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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),

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

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 disc

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 .

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, ROAR Staf

Poetry & Fiction at the Slow Train Cafe

Main Street Readings & the Oberlin College Creative Writing Program invite you to a reading by CHRISTINE GELINEAU & LEE UPTON SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 8 P.M. SLOW TRAIN CAFE 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 & op

Omnidawn 1st/2nd Book Contest: Now Open

  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. 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

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: RIDING A GRADIENT INVISIBLE The literary icebreaker: "Hey, I'm Bill. I'm a poet." "Nice to meet you, Bill. I'm Rachel. I'm a fiction writer." Sigh. 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

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

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.