Tag Archives: Fiction

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 […]

Indian Writer Wins Man Booker Prize

Aravind Adiga’s first novel, The White Tiger, took home the Man Booker Prize last night (as well as £50,000). The prize aims to recognize the very best in fiction each year, and Adiga was one of six authors shortlisted for the award. He is the fourth debut novelist, and second Indian debut author, to win […]

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. […]

Pynchon novel confirmed

Rumors have been flying around the web for weeks, but Penguin confirmed last Friday that Thomas Pynchon will indeed be publishing a new novel on or about August 2009.  The reclusive author wrote this novel fairly quickly compared to his last: fans of Gravity’s Rainbow had to wait seventeen years for Vineland, seven for Mason […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]