Author Archives: Thomas Patrick Levy

3rd annual Best American Poetry Challenge

Best American Poetry has issued its 3rd Annual Poetry challenge. This year’s challenge is to write an inaugural ode of 16 lines, in quatrains (rhyming optional) which features one line lifted verbatim from the The Best American Poetry 2008 (forewords and introductions included) and at least three of the six following words: honor, integrity, faith, […]

Authors Guild V. Google to be settled

Roy Blount Jr., the current president of the Authors Guild, has announced that the class-action lawsuit the Authors Guild filed against Google in September 2005 will finally be settled. The suit was filed when Google began scanning books in their entirety and making copies of these books available online through Google Book Search. Most of […]

The Splinter Generation

The Splinter Generation, a new website containing works of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction, was launched on Monday. The website, currently, is not accepting any submissions, and it is unclear whether or not they will open submissions in the future. It appears that it may simply act as a one-time online anthology. The site contains writing […]

BOOM Chapbook Competition announced

Bateau Press, publisher of Bateau, has recently announced their 3rd Annual BOOM Chapbook Competiton.  The competition is open to all writers and the winner will receive a $500 cash prize. Previous winners of the competition include Instructions from the Narwhal by Allison Titus, and Novas by Ryan Flaherty. For complete contest guidelines please visit http://bateaupress.org/index.php?page=boom

National Book Award nominees announced

The finalists for the 2008 National Book Award were announced Wednesday, October 15. This year’s nominees include a diversity of writers, both new and veteran authors are featured, as well as books published by some of the nation’s largest publishing houses as well as works from smaller independent presses. On November 19, at a ceremony […]

Germans turn to Marx during economic crisis

In the midst of the current international economic crisis, the writings of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels are experiencing a resurgence. Jörn Schütrumpf, the manager of Karl-Dietz, the Berlin publishing house responsible for the German works of Marx and Engels said that “We’re seeing a very distinct increase in demand for his books, a demand […]

Two Hawks Quarterly, submission call

Two Hawks Quarterly, has put forth a call for submissions for their Fall 2008 issue. The quarterly, which is produced by the B.A. students in Creative Writing at Antioch University, Los Angeles, calls itself “a literary uprising.” In addition to be student-run, the journal was also created by students at Antioch. The editors aim to […]

Nobel Leak Suspected

A large number of bets on this year’s Nobel prize winner is causing the award jury to suspect a leak in the selection committee. Each year, the Swedish Academy’s pick is infamously hard to guess, but Ladbrokes, an onling gambling website, received such an astounding number of bets on the French writer that betting was […]

Summer Literary Seminars Contest Announced

The Summer Literary Seminars group has announced its 2009 writing contest. The annual contest, this year, is being held in affiliation with Fence Magazine and the Summer Literary Seminar groups in Italy, Lithuania, and Kenya. Winner entrants will have their work published in Fence as well as internationally in journals from Canada, Russia, Kenya, Italy, and […]

Call for apocalyptic pieces

Qarrtsiluni, an online journal of art and literature, is currently seeking submissions for their 4th quarter themed issue, entitled “Journaling the Apocalypse.” Qarrtsiluni is a unique quarterly which appears online, in blog form, and includes art, poetry, nonfiction and fiction, as well as genre-bending works, and includes audio recordings of most of its text pieces. […]