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Published July 15, 2011
Heather Newman, Marketing and Media Manager at The University of Michigan Press writes:

For the first time in its history, the University of Michigan Press is offering two brand-new novels FREE for reading, a chapter at a time, on its Facebook page starting next week.

The two novels are:

Marjorie Kowalski Cole’s A Spell on the Water, about a woman attempting to put her family back together in a small town after her husband’s death. Barbara Kingsolver said, “I couldn’t put it down.”

Becky Thacker’s Faithful Unto Death, a historical whodunit set at the turn of the last century. When a mother of five mysteriously dies, is it illness, murder—or suicide?

Both novels are being serialized free of charge online for all UofM Press Facebook Friends.

The online serialization is free, and will be up until Labor Day weekend.
Published July 16, 2011
Paul Fahey is looking for a few more submissions to prepare his anthology for his agent to pitch. The book proposed is THE OTHER MAN: Twenty Writers Uncover the Truth About Sex, Deception, Love and Betrayal. This is a companion volume to Vitoria Zackheim's THE OTHER WOMAN collection of essays.

THE OTHER MAN anthology is a compendium by and about gay men and their relationships, specifically their either being the other man, suffering the other man or having their lives affected in some way by infidelity.


He's a trespasser, an interloper, the peckerwood who gets between you and your lover, partner or mate. The male equivalent of Cleopatra, Mae West and Jessica Rabbit rolled into one threatening package. He charges into a committed relationship without a thought to the pain and misery he inflicts on the injured parties.

Sometimes, the other man is guilty of nothing more than falling in love with the wrong person - or the right person at the wrong time. And sometimes the other man is YOU. We are not all victims in other man scenarios.

In THE OTHER MAN anthology, twenty gay men write candidly about either being the other man, suffering the other man, or in some way having their lives affected by infidelity. Felice Picano, David Pratt, Tom Mendicino, Erik Orriantia, Tom Mournian, T.J. Parsell, and others dig deep to discover the truth about this OTHER MAN phenomenon. In their funny, poignant, and highly memorable pieces, these acclaimed writers explore the terrain of this sexy, yet unpredictable being.

Personal essays ONLY (4,000 words MAX).

Please send an email, expressing your interest in the anthology and a 100-word bio including publications and awards if appropriate, to Paul Fahey:

Deadline: July 31, 2011
Published July 18, 2011
Regularly packed with amazing images, the Summer-Fall 2011 issue of Camera Obscura features photographs by the winners of the Summer 2011 Photography Competition, judged by Carl Caylor, Carol Andrews Jensen, and Joel Grimes.

Rafal Maleszyk - Outstanding Photo Award, Professional
Bonnie Jones - Editor's Choice Award, Professional
Kalliope Amorphous - Outstanding Photo Award, Non-Professional
Hugh Jones - Editor's Choice Award, Non-Professional

Finalists – Professional
Alan Brown, Bonnie Jones , Catherine Martinoff, Chan Kwok Hung, Claudio Allia, Daniel Haeker, Jana Asenbrennerova, Jeremy Fokkens, Juergen Lechner, Marcella Hackbardt, Matt Walford, Nicholas Bardonnay, Patrizia Burra, Peter Ciccariello, Sabato Visconti, Svetlana Batura

Finalists - Non-professional
Daniel Haeker, Daniel L Camacho-Sanchez, Estelle Joannou, Habeeb Ali, Haeker Daniel, Hugh Jones, Jacqueline Langelier, Jenn Verrier, Jörgen Rönn, Louis Staeble, Nitin Budhiraja, Sabato Visconti, Scarlett Rooney, Tom Maciejewski
Published July 18, 2011
"A Place for All: Faith and Community for Persons with Disabilities is a unique interfaith documentary, produced in conjunction with the New York Board of Rabbis, with the support of an extraordinary range of faith groups including the National Council of Churches, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the United Methodist Church, the United Church of Christ and the U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops. A Place for All explores the courageous stories of persons with disabilities as they succeed in making their faith communities truly inclusive."
Published July 18, 2011
After 16 years as Editor of South Dakota Review, Brian Bedard is stepping down. He writes in his Editor's Note (48.4): "I also want to welcome SDR's next Editor, Lee Ann Roripaugh, to her new post. I can think of no other person more fitting for this job. Lee Ann will be only the third Editor in the magazine's 48-year history, and its first female Editor. So this is a bright and noteworthy moment in SDR's history."
Published July 18, 2011
The winners of the 2011 storySouth Million Writers Award are:

First place: "Arvies" by Adam-Troy Castro (Lightspeed Magazine)
Runner-up: "The Incorrupt Body of Carlo Busso" by Eric Maroney (Eclectica)
Honorable mention/third place: "The Green Book" by Amal El-Mohtar (Apex Magazine)

Visit the Million Writers Award site for links to each of these winning stories.
Published July 19, 2011
Winners of the 9th Annual BrainStorm Poetry Contest are featured in the newest issue of Open Minds Quarterly: The Poetry and Literature of Mental Health Recovery.

First Place: Brock Marie Moore
Second Place: Louise Lane
Third Place: Zan Bokes

Honorable Mentions will appear in the Fall 2011 issue: April Bulmer, John Laue, L.Z. Trembley, and Louise Lane.
Published July 19, 2011
Front Range: A Review of Literature and Art, published by the Front Range Writers, a non-profit writers organization in Great Falls, MT, will be going on hiatus. Editor Frederick Bridger writes, "What started out as a campus project for my students rapidly evolved over the years into so much more...this will be our last issue for a few years." In response to my contacting him to ask about the hiatus, Bridger says this is a planned hiatus: "I am traveling abroad for the next 2-3 years and will be unable to supervise the day to day operations, and have no one to take over for me. Upon my return we will resume."
Published July 15, 2011
Jacob M. Appel's "Prinsoners of the Mulitverse," winner of the New Orleans Review 2011 Walker Percy Fiction Contest appears in the newest issue (37.1). A complete list of of winners (runner-up, honorable mentions, finalists, and semi-finalists) is available on the NOR website.
Published July 15, 2011
Seminary Ridge Review is a scholarly journal published twice yearly by the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. Each issue includes a "Poetry + Theology" section, which is "multi-faith and international." The current issue (13.2/Spring 2011) includes three interviews, an essay on faith and metaphor by Ted Kooser, book recommendations (Rain When You Want Rain by Betsy Johnson-Miller and 67 Mogul Miniatures by Raza Ali Hasan), and poems on faith and/or medicine. Authors in this issue: George Ella Lyon, Raza Ali Hasan, Patricia Kirkpatrick, Maureen Jivani, Steven Schroeder, Mary Anne Morefield, and Will Lane.

The full magazine is available on the LTSG Press website, along with back issues.

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