Thursday, October 23, 2008

Call for Submissions: The Other Journal

The Other Journal seeks submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for our upcoming issue on Death and Dying.

Deadline: December 15, 2008

All submissions should be sent via email to (replace (at) with @)

with "TOJ Submission" written in the subject line. Please indicate the genre of your submission in the subject line of your email and submit your work as Microsoft Word or rich text format documents. Submissions that are pasted directly into the text of an email rather than an attached document may not be considered.

We accept poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Send up to six poems or one piece of prose at a time. Fiction submissions may include short stories or self-contained novel excerpts, and creative nonfiction submissions may include personal essays or memoirs. Because we are an online journal, we take a special interest in short prose submissions, especially pieces that are less than 2,500 words. We will consider simultaneous submissions, but please indicate they have been simultaneously submitted elsewhere and let us know right away if you are withdrawing them from consideration.

For more info

Editorial statement:

The Other Journal welcomes the submission of critical essays, reviews, creative writing, and visual or performance art that encounter life through the lens of theology and culture; we seek pieces that consider the interaction of faith with contemporary life, art, politics, sexuality, technology, economics, and social justice. We are particularly interested in works which present creative, alternative views that may otherwise fall outside the margins of mainstream narratives. And although we primarily focus on perspectives within the Christian tradition, we invite dialogue with all who are interested in exploring the ongoing role of faith and spirituality in the world.

The Other Journal
Mars Hill Graduate School
2501 Elliott Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Call for Submissions: Poetry Anthology on Collecting

Call for Submissions for New Poetry Anthology on Collecting

Muse with us about the why and how of what we collect.

Proposed anthology looking for poems that draw us out
of the expected and into the anthropology of collecting:
Take us from the universe of small things to universal
themes. Dazzle us!


bottle of dress buttons santos or bultos
spongeware bowls basket of mushrooms
heirloom seeds microscopes and maps
dreams & stars pioneer diaries

Please send up to 3 poems, each no longer than 32 lines,
with a 3-5 line bio and SASE, to A. Watson, P.O. Box 370627,
Denver, CO 80237. Deadline: March 31, 2009.

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You can download the free guide here.


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Call for Submissions: Santa Clara Review

Submit your Fiction, Nonfiction, or Poetry to the Santa Clara Review!

Santa Clara University's literary magazine is now accepting submissions for its Winter and Spring issues.

This bi-annual publication was established in 1869 and features creative writing, art, photography, and interviews.

The submission deadline for the next issue is
Wednesday, October 26th

Multiple pieces may be submitted. There is no word count limit. Pieces submitted after this date will be considered for the spring issue.

Submit online at

Or mail to:

The Santa Clara Review
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real, Box #3212
Santa Clara, CA 95053

Saturday, October 11, 2008

NYC Writing Workshop

One-Day Workshop in New York City

Please join award-winning writer/journalist Michael P. Geffner, former Simon & Schuster book editor Marcela Landres, and literary agent Regina Brooks for three infinitely enlightening hours on the world of big-time publishing.

What: Publish or Perish: Building the Professional Writing Life; Learning How Editors Think; Finding, Impressing and Landing a Literary Agent

When: Sunday, Nov. 2nd, 1-4PM (with 4-5PM for eye-opening one-on-one consultations)

Where: A gloriously-serene restaurant in Forest Hills, Queens (easy to reach by car or subway)

Cost: $99.00

Pre-Registration Required before Oct. 20th: Please email for details


Michael P. Geffner has written for Details, Texas Monthly, The Village Voice, USA Today, The Sporting News, Los Angeles Magazine, and The Associated Press. His work has been acknowledged for excellence by The Society of Professional Journalists, the Associated Press Sports Editors, Best American Sports Writing, New York Press, and the New York Publishers Association.

Marcela Landres is the author of the e-book How Editors Think: The Real Reason They Rejected You, and is the publisher of Latinidad, an award-winning e-zine which was chosen as one of the 101 Best Web Sites for Writers by Writer's Digest Magazine. She speaks frequently for organizations such as the New York Round Table Writers' Conference, Columbia University, and The National Association of Latino Arts and Culture.

Regina Brooks is the president of the Serendipity Literary Agency LLC., where she represents a diverse base of award-winning clients in adult fiction, nonfiction, and children's literature, including: three-time National Book Award finalist, author Marilyn Nelson; and Oprah Book List pick Sundee Frazier. Brooks has held senior editorial positions at John Wiley and Sons and McGraw-Hill, is the author of Never Finished! Never Done!, and has been featured in Essence, Publishers Weekly, Sister to Sister magazine, and the Writers Digest Guide to Literary Agents.

For an additional charge of $30, you can reserve a 15-minute private consultation with any of the speakers. Book writers should submit no more than 10 double-spaced pages of a manuscript plus a one-page synopsis by Friday 10/24, so it can be forwarded well in advance to Ms. Landres (she does not accept poetry or children's books) or Ms. Brooks. Journalists should submit to Mr. Geffner their query letters and/or resumes of no more than one page, or a story of no more than 10 pages double-spaced. You should include your name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address on the first page of each piece of work.

Note: These one-on-one sessions are open only to workshop attendees!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Best of the Blogs: Call for Nominations

CNF is seeking narrative blog posts to reprint in The Best Creative Nonfiction, Volume 3, edited by Lee Gutkind, forthcoming in August 2009 from W. W. Norton.

We’re looking for: Vibrant new voices with interesting, true stories to tell. Narrative, narrative, narrative. Posts that can stand alone, 2000 words max, from 2008. Something from your own blog, from a friend’s blog, from a stranger’s blog.

The small print: We will contact individual bloggers before publication; we pay a flat $50 fee for one-time reprint rights. Deadline: October 31, 2008.

Nominate online

Thanks for your help!

PS--if we choose a blog you nominate, we'll send you one of our nifty "You Can't Make This Stuff Up!" mugs as a special thank-you!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Call for Submissions

Call For Submissions: The New Anonymous

Announcing The New Anonymous (yet another literary magazine!), a print journal whose contributors and editors will remain forever nameless. Not only will all work be published anonymously, but The New Anonymous blindly screens and edits its submissions, i.e., the submission, editorial, and publishing process is anonymous from beginning to end. Our goal is to serve as a safehouse where writers—both up-and-coming and well established—can not only question the creative process but also, in the words of Freud, "play."

We are now reading submissions in all genres for our upcoming debut issue and hope you'll join us in this unique endeavor. The deadline for submissions to be included in this issue is December 1. For submission guidelines and more information, visit our website

Deadline for this issue: December 1

Questions? E-mail us :

thenewanon(at) (replace (at) with @)

Friday, October 3, 2008

Call for Submissions

Chickenpinata, a journal of poetry wants your poems!

We are a new, online poetry journal that will feature accessible poetry from emerging writers. We want what's fresh, new, and fun. We are especially interested in work by women.

Generally, we appreciate shorter pieces, but if you wow us with a longer poem (say, up to two pages), we won't turn you away. Of course we love lush language, sound, and metaphor, but please, skip heavy allusions and other overly "poetical" styling. (One word about accessibility: We like clarity and crisp, sensory language, but we don't want to read "empty" or vapid writing.) We have no limits on form or content--it just has to be quality.

Please send a submission of one to four unpublished poems as an .rtf or .doc file (or within the body of your e-mail) to submissions (at) chickenpinata (dot) com. Replace the "at" with @ and dot with a period and remove all extra spaces. Please include full contact information (name, address, phone number, etc.) within your e-mail. Simultaneous submissions are fine. Just please let us know immediately if your work is taken somewhere else.

For Issue One, please expect a submission response by December 15, 2008. Chickenpinata will launch its first issue in January-February, 2009.