Oct 3, 2011

Icicle Creek Creative Residencies

As part of Icicle Creek Center for the Arts  new initiatives, we will begin to offer partially subsidized music, theatre and literature residencies beginning in the fall of 2011.  Residences will be offered on a rolling basis for 1 to multiple week periods to self-directed, established local and national writers, artists and musicians looking to create new or finish existing pieces while being inspired by the natural beauty of the Icicle Creek region. ICMC will gladly accept applications from ensembles and individuals interested in single or multidisciplinary genres.

Duration of Residence
Minimum 1 -  Maximum 6 weeks.

History of Organization
Icicle Creek Center for the Arts (formerly the Icicle Creek Music Center) was founded in 1995 as a place for excellence in classical music, with an emphasis on chamber music. Since then, the organization has expanded to include educational, cultural and artistic offerings of many varieties, including learning retreats, master-classes, tutorials, performances, presentations and special events. Icicle Creek’s signature has always been the excellence of its programs and the inspired natural beauty of its environs. The center sits at the base of the picturesque Sleeping Lady Mountain, and on the shores of the Icicle Creek.  Visitors are treated to dramatic seasons with the spring offering lush fields of wildflowers and the winter coating the region in crisp, white snow.  The center also sits adjacent to the rustic and elegant property of Sleeping Lady Resort.

Retreat Accommodations
Selected residents will enjoy a private cabin on the campus of Icicle Creek Center for the Arts, furnished with bed, desk, phone, Internet, bathroom, and some of the most beautiful vistas in the region. Certain units feature a small kitchenette and are only available for longer stays (2+ weeks).  In addition, residents have use of a private practice space during the day, for composition, writing, artwork, or just solitude.

The cabins are located within walking distance of a casual bistro restaurant and bar, and a short drive from the lively town of Leavenworth.

Accommodations include
• Private Cabin.  2 units feature a small kitchenette (refrigerator, stove top, microwave, coffee pot, limited kitchen utensils).  Those units are are only available for guests staying 2 + weeks.
• Access to laundry services
• Weekly housekeeping service for sheets and towels
• Solo practice space
• Access to recital hall on scheduled basis for performance, reading or other event
• Internet Service
• Local Phone Service
• Admission to any Icicle Creek public events happening during your stay
• For an additional cost, access to Sleeping Lady resort amenities

Resident Fee
Icicle Creek is funded in part by individual donations, which makes it possible to offer partially subsidized artists residencies. Costs are less than $18 per-day, depending on length of stay.  (Four, five and six week rates are available, please contact us for details)
$125 – One week
$250 – Two weeks
$375 – Three weeks

Application Process and Deadlines
To be considered for a Residency at Icicle Creek Music Center, all applicants must fill out the following application and return it to ICMC in its entirety. Applications deadlines are as follows: Literature and Theatre by October 10th, Music and Visual Arts by November 11th.
At the time you are selected for  your residency, you will be required to provide a deposit (50% or the resident fee). This deposit is non refundable within 45 days of the agreed upon check-in date.

How to apply
If you would like to apply for an Icicle Creek Creative Residency, please visit our website at http://www.icicle.org/. If you have questions, please give us a call or email! (509) 548-6347 x409  or email - shughes@icicle.org.

The Esoterics perform Naturalia next weekend

Deirdre Lockwood, one of our own, sent me this news today; I'm happy to pass it along:

I just wanted to let you know that things worked out wonderfully in the collaboration with Christina Whitten Thomas, the composer you connected me with--thanks again so much for passing on my name to her. The Esoterics, a Seattle choir, are performing Christina's piece (setting a poem I wrote for the project), as well as many other incredible musical settings of poems about nature (including poems by Emily Dickinson and A.R. Ammons, plus many other poems in Icelandic, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, and Russian!) in two shows in Seattle next weekend, in case you or any of the other poets are interested (I'll be out of town for a wedding but Christina will be there). Here's the info: http://theesoterics.org/Concerts/NATURALIA.aspx  I went to the first show last night and it was really wonderful.

Sep 20, 2011

Dead Letters: Written Accounts of Mortality

Just a quick reminder to former students, friends, and others who've expressed interest, my next reading class, Dead Letters: Written Accounts of Mortality, begins Saturday, October 8 at Hugo House and runs six weeks.
For those who would like a detailed reading list (to preview or, if you've already signed up, to get started), I have a course page here: http://encke.org/dead-letters-written-accounts-of-mortality/ 

Please pass this information along to friends and let me know if you have any questions.


Sep 10, 2011

Call for submissions: Kweli

Finally a smart and well curated literary space for writers of color that encourages experimentation. A place to commune. A place to read new contemporary voices that deserve our attention. Bravo! Angie Cruz, author of Soledad and Let It Rain Coffee, a finalist for the Impac Dublin Award in 2007. Kweli has featured the prose of Jeffery Renard Allen, Angie Cruz, Victor LaValle and Nelly Rosario, . . . the poetry of Santee Frazier, Lorna Goodison and John Murillo, . . . and photo essays by Thomas Sayers Ellis, Rachel Eliza Griffiths and Emily Raboteau.

Upcoming issues will feature Jennine Capo Crucet, Camille Dungy, Amaud Johnson and Aaron Michael Morales.

Add your voice. Share your visions. Join us.

* * *


Our next reading period: July 16, 2011 to September 16, 2011

Submit your work to:


Visit http://www.kwelijournal.org/ for details.

Payment is upon publication.

Sep 8, 2011

Sep 16 reading at Elliott Bay Books: Arlene Kim and Anne Overstreet

From Arlene:

You—yes, you!—are invited to my book launch at Elliott Bay Books (1521 10th Ave, Seattle—in Cap Hill) on Sep 16, Fri, 7:00pm. I'll be reading from my new collection of poems, What have you done to our ears to make us hear echoes?, along with friend/fellow poet Anne Overstreet, who also has a book of poetry just out, Delicate Machinery Suspended. (Psst: secret little handmade goodies for anyone who buys a book at the reading.)

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Aug 31, 2011

Writing classes for women

Fall 2011 - "Poeming the Silence," Thursdays Oct 13 - Nov 17, 10 am - noon. Greenwood Senior Center, Contact Center.

My Tues night class is now open for new members, 7-9 pm. Contact me directly.

Aug 27, 2011

Come Celebrate! Launch Party, Saturday, October 15, 7:30pm

Please join us to as we launch Elizabeth Myhr's debut book of poetry, the vanishings & other poems.

When: October 15, 2011- 7:30 p.m.
Where: The home of Anita Nadelson & Tom Garvey
Address: 3300 43rd Ave NE, Seattle, Washington 98105
Neighborhood: Laurelhurst
Questions: 206 769 0444

Please RSVP to bethmyhr@gmail.com

Join SPA Member Elizabeth Myhr at Northwest BookFest 2011

As part of the Northwest BookFest 2011 Education Program Beth will be talking with writers and readers about the new, virtual, cooperative press Calypso Editions. Elizabeth is a founding member of Calypso.

Sunday, Oct. 2
Noon - 1 pm
Room 4
Founding the Virtual Small Press

Aug 23, 2011

Call for submissions: [out of nothing]

(this one I kinda dig...JE)

[out of nothing], an electronic publication interested in new works in image, sound, text, and the intersections between these media, is now open to submissions for its sixth issue: "in the mirror, a sleep, a spectral nothing."

Please submit your textual, aural, visual, poly/ambi-medial work to us at <shelling.peanuts(at)gmail.com> [replace (at) with @].

Deadline: October 31, 2011
Complete submissions guidelines are available at: http://www.outofnothing.org/mirror/

Prospective contributors would be well-advised to consult our earlier publications at http://www.outofnothing.org/ as a guide to the type of work we're interested in: to supplement this understanding and ideally stimulate your thinking about a new piece made particularly to address the issues that consume, or rather, are consumed by us, we offer the following potential topics:
> the vacuum
> salvage / remainders
> imaginary spaces possessed of imaginary dimensions
> darkness / lightlessness
> reduced or infinitesimal means
> the exponential
> self-abnegating symbols
> the blank
> obliteration
> the inconsequential
> refusal
> the contentless / general contentlessness
> the generic and / or undifferentiated and / or the contra-original
> adhesive agents in search of clients to bind
> none of the above or below

Electronic submissions only. Please allow 3 - 6 months response time.
Eds., [out of nothing]

Astounding Beauty Ruffian Press: Chapbook Contest


The prize for our 2011 poetry chapbook contest is:

$10,000 and publication of the winning manuscript

Unprecedented in the history of chapbook competitions, our cash award for the winning manuscript in 2011 is $10,000. In 2012, our cash prize will revert to $1,000. If we are ever able to scrape together another $10,000, our plan is to offer that amount as a prize once again. : )

Astounding Beauty Ruffian Press 2011 Poetry Award

for a chapbook-length manuscript

May 1 - August 31, 2011 (postmark date)

Please submit:

10-20 pages of original poetry not already published, or committed to be published, as a collection

by a single author

English only, no translations

no more than one poem per page (however, a single poem may be longer than one page), typed in 12 pt. plain font

no artwork

include a table of contents

please number pages

one title page with poet's name, address, telephone number, email, and title of
manuscript and a second title page with title only

biographical page (ONLY because we are interested in you as a person)

acknowledgements page

$20 entry fee, checks made payable to Astounding Beauty Ruffian Press and drawn on a U.S. bank - if you live outside the United States, please send the entry fee in the form of a cashier's check or money order

absolutely no paper clips, spring clips, staples, plastic covers, or folders -
we would rather not have to bother with these things, so don't waste your

Do not include a SASE - winner will be announced on our website in the fall of 2011.

Manuscripts will be recycled.

Send by regular, first-class mail only:

Astounding Beauty Ruffian Press
Poetry Award
2155 Elk Creek Rd.
Stuart, Virginia 24171

***Authors may submit as many manuscripts as they like, but each must be accompanied by a check or money order for the $20 reading fee.

Aug 20, 2011

Voices in Space (VIS)

Voices in Space (VIS) is a free literary forum on which writers and poets—no matter how experienced— may post their work and get feedback from a wide array of impartial critics, i.e., the community of users.  Authors also have the ability to workshop their writing on the site, track the evolution of their writing, and gauge how changes to a work are received by their audience. 

VIS’s mission is to provide writers of all levels exposure for their work while attracting the constrictive criticism they need to hone their craft.  To learn more, please take a moment to browse the site, www.voicesinspace.com, or visit our “How We Work” page, www.voicesinspace.com/how_we_work.

Happy versing!

-The VIS Team

Aug 7, 2011

Two readings: Patricia Killelea (August 9 and 13)

Patricia Killelea will read poems from Other Suns at The Elliot Bay Book Company (1521 Tenth Avenue Seattle) on Tuesday, August 9 @ 7 p.m. and for the Poets West Reading Series (Green Lake Branch Seattle Public Library, 7364 E Greenlake Dr. N, Seattle) on Saturday, August 13 at 4 p.m. Other Suns is her first poetry collection. Find out more at http://www.patriciakillelea.com/

Aug 5, 2011

Engaging Diverse Youth in Creative Programming

Wednesday, August 17 · 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Beacon Hill Library (Free parking. Served by Metro Buses 36, 38, & 60 & the Beacon Hill Light Rail Station)
2821 Beacon Ave S.
Seattle, Washington

Created By

More Info
The Cross Cultural Health Care Program, the Office of Minority Health, and Within Reach are pleased to announce the second event in the 2011 Can You Hear Me? Speaker Series.

Need inspiration and support for your work? New to the field? Come get some great ideas and meet new colleagues!

Panelists will include individuals in creative youth programming focusing on the arts, health care, mental health, and community wellness. We will discuss projects involving diverse youth, outreach ideas, how to stay alive in a hard economy, and more!

12:15 – 1:00 pm – Optional brown bag & networking. Bring lunch. We’ll provide drinks & dessert.
1:00 – 4:00 pm – Panel discussion.

Free and open to the public! Limited Seating. RSVP to Nimisha: ccprograms@xculture.org | 206.860.0329

For accommodations, please inquire prior to the event.

Jun 24, 2011

Book contest: Philip Levine Book Contest

Philip Levine Prize for Poetry

A prize of $2,000, publication by Anhinga Press, and 25 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Poet Denise Duhamel will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 100 pages with a $25 entry fee by September 30, 2011. Visit the Web site for complete guidelines.

California State University
Philip Levine Prize in Poetry
English Department
5245 North Backer Avenue
Mail Stop PB 98
Fresno, CA 93740

(559) 278-1569.
Connie Hales, Award Coordinator
<connieh(at)csufresno.edu> or Cindy Wathen <ciwathen(at)csufresno.edu>
(Replace (at) with @ in sending e-mail)

Book contest for writers over 60 years of age: Off the Grid Press

Off the Grid Press announces its first annual manuscript contest for poets over sixty -- final judge, Carl Dennis. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication.

Here are the guidelines:
1. Submissions deadline: Aug. 31, 2011. The competition is open only to poets over 60 years of age.
2. Manuscript must be typed, paginated, and 50–70 pages in length (single spaced). We accept do not accept double sided manuscripts.
3. Individual poems from the manuscript may have been previously published in magazines, anthologies, or chapbooks of less than 25 pages, but the collection as a whole must be unpublished. Translations and self-published books are not eligible. No multi-authored collections, please.
4. Manuscripts must have a table of contents and include a list of acknowledgments for poems previously published. Your name, address, phone number, and email should appear on the title page of your manuscript. MANUSCRIPTS CANNOT BE RETURNED. Please do not send us your only copy.
5. No illustrations, photographs or images should be included.
6. Send one copy of your manuscript submission with two copies of the title page. On the second title page print only the book's title, no name or contact information. Use only binder clips. No staples, folders, or printer-bound copies.
7. For notification of winner, include a business-sized SASE. If you wish acknowledgment of the receipt of your manuscript, include a stamped addressed postcard.
8. Entry fee for the Off The Grid Press Competition is $25. Checks or money orders should be made payable to Off The Grid Press.
9. Manuscripts should be submitted by mail. Mail entries to: Off The Grid Press, 24 Quincy St., Somerville, MA 02143
10. If, in our judgment, no submission is worthy of publication, the press reserves the right to publish no book and return the entry fees.

Poetry chapbook contest: Caketrain

2011 Caketrain Chapbook Competition is open now through October 1. The genre is poetry and the final judge is Rosmarie Waldrop. Full guidelines are posted at www.caketrain.org/competitions

Caketrain Journal and Press
Box 82588, Pittsburgh, PA 15218

Call for submissions: anthology of stories inspired by beer

Yeast of Eden, an anthology of stories inspired by beer, is requesting submissions.

1,000 to 7,000 words, fiction or nonfiction. September 1, 2011 deadline.

Visit http://www.beeranthology.com/ for more information.


Call for poetry: iO

iO: A Journal of New American Poetry invites submissions of high-quality poetry across a wide range of styles. Our first issue features work by Franz Wright, Joe Hall, Susan Tichy, Kara Candito, and more. Check us out at: http://iopoetry.org/ or on facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/IO-A-Journal-of-New-American-Poetry/123629071048251.

iO is a quarterly electronic journal which seeks to publish newer, up-and-coming poets alongside established American voices in each issue. We invite you look over the submission guidelines and to send 3-5 poems through our submission manager here: http://iopoetry.submishmash.com/Submit

We read year-round. Be sure to include all submissions as a single document.

Call for submissions: Interrobang?!

Interrobang?! Magazine (http://interrobangzine.com/) is a web and print 'zine for the arts based dually in Providence, RI and New Orleans, LA. Our goal is to provide a formal venue for voices of all kinds, whether it be poetry, fiction, creative essays, photography, fine art, or experimental music and video. Don't be shy: we want your stories, your pictures, your music, your oddball esoterica. The interrobang symbol is meant to denote surprise, querying excitement or shocked disbelief; our publication seeks art that provokes this reaction, that astonishes, challenges and compels with its beauty or daring.

Submissions may be sent online at http://interrobangzine.submishmash.com/
Please submit each piece separately so that it may be individually evaluated. See http://www.interrobangzine.com/about/submit/ for further details.

Call for submissions: Printer's Devil Review

Printer's Devil Review (ISSN 2160-2948) is an independent, open access journal of literary and visual art. We provide emerging writers and artists with access to publication and inquisitive readers with new voices and visions.

We're currently seeking submissions of fiction (2,000 to 9,000 words), poetry, nonfiction, and visual art. Our reading period for Fall 2011 began May 1 and ends August 1.

You can find full guidelines for each section and access our online submission system at http://pdrjournal.org/submit

Call for submissions: Switchback

SWITCHBACK is now accepting submissions for issue 15.

• We accept poetry, fiction, nonfiction, critical essays, and art
• Only previously unpublished works
• We accept simultaneous submissions but please notify us immediately
of acceptance elsewhere
• The deadline for submissions is August 31, 2011
• Visual art submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis.
• Contributors to our previous two issues (thirteen and fourteen) will
not be considered

• Maximum 3 poems per writer
• Each poem needs to be submitted separately.
• Send written submissions in .doc (preferred), .docx, pdf, or .rtf

• Maximum 1 story, nonfiction piece, or critical essay per writer
• We prefer prose works to be 2,000-2,500 words, but if you have
something really good that's longer, we will consider it
• Send written submissions in .doc (preferred), .docx, pdf, or .rtf

• Include an explanation of your piece in no more than 100 words
• Send submissions in .gif, .jpg, or .png format with a resolution of
300 dpi or higher

The fifteenth issue will be published in Spring 2012.

Visit http://www.swback.com/ for more information.

SWITCHBACK is a publication of the Master of Fine Arts in Writing
Program of the University of San Francisco, Aaron Shurin, Director.

SWITCHBACK is a forum for the writers of USF's MFA community, including
alumni, students, and faculty, as well as the wider literary community,
in the areas of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and critical essays.

Book contest: Accents Publishing

Go to website to download entry form:

Accents Publishing is happy to announce its 2011 International Poetry Book Contest. Two winners will be selected – one by an independent judge, Lisa Williams, and one by the Senior Editor and founder of Accents Publishing, Katerina Stoykova-Klemer. Each winner will have his/her submission published and will receive a $500 cash prize. Additionally, the winners will be invited for a featured reading at a book premiere celebration event. All contest entries will be considered for regular publication with Accents Publishing, as well.

The entry fee is $20.00. Multiple submissions are allowed, as long as each one is accompanied by a separate entry fee and submission form. Winning books may be pre-ordered at the time of submission for $10.00 each.

A complete submission should include the following:
• A completed submission form
• Your manuscript, including
o An acknowledgement page, if necessary
o Two title pages – one with name and contact information, one without
• Your biography or CV
• A check or a confirmation of payment via Paypal covering the $20 entry fee, plus any optional book preorders
Please do not include a SASE, as notification will be made by email only.

We will accept submissions between February 1st and July 31st. Winners will be announced in August. The contest is open to any poet writing in English. Employees of Accents or family members of judges are ineligible to participate. Simultaneous submissions will be accepted, but please notify us immediately if your manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere.

Manuscripts should conform to the following guidelines:
• 60 to 120 pages of poetry
• Table of contents
• Single spaced
• Numbered pages
• 11 pt font minimum

Your name should not appear anywhere within the manuscript. Please do not send your only copy of your work, as manuscripts will be recycled.

Entries should be mailed to:
Accents Publishing
Attn: Katerina Stoykova-Klemer
P.O. Box 910456
Lexington, KY 40591-0456
Accents Publishing is an independent press for brilliant voices. For more information, or to download the submission form, please visit us at http://www.accents-publishing.com/

Jun 15, 2011

Pongo Teen Writing call for volunteers

Pongo Friends,
This is an exciting time for me, when Pongo Teen Writing makes its annual Call for Volunteers for next school year. It's a privilege to get to know some of you better, as wonderfully accomplished, insightful, and creative people who honor Pongo with your commitment.
The Pongo opportunity will train you to help victims of childhood trauma (abuse, violent loss, etc.) to heal through poetry writing. The skills will benefit you in current and future careers in counseling and teaching. Pongo poetry writing is uniquely helpful for distressed individuals, and uniquely nurturing for caregivers.
Pongo volunteers are well trained, and they work in teams under an experienced leader. We have two sites currently, inside juvenile detention and inside the state psychiatric hospital for children. To begin the process for selection as a Pongo volunteer...
1. Please review the Pongo web site, including the volunteer commitment and expectations (You'll write your own poetry!) as described on the following page...
2. Carefully consider the volunteer schedule, which includes one of these times...
     * juvenile detention (Tuesdays, 12:00-3:15 pm, mid-Sept to mid-April, in Seattle)
     * the state psychiatric hospital for children (Mondays, 12:00-3:00, Oct-March, in Tacoma)
3. Email your resume and a writing sample (preferably poetry) to richard@pongoteenwriting.org .
4. In your resume or email message, please include all of your experience working with youth. Also, state your availability to volunteer on a Monday or Tuesday afternoon during the coming school year. If you are available both days, state your preference for working with Pongo inside juvenile detention or the psychiatric hospital. Finally, I'd like to hear why you're interested in Pongo and our mission. And I welcome your questions.
Cheers and Best Wishes!
Richard Gold
Pongo Teen Writing Project

May 3, 2011

This Thursday: Liner Notes 3 @ Electric Tea Garden


Liner Notes is a new Seattle reading series held once monthly at the Electric Tea Garden. Each month, a new album is selected; poets are randomly paired with one song on the album, inspiring new work.

This Thursday at 6:30: a tribute to A Tribe Called Quest and their album-Midnight Marauders, featuring:

Evan J. Peterson
Alex Oh
Amber Flame
Ela Barton
Daemond Arrindell
Laura Wachs
Naomi Washburn
Jeremy Springsteed
Gigi Frazier
Korvus Blackbird
Bruce V Bracken
Frank O'Brien
Cecily Schuler
Barton Jackson

Donations accepted but no cover required
21+ ID required

May 2, 2011

New Writing and Publishing Group being formed -- Chrysanthemum Writers Group

Koon Woon is asking those of you who are interested in writing in any genre to gather to support, give feedback, share, and learn from one another. We will be having an organization meeting at the Common Ground Coffee and Cupcake Shop in Renton, WA. on May 22, 2011 at 2pm. The coffee shop is located at 900 3rd Street in Renton. The phone number is (425) 235 - 1717.

Everyone is welcome. Common Ground coffee and cupcake shop as free Wi-Fi and generally a pleasant place to study or to write, to meet others for literary discussions, and to just have coffee and relax.

If you are interested please call Koon Woon at (206) 329 - 5566 or email clsseattle@aol.com. We will also discuss the business side of running a magazine, a small literary press, and other promotional ideas for one's writing or books. Let's meet and share our experiences and connections with writing and publishing. Also, poetry and other readings can be arranged at the cafe. http://commongroundcupcakes.com/default.aspx

Hope to see you there. Bring your ideas!

Mar 6, 2011

Boston Review Fourteenth Annual Poetry Contest


Deadline: June 1, 2011
Judge: Tomaž Šalamun
First Prize: $1,500

Complete guidelines:
The winning poet will receive $1,500 and have his or her work published in the November/December 2011 issue of Boston Review. Submit up to five unpublished poems, no more than 10 pages total. Any poet writing in English is eligible, unless he or she is a current student, former student, relative, or close personal friend of the judge. Mailed manuscripts must be submitted in duplicate, with a cover note listing the author's name, address, email and phone number. No cover note is necessary for online submission. Names should not be on the poems themselves. Simultaneous submissions are not permitted, submissions will not be returned, and submissions may not be modified after entry.
A non-refundable $20 entry fee, payable to Boston Review in the form of a check or money order or by credit card, must accompany all submissions. All submitters receive a complementary half-year subscription (3 issues) to Boston Review. Mailed submissions must be postmarked no later than June 1, 2011. The winner will be announced no later than November 1, 2011, on the Boston Review Web site. All poems submitted to the contest will be considered for publication in Boston Review. Please enter online using our contest entry manager: https://bostonreview.net/contest/submit/
This requires payment using a credit card or Paypal.

Or mail submissions to:
Poetry Contest, Boston Review
PO Box 425786
Cambridge, MA 02142

Bellday Poetry Prize

- Submit manuscript of 60-90 pages of original poetry in English. The manuscript must not have been published in book or chapbook, but may contain poems that have appeared in print or on the Internet.
- Manuscript must contain 2 title pages: Name and contact information should appear on first title page only. Name should not appear anywhere else in manuscript. Manuscript should be typed, single-spaced, paginated, and bound with spring clip.
- Include a table of contents page, but no acknowledgements.
- Enclose SASE for announcement of the winner.
- Manuscripts cannot be returned. Complete rules: belldaybooks.com
- Check or money order for $25 reading fee, payable to Bellday Books.
- Mail entries: Bellday Books, Inc., P.O. Box 3687, Pittsburgh, PA 15230.
- Bellday Books reserves the right not to select an award winner, in which case all fees will be refunded.
Contest mailing address:
Bellday Books, Inc.
P.O. Box 3687
Pittsburgh, PA 15230
Questions may be directed to <office(at)belldaybooks.com>.
Replace (at) with @ in sending e-mail.

Four Way Books: 2011 Levis Prize in Poetry

2011 Levis Prize in Poetry
Claudia Rankine, Judge
January 1 - March 31, 2011
electronic or mail submissions accepted
Publication of a book-length manuscript
$1000.00 honorarium
Featured reading in a New York City event sponsored by Four Way Books

Open to all poets regardless of publication history
For complete guidelines, please visit
Four Way Books
P.O. Box 535 Village Station
New York, New York 10014

Jan 28, 2011

Reading with Esther and Ann

7:00 pm. in Room 105
At the Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center (ORSCC) at 16600 NE 80th Street, Redmond, WA 98052

Jan 28, 2011

Jan 14, 2011

10 Poets. 10 New Chapbooks. 1 Night.

Friends, lovers, and poetry addicts,

Tomorrow night, Saturday the 15th, we present a showcase of ten poets, all celebrating the release of new chapbooks. For most of us, it's our first chapbook. For others, it may be the first time publishing a chapbook in which all the poems therein have appeared in print or online journals.

A suggested donation of $5 is asked to cover the cost of renting the space. All chapbooks will be on sale-- go home with a bundle of new, inexpensive literature.

The poets have previously read at such venues/events as Richard Hugo House's Cheap Wine and Poetry, Seattle PLOP!, Seattle Spit, and the Bent Mentor Showcase.

Line up:
Evan J. Peterson (Secular Exorcisms)
Sparkle (God's Chin)
Imani Sims
Cecily Schuler (Degeneration of a Playful Genius)
Cole Arden Peake (Brass Tacks)
Casey Tonnelly
Erin Kilpatrick
Jessica McPherson
Laurie Cox (Don't Be a Dogwalker)
Sarah Zurat

and hosted by Marita Isabel Deleon

Washington Hall, Lodge Room
153 14th Ave
Seattle, WA