Posts made in March, 2009

SAKURA REVIEW Call for Submissions

SAKURA REVIEW has begun reading poetry, fiction, and nonfiction submissions for its next issue. sakurareview.blogspot.com About Sakura Review: Situated in the District of Columbia and run by graduate students in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Maryland,Sakura Review publishes poetry and prose; we are particularly interested in – though not limited to – work that in some way satisfies or reflects our own preoccupation with a city embodied in location temporary; the new surrounded by collections and artifacts; what is documented alongside what is ultimately forgotten. In addition to publishing the most striking and exciting new material that we can get our hands on, Sakura Review is also an endeavor of design. In accordance with a strong aesthetic perspective, we aim to construct a physical item of interest and creativity that incites a response equivalent to the work it contains. Moreover, we see it as our obligation to surprise, entertain, and perplex (if possible) in any manner that we see fit. Submission Guidelines: The submission deadline for our Spring 2009 issue is April 15th. · Only previously unpublished work will be considered. Simultaneous submissions are fine, if noted (please notify us immediately if the work is accepted somewhere else). · For prose, please submit only one manuscript at a time. The preferred maximum length is 2,500 words. For poetry, please submit no more than five poems at one time. · Please submit your work as a Word attachment to sakurareview@gmail.com Your genre – poetry or prose – should appear in the subject field. Contributors receive two copies of the issue in which their work appears....

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The Great River Writer’s Retreat

When: Applications accepted no later than June 15, 2009 Cost: $15 reading fee www.midwestwritingcenter.org/The%20Great%20River%20Writer’s%20Retreat.htm Writers, how would you like to spend seven nights, all expenses paid, in an historic setting on the Mississippi River working on your manuscript? Midwest Writing Center is offering this opportunity to residents of Iowa or Illinois writing in any genre. Please send a 10-page sample of your work (poets: 10 pages of poetry, one poem per page; fiction and nonfiction writers: 10 pages of a short story, essay, novel excerpt or other work, accompanied by a brief synopsis if necessary). The work sample should be taken from writing done in the last three years. Include three copies of your resume (listing publications and any relevant work experience) and a statement describing the project you intend to work on while at The Great River Writer’s Retreat. The winning writer will receive seven nights accommodation October 17-24, 2009 at Fulton’s Landing Guest House on the Mississippi River, plus travel and meal stipends, as well as an invitation to read at the Midwest Writing Center. The application and full contest rules are available on our website at: www.midwestwritingcenter.org Entries must be postmarked by June 15. Include a $15 reading fee (nonrefundable) payable by check to Midwest Writing Center. Application fees may also be charged to VISA and MasterCard by contacting the center at (563) 324-1410. Mail your completed application form, supporting materials, proof of Iowa or Illinois residency and manuscript (no more than 10 double spaced, typed pages) and a $15 reading fee by June 15 to: Midwest Writing Center The Great River Retreat 225 E. 2nd Street Suite 303 Davenport, IA 52801 For further information about this program, or the Midwest Writing Center, contact Renee at 563-324-1410 or via email...

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Call for submissions: ANON

ANON, a poetry magazine uses a blind review system. www.anonpoetry.co.uk/submissions We’re preparing our next issue but haven’t quite got enough high quality material and would like to invite submissions. As a rule, we don’t really publish poems longer than 40-50 lines, but other than that we’re happy to consider thoughtful and interesting poetry. If you’d be interested in submitting to us for inclusion in ANON 6, please come along to www.anonpoetry.co.uk/submissions – please be sure to follow the instructions there. Any attempt to include your name on your poems will result in our being unable to process your work. Once reviewed, though, we publish the names of all accepted poets. Names associated with rejected poems are never revealed to the editor. Our deadline for the next issue is in the next couple of weeks, so if you’d like to be considered for publication, please submit...

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Wag’s Revue Call for Submissions

www.wagsrevue.com/submit.html Wag’s Revue invites you to enter its inaugural contests in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Submissions of electronic writing are also encouraged in any of the above genres. First prize in each category receives $500 and publication in Wag’s Revue, and all submissions are considered for publication. There is no limit to the number of entries an author may submit. The contest deadline is May 31, and winners will be announced June 20. The submissions fee is $20. To view our complete submissions guidelines, visit our website at www.wagsrevue.com/submit.html Aspiring to marry the rigors of print with the freedoms of the internet, Wag’s Revue is an online quarterly of fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. Its first issue features new fiction from Brian Evenson, and interviews with Pulitzer Prize-nominated author Dave Eggers, n+1 co-founder Mark Greif, and author Wells Tower. Read more at...

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for PRUNE JUICE No. 2, Summer 2009: JOURNAL OF SENRYU AND KYOKA

www.prunejuicejournal.com You are invited to submit senryu and/or kyoka for the next issue of Prune Juice, Summer 2009. Prune Juice: Journal of Senryu and Kyoka is a biannual journal—a print literary journal, an ebook, and a digital online magazine—dedicated to publishing and promoting fine English senryu and kyoka. Selection Criteria: Senryu generally emphasize human foibles and frailties, usually satirically, ironically, humorously. Season words are not necessary nor usual in senryu. Kyoka have a different history than senryu; nevertheless, for modern kyoka in English, the definition is similar: a poem in the tanka form but with the satirical, ironic, humorous aspects of senryu. We are looking for fresh works, not clichéd poems. Wit is highly appreciated, as well as insight. We appreciate a wide range of both genres, from the gently humorous to the most wicked satire. Our tastes run towards the wicked end of the scale, but all sorts are welcome, with these exceptions: No pornographic, gross, scatological, bigoted, or hateful poems; no personal attacks on private or public persons. All selection decisions will be made at the sole discretion of the editor. Submissions for Prune Juice 2, Summer 2009 are open from now until June 15, 2009. The Summer issue publishes July 1, 2009. Submissions do not close before the announced date. The=2 0digital issue will be posted online just before the print and ebook editions go to press. We publish in the print edition, that is, 4.25″ x 6.87″ paperback pocket book, in a PDF ebook format, and in the online digital edition. NO SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS: Please do not submit anything on offer anywhere else. We are not in the market for works under consideration for publication elsewhere. NOT PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED: We primarily seek to publish fine senryu and kyoka that have not been previously published. Each poet is personally responsible for noting in the submission any previous publication of any submitted work. HOW TO SUBMIT FOR PRUNE JUICE. You may submit up to ten senryu and/or ten kyoka at one time. We may publish as few as 1 or 2 poems or a larger number. Please do NOT send us works that are still in work. Please send us polished works, error-free. Make your submission by sending your poems in to Prune Juice in the body of an email. Do NOT send any attachments. Emails with attachments will be deleted. If you need clarification, or have a special situation you want to discuss, please feel free to write to the Editor at submissions@prunejuicejournal.com SEND ALL SUBMISSIONS TO submissions@prunejuicejournal.com PLEASE DO NOT SEND SUBMISSIONS TO ANY OTHER ADDRESS. WHAT TO SUBMIT. Prune Juice needs the following information: 1. Contributor Note: include your full name and your residential...

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