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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Unusual Calls for Submissions

Persona Poem Anthology Extends Deadline
Editors Stacey Lynn Brown and Oliver de la Paz are pleased to announce a call for submissions for A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry. We are seeking poems that work within the literary tradition of persona poetry: poems written as dramatic monologues, whose speakers employ masks, or whose character and voice are different from the poet's own. Please submit up to 5 unpublished poems. We will also consider poems whose rights have reverted back to the author. All submissions will be accepted electronically. Please send an email to the editors at facesanthology(at) (replace (at) with @) with the poet's name and "Submission for Persona Anthology" as the subject line, with the poems as an attachment. The submission deadline has been extended to February 15th. We look forward to reading your work!

Call for Submissions: The Whistling Fire

The seeds of what would become The Whistling Fire were first sown December 2008 when a group of MFA students crowded around a fire pit to drink “2 Buck Chuck” and share their work. was born February 2009 when a group of these students decided to continue the spirit of those late night readings far beyond their little fire pit gatherings and share them with the world. The Whistling Fire provides a forum where fresh voices share creative works. We encourage writers with an eye toward publication to submit their work or work in progress, as we wish to showcase a diverse array of styles and voices. In celebration of our first anniversary, this February we will be posting work focused on birthdays, anniversaries, and auspicious events that have come full circle. Send your submissions of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction of 1500 words or less to whistlingfire(at) (replace (at) with @).

Flashlight Memories
Silver Boomer Books seeks submissions for an anthology tentatively identified as Flashlight Memories. Submissions of prose and poetry should be submitted pursuant to these guidelines by March 15, 2010. The focus of the anthology is childhood reading. What events in your childhood led you to become a reader for life? Did you crawl between the sheets with a book and a flashlight? Did a friend or family member influence you? What books drew you into the world of literature? Send poetry or prose, and consider our earlier anthologies, Silver Boomers, Freckles to Wrinkles, and This Path for examples of style. More here.

Poetry Anthology Seeks Poems
ANTHOLOGY. Try this on for size. Take these six words—Anteros, crippled, spindles, stairwell, threshold, and whirligig—and incorporate them into a poem for possible inclusion in an exciting and daring anthology. Submit up to three poems by March 8. E-mail submissions and queries to: thelistanthology(at) (replace (at) with @). More here.

Crab Creek Review Call for Submissions
Special Editor's Portfolio edited by Guest Editor, Susan Rich. Theme: Ekphrastic Poetry. We begin with the visual. Ekphrastic poetry is a response in words to a painting, photograph, dance, building, sculpture, Ikea catalogue, child’s drawing, or bumper sticker. An ekphrastic poem begins with inspiration from another piece of art and with the intuitive understanding that art begets art. In a sense, the art object becomes the rough draft of the poem. We are looking for the best ekphrastic poems, 30-lines (or less) to showcase in an upcoming issue of Crab Creek Review. For this project, we are accepting email submissions to the email address below. To submit to this special portfolio of ekphrastic poetry, write your name and title of the submission in the subject line and then send your previously unpublished poems in the body of an email to Editor, Susan Rich at: duende3417(at) (replace (at) with @). Please send 3-5 poems at the most. Also, include a short bio and contact info as well. Deadline is May 31, 2010. More here.

Subject: Call for creative writing submissions for Milk Money, a literary journal
Milk Money is accepting submissions for its latest edition, Volume Seven: Vile Pile. They are looking for exceptional works of literary and experimental fiction and poetry. Works should be no more than 5,000 words whether it's fiction or poetry. Please only submit one short story per issue, but feel free to submit several works of poetry. We accept submissions year round, but the deadline for our next issue is February 15th. More here.

Christmas Spirit Anthology Seeks Entries
The Christmas Spirit book project (St. Martin's Press) seeks true stories that emphasize the significance of the Christmas season. Stories may run from 900 to 1,300 words. You may send an original or a reprint. Writers retain rights and those accepted will receive a $50 honorarium plus a copy of the book. Deadline: May 1, 2010. More here.

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