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Lit Mag Update :: StoryQuartely

Published August 02, 2007 Posted By
StoryQuarterly announces that our new system for receiving submissions year-round is now online. Also, the SQ Fiction Contest is accepting entries until September 30 and offers a First Prize of $2,500, a Second Prize of $1,500, and a Third Prize of $750. Additionally, ten Finalists will each receive $100. The new issue of SQ is also online, featuring:
Charles Johnson’s short story “Night Watch, 500 BCE”
Steve Kistulentz’s short story “Reykjavík the Beautiful”
Gary Buslik’s short story “Don’t Open That Door”
Elea Carey’s short story “First Love, Last Love”
Darrach Dolan’s short story “Riot”
Golda Goldbloom’s “Wyalkatchem Stories”
Skip Horack’s short story “Bluebonnet Swamp”
Hannah Pittard’s short story “Pretty Parts”
Emily Rapp’s short story “November”

Contests for Anthology :: Press 53

Published August 02, 2007 Posted By
Press 53 will hold eight category contest from now until March, 2008. Winners of each contest will be published Fall 2008 in the Press 53 Open Awards Anthology. Categories will be judged by eight award-winning & industry professional judges. Categories include: poetry, flash fiction, short-short fiction, genre fiction, short fiction, creative nonfiction, novella, and young writers.

Submissions :: North Central Review, IL

Published August 02, 2007 Posted By
The staff of the North Central Review invites you to submit to the national, undergraduate literary journal published by North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. The North Central Review considers all literary genres, including short fiction, poetry, drama, creative nonfiction, and mixed-genre pieces, for two issues annually. The submission deadlines for the Fall and Spring issues are October 15 and February 15, respectively.

Job :: Sarah Lawrence College, NY

Published August 01, 2007 Posted By
Sarah Lawrence College seeks established nonfiction writers to fill two half-time tenure-track positions beginning in the fall of 2008. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate nonfiction-writing workshops, regular individual tutorials with students, and supervision of M.F.A. theses. We are looking for candidates with an M.F.A. or equivalent, at least one published book, teaching experience at the undergraduate or graduate level, a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, and a willingness to participate actively in the nonfiction-writing program and the academic life of the college.

Please send a letter of application, a C.V., samples of writing, and three letters of recommendation to Nonfiction Search, c/o Rosemary Weeks, Faculty Assistant, Sarah Lawrence College, 1 Mead Way, Bronxville, NY 10708. Applications should be postmarked by November 15, 2007.

Contest Winner :: Lynne Thompson

Published August 01, 2007 Posted By
Perugia Press publishes one collection of poetry each year, by a woman at the beginning of her publishing career. Beg No Pardon by Lynne Thompson, winner of the 2007 Perugia Press Prize, has just been released. Visit Perugia Press website for details and ordering information.

Submissions :: Palabra

Published August 01, 2007 Posted By
Palabra: A Magazine of Chicano & Latino Literary Art invites submissions of short fiction, poetry, short plays and novel excerpts. Looking especially for work that pays attention to language as much as content, takes literary risks and explores new territory in Chicano & Latino literary art.

Photos :: Buddha Project

Published July 31, 2007 Posted By
Lens Culture: Photography and Shared Territories
"The Buddha Project encourages people worldwide to participate by submitting photos of found Buddha, sacred Buddha, ancient Buddha, kitschy Buddha, handmade Buddha. An archive of hundreds of Buddha images may well generate good karma for everyone involved, viewers and contributors, alike. As of July 12, 2007, there are 318 photos in the collection. Please participate by contributing your images of Buddha. Notice Buddha in your surroundings and share your discoveries with others. It will make you feel good. Guaranteed."

New Online Journal :: Delmarva Poets

Published July 31, 2007 Posted By
The first issue of the Delaware Poetry Review, an online magazine featuring new works from the Mid-Atlantic region, is now available. The inaugural issue features 23 poets. The Delaware Poetry Review was formed when the editors of five well-respected, award-winning journals in Delaware, Virginia, and Washington, DC (Bay Oak Press, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Bogg, Delmarva Quarterly, Delmarva Review, and Gargoyle) decided to collaborate on a new project together. Read it here: Delaware Poetry Review

Submissions :: Bent Pin Journal

Published July 31, 2007 Posted By
Bent Pin Quarterly, an online journal, is seeking original poetry, flash fiction, essays and creative non-fiction for its Fall 2007 edition. Also needed: original submissions for two regular features: Story within Story, flash fiction (or other genre) that somehow nests two unfolding, releated stories; The Poem at Length, one longer poem, or a poem series. Bent Pin publishes online on January 1, April 1, July 1, October 1,and reads submissions year round. We are now reading for our Fall 2007 issue which will be published on Oct 1.

Poems-For-All

Published July 30, 2007 Posted By
"They're scattered around town -- on buses, trains, cabs, in restrooms, bars, left along with the tip; stuffed into a stranger's back pocket. Whatever. Wherever. Small poems in small booklets half the size of a business card. A project of the 24th street irregular press, which cranks them out to be taken by the handful and scattered like seeds by those who want to see poetry grow in a barren cultural landscape." Visit Poems-For-All to see samples, get a hold of a few, and submission guidelines.

Language Links from Verbatim

Published July 30, 2007 Posted By
Verbatim Magazine
"The Language Quarterly Language and linguistics for the layperson since 1974"
Their "large list of language links" is a great resource including: Print Dictionary Links; Wordplay Sites; Online Fun Dictionaries; Language-Related Sites and Blogs; Word-A-Day Sites and Other Mailing Lists; Grammar, Spelling, and Usage Sites; Language and Dictionary Societies; Names Sites; and more. It's a word-person's resource heaven on the internet!

Residency :: Olivet College, MI

Published July 27, 2007 Posted By
2008 Sandburg-Auden-Stein Residency
Intensive Learning Term poet-in-residence program, April 29-May 16, 2008
Poets who have published at least one book of poetry are eligible. Application deadline: Postmark by September 10, 2007

Contest :: CBC Literary Award

Published July 27, 2007 Posted By
The CBC Literary Awards competition is the only literary competition that celebrates original, unpublished works, in Canada’s two official languages. There are three categories—short story, poetry, and creative nonfiction—and $60,000 of prize money courtesy of the Canada Council for the Arts. In addition, winning entries are published in Air Canada’s enRoute magazine and visibility is offered to the winners and their winning entries by CBC. Deadline: November 1, 2007

Film :: China

Published July 25, 2007 Posted By
Manufacturing Art
By Noy Thrupkaew

"Manufactured Landscapes is a new film about an artist who documents Chinese factories explores the toxic interdependence between developed and developing nations. Rendered in exquisite calligraphic brushwork and soaring white space, many later-era Chinese landscape paintings depict both the artist's interior terrain and the visible world. Artist Edward Burtynsky's photographs of industrial wastelands work the same way, even though their disturbing beauty inverts the pristine ideal by drawing on mountains of rubble and polluted rivers..." Read the rest: The American Prospect

Front Page...Ads?

Published July 25, 2007 Posted By
A Fading Taboo
By Donna Shaw

"Paper by paper, advertising is making its way onto the nation’s front pages and section fronts...Whatever the shape, size or hue, the long-unfashionable page-one advertisement is gaining grudging acceptance from many editors, page designers and even reporters." Read the rest: American Journalism Review

Feature Mag :: American Forests Magazine

Published July 24, 2007 Posted By
"For more than a century American Forests has been the magazine of trees and forests for people who know and appreciate the many benefits of trees. Stories are written to entice a general audience to care about tree planing and include profiles, indepth looks at current controversies, practical stories on current research, and how-to's.

"The mission of our publication is to foster appreciation for trees and forests and to offer a responsible, science-based discussion of the trends, issues, policies, and management of America's forest resources. We seek to educate, entertain, and enlighten our audiences with compelling writing, eye-catching photography, beautiful illustrations, and exciting design."

Issue available online as PDF download.

Film :: Vancouver Queer Film Fest

Published July 24, 2007 Posted By
The 19th annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival
August 16-26, 2007
More info: Out on Screen

Short Story :: Adbusters

Published July 24, 2007 Posted By
Winter was wild this year...
by Zdravka Evtimova


"Winter was wild this year. The sky was full of snow and wind; the trees in front of the cafe looked like stubbly old men in the white air; it was cold in the narrow room overlooking the Struma River that flowed tiredly, grumbling to its rocks. Gogo slept by her side, bent double, his skin whiter than the January sky. She lived in the caf

Award Winners :: Tupelo Press

Published July 24, 2007 Posted By
Tupelo Press is delighted to announce the results of the 8th Annual First Book Award, in conjunction with the journal Crazyhorse. This year the First Book Award goes to Jennifer Militello, of Goffstown, New Hampshire, for History of the Always Pain.

Finalists:
Megan Gannon, Omaha, NE, White Nightgown
Cyan James, Ann Arbor, MI, The Good Boy's Payne
Marc McKee, Columbia, MO, Fuse
Kathy Nilsson, Cambridge, MA, Hawk Weather
Jamie Ross, Carson, NM, Postcards from Mexico
Susan Settlemyre Williams, Richmond, VA, Ashes in Midair
Theresa Sotto, Santa Monica, CA, punctum

Call for Proposals: AALCS/ALA

Published July 23, 2007 Posted By
October 25-27, 2007
African American Literature and Culture Society Symposium
Theme: "Traditions and Revisions: New Directions in African American Literature and Scholarship"
St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO
E-mail queries or 400-500 word proposals by July 30, 2007, to:
Loretta G. Woodard, Conference Director
English and Modern Languages Department
Marygrove College
8425 West McNichols Road
Detroit, MI 48221-2599
(313) 927-1452

i-outlaw: Poetry from the Wild Wild E-West

Published July 23, 2007 Posted By
i-outlaw is a poetry show hosted by Bob Marcacci and produced by Josh Hinck. Their mission: To bring you the best poetic audio and video entertainment from the internet. Each show highlights ten poets from the blogsphere as well as one featured poet. Submission of audio or video accepted year-round.

Some recently featured poets include: Annie Finch, Charles Bernstein, Ren Powell, Luis H. Valadez, Amy Bernier, K. Silem Mohammad, Amber Nelson, Steven Schroeder, Emmy P

Submissions :: Interactive Drama

Published July 23, 2007 Posted By
The Journal of Interactive Drama is an online peer-reviewed journal on scenario-based interactive drama freeform live action roleplaying games which provides a forum for serious discussion of live roleplaying game theory, design, and practice. Two to three issues per volume are published annually. The journal provides a forum for the discussion of any of the various scenario-based theatre-style live action roleplaying games, freeforms, and interactive dramas and invites contributions in all areas of literature, theory, design, and practice for educational, entertainment, and recreational roleplay. Formal and informal essays, articles, papers, and critical reviews are also welcome.

Film :: Disability and Sibs

Published July 22, 2007 Posted By
"Keri Bowers, co-director of the hit film, Normal People Scare Me [see YouTube short below], a film about autism, has teamed up with her son Jace to share the story of brothers and sisters functioning in their daily lives with a sibling having a variety of disabilities, including cerebral palsy, mental retardation, Downs syndrome, autism, and others. The Sandwich Kid is the vehicle to bring this underreported issue to light. 'With no laws such as (ADA) American with Disabilities Act, or IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), or other uniform or legislative supports in existence to support this vulnerable population, we are overlooking an important segment of our society. Brothers and sisters most often give away their services (often life-long) for free to siblings affected by disability...'" Read the rest on Ability Magazine.

Normal People Scare Me

Published July 22, 2007 Posted By

Contest :: New York Times

Published July 20, 2007 Posted By
"College as America used to understand it is coming to an end."
In the turbulent late '60s and early '70s, college campuses played a major role in the culture and politics of the era. Today, according to author and historian Rick Perlstein, colleges have lost their central place in the broader society and in the lives of undergraduates. The NYT invites all college students to read "What's the Matter with College," Perlstein's full article on the subject, and submit an essay of no more than 1,200 words in response. Is the college experience less critical to the nation than it was a generation ago? Join the debate. For more info: NYT College Essay Contest
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