Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Fiction Competition: Arcadia Magazine

Arcadia Magazine Short Story Contest

$1000 Cash Prize - Deadline to enter is February 15, 2013

The editors at Arcadia seek exceptionally well-crafted short stories between 4,000 - 7,000 words. There is no criteria beyond the word limit; send us your best, as always, whether it's a nurse romance or a piercing exploration of American malaise. You'd be surprised how often we might prefer the former to the latter.

Submissions can be made through our Submittable page. Multiple submissions are more than welcome, but please submit them separately. Submissions are read blind, so please make sure the manuscript does not have your name or contact information on it.

The entry fee is $15.00.

The winner receives $1,000 plus publication in Arcadia. All entries will be considered for publication.

Short Fiction Competition: Kenyon Review

The submissions period for the 2013 Short Fiction Contest will open on February 1st.

2013 Guidelines
The contest is open to all writers who have not yet published a book of fiction. Submissions must be 1200 words or fewer. There is no entry fee. Katharine Weber, the Richard L. Thomas Chair in Creative Writing at Kenyon College and author of five critically-acclaimed novels, including Triangle and True Confections, will be the final judge. The Kenyon Review will publish the winning short story in the Winter 2014 issue, and the author will be awarded a scholarship to attend the 2013 Writers Workshop, June 15th-22nd, in Gambier, Ohio.
Submission Guidelines

Writers must not have published a book of fiction at the time of submission. (We define a “published book of fiction” as a novel, novella or short story collection written by you and published by someone other than you in print, on the web, or in ebook format.)
Stories must be no more than 1200 words in length.
One submission per entrant.
Please do not simultaneously submit your contest entry to another magazine or contest.
Please do not submit work that has been previously published.
The submissions link will be active February 1st to February 28th. All work must be submitted through our electronic system. We cannot accept paper submissions.
Winners will be announced in the late spring. You will receive an e-mail notifying you of any decisions regarding your work.
The contest uses Submittable as a submissions system. If you don’t have an account with Submittable, you’ll need to create one. If you’ve used Submittable with other submissions, you can log-in and submit with your existing account.

Call for Art and Writing Submissions: Star 82 Review

Star 82 Review is a new art and lit online and print-on-demand quarterly that is looking for your best original work and lyrical language. The idea of making the familiar strange and the strange, familiar is of particular interest. Categories include flash, postcard lit, art post images, and erasure texts. Fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, poetry, comics, short dramatic scenes, and all art media will be considered.

Got art or text from 6-1000 words?

Please see our website for details and online submission information.

Call for Submissions: Revolution House Magazine

The editors of Revolution House Magazine are currently reading submissions of poetry, nonfiction, short stories, flash fiction, and graphic stories for our fourth issue, due late spring/early summer 2013.

Peruse previous issues and submissions guidelines here.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to stayup-to-date on Revolution House news.

Revolution House doesn’t care if you have a hundred publication credits or if this is your first attempt. Send us your poems, your stories, your moments of shining truth, and we will treat themas we want our own to be treated: with respect and compassion. Send us the work that moves you, for better or worse.

Audio Competition: Missouri Review

The Missouri Review is excited to announce that our 2013 Audio Competition is underway! As of last year, we accept entries by email or regular post. Prizes will be awarded for high-quality recordings of poets and writers reading their work and for audio documentaries on any subject.

Winners in each of three categories receive $1,000. Winning entries and runners-up will be featured on our website and on our iTunes feed and made available to our subscribers. All entrants receive a one-year, digital subscription to The Missouri Review.

We are also excited to once again offer pay-by-donation entry fees! Now you decide what you will pay to enter the competition. (Previously, entry to the Audio Contest cost $20). All contributions go directly towards supporting the continued production of The Missouri Review, its awards, and related programs.

Deadline: March 15th, 2012

Mailed entries must include a CD, entry form, entry fee, and author bio. Emailed entries should include an MP3 file of the entry, an entry form, online payment (through TMR’s website), and an author bio. For full details and to download an entry form, please see our website.

We hope to have the chance to listen to your work!

Best regards,

Claire McQuerry and Mike Petrik

Contest Editors
The Missouri Review
357 McReynolds Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Short Story Competition: Gemini Magazine

David Bright, Editor
editor(at) (change (at) to @ )

Gemini Magazine is pleased to announce its fourth annual Short Story Contest featuring a grand prize of $1,000. Second place wins $100and three honorable mentions each receive $25. All five finalists will be published online in the June 2013 issue of Gemini.

Entry fee: $4. Deadline: April 1, 2013.

Both published and unpublished writers have won our Short Story Contests. Entries are read blind so everyone has a fair chance.

Absolutely no restrictions on content, style, genre or length. Topics of finalists’ stories have been as varied as prostitution, the Irish Republican Army, an annoying BlackBerry user, and death in Nairobi.

Full details here.

Call for Novel Submissions: Cairn Press LLC

Cairn Press LLC will have a submission period from February 1 through March 31. We seek remarkable, completed, fine-tuned fiction manuscripts. We look for prose that rises off the page,characters that infect our dreams, stories that alter us. If you have a novel that can only be identified as literature, has taken you years to write and is quite good, then please send a kind email to:

editor(at) (change (at) to @ )

with "submission" in the subject line. We will need a one-page query and the opening 20 pages attached as.doc/.docx/.pdf/.rtf files in order to consider the work. Please see our submission guidelines for more information.

Thank you,
Angie Brown
Cairn Press
Acquisitions Manager
Associate Editor

Call for Fiction and Poetry Submissions: Timber Journal

Timber Journal needs your best innovative fiction and poetry!

Timber is a literary journal dedicated to the promotion of innovative literature…whatever that means. Our interpretation of that word—innovative—is rather unsettled, and tends to evolve along with our editorial staff. In general though, we like work that seeks to explore the boundaries of poetry and fiction. Make of that what you will.

We publish work online as well as in an annual print anthology. Please see our current issue and full submission guidelines here.

Timber is run by students in the Masters of Fine Arts program at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Deadline for the current issue is February 28, 2013.

We look forward to reading your work!

Call for Submissions: Surreal South '13

Surreal South '13

Submissions Link.

Surreal South shudders awake again, groaning to be born, and it needs your stories! It's time for Surreal South '13, hitting shelves this Halloween. And as with previous editions of the anthology series, Surreal South `13 is looking for stories that take the book title literally: stories that go "beyond the real" and that somehow take on southern setting, origin, or culture.

Our theme: A Surreal Lost and Found

For this edition in particular, we're looking for stories of impossible finds, or of unthinkable losses.

Show us what happens when, say, a deer hunter guts a whitetail doe to find a live human infant in its womb, or when a single mom finds that her autistic son has been going on nightly tours through Hell with Virgil, or when a small town in Tennessee begins to lose Newton's laws one at a time. Let your protagonist find something that you never could, or lose something that you're glad you can't, and take us along for the ride.

We welcome stories that are horrific, speculative, mysterious, dreamlike, or that draw from any of the various fiction genres, but please note that we aren't necessarily looking for pieces that are loyal examples of a genre, whether literary, fantasy, crime, horror, or others. What we want is to be disturbed and delighted by good narrative through good prose.

While we're strict about needing stories that go "beyond the real"—stories that involve the impossible or the supernatural—we're a little more flexible on the "southern" part of Surreal South. Either the story's content needs to involve the south, or it can be that the writer is associated with the geographical American south (born, living, spent time in prison or otherwise dallied somewhere south of the Mason-Dixon).

We require non-exclusive print and e-book rights to each story. While preference will be given to new, original work, we will consider work that has been published elsewhere. You must currently own free and clear rights to the piece.

Quick Intro to the Editor, Josh Woods:

The founders and original editors of Surreal South, Laura and Pinckney Benedict, have passed the torch to me, and, to be brief, I am extremely fortunate to receive such an honor and such a magnificent responsibility. My own fiction has appeared in the last two Surreal South editions among other places, and I was Associate Editor for Surreal South '09. Also, I was Editor of two other anthologies, The Versus Anthology, and The Book of Villains.


Surreal South `13 seeks submissions of prose fiction of 1000 to around 7000 words.

The fiction or the author must be in some manner southern, and the work must contain surreal elements.

Content should reflect the lost or found theme.

Only one submission per writer.

Rights: Submitter must own/control print and e-book rights to the work. All rights remain with the author; Press 53 seek one-time rights to publish the work in print and ebook format for as long as Surreal South '13 remains in print.

Submission must contain these elements, and these elements only:

a. The story or self-contained novel excerpt of 1000-7000 words.

b. Author bio (no longer than 250 words).

c. Story note relating to the origin of the story and its surreal elements.

d. Information on the publishing history of the story (if applicable).

Submission deadline: May 1, 2013

Notification: Authors will be notified by July 1, 2013

Publication date (e-book and print): October 31, 2013

Compensation: one complimentary copy of Surreal South '13 and the opportunity to purchase additional print copies (ebook not included) at 50% off the cover price plus shipping for as long as the book is in print.

Employment and Internships: Milkweed Editions


Milkweed Editions offers a four-month, intensive introduction to book publishing through its nationally recognized internship program. For more information, click here.


Milkweed Editions, one of the nation’s leading independent book publishers, seeks a content manager. The content manager’s primary responsibilities include sustaining and evolving the voice of the organization’s online presence and working to enrich its audience. In addition to sourcing, editing, proofreading, and distributing content, this person will work with freelance technicians to maintain and enhance the organization's digital capabilities
For more information about the position, click here.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Call for Submissions: Conclave

Conclave: A Journal of Character is open for submissions for Spring, 2013.

Conclave is a bi-annual print journal that focuses on character-driven writing in short stories, flash fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, prose poems and photographs. Issues appear every spring and autumn. We select six of our best works each year to be nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

Pieces should focus strongly on character. For further information about what character means to us, please visit our website.

You may read our submissions guidelines here.

Creative Nonfiction Competition: 3rd Annual VanderMey Creative Nonfiction Prize

3rd Annual VanderMey Creative Nonfiction Prize

Ruminate Magazine invites you to enter our 3rd annual VanderMey Creative Nonfiction Prize.

Entry fee is $15; deadline is February 15, 2013. 

$1000 and publication will be awarded to the winner; $100 and publication awarded to runner-up.

The finalist judge is award-winning author Brian Doyle. You may submit one piece per entry; 5500 words or less. Enter online.

Call for Submissions: The Quotable

The Quotable is accepting submissions of flash fiction, short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and art.

The Quotable is a quarterly print & online publication and will accept submissions during the following reading periods:

December 1 - February 1 : Spring Issue
March 1 - May 1 : Summer Issue
June 1 - August 1 : Fall Issue
September 1 - November 1 : Winter Issue

Unless otherwise noted, each issue will be centered around a theme and a quote.


The theme is Day & Night

"The day has eyes; the night has ears."
~Scottish Proverb

We accept only original unpublished work. Fiction and non-fiction contributors are limited to one submission per reading period. Poetry and art contributors are limited to three submissions per reading period. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that you notify us immediately should your work be accepted elsewhere.

We prefer double spaced, 12 pt. Times New Roman (or similarly readable font). To ensure fairness, The Quotable has a blind submissions process. Remove all identifying information - name, email address, etc. - from your manuscripts. We will decline any manuscript that contains the author's information. Cover letters should include your name and a brief bio to be used in the event of publication.

We only accept submission through our submissions manager:

To see general guidelines visit our Submittable page.

Call for Submissions: Journal of Compressed Creative Arts

Subject: Call for Submissions: Compressed Fiction, CNF, and Poetry

The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts is looking for, as you might guess, "compressed creative arts." We accept fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, mixed media, visual arts, and even kitchen sinks, if they are compressed in some way. Work is published weekly, without labels, and the labels here only exist to help us determine its best readers.

Our response time is generally 1-3 days. Also, our acceptance rate is currently about 1% of submissions. We pay writers $50 per accepted piece and signed contract.

Beginning January 15, 2013, we will again be open for compressed poetry, compressed prose fiction (including prose poetry), and compressed creative nonfiction. We will close submissions on April 15, 2013.

The reader for your submission is, during this round of fall submissions, the managing editor.

Please be sure to submit in the correct category; we've been receiving several fiction submissions in the creative nonfiction category. Word count alone doesn't create compression, so we ask that you also consider why this piece works for a journal obsessed with what's compressed. With the writer's permission, we publish the "best of lists" from the cover letters on our blog, along with the writer's name, picture, and link (of the writer's choosing).

For all submitters, we aren't as concerned with labels—hint fiction, prose poetry, micro fiction, flash fiction, and so on—as we are with what compression means to you. In other words, what form "compression" takes in each artist's work will be up to each individual. However, we don't publish erotica or work with strong, graphic sexual content.

In short, we want to fall in love with your work. That might happen in the way we've fallen in love with work we've previously published, or it might happen in a way we have yet to experience. Maybe reading that other work will help in knowing whether you should send your work to us, but in truth, such a thing might not be discoverable.

Submit here.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Internship/Employment: H_NGM_N Books

 H_NGM_N seeks qualified & energetic people to fill the following positions – to fill them with zeal & vigor & determination!
We ask for a firm commitment of at least 6 months for each position.  Positions are unpaid unless otherwise noted.

eBook Process + Design Specialist - Ability to handle all aspects of working converting various text formats for the various eBook formats.  Experience/past success at conversion is essential & proficient HTML/coding skills is a plus!

Design Interns - We always welcome to opportunity to see the visual/graphics work of designers who may be interested in working with us on specific projects or filling a slot in our bullpen for work that ranges from cover design & interior layout to a range of smaller tweaks / fixes / backburner jobs!

Social Media Wrangler - Successful candidates for this position will understand the voice of H_NGM_N & will approach social media as a conversation.  They will work to manage & grow H_NGM_N’s social media presence(s) by following rules laid down in our Strategy Bible, as well as spearheading new development opportunities, all while putting a unique & distinctive spin on the communication voice.  This position will primarily focus on Facebook development.

A position with H_NGM_N offers experience with a small press recognized by Poets & Writers, the Poetry Foundation, Coldfront & others as one of the most essential & innovative presses operating today.  You will gain far-reaching experience in all aspects of small press publishing, including digital media, marketing & relationship building.
Expected commitment for each position is 3-5 hours per week.

Interested?  Send an email detailing your experience & interest to
editor [at] h-ngm-n [dot] com

Call for Submissions: Southwestern Haiku Anthology

Southwestern Haiku Anthology Seeks Submissions

Submissions Window: September 1, 2012–January 31, 2013

A new Dos Gatos Press anthology will feature original, previously unpublished haiku/senryu and haiga that focus on the Southwestern United States. Scott Wiggerman and Constance Campbell will serve as editors. Penny Harter will write the preface. We anticipate a 2013 release date.

You need not be a resident of the Southwest to submit. The arrangement of the anthology will be by seasons, though the poems need not include a kigo, or traditional “season” word.

You may submit haiku/senryu or haiga or both. See our website for full details.


Submit up to two haiku/senryu per season (e.g., if you submit two for each season, you can submit up to eight poems). Use the labels Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer to identify your haiku/senryu. You may submit haiku or senryu or both.

If you have any questions about submitting haiku, feel free to contact Scott Wiggerman:

editors(at) (replace (at) with @)


Haiga is an image artistically integrated with haiku. The haiku complements the image; the image complements the haiku. The placement of the haiku is important, as is the choice of typeface or the style of any lettering done by hand.

Our Guidelines:

Submit up to three haiga. Each haiga will include an original image and an embedded haiku—both created by the individual submitting the haiga. Because we use a blind reading process, you will not include a byline/signature on a haiga when you submit it.

Image Guidelines:

Black and white images only—no color images.

Printable space on a page will be 4.4 X 7.25 inches. A vertical haiga might take up an entire page. A horizontal haiga will be limited to the width of our page; we will not rotate a page 90˚ to accommodate a horizontal image.

Digital Images:
Minimum width for an image: 1320 pixels.

Scanning images:

Scan non-digital photographs at 300 dpi or higher.
For pen and ink, line art, or type as line art, scan in bitmap format at 600 dpi or higher.

If one of your haiga is accepted, you will need to submit separate files to us—one for the image itself (without the text) and one for the text itself (haiku and byline/signature)—so that we can work with our printer to achieve the best possible print quality. At this point in the process, you will include your byline/signature on the haiga.

NOTE: Managing Editor David Meischen works with our printer to achieve high quality images. If you have any questions about how to create the image file you submit, please contact him:

managingeditor(at) (Replace (at) with @ )

Save files as:

jpg (use high/best compression level)

NOTE: Our submissions manager will not accept an image file with .jpeg or .tif as the file extension. Before you submit an image, be sure that the file extension is .jpg or .tiff

Scott Wiggerman
Dos Gatos Press
1310 Crestwood Road
Austin, Texas 78722

Call for Submissions: Composite {Arts Magazine}

Composite {Arts Magazine} is now accepting submissions of fiction and creative nonfiction for its Spring and Summer 2013 issues, themed The Wild and Pattern respectively.

The deadline for Spring 2013, The Wild is February 18, 2013. The deadline for Summer 2013, Pattern is May 20, 2013.

Submission guidelines, along with the full theme statement, is available on our website.

Call for Submissions: Union Station Magazine


UNION STATION MAGAZINE is a quarterly online magazine that publishes fiction, poetry, photography, book review and interview.

With each issue, we seek to bring together diverse and emerging voices in poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, as well as showcase freshest talent in photography. Please checkout our most recent Issue no.7.

Issue no.8 is scheduled for release in March 2013. Submissions will close for this issue on February 15, 2013.

For the complete submission guidelines, please visit the website.

Any questions should be directed to editor[at] (Replace [at] with @ )

Friday, January 11, 2013

Poetry and Flash Fiction Competitions: Able Muse

Able Muse Contests now open for submission:

1) *** ABLE MUSE WRITE PRIZE (Poetry & Flash Fiction) ***
- $500 prize, plus publication in ABLE MUSE, print edition
- Final Judges are -
POETRY: Kelly Cherry
FICTION: Thaisa Frank

- Deadline: February 15, 2013
2) *** ABLE MUSE BOOK AWARD (Poetry manuscript) ***
- $1000 prize, plus book publication
- Final Judge: X.J. Kennedy

- Deadline: March 31, 2013

For more information about both competitions, please visit our website.

Great Plains Emerging Tribal Writers Award

Great Plains Emerging Tribal Writers Award


The Great Plains Writers Conference, in cooperation with South Dakota State University's American Indian Studies Program and American Indian Education and Cultural Center, announces the inaugural competition for a new annual award to encourage tribal writers in the early phases of their writing lives and to honor those of extraordinary merit and promise.

The winner, judged by AIS and AIECC, will receive an award of $500 and be invited to read at the Great Plains Writers' Conference at SDSU March 24-26, 2013. This year's conference focuses on examining the legacy of Vine Deloria, Jr.

WHO CAN SUBMIT: Writers from the Dakotas, Nebraska, and Minnesota who have not yet published a book of creative writing.

WORK ACCEPTED: Fiction, creative nonfiction, drama, or the screenplay (20 double-spaced pages maximum) or poetry (15 pages maximum).

LOGISTICS: Send materials by February 8, 2013 to:

Emerging Tribal Writers Award
English Department
South Dakota State University
Scobey Hall (014) Box 504
Brookings, SD 57007

There is no application fee. Finalists will be asked to demonstrate tribal enrollment to the AIS and AIECC. For further information on the GPWC visit our website.

Blog Editor Wanted: Literary Mama

We want to expand Literary Mama’s presence in cyberspace by adding another blog editor to our staff.

The Literary Mama blog publishes mama-centric news our readers can use -- including information about publishing opportunities and literacy efforts; essays and writing prompts that motivate and inspire; announcements about events, classes, and workshops; and book giveaways and blog tours that feature mother-writers.

The ideal candidate pays attention to detail, thinks like a marketer (i.e. understands how a blog can be used to promote a product), and is comfortable searching the Internet and working with (or willing to learn) computer applications including WordPress and Google Calendar. She will join our current blog editor to fulfill our goal of three posts per week and should be comfortable working independently, yet able to communicate with a wide variety of other writers, including LM editors and the public.

Literary Mama cannot  offer compensation at this time -- we are an all-volunteer organization -- but we do offer the benefits of working with a talented group of writers and editors to produce one of Writer's Digest's picks for the "101 Best Web Sites for Writers."

Applicants should email a letter and resume to Caroline Grant, Editor-in-Chief: carolinemgrant (at) gmail (dot) com

Call for Pitches and Nonfiction Submissions: Virginia Quarterly Review

Spring 2013: Business of Literature
We are seeking posts that explore the business side of writing, editing, and publishing—from all perspectives. We’re specifically seeking contributions to the following series:

  • The Cost of Being a Writer: the emotional cost, the sacrifices made, the burden on family or friends, the financial struggle. You explore what the cost has been or what it might be.

Length: Flexible and up to the writer

Deadline: March 1, 2013

Pay: $100 per post 

Pub date: If accepted, the post would run between April and June 2013.

Send pitches to either:

Jane Friedman
janefriedman(at) (Change (at) to @ )

Allison Wright
wright(at) Change (at) to @ )

Monday, January 7, 2013

Seeking Spring Interns: Double X Magazine

Slate's Washington, D.C., office is hiring interns for the spring to help with the magazine's Double X section. Candidates must be available at least two days per week, preferably Tuesday and Wednesday to assist with the Double X Gabfest. They must be highly organized, have a proven interest in women’s issues, and be very familiar with Slate. They must also be able to work quickly, efficiently, and without much supervision. For the right candidate, there may be opportunity for occasional writing. Candidates must be full-time students (in college or graduate school).

To apply, email a cover letter that clearly outlines your availability and cultural interests, a résumé, a short critique of any Double X piece from the last year (no more than 300 words), and three clips or writing samples (links are fine, but no PDF files) to slatedcinterns(at) (Replace (at) with @ ). Please use the subject line "Slate Double X Internship."

The application deadline is Jan. 18, 2013.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Call for Fiction and Creative Nonfiction: Intellectual Refuge

Intellectual Refuge is seeking fiction and creative nonfiction.

MINIMUM: 1500 WORDS (sometimes less)
MAXIMUM: We all know too long when we see it (under 3500 words is a good target)


TOPIC GENRE: Essays from multiple disciplines/topics would be very great to see – and most welcome.
As for the literary inclined, we believe in you and, for God’s sake, send good work.


IntellectualRefuge(at) (Replace (at) with @ )

* Word or PDF format

Call for Nonfiction and Cover Art: New Stories from the Midwest

New Stories from the Midwest Call for Submissions
Web- Nonfiction:

New Stories from the Midwest is currently seeking nonfiction pieces for publication on its website.
We’re interested in pieces that celebrate the Midwestern United States: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
We’re open to style and length.

Cover Art Contest:

We are looking for high-quality artwork in any genre (painting, photo, sculpture, digital, etc.) that represents the “essence” of the Midwest for the cover of New Stories from the Midwest 2012. The winning image will be published on the cover of the yearly anthology, and a brief description of the winning artwork and artist bio will be included. Last year's winner was Jade Webber with her piece “The Bear Who Eats Hunters.” Jade received a cash payment and her art will appear on the cover of New Stories from the Midwest 2011.

Deadline for entries is April 1, 2013.

Please follow this Link to our Submittable page.

Call for Flash Fiction and Poetry Chapbooks: Chantepleure Press

Chantepleure Press will be accepting chapbook manuscripts beginning immediately, and we need your help in finding authors to publish. Chantepleure is a French word meaning “to sing and cry simultaneously”, and we’re looking for manuscripts that make us want to do exactly that: poignant, well-written, and resonant work. Please send your 20-30 page flash fiction or poetry manuscripts as MS Word attachments to:
chantepleurepress(at) (Replace (at) with @ ) 
Deadline: Friday, February 15. We look forward to reading your work and will be in touch shortly!

Alexandra Franklin: acfranklin(at) (Replace (at) with @ ) 
Laura Flowers: lmflowers1(at) (Replace (at) with @ )

Friday, January 4, 2013

Call for Submissions: Raven Chronicles

Happy Winter Season:

Theme: human behavior, rather than animal or plant behaviors, boils down to action, to human activity: "Why We Do What We Do." That's what makes it so damn interesting. Whether it's bungee jumping, going to war, singing in the shower, peeling an orange, trekking through the desert, throwing a tantrum, drinking sherry in secret, making tortillas, or Saturday night sex, it's all of it behavior, and all of it triggered by/in response to various mixes of  cultural norms, social pressures, personal history, survival instincts, genetics, and brain chemistry!! In contrast, character—whether personal, cultural, national (whatever) — is a subjective assessment (of worth/lack of worth) based on behavior—i.e., the things a person, or nation, does or doesn't do.

ALSO: Seeking Writing/Art on regular features/themes:
Cultural Geography (translations); Food & Culture;
Family Corvidae; Nature Writing; Odes to Persons, Places & Things;
Poetics/Interviews; Rants, Raves & Reviews; Spoken Word 

SUBMISSION DEADLINES: Jan. 1, 2013-Feb. 28, 2013

Publication: Summer, 2013

Poetry--Thomas Hubbard
Fiction--Kathleen Alcala, Stephanie Lawyer
Non-Fiction--Anna Balint

More detailed guidelines on our website.

Note: We do NOT accept simultaneous submissions. To submit your work, please visit our website.