SEAM RIPPER: Call For Work

SEAM RIPPER: Women on Textual & Sartorial Style Emily Dickinson’s dress. (Photo: Jerome Liebling, Mt. Holyoke Art Museum.) This Delirious Hem feature calls for women poets and writers to submit texts and images that examine the relationship between writing and fashion in their lives. Please submit: 1. A brief text that comments on, enacts, or somehow examines the relationship between your clothing and fashion accessories, and your writing and writing accessories. 2. Images (1-5) that display this connection. We imagine that these texts and images will take all sorts of forms, from poems to prose sketches to photo shoots to close-ups of fabrics and textures. You may choose to include your bod

Journal for Underrepresented, Minority Experiences

Apparently, I reeeeeeally want you to submit your work. You know, to places. About Saltwater Quarterly Saltwater Quarterly is a literary journal devoted to publishing works of fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction that exemplify the craft of writing while remaining free of oppressive language or themes. Underrepresented authors, specifically members of oppressed communities, are highly encouraged to submit. Please review the Submission Guidelines page for details about how to submit your work. Saltwater Quarterly is a literary journal devoted to publishing work that represents or echoes minority experience. We are looking for work that: * Shines a light on underrepresented communi

Submit to a new Colorado journal!

News from the Wild West: Submit for our first issue! Spittoon is an independent contemporary literary zine dedicated to the publication of quality contemporary poetry and fiction. This publication will publish work by poets and writers, both well known and up-and-coming. Our only goal is to feature excellent work, so there are no form or content restrictions; however, we will never publish "cookie cutter" writers (you know who you are). We want original work that affects the reader in a physical and emotional way. To us, the form is as important as the content and they should both work together to develop the intended effect. Guidelines: Spittoon accepts submissions year-round. Respon

Arielle Greenberg & Rachel Zucker read from HOME/BIRTH in NYC this week!

Please join us to celebrate the publication of Home/Birth: a poemic Wednesday, March 23rd, 7-8 pm @ Book Culture 536 West 112th Street (Between Broadway and Amsterdam) There will be a short reading, Q & A, books to buy and have signed, and wine and cookies. —Hope to see you there, Rachel and Arielle “Home/Birth: A Poemic is an empowering, honest, generous, painful must-read for mothers-to-be and those who love them.” —Ricki Lake & Abby Epstein(producers of The Business of Being Born & authors of Your Best Birth) “Years ago I gave birth to three children in a hospital, each one spilling forth in a genre unlike the one before. Natural, epidural, endless. This book would have been of great inte

Marisa Crawford Reads at EARSHOT 3/25!

EARSHOT! Join us at Rose Live Music in Williamsburg, Brooklyn! Friday, March 25, 7:30 PM @ Rose Live Music Admission: $5 + FREE DRINK! Guest Host: Gregory Crosby MARISA CRAWFORD (The Haunted House) LELAND PITTS-GONZALEZ Julie Buntin (New York University) Kat Laskowski (Columbia University) Frances Gonzalez (The New School) ROSE LIVE MUSIC is located at 345 Grand Street in Brooklyn, between Havemeyer and Marcy. Visit their website for directions: EARSHOT is a bi-monthly reading series, dedicated to featuring new and emerging literary talent in the NYC area. Visit for more information or e-mail Nicole Steinberg at earshotn

Sandy Longhorn on Brandi Homan's Bobcat Country

the book provides a raw, funny, poignant, and sometimes difficult look at a working-class coming of age in a small Iowa town in the 80s. These are amazing poems in a voice as different from mine as I can imagine, no soft lyricism here. I am in awe of Homan's ability to paint that working-class life in such bright and unflinching tones. [read the rest]

Submit to Cant!

In light of our ongoing Numbers Trouble and the recent Count, we know you all are busting out your best work to submit. Please consider submitting work to the fellas over at Cant! Submission details below. Cant, published bi-annually in Winter and Summer, is looking for poetry and poetry book reviews. Past issues have included the work of Eric Baus, John Gallaher, Noah Eli Gordon, Dorothea Lasky, Lisa Samuels, and Laura Solomon, among others. Cant is 40-52 pages, 4 ½ x 11, saddle stitched, with card stock cover. We accept poetry and poetry book review submissions year round. Only accepts submissions via e-mail at Include contact information with submission (i.e., name,

Augury Books Editors' Prize in Poetry

-Reading period: March 15-May 15, 2011. -The winner will receive a $1,000 honorarium and publication with Augury Books as well as 10 complimentary copies of the book. -Submit up 40-75 pages of poetry and an acknowledgments page. Please do not include a bio. -Entry Fee: $20 -Accepting submissions online through Submishmash at Read full guidelines at

Chicago Tribune Features Switchback

Chicago Tribune: What do you wish more people knew about your press? Brandi Homan: How truly talented and brilliant our authors are, every single one of them! And that reading poetry is fun, not scary. Check out the rest!

Swan Songs: A Photo-ish Essay

Hi everyone, It's been an interesting month or so over here at Team Switchback! First, we had a stellar trip to D.C. for the AWP conference, where we—among other things—had a fantastic off-site reading with some of our besties: Horse Less Press and Coconut Books. Jennifer Tamayo was one of the Switchback readers: This is what Jennifer's book will be like: Next, we reached our FIVE-YEAR anniversary... Five. Years. This is what five years is like: This is also what five years is like: And now, on a slightly differently note, I'd like to announce my resignation from my position as Editor-in-Chief. It looks like this: But really it's more like this: And this: And, finally, this: My res

The F-Word, a discussion

Over at The Guardian. Sez Annie Lennox: "For me the anomaly is that the western countries are so resourced. I can identify with a woman losing a child. This happened to me, I lost a baby. But I'm living in a place where I can get medical treatment. A woman in Rwanda or Uganda or Bangladesh will deliver a baby on the floor and probably it won't survive and there's a good chance the mother won't either. Being conscious of this vast disparity between our experiences, I'm appalled the word feminism has been denigrated to a place of almost ridicule and I very passionately believe the word needs to be revalued and reintroduced with power and understanding that this is a global picture. It isn'

Jennifer Tamayo Video

Watch Jennifer Tamayo read a poem from her forthcoming Red Missed Aches Read Missed Aches Red Mistakes Read Mistakes: This clip is from the Small Desk Press & Switchback Books reading at Bookthugnation, Brooklyn, NY, on February 9, 2011.

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