“The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.” Albert Camus
CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS
ALLEGRO POETRY, a quarterly magazine is open for submission for its twelfth issue. Deadline: January 31. Details HERE.
DRIFTWOOD PRESS “is devoted to finding fiction, poetry, graphic narrative, photography, craft essays, interviews, and other cross-genre work of the highest caliber.” Quarterly issues are released on the first Monday of every third month. The editors read all year round and there is a reading fee. Guidelines HERE. Submissions HERE.
SPLIT ROCK is an online lit mag established 2012 in Minnesota. “While we are proud of our Northwoods roots, SRR provides a venue for writers and artists of any background, in any stage of their careers, to showcase their best work. We seek poetry, creative non-fiction, fiction, book reviews, graphic narratives, comics, visual poetry, digital literature, and hybrid forms that explore place and the natural environment, though we welcome any work that presents a unique vision and aesthetic. We love innovative writing that finds new meaning in the familiar and inspiration from the stuff of everyday life.” Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. Details HERE.
OTAGO UNIVERSITY PRESS is an academic publisher in New Zealand publishing books on New Zealand and the Pacific with emphasis on history and natural history, biography (memoir), literature and the arts, and the Maori and Pacific. Submission guidelines HERE.
HAYMARKET BOOKS is a nonfiction publisher of “a wide range of progressive and radical political activists.” Send proposal. Details HERE. No poetry or fiction.
PULP LITERATURE seeks poetry and there is no reading fee for poetry.The editors are not accepting submissions of fiction right now. Details HERE.
GOBLIN FRUIT seeks “poetry that we can call ‘of the fantastical,’ poetry that treats mythic, surreal, fantasy and folkloric themes, or approaches other themes in a fantastical way.” Pays on publication. Submissions through March 3. Details HERE.
CALGARY POETRY MAGAZINE open internationally for submission in English only. Reading fee. Deadline July 30, 2017. Details HERE.
WEGLE FLOMP HUMOR POETRY CONTEST year sixteen. Deadline April 1, 2017. Details HERE.
PULP LITERATURE short fiction (up to 750 words) contest. Looking for “short, sweet and sassy”. Deadline February 15, 2017. Details HERE.
ROLLING WRITERS ~ WRITERS NOT WRITING ~ Local lit-lights do other stuff: “The Octopus Literary Salon 2101 Webster St @ 22nd, Oakland, California 94612 February 4, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.Youssef Alaoui (instrumental music), Judy Clement Wall (house artist ~ our Toulous Lautrec!), Sharon Coleman (dance), Paul Corman-Roberts (drums), Jamey Genna (acting), Sarah Kobrinsky (dance), Charles Kruger (magic), Lisa Martinovic (singing original song), Colleen McKee and Ruth Crossman (singing duet), Deborah Steinberg (singing), Sandra Wassilie (Shakespearian monologues), Jon Sindell (Shylock speech, original song)” (510) 844-4120
TUPELO PRESS BAY AREA POETRY CONFERENCE – Tupelo’s fifth poetry Conference. Two-day small group sessions. There are three sections: Sat/Sun — March 18-19, 2017 — Portola Valley; Thurs/Fri — March 23-24, 2017 — San Francisco; and, Sat/Sun — March 25-26, 2017 — Berkeley. Details HERE.
THE NEW OBAMA FICTION PICKS the Rushdie book to the left is one, Off the Shelf
THE 38TH BLUES AWARDS, 2017, The Blues Foundation
PLANS TO PRIVATIZE U.S. PUBLIC BROADCASTING, Fortune Magazine
AN OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT TRUMP FROM THE U.S. PRESS CORP, Columbia Journalism Review
Submit your event, book launch and other announcements at least fourteen days in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org. Publication is subject to editorial discretion.