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Friday, May 20, 2011

Unusual Calls for Submissions

Call for Submissions: The Postcard Press
We're seeking prose works of approximately 100 words or less; poems of approximately 10 lines/35 characters per line or less. (It’s gotta fit on a 4x6 postcard with room for the title and your name.) Simultaneous submissions are fine, just let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere. Please, one submission per theme. Send your work by May 31st for our second theme, THAT'S NOT FUNNY. Send it in the body of an email (no attachments!) along with your name, email address, phone number, and one-sentence (no more than 25 words) bio. Please put SUBMISSION and your name in the subject line of youremail. Address: thepostcardpress (at) gmail (dot) com. If published, you'll get 15 copies of the postcard on which your work is printed. Find out more about our submission guidelines and our history at

Call for Submissions: LaChance Seeking True Stories about Breast Cancer for Anthology Series. Deadline: May 30, 2011. Seeking true, first-hand stories of literary merit for Volume 2 of Voices of Breast Cancer anthology. If you or someone you know has had breast cancer and wish to share your heartfelt, inspiring, true story of facing this life-defining challenge, please visit for additional details and submission guidelines.

Twit Publishing is now accepting submissions for its fifth anthology, Strong Black Coffee, which is slotted for release in February 2012 for Black History Month. Strong Black Coffee will be a collection of stories whose main characters are African Americans, dealing with African American issues. We are looking for stories 3,000-7,000 words long. This will be distributed as an e-book and a smart-phone application, in addition to a print-on-demand service. Each author will receive 3% of revenue. We want stories that resonate, with strong themes -- writing that takes risks and is unapologetic about it. But please, no excessive or explicit sex or militant rants. ***Deadline for submissions is 6/30/11.*** Please email submissions to The file format should be .doc. Manuscripts should also include a short bio about the author.

An invaluable resource to graduate students and instructors of composition, Tate, Rupiper, and Schick's A Guide to Composition Pedagogies, points to the critical need in Creative Writing Studies for an equally in-depth discussion of pedagogy. That's why we seek essays for our proposed edited collection with the working title of A Guide to Creative Writing Pedagogies which explore current and future creative writing instruction through the lens of a single writing pedagogy.We are interested in essays which engage readers by compiling existent scholarship on a particular creative writing pedagogy and discuss personal experience with the pedagogy, as well as suggesting possible future extensions of the pedagogy inside Creative Writing Studies. Essays could utilize scholarship from both Composition and Creative Writing Studies. We recognize that the field of Creative Writing Studies has a long way to go before it is as pedagogically honed as Composition Studies, and we hope that this collection will help instructors and graduate students advance creative writing in the twenty-first century. In a nutshell, essays should explore what the field of creative writing would look like when shaped and steered by a particular pedagogy, mentioning theoretical and classroom implications. We have commitments from high-profile scholars to write chapters on the following topics: process pedagogy, rhetorical pedagogy, collaborative pedagogy, international pedagogies, critical pedagogy, WAC pedagogy, and commercial pedagogy. We still seek chapter proposals on the following topics: expressivist pedagogy, feminist pedagogy, cultural studies and creative writing, community-service pedagogy, basic writing pedagogy, writing center pedagogy, holistic pedagogy, and technology and the teaching of creative writing. Note that we are also open to consider chapters not developed in Composition Studies and are instead ones designed entirely for creative writing. Submit a proposal of approximately 50-150 words. Important Deadlines: June 15, 2011: Proposal Submission Deadline. July 15, 2011: Notification about Proposal at which time we will submit the proposal to a publisher. One Month After Book Acceptance: Draft of Full Chapter. Inquiries and submissions should be sent to Tom C. Hunley at tom.hunley(at) (replace (at) with @) and Alexandria Peary at pearya(at) (replace (at) with @ in sending e-mail)

Fiction International is the only literary journal in the United States emphasizing formal innovation and progressive politics. Each issue revolves around a theme and features a wide variety of fiction, nonfiction, indeterminate prose, and visuals by leading writers and artists from around the world. A prize of $1,000 and publication in Fiction International will be given for a short story on the theme of "Blackness." The contest is intended to give exposure to writers who have no more than two published books. Entries will be read by Fiction International editors, with the top 20 entries read by FI editor Harold Jaffe. The winning submission will be published in the 2012 volume of Fiction International and the author will be awarded a $1000 cash prize. All entries will be considered for publication. Submit a story of up to 2,000 words with a $15 entry fee by June 1. Pleasevisit the Web site for complete guidelines.

VOX PRESS, in conjunction with the well known online journal, Drunken Boat, is compiling a collection of perspectives on Barry Hannah. If you have any perspectives on Hannah's work or personal accounts or both (a merging of the two would be ideal), send them as attachments to louis-bourgeois(at) (replace (at) with @ in sending e-mail). The essays can be any length. Initially the essays will appear at Drunken Boat but eventually they will be collected and published in a book via VOX PRESS. There may be money involved when VOX takes over the project in earnest. All rights revert back to VOX and the authors. Louis Bourgeois / Executive Director of VOX PRESS, INC / 662-816-4775.

"Whitman Cooks" Poetry Contest- Deadline: June 30th, 2011
Does the smell of cherry pie conjure up such sweet memories of holidays past that you are inspired to write a poem? If so, poets, chefs and restaurants should all consider entering the Whitman Cooks poetry contest. Walt Whitman Birthplace Association is embarking on a historic and artistic fund raising journey. They are spearheading a fundraiser to produce Whitman Cooks, a national cookbook / poetry anthology comprised of poems & recipes that resonate together. Walt Whitman Birthplace Association is seeking poems about food with recipes to accompany them, for a cookbook anthology to be published in 2011. In addition, all poems submitted (only the poems) will be entered into a poetry contest awarding cash prizes! First place $150.00! Second place $75.00! Third place, $50.00! The reading fee is $10.00 for three poems with their accompanied recipes. Each additional poem and recipe is $5.00. Submissions will be accepted beginning September 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. All proceeds will be used to continue the legacy of the Walt Whitman Birthplace. Cookbook / poetry anthology contest winners will receive cash prizes as indicated; those selected for the anthology will receive an author's copy.

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