Ninth Letter – Call for Submissions

Ninth Letter is accepting submissions of fiction and poetry from students currently enrolled in a creative writing program for a special online edition to be published in Winter 2012-13. Both graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to submit. Submissions are open from September 1 to November 1.  Authors selected for inclusion will receive a free two-year subscription to Ninth Letter and the opportunity to submit for free to an upcoming writing contest in 2013.

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specs journal – Call for Entries

specs is currently accepting submissions of critical and/or creative work (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, cultural criticism, historical inflection/reflection, art, photography, film, digital @#($*, and pieces that blur boundaries unnamed and unknown that challenge the collective and redefine reality) for the 5th volume on the theme of “OutSourced.”

Extended Deadline for submissions: September 15, 2012

Send all critical submissions in an .rtf or .doc file in Times New Roman Font to Include a brief cover letter and indicate whether you wish to be considered for the print edition, the web edition, or both.

Submissions for poetry, fiction, and mixed genre should be sent to  Prose submissions are limited to less than 6000 words and poetry submissions to 10-12 pages. Critical prose pieces will be peer reviewed. Simultaneous submission of creative work is allowed if indicated on the cover letter, but authors must inform specs immediately if work is accepted elsewhere.

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Not-Otherwise-Specified Book Contest – Deadline: Sept 15, 2012

There’s only one month left to submit to the 2012 Not-Otherwise-Specified (NOS) Book Contest!  The Final Submission Deadline is September 15.

Prize: 1,000 + publication by Les Figues Press

Judge: Sina Queyras <>

Eligible Submissions: poetry, novellas, prose poems, innovative novels, anti-novels, short story collections, lyric essays, hybrids, memoirs and all forms not otherwise specified.

All entrants receive a TrenchArt title of their choice (

For submission information, visit the Les Figues website (

Submission opportunities galore!

Lots of opportunities for submitting work are popping up all over.  Check these out:

The Istanbul Review – Call for Submissions for 2nd volume to be published in Winter 2012 – Deadline: October 1, 2012 (Click image for full details.)

Litmus Press – Call for submissions for Aufgabe #12, scheduled for Spring 2012 release – Deadline: September 15, 2012

Submit up to 8 pages of poetry in English. View guidelines and submit work via Submittable.  Unsolicited poetry in translation will be considered, but please be aware that most translations published in Aufgabe are by solicitation. (Art is by solicitation only.)  Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please withdraw work that is accepted elsewhere as soon as possible.  Review of past issues of Aufgabe is strongly encouraged before submitting.  The reading period for submissions for essays, notes, and reviews section will be announced separately. Essays, notes and reviews are not accepted at this time.

Temenos Special Edition – Call for submissions for Fall 2012 print and online editions – Deadline: October 5, 2012

Submit poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and artwork, as well as a brief cover letter, contact information, and third person bio of 50-150 words. All documents must be submitted as .doc or .rtf attachments (not .docx), via Submissions for the special print edition must be accompanied by a $6 fee. Submissions for all regular online editions are free, no matter how many times an individual submits.

The proceeds from the Fall 2012 Temenos Special Edition will be donated to the Isabella County Human Rights Committee for their work supporting local LGBTQI youth.

Full details here: Temenos Special Edition Fall 2012 (Official Call for Submissions) Trap Doors and Little Triggers


Great Lakes Book Project – Call for submissions for Great Lakes-themed anthology; estimated publication in December 2012 – Deadline: September 1, 2012

Submit a 500-5000 word creative non-fiction piece about the lakes.  Selected authors will receive a complimentary copy of the book. 15% of the proceeds will be
going to the Great Lakes Protection Fund.  Check out for more information.

5th Annual Barthelme Prize Now Accepting Entries

Gulf Coast‘s 2012 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose is now accepting submissions.  Ander Monson will judge entries.

Entrants can send up to three pieces of prose poetry, flash fiction, or micro-nonfiction of 500 words or fewer. Established in 2008, the contest awards its winner $1,000 and publication in the journal. Two honorable mentions will also appear in issue 25.2, due out in April 2013, and all entries will be considered for paid publication on our website. The deadline for entries is September 1, 2012 and all entrants receive a free one-year subscription to Gulf Coast. Click here for how to enter.

Last year’s winners, selected by Sarah Manguso, are available on the Gulf Coast website: Erica Olsen for “Grand Canyon II,” Sonja Vitow for “Master Bedroom,” and Paul Zaic for “Why I Became a Fireman.”

Ander Monson is the author of a number of paraphernalia, including a website, a decoder wheel, several chapbooks, as well as five books, most recently Vanishing Point: Not a Memoir (Graywolf Press, 2010) and The Available World (Sarabande Books, 2010). He lives in Tucson where he teaches in the MFA program at the University of Arizona and edits the journal DIAGRAM and the New Michigan Press.

Stay updated on the contest and other Gulf Coast announcements via Facebook and Twitter.

CRTW Faculty Releases: Ventifacts and Open Box

CRTW Faculty Carla Harryman and Christine Hume both released new book/CD combos earlier this year.  Check them out if you haven’t already:

Ventifacts by Christine Hume (Omnidawn)


Ventifacts begins the year Christine Hume’s daughter develops a wind phobia, but quickly blows into lyric investigations of the wind in art, politics, and literature, highlighting the currents between imaginary relations and physical conditions.



Open Box by Jon Raskin and Carla Harryman (Tazdik)

Three years in the making, Open Box is one of the most exciting and successful collaborations of poetry and music ever made. With meticulous attention to detail, Jon Raskin has set the genre-busting poetry of Carla Harryman to music ranging from rock and metal to jazz and free improv. As radical as the writing, the music is brilliantly arranged, and interacts with the texts in a variety of dynamic ways. Each track is a world of its own, and moves forward with a focus and direction unprecedented in music/poetry collaborations. Featuring Raskin’s all star west coast quartet, and the poet herself reading from some of her most cutting edge works, this is music-poetry at its very best.

textsound Issue 13 is now live!

The editors of textsound have announced publication of Issue 13.  Read on for more info…

textsound ISSUE 13 IS HUFFING AND PUFFING to knock your mouse’s sock off.

Featuring work by Joe Sacksteder, Judith Goldman, Mike Gould & Ken Mikolowski, Ish Klein, We Are Your Friends, and Audra Woloweic.

From the editor’s note: “‘I am committed to an impossibility,’ Laura said to Anna. Anna liked this. Well, she didn’t like it, but she understood it. She thought it had something to do with being compelled by imitation…” These are verbal scenarios for some of your walks in life.

We are currently accepting submissions for our upcoming issues. Please note our submission guidelines have changed.

Also, we’d love to know what you think. Email us at editors at Thanks for tuning in.


Anna Vitale & Laura Wetherington

Fogged Clarity seeks contributors

Arts review Fogged Clarity is inviting gifted poets, authors, artists and musicians to write and perhaps share their work in its new, expanded blog.  Over the past three and a half years the journal has received more than a half-million visitors, and been cited on NPR, PitchforkThe New York TimesThe Chicago Tribune and The Huffington Post, while debuting work by Pulitzer Prize finalists, Guggenheim fellows, and other fine artists.  The journal’s acclaimed interview series has featured discussions with Jeffrey Eugenides, Carl Phillips, TC Boyle, Bela Fleck, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, and Jeff Daniels among many others.

Fogged Clarity is looking for artists to join its community and share work, promote events, write about craft, or anything else they see fit. Write as little or as often as you like, about whatever you like.  The goal is to provide a forum for creative voices and generate a dialogue between artists.  With the traffic the site receives, your work will be read, and for the next two months, until monthly issues resume, every post will appear on the front page.

If you are interested in contributing, email and he will set you up with an account.