Jun 30, 2012

Trio House Press Open Reading Period, July 1-July 31

Trio House Press is open for submissions of full-length poetry poetry manuscripts (48-70 pages) during its open reading period, July 1-July 31. Poets whose manuscripts are selected must serve as Collective Members of Trio House Press for 24 months.

All submissions are through Submittable (link will go live on July 1).

Include a detailed cover letter, approximately two pages, with bio, publication history, and marketing plan at the beginning of the file in front of your manuscript. Open reading fee is $20.

Jun 20, 2012

Tennessee Williams Poetry Contest - $1,000 and a reading in New Orleans

Send two to four unpublished poems on any theme with a combined length of up to 400 lines.

Prize: $1,000, public reading, VIP Festival pass ($500 value) at the 27th annual New Orleans Literary Festival (March 20-24, 2013), and publication.

 Judge: Ava Leavell Hayman
 Deadline: August 15, 2012
 Entry fee: $20

 For more information, visit the contest website.

Red Sky Redux at the Hopvine Pub - June 24 at 7:30pm

Presented by Les Morely and Raven Chronicles, Red Sky Redux will feature Marion Kimes, Willie Smith, Martha Linehan, and Doug Nufer, as well as music by Wally Shoup.

Sunday, June 24, 7:30pm
The Hopvine Pub
507 15th Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98102

Red Sky Poetry Theater was the longest continuously running poetry open mic on the West Coast (1980-2005).

NaNoWriMo! Now What? - Richard Hugo House course taught by Corinne Manning

I highly recommend this summer course at Richard Hugo House, taught by the lovely Corinne Manning, an editor at Dark Coast Press and one of the members of our poets gathering.

NaNoWriMo! Now What?

For a month you wrote like a maniac, accumulated words and got that story out. This class will dive into the next step: turning that tangle of notes and ideas into a manuscript. Collectively students will work on the following: take stock of the information they have written and zero in on the actual story they want to tell. We’ll do this through a series of assignments, which will include synopsis writing, the one sentence pitch, time lines and other techniques to help a big project remain coherent in the author’s mind. Writing a book is like building a house from the ground up, and then decorating every room. By the end of this class students will juggle literary masonry and interior decorating like champs.

Corinne Manning is the managing editor of Dark Coast Press. Last year she was the recipient of a year-long writer-in-residence fellowship from the Hub City Writer’s Project. She received her MFA from UNC Wilmington where she was awarded the Stanley Colbert Chapbook Award. Her fiction and nonfiction has appeared in Drunken Boat, Arts and Letters, Hoarse and Qarrtsiluni. She is at work on a novel.

For registration information, visit the Hugo House website.

Jun 19, 2012

The Breadline Performance Series: poetry from Gregory Laynor and Robert Lashley, music from Single Malt

Gregory Laynor
Robert Lashley
Single Malt

7pm, June 20, Vermillion


Residencies: Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City, Nebraska offers two- to eight-week residencies year-round for writers, visual artists, and music composers. Housing, studio space, and a stipend of $100 per week are provided.

The Center awards approximately 60 residencies per year, with two annual deadlines: March 1 for July through December residencies and September 1 for January through June residencies. Application fee: $35.

The next deadline for applications is September 1, 2012.

2012 Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award from Red Hen Press - $3,000

Deadline: August 31, 2012

Established in 1998, in honor of the poet Benjamin Saltman (1927-1999), this award is for a previously unpublished original collection of poetry. Awarded collection is selected through an annual competition  open to all poets. This year's final judge will be Katharine Coles.

Award is $3000 and publication of the awarded collection by Red Hen Press. Entry fee is $25.00. Name on cover sheet only, 48 page minimum. Send SASE for notification. Entries must be postmarked by August 31.

The award is open to all writers with the following exceptions:
  • Authors who have had a full-length work published by Red Hen Press, or a full length work currently under consideration by Red Hen Press
  • Employees, interns, or contractors of Red Hen Press
  • Relatives of employees or members of the executive board of directors
  • Relatives or individuals having a personal or professional relationship with any of the final judges where they have taken any part whatsoever in shaping the manuscript, or where, for whatever reason, selecting a particular manuscript might have the appearance of impropriety.
To be certain that every manuscript finalist receives the fairest evaluation, all manuscripts shall be submitted to the judges without any identifying material.  Bios, acknowledgments, and other identifying material shall be removed from judged manuscripts until the conclusion of the competition.

Red Hen Press shall not use students or interns as readers at any stage of its competitions.

Red Hen Press is committed to maintaining the utmost integrity of its awards. Judges shall recuse themselves from considering any manuscript where they recognize the work. In the event of recusal, a manuscript score previously assigned by the managing editor of the press will be substituted.

Submit materials to:
Attn: Benjamin Saltman Award
Red Hen Press
P.O. Box 40820
Pasadena, CA 91114
Red Hen Press will only accept submissions that have been mailed to the above address; please no email attachments or faxes.

Jun 14, 2012

Stand Up & Read - Friday, June 15, 7:30 at Western Bridge

Like a Loser
Friday, June 15, 7:30pm

Please join us this Friday evening for the fifth program in our spring project series, presented by Robert Mittenthal of Seattle, WA. And feel free to pass on this invitation.

Literary Event Grants from Poets & Writers

Poets & Writers's Readings/Workshops program is accepting applications for literary events taking place in its new fiscal year, which begins July 1. The Readings/Workshops program provides small matching grants ($50-$500) to pay the honoraria of writers who give readings or teach writing workshops at all types of community venues in California, Houston, Seattle, and Tucson.

Guidelines and an application are available atwww.pw.org/funding. Organizations must apply on a writer's behalf, but writers may initiate the application process. Applications must be received at least eight weeks in advance of the event date.

Poets & Writers is especially interested in supporting workshops with teens, seniors, and other underserved populations, and events taking place in rural areas of California. Contact Assistant Director Jamie FitzGerald with questions at 310-481-7195.

Jun 12, 2012

Marie Alexander Poetry Series: White Pine Press

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Marie Alexander Poetry Series, an imprint of White Pine Press, is given annually for a collection of prose poems or flash fiction by a U.S. writer. Submit a manuscript, which can include only a small percentage of lineated pieces, of at least 48 pages during the month of July. Marie Alexander Poetry Series, Prose Poetry & Flash Fiction Reading, Attention: Nickole Brown, English Department, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 South University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72204. For questions, email:<editor(at)mariealexanderseries.com> (replace (at) with @)

Jun 11, 2012

Most Wanted - 48 more hours

GOOD NEWS: I was able to add two more days...If you have a Kindle, you can download Most Wanted: A Gamble in Verse Thursday and Friday of this week (through midnight Friday, Pacific time). To get a free copy, beginning 12am Thursday (midnight tonight), go here.

Sold over 2,000 copies in print....now the deck's only available digitally.

Dozens of rare book libraries bought most wanted, including those at Yale University, University of Alabama, SUNY Binghamton, University of Colorado at Boulder, Brown University, University of Miami, University of Pennsylvania, Colorado College, Carleton College, Stanford University, Mills College, The University of Iowa, University College London, UC San Diego, Maryland Institute College of Art, New York Public Library, and many others.

Reviews, comments, and interviews related to Most Wanted:

  • Jeff Encke. “Spinal Liberation: A Manifesto for Chance Operation” (response to Nathan Moore for his Just One Thing feature). Read Write Poem. January 19, 2010. 
  • Sarah Vap. “Jeff Encke Potty Trained My Son While I Wrote This, and Other Miracles of the Gamble in Verse.” Hayden’s Ferry Review Blog. October 5, 2009. 
  • Alexis Vergalla. “I was taught to read in a linear fashion” (review). Web Del Sol Review of Books. Issue 6. 2009. 
  • Jeremy Voigt. “Most Wanted: A Gamble in Verse” (review). Arbutus: Reviews & Criticism
  • Pirooz Kalayeh. “In Dialogue: Encke and Kalayeh” (interview). BABEL Webzine. January 2007.

2012 Fall for the Book Chapbook Contest: Gazing Grain Press

On June 15, Gazing Grain Press will open submissions for its inaugural Fall for the Book chapbook contest, which promotes socially-conscious poetry to and by writers of all genders and sexualities.

Award includes chapbook publication, contributor copies, and an invitation to read at a celebratory event at the Fall for the Book literary festival (including continental U.S. travel and accommodation).

Final Judge: Brian Teare

A former National Endowment for the Arts fellow, Brian Teare is the recipient of poetry fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the American Antiquarian Society, and the Headlands Center for the Arts. He is the author of The Room Where I Was Born, Sight Map, the Lambda-award winning Pleasure, and Companion Grasses, forthcoming from Omnidawn in 2013.Hischapbooks include Pilgrim, Transcendental Grammar Crown, and ]up arrow[ , as well as the forthcoming volumes Paradise Was Typeset, Helplessness and Black Sun Crown. An Assistant Professor at Temple University, he lives in Philadelphia, where he makes books by hand for his micropress, Albion Books.

Reading Period: June 15th-August 1st

Manuscript should be original poetry, not previously published in chapbook or book form, 15-25 pages. Simultaneous submissions are welcome as long as the manuscript is withdrawn immediately upon its acceptance elsewhere. The entry fee is $20.

Submit online via Submittable.

Visit our full guidelines page here.

Jun 10, 2012

Open reading period: Tupelo Press

Open submissions for book-length poetry collections (48-90 pages) and chapbook-length poetry collections (30-47 pages). Submissions are accepted from anyone writing in English (whether in the United States or abroad). Include a cover page with manuscript title, your name, address, phone, email, as well as $28 reading fee by check or PayPal. Include SASP for acknowledgment of receipt, SASE for results notification. Manuscripts will not be returned.

You may include an acknowledgments page, listing previously published poems. Mail to: Open Submissions, Tupelo Press, PO Box 1767, North Adams MA 01247; or upload your submission online.

Full guidelines.

Call for submissions: Educe Journal

present active infinitive of ēdūcō
  1. "to lead forth"
  2. "to raise up; to erect"
  3. _________

    Looking for literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art submissions from queer folk across the globe. This is a quarterly journal distributed as an e-pub and in print. Submit up to three (3) poems, one (1) story, or one (1) piece of creative nonfiction (prose – 8,000 words max).

Check them out at http://www.educejournal.com/. Send submissions, including name, address, phone, email, and bio, to educejournal@gmail.com.

Jun 9, 2012

Open reading period: Four Way Books

An excellent press based in New York that publishes, among others, fellow Wesleyan alum and remarkable poet Kevin Prufer.

The June Open Reading Period - a call for book-length poetry collections, short story collections, and novellas.

Submissions accepted June 1 - 30.

This is not a contest. Work is selected by the Four Way Books editorial staff and selections are made over a period of several months. All submitters will be notified by the end of October.

$28.00 reading fee.

Submit online (preferred) or by mail.

Jun 7, 2012

Social media & art fellowships at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA)

The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts offers two new fellowships for social media artists who have never been in residence at VCCA previously. Fully funded residencies of 6 weeks (to take place between October 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013) plus a $2,000 stipend offered to artists who are using social media platofrms such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube to seamlessly integrate these platforms into the work of art itself.

Application deadline: June 15.

Poetry contest: 2012 Rattle Poetry Prize

Guidelines for the 2012 Rattle Poetry Prize:

  1. Entry fee of $18.00 includes a one-year subscription to Rattle (or a one-year extension for subscribers). 
  2. One $5,000 Winner and ten $100 Finalists will be selected in a blind review by the editors of Rattle and printed in the Winter 2012 issue; one $1,000 Readers' Choice Award will then be chosen from among the finalists by subscriber and entrant vote.To ensure a fair competition, votes will only be recorded from those with active subscriptions prior to the announcements of the finalists on September 15.
  3. Open to writers, worldwide; poems must be written in English (no translations).Rattle's winter issue must be a potential first publication for all works submitted. No previously published works, or works accepted for publication elsewhere. No simultaneous submissions, except to magazines or presses open to publishing reprints after January 1st, 2013. Once submitted, entries cannot be withdrawn or edited until the finalists are announced.
  4. The first page of your packet or file must be a cover sheet: Type or print clearly your name, address, email address, phone number, and the titles of the poems onto the first page. Include the poems themselves (with titles) on subsequent pages, with each poem beginning a new page. No identifying personal information should appear on any pages with poems.
  5. Send up to four poems per entry. There is no line-limit. Poems may be any length, any style, or any subject. Multiple entries by a single poet are accepted, however each group of four poems must be treated as a separate entry, each with its own cover sheet and an additional $18 fee. Each additional entry will add an extra year to your subscription.
  6. Manuscripts will not be returned; include a SASE or email address if you'd like to be notified of the results. Winners will be announced no later than September 15th, 2012, and the Readers' Choice Award Winner will be announced February 15th, 2013. Additional entries may also be offered publication.
  7. Entries may be submitted by email or hardcopy within the United States. International entries must be submitted by email.

If submitting by mail, include a check or money order for $18, payable to Rattle, and send entries to:

Poetry Prize
12411 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604

Postmark deadline: August 1st, 2012

For online submission guidelines, visit http://www.rattle.com/poetry/prize/guidelines/

Muzzle Magazine seeking reviewers and a web editor

Muzzle Magazine aims to bring together the voices of poets from a diverse array of backgrounds, paying special homage to those from communities that are historically underrepresented in literary magazines. We have the distinct honor of being the only online literary magazine named as one of the best new magazines of 2010 by Library Journal in "LJ Best New Magazines of 2010: Ten new periodicals rise to the top." We take submissions year round for poetry, art, interviews, poetry book reviews and poetry performance reviews.
Book Reviewer
We are looking for 1-3 book reviewers to review recent and pre-release titles from both major and small presses. Reviewers may choose their own books to review or may request suggestions (and often review copies) from Muzzle. This, like all positions at Muzzle, is a volunteer position.

  • Must love poetry
  • Must be skilled at writing thoughtful reviews of poetry
  • Must be well-read in both contemporary and canonical works of poetry
  • Must be self-motivated and not require micromanaging to complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Strong history of poetry publications preferred
  • MFA and/or PhD in creative writing preferred (current candidates are also highly encouraged to apply)
Application Materials:
  • 8-15 pages of poetry (can be published or unpublished)
  • List of publications
  • A brief cover letter explaining why you're interested in this position and detailing any past experiences you've had with writing poetry reviews
  • Samples of 1-3 past reviews, if available
Send all application materials as attachments (either PDF of DOC files) to <muzzlemagazine(at)gmail.com> (replace (at) with @). Put "Book Editor Position" in the subject line of your email.


Web Editor
We are looking for a web editor to add content to new issues (poetry, art, reviews, etc) and keep the website up-to-date. Generally speaking, two weeks before the issue is scheduled to come out, the web editor would receive content to add to the website, which ends up being about 10-15 hours of work once every 3 months. If a candidate is talented and ambitious and would like to revamp the web design, that is welcome (but not necessary). This, like all positions at Muzzle, is a volunteer position.


  • Must have done web editing in some capacity before. We use Weebly for our website. It's pretty easy. If you've used Weebly before, that'd be great, but it's not 100% necessary.
  • Must have hawk-like attention to formatting details
  • Must be self-motivated and not require micromanaging to complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Some HTML knowledge preferred
  • Poetry and art enthusiasts preferred
  • Application Materials:

    • A brief cover letter explaining why you're interested in this position and detailing any past experiences you've had editing and/or designing websites
    • Links to websites you've worked on in the past

    Send all application materials to <muzzlemagazine(at)gmail.com> (replace (at) with @)

     muzzlemagazine@gmail.com. Put "Web Editor Position" in the subject line of your email.


    Jun 6, 2012

    Particles on the Wall - an interdisciplinary exhibition seeking poems, essays, and visual art

    Particles on the Wall (POTW), an interdisciplinary group exhibit exploring Hanford history, the nuclear age, and the Columbia River, is seeking submissions of visual and literary art, science and memorabilia. POTW combines visual art, scientific information, poetry, history, and artifacts to examine nuclear issues and the social impact of the Hanford Nuclear Site. Artists with connections to Hanford, the Tri-Cities, and the Columbia River will be given preference.

    Particles on the Wall will be exhibited at Central Washington’s Museum of Culture and Environment from September 26 to mid-December, with the public opening October 4.

    POTW is a collaboration between its curators and founders, Dianne Dickeman, Nancy Dickeman and Steven Gilbert, and Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility, and the Institute of Neurotoxicology and Neurological Disorders. Current pieces and past exhibit photos can be viewed online at the exhibit’s website: particlesonthewall.org. In addition, a book titled Particles on the Wall documents many of the pieces in the exhibit and is available as a free e-book.

    Media: Poems, essays, and visual art of all media are sought that reflect on nuclear issues, with a special emphasis on Washington State connections. Poems should not exceed one 8 ½ x 11 page. Essays should not exceed two 8 ½ x 11 pages. Visual art submissions cannot exceed 48’’ on any side. Accepted visual art pieces should be ready to install. Visual art should be submitted via email with digital images at 300 dpi. Artists of all levels of experience and personal/professional backgrounds are invited to apply.

    Deadlines and dates: Deadline for submissions is July 15. Artists will be notified in mid-August.

    Accepted Materials will need to be received by Sept 4. Artists will be invited to sign release statements to reproduce images of the pieces for Particles on the Wall web site and book.

    Submissions should be sent to Daniel Noonan at potwsubmissions@gmail.com

    Mustarinda Residency in Hyrynsalmi, Finland (Artists, Writers, Researchers)

    Located in Hyrynsalmi (Kainuu province, Finland), Mustarinda-residency offers rooms for artists, writers and researchers of varying fields. Available for rent are three artist studios and additionally three rooms suitable for researchers/writers.

    Mustarinda is situated on the second highest summit in Kainuu, adjacent to the north-east edge of the Paljakka nature reserve. The surrounding view is of valuable, and in some places, completely untouched old-growth forests. Paljakka and Mustarinda are also some of Finland’s snowiest areas. Mustarinda is the only inhabited house on the summit.

    Residency periods range from two weeks up to two months. The applicant may apply for a specific space depending on their needs and working methods. Depending on the timing, families can be accommodated by the larger bedrooms or two separate rooms.

    The Mustarinda residency application is informal. It should include a preliminary work plan (max. 2 pages) and in the case of artists 3-5 images (jpg), working period dates and working space. Outside this deadline availabilities may be requested by email.

    Applications may be sent to the e-mail address: info@mustarinda.fi

    Reading: Scott Jurek - Author, Ultrarunning God - June 12 at Fleet Feet

    Fleet Feet Sports on Capitol Hill, the running shop where I met sweet Cassie, is copresenting, with Elliott Bay and Brooks Sports, an evening with Scott Jurek, the ultramarathoning legend featured in Born to Run--and a nice guy, who bequeathed to Cassie a coffee table, which now sits in our livingroom and upon which Cassie does her homework.

    Scott will be leading a four-mile run at 6pm and then discuss and sign his new book, Eat & Run, at Elliott Bay at 7pm.

    There will be a raffle, too:

    Arrive at Fleet Feet by 5:45 pm to be entered to win our Eat & Run giveaway, including a copy of Eat & Run and a pair of Brooks Running shoes. A second Eat & Run giveaway will be given out during the book signing at Elliott Bay.
    More info.

    Jun 5, 2012

    Southern Sin Essay Contest - $5,000 prize

    Deadline: July 31, 2012 Creative Nonfiction and the Oxford Creative Nonfiction Writers Conference & Workshop are looking for essays that capture the South in all its steamy sinfulness -- whether you're skipping church to watch football, coveting your neighbor's Real Housewife of Atlanta, or just drinking an unholy amount of sweet tea. Confess your own wrongdoings, gossip about your neighbor's depravity, or tell us about your personal connection to a famous Southerner headed down the broad road to Hell. Whether the sin you discuss is deadly or just something that would make your mama blush we want to hear about it in an essay that is at least partially narrative--employing scenes, descriptions, etc.

    Your essay can channel William Faulkner or Flannery O'Connor, Alice Walker or Rick Bragg; it can be serious, humorous, or somewhere in between, but all essays must tell true stories, and must incorporate both sin and the South in some way.
    Usually the wages of sin is death, but this time we're making an exception. The selected essays will be published in Creative Nonfiction #47, and CNF and Oxford will be awarding $5,000 for Best Essay.

    There is a $20 reading fee (or send a reading fee of $25 to include a 4-issue CNF subscription--U.S. submitters only); multiple entries are welcome ($20/essay) as are entries from outside the U.S. (though due to shipping costs, the subscription deal is not valid).

    Essays must be unpublished, 4,000 words maximum, postmarked by July 31, 2012, and clearly marked "Southern Sin" on both the essay and the outside of the envelope. Please send manuscript, accompanied by a cover letter with complete contact information including the title of the essay, word count, SASE and payment to:

    Creative Nonfiction
    Attn: Southern Sin
    5501 Walnut Street, Suite 202
    Pittsburgh, PA 15232

     To submit online: http://creativenonfiction.submishmash.com/submit/12310/account

    Contest: Cincinnati Review Robert and Adele Schiff Prose and Poetry Prizes

    The Cincinnati Review invites submissions for the fourth annual Robert and Adele Schiff Prose and Poetry Prizes. One winning poem and one prose piece (fiction or creative nonfiction) will be chosen for publication in our 2013 prize issue, and winning authors will receive $1,000 each. All entries will be considered for publication in The Cincinnati Review.

    Writers may submit up to 8 pages of poetry or 40 pages of prose, per entry. Previously published manuscripts, including works that have appeared online (in any form) will not be considered. There are no restrictions as to form, style, or content; all entries will be considered for publication. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable under the condition that you notify us if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere.

    Entry fee is $25, which includes a one-year subscription to The Cincinnati Review. All entries will receive equal consideration. Checks should be made payable to University of Cincinnati.

    Submissions will be accepted by mail in June and July (postmarked). We will be accepting online entries as well, but we are still working on configuring our submission manager to enable payment for contest fees. Visit www.cincinnatireview.com/submissions for updates on that effort.

    Entries must include a cover letter with the writer's name, mailing address, telephone number, email, and the title(s) of the work(s) submitted. Please do not include the writer's contact info on the rest of the manuscript, as submissions will be judged blindly.

    Mailed entries:
    Schiff [Poetry or Prose] Prize
    The Cincinnati Review
    P.O. Box 210069
    Cincinnati, OH 45221-0069

    Winners will be notified October 1, and an announcement will appear on our website and in the Winter 2013 issue.

    Jun 2, 2012

    ODYSSEYS - residencies in San Ramón, Costa Rica

    ODYSSEYS Costa Rica is a one-of-a-kind, community based Artists' Colony. Because the time you dedicate to your art is precious, we offer unique home stay accommoda- tions with local host families, all meals included. Our artist-in-residence program is open to writers and artists in all disciplines, whether emerging or established, from anywhere in the world.

    Aside from the combination of urban conveniences within a tropical cloud forest setting, probably the most unique aspect of our Residency Program is our accommodations, in the form of a Home Stay with a local host family, which includes all three meals, every day. Also provided: a private room and shared bath (occasionally a private bath can be arranged) and common living space (living room/dining room/outdoor areas) which may be shared with the family or may be separate for the artists; weekly house cleaning and change of bed & bath linens; and weekly laundry services or use of on-site facilities, depending on the family and artist's preferences.

    Two events, usually one meal and one local outing are hosted by ODYSSEYS each week. This is an opportunity for all artists in residence to share a meal with each other and with the Program Director. As part of hosted meals, artists have the opportunity (always optional) to share work: open studios, presentations and readings, etc... When possible these opportunities will also be provided publicly at least once during an artist's residency, often at the end, at appropriate local venues such as the Figueres Museum and Cultural Center. Optional outings to explore galleries, museums, theatres and other aspects of local culture, as well as beaches, volcanoes, volcanic hot springs, virgin rain forest and many other natural wonders, are scheduled as available.

    Applications, accepted year-round and up to two years in advance, are reviewed through a committee-selection process.

    More information here.

    Judith Goldman and Joe Milutis reading at the Hedreen Gallery - June 9, 9-11pm

    This reading from Gregory Laynor and crew looks promising....Judith Goldman (another fellow alum of the Columbia PhD program) and Joe Milutis. Check it out. June 9 at the Hedreen Gallery, from 9 to 11 in the evening.

    Judith Goldman is the author of Vocoder (Roof 2001), DeathStar/rico-chet (O Books 2006), and l.b.; or, catenaries (Krupskaya 2011). She co-edited the annual journal War and Peace with Leslie Scalapino from 2005-2009. She joins the faculty of the Poetics Program at SUNY ...Buffalo this fall.  

    Joe Milutis is a writer and media artist on the faculty of the MFA program at UW Bothell. He is the author of Ether: The Nothing That Connects Everything and Failure: A Writer's Life (forthcoming), as well as a wide range of paratexts and hybrid forms, including sound-poem-translation-politico-porno-novel-manifesto-grotesques and glitch-media-experimental-narrative-collaborative writing-"novellina spamflicitata"-installations. He will be reading his translation of the Hanuman Chalisa, entitled Monkey pOm!

    Call for anthology contributors - Imagination & Place: Cartography

    The Imagination & Place Press seeks poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and essays for a fifth book in a series of anthologies, to be titled Imagination & Place: Cartography.

    We are interested in maps and mapmakers of all kinds. Interpreting imaginatively, your submission should focus on a particular bioregion (e.g., desert, wetlands, mountain, plains, grassland, etc.) that you clearly identify and discuss in your piece.

    Please send a cover letter with contact information (name, address, phone number, email), 50-word biography, and a maximum of five poems, a story, or non-fiction piece of 7,000 words or less by hard copy to the following address:

    Imagination & Place Press
    P.O. Box 53
    Lawrence, KS 66044

    The submission deadline is August 31, 2012.

    We accept simultaneous submissions. Please inform us if your work has been accepted elsewhere.

    Call for submissions: Plume

    Daniel Lawless, who teaches at St. Petersburg College in Florida, has made a splash with his now more or less new online journal Plume, which purports to publish the "very best of contemporary poetry," at a frequency of 12 poems/poets per issue, one issue per month. He has backed up that claim with a litany of household names (in the poetry world): Meena Alexander, Stephen Dobyns, Brian Henry, Fanny Howe, Richard Kenney, Carl Phillips, D.A. Powell, and Alberto Rios all apear in the latest issue.

    Lawless also has a charming way of writing about the project that probably reflects his Francophone influences (Breton? Tzara?). I like the guy, and I like his journal.

    Here's an excerpt of the submission guidelines from the Plume website, to give a sense of the style:

    The title of our review suggests several elements that in one way or another find kinship in our little adventure: Aside from the fact of its French definition — and not forgetting l’homme de plume – these include
    • in English, the feather with which one adorns oneself or bestows on another, whose topmost barbicels when trailed across a bare forearm or unguarded nape make its owner’s skin crawl and leap with delight;
    • the name of Henri Michaux’s ephemeral and paradoxical prose poem figure;
    • and the glancing blow of surrealism in Breton’s famous reaction upon finding himself in the presence of beauty: “a plume of wind at the temples.”
    In brief, Plume is a magazine dedicated to publishing the very best of contemporary poetry. To that end, we will be highly selective, offering twelve poems per monthly issue. A provisional indication of our tastes – “what we are looking for” — may be inferred from the quoted passages (which will change often): a sense of the uncanny, foremost, and of the fineness of language, the huge absences to which it points and partakes of, and the urgency and permanence of its state of departure — the coattails forever –just now—disappearing around the corner. But also a certain reserve, or humility, even when addressing the most humorous or trying circumstances. Whether this demands twenty words or two hundred is up to you. All work will be presented in English, although we very much encourage international contributions, and bilingual editions are on the agenda.

    For the full guidelines, go here.

    Call for submissions: Quiddity

    Quiddity is currently considering poetry and prose submissions for its spring /summer 2013 issue. Contributors are invited to read their work for consideration on a public-radio program produced by Illinois Public Radio’s hub station, NPR member/PRI affiliate WUIS. Quiddity's print and audio    journal and radio program are curated by Benedictine University.
    Quiddity seeks exceptional prose and poetry from emerging and established writers around the world. For guidelines, visit www1.ben.edu/springfield/quiddity/guidelines.html.

    Online/postmark deadline: September 10, 2012

    Jun 1, 2012

    2012 Burnside Review Chapbook Contest

    2012 Burnside Review Poetry Chapbook Contest runs March 15–June 30th.

    Judge: Emily Kendal Frey

    The winner will receive $200 and 25 copies. Submit up to 18-24 pages of poetry either electronically or by mail. For complete details, visit the Burnside Review website or send an SASE to Burnside Review, P.O. Box 1782, Portland, OR 97207.