Archive for March 31st, 2009

SAKURA REVIEW Call for Submissions

31 March 2009

SAKURA REVIEW has begun reading poetry, fiction, and nonfiction submissions for its next issue.

About Sakura Review:
Situated in the District of Columbia and run by graduate students in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Maryland,Sakura Review publishes poetry and prose; we are particularly interested in – though not limited to – work that in some way satisfies or reflects our own preoccupation with a city embodied in location temporary; the new surrounded by collections and artifacts; what is documented alongside what is ultimately forgotten.

In addition to publishing the most striking and exciting new material that we can get our hands on, Sakura Review is also an endeavor of design. In accordance with a strong aesthetic perspective, we aim to construct a physical item of interest and creativity that incites a response equivalent to the work it contains. Moreover, we see it as our obligation to surprise, entertain, and perplex (if possible) in any manner that we see fit.

Submission Guidelines:
The submission deadline for our Spring 2009 issue is April 15th.
· Only previously unpublished work will be considered. Simultaneous submissions are fine, if noted (please notify us immediately if the work is accepted somewhere else).
· For prose, please submit only one manuscript at a time. The preferred maximum length is 2,500 words. For poetry, please submit no more than five poems at one time.
· Please submit your work as a Word attachment to

Your genre – poetry or prose – should appear in the subject field.

Contributors receive two copies of the issue in which their work appears.

The Great River Writer’s Retreat

31 March 2009

When: Applications accepted no later than June 15, 2009
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Writers, how would you like to spend seven nights, all expenses paid, in an historic setting on the Mississippi River working on your manuscript? Midwest Writing Center is offering this opportunity to residents of Iowa or Illinois writing in any genre.

Please send a 10-page sample of your work (poets: 10 pages of poetry, one poem per page; fiction and nonfiction writers: 10 pages of a short story, essay, novel excerpt or other work, accompanied by a brief synopsis if necessary). The work sample should be taken from writing done in the last three years.

Include three copies of your resume (listing publications and any relevant work experience) and a statement describing the project you intend to work on while at The Great River Writer’s Retreat.

The winning writer will receive seven nights accommodation October 17-24, 2009 at Fulton’s Landing Guest House on the Mississippi River, plus travel and meal stipends, as well as an invitation to read at the Midwest Writing Center.

The application and full contest rules are available on our website at:

Entries must be postmarked by June 15. Include a $15 reading fee (nonrefundable) payable by check to Midwest Writing Center. Application fees may also be charged to VISA and MasterCard by contacting the center at (563) 324-1410.

Mail your completed application form, supporting materials, proof of Iowa or Illinois residency and manuscript (no more than 10 double spaced, typed pages) and a $15 reading fee by June 15 to:

Midwest Writing Center
The Great River Retreat
225 E. 2nd Street
Suite 303
Davenport, IA 52801

For further information about this program, or the Midwest Writing Center, contact Renee at 563-324-1410 or via email

Call for submissions: ANON

31 March 2009

ANON, a poetry magazine uses a blind review system.

We’re preparing our next issue but haven’t quite got enough high quality material and would like to invite submissions. As a rule, we don’t really publish poems longer than 40-50 lines, but other than that we’re happy to consider thoughtful and interesting poetry.

If you’d be interested in submitting to us for inclusion in ANON 6, please come along to – please be sure to follow the instructions there. Any attempt to include your name on your poems will result in our being unable to process your work. Once reviewed, though, we publish the names of all accepted poets. Names associated with rejected poems are never revealed to the editor.

Our deadline for the next issue is in the next couple of weeks, so if you’d like to be considered for publication, please submit soon.

Wag’s Revue Call for Submissions

31 March 2009

Wag’s Revue invites you to enter its inaugural contests in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.
Submissions of electronic writing are also encouraged in any of the above genres.
First prize in each category receives $500 and publication in Wag’s Revue, and all submissions are considered for publication.
There is no limit to the number of entries an author may submit.
The contest deadline is May 31, and winners will be announced June 20. The submissions fee is $20.

To view our complete submissions guidelines, visit our website at

Aspiring to marry the rigors of print with the freedoms of the internet, Wag’s Revue is an online quarterly of fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. Its first issue features new fiction from Brian Evenson, and interviews with Pulitzer Prize-nominated author Dave Eggers, n+1 co-founder Mark Greif, and author Wells Tower.