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

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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.