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