Archive for October, 2008

16 October 2008

GOT TRUTH?

THE TRUTH

ABOUT THE FACT

International Journal of Literary Nonfiction
thetruthaboutthefact.com

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR SUBMISSION

Literary nonfiction essay, memoir, commentary

1000-5000 words

Literary nonfiction

narrative poetry

Black & white art and photography

Submission Deadline December 31, 2008

Submit via email: editor@thetruthaboutthefact.com

Published by Loyola Marymount University

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Words of Belief Contest

13 October 2008

Genre: Fiction & Nonfiction accepted
Closes: November 21, 2008
Fees: $0 for one entry.
Submission: Submit up to three stories
Prizes: $500 for first place. Grand Prize: $500, Editor’s Selection: $250, 15 Finalists: Publication
Description:
Words of Belief is calling for both nonfiction and fiction submissions for their Holiday Story Writing Contest. Free to enter, submit stories electronically for a chance to win $500, $250 or publication in the Winter Anthology. Submissions must be more the 500 words or less than 5,000 words for consideration by the judges. See Words of Belief for contest guidelines.

Email: contests@wordsofbelief.com
Website: http://www.wordsofbelief.com
Guidelines: http://www.wordsofbelief.com/PromoPages/WOBContest.aspx

Tarpaulin Sky Call for Manuscript Submissions

12 October 2008

During the month of October, Tarpaulin Sky Press (www.tarpaulinsky.com) will be reading full-length manuscripts of poetry, fiction, and cross-genre work. There is no need to query first; simply mail the manuscript according to the directions below.

Manuscripts should be postmarked between October 1 and October 31, 2008. Writers who have not been published in our literary journal should include a $20 reading fee in the form of a check or a money order made payable to Tarpaulin Sky Press. Past contributors to Tarpaulin Sky Literary Journal may submit their manuscript with a $10 reading fee.

Manuscripts should be at least 48 pages in length. Send one copy of your manuscript along with two copies of the title page (note: the reading process is not “blind”–we ask for two title pages only so that we may keep one with the manuscript, and the other for reference/notes, etc). Be sure that your title pages include your name, address, telephone number, and email address. Cover letters are read with interest. We like to know who your are, what you’re up to, and where we can read more of your work. We do accept simultaneous submissions but ask that you let us know immediately if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere. Individual pieces from the manuscript may have been previously published in magazines, anthologies, and short-run chapbooks, but the collection as a whole must be unpublished. Manuscripts will not be returned. Please do not send us your only copy.

Mail your submission to

Tarpaulin Sky Press
PO Box 189
Grafton, VT 05146

For notification of decisions, include a business-size SASE. If you would like to receive acknowledgment of the receipt of your manuscript, please include a stamped, self-addressed postcard. Notification of decisions will be made in February 2008. Publication of accepted manuscripts will be in 2009 & 2010.

Tarpaulin Sky Press publishes innovative poetry, prose, and hybrid forms, producing full-length books, chapbooks, trade paperbacks, and hand-bound books, as well as a literary journal that appears in online and paper editions. Their trade paperbacks are available though major retailers and independent booksellers alike, and are distributed by Small Press Distribution–where 60% of their full-length titles have appeared on the distributor’s “Best Sellers” lists, sometimes for several months. In addition to being included in “Ten Great Titles from Underground Presses” in Time Out New York, Tarpaulin Sky Press and its titles are featured and reviewed in places such as Poets & Writers, American Book Review, Rain Taxi, Bloomsbury Review, and Bookslut, among others.

For more information on the press and its submissions guidelines, please visit www.tarpaulinsky.com.

Snakeskin Theme Issue

9 October 2008

Jessy Randall is guest-editing the February 2009 issue of the online poetry magazine Snakeskin

www.snakeskin.org.uk

The theme of this issue is …

TOYS, GAMES, AND PUZZLES.

Please send up to six poems on the topic of toys, games, and puzzles. No previously-published poems. No simultaneous submissions.

The deadline is December 15.

Feel free to forward this message to anyone who might be interested.

Jessy Randall
jessyrandall@yahoo.com
personalwebs.coloradocollege.edu/~jrandall

Nightboat Books Poetry Prize

9 October 2008

Nightboat Books invites submissions to the 2008 Nightboat Books Poetry Prize, judged by Franz Wright. The winning poet receives $1,000 and a standard royalty contract, including 10 complimentary copies of the book. Previous winners include Lytton Smith (author of The All-Purpose Magical Tent, chosen by Terrance Hayes; Jonathan Weinert (author of In the Mode of Disappearance, chosen by Brenda Hillman); Joshua Kryah (author of Glean, chosen by Donald Revell), and Juliet Patterson (author of The Truant Lover, chosen by Jean Valentine). Finalists receive personal responses and will be considered for future publication.

www.nightboat.org/Submit_To_Contest_bw.htm

JUDGE: Franz Wright

DEADLINE: Postmark date between September 1 and November 15, 2008.

Please carefully follow the submission instructions. Thanks!

Complete Guidelines:

ELIGIBILITY: Any poet writing in English is eligible who: 1. does not have a close personal or professional relationship to the judge; 2. is not a current or recent (within the past two years) student of the judge; and 3. is not affiliated with Nightboat Books. Previous book publication is not a consideration for eligibility. Poems published in print or on-line periodicals, anthologies, or chapbooks may be included, but the manuscript itself must be unpublished. Original work only; translations are ineligible.

FORMAT: 48 to 70 pages (suggested length), single-spaced, paginated, no more than one poem per page, one side of the page only. The manuscript must be typed (clear photocopies are acceptable) and bound only by a spring clip. Include two title pages (one with book title, name, address, telephone and email; one with book title only), table of contents, and acknowledgments page. The author’s name should not appear anywhere in the manuscript except on the first title page.

NOTIFICATION: Enclose a standard business-size SASE for winner notification. We will not return manuscripts. Please do not send your only copy. Send a self-addressed, stamped postcard for notification of manuscript receipt (optional). Nightboat Books cannot answer questions regarding submissions during the reading period.

SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS: Simultaneous submissions are acceptable. Please notify Nightboat Books immediately if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere.

MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS: Submission of more than one manuscript is acceptable. Each
manuscript must be submitted separately, each with a separate entry fee and SASE.

INTERNATIONAL SUBMISSIONS: International submissions only may be sent via FedEx, DHL, or UPS. (Please remember to include your email address and entry fee payable in US dollars.)

REVISIONS: The winner will have the opportunity to revise the manuscript before publication. No revisions will be considered during the reading period.

ENTRY FEE: A $20 entry fee in the form of a check or money order payable to Nightboat Books must accompany all submissions. In the event that the judge does not find an entry suitable for publication, reading fees will be returned to all entrants. Entrants may receive a complimentary copy of the winning book. Please enclose a 9×12 self-addressed, stamped envelope with $3.00 in postage if you would like to receive the book.

DEADLINE: November 15, 2008 Postmark. Winner will be announced by April 1, 2008. Winning collection to be published Spring 2010.

SEND YOUR HARDCOPY SUBMISSION, ALONG WITH THE REQUIRED ENTRY FEE, BY FIRST-CLASS MAIL TO:

Nightboat Poetry Prize
303 East 8th Street, #B1
New York, NY 10009

Fed Ex, UPS, or other overnight mail services are not necessary. No online or fax submissions.

QUESTIONS/COMMENTS: Write to info@nightboat.org, but please do not send your manuscript to this email address.

Crab Orchard Color Wheel Issue

9 October 2008

A Call for Submissions for CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW

–THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS OCTOBER 31, 2008. THIS IS A POSTMARK DEADLINE, SO THERE IS NO NEED TO EXPRESS MAIL, OVERNIGHT, OR FAX ANY SUBMISSION. CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW DOES NOT CONSIDER ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS AT ANY TIME, SO PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL YOUR SUBMISSION. THANK YOU.–

Special Issue: Color Wheel ~ Cultural Heritages in the Twenty-First Century

CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW is seeking work for our Summer/Fall 2009 issue focusing on writing inspired or informed by the experiences, observations, and/or cultural and historical possibilities of the following topic: “Color Wheel ~ Cultural Heritages in the Twenty-First Century.” We are open to work that covers any of the multitude of ways our ideas of identity, tradition, family, and place are challenged by an ever-changing world.

All submissions should be original, unpublished poetry, fiction, or literary nonfiction in English or unpublished translations in English (we do run bilingual, facing-page translations whenever possible). Please query before submitting any interview.

For our general submission guidelines, check our Web site at www.siuc.edu/~crborchd/guid2.html.

Mail submissions to:

CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW
Cultural Heritages issue
Faner 2380, Mail Code 4503
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1000 Faner Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

United States of America

The submission period for this issue is August 1, 2008 through October 31, 2008. We will be reading submissions throughout this period and hope to complete the editorial work on the issue by mid-February. Writers whose work is selected will receive $20 (US) per magazine page ($50 minimum for poetry; $100 minimum for prose), two copies of the issue, and a year’s subscription. Include SASE for manuscript return or our reply.

THE ROANOKE REVIEW’S 2008 FICTION CONTEST

9 October 2008

Distributing $1,000 to some creative soul (and 500 bucks to the soul placing second)

Prize winner and runners-up will be published in the Spring 2009 issue.

Send stories (maximum of 5,000 words) to:

Roanoke Review Contest
221 College Lane
Salem, VA 24153

Please include a $15 check for each story, made out to Roanoke College

Submissions will be accepted from 1 Sept. 2008 until 7 Nov. 2008

The Roanoke Review reads non-contest submissions in poetry and fiction from September through January.

Three Candles Press Open Book Award

9 October 2008

threecandlespress.com/OB2008.htm

Three candles press is pleased to announce the second Three Candles Press Open Book Award for the best book of poems by a poet in any stage of his or her career. The contest will be judged by Deborah Keenan, whose most recent book is Willow Room, Green Door (New and Selected Poems), winner of the Minnesota Book Award.

Award: Winner receives $500.00 and 25 copies of the winning book. Deadline Oct. 15th (post-mark date). The winner will be notified at the end of December. Runners up and two alternates will be posted on the website by January 15th, 2009. The book will be available on the three candles website, through online retailers such as Amazon and Barnes and Noble, and at fine booksellers in America and Europe. The winner will receive a standard royalty contract.

Guidelines: Manuscripts of 60 – 95 pages should have one cover page containing the poet’s name, address, phone number, email address and title of manuscript, and another with only the name of the manuscript. Please include only one acknowledgements page.

How the Contest Works: Three Candles Journal editor-in-chief Steve Mueske will read all submitted manuscripts and forward the finalists to the judge (around 12 manuscripts). The final round of materials will be judged anonymously (without coversheet or acknowledgements page). To avoid conflicts of interest, the following manuscripts will be ineligible: those from former students of the judge or from family members or friends of the judge;20those who have workshopped with Steve Mueske or received comments from any poems contained in the manuscript; and those who have worked with the editor in a business capacity (an exchange of money for goods or services) prior to the opening of the competition.

Manuscripts should be printed on one side only and bound with a sturdy clip. Contest entry fee is $22.00. Make checks payable to “three candles press”.

Send materials to:

three candles press
open book award
PO Box 1817
Burnsville MN 55337

Writers’ League of Texas Manuscript Contest & Mozelle Memoir Contest

9 October 2008

Writers’ League of Texas Manuscript Contest

Deadline: March 6, 2009

Categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children’s Categories

Entry Fee: $50 per submission

Prize: The winner in each category meets individually with an agent or editor during the annual Writers’ League of Texas Agents & Editors Conference.

Details: Submit four copies of the first ten pages of your manuscript with a cover letter, entry form, and four copies of an one paged double-spaced synopsis.

URL: www.writersleague.org/contests/manuscript.html

Contact:

Writers’ League of Texas
611 S. Congress Ave, Suite 130
Austin, TX 78704
Email: wlt@WritersLeague.org
Phone: 512-499-8914

Mozelle Memoir Contest

Deadline: March 20, 2009

Entry Fee: $10 per submission

Prize: $500 and publication

Details: Submit a maximum of 3000 words. The piece cannot have been previously published. Each entry includes an entry form, four copies of the manuscript, and a title page.

URL: www.writersleague.org/contests/memoir.html

Contact:
Writers’ League of Texas
611 S. Congress Ave, Suite 130
Austin, TX 78704
Email: wlt@WritersLeague.org
Phone: 512-499-8914

Call for Submissions on a variety of sites

9 October 2008

Michael Lee Johnson, editor, publisher, author, has been published in more than 240 different publications worldwide. He is also publisher and editor of four poetry, flash fiction sites–all presently open for submission:

birdsbywindow.blogspot.com
www.poetriclegacy.mysite.com
atendertouch.blogspot.com
wizardsofthewind.blogspot.com

Author website: poetryman.mysite.com
No payment.
All submission should be directed to: promomanusa@gmail.com
Art is also appreciated.

Tatto Highway Call for Submissions

9 October 2008

Tattoo Highway, an online journal of prose, poetry and art, is now reading for TH/18: “Diners, Dives & Michelin Stars” ~ the food issue. Deadline January 15, 2009.

www.tattoohighway.org

GENERAL GUIDELINES: Our tastes are eclectic. We like fresh, vivid language, and we like stories and poems that are actually about something — that acknowledge a world beyond the writer’s own psyche. If they have an edge, if they provoke us to think or make us laugh, so much the better. We strongly suggest reading a previous issue or two before submitting.

While we particularly welcome poetry and short “screen-reader-friendly” prose or cross-genre pieces (< 1000 words), we do on occasion publish longer work. We encourage hypertext and new media (Flash .swf) submissions, also photographs and original graphics.

All readings are “blind” (authors’ names and other identifiers are removed). Writers may submit up to 5 poems, prose poems or flash fictions (500 words max), or 2 longer prose pieces. While we prefer to see work that has not been previously published, we do consider work that has appeared in small-circulation print journals. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know promptly if you place a piece elsewhere.

As always, we’re featuring our contest: “A Picture Worth 500 Words.” Details on website.

HOW TO SUBMIT: Email submissions to submissions@tattoohighway.org, as Rich Text Format (RTF) attachments or as plain text in the body of your message, and with TH18 in the20subject line. For hypertext and Flash submissions, provide us with an URL where we may view the work online. Send graphics in .jpg format.

Atlantic Monthly, Student Writing Contest

6 October 2008

The Atlantic Monthly invites submissions of poetry, fiction, and personal or journalistic essays for its 2008 Student Writing Contest.

www.theatlantic.com/a/contest.mhtml

Categories
Poetry, fiction, and personal or journalistic essays.

Prizes
First $1,000 | Second: $500 | Third: $250
and one-year subscriptions to The Atlantic Monthly for seven runners-up in each category.

ENTRANTS must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled in an accredited degree-granting U.S. institution. Submissions should be original, unpublished work (they may have appeared in student periodicals) demonstrating superior quality of expression and craftsmanship.

SUBMISSIONS should not exceed three poems or 7,500 words of prose. No entrant may send more than one submission per category, and entries must be postmarked by December 1, 2008.

MANUSCRIPTS should be typewritten (one side only, please) double-spaced, and accompanied by a cover sheet with the following information: title, category, word count, author’s name, address, phone number, e-mail address (if available), and academic institution. Of this information, only the title should appear on the manuscript itself.

PLEASE PROVIDE a stamped, self-addressed postcard for acknowledgement of receipt. We cannot provide information on the status of a manuscript until winners are announced, in the May 2009 issue. Winners will receive notification in March 2009.

POSTMARK SUBMISSIONS BY DECEMBER 1, 2008, AND SEND TO:
Student Writing Contest
The Atlantic Monthly
The Watergate
600 New Hampshire Ave,
N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20037
Submissions will not be accepted via e-mail or fax.

2009 Chautauqua Poetry Contest

6 October 2008

writers.ciweb.org/literary-journal/

Prize: $1,000 and publication in Chautauqua, the literary journal of the Chautauqua Institution. Winner and finalists receive a copy of the journal.

Theme: Story and Storytelling
Entry fee: $20
Judge: Robin Becker
Deadline: November 15, 2008

Send 1 to 3 poems (6 pages maximum), cover sheet, and entry fee to:

Chautauqua Writers’ Center, Poetry Contest
Chautauqua Institution
PO Box 28
Chautauqua, NY 14722

Robin Becker has written seven collections of poetry, including Domain of Perfect Affection (2006), Venetian Blue(2002), The Horse Fair (2000) and All-American Girl (1996). Nominated for a Pushcart Prize four times, Becker has been honored with a Prairie Schooner’s Strousse Award and a National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship. She received the Lamden Literary Award, and her poems and book reviews have appeared in The American Poetry Review, the Boston Globe, The Gettysburg Review, and Ploughshares. She serves as poetry editor for The Women’s Review of Books and writes a column on poetry and the poetry scene called “Field Notes.” She teaches English and Women’s Studies at Pennsylvania State University.

MUSE Literary Competition

6 October 2008

Sponsored by The LIT

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: extended to October 15, 2008. Visit

www.the-lit.org/bestofOWguides.html

for more details and entry form.

In keeping with the annual tradition of The Best of Ohio Writer, MUSE announces its first annual literary competition. Winning entries will be published in the January 2009 issue of MUSE: A Quarterly Journal of The LIT.

We are asking for submissions in the following categories:
-Short Fiction: Submissions may not exceed 5,000 words
-Poetry: Maximum of three (3) poems per submission
-Creative Nonfiction*: Submissions may not exceed 3,000 words

Award: A first place only cash prize of $500 will be awarded in each category, along with publication in the January 2009 issue of MUSE and a complimentary one-year subscription.

Entry Fee: $25 per category; each additional entry within a category, add $5. Please do not submit more than three entries per category. For Poetry only, 3 poems = 1 entry.

Guidelines: Attach an Entry Form with each submission. Do not include author’s name on manuscripts. Submit entries on 8.5 x 11 paper only, include title of the piece on each page, and please number each page. Manuscripts will not be returned. Please include SASE for the list of winners.

Questions? Call 216.694.0000 or email info@the-lit.org.

*Factually accurate prose about real people and events, written in a compelling, vivid manner, and may include essay, memoir, or articles.

The Karen Fredericks and Frances Willitts Poetry Prize & The 2nd Annual Hotmetalpress Chapbook Contest

6 October 2008

hotmetalpress.net

Our prize is $350 and 20 free copies. We want to send every entrant a copy of the winning collection. We also will consider unpublished poems within the manuscript for our magazine. Page Limit: 32 pages. Fee: $20.00. Deadline: end of November 2008. Please make ut a check for $20 to Hotmetalpress. Judged by Martin Willitts Jr (author of a full length book “The Secret Language of the Universe” and editor of a poetry anthology about cancer “Alternatives to Surrender”, and published many chapbooks). Send one hardcopy of the manuscript to: Martin Willitts Jr., P.O. Box 4322, Rome, NY 13244

The entry rules:
Single spaced poems in 12 pt Ariel or Times New Roman. Attach a separate page for the title page with your name, address, telephone, and email. Do not put your name anywhere else on the pages.32 page maximum limit including title, content page, acknowledgments, and pages. Anything with more pages will be eliminated. Include the check, the manuscript following the entry directions, and a SASE if you want the manuscript returned with a comment from Martin (he writes interesting comments) or the manuscript will be destroyed. Attach all items together with a swing clip only. No staples, paper clips, etc. The winner will be requested to submit a finished, edited version of the manuscript in a Word Document file upon winning. We are not responsible20for any errors. For complete rules: hotmetalpress.net.

Stone’s Throw Call for Submissions

6 October 2008

Stone’s Throw Magazine seeks fiction, poetry, and brief accounts of daily life from around the world for its inaugural issue.

This is an online magazine; issues will be archived and remain available through the website: www.stonesthrowmagazine.com.

Paste submissions into an email message addressed to submissions.stonesthrow@gmail.com.

No attachments, please. Multiple submissions okay.

No payment available.

Submissions will be accepted year round.

Sandra Caron Young Adult Poetry Prize and Rita Williams Young Adult Prose Prize (High School Only)

4 October 2008

Call for entries from young adult writers, grades 9-12 or equivalent age thereof.

Cash prizes. Winners read at Koret Auditorium, SF Main Library.

Complete rules available: www.soulmakingcontest.us

DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 30, 2008

An arts outreach program of the National League of American Pen Women, Nob Hill-San Francisco Branch.

For more information please email PenNobHill@aol.com

Steel Toe Call for Manuscripts

4 October 2008

Steel Toe Books selects manuscripts through open reading periods. Our next open reading period will be October 1-31, 2008, at which time we will be specifically seeking quality manuscripts containing predominately formal poetry (sonnet sequences, blank verse, ghazals, terza rima, sestinas, haiku, haiban, renga, etc.).

Guidelines: www.wku.edu/~tom.hunley/steeltoebooks/submit.htm

Whiskey Island Magazine call for submissions: the blue issue

4 October 2008

www.csuohio.edu/class/english/whiskeyisland/

Send us your blues – music, mood, color. Whiskey Island seeks poetry, fiction, non-fiction and art for issue #56.

Deadline 1 November, 2008.

For submission guidelines visit our website, www.csuohio.edu/class/english/whiskeyisland/. Friend us on Facebook.

Whiskey Island issue #54/55 now available. Contributors include Eric Anderson, B.J. Best, Megan Bohigian, Jason Bredle, Jericho Brown, Simmons B. Buntin, Nick Carbo, Kathy Davis, Sean Thomas Dougherty, Denise Duhamel, Thomas Dukes, Blas Falconer, Elton Glaser, Benjamin S. Grossberg, James Allen Hall, H.L. Hix, Jay Hopler, Nigel Jenkins, Wayne Miller, Carl Peterson, Deborah Poe, Michael Salinger, Jeffrey Skinner, Jonathan Wells, Joshua Marie Wilkinson.

Scribophile October Writing Contest

4 October 2008

Scribophile has just announced its October writing contest. First prize is a $50 Amazon.com gift card, second prize a $25 gift card. Entry is free. We’re accepting horror/Halloween themed short stories (up to 4000 words) through October 31.

www.scribophile.com/contests

Chickenpinata Call for Submissions

4 October 2008

Chickenpinata, a journal of poetry wants your poems!

We are a new, online poetry journal that will feature accessible poetry from emerging writers. We want what’s fresh, new, and fun. We are especially interested in work by women.

Generally, we appreciate shorter pieces, but if you wow us with a longer poem (say, up to two pages), we won’t turn you away. Of course we love lush language, sound, and metaphor, but please, skip heavy allusions and other overly “poetical” styling. (One word about accessibility: we like clarity and crisp, sensory language, but we don’t want to read “empty” or vapid writing.) We have no limits on form or content–it just has to be quality.

Please send a submission of one to four unpublished poems as an .rtf or .doc file (or within the body of your e-mail) to submissions@chickenpinata.com. Please include full contact information (name, address, phone number, etc.) within your e-mail. Simultaneous submissions is fine, just please let us know immediately if your work is taken somewhere else.

For Issue One, please expect a submission response by December 15, 2008. Chickenpinata will launch its first issue in January-February, 2009.

Apple Valley Review Call for Submissions

4 October 2008

The Apple Valley Review, a semiannual online literary journal, will be accepting submissions of poetry, short fiction, and essays for its Spring 2009 issue until February 15, 2009.

www.applevalleyreview.com

Submissions are accepted year-round via e-mail. We prefer work that has both mainstream and literary appeal. All work must be original, previously unpublished, and in English. Please do not submit genre fiction, explicit work, or anything particularly violent or depressing. Also, please note that we do not accept simultaneous submissions. All published work is considered for our annual editor’s prize.

The Fall 2008 issue of the journal featured fiction by Alex Myers and Rachel Ephraim; memoir by Panteha Sanati; prose poetry by Julie Babcock; poetry by Vince Corvaia, Keetje Kuipers, Philip Matthews, M.J. Iuppa, Miranda Steffens, Andrew Slattery, Richard Stolorow, Margaret Rozga, Naira Kuzmich, Jim Murdoch, Susan Culver, and Heather Mercer; and artwork by Rob Evans.

The Apple Valley Review would also like to congratulate Kathy Anderson–the recipient of the Apple Valley Review Editor’s Prize for 2008, whose short story, “You Are the Bad Smell,” was published in our Spring 2008 issue–and two of the writers whose work appeared in the Spring 2007 issue. “Pageant Queen,” an essay by J. W. Young, and “Island Fever,” a poem by Edward Byrne, were selected for Best of the Web 2008, a print anthology available from Dzanc Books.

The current issue, previous issues, subscription information, and complete submission guidelines for the Apple Valley Review are available at www.applevalleyreview.com.

Call for Manuscript Submissions

4 October 2008

During the month of October, Tarpaulin Sky Press (www.tarpaulinsky.com) will be reading full-length manuscripts of poetry, fiction, and cross-genre work. There is no need to query first; simply mail the manuscript according to the directions below.

Manuscripts should be postmarked between October 1 and October 31, 2008. Writers who have not been published in our literary journal should include a $20 reading fee in the form of a check or a money order made payable to Tarpaulin Sky Press. Past contributors to Tarpaulin Sky Literary Journal may submit their manuscript with a $10 reading fee.

Manuscripts should be at least 48 pages in length. Send one copy of your manuscript along with two copies of the title page (note: the reading process is not “blind”–we ask for two title pages only so that we may keep one with the manuscript, and the other for reference/notes, etc). Be sure that your title pages include your name, address, telephone number, and email address. Cover letters are read with interest. We like to know who your are, what you’re up to, and where we can read more of your work. We do accept simultaneous submissions but ask that you let us know immediately if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere. Individual pieces from the manuscript may have been previously published in magazines, anthologies, and short-run chapbooks, but the collection as a whole must be unpublished. Manuscripts will not be returned. Please do not send us your only copy.

Mail your submission to

Tarpaulin Sky
Press
PO Box 189
Grafton, VT 05146

For notification of decisions, include a business-size SASE. If you would like to receive acknowledgment of the receipt of your manuscript, please include a stamped, self-addressed postcard. Notification of decisions will be made in February 2008. Publication of accepted manuscripts will be in 2009 & 2010.

Tarpaulin Sky Press publishes innovative poetry, prose, and hybrid forms, producing full-length books, chapbooks, trade paperbacks, and hand-bound books, as well as a literary journal that appears in online and paper editions. Their trade paperbacks are available though major retailers and independent booksellers alike, and are distributed by Small Press Distribution–where 60% of their full-length titles appeared on the distributor’s “Best Sellers” lists, sometimes for several months. In addition to being included in “Ten Great Titles from Underground Presses” in Time Out New York, Tarpaulin Sky Press and its titles are featured and reviewed in places such as Poets & Writers, American Book Review, Rain Taxi, Bloomsbury Review, and Bookslut, among others.

PERUGIA PRESS PRIZE (Women Only)

4 October 2008

www.perugiapress.com

– accepting submissions NOW!

for a First or Second Book of Poetry by a Woman

Prize: $1000 and publication

A prize of $1000 and publication by Perugia Press is given annually for a

first or second unpublished poetry collection by a woman. Submit 48 to 72

pages with a $22 entry fee between August 1 and November 15. Send an

e-mail, SASE, or visit the Web site for complete guidelines.

Perugia Press – Celebrating Poetry by Women since 1997
P.O. Box 60364
Florence, MA 01062

info@perugiapress.com

www.perugiapress.com

Bookhabit Poetry Competition

4 October 2008

SECTIONS

· Written

· Audio and Video

Are you too shy to perform your own poem on video? Would you like a professional actor to perform your poem for free? Professional online talent agency Starnow will provide you with an actor to perform your poem at no cost – and no strings attached. Find out how by clicking here….

PRIZES

· 1st US$500, 2nd $200, 3rd $100 – each section

· Overall Winner $500

· All prizes in US Dollars.

Judged by the New Zealand Poetry Society

· People’s Performance Choice $500 (Audio and Video section only– awarded to the person delivering poem)

Judged by registered Bookhabit users

Round 1
Dates: 22 September – 2 November

· Entries may be submitted in any of the 6 weeks of Round 1

· Each week Monday GMT 00:00 – Sunday GMT 23:59 is a new week

· At the end of the week will judge the 50 poems from each section that will advance to Round 2

· The poems advancing to Round 2 will be announced as soon as the judging is completed for each week

· Registered users can let everyone know which poems they like by using the ‘thumbs up’ or ‘thumbs down’ mechanism available

· The aggregation of the ‘thumbs up and down’ determines only the sort order of the poems and has no bearing on which poems advance to Round 2.

Round 2
Dates: 10 November – 23 November

· No new entries will be received

· 50 poems through from each section, in each week from Round 1 (300 in total)

· The top 50 poems as determined by registered Bookhabit.com users will advance to Round 3

· Users will have an allocation of points that they can award to their favorite poems in each section.

· Detailed instructions will be posted at the start of Round 2.

Round 3
The People’s Performance Choice Award of $500 (in the Audio and Video section) will be awarded to the person delivering the poem (not necessarily the person who ‘penned’ the poem). The decision will be made by the registered users of Bookhabit. Voting will be open for 2 weeks until 7 December.

Poems will be judged by our panel to determine the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd poems in each section, and an overall winner.

Conditions of Entry

· Only one username per person may be created

· A maximum of five entries in each section, per week per entrant

· Each poem may only be entered once (and not in multiple weeks)

· A poem can be entered in more than one section e.g. video and written

· The poem must be the original work of the entrant

· A poem may be read or performed by someone other than the poet

· The poem must be original content and must not be previously published. The poem can appear in audio or video section if the author still has rights to the poem and the poem has been published previously as a written poem

· No props, costumes, or music are allowed in the audio or video formats

· Written entries are to be submitted in plain text with no formatting other than line breaks and paragraph breaks

· Entries must be in English

· Entry is open to all poets, regardless of age or residency

· Audio and video 10 minute maximum length

· Written 2,500 word maximum

· If entering the haiku or tanka categories then a single entry should consist of 5 haiku or 5 tanka

· Youtube.com must be used in the video section

· The poem is not allowed to be entered in any other competition during the life of the poem in the competition. A poem is considered live until the results of the week or round have been released on the Bookhabit website

· Bookhabit accepts no responsibility for the poems entered on Bookhabit

· Bookhabit accepts no responsibility for the poems uploaded to youtube.com

· Content must not be of a sexually explicit or offensive nature

· Bookhabit have the right to publish or broadcast the prize winning poems for 12 months after the announcement of the prize winners. The poet will be notified if a poem is being published or broadcast anywhere other than the Bookhabit or Youtube websites, however Bookhabit cannot control other parties linking to or using the poems

· By submitting an entry the author also agrees to receive emails from Bookhabit.com and New Zealand Poetry Society. These addresses will not be spammed, nor will any personal details be passed on without the permission of the user

· Bookhabit reserves the right to remove any poem, user or preferences from the competition at any time

· When an entrant submits a poem onto Bookhabit.com or enters it in the Bookhabit.com competition the entrant is agreeing to the Bookhabit.com terms and conditions as agreed to when joining as a registered bookhabit.com user

· The Judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

· The organiser of this competition is Bookhabit Online Limited, PO Box 11198, Wellington 6142, New Zealand.