by Michael Tritto Shadows sang a nightmare somewhere in the room, after the angiogram man’s last slam with his fist, after the “one more test” at the back of my throat, cameras dropped into the theatre of muscles and valves. “You don’t have to agree now, but blood will keep on telling the sad story of “extraordinary flow”. We will repair the frayed flesh, remove the a-fib whenever I want to agree, “Let us know.” Wind is the breath of waiting and spillage its anger in undercast dark corners where panic smiles because it doesn’t know what else to do, … Continue reading Re-entry

Awards, Contests and Competitions for September 2009

Bad Poetry Contest:  presented by Shakespeare’s Tavern Atlanta,  Georgia   Website: Email: Deadline: weekly until the end of run Fee: No entry fee We Need Your Bad Poems and You Need the Free Stuff We’re Going to Give You! We’re looking for some bad love poems. As you may or may not know, in As You Like It, the character Orlando writes a mixture of bad & good poems to his love, Rosalind, and nails them to trees in an expression of his love for her.  In honor of this, we’re running a Bad Love Poems contest starting today and … Continue reading Awards, Contests and Competitions for September 2009

Grants, Fellowships, Scholarships, and Residencies for September & October 2009

Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship Website: Deadline: October 15 $50,000 to the winning poet to spend a continuous year outside the continent of North America in “whatever place the recipient deems best suited to advance the art of poetry.” Application, resume, & poetry samples must be received by October 15. For full information & an application, visit the website. Correspondence should be directed to: Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship, c/o F. Davis Dassori, Choate, Hall, & Stewart, Two International Place, Boston, MA 02110. Arizona Commission on the Arts Artist Project Grants Website: Deadline: September 3 Entry Fee: … Continue reading Grants, Fellowships, Scholarships, and Residencies for September & October 2009

Awards, Contests and Competitions for October 2009

American Poetry Review Honickman First Book Prize Web site: Deadline: October 31, 2009 Entry Fee: $25 A prize of $3,000 and publication by American Poetry Review is given annually for a first book of poetry. The winning book will be distributed by Copper Canyon Press through Consortium. Mark Doty will judge. Submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages with a $25 entry fee by October 31. Send an SASE or visit the Web site for complete guidelines. American Poetry Review, Honickman First Book Prize, 1700 Sansom Street, Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19103. (215) 496-0439. Elizabeth Scanlon, Editor. Amy … Continue reading Awards, Contests and Competitions for October 2009

Write Room Editorial Calendar 2009 – 2010

SEPTEMBER : Controversial Writing (In celebration of American Library Association’s Banned Books Week ) Focus: Opinion pieces, Editorials, Pornography or Erotica, Religious, Political, GLTG, Young Adult  OCTOBER: New Media Focus: New Media/Hypertext/Animation/Promotion Social Networks  NOVEMBER: Novel/Books Focus: National Novel Writing Month, Book reviews, Novel excerpts, Book festivals  DECEMBER: Music Issue Focus: Singer/Songwriter, Lyrics, Music reviews, Artist Interviews  JANUARY: The Business of Writing Issue Focus: Software, Agents, Publishers, Workshops FEBUARY: Southern Literature & the Southern Writer Issue MARCH: Memoir Writing Issue  APRIL: Humor Writing Issue  MAY: Nature & Travel Writing Issue JUNE: Poetry Issue  JULY: Flash Fiction Issue AUGUST: Non Fiction & … Continue reading Write Room Editorial Calendar 2009 – 2010

Call for Submissions The Write Room

The Write Room, an online literary magazine featuring new and established writers, is currently seeking submissions in fiction, non-fiction, memoir, and poetry. In addition, we accept film, book, music reviews, and interviews. Occasionally, we accept photography. We prefer reviews of independent films and documentaries. Generally, that which is less mainstream, less well known, or underappreciated in the arts appeals to us. All submissions should include a brief author bio, contact information and a photo. All authors will receive a space on our Author Profiles page. Although photography does not have its own category, all photographs are credited, and photographers receive … Continue reading Call for Submissions The Write Room


THE WRITE ROOM THE WRITE ROOM is always seeking quality works in all genres of writing and photography. Currently seeking film, music and book reviews. Send submissions to ===== THE SOUTHERNMOST REVIEW The Southernmost Review (US) is currently seeking short fiction and book review for its 4th issue. Will also consider essays and poetry. Deadline: November 30, 2008. More details… ===== UNTYING THE APRON: DAUGHTERS REDISCOVER AND REMEMBER MOTHERS OF THE 1950’S  Submissions of prose and poetry are being accepted for an anthology Untying the Apron: Daughters Rediscover and Remember Mothers of the 50s (NS). Submit prose (2000 words … Continue reading CALLS for SUBMISSIONS 11/17/08