26 August 2010


29th August 6:00pm John Kirby Abraham speaks about his new book Paris Made Me... Born in the shadow of Windsor Castle in Great Britain, John left England for the Mediterranean in search of the sun. Adventures in several capitals allowed him to meet other expatriates who crossed deserts and mountains to observe conflicts, culture and decolonisation. His artwork, photography and theatrical presence left their mark in several cities until he ended up as a radio-television journalist and presenter for French media. Paris Made Me... offers an objective view of European evolution as seen from the perspective of an English expatriate in France. AT: Shakespeare & Co., 37 rue de la Bûcherie, Paris 5ème. M° St Michel. http://www.shakespeareandcompany.com/

09 August 2010

AUGUST: the time to send out your writing?

REVIEWS NEWS AND NEW REVIEWS: calls for work this AUGUST, 2010

There may be a sort of emptiness when it comes to your readings options this month, but do not miss out on the plethora of submission options. This is the moment to get YOUR work seen, or at least off the shelves of your own apartment!

SHAKESPEARE & CO Novella Contest! : Paris Shakespeare and Co to award 10000 euros for best novella !!! Initial submissions are to be received by Dec. 1, 2010, and shortlisted entrants must submit their complete novella by March 1, 2011. The contest is open to unpublished writers only and there is an entry fee. See:
http://www.shakespeareandcompany.com/pdfs/LiteraryPrizeEntryForm-july%2019,%202010.pdf for complete details. Contest starts August 1st!!! SPONSORED BY THE DE GROOT FOUNDATION. THANKS!!!!!

Benjamin Saltman Poetry Book Award
Established in 1998, in honor of the poet Benjamin Saltman (1927-1999), this award is for a previously unpublished original collection of poetry. Awarded collection is selected through an annual competition which is open to all poets. This year's final judge will be Claudia Rankine. Award is $3,000 & publication of the awarded collection by Red Hen Press. Entry fee is $25. Name on cover sheet only, 48 pp. minimum. Send SASE for notification. Entries must be postmarked by August 31, 2010. www.redhen.org.

Gemini Magazine Flash Fiction Contest
ANNOUNCING THE 2nd ANNUAL Gemini Magazine FLASH FICTION CONTEST! GRAND PRIZE: $1,000; 2nd PLACE: $100; HONORABLE MENTION (4). ENTRY FEE: $4. DEADLINE: August 31, 2010. MAXIMUM LENGTH: 1,000 words. All Six Finalists Will Be Published in The October 2010 Issue of Gemini. A tightly written flash that tells an unforgettable story in a small space is a joy to behold. We truly look forward to reading yours. Both new & established writers welcome. Two of the six finalists in last year's Flash Fiction Contest were previously unpublished. (see results below) No restrictions on content, style or genre. Simply send your best unpublished flash by email or snail mail. TO ENTER: visit the website: http://www.gemini-magazine.com/contest.html for online entry procedures.

The Labletter Call for Submissions
The Labletter has announced a call for submissions to the poetry section of its 2011 edition. To submit, please send four to eight poems along with a brief bio to poetry@labletter.com by August 31, 2010. Contributors will receive $25 to $75, depending on the number of poems printed. For more information, please visit www.labletter.com/submit.

The 2010 Melissa Lanitis Gregory Poetry Prize
Call for Manuscripts. 48 to 100 pages. Guidelines: Submit a previously unpublished, full-length poetry manuscript of between 48 & 100 pages. Include two cover pages: one with the title of the manuscript only, the other with title of manuscript, name, address, telephone number, & email address. Include a table of contents and, if applicable, an acknowledgments page for prior publications. Simultaneous submissions are permitted; please let us know right away if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere. (Refunds will not be issued.) A reading fee of $20 (US) by check or PayPal must accompany each submission. Multiple submissions are accepted; each requires a $20 entry fee. More than one manuscript may be chosen for publication. Submit via email or post. Email Submissions visit www.bonafidebooks.com for online entry & payment instructions. Or mail your submission & fee to: Bona Fide Books, PO Box 550278, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96155. Please make check payable to Bona Fide Books, Inc. All entries must be received or postmarked by August 31, 2010. For more information, please visit: http://www.bonafidebooks.com/contests/

Referential Magazine Nonfiction Feature
Referential Magazine is now reading submissions for a nonfiction feature. We will accept nonfiction submissions until midnight EST on August 31, 2010. By nonfiction, we mean anything that qualifies as nonfiction: memoir, essay, interview, review etc. We prefer work under 3,500 words but will consider longer exceptional pieces. More details & submission guidelines at http://referentialmagazine.com/. E-mail refermag@gmail.com.

To the Lighthouse Poetry Publication Prize
AROHO's To the Lighthouse Poetry Publication Prize will be awarded for the best, unpublished poetry collection by a woman. Submit 48–96 pp. of poetry postmarked by August 31, 2010. Judge: Alice Quinn. The $20 reading/entry fee is payable by check or money order to A Room of Her Own; please indicate “To the Lighthouse PPP” in the memo line. Include an SASP with your package for notification of receipt. Your name & address should appear on the cover sheet only, along with the ms. title, & your address & telephone number. The award amount is $1,000 & publication of your poetry collection by Red Hen Press. The winner will be contacted by phone or email prior to the web announcement date. Send ms. along with SASP, cover sheet, & check (postmarked 8/31/2010) to: A Room Of Her Own, Attn: To the Lighthouse PPP, PO Box 778, Placitas, NM 87043. http://www.aroho.org/To_the_Lighthouse.php.

New Plains Review
Call for Submissions. We are interested in poetry, fiction, & creative nonfiction that is thoughtful & compelling, but otherwise we do not have any specific guidelines for style or subject matter. We no longer arrange issues with thematic topics, but be sure to check out our Special Section online for announcements as each issue usually contains a section focused on a specific topic relevant to Oklahoma & the Plains. We do accept simultaneous submissions. We do not accept previously published work. Your submission gives us permission to publish your work online. At this time, we do not pay upon publication. Each submission is, however, automatically eligible for the editors' prize. $500 Editors’ Prize available for winning submission. Submit your poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction by August 15 to shayNewPlains@gmail.com. Allow 6-8 weeks for response. Attach submissions in either Word (.doc or .docx) or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Please include type of submission (poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction) in the subject line. Please see the Editorial Guidelines section of our website for more details: http://www.libarts.uco.edu/english/newplains/

Pavement Saw Press Transcontinental Poetry Award
All contributors receive books, chapbooks & journals equal to, or more than, the entry fee. Mss. should be 48–70 pp. of poetry in length. Pavement Saw Press will publish at least one book of poetry and/or prose poems from mss. received during this competition. Selections are chosen through a blind judging process. The competition is open to anyone who has not previously published a volume of poetry or prose. The author receives $1,000 & 5% of the 1,000-copy press run. David Baratier will judge; past students, & Pavement Saw Press interns & employees are not allowed to submit. All poems must be original, fiction or translations are not acceptable. Writers who have had volumes of poetry and/or prose under 40 pp. printed or printed in limited editions of no more than 500 copies are eligible. Submissions are accepted until August 15, 2010. If you wish to send via regular mail, your ms. should be accompanied by a check in the amount of $20.00 made payable to Pavement Saw Press. Do not include SASE for notification of results, this information will be sent with the free book. All mss. are recycled, & individual comments cannot be made. Electronic submissions need to be sent as PDF or Word (.doc) files. A decision will be reached in November. Entries should be sent to: Pavement Saw Press, Transcontinental Award Entry, 321 Empire St., Montpelier, OH 43543. If you have questions, please ask us: info@pavementsaw.org. Full guidelines: http://www.pavementsaw.org/pages/transaward.htm.

Check out Laurel Zuckerman’s Paris Writers News site, with interviews, announcements, calls for work plus more! http://www.laurelzuckerman.com/2010/07/paris-writers-news-july-2010-update.html This month, news from Marcia Lebre, Jennifer K. Dick, Corneliu Mitrache, FIONA SZE-LORRAIN, CINDY DEPASQUALE, NIZAKET ALI, Ted Stanger, MONICA ALI, Rosalia Gitau, Parselelo Kantai, Lethem & Helen Schulman, Meredith Mullins, Smashwords, the De Groot Foundation Novella Contest and the PWN Short Story Contest! And a new PWN interview with Rosalia Gitau and Parselelo Kantai

POETS AND WRITERS calendar announces 23 DEADLINES for writing contests between 15 July and 15 August, so perhaps this is the summer of mailing things out for you? Go check out their site (and perhaps also consider subscribing to their wonderful resource, their mag?) http://www.pw.org/submission_calendar/2010/7/all

YOU CAN HELP: Bibliothèque Sans Frontières Shakespeare and Company is taking part in a project to build Rwanda's first public library, and needs help. Outside the shop is a book collection box, so please feel free to add titles you think would benefit the cause. If you would like to donate financially to the cause, there is a collection box inside the shop or you can visit www.bibliosansfrontieres.org .

LIST HELP NEEDED: Jen Dick is SEEKING A RENTREE LIST BLOGGER I should mention that this is the last listing I plan on doing for awhile, as I am moving for a bit to Mulhouse. Therefore I hope to find someone or some people as a group who will keep this up while I am away. If you are a blogger and can easily deal with getting this list up, please do contact me by email and we can get you ready for the rentrée. Thanks! It has been a real gift to be of service to the Paris writing community, and I hope that the things here and elsewhere that I have been involved in will keep going and growing while I am in Alsace! Contact fragment78 (at) gmail.com if interested!