CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 12/08/08

ANTHOLOGIES

ANTHOLOGY, LAVANDERÍA: A MIXED LOAD OF WOMEN, WASH AND WORD,

Seeks submissions. Fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and other dirty deeds signifying sorting, washing, ironing, folding laundry, and life. See www.cityworkspress.org for submission guidelines. Deadline: December 15. Maximum: 5,000 words or 5 poems. Include bio. E-mail Word DOC submission only to lavanderiazspot@gmail.com.

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ANTHOLOGY: ORIGINAL POEMS OF LITERARY OR BIOGRAPHICAL CRITICISM.

 Poems must name poet(s) or poem(s). Example: Richard Wilbur’s “Cottage Street,” Mary Oliver’s “Stanley Kunitz.” Up to 5 poems. SASE. Mail (only) to Timothy J. Burbery, Professor of English, 1 John Marshall Dr., Huntington, WV, 25701.

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DOUBLE LIVES, REINVENTION, AND THOSE WE LEAVE BEHIND: A WISING UP PRESS ANTHOLOGY.

 Poems, stories, and memoirs about double lives or serial ones and their consequences for actors and reactors. Prose: up to 5,000 words. Poetry: up to 5 poems. See www.universaltable.org/wisingup.html for complete guidelines. Payment in copies. Deadline: January 10, 2009. E-mail: doublelives@universaltable.org.

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FATHER WAS A PRIEST.

 A priest for a parent, how it informed your life. Include bio and cover letter with SASE for guidelines. P.O. Box 40561. Drewsville, NH 03604. E-mail: bvaile@verizon.net.

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LACHANCE PUBLISHING

Seeking inspiring, true stories of literary merit for upcoming volumes of our critically acclaimed “Voices Of” series of anthologies. Topics include “Voices From Iraq and Afghanistan”; “Voices of Depression”; “Voices of Bipolar Disorder”; the life-changing impact dogs have had on individuals and families; firsthand accounts by people who have experienced financial disaster but have battled back to economic stability; women who have “reinvented” themselves and their lives. Sound intriguing? Our readers (and top reviewers) think so! Our books feature true stories by individuals personally touched by life-challenging situations-stories that inspire, inform and foster a sense of community by showing how we find it in ourselves to face and conquer the toughest circumstances. We pay for accepted submissions. Proceeds from the sale of Voices Of books fund The Healing Project. www.thehealingproject.org. Please visit www.lachancepublishing.com for deadlines and submission guidelines.

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PESSOA ANTHOLOGY.

Seeking submissions for an anthology of North American poetic responses to Fernando Pessoa. Tentative title of book: Under Our Skin: North American Poetic Responses to Fernando Pessoa. All correspondence to Charles Cutler (Emeritus, Smith College), 22 Savoy Rd., W. Hawley, MA 01339. E-mail: ccutler@email.smith.edu.

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TWO HAWKS QUARTERLY

is an online literary journal dedicated to exposing the world to the most challenging, edgy, and lyrical prose and poetry available. Well-written, compelling works are currently being accepted in the following genres: fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, memoir, and cross-genre. Submission guidelines can be viewed at http://aulapress.com/submission-guidelines.

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WHAT DO WE COLLECT?

Coeditors seeking well-crafted poetry about collecting for a proposed anthology. Theme open to various interpretations/styles. Dazzle us! Deadline: March 31, 2009. Send up to 3 poems, 64 lines or less per poem, with brief bio and SASE to: A. Watson, P.O. Box 370627, Denver, CO 80237.

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CHAPBOOKS

BATEAU PRESS 3RD ANNUAL BOOM CHAPBOOK CONTEST-

Manuscripts between 19 and 26 pages. $12 reading/organization fee. Send in submissions/payment electronically or by manual mail system. Winner receives $500 and copies of winning chapbook. Winning chapbook is totally handmade, high quality, well designed, letterpress. See Web site for full guidelines: www.bateaupress.org.

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GRAYSON BOOKS 2009 CHAPBOOK CONTEST.

 $500 and 50 copies to winner. Submit by January 16, 2009. Reading fee: $15. 16-24 pages poetry, two cover sheets (one with contact info, one anonymous). SASE for results. Dick Allen to judge. Submit to Grayson Books, P.O. Box 270549, W. Hartford, CT 06127. Web site: www.graysonbooks.com.

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NEW AMERICAN PRESS CHAPBOOK COMPETITION.

Winner receives $250 and 25 copies. Final judge: Allison Joseph, editor of Crab Orchard Review. Please include $12 reading fee payable to New American Press. Deadline: January 1, 2009. Submit 20-30 pages (any genre) to 2707 Trenton Way, Fort Collins, CO 80526. More info: www.newamericanpress.com.

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PECAN GROVE PRESS

 announces the resumption of its National Poetry Chapbook Competitions. Chapbooks are professionally printed and perfect-bound. Deadline: January 15, 2009. Length: 28-32 pages. See guidelines on our Web site: http://library.stmarytx.edu/pgpress/contest or send SASE to request guidelines: Pecan Grove Press, Box AL, 1 Camino Santa Maria, San Antonio, TX 78228.

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TOADLILY PRESS, FOR 5TH VOLUME OF THE QUARTET SERIES,

will publish 4 chapbooks in 1 perfect-bound book. Submit 16-18 pages of poetry in January only. No submission fee. Selected poets receive $100, 25 copies of the book. For guidelines check Web site: www.toadlilypress.com.
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LITERARY MAGAZINES

ANDERBO.COM, “BEST NEW ONLINE LITERARY JOURNAL,”

 features writers in fiction, “fact,” and poetry. Always looking for new voices. For submission information and guidelines, visit www.anderbo.com.

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ARS MEDICA, A JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES

is a new literary magazine looking for fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and artwork dealing with illness, the body, healing, and the culture of medicine. For submission/subscription info, see www.ars-medica.ca.

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BRYANT LIBRARY REVIEW,

 a journal of poetry and fiction, seeks quality submissions for its May 2009 issue. Work may be of any style or subject matter. See poetry samples at http://web.bryant.edu/~blr. Deadline: December 31. Send submission with cover letter, brief bio, and SASE to: Bryant Literary Review, Faculty Ste. F, Bryant University, Smithfield, RI 02917.

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THE ALEMBIC

Seeks poems, short fiction, and nonfiction for its 2009 issue. The Alembic is an international literary journal sponsored by Providence College. Please send submissions to: Editors, the Alembic, English Dept., Providence College, 549 River Ave., Providence, RI 02918.

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COLERE,

 a journal celebrating cultural exploration, welcomes thought-provoking, poetry, fiction, essays, and artwork. Please limit submissions to 8 poems or 20 pages on experiences abroad or at home. Submissions (deadline: January 15, 2009) or subscriptions ($5 annually) to Colere, Coe College, 1220 1st Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402.

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CQ (CALIFORNIA QUARTERLY)

published by the California State Poetry Society seeks submissions from poets in U.S./worldwide. Up to 120 lines; 6 poems max.; mini poems wanted. CQ is open to all styles, subjects. Must include name and address on all pages. No bios. Payment one contri-butor’s copy. Mail submission with SASE to Editors, CQ/CSPS, Box 7126, Orange, CA 92863. For questions: kateozbirn@yahoo.com. For CSPS info: www.myspace.com/csps1.

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ECLIPSE,

 a literary journal, seeks submissions of quality short fiction and poetry from both new and established writers. Past contributors include Wanda Coleman, Mary Crow, Dana Gioia, William Heyen, Allison Joseph, George Rabasa, James Ragan, Richard Schmitt, and Virgil Suarez. Send manuscript, SASE, and cover letter to Bart Edelman, Editor, Glendale College, 1500 North Verdugo Rd., Glendale, CA 91208.

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THE EVENING STREET REVIEW,

a biannual journal centered on the belief that all men and women are created equal, reads poetry and prose submissions year-round. Send 4-6 poems or 1-2 prose pieces to 7652 Sawmill Rd., #335, Dublin, OH 43016-9296. E-mail inquiries may be sent to editors@eveningstreetpress.com. Web site: www.eveningstreetpress.com.

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FEILE-FESTA,

 an online and print journal, needs poetry or micro-fiction, somehow evoking cultures of Mediterranean and Celtic societies, especially Irish and Italian/Sicilian, whether found in the native country of origin or the diasporas to America or Canada. Deadline: January 1, 2009. Mail submissions plus SASE to Mediterranean Celtic Cultural Association, P.O. Box 436, New York, NY 10012 or preferably e-mail your work. Visit www.medcelt.org/feile-festa/index.html (Submissions) for complete guidelines.

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FLYING ISLAND,

 published annually by the Writers’ Center of Indiana, showcases the best of Indiana and Midwest writing. For our Spring 2009 issue, submit up to 3 poems and/or 2 short stories of up to 2,500 words each by e-mail to flyingisland@indianawriters.org. Attachments in Word only. Deadline: November 30.

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FUTURECYCLE POETRY

Seeks excellent poems to be published online and in print. Pays one contributor’s copy. Submit by e-mail to submissions@futurecycle.org or via our online form. We also need reviews of poetry to publish online only. Please read our guidelines posted on the Web site at www.futurecycle.org.

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GENTLY READ LITERATURE,

 www.gentlyread.wordpress.com, is looking for reviews, criticism, and essays on contemporary poetry and literary fiction. 500 words minimum (no max). E-mail submissions to danielsumrall@yahoo.com. Put “GRL submission” in the title of e-mail, submissions must be in the body of the e-mail or attached as a MS Word document. GRL publishes monthly, submissions received after the 15th of each month will be considered for the next issue.

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GETTING READ

is a noncommercial Web site that publishes short short work by writers of prose and verse. For details, go to http://shortpoem.org.

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GOT POEM?

 Submit any subject, any style, any length, any number, any time by e-mail or by mail with SASE. Previously published poems and simultaneous submissions are welcome. The Great American Poetry Show, P.O. Box 69506, West Hollywood, CA 90069. E-mail: info@tgaps.net. Web site: www.tgaps.net.

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SPORT LITERATE ONLINE.

IN 2009, you can pitch your creative nonfiction and poetry submissions to SPORT LITERATE ONLINE. You really should read a back issue, then e-mail us your best work, check the editorial status, and become part of the nation’s lone literary journal devoted to the creative nonfiction exploration of sports: www.sportliterate.org.

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J JOURNAL:

New Writing on Justice seeks submissions for its Spring 2009 issue. Your piece should examine justice, directly or tangentially. Send fiction and personal narrative (6,000 words max) and poetry (up to 3 poems) by March 1, 2009, to: Editors, J Journal, Dept. of English, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 619 W. 54th St., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10019. See www.jjournal.org for details.

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LANGUAGEANDCULTURE.NET,

 an online publication, seeks poetry submissions and also accepts translations. We publish biannually. Check submissions guidelines and information online. Simultaneous submissions OK. Send 3-5 poems with bio to review@languageandculture.net.

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THE MAD HATTER,

America’s premier journal of creativity by pre-college students, seeks poetry and b&w photography and art for issue 12. Deadline: a February postmark. Send work, school affiliation, and a SASE to Mad Hatter, 320 South Seminary St., Madisonville, KY 42431. Visit the Web site for additional information: www.hopkins.k12.ky.us/gifted/mad_hatter.htm.

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MAIN CHANNEL VOICES: A DAM FINE LITERARY MAGAZINE

Seeks eclectic, accessible poetry that triggers an “Ah ha!” response. See examples at www.mainchannelvoices.com. Deadlines are January 30, April 30, July 30, and October 30, 2009. To submit, send a 2-3 sentence bio and 3-5 poems in the body of an e-mail to MCVsubmissions@mainchannelvoices.com.

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NATURAL BRIDGE,

a journal of contemporary literature, guest edited by John Dalton, is accepting submissions for a non-themed issue (#22) from November 1-December 31. Simultaneous submissions accepted. Submit unpublished poems, stories, personal essays, and translations, along with an SASE to: Natural Bridge, Dept. of English, One University Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63121. Visit www.umsl.edu/~natural for guidelines.

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NEW POETRY

& literary journal quarterly launching in December 2008. Now accepting poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction manuscripts for premier issue, 2,500-word limit. Deadline: December 1. Peer review feedback upon request. Annual subscription: $24. Guidelines: send SASE to LaVonne Taylor, 3040 Aspen Ln., Palmdale, CA 93550-7985 or request via e-mail at lavonne.taylor@sbcglobal.net, subject line: Lit Journal.

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NEW JOURNAL.

Contribute critical prose, fiction, nonfiction, essays, interviews, video art, e-poetry, and photography to Cadillac Cicatrix, a new journal of innovative writing and art. Artists, advertisers, please query. Mail questions to Cadillac Cicatrix, 21800 Parrot Ranch Rd., Carmel Valley, CA 93924. Web site: www.cadillaccicatrix.org.

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NIMROD INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL

is seeking poetry, short stories, and personal essays, in English or translated into English, by those currently living in Mexico, by Mexican and Mexican-American residents of the United States, and by others writing about Mexico. Our interest is not limited to any subject or style. Deadline: December 1; publication spring 2009. For complete guidelines: www.utulsa.edu/nimrod or nimrod@utulsa.edu.

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PADDLEFISH

is interested in poetry (3-5 poems), short/short fiction (2,500 words or less), graphic fiction, nonfiction (10,000 words or less), illustrated essays, graphic memoir, and narrative documentary photography in all genres and styles. Submission dates: November 1, 2008-February 28, 2009. No previously published work. Our online extension is also accepting a variety of media arts including: video, motion graphics, and animation (submitted via CD/DVD and limited to 10 minutes). Submissions should be sent to: Mount Marty College c/o Paddlefish, 1105 W. 8th St., Yankton, SD 57078. Web site: www.mmcpaddlefish.com.

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THE PEDESTAL MAGAZINE

is currently seeking submissions of poetry and fiction. Please visit the Web site for additional information and to read the work of our many contributors: www.thepedestalmagazine.com.

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PEEKS & VALLEYS: A SOUTHERN JOURNAL

is accepting short fiction and poetry submissions November 2008-February 2009. Mary Anne and Joe DeYoung, Editors. Accepting electronic submissions only at editor@peeksandvalleys.com. For writer’s guidelines, please visit www.peeksandvalleys.com.

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PERIGEE

is now accepting submissions in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Submit instantly through our award-winning Web site, and get your work noticed! Perigee writers have received five Pushcart nominations in the last year alone. Recent contest judges include Thomas E. Kennedy, Joseph Millar, and Marvin Bell. Submit and subscribe for free at www.perigee-art.com.

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PERSIMMON TREE:

 An Online Literary Magazine by Women over Sixty. An exciting new magazine that can be found at www.persimmontree.org. We are looking for quality short fiction and nonfiction submissions. Send to editor@
persimmontree.org.

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BAP QUARTERLY

POETRY, FICTION, and creative nonfiction submissions wanted! BAP Quarterly is an online literary and art journal aimed at bringing international artists and writers together. BAPQ discusses a wide range of topics including visual arts, literature, theater, cinema, aesthetics, and social and cultural studies. See submission guidelines for details: www.bapq.net.

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RATTLE SEEKS

submissions from African-American poets for the Summer 2009 issue. Poems can be any length, style, or subject. Deadline: February 1, 2009. Send up to 5 poems or a relevant essay (plus SASE) to: RATTLE, 12411 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604. E-mail submissions accepted. Web site: www.rattle.com.

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THE RED CLAY REVIEW OF KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY

Seeks submissions exclusively from Master/ PhD students for our Spring 2009 issue, which aims to showcase the best graduate writing in the U.S. Submission deadline is January 15, 2009. For further submission guidelines in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and stage/screenplays, please visit http://rcr.kaitopia.com.

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R-KV-R-Y,

 a Quarterly Literary Journal is now accepting submissions for its Winter 2009 issue. We seek poetry, fiction, and literary or academic nonfiction on the theme of recovery in its broadest sense, i.e., as the release from oppression of any kind, be it personal, political, or relational. See Web site for guidelines: www.ninetymeetingsinninetydays.com.

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ROCKHURST REVIEW

seeks lively material for 22nd Edition, Spring 2009. Submissions accepted September 15, 2008-January 15, 2009. Typed. SASE for acceptance. Maximum lengths for submissions: poetry: 10 pages/5 poems; fiction/essay: 2,500 words; drama: 10 pages; 5 b&w or color, glossy photographs. No return of materials. Send name, address, phone, e-mail, bio to Patricia Cleary Miller, Rockhurst Review, 1100 Rockhurst Rd., Kansas City, MO 64110.

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SANGAM,

 a new online literary magazine, invites submissions of short stories, essays, poems, book reviews, etc. for its first Spring 2009 issue. Emerging writers are especially encouraged to submit. For submission guidelines, visit www.sangammagazine.com.

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SEA STORIES,

 an international online quarterly, seeks poetry, personal essays, artwork, and music about the sea, coast, and sea life. Our contributors-including Billy Collins, Kathleen Dean Moore, Alaskan fisherwomen, students from Seychelles- come from a range of backgrounds. Current and back issues, submission guidelines, and writing suggestions at www.seastories.org.

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SHOOFLY:

 An Audiomagazine for Children is a unique semiannual publication on CD, dedicated to the celebration of contemporary children’s poetry and literature. Described by one critic as a moveable feast for the wee literati, this award-winning audio series features original and traditional stories, poems, and songs for children ages 3-7. The editors invite the submission of original poems, stories, and limericks suitable for preschoolers and early readers. Accepted works will be produced for audio presentation. Payment in copies and honorarium. Sample CD: $6.95. Submissions accepted by mail only. Guidelines: jack@shooflyaudio.com or send sase to Shoofly, P.O. Box 339, Carrboro, NC 27510.

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SLAB LITERARY

 magazine wants it all! We’re seeking creative nonfiction, fiction, sudden fiction, and poetry for issue #4. Check out our current/back issues and submit online at http://slablitmag.org.

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TATTOO HIGHWAY,

 an online journal of prose, poetry, and art, seeks submissions for TH/18: Diners & Dives. Reading period: September 2008-January 2009. See guidelines for exact dates and details. And please (please!) read a previous issue or 2 before submitting. Web site: www.tattoohighway.org.

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THE TEACHER’S VOICE

has radically changed! We are now a free online magazine and teacher resource. We seek poems, short stories, creative nonfiction, and essays about the promise and hard truths of teaching in our schools and colleges. Chapbook and poetry contests too. The Teacher’s Voice, P.O. Box 150384, Kew Gardens, NY 11415. Query: editor@the-teachers-voice.org. Visit www.the-teachers-voice.org.

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TERRAIN.ORG:

A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments-an award-winning international online publication-seeks poetry, fiction, essays, articles, and reviews for upcoming theme-based issues: “Symbiosis,” “Borders & Bridges,” and “Virtually There.” View issues and submission guidelines, and submit online, at www.terrain.org.

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THIRD WEDNESDAY,

 literary arts magazine, calls for poetry (up to 3 pages), short fiction (1,500 words max), and b&w artwork/photography by experienced writers/artists. E-mail: submissions@thirdwednesday.org.

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UNTAMED INK:

Sseeking submissions for second issue! Lindenwood University’s literary journal, Untamed Ink, with a publication date of fall 2009, seeks submissions of previously unpublished short stories and poems. Although all submissions will be considered, preference will be given to authors with a connection to Lindenwood University, the greater St. Louis area, and the Midwest. Submission deadline for the second issue is December 31. See Web site at: www.lindenwood.edu/untamedink. Questions may be directed to mfetters@lindenwood.edu or abalogh@lindenwood.edu.

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UPSTREET:

literary annual’s fifth issue seeks quality submissions with edge-fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. First 4 issues feature interviews with Jim Shepard, Lydia Davis, Wally Lamb, and Michael Martone. Distributed nationally by Source Interlink, Ubiquity, and Armadillo. Payment in author copies. Deadline: March 1, 2009. For sample content and to submit: www.upstreet-mag.org.

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VISIONS-INTERNATIONAL

Sseeks impressive unpublished poetry and translations for 30th anniversary special. Discover why critics rave: “Visions is the best.” Sample: $4.95. 25th anniversary special featuring Charles Wright, Cathy Song, Marge Piercy, and more: $6.59. Then send 3-6 poems and SASE to Visions-International, 3503 Ferguson Ln., Austin, TX 78754.

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