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Submission Sunday 9.23.12

Table 4 Writers Foundation Grants

The Table 4 Writers Foundation was conceived to honor and commemorate the legendary New York restaurateur Elaine Kaufman, whose passion was nurturing creative people.  The foundation's goal is to provide financial support and mentoring to promising writers. 

What’s at Stake: Grants of $2,000 for each selected entry or a gift in kind valued at no more than $2.000.
Who’s Eligible: Writers 21 and older who are residents of New York City.
The FIAT 500 has landed on American shores, bringing with it an undeniable sense of adventure. Flavorpill is along for the ride: We're looking for a travel writer to contribute a series on "how to fake it in America" — aka the best ways for our new Italian-American BFF (or anyone) to recreate Italian grandeur right here stateside. The winning writer will score a whopping $1,500 and of course, be published on Flavorwire.
Do you have what it takes? Only the sporting need apply. Buona fortuna!
Submit your poetry, creative nonfiction, or fiction for a chance to attend the 8th annual San Miguel Writers' Conference free of charge. Three writers will be awarded the entire five day conference package (Feb 13-17th 2013) as well as have their housing paid for during the conference. Deadline November 4.
  • 64+ speakers, faculty, & agents.
  • 56 workshop options, 4 Keynote Speakers.
  • One-on-one pitch sessions with agents.
  • Individual consultations, 2 Panels, Live Play.
  • Legendary Fiesta & Fireside Carnitas Fest.
  • Gourmet dining all week.
  • Time to Write, Open Mic, Excursions.
  • Bookstore, Receptions, and More!

The Rattling Wall Call for Submissions

The Rattling Wall is a new literary journal based in Los Angeles, CA. The Rattling Wall is accepting sophisticated short fiction, travel essays, and poetry submissions for Issue 5 until November 1, 2012.

Michelle Meyering is the the founder and editor of The Rattling Wall.  She graduated from the University of Redlands in 2005 with a BA in English. She received her MFA from American University in 2008.  Michelle has worked as an adjunct professor at University of Redlands and teaches witness poetry in south central, Los Angeles.  Michelle’s poetry has appeared in numerous literary journals in the US. 

The Rattling Wall is generously funded by PEN Center USA and published by Narrow Books.

The Second Voice Anthology is offering three literary prizes for fiction by immigrants who write in English but grew up within another language and culture. When does language become a barrier? When does it become a bridge? What happens in the process of moving between two languages? We are interested in short stories and novel excerpts from both established writers and new writers. 
The American Reader is a monthly print and digital literary journal. It is committed to inspiring literary and critical conversation among a new generation of readers, and restoring literature to its proper place in the American cultural discourse. It seeks to be principled, but not dogmatic; discerning, but not cruel; popular, but not populist. It honors the dignity of the reading public and heralds the reemergence of a thriving and serious-minded national literary culture.
The American Reader will serve as a hardy and handy compendium of new literature and current critical and industry-related discussions. It will feature new fiction; new poetry; translated portfolios of international fiction, poetry, and drama; well-argued reviews of new literature; considered essays on all matters literary; and occasional interviews with writers, publishers, editors, and various industry professionals.
We invite proposals for our interdisciplinary book project (working title) Unity in Disparity: Cultural Connections on Heavy Metal. As fans of metal with scholarly interest, active research, and previous publications on Metal music, we see that there is a void in academically informed Metal Literature of a uniform presentation about how Metal is part of our global culture(s) rather than something in the periphery of society. We are putting together a collection of writings which address this issue and are looking for proposals which, individually and collectively, convey that Metal is, indeed, an important and meaningful part of our culture(s), rather than on its outskirts. Among the preliminary contributions, we are considering a chapter on Metal in the composition classroom and another on the relationship between Metal and national pride. Deadline November 30.
The centerpiece of each day will be a two-hour workshop, held mid-morning. Each of these workshops will be mixed-genre, fiction and memoir, and taught by Dani Shapiro, Jim Shepard, or Karen Russell. After the workshops, students will have time to explore the charming village of Positano, or make day trips to nearby attractions such as Pompeii and Sorrento; or simply relax, write, think, swim in the lovely pool of Le Sirenuse, or enjoy its extraordinary world-class spa. Each workshop participant will also have a private conference with Dani, Jim or Karen over the course of the conference. Evenings will be devoted to readings and discussions. One evening, Hannah Tinti , editor and founder of One Story magazine, will give a talk about publishing. Another evening, Hannah, Dani, Jim and Karen will have an open conversation about the literary life. Michael Maren (Dani’s husband), an accomplished screenwriter, will be available to talk about screenwriting, and all things Hollywood . Still another evening, there will be a guest reading by esteemed writers passing through Italy . We’ll also reprise “open mike” night, during which students will be given the opportunity to publicly read their work. The final evening, Antonio Sersale will fete us with an extraordinary farewell dinner. Deadline October 31.

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