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Published April 20, 2011
Beltway Poetry Quarterly celebrates ten years of publishing with the publication of a print anthology Full Moon On K Street: Poems About Washington, DC, edited by Kim Roberts and published by Plan B Press. The anthology includes 101 poems, written by current and former residents of the city between 1950 and the present.


Karren L. Alenier, Elizabeth Alexander, Kwame Alexander, Abdul Ali, Francisco Arag
Published April 20, 2011
A Room of Her Own has announced the Spring 2011 Orlando Prize Winners. Winning submissions and excerpts of the finalists will be posted on AROHO's website following publication in the Los Angeles Review.

Creative Nonfiction
“Six Bright Horses and the Land of the Dead”
Jen Silverman

Short Fiction
“A Strange Woman”
Laura Brown-Lavoie

“The Green Season”
Jennifer Beebe

Flash Fiction
“A Woman’s Glory”
Ashley Kunsa

A full list of finalists for each category is available on the AROHO website.

Fall 2011 Orlando Cycle Begins April 15, 2011
Genre judges to be announced
Online Application Deadline July 31, 2011
Published April 20, 2011
allwritethen is a literary endeavor out of Columbia College Chicago that intends to be a "community published" magazine. Anyone can publish anything so long as they follow a few simple rules. A voting system allows readers to vote on poems they like so that every six months, the 'put-it-together people' will publish the 40 most popular poems in a print issue.
Published April 21, 2011
The winner of the Memorious 2nd Annual Art Song Contest is poet Katie Peterson, who will have her work set by guest composer Luke Gullickson. The work will be performed live as part of the Singers On New Ground series in Chicago, and a recording of the work will be available in issue 17 of Memorious along with poems by finalists Sean Hill, Ishion Hutchinson, and Hyejung Kook. Last year’s contest winner is available for listening in issue 14: composer Randall West’s settings of Jill McDonough’s poems.
Published April 21, 2011
Our hearts are broken with this news of the loss of our dear friend and colleague Jeanne Leiby, writer and editor of The Southern Review. TSR's blog, Lagniappe, pothumously published Jeanne's blog "Poems I'm Glad I Know" in honor of National Poetry Month - now as a tribute to Jeanne. Strength and peace to family, friends, and colleagues at this time.
Published April 21, 2011
"Adoption is complicated. Poetry is complicated." These are the lead lines for a new literary blog curated by Eileen R. Tabios, Poets on Adoption. The site features works by "poets with adoption experiences" as they "mine the intersections of poetry and adoption," sharing some of their experiences with adoption and how it may or may not affect their poems and/or poetics. Poets on Adoption will be updated over time as more poets send in their contributions.

The inaugural post includes works by Allison S. Moreno, Amanda Mason, CB Follett, Christina Pacosz, Craig Watson, Dana Collins, Dana R. LePage, Dee Thompson, Eileen R. Tabios, Giavanna Munafo, Jan VanStavern, Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, Jim Benz, Joy Katz, Judith Roitman, Laura McCullough, Lee Herrick, Marcella Durand, Mary Anne Cohen, Michael D Snediker, Michele Leavitt, Natalie Knight, Ned Balbo, Nick Carbo, Phillippa Yaa de Villiers, Rosemary Starace, Samantha Franklin, Sharon Mesmer, and Susan M. Schultz.

Poets on Adoption is "always looking for more POETS WITH ADOPTION EXPERIENCE to participate in this project." Visit the site for more information.
Published April 22, 2011
Iambik is an audiobook publisher making "audio out of books we love." Luckily, what they seem to love most of all are books published by small and independent presses, currently including Akashic Books, Biblioasis, Coach House Books, Coffee House Press, Cursor/Red Lemonade, Graywolf Press, HandE Publishers Ltd, Hard Case Crime, Invisible Publishing, McSweeney's, Minotaur Books, OR Books, Soft Skull Press, Soho Press, Tin House Books, Tyrus Books, and Unbridled Books.

Iambik authors include Preston L. Allen, Helen Benedict, Katharine Beutner, D. C. Brod, Rick Collignon, Bernard DeVoto, Laird Hunt, Andrew Kaufman, Lynn Kostoff, Luna Lemus, Kristin Hughes, Robert Lennon, Gordon Lish, Dustin Long, Jon Loomis, Lydia Millet, Arthur Nersesian, Rebecca Pawel, Max Phillips, Anna Quon, Sam Savage, Seymour Shubin, Ray Smith, Akimitsu Takagi, Keith Temple, Lynne Tillman, James Greer, Hans Eichner, Joe Coomer, Jessica Westhead, and Alexander MacLeod.

All books are available in mp3 and m4b formats.
Published April 22, 2011
FiveChapters is a online venture edited by Davide Daley, curator 20-Minute Fiction in issue 12 of McSweeney’s, creator of the Tag-team Fiction series for The Journal News, and former features editor of Details magazine.

FiveChapters publishes a five-part story every week, serial-style, beginning on Monday and followed by a new installment each weekday.

Recent works and authors include "The Disappearance of Miranda Željko" by Rebecca Makkai and "Sleeping With John Updike" by Julian Barnes. The archives are packed with works (which can be read in a single click) by authors Lauren Grodstein, Lori Ostlund, Adam Davies, Jennine Capó Crucet, Samantha Peale, Victor Lodato, Tania James, Joe Pernice, Dwight Allen, Susannah Felts, Peyton Marshall, Nick Ekkizogloy, Nancy Mauro, Ashley Warlick, Tod Goldberg, David Gordon, Dawn Ryan, Jami Attenberg, Marisa Matarazzo, Paul Yoon, Brent Krammes, Priscilla Becker, John Jodzio, Angi Becker Stevens, Gina Frangello, Dallas Hudgens, Kevin Grauke, Robin Antalek, Edan Lepucki, Katharine Weber, and Eric Puchner.

FiveChapters accepts story submissions online through Submishmash. FiveChapters stories work best between 5000 and 10,000 words.
Published April 23, 2011
Benjamin C. Krause, Publisher, Diamond Point Press, writes: ". . .we are in the process of moving all our journals away from GoDaddy over the elephant debacle. . .[and] until the end of April, we are donating 100% of our profits from sales of Muscle & Blood (issue 1) and Liebamour (issue 2) in any format (print or e-book) to a charity called Elephants Without Borders, which works for elephant conservation in Africa." Visit the individual journal sites from Diamond Point Press for more information.

[Hover is a domain service recommended by Leo Laporte that is offering free "valet" service - meaning they will do all the tech work for your transfer - until May 15.]
Published April 25, 2011
Late Night Library is a monthly podcast devoted to new voices in poetry and fiction by Erin Hoover and Paul Martone. Recorded from Brooklyn, New York, and Portland, Oregon, each episode of Late Night Library is a conversation about an emerging writer whose talent and creativity warrant a greater audience, featuring first books whenever possible.

The first episode introduces Paul, a fiction writer, and Erin, a poet, both graduates of the University of Oregon's MFA creative writing program. Late Night Library is a cross-country continuation of the informal conversations the two would have outside of class. Erin and Paul hope both readers and writers feel 'invited' into these discussions. Each episode will end with a preview of the next month's authors and works to encourage the audience to read ahead and better be able to connect with the conversation.

The inaugural episode, to debut April 30, 2011, features poet Kara Candito and her first book Taste of Cherry (2009, Bison Books).

Late Night Library is planning two parties/readings for the date of the launch, one in Brooklyn and a second concurrent event in Portland, Oregon. Visit Late Night Library on Facebook for more information.

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