artichoke Haircut [P] - poetry, fiction, art
Cactus Heart [O] - poetry, fiction, nonfiction, reviews, art, photography
Cigale Literary Magazine [O] - fiction
Digital Americana [O/P/APP] - poetry, fiction, nonfiction
Educe [O] - poetry, fiction, nonfiction
Flare: The Flagler Review [P] - poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama, art
Fox Cry Review [P] - poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama, art
Inch [P] - poetry, fiction
phren-Z [O] - poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama, interviews
The Prompt [O] - poetry, fiction, nonfiction, multimedia, spoken word, performance art, artwork
Spilling Ink Review [O] - fiction, nonfiction, reviews, comics, art, photography
Spillway [P] - poetry
Steel Toe Review [O] - poetry, fiction, nonfiction, multimedia
The Three Quarter Review [O] - poetry, prose

Added to Literary Links:
Beguile - poetry, fiction, nonfiction, lyrics, novel excerpts
Poetry Breakfast - poetry

Added to The NewPages Big List of Alternative Magazines:
S/tick [O] - feminists on guard
Elegant Atheist [O] - positive atheism with humanist nuances

[app] = publication available as an app for tablets/phones
[e-pub] = electronic publication for e-readers
[o] = online magazines
[p] = print magazine