Thursday, February 26, 2009

Call for CNF Submissions: New Delta Review

New Delta Review

Call for Submissions:

Deltafications – Our special section for the Summer 2009 issue (vol. 26 no. 2) is a creative non-fiction section entitled, Deltafications.

Our theme is Deltafications: Forces Meeting, Colliding

Please send us your non-fiction on the theme of deltas and deltafications. We are interested in work that explores the space and moment at which two forces meet. We are looking for a variety of deltafications, including but not limited to the geographical sort. Topics include: the more or less triangular tract of alluvial land formed at the mouth of a river, and enclosed or traversed by its diverging branches; any triangular space or figure; the constellation of the Triangle. Pythagorean theory, bottle necks, weddings, special interests groups collaborating, train tracks, freeways, social clicks uniting, power plays, love triangles, and things that shouldn't come together but do: raisins and chicken salad.

Both short (3,000) and medium length (6,000) are welcomed.


If submitting from the U.S., please send your manuscripts to:

New Delta Review
Department of English
15 Allen Hall
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-5001

Attn: Jennifer Tamayo and Alison Barker, Non-Fiction Editors (DELTAFICATION)

If submitting internationally, you may e-mail your submission as a PDF or MS Word attachment to: NewDeltaReview.NonFiction(at)
(replace (at) with @)

Friday, February 20, 2009

Call for Submissions: Assisi--An Online Journal of Arts & Letters

Assisi: An Online Journal of Arts & Letters

St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York is pleased to announce that Assisi: An Online Journal of Arts & Letters is now accepting submissions for its inaugural issue.

Assisi will offer an eclectic mix of essays (both academic and personal), short fiction and poetry in an online journal which is published twice-yearly. We will also publish photographs, drawings and other art works.

Submissions will be accepted by e-mail only. You may submit through April 18, 2009 for the inaugural Spring 2009 issue.


Your text submission must be in Word or Rich Text Format, and must be sent as an attachment to your e-mail. At this time, we can only accept photos and art work submitted as .JPEG files. Include your name, address, daytime telephone number and title(s) of submission(s) in the body of your e-mail. NO IDENTIFICATION SHOULD APPEAR ON THE MANUSCRIPT OR ART WORK ITSELF.

There is a limit of one submission in each category per person per submission period. You may send all your submissions together attached to one e-mail, or send them in separately.

Essays: Up to 20 pages total, double-spaced.

Short Fiction: Up to 20 pages total, double-spaced. Novel excerpts will be considered if they are self-contained.

Up to 5 poems per submission, single or double-spaced. Please, no more than one poem per page.

Photography and Art: Up to 3 works per submission.

We do not reprint previously published work. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable as long as they are indicated as such and Assisi is notified immediately if the work is accepted elsewhere.

Send all submissions to: assisi(at) (replace (at) with @)

Assisi holds first rights for publication; we also reserve the right to use your name and the title of your work in press releases and on sections of our website other than the pages of Assisi. Beyond this use, and following publication in Assisi, rights revert to the author/artist providing Assisi is acknowledged in any subsequent publication of the work.

If you have questions, or need further information, please contact Dr. Wendy Galgan, Editor, at: wgalgan(at) (replace (at) with @)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

VNSA Used Book Sale

If you live anywhere near Phoenix, AZ, you don't want to miss the VNSA used book sale this weekend. Sponsored by the Volunteer Non-profit Service Organization, this book sale offers over 600,000 books for sale under a single roof. You can find everything from reference to romance to children's books to classic works of literature to rare first editions. There are even CDs, DVDs, puzzles, and audiobooks.

And the prices are fabulous. Last year, I bought 7 hardbacks and 4 paperbacks--for less than $15.00.

Admission is free, but there is a charge for parking.

Feb. 14, 2009--8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Feb. 15, 2009--8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Arizona Exposition and State Fair Park
McDowell Rd. and 19th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award for Poets over 40


Application and Guidelines

Sponsored by
The Creative Writing Program
at Binghamton University—State University of New York

$1,000 Award for a book of poems,

48 pages or more in length,
selected by our judges as the strongest collection of poems
by a poet over the age of 40 published in 2008.

Contest Rules:

Minimum press run: 500 copies.

Each book submitted must be accompanied by an application form.

Publisher may submit more than one book for prize consideration.

Three copies of each book should be sent to:

Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Director
Creative Writing Program
Binghamton University
Department of English, General Literature, and Rhetoric
Library North Room 1149
Vestal Parkway East
P.O.Box 6000
Binghamton, NY13902-6000

Books entered in the competition will be donated to the contemporary literature collection at the Binghamton University Library and to the Broome County Library.

Books must be received in the English Department by March 1, 2009 to be considered for the prize.

Books cannot be returned.

For a list of winners, include a stamped, self-addressed envelope labeled:

“Binghamton University Poetry Book Award.”

Winners will be announced in Poets & Writers.

Writing Classes

I have two writing classes scheduled for March:

Saturday, March 21, 2009
12:30--4:30 p.m. (with short mid-afternoon break)
Sunrise Family Center, 21321 N. 86th Dr., Peoria, AZ

Fee: $40.00 Peoria resident; $45.00 non-resident
Tel Reg: 623-773-7725

You've got a great idea for a short story or novel, but how do you put it all together? This class will discuss the basics of fiction writing, including creating plot and conflict, developing interesting characters, writing believable dialogue, and more. We will also cover submission procedures and markets for your fiction. There will be a short mid-afternoon break if participants want to bring a snack. There is a $2.00 supply fee payable to instructor for resource materials and handouts.

Monday, March 30, 2009
5:45--7:45 p.m.
Rio Vista Recreation Center, 8866 W. Thunderbird Rd. (north of Thunderbird and west of 101 Loop), Peoria, AZ

Fee: $20.00 Peoria resident; $25.00 non-resident
Tel Reg: 623-773-7725

You've written that short story, novel, non-fiction book, or memoir, but what do you do with it now? How do you get your writing published? What do editors want? Do you need an agent? This class will answer those questions and more. We will cover the business side of writing, including submission procedures, query letters, agents, synopses, and markets--everything you need to know to become a successfully published author. There is a $2.00 supply fee payable to the instructor for resource materials and handouts.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Call for Submissions: Arch Literary Journal

Announcing the opening of the 2009 reading season for Arch Literary Journal

This year the Editors of Arch—the new annual, online literary magazine of Washington University in St. Louis—seek poetry and fiction of all genres and subgenres, essays and nonfiction of any concern, translations from any corner, and new to this reading period: book reviews.

While we aim to present the best poetry and fiction available today, we stress our call for nonfiction, essays, and reviews. We are very interested in nonfiction and essays broaching any topic, polite or not, and we will consider reviews of books on any subject, in any genre, published within the last three years. For reviews, either submit a piece as-is or query the email below with proposals. For all submissions: the farther afield, the more disruptive, the more subversive, the better.

Send either 3-5 poems, 10,000 words of prose or less (fiction or essay/nonfiction), reviews of 2000 words or less, plus a short bio to:

archword(at) (replace (at) with @)

Submissions to multiple genres are permitted; send separately—one email per genre. Do NOT send: sci-fi verse, greeting card verse, inspirational verse, erotic verse, children's verse, any combination of these. Simultaneous submissions are permitted if you notify us immediately of acceptance elsewhere. Submissions disregarding these requirements will be deleted unread.

Reading period runs until December 1, 2009 for
February 2010 publication.