Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Call for Submissions about the Jersey Shore


In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, unbound CONTENT is publishing an anthology (title TBD) celebrating the Jersey Shore. The book, edited by poet Joanie DiMartino, is expected to release in late 2013, and proceeds from the sale will be donated to ongoing restoration charities.

We are looking for: your prose, poetry, and artwork inspired by your recollections and reimaginings of the Jersey Shore. The focus should be more on love than loss, but send your best work for consideration. No restrictions or length limit on submissions, within reason. Send submissions to:

annmarie(at) (replace (at) with @ when sending email)

and INCLUDE JERSEY in the subject line. Writers and artists do not need to be residents of New Jersey to submit work for consideration. Deadline for submissions is 03/31/2013.

Joanie DiMartino is the author of two collections of poetry, Licking the Spoon, (Finishing Line Press) and Strange Girls, (Little Red Tree Publishing). She is the director of the Hidden Treasures Poetry Series in downtown Mystic, CT, and hosts the Soup & Sonnets Literary Salon for Women. Raised in southern New Jersey, she holds history degrees from both Rowan and Rutgers. She has fond memories of summers at the shore, and is a true Jersey Girl.

Senior Acquisitions Editor: University of Georgia Press

Now Hiring: Senior Acquisitions Editor

The University of Georgia Press seeks an experienced and motivated Senior Acquisitions Editor. The Senior Acquisitions Editor is responsible to the UGA Press's Editor-in-Chief for evaluating, acquiring and transmitting 25-30 high-quality, marketable new manuscripts per year for the University of Georgia Press. While this position has some flexibility in the area of acquisition, its primary focus will be History and/or International Studies (as determined by experience of preferred candidate). Responsible for developing intellectually distinguished and successful lists in History and/or International Studies including but not limited to the following series: Studies in Security and International Affairs; Early American Places; Race and the Atlantic World, 1700-1900; Politics and Culture in the Twentieth-Century South; Since 1970: Histories of Contemporary America.

This position also assists the Editor-in-Chief and Director with shaping the Press's overall publishing program and identifying outside funding sources for select projects in need of external support.

Founded in 1938, the University of Georgia Press is the largest book publisher in the state. It has been a member of the Association of American University Presses since 1940. With a full-time staff of 24 publishing professionals, the Press currently publishes 80-85 new books a year and has over 1,500 titles in print. For more information, please visit the Press website.

The Press is located on the University of Georgia’s historic North Campus in Athens, Georgia.  Perennially rated as one of the nation's top college towns, Athens offers a vibrant place to work and live.  With Atlanta 70 miles to the west, Athens offers good proximity to the city while maintaining a small-town culture and feel.  Athens offers a nationally recognized music scene, great restaurants, a local food movement, and a vibrant downtown area with independently owned businesses. Please visit here for more information about Athens.

Required QualificationsBachelor's degree in a humanities or social science discipline; minimum of five years of acquisition experience with a scholarly or trade publisher; proven track record of working successfully with senior scholars and authors. 
Demonstrated success in list building.    
Ability to work independently and imaginatively in seeking out promising book projects.
Ability to work effectively with authors and external reviewers.
Ability to manage multiple, deadline-driven projects simultaneously.
Tenacity and creativity to see projects through to successful publication.
Superior communication and networking skills.
Familiarity with manuscript development and preparation.
Familiarity with all stages of the publishing process.
Familiarity with best practices and emerging models of digital publishing, including ebooks and library aggregation.
Knowledge of copyright and contracts as they relate to book publishing.
Ability to travel. 

Preferred Qualifications:  Master’s degree preferred.

The full description of duties and application instructions is available here.

The University of Georgia values diversity in its faculty, students, and staff and strongly encourages applications from underrepresented minority candidates. The University of Georgia is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Poetry Book Competition: Trio House Press


Trio House Press gives two awards annually: the Trio Award for First or Second Book for emerging poets, and the Louise Bogan Award for Artistic Merit and Excellence for a book of poems contributing in an innovative and distinct way to American poetry.

The Trio Award for First or Second Book includes $1,000, publication, and twenty books. The Trio Award for First or Second Book is only open to poets with less than two books published.

The Louise Bogan Award for Artistic Merit and Excellence includes $1,000, publication, and twenty books. The Louise Bogan Award for Artistic Merit and Excellence is open to ALL poets, regardless of publication history.

Each award winner receives $1000 and twenty copies of his or her book. Additionally, each winner must serve as a Collective Member of Trio House Press for twenty-four months after publication in order to assist with the press and bringing more Trio books into print.

Click on the following link for judges and complete guidelines.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Call for Poetry Submissions: burntdistrict

burntdistrict is now accepting poetry submissions for our third issue to be published Winter/Spring of 2013. We're excited to promote this issue as well as issue 2 at AWP Boston.

Visit our website to submit up to 5 previously unpublished poems through our online submission manager. Hard copy and e-mailed submissions will not be considered. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please notify us immediately when your work is accepted elsewhere. Include complete contact information on every page of your submission. A cover letter is appreciated but not required.

We have no restrictions as to form and content. Contributors will receive 2 copies of the issue in which their work appears.

Call for Submissions: Museum of Americana

Between December 1st and December 31st, the museum of americana will accept submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, photography, art, reviews, and interviews for Issue Two, set go live in mid January.

We seek work that showcases and/or re-purposes historical American culture. This is, of course, an enormous and diverse tub of spare parts, and we want to see if you can turn them into a hot rod. Give us fiction that dramatizes weird old folk songs or steals their characters. Give us love poetry that mixes language  cribbed from The Federalist Papers with language cribbed from WWII propaganda posters. We want medicine shows and riverboats, Doo-Wop and Duke Snider. We want aspects of Americana we may not have even heard of yet.

Please see Issue One and our complete guidelines for a clearer picture of our aesthetic.

Call for Submissions: SPACES

SPACES, a new online magazine of art & literature is seeking submissions in all sections: literary videos, poetry, essays, artist interviews and profiles, and photo essays.

To learn more about SPACES, visit our website.

See our Guidelines.

The world’s just waiting for you to make and share your artistic SPACES. And so are we!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Call for Submissions: the Lindenwood Review

The Lindenwood Review, the literary journal of Lindenwood University, is currently accepting submissions of fiction, poetry and personal essays for Issue 3, to be published June 2013.

Deadline for submissions: December 15, 2012

We welcome submissions from new writers as well as established writers. (Current Lindenwood University students are not eligible to submit their work). We look for fiction with believable characters and a vivid story; poetry with original, interesting use of language; well-crafted, honest essays; and mostly, work that moves us.

Submissions should be emailed to:

 TheLindenwoodReview(at) (Replace (at) with @ )

Please read and follow the full submission guidelines here.

Call for Submissions: MARY: A Journal of New Writing

MARY: A Journal of New Writing is in search of new work to publish! We are sending out a call for Creative Non-Fiction, Fiction, and Poetry for our 2013 issue.

See guidelines below on how to submit and visit our online submission page to submit now. Thank you for your time, and we look forward to reading your work!

There is no fee to submit to MARY. Writers selected for standard publication are awarded $50. Those who are chosen for the Nouveau section (a portion of the journal dedicated to emerging writers who have not yet been published) are not awarded payment. When you're ready to submit, please fill out the entire submission form. Please do not submit more than six pages of creative non-fiction, fiction, or six poems. The deadline for the 2013 issue is December 31, 2012. Good luck writers!

MARY: A Journal of New Writing is an online literary journal sponsored by Saint Mary's College of California's MFA Creative Writing program. Since 2002, MARY has published contemporary poetry, prose, and new media arts from a diverse group of established artists, including: D.A. Powell, Peter Orner, Rebecca Curtis, Matthew Zapruder, Eric Pankey, Candace Nadon, as well as other talented and emerging writers! MARY has also conducted interviews with award-winning writers such as Michael Palmer, Nick Flynn, Forrest Gander, Lysley Tenorio, and many more! Visit our website to view previous issues.

Call for Submissions: Soundings Review

The editors at Soundings Review are currently accepting submissions for the Spring/Summer issue.

About Us:
Soundings Review, a bi-annual publication in conjunction with the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts, publishes poetry, fiction, children/young adult and nonfiction, including essays and interviews. We read all submissions.

January 1, 2013 - for Spring/Summer Issue
May 1, 2013 - for Fall/Winter Issue

For more information, visit: our website.
Submit online.

Call for Submissions by Women: Sou'wester

Call for Submissions: Sou'wester

Editors Stacey Lynn Brown and Valerie Vogrin are thrilled to announce a call for submissions for the spring 2013 special issue: A Celebration of Women Writers. We are seeking poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by female and female-identified writers in all stages of their careers. Valerie is particularly interested in innovative prose forms, work that examines the lives of women, and graphic narratives. And Stacey is, as always, looking for poems that would take off the top of Emily Dickinson's head.

A special editors' prize, The Robbins Award, will be given to one emerging poet and prose writer from either the fall or spring issue.

Please note on your submission whether you are eligible for this award, and visit our website for specifics and instructions on how to electronically submit via Submittable. Submissions are open from November 7 through January 31, 2013. We look forward to reading your work.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Call for Fiction: Fiddleblack

The theme of Fiddleblack #6 is about serial killers. It's a dark subject that's not exclusively antipastoral, we know. But it's a subject capable of keeping one leg in that arena, with another tied to our concept horror, and the whole of it based heavily on a study of self. Serial killers are selves in the dictionary sense of the word—there is only a quiet introspection inside a body that talks in rage, and we're happy to catalog such fictional accounts.

An official announcement for Fiddleblack #6 may be found on our blog, here.
In addition, you may consider this a second announcement that we're semi-formally switching to a monthly schedule. Themed issues will continue, as well as writers' showcases where a single author's work is given in cross-section. 3AM Press editor and Harper Perennial author Christiana Spens is our first subject. Afterward, you may see some Fiddleblack regulars in showcase.
We're on the sharp cusp of releasing our first annual, Apparitional Experience. The book will be available through our website, and we're releasing a small product line around the same time.
Thanks again for reading. We'll continue to report our product and content news via Twitter and Facebook, so please follow/like us if you haven't already.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Call for Submissions and Editor's Prize: Switchback 17

For Switchback 17, an Editor's Prize will be awarded in the amount of $200.00 to the submission best addressing the issue theme (Broken). Additional prizes in the amount of $75.00 and $50.00 respectively will be awarded to the first two runners up. Switchback is a publication of the MFA Program at the University of San Francisco and appears both online and in ebook format. We publish only the very best fiction, poetry, nonfiction and art.

There is no fee to enter.  

Submissions need not address the issue theme in order to be considered for publication. Please read the guidelines carefully before submitting.  

Switchback 17: Broken will be published May 1, 2013.  

Visit our website for more information.

Call for Submissions by Women: ROAR

ROAR Magazine is a print literary journal dedicated to providing a space to showcase women's fiction, nonfiction, poetry and visual art.

We publish literature by emerging and developing writers, as well as interviews with established writers,such as acclaimed novelist and short story writer, Jill McCorkle, who, in our current issue, talks about balancing her life and writing.

ROAR Magazine is now accepting submissions for our 2013 winter issue.

ROAR accepts work that represents a wide spectrum of form, language and meaning. In other words, don't worry if your work isn't specific to feminist issues. If you're a gal, we just want your point of view!

For detailed guidelines, please visit our website.

Writing Competition: Prism International

The deadline for PRISM international's non-fiction Contest is fast-approaching!

The non-fiction deadline is November 28, 2012. A $1500 grand prize is awarded for the best original, unpublished work of literary non-fiction. The winner also receives publication in the Non-fiction Contest Issue. A runner-up prize of $300 and a second runner-up prize of $200 are also conferred. Our non-fiction judge this year is Andreas Schroeder.

The entry fee for each contest is $35 (additional entries can be added for $5 each). Please see our website: for US and International entry fees. Every participant receives a one-year subscription to PRISM international.

The Short Fiction Contest deadline is January 25, 2013. A $2000 grand prize is awarded for the best original, unpublished story. The winner also receives publication in the Fiction and Poetry Contest Issue. A runner-up prize of $300 and a second runner-up prize of $200 are also conferred. Works of translation are eligible. Our fiction judge this year is Annabel Lyon.

The Poetry Contest also has a deadline of January 25, 2013. A $1000 grand prize is awarded for the best original, unpublished poem and the winner also receives publication payment in the Fiction and Poetry Contest Issue. $300 and $200 are awarded to the first and second runners-up. One entry may include up to three, single-spaced poems, and works of translation are eligible. This year's poetry judge is Rhea Tregebov.

Contest entries may be submitted online by following the contest link on our website.

Contest entries may also be sent to PRISM through snail mail, accompanied by an entry form and cheque or receipt of credit card payment. For entry forms and the option to pay fees by credit card, please visit Prism's contest page.

Entries can be sent to:

Prism International, [Contest Category]
Creative Writing Program
The University of British Columbia
BUCH E462-1866 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

Call for Submissions: You are Here

you are here: the journal of creative geography seeks submissions of poetry, prose, original artwork, and multimedia.

Geographers have long been concerned with understanding the planet and the relationships that exist throughout it, be that physical, social, political, emotional, and beyond. However, geographer or not, humans require multiple forms of accessing, interpreting, and interacting with the world. To exist, we must sense. The 2013 issue of you are here: the journal of creative geography seeks submissions that explore and expand our concept of SENSING the world.

you are here is an annual publication that focuses on a variety of perceptions of place, and ideas about how place is interpreted, experienced, and created. Submissions have historically been based in poetry, prose, photography, original artwork and critical commentary. While we greatly anticipate such submissions, this year we are expanding the journal to a broader online format to complement our print addition, and as such we also encourage entries that utilize new and diverse forms of media (video, audio, web design, interactive programming, papier-mâché, etc.).

All submissions must be received by February 1st. All entries are limited to 10 pages. Please include with all submissions a cover letter containing complete contact information. Original material will not be returned unless requested. Submissions may be sent to:

youarehere.arizona(at) (replace (at) with @) or mailed (along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope) to:

you are here
School of Geography and Development
University of Arizona
Harvill Building, Box 2
P.O. Box 210076
Tucson, AZ 85721-0076

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Writing Fellowship: Fine Arts Work Center

Fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts

For the last forty years, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown has run the largest and longest residency Fellowship in the United States for emerging visual artists and writers. Artists who have not had significant recognition for their work and writers who have not yet published a full-length book of creative work are welcome to apply. Fellows receive a seven-month stay (October 1 -April 30) at the Work Center and a $750 monthly stipend. Fellows do not pay or work in exchange for their Fellowships in any way. Fellows are chosen based on the excellence of their work.

Former visual arts Fellows include Ellen Gallagher, Jack Pierson, Lisa Yuskavage, Angela Dufresne, Geoffrey Chadsey, and Lamar Peterson. Former writing Fellows--nearly all of whom came here before the publication of their first books--have won every major national award in writing including the National Book Award and seven Pulitzer Prizes. Former writing Fellows include Denis Johnson, Louise Glück, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Yusef Komunyakaa.

The postmark deadline for the 2013-14 Writing Fellowships is December 1, 2012.

For details, please visit our website.

Call for Poetry Submissions: Foothill

Foothill: a journal of poetry is seeking submissions of poetry. Directed by students at Claremont Graduate University, Foothill: a journal of poetry is a biannual print and online poetry journal that features the work of emerging poets enrolled in graduate programs across the United States. The journal is sponsored by the English department in the School of Arts and Humanities at Claremont Graduate University, which is also home to the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Awards and Kate Tufts Discovery Awards. As the Tufts poetry awards honor and support poets ascending the difficult beginning and middle summits of their careers, Foothill promotes those still laboring through the apprenticeship of graduate study.

Submissions of up to five unpublished poems composed in any poetic genre or form are welcome from poets actively enrolled in a graduate program located in the United States. Submissions are read year-round and we accept simultaneous submissions. We regret we cannot pay for work, however, authors will receive a free copy of the print journal.

In your cover letter please include your name, e-mail address, title(s) of poem(s) submitted, the name of the university and program you are enrolled in, and a brief description of your field of study and research interests (to be included alongside your work). Accepted poets are also invited to send audio or video files of them performing their work, which will be embedded alongside their poems on our website. Send your poetry as a Word ".doc" file attachment to:

foothill(at) (Replace (at) with @ .)

with "poetry submission" written in the heading. Please allow three to four months for a response, though you will usually hear from us much sooner. Thank you and we look forward to reading your work.

For more information, visit our website or e-mail questions to:

 foothill(at) (replace (at) with @ in sending email).