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Submission Sunday 8.26.12

Used Furniture Review

We accept works of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. We also accept book reviews, art and proposals from both writers and musicians. We are now in the process of looking for columnists, and we would love to hear your ideas. Below are a few specifics. We’re completely open to your creativity. Whether you want to write a column that considers music, food, books, a particular activity you enjoy — all is fair game. Be distinct. Be beguiling. That being said, feel free to be creative in style — columns don’t necessarily need to be written. For example, you could record a video of yourself (e.g. vlog format) or record yourself talking (e.g. podcast format), etc.

Western Press Books Manifest West Anthology

Western Press Books is now accepting poems, stories, and creative nonfiction for the next anthology in our series, Manifest West. This year we're calling for submissions of literary work based on the theme of the contemporary cowboy (or cowpoke, if one wishes to use the gender-neutral term). This includes but is not limited to the following cowboy/cowpoke variations, breeds, and assorted stereotypes:

  • the modern day working cowboy
  • the rodeo cowboy
  • the urban cowboy
  • the weekend warrior cowboy
  • the arena riding cowboy
  • the investing-in-ranchland cowboy
  • the wheeler-and-dealer-at-every-auction-sale cowboy
  • the country music star cowboy
  • the I-played-cowboys-and-Indians-as-a-kid cowboy

In addition to focusing on the cowpoke in all her/his glory, remember that our anthology series features literary writing with a distinct Western regional flavor, so that element should be present in your submission.

The Frost Place

The Frost Place in Franconia, New Hampshire, invites applications for a six- to eight-week residency in poet Robert Frost's former farmhouse, which sits on a quiet north-country lane with a spectacular view of the White Mountains, and which serves as a museum and conference center.

The residency begins July 1 and ends August 31, and includes an award of $1,000 from The Frost Place and an award of $1,000 from Dartmouth College. The Dartmouth Poet in Residence at The Frost Place  will have an opportunity to give a series of public readings across the region, including at Dartmouth College, for which the Poet will receive a $1,000 honorarium. There are no other specific obligations.

The Fifth Christina Conference on Gender Studies (University of Helsinki - May 2013)

The Fifth Christina Conference of Gender Studies focuses on the role of concepts in feminist thought. Concepts are crucial in all research, and also often deeply political, as feminist scholarship creates and circulates conceptual innovations which transform social realities transnationally.  

Concepts such as ”gender” and ”queer” have already showed their transformational power. A plethora of others contest realitites, but are also prone to creating conficts and politics of its own within feminist thought: just consider ”equality,” ”sexual difference,” ”representation,”  ”sex work,” ”transgender,” ”social construction,” ”materiality,” ”affect,”  ”masculinity,” ”body,” ”performativity,” or ”intersectionality.” The choice of concepts in research is always a political choice, and it also takes part in the politics of concepts within feminist scholarship.

Dzanc Books Fifth Annual Short Story Collection Competition

Shortly after opening our doors in 2006, Dzanc Books was hailed as “the future of publishing” in a December 2007 Publishers Weekly article. A fully invested publishing house with distribution through Consortium, Dzanc Books is committed to not only publishing great works, but promoting our authors through print and online media, via author tours, and an exploration of audio/visual media. Dzanc is currently holding its fifth annual contest for all authors wishing to submit a short story collection to Dzanc Books. The winning author will be published by Dzanc in late 2015, and will receive a $1000 advance. The contest deadline is December 31, 2012.

The Good Men Project: Best. Meal. Ever.

What is the best meal you have ever eaten?

What time of year did you eat this meal? Who made it? Was it your favorite food, or something you’d never tried before? Tell us a story of the most delicious, most remarkable, most hard-won, most appreciated, or simply the best meal you have ever had. Submissions are due to Justin Cascio by email, justin@goodmenproject.com, Saturday, September 8.

carte blanche

We are now open for submissions for the fall issue of carte blanche. The deadline for submissions is September 15th, 2012.

The theme of the issue is CONFLICT. We want to hear your war stories from neighbourhood spats and sibling rivalries to life-threatening situations. Tell us about the conflicts - big and small - you've experienced that have changed your life.

So It Goes: A Tribute to Kurt Vonnegut

We are proud to announce that we are now opened to submissions for our first anthology – SO IT GOES: A TRIBUTE TO KURT VONNEGUT. We want humorous and satirical tales that would do Mr. Vonnegut proud. If you are unsure of what we mean, please refer to any of his works. He was a man who pushed his imagination off a cliff and followed it for the whole drop; a man who was able to write the most cynical material, yet make you die of laughter at the same time. We do not just want humor stories: we want Kurt Vonnegut stories. Any fan of his work will know exactly what we mean.

This anthology is a tribute to one of the best satirists of our time. Let’s do him justice.

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