Category Archives: Poetry

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hayden Carruth dies at 87

Hayden Carruth, prize winning poet and literary critic, died Monday at the age of 87. In his long lifetime, he published more than thirty books of poetry, countless criticisms and essays, a novel, and two poetry anthologies. He received the National Book Award in 1996 for his collections of poems, Scrambled Eggs and Whiskey. He […]

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 […]

Academic journal to publish bin Laden poetry

The academic journal “Language & Communication” will publish poetry (as well as a few speeches and sermons) by Osama bin Laden in next week’s issue. The poetry is part of an article by Flagg Miller, a professor at UC Davis. The poems were among a large number of audiocassettes found in the al-Queda headquarters in […]