Part III of November 2009's listing:
News Reviews & Reviews News: publications + calls for work
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Paris-based JOURNAL SEEKING WORK IN ENGLISH or FRENCH: Cerise Press (www.cerisepress.com), an international online journal (with future print anthology) based in France and U.S. builds cross-cultural bridges by featuring artists and writers in English and translations, with an emphasis on French and Franchophone works. Published 3 times per year, we seek poetry, translations, art, prose, interviews, reviews and photography. Our first issue is here: http://www.cerisepress.com/vol-1-issue-1-features Cerise Press, revue littéraire internationale basée en France et aux États-Unis, construit des liens transculturels en rendant visibles des artistes et des écrivains — en anglais, en français et en autres traductions —, mettant l'accent sur des oeuvres françaises et francophones. Nous sommes ouverts pour les prochains numéros aux propositions de la poésie, des chroniques (anglais et/ou français), ainsi que des textes/essais sur le domaine français et les traductions (français-anglais) d'oeuvres littéraires. Redacteurs/editors Karen Rigby, Fiona Sze-Lorrain + Sally Molini: firstname.lastname@example.org
SEEKING WORK & Editors IN ENGLISH OR/& FRENCH : Off-Mic Classy & unconventional, iconoclastic & fun, positioning itself at the meeting point between French culture & the cultures of other countries, off-mic—the new bilingual lit & arts review from the Paris LGBTI Center associations GAIPAR & CultureS LGBT, gives voice to those who are unable to locate their place in the traditional media, as well as to those who simply have something to say “off- mic”. Seeking review staff & contributions of articles & cultural critiques which will be entertaining & informative; narratives & feature articles that may be somewhat transgressive or provocative; short stories & poetry of high literary quality; photos, drawings, cartoons, prints, & various forms of artwork. Articles should generally not be longer than 3,000 words. Please consider becoming part of the editorial board & association staff. Don’t miss your chance to contribute to this project! Write us or send work to: off-mic, c/o Association GAIPAR, Centre LGBT Paris-IDF, 63, rue Beaubourg, 75003 Paris OR, by email: email@example.com See/read a version of issue one as it is being built online at: http://issuu.com/hors-micro/docs/notremagazinemercredi
ATTENTION NONFICTION WRITERS!/ Announcing the 2009 New Delta Review Creative Nonfiction Contest; Judge: Peggy Shinner “Nonfiction writers do not make things up; they make ideas and information that already exist more interesting and, often, more accessible." –Lee Gutkind; We agree. NDR seeks pieces that activate the compelling bits of “real” life. We welcome hybrid essays, ones that expose the insides of things to risk making language do new things. Personal essays are welcome, too. Use a slice of memoir, but use also a dose of self-awareness. Autobiographical moments which are digested and used to engage the reader, not prove something to the reader, delight us. Prize: $150 and publication in New Delta Review. Finalists will be considered for publication. $10 submission fee includes option to purchase discounted two-issue subscription to NDR for an additional $10. For full guidelines, info on judge, and form to submit work, see: http://www.lsu.edu/newdeltareview/New_Delta_Review/CONTESTS.html
SEEKING BOOKS: BlazeVOX Books is currently accepting submissions of poetry and fiction; guidelines are available on the Web site. BlazeVOX Books
JUST OUT: artbook entitled “IDEM” subject : exhibition of seulgi lee (52 pages color, b&w, 18x26cm, 9€) texts : jochen dehn, jang un kim, seulgi lee, julie pellegrin, claire staebler languages : french, english (and korean for the text by jang un kim) graphic design : akatre. Publication : centre d'art contemporain de la ferme du buisson ISBN : 978-2-909958-02-6 If you do not know the center : la ferme du buisson is an art center situated in the east of paris, stop at 'noisiel'. See more about them at:
QUIRKY BOOK : GIVE IT A READ : Sam Smith’s latest novel 'Something's Wrong' The tale entire presents itself as the transcript of 18 double-sided tapes, all of which have been recorded by a 50+ paranoid schizophrenic. The making of these tapes began as his attempt — an aide memoir and thus a means of bringing some order to his fragmented thoughts — to discover the 'something wrong' that he feels is hiding away somewhere within his mind. Cataloguing all that he feels might be important he describes his day-to-day life in a residential home in a seedy seaside town. He reports too on the puzzling behaviour of the town's inhabitants, along with that of the staff and the other residents of the home. While he tries to work out what it is that is wrong there is a robbery, arson, and a local girl is murdered. All of which he initially suspects himself being responsible for. . . . « Something's Wrong » ISBN 978-0-557-13918-7 is available now from DPdotcom
SUBMIT : TO « The Normal School » Jounal! http://thenormalschool.com/ Representative Authors include Sherman Alexie, Nick Arvin, Tom Bissell, Adam Braver, Abraham Brennen, Ron Carlson, Denise Duhamel, Beth Ann Fennelly, Patricia Henley, Patrick Hicks, Kristin Iverson, Dimiter Kenarov, Philip Levine, Margot Livesey, Phillip Lopate, Dunya Mikhail, Ander Monson, Dinty W. Moore, Laura Pritchett, Ron Rash, David Shields, Mary Yukari Waters, Christopher Yen. Particularly interested in essays that challenge established norms for the genre or that don’t seem to fit in easy categories of classification, poems of all sorts, & compelling prose.
NIGHTBOAT BOOKS CONTEST: Due 15th of Nov 2009: A prize of $1,000, publication by Nightboat Books, and a standard royalty contract is given annually for a poetry collection. Fanny Howe will judge. Submit 48 to 70 pages with a $25 entry fee by November 15. E-mail or visit the Web site for complete guidelines. Nightboat Books, Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 10, Callicoon, NY 12723-0010. Christina Davis, Poetry Editor. See complete guidelines on their site: http://www.nightboat.org/
CONGRATULATIONS : TO PARIS JOURNALIST JO RAY: Category 1: Grand Award — Lowell Thomas Travel Journalist of the Year, Gold award winner: Joe Ray, freelance writer-photographer (http://www.joe-ray.com/). Here's what the judges had to say: “You cannot avoid being drawn into a Joe Ray travel story — they are superbly written. Lead after lead after lead, Ray demonstrates with skill and efficiency a knack for choosing the right words to portray the adventure of travel. From the Sahara to Argentina to Lisbon, and locations in between, he takes readers on a wonderful ride. Ray also introduces us to interesting characters and must-see stops along the way. Reporting from Tamanrasset he writes: In a city of nomads, a brief encounter with a half-blind nun leaves us with words to live by on a trek into the Sahara: “We only see well with our hearts.” It is first-place writing and reporting — story after story after story. Joe Ray wrote himself to the gold. » KUDOS to JO RAY! Some more of Jo’s food writings can be found on the joint site http://francoissimon.typepad.fr/english/ which he & Simon write.
EVEN YOU CAN FIGHT AGAINST THE DEMISE OF FRENCH! Check out this magazine & subscribe !: Notre association, l’Asselaf (Association pour la sauvegarde et l’expansion de la langue française) souhaite vous faire connaître, si ce n’était pas déjà le cas, la revue Lettre(s) qu’elle édite. Cette revue pose sans complaisance la question du maintien, y compris en France même, d’un français de qualité comme langue de la cité et alerte les francophones pour que des « élites » mondialisées n’abandonnent pas la langue française, qui est notre premier lien social et la seule voie d’accès au débat public dans notre pays et dans les pays francophones, au profit de l’anglo-américain.Voici donc le site web afin que vous puissiez faire connaissance avec nous et, si le coeur vous en dit, vous abonner personnellement. Nous espérons que vous trouverez plaisir et intérêt à être de nos lecteurs et amis, et nous vous prions d’agréer nos salutations francophones les plus cordiales, Philippe Loubière, rédacteur en chef de Lettre(s) : www.asselaf.fr
OUT NOW : Vient de paraître : « Gesualdo » de Lyn Hejinian traduit de l'américain par Martin Richet Eric Pesty Editeur, Jacataqua n°02. 22 x 14 cm, 16 pages, 9 euros ISBN : 978-2-917786-04-8 Pour toute commande ou demande d'information : Eric Pesty Editeur, 10, rue des Mauvestis, 13002 Marseille http://www.ericpestyediteur.com/ Avec la grande exactitude qu'on lui connaît, la traduction Martin Richet rend compte des enjeux imbriqués du texte : « Le concept de style comme création personnelle volontaire est conçu pour une exigence nouvelle. Ma conscience est urgente. Contrastent génie et durée. » On notera encore que Gesualdo de Lyn Hejinian a servi de matrice structurelle et syntaxique au très beau livre de Rosmarie Waldrop intitulé Differences for Four Hands (Différences à quatre mains, trad. Paol Keineg, Spectres familiers, 1989). Le livre que nous publions, composé au plomb, a été imprimé sur les presses de Harpo & à Corbières durant l'été 2009. Née en 1941 à San Francisco, Lyn Hejinian est l'auteur d'une douzaine de livres de poésie et de nombreux essais, ainsi que deux volumes de traduction de l'auteur russe Arkadii Dragomoshchenko. Lyn Hejinian est couramment associée au mouvement language. Depuis 1995 elle co-dirige, avec Travis Ortiz, le projet Atelos Press. http://www.atelos.org/ for Atelos' complete catalogue of books!!!!
The Writers’ Atelier. See writing groups in Paris and sign up at Meetup : http://writers.meetup.com/561/fr/calendar/11438783/
POETRY MANUSCRIPTS SOUGHT: 2011 Motherwell Prize: for a first or second full-length collection of poems by a woman writing in English, to be judged by Fence Books editors, with a cash prize of $1000 & Spring 2011 publication by Fence Books. Manuscripts accepted during the month of November, 2009. Website: www.fence.fenceportal.org/contest/motherwell
BIPVAL: A site to know about: for poetry books, readings, events on writing: Site www.biennaledespoetes.fr :Also: En 2009, le BIPVAL a publié aux éditions Action Poétique : L’œuvrette, de Yannick Liron En d’étranges contrées, anthologie de la dixième biennale (2009). Sont prévues trois autres publications : L’anthologie de la journée européenne Notopos (titre non encore définitif), Poèmes en langue vulgaire d’Éric Houser (poète en résidence durant l’année 2009) et Un ouvrage de l’italien Giulano Mesa, Un autre de la néerlandaise Saskia De Jong.
SUBMIT / PERUSE ONLINE a copy of the new issue out of Berlin of “No Man’s Land” : no man's land # 4 appeared on November 1, 2009 with translations of fiction by Emma Braslavsky, Claudius Hagemeister, Sudabeh Mohafez, Julia Schoch and Keto von Waberer and poetry by Carl-Christian Elze, Hendrik Jackson, Adrian Kasnitz, Nicolai Kobus, Birgit Kreipe, Christoph Wenzel and Harald Weinrich at http://www.no-mans-land.org/
ANNOUNCED BY FIONA MIZANI: on her brilliant Berlin readings listing email: Gangway.net: Berlin Special is out! A special issue of gangway. net, a literary magazine from Austria and Australia, featuring writings about Berlin, twenty years since the wall fall, is up online now. Featuring Berlin-based poets Alistair Noon and Audrey Mei, as well poets and artists from around the world. Have a look at www.gangway.net . If you are going to berlin or want to know what literary events are taking place there, contact Fiona to get on her emails at firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW IN PRINT : ‘Give Me Where To Stand’, But where, exactly? Because this is something we would all like to know, along with the when, why, what, who and how, maybe some answers can be found in the first poetry collection from Carole Baldock And there have been quite a few satisfied customers – ‘3 more copies please’ (AB; Cambs) Available straight from the author’s mouth, as it were: save money by ordering direct: 17 Greenhow Avenue, West Kirby, Wirral CH48 5EL £6.50 inc p+p (£7.50 from publisher) ‘even if there aren’t
always happy endings, each beginning is filled with promise’. (from Full of the Joys of Spring) Carole Baldock has also published a poetry pamphlet, BITCHING... ‘Rose-tinted glasses / colour the world delightful, /appropriate shades’ £3.50 including p+p. Or enjoy both titles for just £9.00
SHORT STORY CONTEST: TRAVEL! Get ready for the action: The new and free short story contest on BookRix for writers and readers is about to start; the theme is "Travel Stories". On the line: $1.800,00 in prize money for writers, "fame!" and Amazon vouchers (each worth $20) for voting readers.Perhaps you want to submit your own story into the competition or judge and vote for others to win great prizes? If so, please go to: http://www.bookrix.com/ then look at “contests”.
UK POET TO CHECK OUT : from orginal plus publishers, and available now - Alice Lenkiewicz's first collection of poems and drawings, 'Men Hate Blondes' 'Alice Lenkiewicz, a modern alchemist, effects the transmutation of lived experience via the intimate crucible of her rare, poetic imagination – informed by an artist's visual sensibility. ' A C Evans 'Men Hate Blondes is a kind of poetic bildungsroman, it offers up its insights in a savvy use of montage, dreamscapes, cityscapes and fantasias all matched with Lenkiewicz's dispassionate itinerant observation; this is a refreshing, developing new voice testing out its boundaries in a world still forming and reforming around us.' Chris Hamilton Emery from your local bookseller, or order a signed copy from Alice directly by writing to - email@example.com
SUBMIT!: KNEEJERK Magazine says “We are looking for fiction and creative nonfiction that is difficult to define—-the more you blur the line, the better. We consider any prose that is smart, illuminating, experimental, and/or funny. We also accept interviews with literary writers and artists of any kind who can offer insight into the craft of writing, or of art in general. We also have a section called Reviews of Things, where writers can review literally anything, so long as their review is somewhat humorous and speaks to a deeper aspect of truth.” Exciting work online, see http://www.kneejerkmag.com/ Nov issue will be up SOON!
READ: Ellen Hinsey’s newest collection, from Bloodaxe, “Update on the Descent”.
CALL FOR PAPAERS: for the “On the Horizon : the annual SAES conference in Lille” Panel 14 : Poets and Poetry Suggestions, ideas and proposals welcome … before December 12th. Send them to both: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com Hearing the horizons endure (Ted Hughes) New beginnings are in the offing (Joseph Beuys): Given the rich complexity of our theme, poets and critics hesitate before the wide range of paths ahead of them. Poem, creator, critic define three horizons which speak to the subject. But what horizons do we have in mind? The inner horizon, starting from a concept, follows the path of self-knowledge, a self-reflexive path according to Ricœur, where self appears as other. A path which leads creators and critics to make choices, paths like those of Heidegger, leading nowhere, and yet always somewhere, from the entity towards the being. The entity: that horizon of expectation. One’s self, like Ulysses, always on the horizon of the self. The outer horizon, perceived as place, a distant presence, but always from the perspective of the self. A horizon of expectations again, expectations which are at the intersection of the object and subject, mingling time and space, expectations which, like Hughes’ poetry, are shaped by the world from a presence that is at once real and imaginary, always singular : a dialectical exchange between internal and external worlds, between the near and the far, an infinite becoming … an inaccessible space, impossible, unknowable: the open space beyond the horizon. And, finally, the horizon of the work itself: the poem as its own horizon of expectation, forever opening out onto its own possibilities, its own beginnings and endings: its own entelechy.— The work of art is the result of an action of which the finite aim is to provoke […]infinite developments. (Valéry, L’infini ésthétique, our translation) And thus an oscillation between (fixed) form and the infinite echoes of its own dynamic. The poem as a creation which redoubles the position of the creator.— Every work of art is a voyage, a passage, but which only follows a particular direction as a result of the inner paths and bearings which compose it, which constitute its landscape or its concert. (Deleuze, Critique et Clinique, our translation) Suggestions for further reading : two works by Michel Collot : La poésie moderne et la structure d’horizon (PUF) and L’horizon fabuleux (Corti).
“To read a writer is for me not merely to get an idea of what he says, but to go off with him and travel in his company.” —Andre Gide