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IN THE TELLING
Reply to: gailashton@... <gailashton%40btinternet.com> AND
Deadline: March 31st 2008
'In the Telling', an anthology of new writing edited by Susan
Richardson and Gail Ashton, to be published by Cinnamon Press, seeks
poems that tell any kind of story - old and new, real and imagined,
fairytales, myths, urban legends, about people, places, artefacts -
in fresh ways.
Please email up to 4 previously unpublished poems, maximum 50 lines
each, in a single attachment to BOTH editors:
gailashton@... <gailashton%40btinternet.com> gailashton (at)
suerichardson (at) sacredwrites.freeserve.co.uk by March 31st 2008.
Please write 'submission: In the Telling' in the subject line.
Short Fantasy Fiction for inclusion in
Tales of Fantasy from the Far East
The anthology will feature roughly twenty-five short stories between
3,000 and 9,000 words.
We are looking for stories of fantasy in East Asian-based settings.
We want tales that are heavily influenced by Chinese, Korean, or
Japanese folklore and history. We are not looking for stories set in
the modern day. The mid-to-late 1800's is as late as you should
venture. Submissions need not be set in our world, but can be set in
created worlds that are influenced by the cultures listed above.
Examples of books and movies with similar themes include (but are not
limited to): Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn (novel),
Shaman Warrior by Park Joong-Ki (Korean manwha), Crouching Tiger,
Hidden Dragon (movie, the fourth book in the Crane-Iron Pentalogy by
Wang Dulu, and a graphic novel series), the Chinese legend of Hua Mu
Lan, the Tomoe Gozen trilogy by Jessica Amanda Salmonson, and Kwaidan
by Jung and Jee-Yun (graphic novel).
No electronic submissions. Please include a SASE for reply.
Submission Period: May 15, 2007 to December 15, 2007
Reading Period: December 15, 2007 to January 15, 2008
Responses will be mailed by January 31, 2008
Rights: 1st World Publication Rights in the English Language
Pay: 5 cents per word upon acceptance of final draft, as an advance
on pro rata (based on final page-count) share of 35% of net revenue
Mail your story to
PO Box 9381
Wilmington, DE 19809
Short Fantasy Fiction of Any Theme or Sub-genre
We are always looking for short fantasy stories to be entered into
the "Fantastical Visions Contest" for possible inclusion in our next
Fantastical Visions anthology. For more information on the contest,
see the Contest Page.
Anthology Guidelines - "Subtle Edens - The Elastic Book of
This book will be a mixture of fiction and non-fiction. To be edited
by Allen Ashley. To be published as an original paperback by Elastic
Press in Autumn 2008.
All works must be original to the author(s), not under consideration
anywhere else and not previously published. Any quotations from other
people's work must be either public domain, approved by the quoted
author or fall under the "body of a review" copyright allowance. As a
general rule: Write your own material, don't rely on someone else's!
Allen Ashley has made the following provocative statements:
"Slipstream is essentially a 1990s and noughties extension and subtle
reconfiguration of New Wave science fiction."
"How do I define science fiction? Somewhere between 1967 and 1974."
Slipstream uses the tropes and ideas of science fiction, fantasy and
horror but is not bound by their rules and will often make those
elements only a minor feature of the story rather than its raison
d'�tre. Likewise, a plot and set-up may appear conventionally
literary but fall outside the staid boundaries of the mainstream.
Slipstream may start off with a science fictional or broadly
realistic appearance but then take a sideways step into its own
unique microcosm or socio-psychological state. Slipstream writers may
sometimes experiment with form, presentation and the usurpation of
traditional techniques but these are not ends in themselves. As with
all great literature, Slipstream is concerned with people,
perceptions and the human experience. Slipstream contains and proudly
maintains a strain of solipsism and encourages the individual
viewpoint and the unique vision. We appreciate the sentiments behind
the recent coining of the phrase "The New Weird" but reject this
notion as limiting and somewhat off-target.
In a sound bite, Slipstream is somewhere between the literary
aspirations of the mainstream and the pulp excitement of genre
Slipstream is a living genre. J. G. Ballard called science fiction
the true literature of the twentieth century. Here in the noughties,
we believe Slipstream is a vital genre and is the only true literary
response to the challenges of the new millennium.
As you can see, Allen is already halfway through his anthology
introduction. But then again, maybe Slipstream is the genre that
ultimately defies easy categorisation. Throw off the constraints of
branding, marketing and labelling! Make Slipstream what you believe
it to be.
How to Submit Stories:
If all the above hasn't put you off - and it ought to have done,
folks! - then we'd really like to read your work. Stories should be
written in English, be original, unpublished, not under consideration
elsewhere and no longer than 5000 words in length. Standard
presentation rules apply. Please send "Disposable" paper copy plus C5
stamped addressed envelope. We can reply by email if you prefer.
Overseas contributors: we will only reply by email. The editor
prefers to relax on a sofa and enjoy reading a hard copy of your
opus - he was brought up on books, you know. For email submissions,
please query first to check what mood he's in.
Send your manuscripts to: Allen Ashley, Editor - "Subtle Edens", 110
Marlborough Road, Bounds Green, London N22 8NN, England.
Please allow 8 weeks response time.
Please email Allen if you have any queries about this anthology, no
matter how trivial or, indeed, testing!
For email queries to Allen:
For general Elastic Press business such as purchasing Elastic Press
books, email Andrew Hook at
Presentation Guidelines for the Novice:
Typed; double spaced; white paper; black ink; one side of paper only;
title and author name at head of each page; page number on each page;
word count on final page or title page; manuscripts in English. Use a
conventional, legible font such as Times New Roman, Arial or Courier
New set at 12 or 14 pitch.
We will be publishing a few non-fiction articles within the body of
the book but all of these have now been commissioned.
General Submissions open from Friday 1st June 2007.
If you send anything before this date, we shall throw it in the
recycling bin and put a pencil reminder against your name.
Submission period closes: on Friday 29th February 2008 or when we're
full, whichever is appropriate. Watch the Elastic Press site for
regularly updated information.
You will be paid for your work in copy / copies of the book. Elastic
Press receives no Lottery or Arts Council funding and is completely
independent from any multinational media organisations. We survive
because discerning readers buy our books. Thank you.
- Tell me about Allen Ashley.
Allen's 1997 novel "The Planet Suite" (TTA Press) is considered by
many to be the definitive Slipstream novel. His debut short story
collection "Somnambulists" (Elastic Press, 2004) was short-listed for
a British Fantasy Society Award. In 2005, he edited "The Elastic Book
Of Numbers" (Elastic Press). In 2006 he published his second short
story collection "Urban Fantastic" (Crowswing Books) and a much-
anticipated non-fiction and criticism collection "The Days of the
Dodo" (Dodo London Press). At the British Fantasy Society's annual
convention - Fantasycon - in September 2006, Allen received the BFS
award for "Best Anthology" for his editorship of "The Elastic Book Of
Numbers". He is currently revising "The Planet Suite" for an updated
reprint, along with several other projects.
- Elastic Press, they're quite well known, aren't they?
Yes, and well respected. Andrew Hook founded Elastic Press in Autumn
2002 with the remit of publishing short stories by important new
authors whose work largely defied the easy categorisation of narrow
definition mainstream publishers. Elastic Press has an open, forward-
thinking ethos and is proud to have published debut stories and
collections by significant though as yet sometimes under-appreciated
authors. This is the here and now and the near future; Elastic Press
does not deal in the arcane.
With their titles having been regularly short-listed for prestigious
awards, Elastic Press made the great leap forward in 2005 and won two
British Fantasy Society Awards - Best Anthology ("The Alsiso Project"
Ed. Andrew Hook) and Best Small Press.
Bite Size Guidelines:
"Subtle Edens - The Elastic Book of Slipstream" - anthology.
Allen Ashley requires:
Original Slipstream stories up to 5000 words.
Payment: via Contributor copy / copies.
Response Time: 8 weeks.
Closing date: 29th February 2008.
Send "Disposable" hard copy manuscripts to:
Allen Ashley, Editor - "Subtle Edens", 110 Marlborough Road, Bounds
Green, London N22 8NN, England.
As a special deal for anyone submitting to this anthology we are
discounting copies of our previous anthology, "Extended Play: The
Elastic Book of Music", from the usual price of �6.99 to �5.00. To
make use of this offer, send a cheque payable to "Elastic Press" with
your submission, adding p&p of �1.50 for UK orders, and �4.00 for
overseas orders. Naturally, taking up this offer has no bearing
whatsoever on whether we accept your story.
Tales of Beauty and Strangeness
CLOCKWORK PHOENIX: Tales of Beauty and Strangeness is a new annual
anthology series edited by Mike Allen, to be published by Norilana
Books starting in 2008. The anthology's literary focus is on the high
end, and it is open to the full range of the speculative and
Editor Mike Allen says: " Clockwork Phoenix is a home for stories
that sidestep expectations in beautiful and unsettling ways, that
surprise with their settings and startle with the ways they cross
genre boundaries, that aren't afraid to experiment with storytelling
techniques. But experimentation is not a requirement: the stories in
the anthology must be more than gimmicks, and should appeal to
genuine emotions, suspense, fear, sorrow, delight, wonder. I will
value a story that makes me laugh in its quirky way more than a story
that tries to dazzle me with a hollow exercise in wordplay.
"The stories should contain elements of the fantastic, be it science
fiction, fantasy, horror or some combination thereof. A straight
psychological horror story is unlikely to make the cut unless it's
truly scary and truly bizarre. The same applies to a straight
adventure fantasy or unremarkable space opera -- bring something new
and genuine to the equation, whether it's a touch of literary
erudition, playful whimsy, extravagant style, or mind-blowing
philosophical speculation and insight. Though stories can be set in
this world, settings at least a hair or more askew are preferred. I
hope to see prose that is poetic but not opaque. I hope to see
stories that will lead the reader into unfamiliar territory, there to
find shock and delight."
RIGHTS PURCHASED: First English Language Rights and non-exclusive
electronic rights. The anthology will be published by Norilana Books
in a trade paperback edition in the Spring of 2008, to be followed by
an electronic edition to be produced later.
PAYMENT: $0.02 a word on acceptance as an advance against royalties,
then a pro rata share of royalties after earnout, plus a contributor
WORD LENGTH: Up to 10,000 words, with longer stories having to be
READING PERIOD begins on August 1, 2007. Please do not submit your
stories before then.
DEADLINE: February 1, 2008.
HOW TO SUBMIT: Submissions are electronic only. Please submit your
story via e-mail, as an RTF file attachment. Your e-mail subject line
should say "Submission: Story Title". Include a brief cover letter in
the body of your email. It should have your name, address, e-mail
address, title of story, number of words, and brief biographical
information in case we don't know you, with most recent publishing
credits, if applicable. We are open to new writers and seasoned
We look forward to reading your most inspired work.
Far Far Away (tenative title) will be a themed print anthology about
the worlds that exist alongside our own, unseen, be they on the other
side of the looking-glass, in virtual reality, or in the sewers under
the city. We especially like slipstream or cross-genre. Also: humor,
SF/Fantasy, experimental, and/or surreal. Stories without any element
of genre may be considered if they do a fantastic job of making
Mundania seem like a foreign world. Elements of horror are fine, but
we'd rather you evoke a sense of wonder than dread.
Show us what exists just outside of the everyday, and turn what's
under our noses into a land far, far away.
Deadline: February 29, 2008
Fiction from 100 to 6,000 words, and we may publish one novella
of 10,000 to 15,000 words.
Submit work in the body of the email, or attached as a rtf, doc,
If your work is selected, we will purchase FNASR at the following
$10 for flash (<1000 words)
$25 forshort stories (1000 + words),
and $50 for a novella of >10,000.
You will get an e-mail confirmation that we received your story,
but you may not get your acceptance or rejection until after the
submission deadline. To accomodate this, we will allow you to send up
to four submissions to a total word count of 6,000 words (whichever
comes first) OR one novella up to 15,000 words. Simultaneous subs
okay, if marked as such, and please notify us as soon as you can it
your story is accepted elsewhere.
Submissions go to Adicus R. Garton and Brian Worley, editors.
Subject line like this (or our spam filters may eat it):
susurrusantho (at) yahoo.com
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clark
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko
Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
Otherland by Tad Williams
Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zalazny
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
BEST NEW PARANORMAL ROMANCE 2007,
I am looking for stories from all branches of sf/f/h that also
include a strong "romance" element or, conversely, romance that is
fantastic, supernatural, paranormal, futuristic, etc. As far as I
know, no one has ever attempted this type of "best of" anthology, so
definitions are ambiguous. If in doubt, send it.
This is a reprint anthology so I am only reading material published
in 2006 for it. E-published material is acceptable, but please -- no
self-published fiction! I strongly suggest that authors contact their
publishers/editors to send review copies of books and magazines (or
PDFs of them) or to supply URLs or e-versions.
This is an exciting opportunity to showcase outstanding short
fiction, but it is also a new project. Unlike other "year's bests" I
don't yet have established relations with many publishers so I am
hoping for cooperation from all sides.
BEST NEW PARANORMAL ROMANCE 2007 on the envelope or as the subject
header of email.
Deadline: May 1 2008
Please do not send an SASE. You will be informed if a story is
chosen. If you want confirmation of receipt, enclose a self-addressed-
stamped postcard that I can return to you with the date of receipt.
Email will receive a reply stating it has been received.
email: Paula Guran
87 S Meadowcroft Dr
Akron OH 44313
*We will be paying 1� per word and a copy of the anthology. We prefer
stories under 6,000 words. Payment will be upon publication. Also, please
indicate in your email to WHICH anthology your are submitting even though we
do provide separate emails below.*
*We are getting some submissions that seem to be forgetting the basics so
there they are in repeated in short form:*
*(1) **Submissions should be in standard MS format, except for 1" margins
and 12 point font. Do not paste the text into the email window. We prefer
attachments in Microsoft Word document or in Rich Text Format (RTF). or text
(if you must).
(2) All submissions hould have contact information in the cover letter and
in the document: Name, address, phone # and email.
No Simultaneous submissions
(3) Multiple submissions are fine, but only one story will be accepted. If
you're submitting to both anthologies, fine. Do it one MS at a time. Do not
submit multiple MS to each anthology, wait until you hear back from the
editors before submitting again. Yes, you may submit to BOTH anthologies.
(4) Include brief publishing history, BIOs will be asked for if the story is
(5) Dark Hart is buying FNASR. (First North American Serial Rights.)
(6) If the story has been printed already let us know. Reprints are being
considered last for this anthology*. *Given the repsonse we are already
received, we doubt we will be using Reprints.*
*HERE ARE THE DETAILS and THEMES for the SHORT STORY ANTHOLOGIES:*
*Note the titles on these anthologies may be added to and/or changed
slightly as they develop.*
*(1) Terrible Beauty: Beauty that causes people to do unspeakable things,
beauty that masks something else. Use this theme in a unique way, and get
back to us. Maximum story length: 7,000 words. We want variety, surprises
and fresh ideas. There is no set or expected way to approach this topic, so
go for it! SF, Urban, and Historical settings are fine. *
*If it is NOW October 1st or beyond, send your submission for the Terrible
Beauty Anthology to:*
*(2) Traps! Theme guidelines: Use the two quotes from Dorothy Parker (1893 -
1967), the famed wit of the Algonquin Club in NYC, provided below as
inspiration. Please use both some way in your story�not literally, but
creatively. See above for what we look for. Ditto on all points: 7,000 words
max., etc. Make it intricate, but easily comprehensible. Yes, we do know
that is an oxymoron.*
*Trapped, like a trap in a trap. *
*By the time you swear you're his
And he swears his love for you is
Lady, make a note of this
One of you is lying*
*If it is NOW October 1st or beyond, send your submission for the Traps
*WHO WE ARE AND THE BASICS:*
*DarkHart Press is a small independent trade publisher based in Ward Hill,
Massachusetts. We publish 4-6 novels/short story anthologies per year and
our authors are paid royalties. Please query via email or snail mail before
sending your novel. *
*Note: We are not a subsidy press. We pay our authors and DarkHart pays for
all associated costs of advertising, printing and promoting the books we
publish. if you have any other questions, please ask.*
*We do accept short story submissions via email�but ONLY for anthologies
during the times when we are reading and the stories should relate to themes
we are looking for, however, longer works (novellas/20,000 words +) or
novels should be sent via snail mail to our mailing address. Please send
queries or short story manuscripts to:
*For all other submissions, please use this address:*
PO Box 8009
Ward Hill, MA 01835*
*Our Philosophy, Aims and Publishing Needs:*
*DarkHart Press publishes these types of fiction:*
� Dark Fantasy or Dark Fiction this includes, Science Fiction with dark
� Cross-genre that includes these elements�romance can be up to an equal
component or subplot, but we do not publish romance novels with dark/horror
2007 Novella Contest
About the Miami University Novella Contest
The novella form has had a long and distinguished place in American
literature, and has triumphed in the hands of Herman Melville, Henry James,
Anne Porter, Stanley Elkin, Cynthia Ozick, Jane Smiley, Toni Morrison,
Roth, Saul Bellow, William Gass, John Gardner, Andrea Barrett and Tobias
to name just a few.
As commercial publishers are driven more and more by marketplace concerns,
novellas, by nature of their length, often fall between the cracks of short
story collections and novels and wind up being published�if at all�not as
individual volumes but as part of a collection of stories. Because the form
is such a
pleasure for readers and writers alike�short enough to be read at a single
sustained sitting, but long enough to allow the writer greater freedom in
character and plot development than does the short story�we are happy to
rare venue for publishing individual novellas as stand-alone volumes.
Manuscripts submitted for the award will be read and evaluated by our
creative writing faculty, all of whom are active publishing writers. The
will be read "blind;" in other words, all identifiers will be stripped from
the pages before the manuscripts are read, and the author's history of
publication will not be available to readers. Each year a different member
our faculty will serve as the final judge and will decide from among the
of finalists submitted by the other readers. This year's final judge is
fiction writer Brian Ascalon Roley.
Students, former students, faculty, former faculty, or anyone connected to
Miami University will not be considered for the award. Though we believe
strongly in the talent of those we have worked with and taught, we will do
we can to assure that this prize is administered impartially, fairly, and
without regard to association.
Miami University Press is a non-profit organization. Though we are requiring
an entrance fee, we wish to make it clear that this money will be used to
for the administrative costs of the contest, to help with the costs of
publishing a book of high quality, and to allow each entrant to receive a
copy of the
winning volume. We want that book to be a pleasure to hold in the hands and
to read. The winning volume will be distributed nationwide.
Read what Publishers Weekly had to say about the novella contest...
Submission Rules and Guidelines:
� Winning entry receives $1,000 and book publication.
� Postmark by November 1, 2007.
� Reading fee $25, payable to MU Press.
� All entrants receive copy of winning book.
� Submit manuscripts, 40,000 words or less, two title pages, one
with author's name, address and phone number, one without. Author's name
not appear elsewhere.
� The minimum word count is 60 pages times 300 words or 18,000
MU Press Novella Prize
356 Bachelor Hall
Oxford, OH 45056
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Christmas Traditions: True Stories of Holiday
Send submissions to: Helen Kay Polaski (Szymanski) at
Christmas Traditions: True Stories of Holiday Celebration will be
filled with stories that touch the mind as well as the soul as they
take the reader on a magical journey through Christmas�past and
present�while giving the reader ideas for traditions they might be
interested in adapting in the future. Each story will focus on either
a well-known holiday tradition or a unique tradition known only to a
particular family or community, as well as a touching story that
circulates around each individual tradition. (I love traditions and
can't wait to see how your family celebrates Christmas!)
Stories must be first person, true accountings of either shared or
unique traditions celebrated by families, communities, and/or groups
during the Christmas holiday season, and all must be based on strong
individual family/community dynamics, specific geographical location,
and/or different cultures and religion. Approximately 70-80 stories
(700-1,200 words) will be gathered. (When writing your story please
keep in mind that Christmas is the most magical time of the year. I
want to see the magic unfolding on the page before me as I read, and
so do my readers.)
Only stories that have a beginning, middle, and an end will be
Payment: upon publication, $75 and a copy of the book (for each
Deadline: November 15, 2007
Please include your full name, current address, email address, phone
number, and a 50-word bio.
Helen Kay Polaski (Szymanski)
ECOTONE: RE-IMAGINING PLACE
Guest editors: Sebastian Matthews and Camille T. Dungy
CALL FOR POEMS BY BLACK AMERICAN POETS
Deadline: February 15, 2008
The introduction to the Oxford Book of Nature Writing, claims that "the most
convincing nature writing is� a history of our views about ourselves." This
is most certainly true; however, the prevalence and scope of Black writing
nature as a core theme has been generally underestimated. Many poems by
Black American writers incorporate treatments of the natural world that are
historicized or politicized, thus inclining readers to consider these poems
political poems, historical poems, protest poems, socio-economic commentary,
but nature poems. This is particularly true when the definition of what
constitutes literature about nature or the environment is limited to poems
address the pastoral or the rugged, spaces and subjects removed or distanced
human contact. Such compartmentalization excludes African American nature
poetry, which frequently engages contemporary and historic concerns within
political, and cultural contexts. The result of such assumptions is that
lists of American nature writers rarely include many African American names.
As guest editors for the journal Ecotone: Re-imagining Place, we're making a
call for poems by Black poets about and engaging the natural world. Founding
Editor David Gessner says this about Ecotone's mission: "Much of our best
writing grows out of the land. More specifically, it grows from rich,
reas, those unstable, uncategorizable places that aren't one thing or
another. Biological ecotones are areas of great species diversity and
density, of intense life and death; literary ecotones are the places where
come most alive. These edges�between genres, between science and literature,
between land and sea, between urban and rural, between the personal and
biological, between the animal and spiritual�are not only more alive, but
interesting and worthy of exploration." Black poetry in America has recorded
perspectives on the natural world as different as the Black perspective on
country. We're looking for poems that re-imagine the boundaries of the
that remind readers that we are always part of the natural world, even when
feel most alienated from it.
Please submit up to 4 poems, by February 15, 2008, for an Ecotone feature
issue on nature poetry by Black American poets. Send poems c/o Guest
Ecotone, P.O. Box 9594, Asheville, NC, 28815. Include your name, address,
and an SASE.
--Camille T. Dungy & Sebastian Matthews
Guest Editors of Ecotone: Re-Imagining Place
Nashville Online Publisher is Hosting a Nationwide Essay Contest on Peace
Nashville, TN Sept 27 -- Paul Barrow, publisher of weRtheFuture.com, a site
which was set up last month to support presidential candidate Dennis
has just formally announced the existence of an essay contest which is set
begin October 5th and lasts through November 30, 2007.
WeRtheFuture.com is hosting an essay contest in which $1,000 will be given
to the winner. Essays must address the following: why a peaceful solution to
differences such as those between Middle Eastern theocracies and Western
democracies is possible, why it is a better solution than the armed conflict
engage in in Iraq and Afghanistan, and both how and why America must follow
such a peaceful course in its foreign policy in order to establish useful
productive relations with Middle Eastern countries. It must also suggest a
workable solution to American involvement in Iraq.
Contestants should submit their copy to one of the Dennis Kucinich Meetup
Groups on our list of cooperating Groups for judging (see list on the right
sidebar at weRtheFuture.com). They must join the meetup group (free), log
email a copy of the essay to the group through the group messaging system.
group will be asked to select their favorite essay from among all
through a poll conducted on the site. Each Meetup group will then select
among those essays submitted to them the one which best addresses the points
described above. The winning submission in each group will be published on
website of WeRtheFuture.com along with similar winning submissions provided
by all other Dennis Kucinich Meetup Groups.
When all submissions are in, Dennis Kucinich and his staff will be asked to
make a judgment about which essay among the final winning collection is the
best. That winner will be given $1,000 by weRtheFuture.com to do with as he
she wishes. The amount of the cash prize may be raised as well.
A submission processing fee of $10 is required. Any funds collected which
exceed the amount of the cash prize will be donated to the election campaign
Further details can be found at
by emailing Paul Barrow at
Paul Barrow has been a publisher of HotMedia, an online journal and blog,
music, art and film review, with political and social commentary for more
ten years. weRtheFuture.com was intiated in August 2007 to support his work
a major national presidential campaign. Barrow is currently a national
organizer in seven major U.S. cities for the campaign and a Tennesee state
coordinator for Kucinich as well.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Special Issue on August Wilson
Zora Neale Hurston Forum
I am writing to invite you, in particular, to contribute an essay on
August Wilson to the spring 2008 issue of the Zora Neale Hurston Forum
XX). In 1986, the Zora Neale Hurston Society launched the publication of
Zora Neale Hurston Forum. The journal contains scholarly articles, critiques
black authors, and original poetry and prose, with a particular emphasis on
women and their contributions to the literature of the African Diaspora. The
Zora Neale Hurston Society is dedicated to the preservation of the works of
Hurston as well as authors of the African Disapora, particularly those of
first half of the twentieth century.
Having been just recently invited by Dr. Ruth Sheffey, the Editor of
this prestigious journal, to Guest Edit this issue, I am now turning to a
of my colleagues who are quite familiar with the man, his mission, his
and his politics. It is my intent, therefore, to pull together a collection
of original essays by November 30, 2007, on any aspect of the life and
legacy of the late playwright. Consider taking a fresh approach on a
never-before-written-about topic to open up new areas of the constantly
of scholarship on August Wilson.
Manuscripts from 12 - 20 double-spaced pages are welcomed. Contributors
are asked to email papers as attachments to
sshannon@...<sshannon%40howard.edu>and send two
hard copies via regular mail to the address below. Include a stamped,
self-addressed envelope along with the duplicate essays. Submitted essays
parenthetical or internal citations and a works cited page following the
conventions of the Chicago Manual of Syle, 14th edition.
On or before November 1, please address submissions to:
Dr. Sandra G. Shannon
Guest Editor, Zora Neale Hurston Forum
230 Locke Hall
Department of English
Washington, DC 20059
Spread the word!
'GET STARTED' - FEATURE AND SHORT STORY WRITING COMPETITION FOR NEW
AND EMERGING BAME* WRITERS...
Reply to: info@... <info%40wordsofcolour.co.uk>
Deadline: Friday 16th November 2007
'Get Started' - Words of Colour's first feature and short story
writing competition for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME*)
writers who are new, emerging and unpublished, to commemorate Black
Recent research by the Diversity in Publishing Network, Spread the
Word, the Arts Council and the National Union of Journalists have all
highlighted the lack of cultural diversity within the media and
publishing industries, and how few BAME writers get their work
published. The concern is that Britain's cultural diversity is not
fully reflected in its publications, which is why this competition
aims to attract and showcase a range of diverse voices.
Entrants must write a 1,000-1,500 word maximum feature article on any
arts and entertainment topic (i.e. movies, music, dance, art,
architecture, television, books, theatre, etc.). Entries can be trend
stories, profiles, interviews or feature stories. Please identify a
magazine or newspaper that you would like to write the feature for,
and write it with the chosen publication's target audience in mind.
Short Story Writing
Entrants can submit a story between 2000-2,500 word maximum in any
genre - humorous, romantic, thriller, horror etc. - and on any theme.
It can be written with either adults or children in mind.
Friday 16th November 2007.
Winners will be notified by Friday 14th December 2007.
1st prize �25 book voucher, a framed Words of Colour certificate
signed by all the judges, a profile and extract of your work
published in Calabash magazine, publication on Words of Colour online
and a free workshop on 'how to get published' with industry
Runner up prize framed Words of Colour certificate signed by all the
judges, publication on Words of Colour online and a free workshop on
'how to get published' with industry professionals.
Andrea Enisuoh is project coordinator (Centerprise Literature) and
managing editor (Calabash magazine). She is also an arts columnist
and book reviewer for New Nation. Andrea used to edit the web
magazine artvibes.org. Her articles and essays have been published in
publications such as PRIDE magazine and the Evening Standard. She has
been a pundit and book reviewer for programmes like BBC Radio 4's
Front Row and Five Live's Simon Mayo show.
Courttia Newland has been a published novelist for over a decade, yet
he is only in his early-thirties. Acclaimed for his debut novel The
Scholar and his recent collection of short stories Music for the Off-
Key , the west London-born former rapper, playwright and documentary
filmmaker has just completed his latest book Minx. His popular novel
Society Within is currently in development as a TV series with the BBC.
Sailesh Ramakrishnan is a novelist and journalist. His first novel
Asian Triangle, a teenage thriller, was shortlisted for a book prize
in Scotland. He also writes comedy and has had his work performed on
BBC radio. As a journalist he has worked on the Independent and has
written for many newspapers and magazines. He is currently editor of
a new Asian glossy lifestyle title, GG2Life and has completed his
second book, a comic adventure story for romantically challenged adults.
Susan Yearwood is a literary agent based in London. She has worked in
publishing (Virago, MQP and Penguin Books) as well as studied
creative and critical writing (MPhil) and lectured at community and
higher education levels. She has won a national prize for short story
writing and has been published in various publications over the past
See http://www.wordsofcolour.co.uk/competition.htm for further details.
Nickelodeon is offering writing fellowships in live action and
animated television to culturally and ethnically diverse new writers.
Participants will have hands-on experience writing spec scripts and
pitching story ideas.
The program, developed to broaden Nickelodeon's outreach efforts,
provides a salaried position for up to one year. The 07-08 cycle is
tentatively scheduled to begin in October 2007.
The next submission period runs from January 2 - February 28, 2008.
Applications and submission guidelines are available at
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