Wednesday, January 16, 2013


…via Elaine Schwartz, Elaine's (excellent( List…


WOMEN, WORK, AND THE WEB. Edited by Carol Smallwood and Joan Gelfand
The editors are writing for an anthology on how the Internet has opened doors and leveled the playing field for women. Such topics as: Women Founding Companies Existing Only on the Web; Women Working on the Web With Young Children or Physical Disabilities; Woman's Studies Resources and Curriculum Development Webmasters; Women as Founding Editors of Webzines and Blogs; Surveys/Interviews of Women on the Web. Please e-mail topics for a chapter, each described in two sentences, along with a brief bio to Please place INTERNET/Last Name on the subject line. Deadline: January 30, 2013

WRITING AFTER RETIREMENT: Edited by Carol Smallwood and Christine Redman-Waldeyer
This anthology by successful, retired writers is interested in chapters on topics such as: Business Aspects of Writing, Writing as a New Career, Networking, Using Life Experience, Surveys/Interviews on Retired Writers, Finding Your Niche, Getting Published, Following Dreams Put on Hold, Privacy and Legal Issues, Working With Editors, Time Management. With living longer, early retirement, the popularity of memoir writing, this is a how-to for baby boomers who now have time to write. Please e-mail two chapter topics each described in two sentences along with a brief pasted bio to placing RETIREMENT/Last Name on the subject line. Deadline: January 30, 2013
Anyone, anywhere, is welcome to submit a maximum of 4 poems to the anthology. Poems should not exceed 40 lines.  Translations of living poets' poems are acceptable as long as the translations have not been previously published. For details, visit their website. Deadline: January 31, 2013

Syracuse Cultural Workers is looking for artwork and poetry for their Women Artists Datebook. Previously unpublished work is preferred, but not necessary. Please email submissions to: Extended Deadline: Feb. 4, 2013

Poetry Northwest is looking for poetry, reviews, and essays on poetics or the intersections of poetry and civic life, arts, and sciences for their fall issue. For details, visit their websiteDeadline: March 15, 2013

PMS appears once a year and is accepting submissions of poetry, memoir, and short fiction.While PMS is a journal of exclusively women’s writing, the subject field is wide open. For details, visit their websiteDeadline: March 31, 2013

Black Lawrence Press is now accepting submissions for an anthology of essays by immigrant poets in America, celebrating their contributions to the landscape of American poetry. Poets can address one of four themes in their essays: influence(s); how the poet’s work fits within the American poetic tradition; how the poet’s work fits within the poetic tradition of his/her home country; and what it means to be a poet in America. Abayomi Animashaun will serve as editor. You may contact him at with your questions. Deadline: April 15, 2013
This issue will be dedicated to poets who are single parents (or were, at the time they wrote the poems). Poems may be any style, length, or subjectâ€"but they must be written by single parents. They want to publish a representative sample of what the featured group happens to be writing, to help see the more subtle ways being a single parent might effect the writing, and to recognize single parents who find time to be poets, as well.
Essays: We'd like to publish essays by single parents about how parenting effects their writingâ€"and vice versa. Our preference is always an engaging narrative essay, which focuses on some aspect of the genre. Essays can be any length. Deadline: April 15, 2013
Were you born in the U.S. and raised by immigrant mother/father/grandparents? Two-Countries: Sons and Daughters of Immigrant Parents seeks poems, personal essays and flash memoir on this subject. Previously published work and simultaneous submissions ok. Please submit to
Cultural Weekly is an edgy, sophisticated, on-line magazine with over 10,000 readers worldwide and growing. We publish the very best poetry out there today, work by famous poets as well as those yet unknown. You can subscribe at: Click on the poetry button and voila! Each week, an exciting poet in your in-box.
Jewrotica is a newly-launched online community dedicated to Jewish sensual expression. Jewrotica is inclusive and contains a range of literary content including fiction, poetry, essays, resources and more. Submissions can be e-mailed to submissions@jewrotica.orgCALL FOR PRIZE SUBMISSIONS
A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a poem. Cornelius Eady will judge. Submit up to three poems totaling no more than five pages. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines. Deadline:January 31, 2013
A prize of $1,500 and publication in Glimmer Train Stories is given twice yearly for a short story. Using the online submission system, submit a story of up to 3,000 words. Deadline:January 31, 2013

A prize of $1,200, publication by Main Street Rag, and 50 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. All entries are considered for publication. The editors will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 84 pages. Deadline: January 31, 2013

Four prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Los Angeles Review are given twice yearly for a poem, a short story, a short short story, and an essay by women writers. Submit a poem of no more than 36 lines, a short story of up to 1,500 words, a short short story of up to 500 words, or an essay of up to 1,500 words. Deadline: January 31, 2013

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Black Lawrence Press is given annually for a novel. All finalists will be considered for publication. The editors will judge. Deadline: January 31, 2013
This is an open contest for poetry of any style or theme. Your entry should be your own original work. You may submit the same poem(s) simultaneously to this contest and others and you may submit poems that have been published elsewhere, as long as you own the online publication rights. Poems that have won cash prizes in other contests are excluded. Deadline: January 31, 2013

A prize of 1,000 euros (approximately $1,300) and publication in the 2013 Fish Publishing anthology is given annually for a short memoir. Molly McCloskey will judge. Submit a memoir of up to 4,000 words. Deadline: January 31, 2013
Three prizes of $1,200 each are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Erika Meitner will judge in poetry, Timothy Schaffert in fiction, and Marianne Gingher in creative nonfiction. Submit up to two poems of no more than 100 lines each or up to 5,000 words of prose. Deadline: February 1, 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013

Broadsided: Hot off the Virtual Presses

…a bit late but still good for January. My own broadsiding is as virtual as their presses…but I encourage any one who can and will to go out and do…post poems por todas partes. 

Broadsided: Putting Literature and Art on the Streets - Vectorize Your Town!

Broadsided: Hot off the Virtual Presses

Dear Vectors and Friends of Broadsided, 
Happy New Year! We're so thrilled to be entering our eighth full year of publication. We've got some tricks up our sleeves, and a recent discussion with Vectors has inspired some deep thought about how we will proceed in the future. Our hopes for you are that your year is full of art, life, community and surprise. Our hopes for Broadsided? Oh, so many. Mostly, that we hear from you. Tell us if you post. Snap a picture with your phone and send it to us ( Let us know if a collaboration really wows you -- one of our favorite things to do is share that kind of news with the artists and writers who created it.
The Broadsided Editorial Team

"The 2012 Haiku Year-in-Review" 

Poems by Matthew Caretti, Sarah Martinez-Helfman, Renee Lacroix, Cynthia Gallaher. Art by Lochlann Jain, Cheryl Gross, Sarah Van Sanden

To celebrate, examine, and honor the coming of 2013, we invited you to send us your haiku based on events in 2012. We wanted to examine 2012 in the spirit of the Carrier's Address, an early-American newspaper tradition, and to harness the seasonal and imagistic power of the haiku.  Visitors decided which poems are published here by voting on poem/art combos posted on the website. Thank you for being part of this annual, odd tradition!

Collaborators' Q&A:
Most big moments, both mourned and celebrated, have to do with transitions. In this case, all four art/haiku topics reflect a transition from one state to another. Whether we're talking about a species or a political movement, the economy or the environment, the conversation is about our role in these changes and whether we are engaging with compassion and accountability.
... Read more of what the writers and artists had to say about their Broadsided experience: visit Broadsided press to get the full broadside.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Reminder: #Writing Thru Grief Class starts tonight!

Thank you all for signing up for the Writing Thru Grief class. Merimee and Jennifer are both excited about the course, and hope you are too. They've found some amazing essays to look to as models and for inspiration.

The class begins TONIGHT 6:30 pm, January 8, 2013. We'll meet at The Source, 1111 Carlisle Ave. SE (just one short mile south of Central) I believe we'll be in the Garden Room.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The Year

…that year & this one too…The Year by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

What can be said in New Year rhymes, 
That's not been said a thousand times? 

The new years come, the old years go, 
We know we dream, we dream we know.

We rise up laughing with the light,
We lie down weeping with the night.

We hug the world until it stings, 
We curse it then and sigh for wings.

We live, we love, we woo, we wed, 
We wreathe our brides, we sheet our dead.

We laugh, we weep, we hope, we fear, 
And that's the burden of the year.

Poem-A-Day: The Year (public domain) by Ella Wheeler Wilcox born in 1850 and published her poems widely in newspapers and periodicals. She wrote extensively about her own biography and what she called "The New Thought."

Poetry by Wilcox, Collected Poems
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