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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Unusual Calls for Submissions invites you to enter its 2009 Expatriate Travel Writing Contest
Professionals, freelancers and aspiring writers are invited to write articles which describe their experience living abroad. Making the move to live abroad is for many the ultimate transition — often the fulfillment of a lifelong dream, in other cases the result of chance and circumstance. We are seeking inspiring articles which also provide in-depth practical descriptions of your experience moving and living abroad, including discussions of immigration, personal and family life abroad, housing, work, social interactions with the natives, food, culture, and potential prejudices encountered. See website for more.

Online Journal Seeks Current Events Poetry
THE NEW VERSE NEWS covers the news and public affairs with poems on issues, large and small, international and local. It relies on the submission of poems (especially those of a politically progressive bent) by writers from all over the world. The editors update the website every day or two with the best work received. See the website for guidelines and examples.

TWENTY-FOUR SEVEN: a caregiving anthology
The NLWC Carers Group invites submissions for its new anthology of short stories, memories, poetry, letters, and line art, all on the theme of CAREGIVING. Contributions are welcome in English or Irish. We’re hoping for inspiring or uplifting pieces to publish alongside poignant and touching ones. Funny is always welcome, as are your tales of adventures & misadventures, and memories of significant moments as a carer. See website for more.

WOODSTOCK REVISITED will contain fifty stories written by people who attended the original, 1969 Woodstock Festival. Since all the books that preceded it have focused on the musicians, promoters, and staff, this book will be the first one that chronicles the audience’s experience in an up close and personal way. Our intention is to document the event itself, but to also provide a portrait of America as that tumultuous decade came to a close. Stories should be historical within the context of 1969 and yet unique to your experience. Stories must be TRUE, 850-1100 words, vivid, and substantive. If you did not attend but know someone who did attend, you can write an “as told to” story. DEADLINE: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2008. See website for more.

Coeditors Ann Fisher-Wirth and Laura-Gray Street solicit submissions for an international anthology of ecopoetry. We are looking for a wide and varied array of submissions. Our working definition of "ecopoetry" is flexible; it includes not only what might be called nature poetry, and not only poetry that focuses on environmental issues, but also experimental poetry--poetry that explores language in its relations with the other-than-human. We welcome work by emerging as well as established poets. We welcome serious poems, playful poems, poems in open or traditional forms. Depending on limitations of space, we will consider not only short poems but also poems of several pages. The anthology will include only living poets or poets who were alive as of July 2007, and will include only poems either written in English or already translated into English; for poems not written in English, both the original and the translation must be submitted, and if accepted, both will be published. We will consider work that has been previously published. The deadline for submissions is DECEMBER 15, 2008. Please send up to six poems to BOTH Ann Fisher-Wirth and Laura-Gray Street. You may send them as email text or by snail mail. If they come as email text, make sure the spacing and lineation travel accurately. WE WILL NOT OPEN ATTACHMENTS. Please also include a short bio and a cover letter, and an SASE for our reply.

Ann Fisher-Wirth English Department Bondurant C-135
University of Mississippi University, MS 38677
afwirth(at) (replace (at) with @)

Laura-Gray Street English Department
2500 Rivermont
Randolph College
Lynchburg, VA 24503
lstreet(@) (replace (at) with @)

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