Posts made in April, 2008

Open Submissions for The Versus Anthology

Versus is a collection of works based on the theme of pitting iconic characters or forces against one another (for example, “Jesus VS Thor” or “Adolph Hitler VS Grendel”); this anthology is edited by Josh Woods and is set for release in the spring of 2009 by Press 53 (please visit at ). Versus already includes a great host of writers, such as Pinckney Benedict, Michael Kimball, Margaret McMullan, Kyle Minor, Andrew Scott, Curtis Smith, Susan Woodring, and many others, but we have also held a few spots open in order to give everyone interested the opportunity to join this anthology, so here is that opportunity. We’re looking mostly for short fiction of around 1,000-1,500 words, but Versus is open to longer works as well as poetry, creative non-fiction, short screenplays, flash fiction, graphic novel pages, and even hybrid genres. Submissions can be previously published elsewhere as long as the writer has, or can obtain, (re)publication rights. Simultaneous and multiple submissions are allowed, but due to the volume of submissions we will be unable to communicate about individual manuscripts other than to indicate that they are accepted or rejected. We will not respond prior to the submission deadline. The deadline for all submissions is June 1, 2008. Please send submissions by email attachment in Microsoft Word compatible format or as Adobe PDF to , or submit by mail with SASE to: Versus Anthology Faner Hall 2390, MC 4503 SIU Carbondale 1000 Faner Hall Carbondale, IL 62901 Cover letter is optional, but please include your name and email address on each page of the manuscript. For these few remaining spots in Versus, we are setting our focus on new, emerging, and innovative writers. For further details on what a Versus piece is, or even for the option of getting assigned a set of characters for your Versus piece, please visit...

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damsefly press Call for Submissions (Women Only)

damselfly press, an innovative online literary journal for women, is seeking electronic submissions of original fiction, poetry, and nonfiction by female writers slated for online publication in July 2008. Visit the damselfly press website at to learn more about the journal and submission guidelines, and check out Issue Three! They welcome a myriad of women’s voices from new and experienced writers. The deadline to submit for the fourth issue is June 15th,...

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2008 Anderbo Poetry Prize

For up to six unpublished poems. Winner receives: $500 cash Publication on Judged by Kim Waller Guidelines: –Poems should be typed on 8 1/2 x 11 paper with the poet’s name and contact information on the upper right corner of each poem –Entries must be postmarked by November 1, 2008 –Limit six poems per poet –Poet must not have been previously published on –Mail submissions to 270 Lafayette Street, Suite 1412, New York, NY 10012 –Enclose self-addressed stamped business envelope to receive names of winner and honorable mentions –All entries are non-returnable and will be recycled –Reading fee is $10. Check or money order payable to RRofihe Kim Waller 2007 Poetry Prize Judge At Wellesley College, Kim Waller was a student of Richard Wilbur and Philip Booth. One summer she had the luck of holding the Robert Frost Poetry Scholarship at the Breadloaf School of English in Ripton, Vermont. Her first published poems appeared in anthologies edited by Chad Walsh and John Ciardi. Her poetry has subsequently appeared in The Hudson Review, The Minnesota Review, New World Writing # 10, Best Poems of 1975, The Penny Paper, Visiting Frost, and the Cider Mill Press, among others. Her privately-printed collection of poems is titled Winter Parsley. She has taught at two New York private schools, The Packer Collegiate Institute and The Brearley School, as well as the summertime College Readiness Program for college-bound inner-city students. Her early experience as a magazine editor was gained at Mademoiselle and The Atlantic Monthly. This led to a long career as a features editor at Town & Country and, later, Victoria magazine. She is now a free-lance magazine writer specializing in architecture and interior design. Her articles have appeared in such magazines as Coastal Living, House Beautiful, Connecticut, Real Simple, Travel & Leisure, The New York Times, Decorating, and Home. She is the author of two books on tea, three decorating books, and her personal essays have been in magazines and two anthologies: Thoughts of Home, and The Quiet Center. She and her husband, a documentary filmmaker, live in New York City and have two...

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