SUNDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS: Calls for Submissions, Contests, Events and Other News and Information

CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

THE APPLE VALLEY REVIEW, A Journal of Contemporary Literature publishes a bi-annual zine (spring and fall) that accepts submissions of poetry, short fiction and essays on a year-round basis. Details HERE.

BLACK DANDY, a quarterly literary digest will debut later this year, publishing work “steeped in the long tradition of strange fiction. Based in New Zealand, with an international reach, Black Dandy welcomes readers and writers to worlds that seem right around the corner.” Submission guidelines HERE.

THE BeZINE submissions for the August 2017 issue – themed Theatre –  closes at midnight PST on August 10th. Publication date is August 15th. Poetry, essays, fiction and creative nonfiction, art and photography, music and theatre (videos), and whatever lends itself to online presentation is welcome for consideration. Please check out a few issues first and the Intro./Mission Statement and Submission Guidelines. No demographic restrictions. We would especially encourage submissions from people who are involved one way or the other in theatre. Essays from theatre lovers on the impact of a specific show or the art in general on personal life or on culture in general are welcome, as is critique or historical perspective. Please keep in mind that we do not publish anything that promotes hate or violence. Special guest host is Richard Lingua, theatre aficionado, occasional actor and frequent lecturer. All submissions to Founding and Managing Editor, Jamie Dedes, bardogoup@gmail.com

THE CHAOS, Journal of Personal Narrative “is a new online literary journal of personal narrative. Personal narrative creates meaning and order from the chaos of life. It reveals who we are, who we want to be.” Personal narratives of 1,500 – 7,500 may be submitted at any time. Reading fee is $2 USD. Payment for published essay is $25 USD. Details HERE.

HEIGHTS MAGAZINES is a “New York City based literary magazine seeking poetry, flash fiction, and art/photography. We pay for all the submissions that we accept for publishing.” Submission guidelines HERE.

WORD FOUNTAIN, The Literary Magazine of the Osterhout Free Library has an open call for prose, poetry or a combination of the two for its Fall-Winter 2017 issue. Deadline: August 15. Global readership. Details HERE.

DIAPHANOUS PRESS,  a journal of literary and visual arts, submission period ends on August 31. This journal features poetry, fiction and visual and multi-media art. Details HERE.

PROFANE JOURNAL’s reading period will end on July 31. An annual print journal, Profane publishes poetry, essays and stories. Details HERE.

THE POETRY COMMUNITY, Original Contemporary Poetry from Poets Worldwide focuses on “original, thoughtful, sophisticated, mature, urbane, nuanced poetry that possesses depth and refinement.” Submission details HERE.

BETWEEN THE COASTS is an online publication interested in “stories [that] are written by people who live in the so-called red counties with particular focus on the ways in which national trends and policies shape local lives . . . Between Coasts tells stories from the flyover country, local journalism with a national outlook. We are especially interested in deeply reported narrative journalism. Coming issues will focus on these topics, broadly interpreted: Bake Sales, Drugs, Weapons, Work, Home, Incarceration. Go to our website betweencoasts.org for a better sense of what we’re up to.

PERSEPHONE’S DAUGHTERS a lit magazine dedicated to empowering women who have experienced various forms of abuse and degradation.  The magazine is now closed to submissions but is open for submissions to the site’s Sunday Stories and Film Fridays sections. Details HERE.

DOOR IS A JAR MAGAZINE is an online publication that features poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama and art work.  “We publish well-crafted writing that has cadence, personality, and uses familiar language to take readers on a journey. Furthermore, we celebrate the diversity of our readers, artists and writers; no matter one’s social class, race, sexual orientation, lifestyle, religion, gender, education or experience, we want to publish your work and we invite you to read our publications.” Details HERE.


CONTESTS

DOOR IS A JAR MAGAZINE (details above) honors two contributors that best represented the year’s submissions. Anyone who submits work to Door is a Jar Magazine has a chance at winning this award. Details HERE.

PROFANE JOURNAL hosts two annual prizes, nonfiction and fiction.  $1,000 awards and publication.  Details HERE. Deadline is July 31. 

THE POETRY SOCIETY OF AMERICA, Louise Louis / Emily F. Bourne Student Award, $250 “Endowed under the wills of Louise Louis Whitbread and Ruth M. Bourne, this prize is awarded for the best unpublished poem by a student in grades 9 through 12 from the United States. Teachers or administrators may submit an unlimited number of their students’ poems, one submission per student.  Entries must be postmarked between October 1 and December 22, 2017. Details HERE.

POETRY SOCIETY OF AMERICA, Book Awards for Publishers Deadline:  October 1, to December 22, 2017. Books must be submitted directly by publishers. Details HERE.


EVENTS

  • Livestream: Collections as Data, July 25:: the relevance, accessibility and other benefits of making digital collections available as data and ready for computational analysis. The Library of Congress is hosting a day-long livestreamed event that will feature case-studies and impact stories of applying digital methods to analyzing and sharing collections.  Where: facebook.com/libraryofcongress/  (This is a public site. You don’t have to be on Facebook to watch.
  • 17th U.S. Library of Congress National Book Festival, which is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 2, at the Washington Convention Center. Where: facebook.com/libraryofcongress/  (This is a public site. You don’t have to be on Facebook to watch.
  • Rumble, hosted by Chicon Street Poets, July 24, Monday, Dozen Street, 1808 E. 12th St. Austin, TX  78702 featuring Ashe Vernon, author of four collections o poetry Senior Editor for Persephone’s Daughters Literary magazine, and a 2015 Pushcart Prize nominee.

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featured this past week

Not My Mom’s Harvard Beets … Green Tea with Pomegranate … Featured Poet, Myra Schneider with her poem Root Vegetable Stew

The site is still very much in formative stages. Bare with me.  Suggestions welcome, Appreciation to all the new subscribers. 


KUDOS

  • Jessica Goodfellow on the publication of her latest poetry collection, Whiteout (University of Alaska Press, 2017). “When she was a toddler, Jessica Goodfellow’s twenty-two-year-old uncle, along with six other climbers from the 1967 Wilcox Expedition to Denali, was lost in an unprecedented ten-day storm blasting winds of up to three-hundred miles per hour. Just as North America’s highest peak is so massive that it has its own distinct weather system—changeable and perilous, subject to sudden whiteout conditions—a family whose loved one is irretrievably lost has a grief so blinding and vast that it also creates its own capricious internal weather, one that lasts for generations. Whiteout is Goodfellow’s account of growing up in this unnavigable and often unspoken-of climate of bereavement.
    ….. “Although her poems begin with a missing body, they are not an elegy. Instead, Goodfellow struggles with the absence of cultural ritual for the uncontainable loss of a beloved one whose body is never recovered and whose final story is unknowable. There is no solace here, no possible reconciliation. Instead, Whiteout is a defiant gaze into a storm that engulfs both the wildness of Alaska and of familial mourning.”
  • Sofia Kioroglou, poem PatientlyYours, Nietzsche poem published by The Poetry Community.
  • Paul Brookes, on the publication of The Headpoke And Firewedding, his second chapbook. He says, “My first was published in 1993. Twenty-four years is a long time between books. Seventeen of those years I have been married, and now enjoy a daughter and five grandkids. I also had full time jobs. I enjoy using my Nokia smartphone camera to take landscape and macro pictures. I’m fascinated by shapes nature creates in miniature. Also, by how the mining land that surrounds me has been landscaped, reinvented. All this features in my poetry too. My first chapbook was The Fabulous Invention Of Barnsley ( Dearne Community Press, 1993) and features various characters talking about their town and how they live in it. The Headpoke And Firewedding contains sixteen full colour photos. It is a gander at imagination, imagining it as the making of a coal fire. It moves on to linger on the pagan festivals of June and July, and includes a transliteration of some Nordic trails into Yorkshire dialect, as I feel this holds close to the invader’s language. Also a version of the Anglo Saxon The Seafarer in modern Yorkshire dialect. I hope this does not deter you from reading it.”

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SUNDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS: Calls for Submissions, Contests, Events, News and Information

CALLS FOR SUBMISSION

Opportunity Knocks

SUBPRIMAL POETRY ART is interested in prose and poetry, art, and essay and “looks for poetry and flash fiction that is crafted, urgent, lyrical, compelling, mythical, concerned with spiritual revelation, uses rhythmic sensual, vivid imagery and deals with fundamental truth.” Submission period for the next issue is from September 1 – October 16. Submissions guidelines are HERE. How We Make Selections by Victor D. Sandiego, Editor

FIGROOT PRESS announced a call for a special issue, for my lover she is air: a Sappho tribute. Demographic restrictions. Deadline August 15. Details HERE.  Calls for general submission will reopened on September 1st for the October issue and November 1st for the December issue.

STARWHEEL MAGAZINE, Bite-sized Literature and Art is a project of The Riding Light Review. SW was created as a platform for writers and artists to showcase their work: We feature micro-fiction, short poetry, and art. This is a volunteer-based, not-for-profit magazine. Our publication schedule is fluid. We our open for submissions. Please visit our guidelines for more information.”

THE RIDING LIGHT REVIEW “publishes works [fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art and photograph] from both new and established writers and artists. Our goal is to support and promote the diversity of our contributors and to add their voices to the wider cultural landscape of language and arts throughout the world.:” The Review is on hiatus until August. Submission guidelines HEREWatch the site for calls.

HEIGHTS MAGAZINES is a “New York City based literary magazine seeking poetry, flash fiction, and art/photography. We pay for all the submissions that we accept for publishing.” Submission guidelines HERE.

WORD FOUNTAIN, The Literary Magazine of the Osterhout Free Library has an open call for prose, poetry or a combination of the two for its Fall-Winter 2017 issue. Deadline: August 15. Global readership. Details HERE.

THE BeZINE submissions for the July 2017 issue – themed Prison Culture/Restorative Justicedeadline July 10th latest. Publication date is July 15th. Poetry, essays, fiction and creative nonfiction, art and photography, music (videos), and whatever lends itself to online presentation is welcome for consideration. Please check out a few issues first and the Intro./Mission Statement and Submission Guidelines. No demographic restrictions. We would encourage submissions from people who are involved one way or the other in the justice system and former youth “offenders.” Critique along with constructive suggestions or tested solutions and best practices are welcome. We do not publish anything that promotes hate or violence.

Heads-up on the August zine: The theme is Theatre. Deadline: August 10.

INK SWEAT AND TEARS, The poetry and prose webzine will open for submissions on Monday, October 2. Submission details are HERE.

FINISHING LINE PRESS “is the home of the New Women’s Voices Chapbook Series, the New Women’s Voices Prize in Poetry, the Finishing Line Press Prize in Poetry, the Starting Gate Award, and the FLP Kentucky Poetry Book Prize.” Coming deadlines:
  • Anthology of Poetry by Young Adults with Cancer, DEADLINE: Sept. 15, 2017
  • New Women’s Voices Chapbook Competition DEADLINE: April 30, 2018
  • Open Chapbook Competition: DEADLINE: Oct. 31, 2017
  • Poetry Book manuscripts are being accepted now.
  • General Submissions for chapbook manuscripts. (We read general submissions year round.)
Details HERE.

CONTESTS

Opportunity Knocks

CALGARY POETRY MAGAZINE  “invites all poets writing in the English language, living everywhere on Earth, to participate in the Calgary Poetry Contest. Prizes will be awarded for First Place and Top Calgary Poet. Winning these prizes also wins entry into the Wax Poetry and Art World’s Best Poem contest.” Submission fee $3-$5 CAD. Deadline, July 30th. Guidelines HERE.

WAX POETRY AND ART, WORLD’S BEST POEM 2017 CONTEST closes at the end of 2017 for award in Spring 2018. Cash awards: Editor’s Choice: $75 CAD and Reader’s Choice: $75 CAD. To be eligible to win, you have to win one of these contests: Africa Poetry Contest #1 (Closes August 6, 2017)
India Poetry Contest #1 (Closes August 13, 2017)
Angela Poetry Contest #1 (Closes August 27, 2017)
UK Poetry Contest #1 (Closes September 10, 2017)
Canada Poetry Contest #1 (Closes September 17, 2017)
United States Poetry Contest #1 (Closes September 24, 2017)
Socially Engaged Poetry Contest #3 (Closes October 1, 2017) Details HERE.

Reminders/These are still open:

THE STANZA POETRY COMPETITION (UK) “is open exclusively to Poetry Society members (if you’re not a member join here) and who are also members of a Poetry Society Stanza. The theme for the 2017 competition is WALLS. Send up to two poems, max 40 lines per poem (not including title). Free entry. Closing date is Monday 11 September 2017 and the winners will be announced on National Poetry Day, Thursday 28 September 2017. Judge: Andy Croft.” Details HERE.

PRESS 53 Award for Poetry 2018 competition is open for submissions through July 31. Winner receives a cash advance of $1000 and publication. There is a $30 reading fee. Details HERE.

2018 FAR HORIZONS AWARD FOR POETRY (CA) is not yet accepting submission watch The Malahat Review for updates. This is for poets who have not yet published a collection. Prize is $1,000 (CAD). The deadline is May 1, 2018. Entry fees vary. Submissions from outside of Canada are welcome. Details HERE.

THE POETRY CENTER sponsors three annual competitions: Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards, The Paterson Poetry Prize, and The Paterson Prize for Books for Young People.  February 1, 2018 is the deadline for all.  Details HERE.

EVENTS

  • 2017 Ridgefield Writers Conference, Ridgefield, Connecticut, September 22 – 23. Details HERE.
  • Legacy Conversations: Chris Abani and Norman Ellis hosted by Cave Canem from 7-9 p.m. n July 11th at the Poetry Foundation & Poetry Magazine 61 W. Superior St., Chicago, Illinois.
  • A RAINBOW OF RESISTANCE, Poetry, Art & Music to benefit THE TREVOR PROJECT, Sunday, July 23, 5 p.m., Brickhouse Bewery, 67 W. Main St., Patchogue, LI, New York 11772, Hosted by Russ Green and friends
  • Second Annual Chicago Poetry Block Party from 2-9 p.m. on July 29. Hosted by and held at the National Museum of Mexican Art and Poetry Foundation & Poetry Magazine. 1852 W. 19th Street, Chicago, Illinois
  • Arte Folia: Preto No Branco (Artefolia Dance Company) from 7 -10 pm, August 27.  Hosted by Aninha Malandro at BrasArte, 1901 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, California
  • 100,000 Thousand Poets for Change, Downey, California September 26, 5-10 p.m., The Green Salon Details HERE.
  • LIBERTY CIRCUS, A Fundraiser for ACLU/Refugees & Immigrants, Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 7:00PM, Theatre 80 St Marks, 80 St. Marks Place, New York, NY 10003
    between First and Second Avenues, East Village, 50% of proceeds will go to the ACLU, New York City branch (NYCLU), The Liberty Circus (Malcolm Holcombe, Alan Kaufman, RB Morris and Al Maginnes) plus special guests Chris Rael and the Church of Betty, Felice Rosser and her band FAITH, and poet Sam Sax are a rogue band of outlaw singer-songwriters and poets. They’ve thrown in to crisscross the land in a performing rolling thunder celebration of good old democratic open-heartedness and to raise funds for Immigrants and Refugees. 50% of all proceeds will go to the New York Chapter of the ACLU. Tickets HERE.

Brazil: click on the flyer to see it enlarged


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debuted last week with:

The photograph is by Larisa Koshkina, Public Domain Photographs.net


KUDOS

  • Michael Rothenburg (co-founder of 100,000 Poets for Change) for his newest collection, Wake Up and Dream, just out now from MadHat Press.
  • Paul Brookes for the publication of his ebook The Headpoke and Firewedding, edited by Alien Buddha.
  • Mendes Biondo for publication of his poem Worried Leaves in InkSweat and Tears (U.K) webzine. Mendes is an Italian journalist and writer. His work is published in zines around the world. He’s has been a guest poet/writer to The BeZine. Mendes is the Editor-in-Chief of the cultural blog RAMINGO!
  • Debasis Mukhopadhyay (between ink & inkblot) for the recent publication of his new chapbook, kyrie eleison or all robins taken out of context, available for pre-order from Finishing Line Press.
  • Uche Nduka for receiving one of the 2017 New York Foundation for the Arts awards in poetry. Sageberry 1,Uche’s first book to be published in Nigeria in twenty years, was released recently. His Amazon page is HERE.
  • Silva Zanoyan Merjanian for raising $682.70 for Mer Doon Inc. from the proceeds of Rumor (Cold Water Press, 2015). Mer Doon is an organization that houses orphaned eighteen-year-old girls aging out of care. This support gives the girls a chance to become financially independent and safe from human traffickers. So far the sales of Rumor have also generated over $5,000 for charities. If you buy the book directly from Silva’s site (as opposed to Amazon), all proceeds go to these charities. Rumor won the 2015 Best Book Award in the poetry category from the NABE. Three poems from the book were nominated for the Pushcart Prize.  It is Silva’s second published collection.

OTHER NEWS AND INFORMATION


DISCLAIMER

Often information is just that information – and not necessarily recommendation. I haven’t worked with all the publications featured in Sunday Announcements or elsewhere on this site. Awards and contests are often a means to generate income and publicity for the host organizations, some of which are more reputable than others. I am homebound due to disability and no longer attend events. Please be sure to verify information for yourself before submitting work, buying products, paying fees or attending events et al.

Affiliate Links Disclosure:
Some product links within posts are Amazon affiliate links. The Poet by Day is supported in part by these links. Your use of them costs you nothing and helps to keep this site running. When you click on a affiliate link (not all links are affiliate) and/or make a purchase I sometimes receive a small percentage of the purchase price.Thank you for your support.


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SUNDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS: Calls for Submissions, Contests, Events and Other News and Information

CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

THE MUSE, An International Journal of Poetry publishes two journals a year and accepts submissions rom July 1- November 10 for December and January 1- May 10 for June. Details HEREThe Muse has a call open for its fourth annual anthology.  Details HERE.

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF POETRY is published twice-a-year.  Both emerging and established poets are featured. There are no style or form restrictions and long poems are welcome. There is a reading fee of $5. Submission Guidelines are HERE.

QUIDDITY International Literary Journal and Public-Radio Program “is a multimedia arts venue featuring an international literary journal (print and audio), a public-radio program, and a visiting writer and artist series.  Quiddity is published and produced in partnership with NPR member/PRI affiliate WUIS, Illinois Public Radio’s hub-station.” Quiddity features prose, poetry and poetry for radio broadcast. Reading period ends December 15. Details HERE.

THOMAS McSWEENEY’S QUARTERLY CONCERN! publishes fiction and nonfiction. Details HERE “Poetry can be wonderful, but is not something we publish in the Quarterly. Please send completed book-length poetry manuscripts to poetry@mcsweeneys.net.”

VOICEMAIL POEMS “was created by jamie mortara during National Poetry Month in April 2012 with a simple idea: Set up a phone number (1-910-703-POEM) for people to call and share their poetry.” Submission guidelines HERE.

THE BeZINE submissions for the June 2017 issues (theme: Environmental Justice/Climate Change: Farming and Access to Water) should be in by June 10th latest.  Publication date is June 15th. Poetry, essays, fiction and creative nonfiction, art and photography, music (videos), and whatever lends itself to online presentation is welcome for consideration. Please check out a few issues first and the Intro./Mission Statement and Submission Guidelines. No demographic restrictions.

PRETTY OWL POETRY, an online quarterly journal, is supportive of emerging and established writers. This zine publishes poetry, fiction and visual arts, all style and artistic collaborations. The editors say they like “something shameful. something surreal. a deluge of desire. confessions of crimes & hearts teeming with rattlesnakes. a merry-go-round that makes you dizzy.” Submission guidelines HERE

THE YALE REVIEW offers no formal guidelines other than reading their journal before submitting, which is really a basic rule for every magazine whether stated explicitly or not. Editor: J.D.McClatchy. Editorial contact is HERE.

580 SPLIT is a publication of Mills College in Oakland, California. Calls for submissions are open now for Issue 19 (2016/2017). The top submission in seach category will receive a cash prize. Categories are: long and short form fiction, creative non-fiction, essays, novel/graphic novel excerpts, poetry, visual/digital art, conceptual art and design, photography, comics, interviews, scripts, transcripts, translations, Details HERE.

GETTYSBURG REVIEW, a publication of Gettysburg College, is published quarterly. The reading period for poetry, fiction and essays is September 1st – May 31st.  Submission guidelines HERE.

POST-TRUTH is a website started on U.S. inauguration day, which “invites artists, filmmakers, writers, scholars, to contribute work reflecting on living in a post-truth society. We hope this can be a site and community where artists can know that their work related to the times we live in will be shown, heard and respected.” Check it out HERE.

THE MATADOR REVIEW is an online literature and art quarterly featuring fiction and creative non-fiction, flash fiction and poetry. Submissions for issue 5 (Summer 2017) will close on May 31. Details HERE.


CONTEST/AWARD

NEW LETTERS MAGAZINE sponsors awards for writers – poetry, fiction and nonfiction – of $1,500 each. Entry fees of $20 and $15. Deadline May 18th  for the 2017 awards. Details HERE.


CALL FOR PAPERS

NORTHEAST POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE – WORLD LITERATURE welcomes papers that explore both individual works of world literature as well as contemporary issues in the field of World Literature.  Questions under consideration could include how to understand what world literature is, how best to teach works of world literature as well as the exploration of current trends in postcolonial, world and comparative literatures. Deadline June 1 for the fall conference, October 27 – 28 at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA. Details HERE.

For more calls for papers on a range of topics link HERE.


EVENT


KUDOS …

Kudos and congratulations to Krysia Jopek on the debut of her new online publication, DIAPHANOUS PRESS on May 15, 2017 at Noon, U.S. Eastern Standard Time at DiaphanousPress.com.

This  biannual journal publishes and promotes contemporary experimental and postmodern literary and visual artists side by side in a free publication.The name “DIAPHANOUS” implies Krysia’s desire to showcase finely crafted literary and visual art that has a life of its own independent of the artist or author and is not completely transparent or “accessible.” Not that the work is purposely abstruse but that the work requires the reader or viewer to determine its possible meanings through interaction with it. This kind of art is not disposable–it demands to be read and viewed repeatedly because of its power to arrest, engage, and “haunt” the reader/viewer.

Krysia Jopek, the founder and editor of Diaphonous Press offers thanks to contributing editor Michael Dickel, specifically for his WordPress design help in making this labor of love an online reality; Poetry Editor Thato Andreas Mokotjo, a young, South African poet and passionate poetry enthusiast; her remarkable staff of Contributing Editors: Meg Harris, Dale Houstman, James Audio, Kinga Fabó, and Eric Traska—in addition to all of the supportive writers and artists included in the debut issue of Diaphanous Press as well as everyone supportive of its vision of poetics / aesthetics.

Submissions Page: https://diaphanouspress.com/diaphanous-press/submissions/

DIAPHANOUS PRESS Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/diaphanouspress/

Kudos to JORDAN BLUM (The Bookends Review) for his cover to cover interview of MICHAEL DICKEL (Meta/Por(e(/Play). It’s an absolutely delightful and wide-ranging discussion about books, music, poetry and more.  Check it out HERE.

THE BOOKENDS REVIEW: “Founded in 2012, The Bookends Review is an independent creative arts journal dedicated to bringing you the best original fiction, nonfiction, poetry, interviews, essays, book reviews, and visual/musical works from around the world.”  Link HERE.

JORDAN BLUM holds an MFA in fiction and teaches composition and creative writing at several colleges/universities. He’s published creative and/or scholarly pieces in several places/ jordanblum@thebookendsreview.com.

Writer and photographer MICHAEL DICKEL has work in several print and online publications. He co-edited Voices Israel Volume 36 (2010), and was managing editor for arc-23 and -24. His most recent book, The Palm Reading after The Toad’s Garden, came out in 2016. Previous books are: War Surrounds Us, Midwest / Mid-East, and The World Behind It, Chaos… He has taught at colleges and universities in both Israel and the U.S. Michael is a contributing editor to The BeZine.


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SUNDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS: Calls for Submissions, Contests, Events and Other News and Information

CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunities Knock

THE PEEKING CAT publishes a magazine and annual anthology and offers editorial services. They are always open for submissions to the magazine but the deadline date for the 2017 anthology is August 31.  Appropriate material for consideration: poetry (all forms), nonfiction (up to 1,000 words), artwork and photography. A broad range of subjects are well despite the “cat” in the title. Detailed submissions guidelines are HERENo demographic restrictions.

THE BeZINE submissions for the May 2017 issues (theme: Honesty and Transparency, the Post-truth Era) should be in by May 10th latest.  Publication date is May 15th. Poetry, essays,fiction and creative nonfiction, art and photography, music (videos), and whatever lends itself to online presentation is welcome for consideration. Please check out a few issues first and the Intro./Mission Statement and Submission Guidelines. No demographic restrictions.

HERMENEUTIC CHAOS LITERARY JOURNAL is published six times a year. “We welcome submissions by authors from diverse backgrounds and literary preferences. We admire all forms of experimental, hybrid and avant-garde literature, collaborative writings, visual and graphic outpourings – anything that literature is capable of. Our primary interest lies in works which inspire an active cathartic response, and not a sentimental passivity. To achieve this end, we seek poetry and prose where imagination, symbolism, metaphors, lexical ingenuity and a strong imagery guide reality to examine the creative chaos beyond its straitjacket cliff.” This journal is interested in poetry, fiction and nonfiction. Details HERENo demographic restrictions.

APOGEE JOURNAL features literature and art “that engages with identity politics, incuding but not limited to: race, gender, asexuality, class, ability and intersectional identity.” The journal is published in print biannually and welcomes fiction, nonfiction, poetry and visual art. Details HERENo demographic restrictions.

UP THE STAIRCASE QUARTERLY is an online lit publication featuring poetry, art, interviews and reviews. The deadline for the summer issue (themed AudioVisual) is June 15th. Details HERENo demographic restrictions.

PERMAFROST MAGAZINE, a publication of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks is “Located at 64° 50′ N (198 miles from the Arctic Circle), Permafrost Magazine is the farthest north literary journal for writing and the arts. We’re proud of Permafrost’s thirty-five years as interior Alaska’s foremost literary magazine . . .  Permafrost seeks original voices from all over the world.” The reading period for the print edition is May 1 – November 30. There is a $3 submission fee. Fiction, poetry, hybrid and artwork are welcome. Details HEREThis publication sponsors contests. All are closed now but watch for upcoming.


COMPETITIONS/AWARDS

  • 2040AWARDS PROGRAM is open to minorities – “ethnic authors or those from an ethnic background over the age of 18” – and entries of translations and from the International Community are welcome as well. 2040 is seeks fiction, creative nonfiction, collections, essays.  The grand prize is $1,000. The runner-up award is $500.  There is a $25 reading fee. Details HERE. Deadline is July 7.
  • ELEANOR TAYLOR BLAND CRIME FICTION WRITERS OF COLOR AWARD for 2017 is accepting application through June 15, 2017 this annual awards $1,500 or the winner. Details HERE.
  • WUNDOR POETRY CONTEST, an inaugural contest, is themed “Spring” and the deadline is 31 May 2017. There are entrance fees.  There is no indication of a financial award but there is pubication for the winner.  Details HERE.
  • THE SECOND ANNUAL LOUISE MERIWETHER FIRST BOOK PRIZE is now through July 31 for works by women or nonbinary author of color. The award is $5,000 and publication by Feminist Press. Details HERE.

EVENTS

  • WRITING RESISTANCE: INVESTIGATING/SUBVERTING FORM & NARRATIVE, A Writing Worksop Series of Apogee Journal with the NY Writers Coalition and funding from the Brooklyn Arts Council. “Apogee editors and contributors will lead nine craft based writing and editing workshops. True to our mission of creating accessible and socially engaged programming, this workshop will be affordable, inclusive, and attentive to the ways identity informs reading and writing practices.” The cost is $25 per class. The series started in April.  Remaining classes are: Flash Fiction with Robert Lopez (May 17); What Song Told Me with Stacy Parker Le Melle (May 20); Radicalizing the Personal Essay or Narrative Poem with Lorde and Baldwin at the Helm with JP Howard (May 20).  Workshops are in Brooklyn, NY. Details HERE.
  • SISTERS IN CRIME is a thirty-year-old professional association founded “to promote the ongoing advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers. Today the Triangle area (North Carolina) hosts a thirty-year celebration – an Ice Cream Social – for writers, publishers an readers at Page-Walker House, Cary, North Carolina.  Admission is free; tickets for ice cream are $7 for Adults, $5 Ages 4 – 12; children 3 and under are free. Details are HERE at Triangle area chapter’s site.
  • SISTERS IN CRIME list of conferences, events and trade shows scheduled around the country is HERE.
  • EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (open-air cinema) Edinburgh International Film Festival’s hugely popular open-air cinema runs through June 16-June 18 at St. Andrew Square Garden. Details HERE..

NEWS and INFORMATION

The recommended read: On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder. Left, right or center – American or not – it’s a must read.


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