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Submissions :: Umbrella 2.9.08

Published January 25, 2008 Posted By
Umbrella, an online journal of poetry and kindred prose, is reading for our spring issue, online March 1. Both general poetry and poetry with a spiritual theme are sought. Deadline February 9, 2008.

Call to Action :: PEN American Center

Published January 25, 2008 Posted By
From PEN American Center:

Our colleagues in China need your help.

Last month, in cooperation with the courageous members of the Independent Chinese PEN Center, PEN launched We Are Ready for Freedom of Expression, a campaign aimed at freeing all writers and journalists imprisoned in China before the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Noted Chinese authors Liu Xiaobo and Zheng Yi were among those joining international counterparts Margaret Atwood, Francine Prose, and Salman Rushdie in launching this important campaign. The support and participation of PEN Members in the United States is vital to our collective success.

Take action today by adding your name to two PEN petitions:

Petition to the Chinese government

Petition to the U.S. Congress to ban U.S. involvement in internet censorship in China

This is a historic moment in which the international community has the opportunity to pressure the Chinese government to improve its human rights record. Take time now to sign the petitions, and join us in our advocacy work in the weeks ahead.

Help us win the release of our colleagues in Chinese prisons and expand freedom of expression in China in this crucial year.

Many thanks,

Francine Prose

Larry Siems
Director, Freedom to Write and International Programs

Summer Fellowships :: Fishtrap 2.4.08

Published January 25, 2008 Posted By
"Each year, Fishtrap, Inc. awards up to five Fellowships for Summer Fishtrap, held every July at Wallowa Lake, Oregon. Awards are made on the basis of writing submission only, and are not limited to or made because of the genre. In a given year, awards might all go to poets, or to fiction writers, or to non-fiction writers; in fact they go out in different combinations each year, based on the judge's selection of best writing. Fellowships cover the cost of a workshop, registration for the Gathering, and food and lodging for the week. Previous Fellows include fiction writers Kathleen Tyau and Geronimo Tagatac, poets Charles Goodrich and Marilyn Johnston, and non-fiction writer Ellie Waterston."

Deadline: Postmark February 4, 2008

Submissions :: Buffalo Carp 2.15.08

Published January 25, 2008 Posted By
The deadline for submissions to Buffalo Carp Volume 6 has been extended! All submissions should be postmarked by February 15, 2008. Accepting poetry, short story, fiction, non-fiction, essays, playets, etc. Interview ideas send query first. Sim/subs accepted.

Residency :: Stadler Center for Poetry 2.23.08

Published January 25, 2008 Posted By
Philip Roth Residence
Stadler Center for Poetry

To be eligible, an applicant must be more than 21 years of age, must reside in the United States, and must not be enrolled as a student in a college or university. (Persons enrolled in a college or university at the time of application are eligible). Some record of publication is desirable. Please note that the 2008-09 Roth Residence will be awarded to a poet. Prose writers may apply in spring 2009 for the 2009-10 Residence.

To apply, submit the following items by postal mail to the address shown below:

1. A letter of application.
2. A curriculum vitae.
3. Three letters of recommendation.
4. A writing sample of no more than 12 typed pages of poetry.

No materials will be returned; please do not send originals. We strongly recommend that you include letters of recommendation with your other application materials. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that letters of recommendation are sent by the postmark deadline.

Application deadline (for 2008-09 residence, open to a poet): postmarked by Saturday, February 23, 2008.

Notification: late spring 2008.

Send application materials to:

Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing
The Stadler Center for Poetry
Bucknell Hall
Bucknell University
Lewisburg PA 17837

Submissions :: Knock 6.15.08

Published January 25, 2008 Posted By
Knock will read for issue #10 (due out fall 2008) through June 15, 2008. Accepting prose, poetry, plays, art and cartoons, interviews. See website for full details. Also accepting entries for the 4th annual Ecolit & Green Art contest. Deadline May 1, 2008.

Sad to See You Go :: Small Sprial Notebook

Published January 25, 2008 Posted By
From Small Sprial Notebook: "After six years of publication, articles in major newspapers and magazines, and solicitations from top agents and publishers, which have helped our writers score agents and book deals, I'm sad to announce that SSN will cease publication on 12.31.07. We are not reviewing or publishing any new work, so please do not submit work for consideration. Thank you for supporting Small Spiral Notebook! If you have any queries, please email them to: editor - at - smallspiralnotebook -dot- com."

AWP :: Alimentum Events

Published January 24, 2008 Posted By
Look for ALIMENTUM at
Table #261
Americas Hall I
3rd Floor
Come Meet the Editors

Alimentum Publisher Paulette Licitra reads for AWP panel: "Writers at the Table," Jan 31st 4:30

Alimentum Editor Peter Selgin reads for AWP panel: "Our Roots are Deep with Passion," Jan 31st 1:30
Plus 2 book signings for his book
By Cunning and Craft
Feb 1st & 2nd at 11
Writer's Digest table (right next to Alimentum's)

See you there!

AWP Off Site :: Micropress Poetry

Published January 24, 2008 Posted By
Micropress Poetry Pageant
Friday February 1, 2008
8:00 PM
Stain Bar
766 Grand Street
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Take the L TRAIN to Grand Street, 1 block West

Free! Public! Prizes!
No AWP badge required.

Featuring: Bloof Books * Coconut Books * No Tell Books

Authors: Hugh Behm-Steinberg, Jenna Cardinale, Shanna Compton, Bruce Covey, Jill Alexander Essbaum, Shafer Hall, Jennifer L. Knox, Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Reb Livingston, Danielle Pafunda, PF Potvin, Ravi Shankar

Submissions :: Abacot Journal 3.10.08

Published January 24, 2008 Posted By
The Abacot Journal is seeking submissions for its second issue, due out in April. Stories must be in the magic realism/urban fantasy/fabulist fiction genres, and under 2000 words. Please see the website for full guidelines. Deadline for submissions is March 10, 2008.

New Issue Online :: The Adirondack Review

Published January 22, 2008 Posted By
The Adirondack Review pleased to announce that the Winter Issue is now live. Inside you will find a carefully selected sampling of poetry, fiction, and criticism. The new issue features the artwork of Michael Usyk and celebrates the winner and finalists of The Fiddlehead Poetry Prize. Also, the Fulton Prize for Short Fiction is currently open. Top prize is $400 and publication in The Adirondack Review.

Fellowship :: Brown University 2.1.08

Published January 22, 2008 Posted By
The Brown International Writers Project is currently seeking nominations and applications for its one-year fellowship with residency. The Fellowship, supported by a grant from the William H. Donner Foundation, is designed to provide sanctuary and support for established creative writers--fiction writers, playwrights, and poets-who are persecuted in their home countries or are actively prevented from pursuing free expression in their literary art. Deadline: February 1, 2008.

Submissions :: pacificReview 2.14.08

Published January 22, 2008 Posted By

"...a literary journal featuring original poetry, fiction, photography, art, translations, essays, non-fiction and other provocative treats. new, famous, and infamous writers welcome. no previously published works please! simultaneous submissions alright by us. Send us your best, and we’ll give it our undivided attention."

Deadline: February 14, 2008.

NY Bookstore :: Housing Works

Published January 22, 2008 Posted By
Soho's Best Kept Secret
While you're in New York for AWP, check out Housing Works Bookstore:

"450,000 new, used, and rare book and records in a classic library setting with twenty-foot ceilings, a mahogany paneled interior, spiral staircases, and a friendly, knowledgeable staff. Our cafe features sandwhiches, wraps, soups, salads, great coffee, tea, beer, wine and desserts. Special event, live music, and readings make the UBC a great place to meet friends, relax and shop the best used book selection in NYC. 100% of the profits go to housing works, a non-profit organization that provides housing, health care, job training, advocacy, and many other services for homeless New Yorkers living with HIV and AIDS."

Donate Books
Not only that, but for those of you with exhibit tables who don't want to haul your books/magazines back across the country, consider donating them to HWB:

"100% of our books, records, and CDs are donated. Publishers and reviewers often donate new books, but we also depend heavily on customer donations. Donations can be brought into the bookstore during regular hours. All donations are tax deductible and we will provide you with the proper tax form. We occasionally schedule pickups for large donations. If you are interested in scheduling a pick-up, please send us an email with the basic information on your books (location, size of donation, type of books) and we'll get back to you promptly. Please note, we are no longer able to reimburse for taxi receipts."

Beloit Poetry Journal & Split this Rock

Published January 21, 2008 Posted By
Of special note is the most recent issue of Beloit Poetry Journal, Volume 58 Number 3, Spring 2008. This issue is titled, "Split this Rock Chapbook," in recognition of the Split this Rock Poetry Festival.

Split this Rock Poetry Festival
A Celebration of our Tradition of Poetry of Witness and Resistance
March 20 - 23, 2008
Washington, D.C.

"Split this Rock calls poets to a greater role in public life and fosters a national community of activist poets. The festival will feature readings, workshops, panel discussions on poetry and social change, youth programming, films, parties, walking tours, and activism, while we debate and assess the public role of the poet and the poem in this time of crisis."

Split this Rock will also be at AWP in New York. Visit their website for more information about their activities.

Photo: Digital photography by Lee Sharkey, from Eyes Wide Open series, Chicago, 2007.

Submissions :: Puritan Magazine 3.17.08

Published January 21, 2008 Posted By
The Puritan, Ottawa's Literary Prose Magazine, is accepting submissions for the Spring 2008 issue: fiction and creative non-fiction,500-7500 words. Deadline: March 17, 2008.

Submissions :: One Less Magazine 7.31.08

Published January 20, 2008 Posted By
If you are a reader of One Less, the editors would be pleased to read your work for Issue Four which is an open call for submissions, you pick your theme. One Less will read work in August and reply in early September at the latest. Accepting poetry, prose, artwork. Deadline: July 31, 2008.

One Less Issue Three themed "Film" contains poetry, prose and images (B&W) and features the work of new and established writers, including Bruce Covey, Catherine Daly, Raymond Farr, Anne Heide, Simon Perchik, and Nico Vassilakis.

Lit Mag Mailbag :: Jan 20

Published January 20, 2008 Posted By
For information about these and many other quality literary magazines, click the links or visit The NewPages Guide to Literary Journals. Also visit the NewPages Literary Magazine Reviews for new reviews as well as an archive of past reviews.

Volume 1 Issue 1

Beloit Poetry Journal
"Split This Rock" Chapbook Issue
Volume 58 Number 3
Spring 2008

The Chattahoochee Review
Special Focus: Japanese Fiction
Volume 28 Number 1
Winter 2008

Court Green
Dossier: Sylvia Plath

Cream City Review
Volume 31 Number 2
Fall 2007

"A bilingual magazine for contemporary German-language literature in English Translation"
Volume 9 Numbers 1&2

Volume 1 Numbers 1 & 2
Fall/Winter 2007-08

Harvard Review
Number 32 and Number 33

“Art, Faith, Mystery”
Number 56
Winter 2007-08

The Kenyon Review
Volume 30 Number 1
Winter 2008

Issue 1
Fall 2007

"Hurt on Purpose"
Number 8

Main Street Rag
Volume 13 Number 1
Winter 2008

The Malahat Review
Number 161
December 2007

"The American Journal of Poetry"
Volume 6

New England Review
Volume 28 Number 4

One Less
Issue 3
Fall 2007

Volume 191 Number 4
January 2008

Poetry Flash
Numbers 299/300
Fall2007/Winter 2007

The Rambler
Volume 5 Number 1
Jan-Feb 2008

Volume 57 Number 3
Winter 2007

Short Story
Number 3
Fall 2007

The Spoon River Poetry Review
Volume 32 Number 2
Summer/Fall 2007

Writers Ask
Glimmer Train Stories

Issue 38

Lit Awards :: CELJ 2007

Published January 19, 2008 Posted By
Congratulations to the winners of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals Prizes for 2007:

Parnassus Award for Significant Editorial Achievement
Winner: Margaret D. Bauer for North Carolina Literary Review
Runner Up: Richard Mathews for Tampa Review

Best New Journal
Winner: Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation, Editors, Christy Desmet, Sujata Lyengar
Runner-Up: American Naturalism, Editors, Keith Newlin, Stephen C. Brennan

Best Special Issue
Winner: African American Review for "The Curse of Caste," Editor Joycelyn Moody, guest editor Veta Smith Tucker
Runner Up: Eighteenth-Century Fiction, "War/La Guerre," Editors, Peter Walmsley, Julie Park
Honorable Mention: Fashion Theory, Vol.11, Issue 2/3, Editors, Emma Tarlo, Annelies Moors

Best Journal Design
Not awarded

The Phoenix Award for Significant Editorial Achievement
Winner: Women's Studies Quarterly, Editors, Cindi Katz and Nancy K. Miller

Distinguished Editor
Winners: George D. Greenia, La coronica and Holly Laird, Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature
Honorable Mention: Rick Emmerson, Speculum

Big Think :: The YouTube for Ideas

Published January 19, 2008 Posted By
Big Think

Ex-Harvard President Meets a Former Student, and Intellectual Sparks Fly
Published: January 7, 2008
Excerpted from the New York Times

In June 2006, Peter Hopkins, a civic-minded and idealistic 2004 Harvard graduate, trekked up to his alma mater from New York for a meeting with Lawrence H. Summers, the economist and former Treasury secretary. Mr. Hopkins, who finagled the appointment through his friendship with Mr. Summers’s assistant, had a business idea: a Web site that could do for intellectuals what YouTube, the popular video-sharing site, did for bulldogs on skateboards.

The pitch — “a YouTube for ideas” — appealed to Mr. Summers. “Larry, to his credit, is open to new ideas,” Mr. Hopkins recalled recently. “He grilled me for two hours.” In the age of user-generated content, Mr. Summers did have one worry: “Let’s say someone puts up a porn video next to my macroeconomic speech?”

It took awhile, but a year after that meeting, Mr. Summers decided to invest (“a few tens of thousands of dollars,” he said, adding “not something I’m hoping to retire on”) in the site, called Big Think, which officially makes its debut today after being tested for several months.

Big Think ( mixes interviews with public intellectuals from a variety of fields, from politics, to law to business, and allows users to engage in debates on issues like global warming and the two-party system. It plans to add new features as it goes along, including a Facebook-like application for social networking, and Mr. Hopkins said he would like the site to become a popular place for college students looking for original sources.

One Short of Two by Jody Brooks on SUB-LIT

Published January 19, 2008 Posted By
complete conversations with my father:
unprovoked and about which i am still confused
by jody brooks
Published in SUB-LIT, Volume 1 Number 3

Dad: “You remember Uncle Snooze?”
Me: “No.”
Dad: “He lived over where I shot that deer in the ass. Had a great swimming pool.”

D: “You ever hear of Goat Man?”
M: “Not that I recall.”
D: “He used to live up in that cove. They called him Goat Man because he came down from the mountains once a month with his cart and his goats. I never knew what he was selling, but people always had to go see him about something.”

D: “You ever meet Bang Bang LaFarr? Guy that sold chicken diapers?”
M: “I don’t understand any part of that question.”
D: [read the rest]

Reader's Choice Awards :: The Pedestal Magzine

Published January 18, 2008 Posted By
The Pedestal Magazine
Fourth Annual Pedestal Readers' Awards
"During the months of December and January, we will be conducting our fourth annual Pedestal Readers' Awards contest. This contest will recognize three works of poetry and one work of fiction that have been published in the past six 'regular' issues (issues 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, and 42) of The Pedestal Magazine. The contest is easy: you simply vote for your favorite work in each category (poetry and fiction) by sending an email to: ."

Anthology :: Norilana Books

Published January 18, 2008 Posted By
Clockwork Phoenix
Tales of Beauty and Strangeness

This is a new annual anthology series edited by Mike Allen, to be published by Norilana Books starting in 2008. The anthology's literary focus is on the high end, and it is open to the full range of the speculative and fantastic genres. Rights purchased and payment for selected works.

Deadline: February 1, 2008.

Visit the CP website for details.

Submissions :: Waffle House Anthology 2.15.08

Published January 18, 2008 Posted By
I know in an earlier post I said I was selective about what types of calls for submissions for anthologies I would post on the site, but I just couldn't help this one. File it under...well, wherever you want to file it.

"Now accepting submissions for the Chronicles of Waffle House compilation book! Submission guidelines: Fiction and nonfiction short stories under 3000 words. Poetry and haiku will also be considered for publication. Must be set inside of Waffle House. Original, previously unpublished works only. Deadline February 15, 2008."

You can visit their one-page website to read the rest of the guidelines. And, let me know if you actually get published in this one...maybe.

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