Tuesday, March 15, 2011

FW riction: review

FWriction: Review, run by Editor Danny Goodman, seeks new fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

Also, his blog is a great go-to for hot fiction new and re-discovered online:

I often find an article at Paris Review or a writer I want to know more about at Failbetter--all because of Goodman's links.

Check it out!

Saturday, January 29, 2011


Badlands, a bilingual journal published out of California State University--Palm Desert Campus, is now accepting submissions (in English and Spanish) of Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction,and visual art. We also publish original translations of poetry and prose.

Submit online at: http://greensubmissions.com/35/badlands/index.php

The submission deadline for the 2011 issue of Badlands is March 1, 2011.

Text files should be in doc, docx, or pdf formats.

Please include a cover page with your name, word and page count, the title and genre of the work, and a brief bio (50 words). Please do not using running headers with your name in the actual submission, as readings are blind.

Visual art submissions should be high-resolution TIFF files or JPEGs (300 dpi).

A pdf version of the last edition of Badlands can be viewed through the CSUSB-PDC at webpage http://pdc.csusb.edu/

Questions? Email Stephen Lehigh: badlandseditor@gmail.com

Monday, November 8, 2010

Check it out!

The Poetry Kit: international calls for work...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Litteraria Pragensia is proud to announce the launch of its new biannual magazine:


eds. Louis Armand, Eddie Berrigan, Carol Watts, Stephan Delbos, David Vichnar, Clare Wallace
Volume 1, issue 1 published September 2010.

VLAK is an international curatorial project with a broad focus on contemporary poetics, art, film, philosophy, music, design, science, politics, performance, ecology, and new media.

VLAK invites contributions that extend our understanding about what is possible; which pose questions about the prevailing attitude of norms; which explore the ramifications of contemporary culture and attempt new critical and creative methods.

"What is lost in abstraction? What is signified by a long work? By a serial work? What are its limitations? How might multiple voices reflect reality? Infect reality? And how sustain such a work? How does the world enter the work? How is the inside destroyed or transformed into 'another' space? How end a work? How reshape parts of the world, and is that what we aspire to anyway? Are we breathing easier, feeling better, glutted with our 'contemporary practice' digested? Or fiercely unsatisfied, curious, anxious, asking, 'What are tomorrow's questions?'" (Abigail Child, This is Called Moving).

VLAK stands for the drive to experiment, to synthesise, to extend—holding to the principle that a vital culture is always experimental and thus always “at a crossroads.”

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

Michael Ondaatje: Oct. 25

Michael Ondaatje, Bestselling Author of The English Patient, to Read at Tulane

Internationally acclaimed writer Michael Ondaatje will read at Tulane University’s Dixon Hall on Monday, October 25, 2010. The 7:00 PM event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:00 PM. After the reading, Ondaatje will remain to sign books.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Ghost Town

Ghost Town is the new literary magazine of the MFA program at Cal State University San Bernardino. We’re looking for fearless and inventive fiction, poetry, and narrative nonfiction. We’re also interested in translations, letters, cryptic found writings, illustrations, and other oddments. For a better idea of our editorial outlook, check out the first issue, which is now available.

We publish annually in the spring. Our reading period is from September 1 to February 1.

Recent to less recent contributors to CSUSB’s literary magazine (in its previous incarnation) include Peter Orner, Jeff Parker, Yannis Ritsos, Billy Collins, William Stafford, Jared Stanley, Arda Collins, and Yusef Komunyakaa.

Submit online at: ghosttown.submishmash.com

Or send to:

Ghost Town

Department of English

CSU San Bernardino

5500 University Parkway

San Bernardino, CA 92407

website: http://ghosttownlitmag.wordpress.com

Monday, September 27, 2010

No Tell Motel Open Reading Period

No Tell Motel is opening its submission period during the month of October. Complete guidelines are here.

No Tell Motel has been publishing poems every weekday for over 6 six years. Unlike most magazines, we don't publish issues, but instead feature a new poet each week and a new poem each weekday. Poems published in No Tell Motel enjoy a considerable readership and some have gone on to appear in the Best American Poetry (Scribner), the Best American Erotic Poems (Scribner), Sundresses' Best of the Net, Dzanc's Best of the Net, among other notable places.

We publish a broad range of styles and poets, including: Cynthia Arrieu-King, Anne Boyer, Laynie Brown, Shanna Compton, Bruce Covey, Neil de la Flor, Denise Duhamel, Jill Alexander Essbaum, Steve Fellner, Suzanne Frischkorn, Amy Gerstler, Brent Goodman, Arielle Greenberg, Kate Greenstreet, Yona Harvey, Anna Marie Hong, Luisa A. Igloria, Charles Jensen, Kirsten Kaschock, Amy King, Rauan Klassnik, Jennifer L. Knox, Krystal Languell, Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Rebecca Loudon, Rob Macdonald, Dora Malech, Nicole Mauro, Shane McCrae, John Murillo, Danielle Pafunda, Craig Santos Perez, Zachary Schomburg, Evie Shockley, Kim Gek Lin Short, Mathias Svalina, Eileen R. Tabios, Craig Morgan Teicher, Fritz Ward and Joshua Marie Wilkinson.

For a complete contributor list: http://www.notellmotel.org/archives_poet.php?view=category

If you aren't already familiar with No Tell Motel, I invite you to visit the magazine and if you believe your work is a good fit, please consider submitting.

Thank you,

Reb Livingston

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Offending Adam

Also, we are delighted to announce that The Offending Adam has re-opened submissions for new writing, essays, book reviews, and feature projects! Please see the guidelines at our submissions page: http://www.theoffendingadam.com/submit/

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Barrow St

The deadline for the 2010 Barrow Street Press Book Contest is fast approaching. To be eligible, all submissions must be postmarked by Wednesday, June 30, 2010.

Judged by Mary Ruefle, the Barrow Street Press Book Contest award will be given for the best previously unpublished manuscript of poetry in English. The winner will receive book publication by Barrow Street Press and $1000.00.

For more details, please visit our website. You can find the complete rules for the 2010 Barrow Street Press Book Contest here:

If you have already submitted to this year's contest, we look forward to considering your work. If you have yet to send us your manuscript, please do so by June 30, 2010.

Please send poetry manuscripts to:

Barrow Street
P.O. Box 1558
Kingston, RI 02881

Thank you for your time. We look forward to receiving and reading your submission.

The Editors