Archive for December, 2006

Call for Submissions – Green Candy Press

19 December 2006

Call for Submissions for My Gay Brother

Director Chris Munch’s recent indie film festival favorite, Harry and Max, explored the complicated relationship between two gay brothers, and struck a rich vein. Uterine hormones, genetic quirk, hypothalamus size, sibling order, or distant father, they’re the stuff of many a scientific and sociological study—gay siblings. Whatever the source, it’s a common phenomenon: most of us know guys with one or more gay brothers; the subject comes up quickly when two gay men get to know each other.

Most gay men grow up as strangers in their own families, outsiders with a closely-guarded secret. But many gay men share that secret in common with someone very close by in the foxholes of the family battle, acknowledged or not: a brother. Whether they know it at first or only sense a difference, how they are alike or how surprisingly they differ, how one’s coming out affects the other, the special bond they may share as adults—or not; how having a gay brother influenced their developing identities and made them who they are today: these are some of the issues that will be addressed in the personal essays collected in My Gay Brother.

Topics and tone will be as varied as family dynamics: Mom’s reaction to another son’s coming out, sexual experimentation between siblings (twins a ++!), gay brothers with nothing but their sexual orientation in common, brothers lost to suicide or AIDS. These moving accounts will detail brotherly devotion, rivalry, loyalty, betrayal, love, laughter, and grief—in short, all the stuff of family relations, but with an intriguing queer twist.

Green Candy Press seeks beautifully written, provocative, honest, emotionally revealing and insightful, funny, sad, bitter, and joyful memoirs of growing up alongside or maintaining ties as an adult between gay men who are also siblings. Submissions should be original and not previously published in book format. Submissions should be between 6-25 typed, double-spaced manuscript pages and available as Microsoft Word documents.

Send to: Green Candy Press
601 Van Ness Avenue, E3-918
San Francisco, CA 94102,

e-mail query to

Hard copy submissions should include either SASE with sufficient postage for return of your ms or indication that ms may be recycled. Be sure to include phone number and e-mail address. Final selections will be paid $100 upon final acceptance of the complete manuscript.

Submissions Deadline: February 1st, 2007.

About the Editor: Kevin Bentley’s last anthology, Boyfriends from Hell, was a Lammy finalist and an InsightOut Bookclub selection. He is also the editor of Afterwords: Real Sex from Gay Men’s Diaries, and the author of Wild Animals I Have Known: Polk Street Diaries and After and Let’s Shut Out the World.


2007 Tupelo Press Snowbound Series Chapbook Award

18 December 2006

2007 Tupelo Press Snowbound Series Chapbook Award

$1000 cash prize and 50 copies
Judge: A judge of national distinction will be named soon
Manuscripts are judged anonymously
Tupelo Press will consider all finalists for publication

This competition is open to any poet writing in English. Previously published poems with proper acknowledgment are acceptable. Translations and previously self-published books are not eligible. Employees of Tupelo Press, Inc. are not eligible. Poets should submit 20 to 30 pages (no more than one poem per page) plus SASE and $20 reading fee. Manuscripts should be on good quality white paper, paginated consecutively, with a table of contents and acknowledgments
and bound with a clip. Include two cover pages, one with only the title of the manuscript and a second with your name, address, telephone numbers, email address, and title of the manuscript. Your name must not appear elsewhere on the manuscript. Please retain a copy for your records.
Entries must be postmarked between December 1, 2006 and February 15, 2007

No UPS or FedEx. May include SAS postcard for confirmation of your submission and SASE for notification of winner. Manuscripts will not be returned. Simultaneous submissions to other publishers are permitted, but Tupelo Press must be notified immediately if manuscript is accepted elsewhere.

Mail manuscript and entry fee to:
Tupelo Press Snowbound Series
P.O. Box 539
Dorset, VT 05251

The 2007 Marjorie J. Wilson Award for Best Poem Contest

18 December 2006

The 2007 Marjorie J. Wilson Award for Best Poem Contest

Postmark Deadline: March 31, 2007

First Prize: $2,500

for Best Poem & Publication in MARGIE Vol. 6
(all entries will be considered for publication)

Finalist Judge:

World-acclaimed poet & former chancellor of
the Academy of American Poets


Submit 3 unpublished poems along with a $15 entry fee payable to MARGIE, INC. (60 line limit per poem)
Additional poems may be submitted for $5 each
Enclose a single cover sheet with your name, address, phone, email (if possible) & poem titles
No names should appear on the poems themselves
Simultaneous submissions accepted
Entries must be POSTMARKED by March 31, 2007
Only submit copies as poems will not be returned
All entries will be considered for publication in Margie / The American Journal of Poetry
Include a Self-Addressed, Stamped Envelope to receive notification of contest results
Send contest submissions & entry fee to:

MARGIE, PO BOX 250, Chesterfield, MO. 63006-0250

Please email us at:

Kurt Vonnegut Fiction Prize: North American Review

18 December 2006


First Prize $1000 Second $100 Third $50

Winners will be published in the North American Review.

Deadline: December 31, 2006 (postmark)

Entry fee: $18.00 (includes a one-year subscription). Make your check or money order out to North American Review. If you are outside the US, please make sure the entry fee is in US currency and routed through a US bank.

Rules: Two copies of one story (7000 words maximum). No names on manuscripts. Include cover sheet with name, address, phone, e-mail, title. Story must be unpublished and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Simultaneous submission is not allowed. Stories will not be returned, so please don’t send an SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope) for return.

For acknowledgment of receipt, please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard. If you wish to receive the list of winners, please include a business-size SASE.

Submit to:

Kurt Vonnegut Fiction Prize
North American Review (CRWO)
University of Northern Iowa
1222 W. 27th Street Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0516 USA



University of Wyoming. Eminent

18 December 2006

University of Wyoming. Eminent Writer-in-Residence. The Creative Writing MFA at the University of Wyoming is proud to announce a new endowed professorship that each year will enable this already strong community of writers to invite an Eminent Writer-in-Residence to join its work, in this beautiful location, at this dynamic university. Wyoming’s MFA is a new program, but it already plays a role in campus dialogue befitting its interdisciplinary emphasis. For example, affiliation with the University’s Helga Otto Haub School of Environment & Natural Resources enable MFA students to double major, in creative writing & ENR. Teaching load for the rotating annual position is negotiable, but we will seek distinguished writers willing to participate actively in the program throughout the year of residence. The program encourages interdisciplinarity in its students & faculty, & will welcome holders of the position whose interest & expertise allow their teaching to extend beyond the MFA program & the English Department to include another department as well.

We expect to appoint for the first year an Eminent Writer-in-Residence those work emphasizes Nonfiction, but future holders of the position will include distinguished poets & fiction writers also. We actively seek to diversify the faculty of the program, & expect this position over time to enhance that diversity. The position comes with a competitive salary & full benefits. We will welcome nominations & expressions of interest on an ongoing basis. Please address all correspondence to:

H. L. Hix, Director, Creative Writing MFA
English Dept.
3353, Univ. of Wyoming
Laramie, WY 82071.

BGSU Visting Writer

18 December 2006

Bowling Green State University
Department of English
212 East Hall Bowling Green, Ohio 43403-0125
(419) 372-2576
Fax: (419) 372-0333

Announcement of Position Vacancy

Arts & Sciences Distinguished Visiting Writer The English Department of Bowling Green State University seeks strong applicants for the College of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Visiting Writer.

Duties: The Creative Writing Program at Bowling Green State University seeks a poet as the college of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Visiting Writer. The successful candidate will be in residence spring 2008; teach one workshop in our BFA program and one workshop in our MFA program; give a public reading and a lecture; and advise theses.

1) MA, MFA or Ph.D. by time of employment.
2) At least one book of poetry and critical recognition consistent
with a writer of national reputation.
3) Evidence of outstanding teaching.

Salary: competitive
Effective Date of Employment: The starting date of employment is January 2008. BGSU is a university of over 17,000 students with long traditions of teaching and scholarly excellence. It is located in a small city 25 minutes south of Toledo, Ohio, and one hour south of Ann Arbor, Michigan. The English Department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in rhetoric, literature, creative writing (MFA program begun 1967, BFA program begun 1972), and technical communication. The Department has a full-time teaching staff of 68, about 450 undergraduate majors in English, English Education and Creative Writing, and 74 graduate students. For 36 years BGSU’s Creative Writing Program has been known nationally for its excellence and is the home of the award-winning Mid-American Review. Nationally known writers, such as C.K. Williams, Edmund White, Stuart Dybek, Grace Paley, Stephen Dunn, Rick Moody, and Marge Piercy, visit the campus to read their works and meet with faculty and students. Graduates of the MFA program have won such awards as the Yale Younger Poets Award, the Guggenheim, NEA Individual Artist Fellowships, the Iowa Short Fiction Prize, Willa Cather Prize, Bobst Award, the Bluestem Award, the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award, the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, and the National Contemporary Poetry Award. MFA alumni include Jean Thompson, Carolyn Forche, Anthony Doerr, and Tony Ardizzone.

Application Materials: Send cover letter, CV, transcripts, three current letters of reference, writing sample (one book), a list of courses taught with brief descriptions, and 1-2 sample undergraduate syllabi to Kristine Blair, Chair, English Department, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403-0191. Electronic and Fax applications cannot be considered. The starting date of employment for this position is January 2008. Screening of applicants will begin March 15, 2007 and continue until the position is filled. BGSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Reginald S. Tickner Writing Fellowship

18 December 2006

Gilman School. Reginald S. Tickner Writing Fellowship. Gilman School, an independent boys’ school with coordinated classes with Bryn Mawr School & Roland Park Country School, will continue to sponsor a writer-in-residence position for the 2007-2008 academic year.

Responsibilities include teaching one class in creative writing, directing a speakers’ series, advising the literary magazine, & working one-to-one with students on their writing. Salary: approximately $26,000, plus full benefits package. To apply: send c.v., cover letter, three confidential letters of recommendation or dossier, & a sample of published writing to: Dr. Meg Tipper, Director, Writing Center, Gilman School, 5407 Roland Ave., Baltimore, MD 21210.

Firm deadline for receipt of all materials is January 8, 2007.

St. Lawrence University. Viebranz Visiting Professor of Creative Writing

18 December 2006

St. Lawrence University. Viebranz Visiting Professor of Creative Writing. Fiction or Creative Nonfictionwriters with significant publications & teaching experience are invited to apply for the position of Viebranz Visiting Professor of Creative Writing for the academic year 2007-08. Publications & teaching experience in a second genre would be preferable. The individual hired would be expected to teach two genre-specific courses each semester, at the beginning & advanced level, & to be an active participant in the English Department. Departmental activities will include giving a reading as part of the St. Lawrence University Writers Series, serving as a reader on a senior honors thesis & possibly directing a senior project as well, leading occasional workshops for senior writing majors &/or giving a craft talk on writing.

Evidence will be sought of a proven track record of innovative pedagogy in creative writing & an
enthusiasm for teaching. MFA or PhD in creative writing & a minimum of one book & significant
magazine publications required. We encourage applications from candidates who bring diverse
cultural, ethnic, & national perspectives to bear on their writing & teaching. The successful
candidate will join a department with a commitment to a program founded on strong ties between the practice of creative expression & the study of literature. Salary commensurate with
experience. A fully-furnished house is provided as part of the compensation package.

Please send a detailed letter of application, c.v. emphasizing publications & relevant teaching
experience, e-mail address, sample syllabi & writing exercises to: Peter Bailey, Chair, Viebranz Search Committee, Dept. of English, St. Lawrence Univ., Canton, NY 13617. Review of applications will begin on January 15. Finalists will be asked to submit a writing sample & three
letters of recommendation attesting to teaching experience. Creative writing faculty from St.
Lawrence University will be at the AWP Conference in Atlanta in late February, & we will be
interviewing candidates there. St. Lawrence University, chartered in 1856, is an independent,
private, coeducational institution of higher learning in New York State. For additional
information, please visit SLU’s homepage. Women, minorities, veterans, & persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

CSU-Fresno Writing Residency

18 December 2006

California State University, Fresno. Distinguished Writer in Residence for fall 2007 or spring 2008. The MFA program in Creative Writing invites applications for a one-semester position for a writer of creative nonfiction. Salary competitive. Appointment is for one semester only. The Visiting Writer normally teaches two graduate courses in creative writing to students in the MFA program. In addition, the successful candidate will be asked to give at least one public reading &/or lecture on writing, meet informally with students & faculty, & may be asked to visit undergraduate classes on occasion.

Qualifications: MFA or PhD preferred. A record of distinguished publication (at least one book) & significant teaching experience required The successful candidate must have the ability to work
effectively with faculty, staff & students from diverse ethnic, cultural, & socioeconomic backgrounds. Online application form available on the Web site:

Applicants should submit a letter of application; an up-to-date c.v.; three letters of recommendation; names, addresses, telephone numbers, & e-mail addresses for five references. All materials should be sent directly to: Prof. Corrinne Hales, Search Committee Chair, MFA Program in Creative Writing, California State University, Fresno, 5245 N. Backer Ave., M/S PB98, Fresno, CA 93740-8001. Phone: (559) 278-8753. Fax: (559) 278-7321. E-mail: . Open Until Filled: to ensure the fullest consideration of their application, applicants are encouraged to have all application materials on file by December 15.

Darden Endowed Chair in Creative Writing

18 December 2006

Darden Endowed Chair in Creative Writing
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

Application Due: 01/31/2007
Type: Full Time

The Department of English at Old Dominion University is accepting
applications from accomplished poets, fiction writers, or nonfiction
writers for the Darden Endowed Chair in Creative Writing. The
position is a continuing appointment to teach two classes or
workshops at the graduate or undergraduate level in the fall semester
of each year. Teaching experience is required, along with a
distinguished publishing record (at least four books); expertise in
more than one genre is a plus. Please submit a cover letter, CV, and
three letters of recommendation to: Dr. David Metzger, Chair of
English, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529. Review of
applicants will begin January 31, 2007 and continue until the
position is filled Old Dominion University is an affirmative action,
equal opportunity institution and requires compliance with the
Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Application Information
Postal Address: Dr. David Metzger
Old Dominion University
Department of English
Norfolk, VA 23529
Phone: (757) 683-3991 Fax: (757) 683-3241
Email Address: dmetzger(at)
(replace (at) with @)

Writers @ Work Fellowship

18 December 2006

2007 Fellowship Competition: Writers @ Work Conference

Writers at Work

P.O. Box 540370

North Salt Lake, UT 84054-0370

In addition to conference events, Writers @ Work offers an annual Fellowship Competition for emerging writers in the fiction, nonfiction, and poetry genres. Best-selling authors Rick Bass and Pamela Houston were among early fellowship award recipients. Winners are honored with cash prizes and publication in Quarterly West, and a consultation with prominent editor or agent.


Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry

First Prize in each category: $1,500, publication in Quarterly West (subject to editorial guidelines), a featured reading at the conference, tuition for a free afternoon session package at the conference (value can be applied towards the full conference tuition), a manuscript consultation during the conference with one of the visiting editors or agents, and free housing.
Honorable Mention in each category: tuition for free afternoon session package (value can be applied towards the full conference tuition), and a manuscript consultation during the conference with one of the visiting editors or agents.


Writers who have not yet published a book-length volume of original work with a national press in the genre in which they submit a manuscript may submit work for the fellowship competition. Only unpublished may be submitted. Work will be considered published if it has appeared in any print journal or literary magazine or has appeared in an electronic magazine or journal. Posting work on personal websites is not considered publishing. Please do not submit work from chapbooks or work published by a vanity press. Self-published work (such as a collection of stories, poems, essays, or novel that you print for limited distribution) is acceptable. Current or former students who have studies with judges in an accredited degree-granting program or institution are not eligible for the competition. Previous winners are not eligible in the genre in which they have won. Board members are prohibited from submitting manuscripts during their
tenure on the board.


Judging is done “blind”. Names are removed from submissions before they are screened so the screeners and judges have no idea of the author and judge on the quality of the manuscript alone. Screening panels are made up of board members and writers from the Salt Lake City writing community. Judges are faculty members invited by the board. They are not board members nor are they affiliated with the board.


Entries for the 2007 fellowship competition can be submitted from January 1, 2007 until no later than March 1, 2007.
Results will be announced May 1, 2007. Manuscripts will not be returned.

Perigee Poetry Contest

18 December 2006

Perigee Poetry Contest

Marguerite and Lamar Smith Fellowship: Carson McCullers Center

18 December 2006

Named in honor of Carson’s parents, The Marguerite and Lamar Smith Fellowship for Writers was inspired by McCullers’ experience at the Breadloaf Writer’s Conference in Vermont and, especially, the Yaddo Arts Colony in Saratoga Springs, New York.; To honor the contribution of these writers’ residences to McCullers’ work, the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians awards fellowships for writers to spend time in McCullers’ childhood home in Columbus, Georgia.; The fellowships are intended to afford the writers in residence uninterrupted time to dedicate to their work, free from the distractions of daily life and other professional responsibilities.

The Marguerite and Lamar Fellowship for Writers will be offered for the fall semester of 2007, the fellowship to begin the first of September and to end the first of December.; During this period of
time, the Smith/McCullers Fellow will reside in a spacious private apartment in Carson McCullers’ childhood home, the Smith-McCullers House.; The Fellow will be provided with a stipend of $5000 to cover costs of transportation, food and other incidentals.; Fellowship recipients will be required to introduce or advance their work through reading or workshop/forum presentations.; The Fellow will work with the McCullers Center Director to plan a presentation near the end of the residency. The Smith-McCullers House is located on a quiet residential street in a historic neighborhood in Columbus, Georgia.; The Fellow will reside in a spacious private apartment occupying one-half of the Smith-McCullers House.; The remainder of the house serves as the Smith-McCullers house Museum and as the offices for the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians.; The apartment is comprised of a large living/writing/sleeping room, a private bathroom, and a private entrance, allowing Fellows to work without interruption or disturbance by the Center and Museum. The kitchen is shared by the Fellow and the Center, but the Center uses the kitchen only for occasional special events. The apartment is adequately furnished; Fellows need bring only their personal belongings.; The Carson McCullers Center provides utilities (except for long distance telephone service), general property maintenance, a computer and online service.; Fellows are welcome, of course, to bring their own computers if they prefer.; Since public transportation in the Columbus area leaves something to be desired, an automobile would prove very useful; however, there are grocery stores, post offices, and other services within walking distance, so an automobile is not an absolute necessity.; A spouse or companion is welcome, but children and pets will not be allowed.

April 1, 2007.; All entries must be mailed and postmarked on or before April 2, 2007.; Electronic submissions will not be accepted. APPLICATION: Go to website to download required application form Print out, complete, and mail three copies of the application form and writing sample as described on the application form.; Also, we require two references.; Print out this recommendation form, send to two people of your choosing, and have them mail the completed forms directly to the
McCullers Center.

Except in the case of published works, application materials will not be returned. There is no application fee. All applicants will receive notification of our receipt of application.

Mail the entire packet to:
The Carson McCullers Fellowship Program
Department of Language and Literature
Columbus State University
4225 University Avenue Columbus, GA; 31907

Direct questions to:
Cathy Fussell, Director
The Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians
706 568-2054

Announcement of Winner:
Early May.; All applicants will receive letters announcing the winner.