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Alt Mag Mailbag :: Oct 27

Published October 27, 2007 Posted By
For information about these and many other quality alternative magazines, click the links or visit The NewPages Guide to Alternative Magazines.

America's leading magazine on the art of politics and the cinema
Volume 32 Number 2
Spring 2007

The Newsjournal of Catholic Opinion
Volume 28 Number 3
Autumn 2007

For Social Responsibilities, liberty and dissent
Volume 10 Number 3
Summer 2006

The Essential Worldwide Roots Music Guide
Number 293
November 2007

Ideas and Culture :: Made in Canada
Volume 16 Number 66
Fall 2007

Guild Practitioner
A journal of legal theory and practice: "…to the end that human rights shall be more sacred than property interests."
Volume 64 Number 1
Spring 2007

Korean Quarterly
Tenth Anniversary Issue
Volume 11 Number 1
Fall 22007

The Spirit in Life
Issue 49 Volume 23
Autumn 2007

Independent, Jewish & frankly feminist
Volume 32 Number 3
Fall 2007

White Crane
Gay Wisdom and Culture
Number 74
Fall 2007

Lit Mag Mailbag :: Oct 27

Published October 27, 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.

The Bitter Oleander
Includes Rob Cook interview and selections
Volume 13 Number 2

Five Points
Volume 11 Number 3

The Georgia Review
Volume 61 Number 3
Fall 2007

The Hudson Review
Volume 60 Number 3
Autumn 2007

Number 22
Fall 2007

New Writing from the Americas
Issue 10, 2007

New Letters
Volume 73 Number 4

Oleander Review
U of Mich - Open submission publication
Issue 1
Fall 2007

One Story
The Strings Attached by James Scott
Issue Number 96

Volume 2
Spring 2007

Santa Monica Review
Volume 19 Number 2
Fall 2007

Southern Review
Volume 43 Number 4
Autumn 2007

Volume 19 Number 3
Autumn 2007

World Literature Today
Volume 81 Number 6
Nov-Dec 2007

A Journal of Speculative Fiction
Issue 14
Winter 2007

Postal Rate Hike from Hell - Last Call

Published October 26, 2007 Posted By
From Jeffrey Lependorf, Executive Director, Council of Literary Magazines and Presses

Dear CLMP Publishers,

We are making a last ditch appeal for horror stories created by the most recent postal rate case. If you would take just a few minutes and outline the problems created by this massive increase, they can be very helpful to our effort. Note that we are looking for stories about how both the PERIODICALS RATE and/or the BULK RATE changes affecting you. There will be parties using your letters representing various aspects of the postal rate hikes, so we want to hear about both.

As I reported previously to you, we are helping the consortium of folks pursuing a Senate Hearing after the Congressional Hearing. The hope is to get the rates revised in a future Rate case.

Please send your letters ASAP to . Even a single paragraph letter is helpful. If you have any questions, please contact John Bell (), who is coordinating this effort (thanks, John!).

Thanks for your support -- it's not too late for things to change for the better, but we need as much participation as possible for it to happen!


Jeffrey Lependorf, Executive Director
Council of Literary Magazines and Presses / CLMP - 40th Anniversary Year!
Small Press Distribution / SPD
Literary Ventures Fund / LVF
154 Christopher Street
Suite 3C
New York, NY 10014

tel: (212) 741-9110 X14
fax: (212) 741-9112

Art :: The Southern Review

Published October 26, 2007 Posted By
The latest issue of The Southern Review feature the artwork of Makoto Fujimura. The eight paintings come from two of Fujimura’s recent collections: The Splendor of the Medium, which uses carefully ground minerals to spectacular effect, and Water Flames, based on Dante’s Divine Comedy. The images are available on TSR's website, though it's worth getting a hold of this issue of the magazine for the gorgeous full-color reproductions on glossy pages.

Podcasts :: Sierra Club Radio

Published October 26, 2007 Posted By
Sierra Club Radio is a weekly half hour program produced by Sierra Club staff and hosted by Orli Cotel. Each week you'll hear in-depth interviews with politicians, authors, celebrities, artists, and activists inspired by nature. We also feature lifestyle tips from Sierra magazine's "Green Life" editor, Jennifer Hattam, and from advice columnist "Mr. Green," as well as occasional commentary from Club Executive Director Carl Pope. Each program is approximately 30 minutes.

Readers Awards :: New Letters

Published October 24, 2007 Posted By
New Letters wants you to name your favorite stories, your favorite individual poems, and favorite essays you read in New Letters this past year, from volume 73, nos. 4 (current issue), 3, 2 or 1. Complete their online form by November 5, 2007, and they will honor your choices in the next issue of the magazine.

Submissions :: Quiddity

Published October 24, 2007 Posted By
Quiddity Literary Journal, along with its companion public radio program, are pleased to announce a call for submissions for its inaugural print issue. Quiddity is seeking short fiction and poetry from emerging and established writers. International submissions are encouraged. Work accepted for the inaugural issue of Quiddity will be published in the spring 2008 issue of the literary journal, published by Springfield College-Benedictine University. Contributors may be asked to read their work for the companion public radio program on WUIS-WIPA.

Wrirting Workshop in Italy

Published October 24, 2007 Posted By
Narrative Prose Writing Workshop
June 15 - 22, 2008
Vitorchiano, Italy
Peter Selgin, author of By Cunning & Craft: Sound Advice and Practical Wisdom for Fiction WritersIncludes workshops, conferences, excursions, day off, readings, gala dinner.

In Memoriam :: Laura Ulewicz

Published October 22, 2007 Posted By
Poet Laura Ulewicz
1930 - 2007

An excerpt from Stephen Vincent's blog, October 14, 2007:

"In the late fifties through the early seventies, Laura Ulewicz - a Polish-American woman from Detroit - was very present in both North Beach and the Haight-Ashbury. (In the late sixties she owned the I & Thou Coffee Shop on Haight Street, a singular venue for poetry readings during a time in which the interest in poetry had been replaced by the music, drugs, etc.) [. . .] I would say that Laura wrote some very significant poems, indeed quite fierce, probing and smart - drawing from her Polish American roots, her wanderings back and forth across the country, and her encounters in California. Romantic in its sense of quest, but definitely very smart and counter-romantic in terms of its continental yield [read the rest along with SV's response to one of her poems]."

Cue News

Published October 22, 2007 Posted By
"CUE is expanding. In the coming year we'll be moving away from print and towards an on-line format. Away from publishing prose poetry exclusively and towards a more inclusive format that embraces both prose poetry and lineated work. We're also starting a chapbook press, CUE Editions, that will publish limited-edition, hand-made chapbooks." Mark Horosky's Let It Be Nearby will be the first book in Cue's new chapbook series.

Podcast :: Interviews from the Edge

Published October 22, 2007 Posted By
Chiamus Press has its very own October surprise: Interviews from the Edge. It's a new podcast series hosted by CP's east coast commandant, Shane Hinton, and features conversations with Chiasmus authors and artists. Episode #01 features a reading and conversation with 10: 01 author Lance Olsen. Interviews from the Edge will compliment CP's existing podcast, and will also be released on a monthly basis. Click and enjoy this inaugural episode and stay tuned for future ones. The next show will likely be released around the first of November.

Lit Mag Mailbag :: Oct 22

Published October 22, 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.

580 Split
Issue 9

Alaska Quarterly Review
Volume 24 Numbers 3&4
Fall&Winter 2007

Backwards City Review
Volume 3 Number 2
Fall 2007

College Literature
Volume 34 Number 4
Fall 2007

Green Mountains Review
Volume 20 Numbers 1&2
20th Anniversary Double Issue: American Apocalypse

Number 55
Fall 2007

The Literary Review
Volume 50 Number 4
Summer 2007

Main Street Rag
Volume 12 Number 3
Fall 2007

The Malahat Review
Number 160
Fall 2007

The New Centennial Review
Volume 7 Number 1
Spring 2007

One Story
Issue Number 95
Monthly Balloon Night by Tom Barbash

Oxford American
Issue 58
Fall 2007
The Music Issue (with CD)

Slice Magazine
Issue 1
Fall/Winter 2007

Issue 128
Guest Edited by Barbara Hamby and David Kirby

Volume 31 Number 2, Summer 2006
"Classical Music Terms Unravelled (or UnRavel-ed)"
Volume 31 Number 1, Spring 2006
"Qat in Yemen"

White Chimney
Issue 2
Summer 2007
"The Creative Arts Journal" - London, UK

Willow Springs
Issue 60
Fall 2007

The Yale Review
Volume 95 Number 4
October 2007

Creative Nonfiction :: Michale Stusser

Published October 21, 2007 Posted By
Down Dog!
True confessions of that lone guy in your yoga class
by Michael Stusser
From Concsious Choice
October 2007

"I was trying to stay focused — tame my monkey mind and concentrate on the lunge at hand. Really. But the woman in front of me was a dead-ringer for Halle Berry: honey-toned skin, sparkling teeth, hour-glass figure. Drishti! As we set up in Warrior, I noticed a tattoo at the small of her back. Focus! Then came the forward bends.

"Not to sound like a sexist yogic pig, but I’m the only guy in my yoga class, and at times I find it challenging to ignore the fact that I’m surrounded by people of the opposite sex, lunging and thrusting and breathing heavily. The ancient Hindu text Upanishads describes the mind as a chariot being dragged around by a team of wild horses that need to be reigned in hard. I think my horses are those Clydesdales on the Budweiser commercials..." [read the rest]

Jobs :: Various

Published October 21, 2007 Posted By
George Washington University. For appointment beginning in the fall of 2008, seeking a fiction writer to teach two semesters as the Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Washington. Professor Jeffrey Cohen Chair, Dept. of English. November 15, 2007.

St. Olaf College, Assistant Professor of English: Creative Writing to teach creative writing, primarily poetry, with additional teaching responsibilities in literature & first-year writing. Mary Titus, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of English. November 9, 2007.

Villanova University tenure-track assistant professorship beginning Fall 2008 in creative writing, specializing in fiction; a secondary specialization in creative non-fiction is desirable. Prof. Evan Radcliffe, Chair, English Dept. November 9, 2007.

Florida Southern College, regular full-time position in English, with a concentration in creative writing, beginning August, 2008. Dr. Susan P. Conner, VPAA and Dean.

Sterling College in Craftsbury Common, Vermont, invites applications for a one-semester leave replacement position in writing starting in January 2008. Pavel Cenkl,Dean of Academics. November 16, 2007.

The English Department at Bridgewater State College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English, Creative Writing with a specialization in poetry.

Roosevelt University invites applications for a tenure-track position as fiction writer and director of our thriving creative writing program, to begin Fall 2008.

The English Department at Western Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor (Creative Writing, Fiction) to begin August 2008. Dr. Elizabeth Addison, Department of English. November 15, 2007.

Axton Poetry Fellow and Axton Fiction Fellow (2 positions), University of Louisville, Fall 2008 - writers who have received their terminal degree within the last five years in Creative Writing are invited to apply. Paul Griner, Director of Creative Writing. November 2, 2007,

Rollins College, Department of English, Theodore Bruce and Barbara Lawrence Alfond Chair of Creative Writing. Endowed Chair. The Department of English, Rollins College, invites applications and nominations for a Writer in Residence and Theodore Bruce and Barbara Lawrence Alfond Chair of Creative Writing, beginning August 2008. M.F.A. or Ph.D. preferred. Screening of nominees and applicants will begin October 20, 2007, and continue until the position is filled. Philip F. Deaver, Selection Committee Chair.

Jobs :: Various

Published October 20, 2007 Posted By
The Hendrix College Department of English seeks applications for a two-year teaching residency in poetry or fiction writing, beginning in the fall, 2008. Alice Hines, Search Committee Chair, Department of English. October 26, 2007.

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh, Assistant Professor of English wanted for a tenure-track position in Creative Writing: Non-Fiction, beginning Sept. 1, 2008. Dr. Ron Rindo, Chair, Department of English. November 12, 2007.

Gilman School, Reginald S. Tickner Writing Fellowship in any genre: fiction, poetry, playwrighting, or creative non-fiction. Dr. Meg Tipper, Director, Writing Center. January 8, 2008.

Cleveland State University, Assistant Professor/Director of Creative Writing Programming, English Department. Dr. Louis Barbato, Chair, Department of English. November 1, 2007.

Franklin & Marshall College English Department invites applications from fiction writers for a possible one-year visiting Assistant Professorship, to begin in the fall of 2008. Judith Mueller, Chair, English Department. December 1, 2007.

Temple University English Department is looking to hire a distinguished fiction writer for one year to teach in our graduate creative writing program. Samuel R. Delany, Director of Graduate Creative Writing Program. December 10, 2007.

Ohio Wesleyan University seeks a specialist in creative non-fiction & expository writing with a compatible literary field. A full-time, tenure-track position, pending approval. Lynette Carpenter, Chair, Department of English. November 9, 2007.

Colgate University Olive B. O'Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing. January 1, 2008

First Book at the 2007 Quill Book Awards

Published October 19, 2007 Posted By
First Book has been selected as a signature charity of the Quills Literacy Foundation. First Book will be featured at the 2007 Quill Book Awards gala ceremony in New York City, hosted by NBC’s Ann Curry and Al Roker, with special guest Stephen Colbert. FB's long-time supporter, Academy Award-nominated actress Joan Allen, will present on their behalf. Check your local listings to watch the Quill Awards television special on NBC on Saturday, October 27.

The Quills Literacy Foundation, in partnership with NBC Universal Television Stations and Borders, Inc.®, will be auctioning a selection of autographed notable books and 2007 Quill Award winner and nominee titles between October 22 and midnight October 31 to raise funds for First Book.

First Book is a nonprofit organization with a single mission: to give children from low-income families the opportunity to read and own their first new books. They provide an ongoing supply of new books to children participating in community-based programs serving children in need.

Call for Panel Discussion Proposals 12.1.07

Published October 19, 2007 Posted By
Split this Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness, March 20-23, 2008, Washington D.C., invites proposals for panel discussions and workshops on a range of topics at the intersection of poetry and social change. Possibilities are endless: craft, mentoring young poets, working in prisons, connecting with the activist community, sustaining ourselves in dark times, the role of poetry in wartime... Proposals are due by December 1, 2007.

Jobs :: Various

Published October 19, 2007 Posted By
Northern Arizona University, Creative Nonfiction, Assistant Professor, starting August 2008. Duties include graduate and undergraduate teaching in creative nonfiction workshops, directing/reading theses, and advising students. Dr. Jane Armstrong Woodman, Chair of Creative Writing/Assistant Professor Search Committee. November 1, 2007.

Visiting Professor in Residence of Creative Writing, Murray State University. November 30, 2007.

The English Department at Western Kentucky University seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in Creative Writing-Fiction, beginning August 2008. Dr. Tom C. Hunley Chair, Fiction Writer Search Committee, Department of English. November 2, 2007.

Columbus State University Department of English invites MFAs and PhDs to apply for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor rank. Dr. Pat McHenry, Department of English, Columbus State University. December 1, 2007.

English/Creative Writing Instructor, Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, CA. Kathleen Clark, Human Resources Department. January 14, 2008.

University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Department of Literature. Seeking a creative writer at a senior level to teach in a thriving undergraduate program and new MFA program. November 15, 2007.

Art :: Untitled Love Project

Published October 18, 2007 Posted By
The UNTITLED LOVE PROJECT is an emotionally influenced experiment examining the broken heart. Each individual artist will revisit a past relationship through their medium (illustration, painting, photography, etc). This project will be supplemented by a book, which will feature each original artistic expression accompanied with interviews, short stories, or journal entries regarding the story behind the conceptual recollection. Vulnerability is a necessity. For more information on submitting your emotions, purchasing artwork or joining the movement please email: .

Noir Near You :: Akashic Books

Published October 18, 2007 Posted By
Akashic Books Noir Series
After the stunning success of the summer '04 award-winning bestseller Brooklyn Noir, Akashic Books launched a groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies. Each book is comprised of all-new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book. Numerous regional readings are scheduled for new releases, so check your area for events. So far in the series, either done, just released or soon to be (check their website for details):

Havana Noir
Bronx Noir
Baltimore Noir
Brooklyn Noir 2
Brooklyn Noir 3
Chicago Noir
DC Noir
DC Noir 2: The Classics
Dublin Noir
London Noir
Los Angeles Noir
Manhattan Noir
Miami Noir
New Orleans Noir
San Francisco Noir
San Francisco Noir 2: The Classics
Twin Cities Noir
Wall Street Noir
Detroit Noir
Queens Noir
Las Vegas Noir
Toronto Noir
Trinidad Noir
Delhi Noir (India)
Istanbul Noir (Turkey)
Lagos Noir (Nigeria)
Manhattan Noir 2:
Mexico City Noir
Moscow Noir (Russia)
Paris Noir (France)
Rome Noir (Italy)

New Issue Online :: Dark Sky Magazine

Published October 18, 2007 Posted By
Dark Sky Magazine has published its first October issue. It will now be a weekly magazine that features 1 writer, 1 poet, 1 photographer, 1 film article, 1 2-D artist and 1 comic. When subscribing, you'll receive a new issue every Monday morning.

Bizarre Bookplate Contest

Published October 18, 2007 Posted By
Lewis Jaffe of the blog Confessions of a Bookplate Junkie has announced the Bizarre Bookplate Contest. Here is how the contest will work: Send Jaffe a scan of the most bizarre bookplate in your collection. It needs to be received no later than Saturday December 1st, 2007 (see site for more specifics). The winner will receive an original bookplate by Jessie M. King. Each week, Jaffe will show the most recent submissions. Already a few on site worth a look in addition to Jaffe's own posts of bookplate art.
Of course, we sometimes pay attention to other blogs that metion NewPages, but there is a great deal more being said here that I wish librarians, English dept. folk who can bend a librarian's ear and just readers in general would make note of and act on. Schneider, author of the blog Free Range Librarian, tackles reasons librarians cite for not subscribing to lit mags, including cost and "they're online." Below are excerpts - got to the site, read it, send it to the people you know who make these decisions - or print it, hand it to them in person, and say, "Let's talk about this."

The statue on the green: the fate of small literary journals
October 7, 2007 at 5:28 pm by K.G. Schneider

"Most literary journals run about $20 - $50 a pop per year–enough to give casual readers pause, as Stephen King recently observed, but far less than the titles that librarians are talking about when they say serials are expensive. A fairly comprehensive subscription to the Canon could be had for a couple thou a year, which is chump change against the scale of most academic serial budgets. I haven’t run the numbers, but I’m confident you could go hog wild and subscribe to everything on the list of print literary mags and still spend less than you would for one of the top ten high-priced journals at Williams College."

Breaking Face :: The Facebook Review

Published October 15, 2007 Posted By
Taken from the Facebook profile of The Facebook Review:

Description: This might just be an original idea.

Welcome to the pre-natal version of The Facebook Review, the first and only Literary Review that uses Facebook as its means of publishing, of marketing, and of editing. We are essentially an online magazine with the (titular) difference of location. Our manifesto is humble and somewhat weak-kneed. Apologies. All we want is to publish the best work by Facebook members and to do so free-of-charge, free-of-cost, and completely within the confines of the Facebook network and software environment.

Process: Submissions will be accepted, for now, from the following disciplines: poetry, short fiction (sub 1600 words), prose poetry, drama (again, sub 1600 words) and creative non-fiction. Other genres may be accepted at some point in the future. The first issue will have no set start date, and will go live at some point in the future when enough good material has been submitted and the group has enough "subscribers" (read: members.) That first issue will be edited by our managing editor, Jacob McArthur Mooney. All future editions (which will then occur in monthly installments) will be edited by something called an "editorial train." What's an editorial train, you ask? Please read on... [visit The Facebook Review]

The Nation Student Contest Winners Announced

Published October 15, 2007 Posted By
The Nation announces that Ryan Thoreson of Fargo, North Dakota has won the second annual Nation Student Writing Contest. Thoreson, a 2007 graduate of Harvard University, wrote "Candidates: Leave US Alone," which argues that the electorate's top priority should be the re-establishment of the right to privacy, which has been under siege for decades. Thoreson essay was published in the October 22, 2007 issue of The Nation.

Five finalists were also chosen and their essays are available online:
Jason Kaye, Weston HighSchool, Weston, CT
Ketan Ramakrishnan, MadisonHigh School, Madison,WA
Ned Resnikoff, Middletown High School, Middletown, CT
Daniel Mootz, Carlisle HighSchool, Carlisle, PA
Alyssa Battistoni, Stanford University

**Attention student activists! If you're involved in organizing an event on your campus or in your community and would like to distribute free copies of The Nation, click here.**

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