Category Archives: Nonfiction

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 […]

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 […]

Literature + Food = Love

Alimentum: The Literature of Food is looking for fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry which deals with the subject of—-what else?—-food! There is a five poem limit on poetry submissions, and they do not accept work that has been previously published.  Simultaneous submissions are accepted, and all submissions are only accepted via snail mail with SASE. […]

Forth Magazine submission call

A new arts & literature magazine in the Los Angeles area is looking for art and writing submissions from LA locals. They are looking for all ‘edgy’ writing (minus “standard, dry journalism”) with a maximum 500 word count, as well as artwork to illustrate their issue. In addition, the logo for each front cover of […]

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. […]

“Bumping into Geniuses”

Today saw the release of Danny Goldberg’s memoir, “Bumping into Geniuses,” which details his life in the rock and roll business. The book, which begins with a retelling of reporting for Billboard at nineteen at the Woodstock Festival, is what Goldberg calls “his love letter to rock and roll and the rock and roll business.” […]

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 […]

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 […]