Archive for September 13th, 2008

The Whitebird Chapbook Series

13 September 2008

This chapbook series is named in honor of Joanie Whitebird, a co-founder of Wings Press. As the Texas Observer described her, Joanie was “an old-fashioned fence hater, a wire-cutter, a woman in love with the open road, with open relationships, with open futures fraught with possibilities.” We honor her spirit by using this series to introduce new and innovative poetic voices.

Contest Rules

Between Sept. 1 and Oct. 31, submit 30 pages of poetry to:

“Whitebird Chapbook Series”
Wings Press
627 E. Guenther
San Antonio, TX 78210

Include a separate biographical note, a title page with name and address, SASE for notification (mss will not be returned), and $15 reading fee. Announcement of the winner is made in December, with publication to follow in April.

PRIZE: 100 copies.

Violet Reed Haas Prize for Poetry

13 September 2008

50-75 page manuscript

$1,000 prize and publication

An entry fee of $25 must accompany the manuscript

Pay entry fee online only at

Previously published eligible

Deadline: November 30, 2008

Call for submissions: Cave Wall

13 September 2008

The poetry journal Cave Wall is accepting open submissions from August 1-September 30, 2008 (postmark dates). Please send 3-6 previously unpublished poems to the following address:

Cave Wall Press, LLC
P.O. Box 29546
Greensboro, NC 27429-9546

We read submissions blind, so your name should NOT appear on any poems. Include a cover letter listing the titles of poems you’re submitting.

Be sure to include an SASE for response.

Some of our recent contributors: Julianna Baggott, Fred Chappell, Claudia Emerson, Jeffrey Harrison, A. Van Jordan, Rebecca McClanahan, Carl Phillips, Robert Wrigley.

You can find more information on our website:

Foliate Oak Call for Submissions

13 September 2008

The Foliate Oak Literary Magazine is Seeking Submissions of Prose, Poetry, Art, and Photography.

Please read our guidelines before submitting:

We love previously unpublished quirky writing that makes sense, preferably flash fiction (less than 1000 words). We are eager to read short creative nonfiction also. We rarely accept submissions that have over 2700 words. We enjoy poems that we understand, preferably not rhyming poems, unless you make the rhyme so fascinating we’ll wonder why we ever said anything about avoiding rhymes. Give us something fresh, unexpected, and will make us say, “Wow!” We’re not interested in homophobic, religious rants, or pornographic, violent stories. Please avoid using offensive language.

We are always interested in publishing intriguing photography and artwork. Please send all artwork as jpg or gif attachments. We like to have at least three images. Remember to include your brief third person bio.

Coal Hill Review Chapbook Competition

13 September 2008

Coal Hill Review and Autumn House Press are pleased to announce the Coal Hill Review Chapbook Competition: your chance to have your work featured as a special electronic chapbook in a stand-alone issue of Coal Hill Review.

Terrance Hayes will select the winner who will receive $250 and publication of his or her work as an online chapbook.

Review our guidelines below. We begin accepting submissions September 1st, and will continue to do so until the end of the year.

Lumina Poetry Contest

13 September 2008

Our 2009 poetry contest will be judged by Ilya Kaminsky. Ilya is the author of Dancing in Odessa, which won the Whiting Writer’s Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Metcalf Award, the Dorset Prize, and the Ruth Lilly Fellowship given annually by Poetry magazine. Dancing In Odessa was also named Best Poetry Book of the Year 2004 by ForeWord magazine.

First prize: $500, plus publication in LUMINA
Second prize: $100
Third prize: $50

(All contest entries will automatically be considered for publication.)

Deadline: November 15, 2008

Entry fee: $10. Make check or money order payable to LUMINA, and mail it to:

Sarah Lawrence College
Slonim House
One Mead Way
Bronxville, NY 10708-5999

You must also email your entry to (replace (at) with @). Write your email address on your check so that your entry can be matched to your payment. All other contest guidelines are identical to the guidelines for regular poetry submissions. For that information, see our submissions page at

New Literary Journal: Emprise Review Call for Submissions

13 September 2008

Emprise Review is a new literary journal in search of stimulating original art. The staff is composed of an international group of writers who are looking to create an outlet for the best works without consideration for past accomplishments or genre. We want high-quality, compelling work.

Emprise Review publishes monthly online issues and will soon be moving into quarterly print anthologies. Deadline for submission is the 20th of each month.

All submissions should be sent as attachments with Emprise and the submission category in the subject line. For example: Emprise-Fiction, Emprise-Poetry, etc. Send poetry to Send everything else to

Send editor queries to

Fiction submissions, one submission of one story per month, should be sent as attachments and can’t be flash fiction.

Poetry submissions, one submission of up to 3 poems per month, should be sent as attachments and can’t require performance to achieve the work’s intended effect.

Non-fiction submissions (editorials, reviews, essays, extended reporting, etc.), one submission of one piece per month, must be sent as attachments and must be original.

Photography, one submission of up to five photos per month, must be sent as attachments and should be the highest resolution possible.

Please send clean copy. All works must be original. No anonymous submissions. Simultaneous submissions will be accepted but we ask that you let us know. Emprise Review will hold the rights to all submissions for two uses.

The editors will contact you regarding our decision between the 20th and 25th.