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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Political Poetry - Trump and Palin

 
 
 
Woody Guthrie’s landlord was none other than Donald Trump’s dad! Their relationship made for some interesting lyrics, reports The New Republic. “Guthrie lived for two years in a Brooklyn apartment the elder Trump owned, but grew upset at the racist policies that the real estate developer used to exclude blacks from his property.”
Writing in Raw Story, [scholar Will] Kaufman quotes some song lyrics Guthrie wrote to denounce “old man Trump”:
I suppose
Old Man Trump knows
Just how much
Racial Hate
he stirred up
In the bloodpot of human hearts
When he drawed
That color line
Here at his
Eighteen hundred family project
As Kaufman notes, both Fred Trump and his son would be investigated by the government for allegedly racist leasing practices.
Gawker has more from Kaufman himself:
In 1979, 12 years after Guthrie had succumbed to the death sentence of Huntington’s Disease, Village Voice reporter Wayne Barrett published a two-part exposé about Fred and Donald Trump’s real estate empire.
Barrett devoted substantial attention to the cases brought against the Trumps in 1973 and 1978 by the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Justice Department. A major charge was that “racially discriminatory conduct by Trump agents” had “created a substantial impediment to the full enjoyment of equal opportunity.” The most damning evidence had come from Trump’s own employees. As Barrett summarizes:
According to court records, four superintendents or rental agents confirmed that applications sent to the central [Trump] office for acceptance or rejection were coded by race. Three doormen were told to discourage blacks who came seeking apartments when the manager was out, either by claiming no vacancies or hiking up the rents. A super said he was instructed to send black applicants to the central office but to accept white applications on site. Another rental agent said that Fred Trump had instructed him not to rent to blacks. Further, the agent said Trump wanted “to decrease the number of black tenants” already in the development “by encouraging them to locate housing elsewhere.”
Guthrie had written that white supremacists like the Trumps were “way ahead of God” because
God dont know much about any color lines.
Guthrie hardly meant this as a compliment. But the Trumps – father and son alike – might well have been arrogant enough to see it as one. After all, if you find yourself “way ahead of God” in any kind of a race, then what else must God be except, well, “a loser”? And we know what Donald Trump thinks about losers.
One thing is certain: Woody Guthrie had no time for “Old Man Trump.”

 

Palin's Song: Her Speech Endorsing Trump, Compressed Into Short Poems







 
 
 
 
 The Soviet artist Vagrich Bakhchanyan hoped to subvert his government by using its own language against it in his art: “He made works on paper in which appropriated texts and images were combined and layered using transfer techniques, some utilizing official notices by Soviet administrators—the terse, usually handwritten flyers that punctuated the everyday life of Soviet citizens with warnings, admonitions, and exhortations. One such announcement scribbled on a page torn out of a logbook reads: ‘Comrade residents! On Monday the 19th there won’t be any cold or hot water. We ask you to close the taps and shut off the heating system.
 
 
 
We’ve known for a while that fairy tales are old, but only now have we discovered that they’re in fact really, really, really old—an important distinction. Stories like “Beauty and the Beast” and “Rumpelstiltskin” originated thousands of years ago, researchers suggest, in “prehistoric times, with one tale originating from the bronze age”: “Using techniques normally employed by biologists, they studied common links between 275 Indo-European fairy tales from the world and found some have roots that are far older than previously known, and ‘long before the emergence of the literary record.’ ”
 
 
 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

A Whitman Sampler - Poetry Contest and Performance


The Singers' Club
of Cleveland is a 123-year-old men's chorus.  Their concert in March ("A Whitman Sampler") will feature songs inspired by American poetry. Their guest performing group for that concert will be Distinguished Gentlemen of Spoken Word.

In conjunction with that concert, The Singers' Club is sponsoring a poetry contest with $250 cash prizes for the winners and a $100 prize for the best submission from Cuyahoga County.


For more about the Singers, please visit www.singersclub.org.

Friday, December 25, 2015

The Bells of Christmas Day--


                  Christmas Bells

    I heard the bells on Christmas Day
    Their old, familiar carols play,
        And wild and sweet
        The words repeat
    Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

    And thought how, as the day had come,
    The belfries of all Christendom
       Had rolled along
       The unbroken song
    Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

    Till ringing, singing on its way,
    The world revolved from night to day,
photo of cannon at Chancellorsville battlefield        A voice, a chime,
       A chant sublime
    Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

    Then from each black, accursed mouth
    The cannon thundered in the South,
        And with the sound
        The carols drowned
    Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

    It was as if an earthquake rent
    The hearth-stones of a continent,
        And made forlorn
        The households born
    Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

    And in despair I bowed my head;
    "There is no peace on earth," I said;
        "For hate is strong,
        And mocks the song
    Of peace on earth, good-will to men!"

    Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
    "God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
        The Wrong shall fail,
        The Right prevail,
    With peace on earth, good-will to men."


--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1864


Longfellow wrote "Christmas Bells" in the winter of the third year of the Civil War, shortly after receiving news that his son Charles Appleton had been critically wounded during the the Mine Run Campaign.
I wish you all to have a peaceful Christmas, or whatever holiday you chose to celebrate.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Winter City

"Eyeball," by Smith
Latest issue of Lady Smith's 'zine of art and poetry, the City, is now out for solstice 2015:

And, join her for the 10th equinox/solstice open mic Winter 2015 Solstice poetry reading tomorrow Dec 19, 2015 from 11am – 12:30pm
Cleveland Metroparks Canal Way Center4524 E 49th St, Cleveland, Ohio 44125


Thursday, December 17, 2015

A Poet Laureate for Ohio

The State of Ohio just named its first poet laureate: Amit Majmudar, of Dublin, Ohio
Majmudar, who is a poet and a physician, grew up in the Cleveland area. He earned a BS at the University of Akron and an MD at Northeast Ohio Medical University. His poems have appeared in many places, including the New Yorker, The Antioch Review, Poetry, The Norton Introduction to Literature, and The Best of the Best American Poetry.
He's the author of two collections of poetry, 0′, 0′ in 2009 and Heaven and Earth in 2011, and his new collection Dothead will appear from Alfred A. Knopf in March, 2016.
Congrats to Amit Majudar!

Links:

Friday, December 4, 2015

Where to Submit: December + January

Where to Submit: December + January

By December 1, 2015 Where to Submit
Join the winter club: We’re hunkering down, writing, revising, and sending out our stuff. Here’s a helping hand for the next two months on where to send everything from a book manuscript to flash fiction, from dark fantasy to surreal free verse.
Presses and journals can write to Dennis James Sweeney to be included on the next list. Or, if you’re keen to be involved with this one, feel free to write a comment below.

Presses:

Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize / Deadline: January 15, 2016 / Poetry by a Latino/a Poet / Prize: $1000 + Publication by University of Notre Dame Press
Another New Calligraphy / Now / Music, Books
Bellevue Literary Press / Year-Round / Fiction, Nonfiction
BkMk Press Book Prizes / Deadline: January 15, 2016 / Fiction, Poetry / $25 / Prize: $1000 + Publication
Black Lawrence Press – Big Moose Prize / Deadline: January 31, 2016 / Fiction / $25 / Prize: $1000 + Publication
BlazeVOX / Now / Poetry, Fiction
Calamari Archive / Now / All Genres
Canarium Books / Deadline: December 31, 2015 / Poetry, Poetry in Translation
Codhill Press Poetry Award / Deadline: December 10, 2015 / Poetry / $30 / Prize: $1000 + Publication
Colorado Prize for Poetry / Deadline: January 14, 2016 / Poetry /$28 / Prize: $2000 + Publication / Judge: Tyrone Williams
Counterpath Press / Year-Round
Dalkey Archive Press / Now / Fiction
Deep Vellum Publishing / Year-Round / Translations of Fiction and Nonfiction
Delete Press / Deadline: December 31, 2015 / Poetry
Dzanc Nonfiction Prize / Deadline: January 1, 2016 / Nonfiction / $25
Fence Books – Ottoline Prize / Deadline: December 15, 2015 / Book of Poems by a Woman Who Has Previously Published One or More Books of Poems / $28 / Prize: $5000 + Publication
Fog Machine / Year-Round / Poetry, Memoir, Essay
Futurepoem / Deadline: December 15, 2015 / Prose, Poetry, Multi-Genre
H_NGM_N Books / Deadline: March 15, 2016 / Poetry / $10
Iowa Prize in Literary Nonfiction / Deadline: December 10, 2015 / Nonfiction / $10
Jellyfish Highway / Now / Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction / $10
Kernpunkt Press / Year-Round / Literary Fiction, Science Fiction, Historical Fiction, Art & Architecture, Children’s Books / $10
Kore Press Memoir Award / Deadline: December 10, 2015 / Memoir / $25 / Prize: $1000 + Publication / Judge: Lidia Yuknavitch
Kraken Press / Deadline: December 31, 2015 / Horror, Dark Fantasy, Weird Fiction
New American Press – New American Poetry Prize / Deadline: January 1, 2016 / Poetry / $22.50 /  Prize: $1000 + Publication
Omnidawn Open (Poetry Book Contest) / Deadline: December 31, 2015 / Poetry / $27 /  Prize: $3000 + Publication / Judge: Cal Bedient
Orison Prizes in Poetry and Fiction / Deadline: February 15, 2016 / Poetry, Fiction / $25 / Prize: $1500 + Publication / Judges: Hadara Bar-Nadav (Poetry), Peter Orner (Fiction)
Outpost 19 / Year-Round / Fiction, Nonfiction
Platypus Press / Year-Round / Prose, Essays, Poetry
Plays Inverse Press / Now / Plays, Cross-Genre, Performance Lit
The Press 53 Award for Short Fiction / Deadline: December 31, 2015 / Short Story Collections / $30 / Prize: $1000 + Publication
Rescue Press – Open Prose Series / January 1 – January 31, 2016 / Fiction, Nonfiction, Hybrid Forms
Salò Press / Now / Poetry, Prose, Experiments
Sator Press / Now / Book Manuscripts from Non-Males
Skylight Press / Now / Fiction, Poetry, Esoteric
Slope Editions Book Prize / Deadline: March 15, 2016 / Poetry / $25 / Judge: Mary Ruefle
Tampa Review Prize for Poetry / Deadline: December 31, 2015 / Poetry / $25
Tavern Books – Wrolstad Contemporary Poetry Series / Now / Poetry by Women Age 40 and Under
Trembling Pillow Press – Bob Kaufman Book Prize / Deadline: January 15, 2016
Tupelo Press – Dorset Prize / Deadline: December 31, 2015 / Poetry / $28 / Prize: $3000 + Publication / Judge: Robert Pinsky
Two-Handed Engine Press / Deadline: January 20, 2016 / Poetry, Short Story Collections, Literary Novels, Creative Nonfiction, Memoir
Two Dollar Radio / Now / Fiction
Two Lines Press / Now / Translations of Novels and Short Story Collections
Zone 3 – Poetry Book Award / Deadline: April 15, 2016 / Nonfiction / $25 / Prize: $1000 + Publication

Chapbooks:

ATTN: Open Archive Series / Now / Multiple-Author Poetry Collections and Archives
ATTN: Correspondences / Now / Poetry Collaborations
Big Lucks – Best Prize / Deadline: January 15, 2016 / Poetry from Poets of Color / Free / Prize: $100 + Publication
Cartridge Lit – Push [START] to Begin Chapbook Contest / Deadline: December 31, 2015 / Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry / Free / Prize: $150 + Digital Publication
Center for Book Arts – Poetry Chapbook Competition / Deadline: December 16, 2015 / Poetry / $25 / Prize: $1000 + Publication / Curators: Mary Ruefle and Sharon Dolin
Diode Editions Chapbook Contest / Deadline: January 31, 2016 / Poetry / $12 / Prize: $250 + Publication
The Florida Review – Jeanne Leiby Chapbook Award in Fiction & Graphic Narrative / Deadline: December 30, 2015 / Fiction, Graphic Narrative / $25 /  Prize: $1000 + Publication
Frost Place Chapbook Competition / Deadline: January 5, 2015 / Poetry / $25 / Prize: $250 + Publication + Tuition, Room, and Board at The Frost Place Poetry Seminar
H_NGM_N / Year-Round / Poetry, Prose / $5
Hermeneutic Chaos Press / Deadline: January 30, 2016 / Poetry, Fiction, Collaborative, Hybrid
The Head & The Hand Press – Breadbox Chapbook Series / Now / Fiction, Nonfiction
New Delta Review Chapbook Contest / Deadline: January 1, 2016 / Poetry, Prose, Hybrid / $17 /Prize: $200 + Publication in Spring Issue / Judge: Lucas de Lima
Phantom Books – Breitling Prize / Deadline: January 31, 2016
Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowships / Deadline: December 22, 2105 / Poetry / $12 / Prize: $1000 / Judges: Linda Gregerson, Major Jackson, Marilyn Nelson, Rigoberto González
Ravenna Press – Cathlamet Prize for Poetry / Deadline: December 31, 2015 / Poetry / $15 / Prize: $500 + Publication
Saucepot Publishing / Now / Poetry, Prose
Slope Editions Chapbook Contest / Deadline: December 22, 2015 / Poetry / $12 / Prize: $100 + Publication
Tammy / Year-Round
Split Lip Press – Turnbuckle Chapbook Contest / Deadline: January 16, 2016 / Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Hybrid / $10 / Prize: $100 + Publication / Judge: Sarah Lippman

Journals & Anthologies:

3:AM / Now / Nonfiction, Poetry, Reviews
32 Poems / Year-Round / Poetry / $3
45th Parallel / Now / Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Hybrid, Comics
6×6 / Year-Round
92Y “Discovery”/Boston Review Poetry Contest / Deadline: January 25, 2016 / Poetry / $12 / Prize: $500 + Publication + Reading at 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center / Final Judges: Thylias Moss, Paul Muldoon, Ellen Bryant Voigt
The Account / Year-Round / Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction
Alien Mouth / Now / Prose, Poetry, Art, Music
Apricity Press / Deadline: December 15, 2015  / Poetry, Prose, Art, Dance
Assaracus: A Journal of Gay Poetry / Now / Poetry
Asymptote / Year-Round / Translations of Drama, Fiction, Poetry, and Nonfiction
Atrocity Exhibition / Year-Round / Poetry, Hybrid
Banango Street / Year-Round / Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Art
Barrow Street / Deadline: December 1, 2015 – March 15, 2016 / Poetry
Barrelhouse / Deadline: December 15, 2015 / Nonfiction
Bayou Magazine – James Knudsen Fiction Contest & Kay Murphy Poetry Contest / Deadline: December 31, 2015 / Fiction, Poetry / Prize: $1000 + Publication in Bayou / Judges: David James Poissant (Fiction), D.A. Powell (Poetry)
Beecher’s Magazine / Deadline: February 12, 2016 / Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction
Bennington Review / September 1, 2015 – April 1, 2016 / Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Writing on Film
Berfrois Poetry Prize / November 30 – dDecember 31, 2015 / Poetry
Birdfeast / Year-Round / All Genres
Black Candies: The Journal of Literary Horror – “Gross and Unlikeable” Special Issue / Deadline: April 30, 2016 / Horror by Women
Black Sun Lit / Year-Round / Prose, Verse, Essays
The Blueshift Journal / Deadline: January 1, 2016 / Prose, Poetry, Art / $15
BOAAT / Year-Round / Poems, Video-Poems, Fiction, Nonfiction
Bone Bouquet / Now / Writing by Female-Identified Poets
Boulevard – Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers / Deadline: December 31, 2015 / Fiction / $15 / Prize: $1500 + Publication in Boulevard
BULL / Year-Round / Fiction, Nonfiction
Cahoodaloodaling #19: Writers Create: A Winter Makers’ Fair / Deadline: December 12, 2015 / All Genres / Guest Editor: M. Mack
The Cardiff Review / Now / Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
Cartridge Lit / Year-Round / Fiction, Poetry, Essays
Carve Magazine / Year-Round / Short Stories / $3
Cha: An Asian Literary Journal / Now / Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Photography
Chronopolis / Now / All Genres
Cloud Rodeo / Year-Round / Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
The Collagist / October 1, 2015 – January 1, 2016 / Fiction, Poetry, Non-fiction, Novel Excerpts
Corium Magazine / Year-Round / Short Fiction, Very Short Fiction, Artwork
Crazyhorse / Deadline: December 31, 2015 / Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction / $3
Curbside Splendor Monthly E-Zine / Now / Fiction, Poetry
CutBank Prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry / Deadline: January 15, 2016 / Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry / $20 / Prize: $500 + Publication in CutBank / Judges: Claire Vaye Watkins (Fiction), Amanda Fortini (Nonfiction), Oliver De La Paz (Poetry)
decomP Magazine / Year-Round/ Prose, Poetry, Art
Devil’s Lake / Now / Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction
DIAGRAM / Year-Round / Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction
Dirty Chai / Deadline: January 17, 2016 / Poetry, Nonfiction, Fiction, Art, Photographs
DREGINALD / Year-Round / Poetry, Prose, Art
Duende / Deadline: January 8, 2016 / All Genres
elsewhere / Now / Prose Poetry, Flash Fiction, Photography
Entropy �� / Year-Round / Essays, Reviews, Interviews, Fiction, Poetry, More
FENCE / January 1 – 31, 2016
Finery / Now / Poetry, Prose, Visual Art
Fireflies / Deadline: December 12, 2015 / Fiction, Poetry, Memoir, Comics, Visual Art, and Essays about Claire Denis and Jia Zhangke
Flag + Void / Year-Round / Poetry, Art
Fog / Now / Poetry, Memoir and Essay
Fourteen Hills – The Stacy Doris Memorial Poetry Award / January 15, 2016 / Poetry / Free / Prize: $500 + Publication in Fourteen Hills
Fruita Pulp / Now / Poetry
Fugue / September 1, 2015 – May 1, 2016 / Poetry, Fiction, Essays / $3
Funhouse / Now / Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Hybrid
Fur-Lined Ghettos / Now / All Genres
Gigantic Sequins / January 1 – March 31, 2016 / All Genres
GlitterMOB / Now / Poetry
Guernica / Now / Nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry, Art
Gulf Coast / September 1, 2015 – March 1, 2016 / Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry / $2.50
H_NGM_N / September 15 – December 15, 2015 / Poetry, Prose
The Harpoon Review / Now / All Genres
Hart House Review / Deadline: January 23, 2016 / Prose, Poetry, and Artwork by Canadians
Hayden’s Ferry Review / Deadline: December 31, 2015 / All genres / $3
Heavy Feather Review / Year-Round / Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Hybrid, Comics
Hobart online / Now / Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction
Horse Less Review / Now / Poetry, Hybrid
The Hudson Review / January 1 – March 31, 2016 / Nonfiction
Inch / Now / Flash Fiction, Flash Nonfiction, Short Poems
jmww  / Year-Round / Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Flash Fiction
jubilat / September 1, 2015 – April 1, 2016 / Poetry
Juked / Year-Round / Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
Lazy Fascist Review / Now / Fiction, Poetry
Leveler / Year-Round / Poetry
LIT / September – May / Poetry, Prose
Literary Orphans / Now / Micro, Short Fiction
littletell / Year-Round / Poetry, Prose, Audio, Visual
Master’s Review – New Voices / Year-Round / Fiction
The Meadow Novella Contest / Deadline: December 15, 2015 / Novellas of 18000 – 35000 Words / $15 / Prize: 500 + Publication in The Meadow
The Meadow / September 1, 2015 – February 1, 2016 / Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Comics
Minor Literatures / December 1 – 31, 2015 / All Genres
Mississippi Review Prize / August 1, 2015 – January 1, 2016 / Poetry, Fiction / $15 / Prize: $1000 + Publication in Mississippi Review
Monkeybicycle / Now / Fiction, Nonfiction
NANO Fiction – Tip Jar Submissions / Now / Flash Fiction / $3
New South / September 1, 2015 – April 30, 2016 / Fiction, Poetry, Essays / $3
the Electric Encyclopedia of Experimental Literature/The Shrug / Now / All Genres / $5
Nightblock / Year-Round / Poetry, Fiction
Nimrod International Journal of Prose and Poetry / January 1 – November 30, 2016 / Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction / Submit by Post
No Assholes / Year-Round / Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Graphic Fiction and Poetry, and Comics
Nonbinary Review / Now / All Genres
The Nottingham Review / Now / Short Stories, Flash Fiction
The Offing / Now / Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Micro, Humor, Translations / $3
One Throne Magazine / Now / Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
Pacifica Literary Review / Deadline: December 15, 2015 / Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Photography & Visual Art, Author Interviews
Passages North / Now / Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Hybrid, Writers on Writing
Phantom Drift / January 1 – March 31, 2016 / Fabulist Fiction, Poetry, and Essays
Phantom / Year-Round / Poetry
‘Pider / Now / Poetry
Pinball / Now / Fiction, Nonfiction, Comics
PLINTH / Now / All Genres
Poor Claudia – 10 Sources and Phenome / Now / Bibliographies, Poetry / $3
Prelude / Now / Poetry / $2
Pretty Owl Poetry / Now / Poetry, Flash Fiction
Puerto del Sol / January 1 – March 1, 2016 / Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Translations, Art, Criticism
Quarter After Eight / October 15, 2015 – April 15, 2016 / Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
Quarterly West / Now / Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, New Media
Queen Mob’s Tea House / Now / Poetry, Art, Fiction, Essays
Quiddity / Year-Round / Poetry, Prose / $3
The Rain, Party, & Disaster Society / 1st-15th of Every Month / All Genres
Requited / Now / Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Performance Text, Visual /Video
River Styx Microfiction Contest / Deadline: December 31, 2015 / $10 / Prize: $1500 + Publication in River Styx + One Case of Schlafly Beer
Seattle Review / Year-Round / Essays and Fiction over 40 pages, Poems over 10 Pages / $3
Sein und Werden / Now / All Genres
Salamander Magazine / September 1, 2015 – April 30, 2016 / Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction
Shirley / Year-Round / Fiction
Sidekick Lit / Now / Poetry
Sixth Finch / Deadline: January 15, 2016 / Poetry, Art
small po[r]tions journal / Now / All Genres
SmokeLong Quarterly / Year-Round / Flash Fiction
smoking glue gun / Now / Visual Art, Video, Sound
Sonora Review / September 1, 2015 – May 1, 2016 / $3 / Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction
Southeast Review / Year-Round / Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction
Sundog Lit / Now / Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction
Swarm / Deadline: January 31, 2016 / Fiction, Poetry
Sycamore Review  / September 1, 2015 – March 31, 2016 / Poetry, Prose, Nonfiction, Art
Symbiosis: The Crossroads of Art and Writing / Deadline: January 27, 2016 / Text + Visual Art
T A G VV E R K / Year-Round / Poetry, Fiction, Art
TENDE RLOIN / Now / Poetry
Third Coast / September 15 – December 15, 2015 / Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Drama
Threadcount Magazine / Year-Round / Hybrid, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
Timber / Now / Fiction, Poetry, Visual Art
The Tishman Review / Year-Round / Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction / $3
TRACT/TRACE / Now / Essays, Conversations, Interviews, Notes, Book Reviews
Trafika Europe / Now / Fiction, Poetry, Translation
Two Lines / Now / Translations of Poetry, Fiction, and Essays
TYPO / Now / Poetry
upstreet / Deadline: September 1, 2015 – March 1, 2016 / Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction
Up The Staircase Quarterly / Now / Poetry, Art, Reviews
Vagabond City / Deadline: March 1, 2016 / Poetry, Prose, Art
Vanilla Sex Magazine / Deadline: December 15, 2015 / Poetry, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Nonfiction, Photography
Vestiges: Ennui Issue / Year-Round / Prose, Verse, Essays
Voicemail Poems / Year-Round / Audio Poetry
The Volta / Year-Round / Poetry, Essays
The White Elephant / Year-Round / Prose, Poetry
wigleaf / Final Week of January, 2016 / Flash Fiction
Wildness / Year-Round / Poetry, Prose, Nonfiction, Art, Photography
Willow Springs / September 1, 2015 – May 31, 2016 / Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction
Witch Craft Magazine / Now / Poetry, Fiction, Essays, Everything Else
Word For/Word / Year-Round / Poetry, Prose, Poetics, Criticism, Visuals
Wreck Park / Now / Prose, Criticism
Yalobusha Review / Year-Round / Poetry, Fiction, Art
Yemassee / Year-Round / Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction
Zoetic Press / Now / Electronic & Interactive Literature
Zone 3 / August 15, 2015 – April 15, 2016 / Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction
ZYZZYVA / January 1 – May 31, 2016 / Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry / Submit by Post

Residencies, Fellowships, & Conferences:

2016 APRIL Book Expo / Deadline: January 15th, 2016 / Applications for Small Presses, Literary Journals, and Literary Organizations / Book Expo: March 20, 2016 in Seattle
The Arctic Circle 2016 / Deadline: January 15, 2016 / Residency: Two Weeks on a Ship in the Arctic Circle / Fee: $6,300
Ashbery Home School Writing Conference / Deadline: January 15, 2016
Ellen Meloy Fund – Desert Writers Award / Deadline: January 15, 2016 / Creative Nonfiction / Award: $3000
Dickinson House Writer Residency Fellowships / November 1 – December 15, 2015 / $18
Frost Place – Dartmouth Poet-in-Residence Award / Deadline: January 5, 2016 / Poetry / $28 / Residency: $2000 + 6-8 Weeks at Robert Frost’s Former Home in New Hampshire
James Merrill House Writer-In-Residence Program / Deadline: January 15, 2016 / $30
Jentel Artists Residency / Deadline: January 15, 2016 / Residency: 1-Month Residency Near Bighorn Mountains + $400
Kundiman Retreat / Deadline: December 31, 2015 / $25 / Asian American Writers / Retreat: June 15-19, 2016 / Faculty Includes:  Kimiko Hahn, Lee Herrick, R. Zamora Linmark, Bich Minh Nguyen / Tuition: $375
MacDowell Colony (Summer Residencies) / Deadline: January 15, 2016 / $30
Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund / Deadline: December 31, 2015 / Fiction, Mixed Genre, Visual Art / $25 / Prize: $500-1000
National Endowment for the Arts Translation Fellowships / Deadline: December 8, 2015 / Grants: $12,500 and $25,000
Steinbeck Fellowship in Creative Writing at San José State University / Deadline: January 2, 2016 / Fiction, Drama, Creative Nonfiction, Biography / Fellowship: $10,000
Writers@Work Fellowship Competition / Deadline: January 31, 2016 / Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry / Prize: $1000 +  Publication in Quarterly West + Tuition for 2015 Writers@Work Conference + Featured Reading
Word Riot Travel Grant / Deadline: December 15, 2015 / Travel Proposal / $5 / Grants from $100-$500
Yaddo Residencies / Deadline: January 1, 2016 / $35

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Places to Submit - December 2015

 Welcome to Literistic for December!    License: <b>Public</b> <b>Domain</b> 
     

Yaddo Residency (fees)poetry, fiction, non-fiction    united statesJanuary 1
Hambidge Residency (fees). Include an applicant Statement/Proposal, bio, resume, and up to 30 pages of a novel, play, short story or other written work. Poets submit 5 to 8 poems or appropriate excerpts from longer works. For writers who work in languages other than English, submit both original language examples and English translations. poetry, fiction, non-fiction    united statesJanuary 15
Jentel Artist Residency ($, fees). Writers over 25 residing in the United States and US citizens abroad are eligible. Maximum 20 pages for writing sample. Poets send 10 pages of poetry. poetry, fiction, non-fiction    united statesJanuary 15
Banff Centre Writing Studio (fees). The Writing Studio is structured to provide an extended period of uninterrupted writing time, one-on-one editorial assistance from experienced writers/editors, and an opportunity to engage with a community of working writers. poetry, fiction    canadaJanuary 20
Contests
Prism Short Fiction Contest ($, fees). Max. word count: 6,000.fiction    canadaJanuary 15
Prism Poetry Contest ($, fees). Send up to three poems per entry. poetry    canadaJanuary 15
Meridian Editors’ Prize in Fiction ($, fees). Fiction writers may submit one story of 10,000 words or fewer in each submission. fiction    united statesJanuary 15
Discovery/Boston Review 2016 Poetry Contest ($, fees). Open to poets who have not published a full-length poetry collection. Submissions must be no longer than ten pages, typed. At least two of the poems must be a page or shorter. Poems that have been or will be published in periodicals or anthologies may be submitted; however, at least two of the submitted poems must be unpublished as of April 2016. poetry    united statesJanuary 25
The Iowa Review Awards ($, fees). Opens Jan. 1. Submit up to 25 pages of prose (double-spaced) or 10 pages of poetry (one poem or several, but no more than one poem per page).poetry, fiction    united statesJanuary 31
The Lamar York Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction ($, fees). Send one short story or essay of up to 5,000 words, double-spaced. No theoretical, scholarly, or critical essays will be considered, but all other approaches and topics are welcome.fiction, non-fiction    united statesJanuary 31
A Room of Her Own Foundation's Orlando Prizes ($, fees). A submission consists of a single work (poem, flash fiction piece, short story, or essay). Poetry:  36 lines, Flash Fiction:  500 words, Short Fiction:  1500 words, Creative Nonfiction: 1500 words. Designed to support women writers in a variety of genres and stages of professional and creative development. poetry, fiction, non-fiction    united statesJanuary 31
The Disquiet Prize ($, fees). For poetry: No more than SIX poems per entry, up to 10 pages total. For fiction: ONE short story or novel excerpt, maximum 25 (double-spaced) pages per entry. For non fiction: ONE piece of non fiction, maximum 25 (double-spaced) pages per entry.poetry, fiction, non-fiction    united statesJanuary 31
Publications
Foliopoetry, fiction, non-fiction    united statesJanuary 4
Sand Journalpoetry, fiction, non-fiction    internationalJanuary 15
Proximity Magazine. Theme issue: "Play." We are interested in reading nonfiction stories about whimsy and a wandering body or mind, the blessedly unusual act of going "unplugged," and/or any activity that offers the reader a glimpse into the abandonment of stress and responsibility in search of joy, freedom, creativity and reprieve. non-fiction    canadaJanuary 15
Ploughshares ($, fees). Fiction and nonfiction: Less than 6,000 words. Excerpts of longer works are welcome if self-contained. Poetry: Submit 1-5 pages at a time. poetry, fiction, non-fiction    united statesJanuary 15
Nashville Review ($). We welcome flash fiction, short stories, and novel excerpts of up to 8,000 words. Between two and five poems may be submitted at a time. We’re open to anything: memoir excerpts, essays, imaginative meditations. Send us up to 8,000 words. Submissions open Jan. 1 poetry, fiction, non-fiction    united statesJanuary 31
The Capilano Review ($). For poetry submissions, send up to 8 pages; for fiction, a maximum of 5,000 words.poetry, fiction    canadaJanuary 31
Magma Poetry. Theme issue: Revolution. poems that respond to the idea of revolution in the here and now. We’d be delighted to receive poems in which the revolutionary intervenes in daily life whether politically as in Heaney’s The Toome Road or even A Constable Calls; or personally as in Dickinson’s “Because I could not stop for Death / He kindly stopped for me”, Frost’s The Road Not Taken, Bishop’s Invitation to Miss Marianne Moore or Angelou’s Personally Woman; or stylistically as in Paul Stephenson’s poem in Magma 58 where all 25 lines end perfectly logically with “beetroot”. poetry    britainJanuary 31
Fence. Submit no more than 5 poems at any one time, and up to 25 pages of fiction or other prose. poetry, fiction, non-fiction    united statesJanuary 31
0s&1s Reads. Looking for more instalments of our Writers on Mental Health series in the form of a) essays of any shape and size, or b) writers willing to be interviewed. Get in touch: editor [at] 0s-1s [dot] com.non-fiction    canada


















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The poet doesn't invent. He listens. ~Jean Cocteau