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Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Anthology deadline extension - southeast asian literature project:
The call for submissions is open to Southeast Asian writers and translators under 40 years old. The anthology will focus on works dealing with contemporary themes, or employing new forms in poetry; prose (fiction, travelogues, essays, blogs, text, etc); drama (one-act plays, short screen/teleplays); graphic arts and comics (under 30 pages long); and everything in between—literary experiments as well as genre works (horror, sci-fi, fantasy, etc, or combinations thereof). Works must be limited to 8,000 words and must be in English (translations must be accompanied by the original text). Previously published works are also welcome.
[...]
The deadline has been extended to 8 November 2007 for the following countries: Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Timor Leste, and for Southeast Asians based abroad.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Succour:
The theme for the Spring/Summer 2008 issue will be Animals. Potential contributors are invited to respond to the titles we suggest in as wilful or oblique a manner as they desire.

The deadline for submissions to Animals is 20 February 2008.

Please send your work in Word format documents, with a limit of 3500 words (fiction) or 250 lines (poetry).

Monday, October 29, 2007
Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival 2008 International Haiku Invitational [Canada]:
We invite poets from around the world to submit ONE unpublished haiku on the theme of cherry blossoms. Submissions must be received by December 19, 2007.

Friday, October 26, 2007
Stone Table Review is fresh.

Solitary Woman in a Glass House:
It’s fascinating to watch artists respond to Dickinson’s work: playwrights, choreographers, letterpress artisans, visual artists, and yurt builders have used Dickinson’s poems as a springboard for their own creativity. Now through November 29, the AIA Gallery in Baltimore presents architectural renderings by Don Cook that use Dickinson’s poems as their foundation (quite literally).

Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Sink Review is fresh.

Monday, October 22, 2007
[GROWLING SOFTLY]:
[GROWLING SOFTLY] is a chapbook-sized, ribbon-bound poetry magazine, edited & designed by Blood Pudding Press and starring poetry by the following delicious writers:

Jill Alexander Essbaum — Misti Rainwater - Lites — Kenneth Pobo — Melissa Crowe — murmurists — Kyle Simonsen — Luc Simonic — Christine Hamm — Sara Mumulo — Mary Alexandra Agner-- Michalle Gould — Amber Nelson — Kristy Bowen — Juliet Cook — Elisa Gabbert — Todd Heldt -- Nikol Raquel Polidoro — John Rocco — Melissa Culbertson — Derek Motion — T.A. Noonan — Matina Stamatakis — Pablo Joaquin Lopez — Stephen Morse — Victor D. Infante — Rachel Lisi — Peg Duthie — Shelley Nation
[from press release]

Monday, October 15, 2007
Red Morning Press: Win a free poetry book:
"A free copy of Jen Tynes' The End of Rude Handles to the first person who emails me a list of 73 Things You Can Do With Your Tongue.

Rules:

1) The verb "lick" can only be used once, unless its subsequent uses are creative and/or funny (I'll be the judge).

2) Contest ends on 10/30/07.

Email: info @ redmorningpress.com"

MiPOesias advertising opportunity:
Hello -

We are in the process of laying out the issue for December's MiPOesias and I am extending the opportunity to advertise your latest book, blog, web site or yourself.

This is what I need:

A high resolution photo of yourself (think Vogue).
A tag line/or blurb for your web site, journal, blog, magazine, or yourself.
A graphic of your logo (if you have one).
A web site URL for the blog, magazine/journal, book and/or an address of where the book may be purchased, etc.

We are putting the ads together at our end. Do not send me a ready made ad. I am not interested.

These are going to be two page spreads advertising yourself, blog, web site, magazine, etc.

Deadline - Friday, October 19th. No exceptions.

All ads are at my discretion. These are free ads on MiPOesias Magazine.

Ads selected will appear in the December issue of MiPOesias Magazine and will be available on the web and in print.

To be considered send materials to didimenendez at hotmail dot com

Please spread the word.

Thank you,
Didi Menendez
Publisher
MiPOesias Magazine
www.mipoesias.com

Sunday, October 14, 2007
English professor wins PEN Award for poetry :
Assistant Professor of English Peter Covino won the 2007 PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry for his poetry collection, "Cut Off the Ears of Winter." The title is connected to how painter Vincent van Gogh cut off his ear in the winter. Covino said he wanted to cut off the ears to all things violent and negative in his life.

Of his poetry, Covino said, "A lot of it is confessional. In my book, I had to change names."

Several of Covino's poems came from coping with sexual abuse.

Vocation, vocation, vocation [UK]:
"Shortly before the recent Forward prizes for poetry were awarded, I was rung up by a journalist who was trying to talk to all the poets on the shortlist for best collection. She asked me why so few young people considered poetry as a career, and whether I had anything to say to those who might have it in mind. This struck me as a strange and original approach, and I replied with a laugh that poetry was more like an affliction than a career. As luck would have it, I was among the prizewinners, and the next day the Independent ran a piece headlined: 'This is no way to earn a living, says prize-winning poet.'"

Friday, October 12, 2007
dancing girl press news: call for submissions:
"dancing girl press is looking for your epistolary poems for a DIY-inspired book arts anthology project due out in February 2008. This is a small limited edition art book project involving each piece as one of a series of 14 “love” letters by women poets/artists in a 5 x 7 box, each with its own author-designed envelope."

Tuesday, October 09, 2007
qarrtsiluni [online]:
Theme: Making Sense

Editors: Katherine Abbott and Rob Mackenzie

Submissions open until October 15

How to Contribute: http://qarrtsiluni.com/how-to-contribute/

Even the Booker Prize had to start somewhere:
"Last month, I spent three days immersed in the archives of the Booker Prize, reading my way through type-written agendas, hand-scribbled memos and newspaper articles curling at their sides. And what a delicious world of politics, horse trading and manipulation I uncovered! As well, of course, as touchingly sincere desires to promote the cause of literature. But it’s the bitchiness that kept me reading."

Monday, October 08, 2007
MiPOesias: Call for manuscripts:
MiPOesias Magazine (www.mipoesias.com) is now seeking submissions of chapbook manuscripts from writers who have never published a chapbook or first book.

BOND POETICS:
"The pastor said that our $300.00 contribution will help save the lives of about a hundred people. I don't know the basis of that calculation, but I do like the idea of turning a dollar poetry chap into a hundred lives saved. Yay and yadda."

Saturday, October 06, 2007
Sincerely, Ted Hughes:
Ted Hughes was one of the most original and powerful visionary poets of the 20th century. Here, we present the first in our three-part serialisation of his Letters.

His marriage as a young man to Sylvia Plath, their extraordinary creative connection and its terrible end with her 1963 suicide have been endlessly and often damagingly mythologised.

Friday, October 05, 2007
Dusie is fresh. [And contains three poems by yours truly.]

Fil-Am poet sets on ‘recolonizing’ the US through his poems - an interview with Nick Carbó:
YCB: In Secret Asian Man, you almost take a gun to your white American reader’s head and force him to read a non-white American name over and over again with "Ang Tunay na Lalaki". Was there any reason behind that action?

NC: This is purely a postcolonial technique. From 1898 through 1945 (and even to today) Filipinos were forced to memorize poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Walt Whitman, or Edgar Allan Poe. So we all rose and recited in unison "Under a spreading chestnut tree/ the village smithy stands." Outside the school window all we could see were santol trees or mango trees. "Saan ba yung chestnut tree?" The American cultural markers were thrust upon us and we had to assimilate to get a good education. By making my American readers twist their mouths into tagalog shapes, I am asserting my culture over them and thus, making them a little more Filipino. I am re-colonizing the former colonizer with my poems.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007
The Continental Review ... Now Open To Submissions

Prick of the Spindle is fresh.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Autumn Sky Poetry is fresh.

Poetry International Web:
Editorial October 2007

Japan is not just a country in transition, its reality is in transit as well. Japanese editor, Yasuhiro Yotsumoto concurs with Kiji Kutani’s presentation of what he describes as an "emerging reality in which things that were once solid and meaningful are melting down". To demonstrate, he quotes the poem, 'Coquettish Glances':
the moment the train pulled into Koiwa,
she turned soundlessly into a translucent morsel
and came sliding towards my feet
at a snail’s pace.

Lily is fresh.

Big*Game*Books"
Tinyside Submissions Now Open! Big Game is now seeking submissions for the tinyside series. The tinysides are small booklets of six pages, with pages of no more than 4.25 inches x 5.5 inches. Please make sure your work fits in that size space (or smaller) prior to submitting! Send one to three poems to reenhead-AT-gmail-DOT-com, with the subject line "Tinyside Submission -- (Your Last Name)." Submissions may either be pasted into the body of the email or attached as MS Word documents. Submissions should be previously unpublished. Thanks!
Deadline: midnight, Thursday, Oct 4.

CALL FOR POEMS BY BLACK AMERICAN POETS for Ecotone: Re-imagining Place [US]:
Guest editors: Sebastian Matthews and Camille T. Dungy
Deadline: February 15, 2008 [...]

As guest editors for the journal Ecotone: Re-imagining Place, we’re making a call for poems by Black poets about and engaging the natural world. Founding Editor David Gessner says this about Ecotone’s mission: "Much of our best writing grows out of the land. More specifically, it grows from rich, overlapping areas, those unstable, uncategorizable places that aren’t one thing or another. Biological ecotones are areas of great species diversity and biological density, of intense life and death; literary ecotones are the places where words come most alive. These edges—between genres, between science and literature, between land and sea, between urban and rural, between the personal and biological, between the animal and spiritual—are not only more alive, but more interesting and worthy of exploration." Black poetry in America has recorded perspectives on the natural world as different as the Black perspective on this country. We’re looking for poems that re-imagine the boundaries of the genre, poems that remind readers that we are always part of the natural world, even when we feel most alienated from it.

Concelebratory Shoehorn Review is fresh.

Monday, October 01, 2007
Barbara Payton, starlet and poet? [US]:
"I went out with every big male star in town. They wanted my body and I needed their names for success. There was my picture on the front pages of every paper in the country... Today I live in a rat infested apartment with not a bean to my name and I drink too much Rose wine. I don't like what the scale tells me. The little money I do accumulate to pay the rent comes from old residuals, poetry and favors to men. Does it all sound depressing to you? Queasy? Well, I'm not ashamed."
Excerpt from her bio,
I Am Not Ashamed.