Posts made in December, 2006

Call for Submissions – Green Candy Press

Call for Submissions for My Gay Brother Director Chris Munch’s recent indie film festival favorite, Harry and Max, explored the complicated relationship between two gay brothers, and struck a rich vein. Uterine hormones, genetic quirk, hypothalamus size, sibling order, or distant father, they’re the stuff of many a scientific and sociological study—gay siblings. Whatever the source, it’s a common phenomenon: most of us know guys with one or more gay brothers; the subject comes up quickly when two gay men get to know each other. Most gay men grow up as strangers in their own families, outsiders with a closely-guarded secret. But many gay men share that secret in common with someone very close by in the foxholes of the family battle, acknowledged or not: a brother. Whether they know it at first or only sense a difference, how they are alike or how surprisingly they differ, how one’s coming out affects the other, the special bond they may share as adults—or not; how having a gay brother influenced their developing identities and made them who they are today: these are some of the issues that will be addressed in the personal essays collected in My Gay Brother. Topics and tone will be as varied as family dynamics: Mom’s reaction to another son’s coming out, sexual experimentation between siblings (twins a ++!), gay brothers with nothing but their sexual orientation in common, brothers lost to suicide or AIDS. These moving accounts will detail brotherly devotion, rivalry, loyalty, betrayal, love, laughter, and grief—in short, all the stuff of family relations, but with an intriguing queer twist. Green Candy Press seeks beautifully written, provocative, honest, emotionally revealing and insightful, funny, sad, bitter, and joyful memoirs of growing up alongside or maintaining ties as an adult between gay men who are also siblings. Submissions should be original and not previously published in book format. Submissions should be between 6-25 typed, double-spaced manuscript pages and available as Microsoft Word documents. Send to: Green Candy Press 601 Van Ness Avenue, E3-918 San Francisco, CA 94102, e-mail query to andrew.mcbeth@greencandypress.com. Hard copy submissions should include either SASE with sufficient postage for return of your ms or indication that ms may be recycled. Be sure to include phone number and e-mail address. Final selections will be paid $100 upon final acceptance of the complete manuscript. Submissions Deadline: February 1st, 2007. About the Editor: Kevin Bentley’s last anthology, Boyfriends from Hell, was a Lammy finalist and an InsightOut Bookclub selection. He is also the editor of Afterwords: Real Sex from Gay Men’s Diaries, and the author of Wild Animals I Have Known: Polk Street Diaries and After and Let’s Shut Out the...

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2007 Tupelo Press Snowbound Series Chapbook Award

2007 Tupelo Press Snowbound Series Chapbook Award $1000 cash prize and 50 copies Judge: A judge of national distinction will be named soon Manuscripts are judged anonymously Tupelo Press will consider all finalists for publication Guidelines This competition is open to any poet writing in English. Previously published poems with proper acknowledgment are acceptable. Translations and previously self-published books are not eligible. Employees of Tupelo Press, Inc. are not eligible. Poets should submit 20 to 30 pages (no more than one poem per page) plus SASE and $20 reading fee. Manuscripts should be on good quality white paper, paginated consecutively, with a table of contents and acknowledgments and bound with a clip. Include two cover pages, one with only the title of the manuscript and a second with your name, address, telephone numbers, email address, and title of the manuscript. Your name must not appear elsewhere on the manuscript. Please retain a copy for your records. Entries must be postmarked between December 1, 2006 and February 15, 2007 No UPS or FedEx. May include SAS postcard for confirmation of your submission and SASE for notification of winner. Manuscripts will not be returned. Simultaneous submissions to other publishers are permitted, but Tupelo Press must be notified immediately if manuscript is accepted elsewhere. Mail manuscript and entry fee to: Tupelo Press Snowbound Series P.O. Box 539 Dorset, VT...

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The 2007 Marjorie J. Wilson Award for Best Poem Contest

The 2007 Marjorie J. Wilson Award for Best Poem Contest Postmark Deadline: March 31, 2007 First Prize: $2,500 for Best Poem & Publication in MARGIE Vol. 6 (all entries will be considered for publication) Finalist Judge: DAVID WAGONER World-acclaimed poet & former chancellor of the Academy of American Poets GUIDELINES: Submit 3 unpublished poems along with a $15 entry fee payable to MARGIE, INC. (60 line limit per poem) Additional poems may be submitted for $5 each Enclose a single cover sheet with your name, address, phone, email (if possible) & poem titles No names should appear on the poems themselves Simultaneous submissions accepted Entries must be POSTMARKED by March 31, 2007 Only submit copies as poems will not be returned All entries will be considered for publication in Margie / The American Journal of Poetry Include a Self-Addressed, Stamped Envelope to receive notification of contest results Send contest submissions & entry fee to: MARGIE, PO BOX 250, Chesterfield, MO. 63006-0250 Questions? Please email us at:...

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Kurt Vonnegut Fiction Prize: North American Review

A N N U A L K U R T V O N N E G U T F I C T I O N P R I Z E First Prize $1000 Second $100 Third $50 Winners will be published in the North American Review. Deadline: December 31, 2006 (postmark) Entry fee: $18.00 (includes a one-year subscription). Make your check or money order out to North American Review. If you are outside the US, please make sure the entry fee is in US currency and routed through a US bank. Rules: Two copies of one story (7000 words maximum). No names on manuscripts. Include cover sheet with name, address, phone, e-mail, title. Story must be unpublished and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Simultaneous submission is not allowed. Stories will not be returned, so please don’t send an SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope) for return. For acknowledgment of receipt, please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard. If you wish to receive the list of winners, please include a business-size SASE. Submit to: Kurt Vonnegut Fiction Prize North American Review (CRWO) University of Northern Iowa 1222 W. 27th Street Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0516 USA Questions? E-mail...

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University of Wyoming. Eminent

University of Wyoming. Eminent Writer-in-Residence. The Creative Writing MFA at the University of Wyoming is proud to announce a new endowed professorship that each year will enable this already strong community of writers to invite an Eminent Writer-in-Residence to join its work, in this beautiful location, at this dynamic university. Wyoming’s MFA is a new program, but it already plays a role in campus dialogue befitting its interdisciplinary emphasis. For example, affiliation with the University’s Helga Otto Haub School of Environment & Natural Resources enable MFA students to double major, in creative writing & ENR. Teaching load for the rotating annual position is negotiable, but we will seek distinguished writers willing to participate actively in the program throughout the year of residence. The program encourages interdisciplinarity in its students & faculty, & will welcome holders of the position whose interest & expertise allow their teaching to extend beyond the MFA program & the English Department to include another department as well. We expect to appoint for the first year an Eminent Writer-in-Residence those work emphasizes Nonfiction, but future holders of the position will include distinguished poets & fiction writers also. We actively seek to diversify the faculty of the program, & expect this position over time to enhance that diversity. The position comes with a competitive salary & full benefits. We will welcome nominations & expressions of interest on an ongoing basis. Please address all correspondence to: H. L. Hix, Director, Creative Writing MFA English Dept. 3353, Univ. of Wyoming Laramie, WY...

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