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Glimmer Train Announces Contest Winners - 2007

Published December 20, 2007 Posted By
Glimmer Train has selected the three winning stories of their Fall Short Story Award for New Writers! This award is given twice a year to writers whose fiction has not yet appeared in a publication with a circulation greater than 5000.

First place: E. A. Durden of Brooklyn, New York, wins $1200 for “Mr. Dabydeen”. Her story will be published next year.

Second place: Hubert Ahn of West Bloomfield, Michigan, wins $500 for “Korean Wedding”. His story will also be published in an upcoming issue, increasing his prize to $700.

Third place: Patrick Hicks of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, wins $300 for “57 Gatwick”. His story will also be published in an upcoming issue, increasing his prize to $700, as well.

UPDATE: Glimmer Train has offered a 2-day extension to their December Fiction Open. The deadline will be January 2, 2008.

Submissions :: Sphere

Published December 20, 2007 Posted By
Sphere: An International Journal of Student Writing
Sponsored by The Literary Review and edited by Students in the BA Creative Writing Program at Fairleigh Dickinson University. The first online issue scheduled for spring 2008 and will feature fiction, poetry, and essays

Lit Mag Mailbag :: December 18

Published December 20, 2007 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.

6x6
Issue 14
Fall 2007
Triannualish

Alimentum
Issue 5
Winter 2008
Biannual
The Literature of Food

The Antigonish Review
Number 151
Autumn 2007
Quarterly

College Literature
General Issue
Volume 35 Issue 1
Winter 2008
Quarterly

Crazyhorse
Number 72
Fall 2007
Biannual

Creative Nonfiction
Essays from patients, their family members, and caregivers
Number 33
2007
Quarterly

Drash
Volume 1
Spring/Summer 2007
Annual

Eclipse
Volume 18
Fall 2007
Annual

Ecotone
Volume 3 Number 1
Fall 2007
Biannual

The Georgia Review
“Special Feature: Harry Crews Autobiography and Letters"
Volume 61 Number 4
Winter 2007
Quarterly

GreenPrints
"The Weeder's Digest"
Number 72
Winter 2007-08
Quarterly

Iconoclast
Issue 97
2007
Biannual

Isotope
Issue 5 Number 2
Fall/Winter 2007
Biannual

The Literary Review
Featuring: PEN Translation Fund Grant Recipients
Volume 51 Number 1
Fall 2007
Quarterly

One Story
“Fire Season” by Amelia Kahaney
Issue Number 98
2007
Monthly

Open Minds Quarterly
"Your psychosocial literary journal"
Volume 9 Issue 3
Fall 2007
Quarterly

Paterson Literary Review
Issue 36
2008-2009
Annual

Poetry
Volume 191 Number 3
December 2007
Monthly

Poetry East
Number 60
Fall 2007
Biannual

Prairie Schooner
Volume 81 Number 4
Winter 2007
Quarterly

Redivider
Volume 5 Issue 1
Fall 2007
Biannual

Ruminate
"faith in literature and art"
Issue 6
Winter 2007
Quarterly

Southern Humanities Review
Volume 41 Number 4
Fall 2007
Quarterly

Western Humanities Review
"What is City?"
Volume 61 Number 3
Fall 2007
Biannual

Zyzzyva
Volume 23 Number 3
Winter 2007
Triannual

NewPages Updates :: Lit Mag Reviews

Published December 19, 2007 Posted By
A new batch of lit mag reviews has been posted at NewPages.com.

NewPages.com continues to seek out skilled writers interested in sharing their reviews with others. Our staff of dedicated reviewers does great work in setting the standard for lit mag reviews. If you are interested in joining NewPages.com and seeing your work on our site, check out our writer guidelines and get in touch with us.

Interview :: Ana Castillo

Published December 18, 2007 Posted By
Writing in Netantla
LaVon Rice interviews author Ana Castillo

Excerpted from ColorLines
Nov/Dec 2007

"Yet another voice is weighing in on the fate of la frontera these days—but it’s a poet, not a pundit. In her latest novel, The Guardians, the multi-genre writer Ana Castillo takes a look at life on the U.S.-Mexico border with sensitivity and imagination—qualities often sorely lacking in the immigration debate today. Told through the eyes of several characters, The Guardians explores the politics of the border with irony, lyricism and desert-spare clarity... [read the rest here]"

First Print Issue :: Tarpaulin Sky

Published December 18, 2007 Posted By
Founded in 2002 as an online literary journal, Tarpaulin Sky took the form of 12.5 internet issues before its first paper edition in November 2007. Moving into 2008 and beyond, the magazine will continue to publish new work both online and in print, often curated by guest-editors. Tarpaulin Sky focuses on cross-genre / trans-genre / hybrid forms as well as innovative poetry and prose. The journal emphasizes experiments with language and form, but holds no allegiance to any one style or school or network of writers - trying to avoid some of the defects associated with dipping too often into the same literary gene pool, and the diversity of their contributors is evidence of the TS's eclectic interests.

State of Environment :: Journalists Shaken

Published December 16, 2007 Posted By
Glacial Acceleration: A Sea of Troubles
Why what’s happening in Greenland matters now
By Paul Brown
From E-Magzine
December 14, 2007

"It is hard to shock journalists and at the same time leave them in awe of the power of nature. A group returning from a helicopter trip flying over, then landing on, the Greenland ice cap at the time of maximum ice melt last month were shaken. One shrugged and said, 'It is too late already.'

"What they were all talking about was the moulins, not one moulin but hundreds, possibly thousands. “Moulin” is a word I had only just become familiar with. It is the name for a giant hole in a glacier through which millions of gallons of melt water cascade through to the rock below. The water has the effect of lubricating the glaciers so they move at three times the rate that they did previously..." [read the rest and see more images here]

State of Environment :: Eco Tipping Points

Published December 16, 2007 Posted By
Eco Tipping Points
How a vicious cycle can become virtuous
by Amanda Suutari and Gerald Marten
From Earth Island Journal
Summer 2007

"The cicadas are in full voice on a sultry morning in May as we make our way along a rickety wooden boardwalk that snakes through a community mangrove forest near Thung Dase village in southern Thailand. The mangroves offer welcome shade near a dock where a small boat is moored. Handmade bamboo traps are set to catch mud crabs when the tides go out. In a flash of orange and turquoise, a kingfisher swoops to a low-hanging branch.

"It’s hard to imagine that three decades ago the area’s lush abundance was collapsing into a wasteland. 'At one time,' recalls Nom Ham Yak, chair of the forest’s management committee, 'our economic base was crabs, fisheries, and rubber. Then areas were leased as concessions to private contractors to clear for charcoal, and the forest became badly degraded.'

"The prospects for the area’s villages were so bleak that a revival would have seemed a fantasy. What brought them back from the brink was an Eco Tipping Point.

"Eco Tipping Points offer a new paradigm for restoring our communities, both natural and human. Conventional approaches to ecological problems – from piecemeal micromanagement, to techno-fixes, to top-down regulation – often fail or generate new messes. But Eco Tipping Points show how the same forces that endanger environments and communities can be harnessed to heal them.

"To demonstrate what Eco Tipping Points are and how they work, consider two very different stories from two continents: the mangrove forests of Trang Province and the marshes of Arcata, California..." [read the rest and see more images here]

Oregon State University :: Residency

Published December 14, 2007 Posted By
Oregon State University Andrews Forest Writers' Residencies

Creative writers whose work in any genre reflects a keen awareness of the natural world and an appreciation for both scientific and literary ways of knowing are invited to apply for one-week residencies at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest.

The mission of the Long-Term Ecological Reflections program is to bring together writers, humanists and scientists to create a living, growing record of how we understand the forest and the relation of people to the forest, as that understanding and that forest both change over time.

Next application deadline: December 31, 2007

n+1 on College :: What You Should Have Known

Published December 14, 2007 Posted By
An excerpt from "All the Broke Young Literary Magazines: Flooded Highways, Disinterest in California, and Other Minor Setbacks on the n+1 West Coast Tour" by Christopher Frizzelle:

"[. . .]What We Should Have Known: Two Discussions, the 126-page pamphlet n+1 just published that's a conversation among writers about college—specifically, what they were made to read in college that they regret reading, or conversely what books they regret not having read sooner. I read What We Should Have Known in one sitting and loved it. It's funny. It's got references you might not know (the Norwegian philosopher Arne Naess) but it's unpretentious. Caleb Crain compares reading Henry James to smoking crack. Mark Greif talks about his sadness for college teachers, because some of their students 'have much more power in their brains and they have youth on their side, and they pick up teachers and fall in love with them and abandon them, throw them away like bits of trash or crumpled-up paper. But this is what you have to do as a student.'"

For $9, you can have your own copy of this recommended publication. Visit n+1 online order page. NewPages ponied up for a copy - you can, too!

First Line Treasure Hunt - Free Subscriptions

Published December 14, 2007 Posted By
While you're out holiday shopping...The First Line is running a treasure hunt to celebrate ten years publication. They've hidden 100 vouchers for free subscriptions in bookstores across the country. More information, including hints and a map tracking which states have discovered their treasure, can be found here.

WGBH Say Brother Archives Online

Published December 12, 2007 Posted By
A total of 215 Say Brother episodes from 1968 to 1982 have been organized and preserved by the WGBH Media Archives and Preservation Center through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. One of television’s longest running program series by, for and about the African American community, Say Brother (now known as Basic Black) was born at a milestone moment in America’s history. The people and issues the show turned its lens on through the years tell, in capsule form, the history of both Black America and the city of Boston from the Civil Rights movement through the era of Black Power and the significant increase of numbers in the Black middle class.

Thanks to African American Review for this information.

Lit Mag Mailbag :: December 12

Published December 12, 2007 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.

American Short Fiction
Volume 10 Issue 39
Winter 2007
Quarterly

Beloit Poetry Journal
Volume 58 Number 2
Winter 2007
Quarterly

Brick
Issue 80
Winter 2007
Biannual

Freefall
Canada's magazine of Exquisite Writing
Volume 17 Number 2
Winter/Spring 2007-08
Biannual

Gulf Coast
Volume 20 Number 1
Winter 2007
Spring 2008
Biannual

Louisville Review
Number 62
Fall 2007
Biannual

Mississippi Review
New Fiction Issue
Volume 35 Number 3
Fall 2007
Biannual

New Letters
Volume 74 Number 1
2007-2008
Quarterly

Rattle
Conversation with Tess Gallagher, Arthur Sze; Tribute to Nurses; Rattle Poetry Prize Winner
Volume 13 Number 2
Winter 2007
Biannual

relief
A Quarterly Christian Expression
Volume 1 Issue 4
Summer 2007
Quarterly

River Styx
75
2007
Triannual

The Sewanee Review
"Ancestral Voices of War"
Volume 115 Number 4
Fall 2007
Quarterly

subTerrain
The Best in Outlaw Literature: "The Best of Campus Writing from Coast to Coast"
Volume 5 Number 47
2007
Biannual

Jobs :: Various

Published December 12, 2007 Posted By
Franklin & Marshall College English Department invites applications from fiction writers for a possible one-year visiting Assistant Professorship, and also invites applications from creative non-fiction writers for a possible three-year visiting Assistant to begin in the fall of 2008. Judith Mueller, Chair, English Department. January 2, 2008.

Whitman College visiting Assistant Professor, one-year position, beginning August 2008. MFA or Ph.D. with fiction writing emphasis and evidence of publication required. Roberta Davidson, Chair, Department of English. February 22, 2008.

The English Department at Seton Hall University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Creative Writing specializing in fiction to begin September 2008. Ms. Y. Loftin, Human Resources. December 14, 2007.

Youngstown State University Instructor/Assistant Professor - English/Creative Writing & Fiction. Dr. Gary Salvner, Chairperson.

Submissions :: CV2 1.08-6.08

Published December 11, 2007 Posted By
Contemporary Verse 2 is looking for submissions for poetry, critical writing about poetry and reviews of books of poetry for these upcoming issues:

Spring 2008: The Jilted Issue, deadline: January 31, 2008
Summer 2008: Poem as Travelogue, deadline: April 1, 2008
Fall 2008: CV2's Annual Open Issue, deadline: July 10, 2008

A note on submissions from CV2: "We suggest that writers research literary journals carefully before submitting their work to determine that the journal’s aesthetics match that of their writing."

Submissions :: Split this Rock 1.30.08

Published December 11, 2007 Posted By
Split This Rock
Call for poetry films and videos

Poems of Provocation & Witness
Poets have long played a central role in movements for social change. Today, at a critical juncture in our country’s history, poetry that gives voice to the voiceless, names the unnamable, and speaks directly from the individual and collective conscience is more important than ever. The festival will explore and celebrate the many ways that poetry can act as an agent for change: reaching across differences, considering personal and social responsibility, asserting the centrality of the right to free speech, bearing witness to the diversity and complexity of human experience through language, imagining a better world.

Film & Video Submissions:
We are looking for artistic, experimental, and challenging film/video interpretations of poetry that explore critical social issues. Selected work will be screened during the Split This Rock Poetry Festival film program.

Deadline: postmarked by January 30th, 2008
Entry fee: $15.00 (non-refundable)
Notification by February 15th, 2008
Festival dates: March 20th-23rd, 2008

Submissions :: STORYGLOSSIA

Published December 10, 2007 Posted By
STORYGLOSSIA is open again for new submissions. The guidelines have changed, so be sure to read them over before submitting. They are currently reading submissions for Issue 27 (March 2008) which is being guest edited by Katrina Denza.

Katrina's story "Here's My Hand, Take It" appeared in STORYGLOSSIA Issue 13 and her story "Snake Dreams"was awarded first runner-up in the 2006 STORYGLOSSIA Fiction Prize contest and appeared in Issue 16. Her story "Honeymoon" is upcoming in Issue 25, which is a special flash fiction issue scheduled to publish December 15th.

She is a four-time Pushcart nominee for her short fiction and her stories can be found in recent issues of New Delta Review, The MacGuffin, SmokeLong Quarterly, Cranky, The Jabberwock Review, REAL, Emrys Journal, elimae, The Emerson Review, and are forthcoming from Confrontation and Passages North.

Katrina was previously a member of the SmokeLong Quarterly editorial team, including guest editing their Issue Thirteen, and STORYGLOSSIA is excited to have her editing their Issue 27!

Read the guidelines and send her your best work.

New Lit on the Block :: Newport Review

Published December 10, 2007 Posted By
Newport Review is an independent journal of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and visual art. The magazine was founded by award-winning poet and writer Michele Cooper. Newport Review began publication in Newport, Rhode Island in the 1980s, and published as a print journal through the 1990s, most often annually. Guest editors included Stuart Blazer and Susan Grant. In their web manifestation, they hope to continue publishing innovative, language-rich flash fiction, prose poetry and poetry, as well as longer works: short stories, novel excerpts, one-act plays and creative nonfiction. Without the limitations or expenses of print reproduction, they will also welcome more visual artwork: both black & white and color photography, graphic stories (or “comix,” if you prefer) and original artwork. Check out their premier issue online now: Newport Review, Autumn Harvest 2007.

Lit Mag Mailbag :: December 10

Published December 10, 2007 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.

32 Poems
Volume 5 Number 2
Fall 2007
Biannual

Absinthe
Number 8
2007
Biannual

Agni
Number 66
2007
Biannual

Atlanta Review
Volume 13 Number 2
Spring/Summer 2007
Biannual

Bellingham Review
30th Anniversary Edition
Volume 30 Numbers 1 & 2 Issue 59
Spring/Fall 2007
Biannual

Chicago Review
Volume 53 Number 2/3
Autumn 2007
Triannual

Colorado Review
"The Winner of the 2007 Neddligan Prize for Short Fiction"
Volume 34 Number 3
Fall/Winter 2007
Triannual

Conjunctions
49
2007
Biannual

Contemporary Verse 2
The Open Issue
Volume 30 Issue 2
Autumn 2007
Quarterly

Crab Creek Review
Volume 21 Number 1
Fall/Winter 2007
Biannual

Diner
A Journal of Poetry: Final Issue
Volume 7
2007
Biannual

Fiddlehead
Number 233
Fall 2007
Quarterly

Field
Number 77
Fall 2007
Biannual

Glimmer Train
Issue 65
Winter 2008
Quarterly

Ibbetson Street Press
Issue 22
November 2007

Knockout
Volume 1 Issue 1
Spring 2008
Biannual

The New Centennial Review
Volume 7 Number 2
Fall 2007
Triannual

/nor
(New Ohio Review)
Issue 2
Fall 2007
Biannual

Poet Lore
Volume 102 Numbers 3/4
Fall/Winter 2007
Biannual

The Rambler
Volume 4 Number 6
Nov-Dec 2007
Bi-monthly

Tarpaulin Sky
Issue 13 Print Issue 1
Fall/Winter 2007
Online mag that prints issue

Thereby Hangs a Thread
Issue 2
Summer 2007
Biannual

Tuesday: An Art Project
Poems Photographs Prints (Postcard Packet)
Volume 1 Number 2
Fall 2007

Paul Muldoon at Cafe Improv

Published December 09, 2007 Posted By

The New New Yorker Poetry Editor

Published December 09, 2007 Posted By
Muldoon Mulls Over Nature, Candy Bars
By Becky Lang
The Minnesota Daily
November 30, 2007


"Finally there's a poet to express the less-than-timeless tribulations of the soccer mom. Princeton professor, New Yorker poetry editor and garage-band lyricist Paul Muldoon has learned the subtle art of inflating virtually anything with poetry. 'The time of day when light fails on the field / and gives back a sky more muddy than mother-of-pearl,' is just one line from the short ode to the Gatorade-toting masters of the minivan. Apparently, rhyming 'soccer ball' with 'shopping mall' is for amateurs.

"With more than two dozen poetry compilations, two children's books, and a few translations on his r

Submissions :: Relief

Published December 09, 2007 Posted By
Relief: A Quarterly Christian Expression is entering its second year of publication. This new literary journal is designed for authors who want to write seriously, but struggle to find an outlet for poetry and prose that have a faithful slant. Their goal is to publish poems, creative nonfiction, and short stories that push the envelope beyond stereotypically "fluffy" Christian writing, encouraging writers to feel free to stand out on the edge.

Relief is currently seeking short fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry for issue 2.2 (Spring 2008). Cash prizes will be awarded to "Editor's Choice" for each genre. Submissions will only be accepted through our online submission process.

Harvest Tour :: Higher Grounds Coffee

Published December 09, 2007 Posted By
Fair Trade and Indigenous Autonomy in the Mayan Highlands
February 11th - February 18th, 2008


Join Higher Grounds on an adventure through the Mayan Highlands of Chiapas, Mexico visiting two organic and fair trade coffee co-ops working to create community sustainability and various autonomous projects. Trip highlights:

Spend the day at a certified organic, Fair Trade Coffee Cooperative to learn about the positive impacts of Fair Trade

Visit local coffee growing communities to learn about indigenous culture and the use of organic agriculture as a means to self-sufficiency

Learn about the “Other Campaign” – A new political initiative by the EZLN to build a national plan of struggle

Examine the issue of land rights and see first hand the global threats to the Mayan communities very existence

Learn about innovative, sustainable water projects taking place to support communal access to fresh water

Meet with a successful women’s artisan cooperative in the highlands and learn about the production of fair trade artisan goods

Witness first-hand the effects the global economy has on indigenous peoples

If you can't make the trip, at least consider supporting their work through the purchase of their GREAT coffee. A NewPages staple.

Introducing :: Radical Studies Journal

Published December 06, 2007 Posted By
New from Michigan State University, the Journal for the Study of Radicalism engages in serious, scholarly exploration of the forms, representations, meanings, and historical influences of radical social movements.

The first two volumes focus on radicalism and violence and radicalism and music. The include interviews with Lawrence Robert "Pun" Plamondon and John Sinclair.

Future issues will include themes like the re-conceptualization of “left” and “right,” radical groups typically ignored in academic scholarship, such as deep ecologists, primitivists, and anarchists, the role of science and technology in radical visions, transnational and regional understandings of radicalism, and the relationships of radical movements to land and environment.

Submissions :: Thereby Hangs a Tale 2.15.08

Published December 06, 2007 Posted By
Thereby Hangs a Tale is currently accepting submissions for its fourth print issue due out is Fall 2008. Each issue of THaT explores the stories that for around a single word. For Issue Four, that word is TASTE. Accepting fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and essays under 2,000 words. The deadline for submissions in February 15, 2008.
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