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Published March 25, 2011
"The BBC's Radio 3 is to air an adaptation of Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights complete with foul language. Romantic figures Heathcliff and Cathy will be heard using strong swear words in the station’s adaptation of one of literature’s most famous and tempestuous love stories. It is understood the expletives are used in the heat of the moment as the two characters argue. But eyebrows have been raised at the decision to air the scenes at 8pm on Sunday night." Read more on Mail Online.

Well, you know where I'll be Sunday night...
Published March 22, 2011
Check out Henry Tonn's review of the newly developed online archive of The Paris Review interviews: The Paris Review Interview Reviewed. These interviews date all the way back to 1950, and are available full-text on The Paris Review website.
Published March 23, 2011
Founded by Curtis Perdue and Anna Pollock-Nelson inter|rupture is an online publication that "aims to startle and assault the current by providing readers with emerging and established artists who crave discovery." inter|rupture will publish three times a year (February, June, and October) and primarily feature poetry, though each issue will contain one piece of fiction and one visual artist. Plans are to include book reviews, essays, and interviews.

The first issue features poetry by Mary Kovaleski Byrnes, Matt Hart, Anthony McCann, Sarah Green, Russell Dillon, Dean Young, Caroline Cabrera, Katie Quarles, Phillip Muller, Emily Thomas, Jim Storm, Arisa White, Tim Greenup, Iris Jamahl Dunkle, Shiaw-Tian Liaw, Peter Jay Shippy, b: william bearhart, Nena Villamil, Javier Zamora, Rebekah Remington, Katherine Factor, Nate Pritts, and one work or art by Nicolle Richard (no fiction this issue).

Submissions of poetry, fiction, and artwork are being accepted for future issues.
Published March 23, 2011
Alligator Juniper annual 2010, a publication of Prescott College, includes the winners of the 2010 National and Student Writing and Photography Contest:

National Prizewinners
Fiction: “Wings Raised Up ” by Laurie Ann Doyle
Poetry: “In Leaving My Lover Teaches Me Half a Bible Story ” by Lillian-Yvonne Bertram
Creative Nonfiction: “The Mormon Martyr’s Guide to Chemical Reactions ” by Miles Fuller
Photography: “Covenant Transport I ” by Marilyn Szabo (selected by David Taylor)

Prescott College Student Prizewinners
Fiction: “How to Become a Model ” by Laura Hitt (selected by Vickie Weaver)
Poetry: “Tierra Bendita ” by Jessica Roth (selected by Zach Savage)
Creative Nonfiction: “White Birds ” by Jessica Roth (selected by Dianne Aprile)
Photography: “Guardian Angel ” by K. Angeline Pittenger (selected by David Taylor)

A complete list of winners and finalists is available on the AJ website.
Published March 24, 2011
If writing a novel in a month isn't your thing, how about a script? Script Frenzy - 30 days - 100 pages - April. Are you in?
Published March 24, 2011
Issue 39.3 of Event Magazine (CA) features works by winners of the 2010 Non-Fiction Contest as well as an introduction by Judge Lynn Coady. Ten manuscripts were chosen from 153 entries and sent without the writers' names to Coady for final judging. The three winners of $500 each + publication are:

"Dreamers" by Jane Finlayson, Toronto, ON
"Sleep, Mother and Child" by Suzanne Nussey, Ottawa, ON
"Issues of Skin" by Chris Urquhart, Vancouver, BC

The 2011 Event Non-Fiction Contest is currently open until April 15.
Published March 22, 2011
Published at Florida State University, the most recent issue of The Southeast Review ( v29 n1) includes winners and finalists from their 2010 contests:

World’s Best Short Short Story Contest judged by Robert Olen Butler

Winner: Betsy Denson, “Rest” and “Motion”
(Note: In what TSR considers a "rare" event, all three of Denson's submissions were selected as winning stories!)

Finalists:
Mical Darley, “Bruce Ismay Commentates the Winter Olympics, St. Mortiz, 1928”
Betsy Denson, “Impact”
Jen Fawkes, “Dear Ahab”
M.J. Fievre, “On the Balcony”
Amina Gautier, “Prone”
Kim Henderson, “The Carousel”
Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, “A Clean-Shaven Man”
Rebecca J. Schmuck, “There Are No Philosophers Anymore”

SER Poetry Contest judged by Barbara Hamby

Winner: Rebecca Hoogs, “Miss Scarlet”

Finalists:
Chuck Carlise, “Street Ghazal”
Alicia Case, “Inversion”
Chad Faries, “Fracture: Of Flying”
Dion Farquhar, “Legacy”
Gabor Gyukics, “Forge or Subdue”
Rebecca Lauren, “Eschatology”
Ellen LaFlèche, “Midwife Man”
Jeanne Wagner, “Kentucky is the Saddest State”
Diana Woodcock, “Counting Desert Birds”

SER Narrative Nonfiction Contest judged by Julianna Baggott

Winner: Deborah Thompson, “See Monkey Dance, Make Good Photo”

Finalists:
Lisa K. Buchanan, “Sixty-Seven Reasons to Answer the Door on Saturday at 6:03 a.m.”
Caitlin Leffel, “Hope for Dead Letters”

The Southeast Review 2011 contests are open until March 15.
Published March 22, 2011
Published for the past four years by The Yazoo River Press, Haiku Page features haiku, senryu, and essays on haiku. Past issues featured haiku from the South, haiga by student from Texas, and 46 Balkan poets. In 2011, Haiku Page will publish one issue each year with haiku accepted for publication being translated either into or from Chinese. An online version of the journal can be printed by poets and readers. For the 2012 issue, the editors are more interested in haiku on environment issues. The current issue features works by Lenard D. Moore, Saša Važiæ, Jane Stuart, Richard Stevenson, Stjepan Rožić, and Zhao Kun.
Published March 22, 2011
With Volume 4 Number 1 2011, The Seattle Review has changed over in both format and content. Editor Andrew Feld writes: "Starting with this issue, we will publish, and only publish, long poems, novellas, and long essays. Instead of the standard journal format, where the table of contents lists twenty or thirty poets, with two or three poems by each one, and a few short stories and.or essays, each issue of The Seattle Review will feature five or six poets, and one or two prose writers. We are even willing, if we find work which offers the interest and delight to warrant it, to devote an entire issue to one author."

Feld notes this is a gamble in both finding content and readership, but is also confident the first issue will establish this new place for both.

This first newly formatted issue features works by Bruce Beasley, Martha Collins, Cyrus console, Nicole Cuddeback, Robert Fernandez, David Hawkins, Lee Sharkey, Andy Stallings, Brian Teare, and Paige Even Chant.
Published March 18, 2011
Knee-Jerk, publishing online since 2009, has now gone "offline" with a print annual which includes fiction, essays, full-color artwork, comics and Reviews of Things by David Shields, Kim Chinquee, Jack Pendarvis, Joe Meno, John McNally, Lindsay Hunter, Roy Kesey, Dan Kennedy, Kathleen Rooney, Billy Lombardo, Michael Czyzniejewski, Lucy Knisley, Greg Fiering, and many more, as well as interviews with Glen David Gold and Harold Ramis.

Knee-Jerk is open for submissions for both their online and offline editions, and has announced their first Essay and Chapbook Contests, which rum May 1 - June 30, 2011.
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