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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Calls For Submissions

Seeking Poems and Essays About Widows
Seeking women's poems and short personal essays about experiences of widowhood (de facto or de jure), for an anthology. We are a published poet/editor and a scientist/professor of neurolinguistics, both widowed. The Widow's Handbook will include writing about bereavement (sudden or following an illness/ long vigil), mourning rituals, grieving, other people's responses, coping strategies, spiritual resources, supportive people in the author's life (or lack thereof), evolving social life (isolation, work, friends, dating), and rebuilding (including but not limited to finding a new love or focus). Some of the writers whose work we know we'd like to include are already published widely, but the book will also give less-known poets an opportunity to be read on this challenging topic. We hope to send out a book proposal next year. Once we have chosen the work to be included, the manuscript will be submitted to trade publishers. Deadline: June 30, 2011. Please send submissions with a stamped SASE for reply to: The Widow's Handbook, 1427 Commonwealth Ave. #401, Brighton, MA 02135.

Stymie Magazine Seeks Baseball Themed Submissions
Stymie Magazine, a journal of sport & literature, is seeking submissions for their upcoming 2011 issues including a baseball themed Spring/Summer edition as well as for its website. Past contributors and those slated to appear in the near future include: Kevin Wilson, Daniel Orozco, Brian Oliu, Greg Gerke, Ben Loory and many others. We are currently reading submissions, our complete guidelines can be found here.

Platte Valley Review Seeking Submissions
Platte Valley Review will publish a special issue for Spring 2011. The theme, Forces of Nature, should be interpreted as contributor wishes. Poetry, Prose, Creative Non-Fiction, Environmental and Critical Essays, Photography, or Artwork, relevant to Forces of Nature are welcome as general submissions. Please submit in only one of the following ways. 1. Mail submissions labeled by genre to: Platte Valley Review / English Department, 202A TMHL / University of Nebraska at Kearney / 905 W 25th Street / Kearney, NE 68849-1322 / 2. An online Submission Program can be found here. Deadline for this edition is December 15, 2010.

Rainbow Crow Press To Put Together Fairy Tale Poetry Anthology
Rainbow Crow Press is currently seeking finely crafted, imaginative poems for an anthology of poetry based on traditional fairy tales. Submit up to 6 poems to with "Submission (Poet's last name)" as the subject. We will ask for selected poems to be sent to us in an RTF attachment, but we will not be opening attachments during the selection process. Deadline January 1, 2011.

Call for Submissions: Western Humanities Review
Call for Submissions for a Special **Adaptations** Issue of WHR (Spring 2011) ::: the editors invite submissions that exemplify or address the phenomenon of ADAPTATION. Fiction, poetry and criticism are all welcome, as well as writing in hybrid genres that combine or adapt more traditional forms. edited by Lance Olsen // Scott Black // Craig Dworkin // Paisley Rekdal /// Submission Period: January 1, 2011 through March 15, 2011 (postmark date). Guidelines: If one long prosaic piece (essays, fiction, etc.), no more than 25 pages; If poems or shorter pieces, up to 5 pieces (totaling not more than 25 pages) /// Everything should be in a format that can be printed in WHR's standard journal format (black and white), and should be sent via regular mail. /// Send questions to: (replace(at) with @)/// Submit your Adaptations to (please do not forget to mark as for the "Adaptations Issue"): Western Humanities Review / ADAPTATIONS ISSUE / c/o dawn lonsinger / University of Utah English Dept. / 255 S. Central Campus Dr., LNCO 3500 / Salt Lake City, UT 841112

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