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March 31, 2011

It's a Chicago reading series hosted by Dolly Lemke.

It's a poetry party!!!

March 29, 2011

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 body in your images, or not. You should interpret these guidelines as loosely as they are intended; if you have questions about a particular idea, feel free to email the curators at the email addresses listed below.


Submit to curators Kate Durbin and Becca Klaver (kate_durbin at yahoo dot com, beccavi...

March 25, 2011

Hi all,

Country Music, a new online journal, is looking for work by women.

Issue one featured the lovely Amber Nelson and Lucy Biederman!

March 23, 2011

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 communities;
* Exemplifies craft and technique and uses both successfully;
* Subverts or revises traditional forms to illustrate the experience of underrepresented communities;
* Surprises and moves the reader.

March 22, 2011

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. Response times will vary, but they are generally between 3 to 5 months. 

* No previously published work.
* Simultaneous submissions okay.
* Do not submit to Spittoon more than once at a time; please wait for response before submitting again.
* No photographs or clip art should be in any of the files; we sho...

March 21, 2011

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 interest to me then. Now it is here in time for my daughters, not just the ones who are poets or prose writers, but the daughters who are students and workers and mothers to be. These daughters live in great peril and fight their way through to the consolation of a home that is safe. Home/Birth repr...

March 18, 2011

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: http://roselivemusic.com/.

EARSHOT is a bi-monthly reading series, dedicated to featuring new and emerging literary talent in the NYC area. Visit http://www.earshotnyc.com/ for more information or e-mail Nicole Steinberg at earshotnyc at gmail dot com.

March 16, 2011

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.

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March 16, 2011

Visit We Who Are About to Die to hear Becca Klaver espouse the virtues of her Dream Dictionary! 

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