Tuesday, June 28, 2011

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Construction, an online and soon-to-be print magazine which recently premiered at www.constructionlitmag.com, 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 http://www.constructionlitmag.com/submit.aspx 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 http://www.writeonwriters.org/ 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, turtleguy99@aol.com

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 www.standingrock.net 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


info@standingrock.net for general inquiries

SRCAChapbook@gmail.com 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: http://www.tellitslant.com/home/journal_details/21

Or visit the Carolina Quarterly homepage at: http://cqonline.web.unc.edu/


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.