Sunday, December 18, 2011

Poetry at the 2012 Columbus Arts Festival

It is that time of year again when applications are open for the 2012 Columbus Art Festival show, June 1, 2, & 3.  We will be returning to the Riverfront! Please share with those you know.  

The 2012 Poetry application became live at on October 13, 2011.  Any interested applicants will need to download the application and return it before the deadline of February 17, 2012. 

All applications must be submitted on-line through the following link:

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please do not hesitate to contact Festival Coordinator, Shana Scott at or phone at 614-221-8569.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Good luck as you plan your 2012 festival schedule, and we hope to have you as a guest in Columbus, June 1, 2, & 3!

Remember the deadline for poetry submission is January 13, 2012

Shana Scott
Columbus Arts Festival Coordinator


100 East Broad Street
Suite 2250
Columbus, Ohio 43215
P 614 221 8569
F 614 224 7461


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Canyon Voices Literary Magazine

Canyon Voices Literary Magazine Is Now Accepting Submissions


Canyon Voices, Arizona State University’s online literary magazine, is currently accepting submissions for its Fall 2011 publication. Our deadline for the current issue is

Tuesday, Oct. 18th.


As a literary and arts journal, Canyon Voices is dedicated to discovering the emerging talent of student writers, while also providing a forum for established artists.


We feature art, poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, and short play scripts with the goal of expanding writing communities across the country.


We invite you to share this information with your students, your faculty and your personal writing circles.


Please visit our website at for submission guidelines.



The Canyon Voices Editors

Monday, August 29, 2011

Call For Submissions: Belletrist Coterie

Call for Submissions

(Submission Deadline: January 4, 2012)

We are seeking poetry, fiction, nonfiction, essays, interviews, photography, and web-friendly artwork for the inaugural issue of Belletrist Coterie, which will be published both in print and online.

Belletrist Coterie was formed in an attempt to revive and spotlight the spirit and ebullience of storytelling craft and style. Although we are a new magazine, we have huge heart, and loads of enthusiasm about finding those stories that are truly well written and one of a kind. As our name implies, we refuse to limit ourselves in terms of genre or style. We are looking for essays, short stories, evocative poetry, beautiful artwork, fascinating interviews... anything that tells us a story, is somewhat culturally relevant, beautifully written, and contains the power to move and inspire.

Too often these things can get lost in the rigors of structure and form, or the desire to create something generally desireable. We strive to publish pieces that don't necessarily conform to normal standards so much as they do reach new levels of excellence and creativity. And most of all... tell us a story.



To view submission guidelines:


And to submit (once you've read the guidelines):


Can't wait to see what you've got for us!


Kimberly Lojewski

Managing Editor

Monday, August 15, 2011

Sips Cafe Poetry and Music Night

A celebration of poetry and music at Sips Coffee House

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

6:30 – 9:00 P.M.


101 South Main Street   Mount Vernon, Ohio




Featured Poets

David Francis Smith is a Columbus based poet with roots in Southwestern Ohio and the agricultural aristocracy of the New Deal family farm. Although largely unpublished in print, a selection of early work can be found on the Internet at  Several poems also appear on Ereignis at – the English language website of 20th century German philosopher, Martin Heidegger.  Current projects include coffee house and bookstore readings and work on a teaching-book of poetics, Commonplace Things About Poems.  David is a member of the Greater Cincinnati Writers League, The Ohio Poetry Association and The Academy of American Poets.


Chuck Salmons is currently newsletter editor and secretary for the Ohio Poetry Association. He won the 2011 William Redding Poetry award and his poems have appeared in several journals and anthologies, as well as Best of Ohio Poetry Day 2006. He’s written numerous book and chapbook reviews for the OPA newsletter and performed various readings around the state of Ohio. Heavily influenced by movies, music, art, and comic books, his poems often examine how popular culture helps us explore and explain the relationships, experiences, and memories in our daily lives. Chuck works as publications editor for the Ohio Geological Survey and currently lives in Columbus with his wife, Beth.


Featured Musicians

Annie La Rue’s first gig was as an opener for singer-songwriter Seth Ellsworth at Scottie MacBean's in Worthington in 2001. Her music speaks poetically to the heart of the listener, and is described as a folk/singer-songwriter with spiritual roots. "God put a song in my heart", says Annie La Rue, "and I intend to sing it."


CJ Knight has performed in various bands over the past 15 years, living the dual life of a drummer/acoustic guitarist since 1992.  He graduated with a Music Degree and English Minor, from Jacksonville State University in Alabama, and has preformed all over the Southeast, hitting coffee houses, dive bars and festivals.  CJ recently relocated to Ohio, and is working on reaching and developing a new regional audience. 


Artists’ Work Available For Purchase

Open Mic Will Follow Evening’s Entertainment


Evening’s M.C.- Mark Hersman, Poet

For more information, contact Mark at


CONSEQUENCE Magazine Call for Submissions

CONSEQUENCE is the international, literary magazine addressing the culture of war.
Now in our third year, we publish each spring fiction, non-fiction, poetry, reviews,
visual art, interviews, and translations. Our perspective is broad and includes
the causes, actions, and consequences of conflict and social injustice throughout
the world. We are interested in work that gives thoughtful readers a nuanced
understanding of what is at stake for individuals and societies.

CONSEQUENCE accepts unsolicited manuscripts between June 1st and November
1st. We invite you to visit our website at for more
information, and guidelines for submitting work.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Kingwood Center - Poetry in the Garden


A class about love, hate, and the path not taken will be coming to Kingwood Center on Thursday evenings, July 21 through August 25 from 6:30 to 8 PM. Poetry in the Garden will examine the incredible ability of words to convey meaning beyond the page on which they sit. Each session will be led by a poet who will present poems from those who have inspired and influenced them throughout their career. Discussion of technique, structure, and meaning will follow. It is a class about the magic of words in a magical setting. Participants are to meet in the Workshop Courtyard. Registration required. No class fee.  No admission/parking fee after 6:00.  Call 419-522-0211 ext. 107 to register and receive readings. Kingwood Center is located at 900 Park Ave. West; Mansfield, Ohio.

Summer Writers' Retreat

The Ohio Poetry Association Presents:


Summer Writers’ Retreat



Saturday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m.

to Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 at noon

at the Malabar Farm Hostel,

Malabar Farm State Park,

Lucas, Ohio


Adventures in creativity in the lap of nature!

Featuring workshops by

Terry Hermsen & Dionne Custer

Overnight stay + breakfast: Only $25

Call 419-892-2055 to reserve a spot.

Limited to 20 people; first come, first served.


H.I. Malabar Farm

3954 Bromfield Rd

Lucas OH 44843



Thursday, July 21, 2011

Ashland University MFA Summer Residency

The Ashland University MFA Program opens its craft seminars and evening readings to the public, free of charge!  Events are held Sunday, July 24 through Friday, August 5.  For more information on the upcoming speakers and to subscribe for daily updates on the residency, visit

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Construction Magazine Launches Inaugural Issue--Seeks Wr=?windows-1256?Q?iters_for_Summer_Edition=FE? =

Construction, an online and soon-to-be print magazine which recently premiered at, was founded in Brooklyn and South Korea by four graduates of the creative writing MFA program at The City College of New York. While Construction may have a Brooklyn profile, its goal is to use fiction, poetry, essays, interviews, book reviews, and translations to create and support a community beyond New York City.

We were proud to announce our first issue, which featured Nobel Laureate Ivan Bunin; critically acclaimed novelist Mark Wisniewski; an interview with Steve Hindy, the founder of Brooklyn Brewery and a former AP correspondent; political commentary from Lincoln Mitchell and Yuri Rashkin; and much more! But we've only just begun.

In order for us to keep our content stimulating and innovative we need your help! Please visit our site at for instructions on how to submit. 

We look forward to reading your work!

The Editors, Construction

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

SIPS Coffee House

A Celebration of Music and Poetry
Sips Coffee House and Deli

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
6:30-9:00 p.m.

101 South Main St.
Mount Vernon, Ohio

Featured Writers: The Write-On Writers

Write-On Writers of Coshocton was formed in the late 1990’s through the encouragement of Pam Moore, now an editor for Holmes County Bargain Hunter, and her mother, Madge Saunders of Coshocton. Madge, Write-On Writers’ most published member, recently celebrated her 97th birthday. In 2011, the groups name was changed to the Write-On Writers Guild. The guild’s specialty and craft is words.

A core group of 10-15 guild members with diverse educational and occupational backgrounds meets the first Monday of every month at Coshocton Public Library from 6-8 PM to encourage each others writing endeavors that range from non-fiction, to fiction, to poetry. New members and visitors are always welcome.

The Write-On Writers are host for the Ohio Poetry Association Picnic on Saturday July 16, 2011 at the Pomerene Center for the Arts in Coshocton from 12-3 PM. All are welcome. See for more information about the group and the picnic.

Featured Musician: Roger Lehman

Roger Lehman has been composing, recording, and performing original material for over 30 years. He has done everything from recording soundtracks for Cable TV Fishing Programs to performing with The Crystals (from the Motown era), Lester Flatt (of Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs), and the great Blues Harmonica player Charlie Musselwhite . He performs solo playing Finger Style Acoustic Guitar, Piano, and Singing. He also performs with his Instrumental Duet (Piano & Woodwinds) and his 4-piece Jazz Quartet.

An open-mic will follow the evening's events.

Evening M.C. - Mark Hersman, Poet

For more information, contact Mark,

Call for Poetry Chapbook Submissions

Calling all Poets!


We are calling for submissions for our second SRCA Open Poetry Chapbook Competition (to be judged by Colleen Clayton, Cindy M. Kelly, Gina Tabasso, and Tina Puckett). If you are not familiar with our organization, Standing Rock Cultural Arts is a non profit art and educational organization located at 257 North Water Street in downtown Kent, Ohio, whose mission is to build community through the arts. We are named after the historic Standing Rock that is situated in the Cuyahoga River in Portage County, Ohio. We received our 501(c)(3) status in 2000 and we routinely hold poetry readings in our North Water Street Gallery hosted by local poet, Maj Ragain. Our new Rock in the River Literary Series launched last year with our first competition winner Jeff Fearnside of Prescott, Arizona.


Deadline: Submissions open Jul 1, 2011 and end Sep 30, 2011 (postmark - September 30th).

Please visit our website at under our Literary Series link for complete Entry Guidelines and competition information.


We invite you to forward this message to anyone who might be interested and look forward to reading your submissions!



Thank you for supporting the literary arts!


Tina Puckett

Editor, Rock in the River Literary Series

Judge, 2011  SRCA Open Poetry Chapbook Competition


Jeff Ingram

Executive Director, Standing Rock Cultural Arts


SRCA Chapbook Competition

c/o Standing Rock Cultural Arts

257 N Water St

Kent OH 44240

(330) 673-4970 for general inquiries for all chapbook inquiries

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Four Way Books Open Reading Period

2011 Four Way Books

June Open Reading Period


Submissions accepted June 1-30.


Four Way Books editors make selections.


Open to all poets and fiction writers.  

Book-length poetry collections, story collections and novellas.


We do not publish novels, translations, or non fiction.


Submission guidelines are available at

Carolina Quarterly Contest (Deadline: August 1st)



The Editors of the Carolina Quarterly are seeking innovative pieces that challenge the boundaries of space, time, and genre. Send us your poetic flash fiction, your flashy prose poetry, your twitter operetta, your post-pre-neo-un-oeuvre by August 1st to be considered for publication. No more than 500 words per experiment. We'll give you up to 4 shots per person to get our attention. No cover letters. Please, no cover letters. (Unless they constitute the entry.)

The first-place winner will receive $300. Two runners-up will receive $75. All winners will be published in an upcoming issue and featured in our online edition.

Contest entry fee is $9 -- or free with a one-year subscription to the Quarterly.

To submit, go here:

Or visit the Carolina Quarterly homepage at:


Author of: The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel (2006), The Dog of Marriage: Stories (2005), Tumble Home: A Novella and Short Stories (1997), At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom (1990), Reasons to Live: Stories (1985). Editor of: New Stories from the South 2010: The Year's Best.

Amy Hempel is the Briggs-Copeland Lecturer in Fiction at Harvard University, and the author of five short story collections. The New York Times lists a compilation of her previous work, The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel, as one of the Ten Best Books of the Year. In the words of the Times' Sunday Book Review, Hempel's stories "are eerie, unsettling, always original and perfectly expressed." She is the recipient of the Hobson Award, in addition to a Guggenheim Fellowship, and has taught at New York University, Saint Mary's College, University of Missouri, Bennington College in Vermont, and The New School University in New York City.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Escape into Life call for submissions from Ohio's best

Dear Ohio Writers:

The Literature Section at Escape Into Life is making its first open
call for submissions. Our hope is that you'll visit the site, submit,
and help spread the word.

All the best,
Matt Dye
Literature Editor

Call for Submissions

Escape Into Life is looking for the best in contemporary fiction,
poetry, and creative non fiction, as well as reviews of new works and
essays on the literary arts. An international online arts journal,
Escape Into Life has a substantial audience and receives roughly
35,000 unique visitors per week. In an effort to cater to both readers
and writers, our Literature Section publishes new creative works each
week and reads submissions year round. For more information and
writers' guidelines, please visit us online:

Saturday, May 21, 2011

OPA Quarterly Meeting

Ohio Poetry Association

Quarterly Meeting and Workshop

featuring Stephen Haven

May 21, 2011

Bexley Public Library

2411 E. Main Street

Columbus, OH 43209

Stephen Haven is Director of the Ashland University MFA Program and Director of the Ashland Poetry Press. He has published two books of poems, Dust and Bread (Turning Point, 2008) and The Long Silence of the Mohawk Carpet Smokestacks (West End Press, 2004), and one memoir, The River Lock: One Boy's Life along the Mohawk (Syracuse University Press, 2008). For Dust and Bread, he was named 2009 Co-Ohio Poet of the Year by the Ohio Poetry Day Association. Haven has also published a chapbook of collaborative translations from contemporary Chinese poetry, The Enemy in Defensive Positions (Poetry Miscellany Chapbooks, 2008). He is editor of The Poetry of W.D. Snodgrass: Everything Human (University of Michigan Press, 1993) and coeditor of two anthologies of contemporary poetry.

Haven's poems have appeared in The Southern Review, Parnassus, Literary Imagination, Crazyhorse, American Poetry Review, Salmagundi, Northwest Review, Image, Western Humanities Review, The Missouri Review, and in many other journals. He has a M.F.A. in Poetry from the University of Iowa and a Ph.D. in American Civilization from New York University, where he wrote his dissertation under the direction of Harold Bloom. Haven has been a repeat fellow at Yaddo and MacDowell and twice a Fulbright Lecturer in American Literature (poetry) at universities in Beijing. He has won four individual artist grants from the Ohio Arts Council and has held three residency fellowships at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, in Provincetown, Massachusetts.




10am-11:30 Quarterly Business Meeting

11:30-Noon Members' Open Mic

Noon-1pm Lunch Break

1pm-4pm Reading and Workshop feat. Stephen Haven*

*If you have a poem you'd like critiqued in the workshop, please bring copies for all in attendance.

FREE and OPEN to the public!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Binge Press & 27 rue de fleures Call for Submissions

Binge Press & 27 rue de fleures are seeking poetry written by women.


to get a feel for our aesthetic.


Binge is currently seeking mini chapbook and regular-sized chapbook submissions.

27 is currently seeking submissions for its "don't-call-it-a-comeback issue" expected to go live by the end of this summer. 


All submissions can be sent directly



We look forward to reading the work!


-JodiAnn Stevenson & Rebecca Hardin Thrift

Friday, April 29, 2011

DH Lawrence Fellowship

D. H. Lawrence Fellowship

The original D. H. Lawrence Fellowship was established in 1958 to sustain a living tradition of artistic creation at the D. H. Lawrence Ranch, located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains some 20 miles north of Taos, New Mexico. Over the years, dozens of poets, fiction writers and dramatists enjoyed a month of quiet writing time amid the great natural beauty of the Ranch. Unfortunately, in 1992, the Fellowship had to be suspended because of the deteriorating condition of the writer's cabin and an uncertain water supply. While the Ranch remains open to visitors during the day, housing a writer-in-residence still is not feasible.

In July 2000, the Taos Summer Writers' Conference reinstated the D. H. Lawrence Fellowship in modified form. The Fellowship is awarded to an emerging writer of fiction or poetry with one book in print or at press. The D. H. Lawrence Fellow will receive paid tuition for one weekend or weeklong workshop (a value up to $650), lodging at the Sagebrush Inn or Comfort Suites, and two meals a day (breakfast and lunch). In return, the Fellow contributes to Conference activities and gives a formal reading.

D. H. Lawrence Fellows include Andrew Kozma (2010), Merrill Feitell (2009), Nancy Pagh of Bellingham, Washington (2008), Philip Cioffar (2007), Kelly Magee of Columbus, Ohio (2006); Carl Marcum of Chicago, Illinois (2005); Lisa Goett of Taos, New Mexico (2004); Sarah Jane Smith of Miami, Florida (2003); Andrea Hollander Budy of Mountain View, Arkansas (2002); Pamela Gemin of Oshkosh, Wisconsin (2001); and Charlotte Holmes of State College, Pennsylvania (2000).

The next application period for the D.H. Lawrence Fellowship is Dec. 2010-April 2011.

Application Procedure for D.H. Lawrence Fellowship

1. Send a vitae and a brief letter of application along with a recent sample of your work. Manuscripts and supporting materials will be returned.

2. Application deadline: Monday, May 16th (received)

3. Send application materials to:

Taos Summer Writers' Conference
Attn: D.H. Lawrence Fellowship
Sharon Oard Warner, Director
Department of English Language and Literature
MSC03 2170, 1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001


We look forward to hearing from you. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.


Eva Lipton-Ormand
Assistant Director


Taos Summer Writers' Conference

Department of English Language and Literature

MSC03 2170

1 University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Telephone: 505.277.5572

Fax: 505.277.2950

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

2011 Taos Summer Writers' Conference

Leo Love Merit Scholarships in Poetry and Fiction/Nonfiction

The two Leo Love Merit Scholarships—awarded in poetry and fiction/nonfiction—are available to any potential Conference participant. Each Merit Scholarship pays tuition for a weeklong workshop or partial tuition for a master class (a value of $650). Each Merit Scholarship recipient is responsible for her or his transportation and/or lodging costs.

Leo Love Merit Scholarship applicants must register for the Conference (including paying the deposit) at the time application is made for the scholarship. (By the time the scholarships have been awarded, we anticipate that many of the workshops will be closed. Thus, individuals applying for scholarships should be planning to attend the Conference, regardless of the outcome of the competition. These scholarships are meritorious awards, not financial assistance.)

Application Procedure for Leo Love Merit Scholarships

1. Submit 10 pages of prose or poetry, along with your registration form. Manuscripts and supporting materials will not be returned.

2. The deadline for application is Monday, May 2, 2011 (postmark). The decision will be posted on the Conference web site.

3. Send application materials to:

Taos Summer Writers' Conference
Attn: Leo Love Merit Scholarship

Sharon Oard Warner, Director
Department of English Language and Literature
MSC03 2170, 1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

4. A committee composed of faculty and graduate students from the Creative Writing Program at the University of New Mexico will select the recipient whose name will be posted on the Conference web site on June 1, 2011.

We look forward to welcoming your students in Taos!


Eva Lipton-Ormand

Assistant Director


Taos Summer Writers' Conference

Department of English Language and Literature

MSC03 2170

1 University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Telephone: 505.277.5572

Fax: 505.277.2950

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Upcoming Events in Columbus Area

Facing Fate, Finding a Destiny
An evening presentation with author, mythologist and storyteller Michael Meade
Wednesday, May 11 ~ 7pm
Temple Beth Shalom - 5089 Johnstown Rd ~ New Albany, OH

Order Tickets

According to ancient myths, each soul makes two agreements upon entering the world. The First Agreement binds the individual to a distinct destiny that becomes each soul’s great project in life. The second level of agreement entangles each person in specific limitations of fate, in family issues, and in the immediate dramas of culture. Whereas all second agreements can be renegotiated, the First Agreement of one’s soul is non-negotiable.

At the same time, if a person doesn’t face their fate, they may never find their deepest resources and their natural gifts. Facing fate and risking destiny are the two great adventures that the soul must undertake if we are to become who we are intended to be in the world.

Join us for a surprising evening of poetry, stories and discussion—an exploration of identity and meaning, of purpose and passion, of wisdom and love.


The Initiated Soul, The Awakened Self
An intensive workshop with author, mythologist and storyteller Michael Meade
Saturday, May 14 ~ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Greystone Hall ~ 103 S. High St., Akron, OH

Proceeds support Voices of Youth and Intercultural Projects

Register Here

The story written on the walls of the soul is intended to be lived out as the great experiment of each life. The exact medicines for healing are carried inside the individual, waiting to be revealed though life-changing events that initiate the soul and awaken the deep self within. When lived consciously the struggles in life open pathways to the center of the self where purpose waits to be found, where vitality can ever be renewed.

Threads of genius and purpose are woven within everyone but only become evident after some ordeal occurs or where something creative is attempted. Each major event in life asks the question: Will you become a bigger person or grow smaller now? The opus of the soul requires that we repeatedly climb the ladder of learning and descend to the depths of love.

In this event we will separate the self’s vital story and creative calling from the corpse of the past. We will consider “unfinished initiations” and the sacred path of knowledge and love hidden within our lives.

For more information and registration visit the Mosaic website at: or contact the Mosaic office at: 800-233-6984.


We appreciate your support and would like to ask you to help us by forwarding this email to any groups or individuals who might benefit from these events.

Mosaic Multicultural Foundation

4218 1/2 SW Alaska, Suite H, Seattle, WA  98116

(206) 935-3665 (voice) / (206) 935-3612 (fax)  /

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Monday, April 18, 2011

FW: Call for poems for June 2011 issue of TheMuse-An InternationalJournal of Poetry (INDIA)

This is to inform that The Muse-An International
Journal of Poetry is inviting original poems and research papers/essays on poetry for its first issue, i.e. June 2011 issue. Last date for submission of poems/research papers for June 2011 issue is May 10, 2011. For more details please visit

Friday, April 15, 2011

ROAR: Call For Submissions!


The first print publication of ROAR Magazine, a literary journal supporting fiction, nonfiction, poetry and visual art by women, is seeking submissions for its inaugural 2011 issue which will include an interview with Jill McCorkle! Please spread the word to your department and encourage your MFA students to submit.

To submit your work please visit us at We're looking short stories, 
flash fiction, personal essays, memoir excerpts, profiles, poetry, visual art, etc. We accept submissions on a rolling basis, but priority for the first issue will be given to those received by April 15, 2011


Many Thanks,


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Poetry & Fiction at the Slow Train Cafe

Main Street Readings & the Oberlin College Creative Writing Program

invite you to a reading by



55 E College St Ste 3
Oberlin, OH 44074

Christine Gelineau is the author of two recent books of poetry: Appetite for the Divine and Remorseless Loyalty, which was awarded the Richard Snyder Memorial Prize and subsequently nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Award.   She teaches at Binghamton University,
where she is Associate Director of the Creative Writing Program. 

Lee Upton is the author of a novella, The Guide to the Flying Island, winner of the Miami University Novella Competition;  five books of poetry; and four books of literary criticism.  Her many writing awards include a Pushcart Prize, the National Poetry Series Award, and the Georgia Contemporary Poetry Series Award.  She is Writer-in-Residence and Professor of English at Lafayette College.

The reading is free & open to the public.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Omnidawn 1st/2nd Book Contest: Now Open



the 2011 Omnidawn 1st/2nd Book Contest

  Accepting both electronic and postal poetry submissions  

through June 30th.


Open to any poet writing in English  

who has not published a second book of poems.

(Chapbooks are not counted as books.)


Prize includes $3,000, Fall 2012 publication &  

100 complimentary copies of book.  

C.D. Wright will judge.

CD Wright

photo of C.D.Wright taken by Forrest Gander

The entry fee is $25.  


All entrants with a U.S. mailing address who pay an extra $3 to cover shipping costs will be mailed a copy of any Omnidawn book of their choice, or a copy of the winning book when it is published in the fall of 2012. A complete list of all current Omnidawn titles is available  at



For details of all Omnidawn Contests:   

or paste this URL into your browser.


Carolina Quarterly Call for Submissions


The literary icebreaker:
"Hey, I'm Bill. I'm a poet."
"Nice to meet you, Bill. I'm Rachel. I'm a fiction writer."


The editors of The Carolina Quarterly have grown weary of such small talk. Yearning for a post-genre world, we seek writing that cannot be described in an elevator talk, and yet could be delivered in one. Thus, we are unveiling an experiment in Show, Don't Tell.

The Riding a Gradient Invisible Contest

Send us your poetic flash fiction, your flashy prose poetry, your twitter operetta, your post-pre-neo-un-oeuvre by June 1st to be considered for publication. No more than 500 words per experiment. We'll give you up to 4 shots per person to get our attention. No cover letters. Please, no cover letters. (Unless they constitute the entry.)

The first-place winner will receive $300. Two runners-up will receive $75. All winners will be published in an upcoming issue and featured in our online edition.

Contest entry fee is $9 -- or free with a one-year subscription to the Quarterly.

Contest judge to be announced. Probably someone super famous.

To submit, go here:

Columbus-Based Poetry Reading

Thursday, April 14 · 6:00pm - 8:00pm


OSU Urban Arts Space

50 W. Town Street, Suite 130

Columbus, OH


More Info  

Join us for the first event of this literary series in which

Columbus-based (and OSU alumni) poets Maggie Smith, Jason Gray, Jen

Town, and Hannah Stephenson will read recent work. Stick around after

for refreshments and conversation. Warning: poems may contain wild

animals, references to Jersey Shore, and delicious sound play.


About the readers:


An Ohio native, Maggie Smith is the author of Lamp of the Body (Red

Hen Press), The List of Dangers (Kent State University Press), and

Nesting Dolls (Pudding House). Smith has received three Individual

Excellence Awards from the Ohio Arts Council and a 2011 Creative

Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. For more

information, visit her site:


Jason Gray is the author of Photographing Eden (Ohio UP, 2009), winner

of the Hollis Summers Award. He co-edits the online journal,

Unsplendid ( Find him online at


Jen Town grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania. She graduated with highest

distinction with an honors degree in English from Penn State

University in 2004, and with her MFA in poetry from The Ohio State

University in 2008. Jen's poetry and prose has appeared in Lake

Effect, Third Coast, Mid-American Review, Epoch, and Rhino Literary

Journal, among others. Her professional interests also include

editing, publishing, and design:


Hannah Stephenson is a poet, editor, instructor, and

singer-songwriter. You can read her poems at her daily poetry site,

The Storialist: Her poems and songs

have been featured in various publications, including qarrtsiluni,

Lazy Gramophone Press anthologies, Spoonful, and Far Away Literary


Friday, April 1, 2011

Global Call for Submissions: New $50,000 Poetry Competition

The Montreal International Poetry Prize will award $50,000for a single poem in any style and in any English dialect.

As the Montreal Prize is a grassroots non-profit in its first year, we're appealing to everyone we can to help spread the word about our project. You can find out more about us at or here.

The early entry deadline for the competition is April 22. 


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Mason's Road - Call for Submissions

Mason's Road - Call for Submissions

Fiction * Creative Non-Fiction * Poetry * Drama

Deadline: May 1, 2011

Mason’s Road, sponsored by Fairfield University’s MFA in Creative Writing program, is now accepting submissions for Issue #3, to be published in July 2011.

As a literary journal dedicated to the writing craft, the theme for Issue #3 is “arc." Not sure if your work fits? Let our editors decide, as we also seek to publish the most compelling pieces that come our way, regardless of theme.

For submission instructions, go to:

For contest guidelines, go to:

Thanks for considering Mason’s Road!

The Editors, Mason’s Road

Friday, March 25, 2011

The Cupboard: contest deadline extended

The Cupboard's First-Ever Contest Deadline Extended

Reading Feb 1 - April 4

Prize: $500 & publication
Judge: Michael Martone

The Cupboard has extended the deadline for its first-ever contest. We'll be accepting submissions through Monday, April 4. The winning author will receive $500 and the manuscript will be published as an upcoming volume. We're looking for prose submissions between 4k and 10k words. In the past, we've published short stories, essays, collections of flash fiction and prose poems, and combinations thereof. Send us your best work. Submissions are received and read anonymously, and all submissions are eligible for regular publication. Michael Martone will serve as final judge.

To submit, go to:

Please email with any questions.

The Cupboard is published four times a year. Each volume features a body of work by a single author, except when it doesn't (see current volume). Previous authors include Jesse Ball, Mathias Svalina, Amanda Goldblatt, Joshua Cohen, and Caia Hagel. More information can be found at

the cupboard, the cupboard.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Four Way Books Levis Prize in Poetry

Four Way Books 2011 Levis Prize in Poetry 

Claudia Rankine

January 1 - March 31, 2011
electronic or mail submissions accepted

Publication of a book-length manuscript
$1000.00 honorarium
Featured reading in a New York City event sponsored Four Way Books

Open to all poets regardless of publication history

For complete guidelines, please visit
Four Way Books
P.O. Box 535 Village Station
New York, New York 10014

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Contests and Calls for Submissions

Rose Metal Press Call for Hybrid Manuscripts

Submission Deadline March 30, 2011


From February 15 through March 30, 2011, we will be actively seeking full-length hybrid and cross-genre manuscripts for consideration for publication in 2012. We are particularly interested in short short, flash, and micro-fiction; prose poetry, novels-in-verse or book-length linked narrative poems; flash nonfiction or book-length memoirs in shorts; and other literary works that move beyond traditional genres to find new forms of expression. The best way to see what we mean by hybrid is to take a look at our catalog. We welcome submissions in all styles and on all subjects, and encourage a broad and expansive interpretation of hybridity.


Call For Submissions: The Fourth River Online

Reading Period Closes March 31, 2011


Submission Guidelines

The Fourth River Online is the online literary journal of Chatham University’s MFA Program. We are looking for submissions that explore the relationship between people and their environments, both natural and built, urban, rural or wild. 


The Fourth River Online accepts unpublished poetry, literary short fiction, and creative nonfiction. Please send up to three poems or one prose piece up to 4,000 words.


      Reading Period: November 30-March 31, 2011

      We accept simultaneous submissions if indicated on the cover letter; please let us know immediately if a piece is accepted elsewhere.

      The Fourth River Online website goes live in the summer of 2011

      We do not publish writing for children or Young Adult audiences


Submission Address:


Please attach all submissions as Microsoft Word or PDF documents. Poems can be in a single document. Include the cover letter in the document itself.

Please indicate your name, genre, and title in the email subject line. For example, John Smith’s short story “Red Bird” would appear as “Smith, fiction, “Red Bird.”


We look forward to reading your work!


Superstition Review Call for Submissions

Submission Period Ends March 31, 2011


We are now accepting submissions of art, fiction, poetry, and nonfiction for Issue 7 to be launched May 2011.

Please visit


Yemasse is proud to announce the 2011 Pocataligo Poetry Contest

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2011


  • Grand Prize Poem receives $500
  • Two runners up receive $100 each
  • Ten additional finalists will be named
  • All entries considered for publication in Yemassee


Submissions should include 3-5 unpublished poems, a $10 reading fee, and a cover letter including name, contact information (including a working email address), and the title of each piece. Your name must not appear on any page of the manuscript. No manuscripts will be returned.


Guest Judge: Ray McManus


Writer Advice's Sixth Annual Flash Prose Contest

Submission Deadline: April 15, 2011


WRITER ADVICE announces its Sixth Annual Flash Prose Contest. Mesmerize us with your best short fiction or memoir up to 750 words. Deadline: April 15. 


First prize: $150. Fee: $10 for processing only or $20 for detailed evaluation. US dollars please. Visit for complete guidelines. E-mail questions but not submissions to





Deadline:  May 2, 2011

$20 reading fee

For guidelines, click here.




The deadline to enter the competition for the Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize, judged by Edward Hirsch, is May 2. This prize, presented annually to a writer who has not previously published a full-length collection of poems, awards the winner with $2,000 and publication of his or her first full-length book of poetry by the Kent State University Press.


Split Oak Press Poetry Chapbook Contest

Submission Deadline: June 15, 2011


First Prize: $300, publication, 20 copies of the chapbook

Entry Fee: $15 (Check or Money order, please)


Mail entries and cover letters to:

Split Oak Press Poetry Contest

PO Box 700

Vestal, NY 13851


No email submissions, please.


Make checks out to Split Oak Press.


We reserve the right to publish the second place winner as well, but we don’t promise to do that. Make sure you include your name, address, phone number, and email address so we know how to find you. All judging happens anonymously, so please put your name on your cover letter, but not on the manuscript. Consider your cancelled check our confirmation that your entry arrived safe and sound. Judge: Andrei Guruianu,


r.kv.r.y. Call for Submissions


r.kv.r.y. publishes Nonfiction, Poetry, Stories and Shorts on Survival in January, April, July and October


"We interpret recovery broadly: grief, war, exile, divorce, abuse, bigotry, illness, injury, addiction, loss of innocence, and any other topic where recovery presents itself. Recovery may be early stage, middle stage, late stage, or no stage. Failure and doubt are also part of recovery. We will not define recovery as necessarily requiring success."


To see guidelines and the link to submit online through the Submishmash go to:

Here is a Six Questions with The Editor-in-Chief,  Mary Akers on the submitting to r.kv.r.y.: