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New Online Lit Mag Issues Posted

Published June 04, 2007 Posted By
Barefoot Muse, Issue #5 Summer 2007

Brevity, Summer 2007

Cricket Online Review, May 2007

Ducts, Issue #19 Summer 2007

Stuart Dybek Podcast at Indiana Review

Published June 04, 2007 Posted By
Stuart Dybek reads from and discusses his short-short story, "Voyeur of Rain," featured in Indiana Review's 29.1 summer issue. Listen at Under the Blue Light: The Indiana Review Weblog.

Literary Podcasts at Chattahoochee Review

Published June 04, 2007 Posted By
The Chattahoochee Review hosts podcasts from Georgia Perimeter College. A great variety of readings, interviews and lectures. Here's just naming a few:

Mark Bixler Lecture - author of The Lost Boys of Sudan

Donald Bogle Lecture - two parts lecture by the award winning African-American film historian and media scholar discussing the history of African-Americans in the movies.

William Julius Wilson Lecture - the preeminent sociologist and former advisor to President Clinton discussing his book There Goes The Neighborhood, an examination of race and class issues in Chicago. November 2, 2006.

Leonard Susskind - The Cosmic Landscape: String Theory and the Illusion of Intelligent Design
Luis Alberto Urrea Interview
Elizabeth Cox Reading
Alistair MacLeod Reading
Several GPC faculty open mic readings

Call for Submissions: Narratives of Africa

Published June 02, 2007 Posted By
a.magazine: nonfiction narratives of Africa — due to launch in 2007 — is the first exclusively nonfiction literary magazine dedicated to publishing Africa’s stories by writers from across the globe, and, most importantly, emerging and established writers who call the continent of Africa their home. a.magazine is published quarterly, available in U.S. bookstores and to subscribers worldwide.

Crazyhorse Winners Announced

Published June 02, 2007 Posted By
Crazyhorse prize judges (Fiction judge: Antonya Nelson, Poetry judge: Marvin Bell) are pleased to announce:

Crazyhorse Fiction Prize Winner: Karen Brown for the story "Galatea"

Fiction finalists: Jacob M. Appel, Kathy Conner, Rick Craig, Diane Greco, and Ann Joslin Williams

Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry Prize Winner: Jude Nutter for the poem "Frank O'Hara in Paradise"

Poetry finalists: Kurt Brown, Colin Cheney, Melody S. Gee, Luisa A. Igloria, John Isles, Joshua Kryah, Gabriella Klein Lindsey, M.B. McLatchey, Xu Smith, and Jared White

The 2007 Crazyhorse Prize Winners receive $2000 each and publication in Crazyhorse Number 72, due out Nov. 1, 2007.

2River View: New Issue Online

Published June 02, 2007 Posted By
2River has just released the 11.4 (Summer 2007) issue of The 2River View,with new poems by Philp Brady, Therese Broderick, Ryan Collins, LydiaCooper, Michael Flanagan, Nancy Henry, Laura McCullough, Karen Pape, PetreStoica, and Sally Van Doren; and art from the Underground Series by MeganKarlen.

Take a few moments to stop by 2River and read or print the issue, available as PDF.

Online Lit Mags: New Issues Up

Published June 01, 2007 Posted By
Failbetter 23, Spring 2007 is now available, featuring interviews, fiction, poetry and multimedia.

Boxcar Poetry with poetry, artwork, reviews & responses.

The Stickman Review, Volume 6 Number 1 - poetry and fiction.

42 Opus - new writing every few days - currently featuring poetry, fiction, non-fiction.

Born Magazine, May 2007, specializing in literary arts and interactive media.
Votes are now being counted (yes, there are places in this great nation of ours where votes really still do count) for storySouth Million Writer Award for Fiction 2007. The top ten online stories have been selected and readers will choose the winner. To read the top ten stories and cast you vote, as well as read more about the award and the Notable Stories 2006 from which they were selected, visit storySouth.

Voting will run through June 30, 2007.

New Lit on the Block

Published May 30, 2007 Posted By
Memoir (and)
Autobiography, Peotry, Essay, Graphics, Lies and More...
"Memoir (and) is a nonprofit literary journal born with these ideas in mind. Our mission is to publish traditional as well as non-traditional forms of nonfiction allied with memoir. This includes, but is not limited to, autobiography, diary, personal and critical essay, memoir, reportage, autobiographical fiction, alternative histories, journalistic accounts, 'flash memoir,' narrative poetry or 'poemoir' (it’s okay to groan, we did) and graphic memoir. No submission is too unusual—postmodern, modern or hypermodern—for us to consider. We look forward to the ways you will surprise, delight and perhaps shock us."

A Journal of the Arts from Six Bad Apples Press
"Symmetry with error. A pattern you would think is incomplete but is not."
Publishing literature and art three times a year online and in print.
CALL FOR SUBMISSION - open May 1 - June 30.
Once a year, No Record publishes an anthology of short literary fiction by previously-unpublished writers. Last year's anthology included 14 stories, which ranged between 500 and 11,000 words, and included work from a former Yale divinity professor, a 15 year-old high school student, an actor from Milwaukee, a congressional staff member, and a professional guitarist.

No Record Press is currently taking submissions for next year's anthology, which they hope to publish in early 2008.

More info here: No Records Press Short Story Anthology Guidelines.
When we were in Atlanta at the AWP conference, we asked writers, teachers and students what we might add to NewPages that would be helpful. Many times we heard: "Add a list of writing programs."

So we did.

The NewPages Guide to Writing Programs has just been posted, and we have a lot of work yet to do on it. Right now it is basically links to MFA/Creative Writing programs and English departments organized by state.

We will be adding descriptive content to the various programs in the upcoming weeks. Hope to have it in pretty good shape by fall. You can help:

What information would be most useful to you in this new guide? What might save you a bit (or a lot) of time in your research?

We certainly can't include everything you'd find by going directly to the writing program's website (and that is not our goal), but we want to provide the critical info that would help you best identify whether you want to go to a program's website.

So, please: send us an email to

Bill Moyers: Call to Action

Published May 21, 2007 Posted By
Stamp Out the Rate Hike: Stop the Post OfficeThe May 18, 2007 blog entry from Bill Moyers is a call to action to help small press publications. Large publishing firms (Time Warner at the forefront) have lobbied for substantial media mail postal rate increases with built-in discounts for those who send large amounts of mail. Small press publications would not receive these discounts.

In our work with NewPages, we are already hearing from literary magazines who fear they will need to cease publication if the rates go into effect because they simply cannot afford a 25-30% postal increase on their already tight budgets.

There is the link on Bill Moyers's blog to the Free Press, where you can read more about this issue and how to take action - a sample letter to send to those making this decision is included.

New Lit Mag: Yellow Medicine Review

Published May 12, 2007 Posted By
Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art, and Thought

"The title Yellow Medicine Review is significant in that it incorporates the name of a river in Southwest Minnesota. The Dakota dug the yellow root of the moonseed plant for medicinal purposes, for healing. Such is the spirit of Yellow Medicine Review.

"At this time, we encourage submissions from indigenous perspectives in the area of fiction, poetry, scholarly essays, and art. We define indigenous universally as representative of all pre-colonial peoples."
June 4 - June 30, 2007
Application deadline: May 15, 2007

The first Annual Crazyhorse/Tupelo Press Publishing Institute was founded to provide training in the theory and practice of literary publishing and editing to prepare for successful careers as publishers and editors.

Earn six hours of graduate credit working with Crazyhorse Editors Carol Ann Davis and Garrett Doherty, and Tupelo Press Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Jeffrey Levine.

The institute combines an intensive, four-week course that chronicles the choosing of the winner in the annual Tupelo Press First Book Prize (judged collaboratively by Crazyhorse and Tupelo Press editors) with opportunities to intern at Crazyhorse.

For more information and for downloadable application forms, please visit the website at: and/or email Carol Ann Davis at .

Lummox Journal Now Online

Published May 01, 2007 Posted By
After eleven years in print and a hiatus of a few months, the Lummox Journal is now online!

This inaugural issue features two interviews that present 'a sort of Ying and Yang view of modern poetry': Billy Jones (Caboolture, AUS) and Hugh Fox (Madison, WI). Also of interest: an essay by Todd Moore on the poetics of American poetry, an article by Charles Ries on a poetry reading in Santa Cruz, CA, several reviews and some great poetry.

Read the inaugural issue here: Lummox Journal


Published April 17, 2007 Posted By
Donald Hall: an advocate for the understanding of poetry. "A book of poems by a well-known poet used to get a print run of 1,000 copies, and you'd be lucky if you sold out," says Mr. Hall. "Now more publishers are printing 8,000 to 10,000 copies for a first edition." He also notes that many literary magazines are being published, and when you add their modest circulations together, the result is a large readership.

What the LitBlog crew will be reading...

Published April 17, 2007 Posted By
The LitBlog Co-op announces Spring 2007 Read This! selection.

Skinny Dipping in the Lake of the Dead is a collection of short stories that combines the fantastic with the prosaic. A woman walks into a Quik-Mart and winds up on a hillside, surrounded by swords and scimitars. A tedious post-college job isn't quite as boring as it seems. And girls and boys flirt and touch and fly off buildings and escape Byzantine soldiers and pirouette and fall. Each time I thought I had these stories figured, they came around a corner to surprise me anew.

Spring 2007 Noneuclidean Caf

Published April 15, 2007 Posted By
Volume 2, Issue 3 - Spring 2007
All Free - All Online

A Word from the Editor, James Swingle
Articles by Femke Stuut and Kerry Hughes
Interviews with Judith DeLozier and Dr. Michael Shermer
Poetry Kristine Ong Muslim, Zachary C. Bush, Ken Head, Noel Slobada
Fiction by Ralph Greco, Jr., Daniel Ausema, Tesssa Johnstone, Tom Leveen, Mark Fewell, and Craig Pirrall
And book reviews

Noneuclidean Caf

Writers Festival

Published April 11, 2007 Posted By
The Arts in the Heart of Augusta festival invites Southern authors to join our Literary Village in 2007. During the annual three-day event, tens of thousands of people celebrate all that is the cultural arts in the Southeast, including our deep literary tradition. The Literary Village is a gathering of writers from all walks of life and from all publishing methods who sell their work, stage readings and network with other authors in a fun, casual and creative environment. The festival will run Sept. 14-16, 2007. Visit

What the puck?

Published April 11, 2007 Posted By
Hey. I was reading lit blogs and a hockey game broke out. The litboys are flailing away. (I think it's mostly a litboy thing. Correct me if I'm wrong.) The fight is over something like this: These guys, Gessen and Roth from N+1 (a hefty print lit mag), think blogs suck. For the most part anyway. (Have I got that right?) Several blogger dudes have, for some reason, taken offense to this. And it goes on and on, linked through posts in various blogs. Like these things get to do in blogs. So if you feel like you're missing out on all the fun, start here at Scott Esposito's Conversational Reading. He'll shoot you over to Dan Green's The Reading Experience. Follow it further if your favorite part of a hockey game is when the gloves go flying and the punches are thrown.

Writers' Conferences

Published April 06, 2007 Posted By
Antioch Writers' Workshop
Fiction * Nonfiction * Poetry * Memoir * Scriptwriting
Yellow Springs, OH
July 7-13, 2007

Rustbelt Roethke Writers' Retreat
A professional-level retreat and peer workshop with a comfortable, egalitarian atmosphere.
Saginaw Valley State University and The Roethke House, MI
July 15-21, 2007

Writing and the Medical Experience
An intensive week-long program in the literature of illness and recovery.
Sarah Lawrence College and The Foundation for Humanities in Medicine
Bronxville, NY
July 8-14, 2007

Literary magazine reviews

Published April 04, 2007 Posted By
A new batch of literary magazine reviews posted at

Reviews of these fine lit mags: Antioch Review, Arkansas Review, Backwards City Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Borderlands, College Literature, The Gettysburg Review, Glimmer Train, Greatest Uncommon Denominator, Meridian, The New Quarterly, The Paris Review, Poet Lore, The Rambler, Rattle, Santa Monica Review, Tampa Review, Tin House, TriQuarterly, Upstreet, Verbatim, Western Humanities Review, and Zahir.

Bookstores :: Bookmarks Bookshop

Published April 03, 2007 Posted By
I guess the struggle of independent bookstores is very much the same no matter which side of the pond they are on.

Bookmarks bookshop battles the giants with solidarity appeal.

“Independent bookstores in central London are being hit by two things – the property boom that is driving up rents, and developments in the book trade aimed at chasing profits,” says Mark Thomas, manager of Bookmarks.

This situation was highlighted last week by the announcement that Gay’s The Word, Britain’s last surviving specialist lesbian and gay bookshop, faces closure unless it raises enough cash to pay its soaring rent bill.

High streets across Britain are becoming more homogenous, says Mark, with ever larger retail chains dominating the market and driving out smaller independent competitors."

Writers conference

Published April 01, 2007 Posted By
Conversations and Connections will feature over 30 editors from the most respected literary magazines on the market today. This is a special opportunity for Washington, DC area writers who want to take the next step in independent publishing, literary magazines, online publishing, comic books, poetry, and more. The $35 registration fee includes the full day conference, face-to-face “speed dating” with editors, and a subscription to a literary magazine of choice. To register, please visit

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