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Monday, March 08, 2010

Nashville Review seeking submissions

(This news courtesy of Rhonda White)

Vanderbilt University's new national literary magazine, Nashville Review, is currently accepting submissions of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and comics. Contributors are offered up to $100. Work in Issue One will be featured alongside interviews with Maira Kalman and Salvador Plascencia.

For submission guidelines, please visit


Friday, March 05, 2010

2010 Passager Poetry Contest For Writers Over 50

2010 Passager Poetry Contest for Writers Over 50

Submit work: September 1, 2009 - April 1, 2010
Results announced for 2010 contest (projected date): July, 2010

Winner receives $300 and publication.
Honorable mentions will also be published.

Reading fee: $20, check or money order payable to Passager
Reading fee includes a one-year, two-issue subscription to Passager.
Submit 3-5 poems, 50 lines max. per poem
Introduce yourself with a cover letter and brief bio.
Include name and address on every page.
Include a Self-Addressed, Stamped Envelope (SASE) for notification of winners.
Poems will not be returned.
No previously published work.
Simultaneous submissions to other journals are okay, but please notify us if the work is accepted elsewhere.
No email submissions, please!

If you need more information, send us an email: (replace (at) with @), or call: 410.837.6047.

Send all submissions to:
1420 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-5779


Thursday, March 04, 2010

ragazine seeks submissions

(This news courtesy of Rhonda White)

The fiction editor (Metta Sama) at ragazine invites you to submit short stories to ragazine for their upcoming issues. The current reading period is March 1 - April 30, 2010, for work that will appear in the July/August or later issue.

Please read the Fiction Submission Guidelines prior to submitting work:

ragazine is an on-line journal of arts, information, and entertainment.


Wednesday, March 03, 2010

The 2010 Del Sol Press Poetry Prize

The 2010 Del Sol Press Poetry Prize

Deadline for the 2010 contest is: March 15, 2010.

We invite contest submissions from both emerging and established poets, published or unpublished. In keeping with the philosophy of Web del Sol, we are only interested in the very best poetry, regardless of source or type. Finalist manuscripts will also be considered for publication Winner Receives a $1,200 Honorarium, paid in Summer 2010; book publication by Del Sol Press in fall 2010, in The Annual Del Sol Press Poetry Series; and 20 copies of the winning book. Eligibility

Poets who are at least 18 years of age and who live inside or outside the United States.
Translations are eligible. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable (as long as you let us know immediately if the manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere).

Individual poems from the manuscript may have been published previously in magazines, journals, anthologies, chapbooks, or self-published books, but must be submitted in manuscript form. Published books in poetry or other genres do not disqualify contestants from entering this contest.

Employees, volunteers, and board members of Web del Sol, their partners, spouses, and immediate families, and immediate family, friends, and former students of the judge are not eligible.

Competition Guidelines

Deadline (postmark): March 15, 2010.
50 to 100 typed manuscript pages, each poem starts on a new page.
$18.00 contest fee; Please make checks out to Web Del Sol.

Include two cover pages: one with your contact information (phone, email, address), and one with the title of your collection (minus your name). Your name should not appear on the manuscript itself.

Type or word-process on standard white paper, on one side of the page only.
Paginate consecutively with a table of contents.
Bind with a binder clip (no paperclips, please).

Attach publications acknowledgments if any.

Include a stamped, self-addressed postcard for notification of receipt of manuscript.
Please keep a copy of your entry. Manuscripts not selected for publication will be recycled.
Multiple submissions are acceptable; include an additional reading fee of $5.00 with each.

Postmark no later than March 15, 2010 and include $18.00 contest fee to:

Del Sol Press Poetry Contest
Web del Sol Association
P.O. Box 1550
Tuscaloosa, AL 35403
ATTN: Katie Shinkle/Contest Coordinator

Queries to Katie Jean Shinkle, Contest Coordinator. Email: katie "at" webdelsol.com (replace "at" with @).


James Dickey Review seeking submissions

(This news courtesy Rhonda White)

The James Dickey Review, formerly the James Dickey Newsletter, invites submissions of poetry, nonfiction (including Dickey reminiscences and anecdotes), scholarly articles, and book reviews. Though attempting to maintain an artistic and intellectual connection to the work of James Dickey, the magazine accepts all manner of poetry, nonfiction, scholarly articles, and book reviews.

The JDR is published twice yearly, is assigned International Standard Series Number (ISSN) 0749-0291, is indexed in The Modern Language Association International Bibliography and The Humanities Index, and is cataloged in the Library of Congress.

Submit your work in an email (both in-text and as Word or RTF attachment) to:
JamesDickeyReview(at)lynchburg.edu (replace (at) with @)

Scholarly articles should follow MLA format.

Creative nonfiction (5,000 words or less)
Scholarly articles (5,000 words or less)
Poems (send no more than 5 at a time)
Book Reviews (500 words or less)

Payment for accepted work is a copy of the issue.

For additional information, please visit jamesdickey.org


Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Upcoming Colleen Anderson Workshops

Writer Colleen Anderson will be conducting some writing workshops in the near future.

April 18-23: Cedar Mountain Writing Workshop. This workshop, which will be held in a private cabin near Brevard, NC, is limited to a few participants, but there's room for at least one more person. With five days of workshopping, time to explore the area (near Asheville, NC), and breakfasts/lunchesincluded, it's a remarkably affordable $350. Rental cabins are
available, and there may be a bedroom left in a cabin that's being rented by several already-registered participants. You can download more info and a registration form at my website: www.motherwitdesign.com/workshops.html/

May 16-21: Sensory and Specific: A Creative Writing Course. A week- long Exploritas program at Cedar Lakes Conference Center near Ripley, WV.

Find out more about this workshop by visiting www.exploritas.org and search for "Sensory and Specific," or call 1-800-454-5768 to register.


Village Pariah Seeks Submissions

(This news courtesy of Rhonda White)

The Village Pariah, a bi-annual literary journal sponsored by the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum, is accepting submissions for its inaugural issue. They are interested in publishing poetry, short fiction, and creative non-fiction inspired by the writings and life of Mark Twain, his hometown of Hannibal, Missouri, the Mississippi River, the Midwest, and small town or rural life in America. Each issue will also include an introductory essay by an established author, poet, artist, songwriter, etc who speaks of Twain's influence on his or her art or life.

Electronic submissions only.

Entries should be emailed as an attachment to thevillagepariah( at)yahoo. com (replace "(at)" with @)

Please include name, contact information, and a short bio along with your submission. Our reading period is now open and entries will be accepted until March 15, 2010.

Visit their website (http://www.marktwainmuseum.org/) for more information


Monday, March 01, 2010

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society seeking poetry submissions

(This news courtesy of WVW's Ed Zahniser)

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is asking local poets to submit poems that will be displayed as part of its annual Wildflower Festival, which will be held this year on Saturday, April 17.

The festival is held at the Society's Yankauer Nature Preserve north of Shepherdstown.

Again, events will include a "poetry walk" with original poems on spring themes posted all along the preserve's Kingfisher trail. The poetry walk has become a very popular feature of the festival!

Those who wish to submit poems are encouraged to do so by email by sending them to pvnaturewriters@gmail.com. Poems may also be dropped off at the Four Seasons Bookstore in Shepherdstown or submitted by regular mail to Poetry Walk, c/o PVAS, PO Box 578, Shepherdstown, WV 25443.

The deadline for submissions is April 10.

For more information contact PVAS at 304-676-3397 or pvasmail@aol.com.


Saturday, February 27, 2010

Zoe Ferraris Q&A

Zoe Ferraris will be answering questions from readers for a couple of days on writer Laura Treacy Bentley's blog.

Zoe is a former first-place winner in WV Writers' Competition, an MU and Columbia grad, and she won a Fellowship Award for Literature from the WV Commission on the Arts. Zoe was a member of the writing group, The Rogues, for a number of years, and her first novel, FINDING NOUF, received national and international acclaim. It won the 2008 LA Times Book Award for First Fiction! Her follow-up novel, CITY OF VEILS, will be released this August from Little, Brown.

Find the q&a HERE.