Archive for August 17th, 2009

Rhubarb Magazine Call for Submissions

17 August 2009

Rhubarb Magazine, a publication of the Mennonite Literary Society in Canada, invites submissions of previously unpublished work in 3 genres–fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and also hybrid genres–for a special issue on American Mennonite Writing, guest edited by Ann Hostetler. Mennonite is broadly defined here as denoting some cultural or religious connection with Anabaptist thought and practice–either by virtue of birth or choice. American is defined by citizenship, permanent residence, or immigration to the US.

Deadline: October 1, 2009.

Electronic submissions only: Send attachments as .doc or .rtf files to anneh@goshen.edu. If for some reason this address does not work, use ann.hostetler@gmail.com. Inquiries are also welcome at this email address.

Open Topic: All submissions on any topic will be considered, but there is also a special theme (see below)

Theme for Issue: A significant portion of the issue will be centered on the theme of “Questions of Travel and Homecoming.” Borrowing a phrase from the American poet Elizabeth Bishop, this theme draws on the notion that we often must travel to figure out who we are and where home is located. It also gives a nod to the reality of Mennonite identity as diasporic, even as Mennonites in different countries participate in a national literary and publishing scene. Of course, the notion of Americans at home and abroad raises questions of the post-colonial condition,20imperialism, globalization, and cultural appropriation as well as questions of hybridity, boundary crossing, engagement with others, and dialog. The idea is to generate some creative tension and possible points of dialog in this issue devoted to “American” Mennonite writing.

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Other Voices Magazine Monthly Contest

17 August 2009

Other Voices Magazine invites you to enter your poetry, fiction, non-fiction, or art every month in its “monthlies” online writing contest. Each month a prompt is given to get your creative juices flowing. Text submissions cannot be more than 750 words. The prize is publication on the website, along with your choice of an OV t-shirt, travel mug or tote bag. Visit www.othervoices.ca/monthlies for more details.

KSP 2010 Writing Residency Program

17 August 2009

Each year KSPF is proud to promote the craft of writing by hosting a number of writers in our residency program which is funded by the Department of Culture and the Arts. The residency program includes positions for established and emerging writers as well as our young writers residency. As well as allowing each writer the time and space to work on their own writing projects the writers participate in the events of the centre and run workshops thus sharing their knowledge and experience throughout our writing community.

The Writer in Residence Accommodation and three other Writers’ Retreats is also available for rent by writers wishing to get away from the distractions of normal life to progress a piece of work, when it is not being used by KSP Writers in Residence.

For more information, visit: kspf.iinet.net.au/residency_program.html.