Sep 26, 2012

CLASS - Writing Trauma: Narratives of Healing (October 8-November 12, Mondays 7-9)

This class from Corinne Manning looks amazing....


Writing Trauma: Narratives of Healing
Richard Hugo House
Mondays, 7-9pm
October 8-November 12

Maybe you went on a road trip and figured it all out, or had a psychic tell you to take care of your feet, or survived, or learned to use your loss in a new way. In this safe space we will use methods that explore the outlying regions of our memories. Through numerous exercises we will learn to stay present with a significantly difficult memory and allow it to transform from experience to narrative. We will also look at selections from narratives of healing: “Waking” by Matthew Sanford, “Heaven’s Coast” by Mark Doty and “What the Living Do” by Marie Howe. Through this process we can begin to gain power over the event and shape it into a structure that heals readers just as purely as it healed the writer.

Corinne Manning is from Neptune, New Jersey and currently resides in Seattle, Washington where she is the Managing Editor for Dark Coast Press. She was the 2010/2011 Writer-in-Residence at the Hub City Writer’s Project in Spartanburg, SC. Her fiction has appeared online in Drunken Boat and Qarrtsiluni and her nonfiction will appear in the Spring 2012 issue of Arts & Letters. She co-founded the Other Means Reading Series in Brooklyn, NY; a monthly literary event that highlighted a different non-profit each time. She received her MFA from UNC Wilmington where she was a Teaching Assistant in The Publishing Laboratory.

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Sep 14, 2012

Call for submissions: So to Speak

So to Speak: a feminist journal of language and art is now accepting submissions for its Spring 2013 issue. Submissions will be accepted through October 15 at

The contest judge for the Spring 2013 Poetry Contest will be Danielle Pafunda, and the judge for the Spring 2013 Nonfiction Contest will be Julie Marie Wade. Winners will receive prize money and publication, and finalists will also be published. The contest entry fee of $15 will include a free copy of the Spring 2013 issue for all entrants.

So to Speak, founded in 1993 by an editorial collective of women MFA candidates at George Mason University, has served as a space for feminist writing and art for nearly 20 years. So to Speak publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art that lives up to a high standard of language, form, and meaning. It looks for work that addresses issues of significance to women's lives and movements for women's equality and is especially interested in pieces that explore issues of race, class, and sexuality in relation to gender.

Sep 13, 2012

2012 Wabash Prize for Poetry: Sycamore Review

Sycamore Review is now accepting entries for the 2012 Wabash Prize for Poetry, judged by Nikky Finney and open to previously unpublished works of poetry. Each entry may contain up to three poems (no more than six pages total).

The author of the winning piece will be awarded $1,000 and publication in a 2013 issue of Sycamore Review. All entrants receive a year's subscription to Sycamore Review. Entry fee is $15 and $5 for each additional poem. Submissions are accepted via the submission manager. All entries considered for publication. Deadline: November 1.

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Poetry contest: Folio

Folio announces its 2013 Poetry Contest, which will be judged by poet and translator Martha Collins. Martha Collins is the author of five collections of poems, the most recent of which is White Papers (Pitt Poetry Series, 2012).

Postmark deadline: February 15, 2013
Reading fee: $15 (includes a one-year subscription)

The winner will receive $500 and publication in the Spring 2013 issue of Folio. Martha Collins will also select a first runner-up and an honorable mention, who will each receive $150. All cover sheets must include name, address, phone number, email address, and titles of poems. Entrant's name should appear ONLY on the cover sheet. Submit up to four poems of any style or length. Multiple entries are acceptible, as long as a separate reading fee is included with each entry. Folio will not consider work from anyone currently or recently affiliated with American University.

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Poet's residency: The Frost Place

The Dartmouth 2013 Poet in Residence at The Frost Place

Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 Dartmouth Poet in Residence at The Frost Place in Franconia, NH. This is a six to eight week residency in poet Robert Frost's former farmhouse, which sits on a quiet rural road with spectacular views of the White Mountains.

The residency begins July 1 and ends August 31, 2013, and includes a $1,000 award from The Frost Place and $1,000 from Dartmouth College. The poet will have several opportunities to give readings across the region, including at Dartmouth College, for which the poet will receive a $1,000 honorarium.

The house, built in 1859 and owned by the Frost family from 1915 to 1920, is spartan, but comfortable. The Frost Place Museum is open to the public during afternoon hours, and a portion of the house is closed off for the resident poet.

Previous recipients of this residency, which began in 1977, include Katha Pollitt, Robert Haas, William Matthews, Cleopatra Mathis, Mark Halliday, Mary Ruefle, Mark Cox, and Laura Kasischke. Many of these poets have returned to The Frost Place to participate in the conferences held each summer. The aim of the residency program has been to select a poet who is at an artistic and personal crossroads, as Frost was when he bought the place in 1915.

The primary criteria is that applicants must have published at least one book of poems. The complete guidelines and application form can be found on our website at Poets may apply directly or be nominated by someone else. There is a $25 fee for applications. The deadline for submission is midnight, December 31, 2012.

American Literary Review Contests

Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in the Spring 2013 issue of American Literary Review will be given for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Jim Harms will be judging poetry, Hannah Tinti will be judging fiction, and Abigail Thomas will be judging nonfiction.

You can enter online (
or by regular mail by sending your entry along with a check for $15 to:

American Literary Review <Genre> Contest
P.O. Box 311307
University of North Texas
Denton, TX 76203-1307

For complete contest guidelines, visit