Author Archives: Thomas Patrick Levy

Burnside Review Fiction Chapbook Competition

The Burnside Review is sponsoring its 3rd annual fiction chapbook competition. The contest will accept submissions from September 15 until December 31, 2008. The winning manuscript will be announced around March 1, 2009. Winner will receive twenty-five copies plus a $200 cash prize. Charles D’Ambrosio, author of two collections of short stories, The Point and […]

New prize for fiction writers

The Aura Estrada Prize is a new prize which will will be awarded biannually to a female writer, 35 or under, living in Mexico or the United States, who writes creative prose (fiction or nonfiction) in Spanish. The prize will be awarded in Aura Estrada’s memory, by her husband Francisco Goldman. After being married only […]

Review: Burn After Reading

If you liked the absurd twists, dark humor, and unforgiving violence of Fargo you will love the Coen Brother’s new film, Burn After Reading. See it if you love the Coen Brothers, or if you hate them. See it because you’ll get to see George Clooney topless in several scenes. The film centers around a […]

Reginald Shepherd, dead at 45

The poet Reginal Shepherd died late September 10th. Shepherd had been fighting cancer for some time now, and learned six days prior to his death that it could no longer be treated. Shepherd was the author of several books of poetry as well as a memoir, Orpheus in the Bronx: Essays on Identity, Politics, and […]

The Road, on screen

According to the Los Angeles Times Cormac McCarthy’s newest novel, The Road has been adapted for the screen by screenwriter Joe Penhall. As far as I can tell, Penhall has never written anything of tremendous merit or consequence. A few TV series episodes, an adaptation of The Long Firm. The Road, in my opinion, rests […]

8 journals

A short list of several lit mags I’ve been reading. Every mag accepts unsolicted submissions, although some of them have specific reading periods, check out the respective website for more information on submitting. Buy some of them too, if you have the cash. Caketrain Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Art. New York Quarterly Poetry. Burnside Review Poetry. […]

Nimrod International Journal, Mexico Issue

Heard through the grapevine that Nimrod International Journal is accepting submissions of poetry, short stories, and personal essays for their Spring 2009 issue. Each year, in the spring, Nimrod publishes a theme issue which is usually centered on a particular region of the world, the upcoming issue’s theme is Mexico. They are interested in submissions […]

Review: Punk Rock Journal by Kathi Georges

Kathi Georges. Punk Rock Journal. New York: Three Rooms Press, 2007. Paperback. I bought Kathi Georges’ thin collection of poems off a card table set up in the middle of Tompkins Square. Georges’ was at the table selling her book—along with other titles from the small publisher Three Rooms Press—talking about poetry while I flipped […]

2 submission calls

I have recently come across two new lit mags which are looking for submissions. The Redheaded Step Child is a new print journal of poetry. They only accept submissions which have been previously rejected from other magazines. Their first submission period just ended, but I’m sure there will be another one soon. Check them out […]

Prolific Brooklynite passes

The Puerto Rican author of 17 novels, Edgardo Vega Yunque, died Wednesday, September 3, according to a report by the Daily News. Vega Yunque, a native of Puerto Rico, moved to New York in the 1940. He lived alone in Brooklyn for most of his life and was the founder of the Clemente Soto Velez […]