06 June 2014

writing publishing journal opportunities

The Frank Martin Review – a new, semi-annual, independent literary journal based out of Columbia, South Carolina – is currently accepting submissions of creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry for the print edition.

For detailed submission guidelines, please visit  

Contributing and Guest Bloggers:
The Frank Martin Review is also looking for contributing and guest bloggers for our website. We will consider interviews, book reviews, and essays on just about anything related to writing and today’s literary dialogue for publication on the website. For more information, please visit:

Cincinnati Review's 2014 Contest Now Open

The Cincinnati Review is now accepting entries for the 2014 Robert and Adele Schiff Awards in Poetry and Prose. One poem and one prose piece (fiction or creative nonfiction) will be chosen for publication in our 2015 prize issue, and the two winners will each receive $1,000.
The entry fee of $20 includes a year-long subscription, and submissions will be accepted from June 1st to July 15th. All entries will be considered for publication. Please submit up to 8 pages of poetry or one story/essay of up to 40 pages per entry. All entries should be submitted through our online submission manager here. For complete contest guidelines, please visitwww.cincinnatireview.com.

Hudson Whitman Press Call for High-Quality Nonfiction Manuscripts

Hudson Whitman Press submissions process is open and is actively acquiring high-quality nonfiction in select areas: health, military interests, alternative education, and business & technology. Hudson Whitman seeks commercially-viable nonfiction from emerging and seasoned writers.

Please look us over at 

StoryQuarterly Essay Contest

The First Annual  StoryQuarterly Essay Contest. The winner will receive $1000, the first runner-up $500, and the third $250. All three winners will be published in StoryQuarterly 48. Limit: Up to 6250 words, double-spaced. Judge: Maggie Nelson, author of Bluets, The Art of Cruelty, and the forthcoming The Argonauts. $15 USD per entry.  
Submission Deadline: August 1, 2014.  https://storyquarterly.camden.rutgers.edu/

White Stag Journal Call for Poetry and Prose/Flash

White Stag is a biannual journal containing unparalleled poetry and prose from well-known and new writers. We offer the literary community a uniquely distinct taste for dark comedy, phantasmagoric imagery, complete dishonesty, and love poems to die for (and yes, pun is intended and strongly encouraged). White Stag strives to publish only the deepest emotion, the rawest of images, and the most unique language and syntax.

Issue Two's theme is "Beyond The Taboo", where we will explore cultural and societal taboos and tap into those "otherworldly" traditions, rituals, and lifestyles that may be deemed unacceptable or strange to American culture.
Submit now!Deadline August 1st

25 April 2014

å montmartre

paris, as above, and bologna over spring break. no relaxation, all input - zoom zoom, all good.

08 March 2014

i've discovered i rather like dirty martinis

 which may explain why i haven't been writing much lately. that's a bit of a joke. but only a bit.  on the other hand, having a blog that more often comes up in arabic than english is no laughing matter. i can't actually get into my blog at my leisure. it seems to be up to google whether i get english or arabic. which leads me to believe i should invest more time in figuring out wordpress. not only do i prefer their politics and privacy, but i don't think i'll  encounter as many techno frustrations. 

25 November 2013

sorry, long time passing

this blog has been temporarily neglected due to staying up to date on the other blog and relocating to a new city and a new job. I apologize if you have come looking and seen the same old same.

meanwhile, a new issue with the blogger format has surfaced. i hear that pop up ads are appearing on the site. this is not okay and if i can't make it stop, i'll move the blog over to Wordpress - which means getting some initial help in setting it up as it seems a bit more challenging than this blogger site.

so, you've come all the way over here just to hear that there's not much happening. i do think of this page and the neglect should be remedied by early next year.

stay tuned if you have the patience. thanx.

29 May 2013

flash mob your book


18 May 2013

writing competitions for prose & poetry

Americana: The Institute for the Study of American Popular Culture invites you to submit poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction/memoir for PRIZE AMERICANA. 

We believe that creative writers create our future popular culture, record our history, and thus must be supported as they express the hopes, dreams, struggles, and challenges of their age.


Bloomsbury Publishing, Inc. will be launching a new digital fiction imprint called Bloomsbury Spark that will be targeted to teens and crossover adult readers. The imprint is due to launch later this year, and we are holding an open call for submissions. 


The Cincinnati Review will soon be accepting entries for the 2013 Robert and Adele Schiff Awards in Prose and Poetry. One poem and one prose piece (fiction or creative nonfiction) will be chosen for publication in our 2014 prize issue, and the two winners will each receive $1,000.