Call for Submissions: Michigan Quarterly Review Special Issue on Iran

The issue to be guest-edited by Kathryn Babyan, Associate Professor of Iranian History and Culture at the University of Michigan, “seeks to present a collective of voices and reflections born in the shadow of revolution. We especially encourage translations from Persian, Kurdish, Armenian, and Azeri languages spoken in Iran.”

Here’s the link to the journal’s submissions page. Work will be accepted through 30 June 2018.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

Call for Submissions: ARCHITECTURE AND THE CITY, SAN FRANCISCO Sept. 1 – 30, 2017

AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design present the 14th Annual Architecture and the City Festival, featuring community workshops, design challenges, educational lectures, tours, films, special events, and an exhibition. The month-long celebration provides opportunities for participants to engage with the local architecture community and experience design in a myriad of ways throughout the city.

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Entering the City on 101 North

Programs must address some of our most pressing urban issues, demonstrate innovation in working toward a more sustainable future, and explore how progressive design and creative problem solving improve our quality of life in the Bay Area.

FESTIVAL THEME: SECRET CITY

Questions? Contact Jaime Wong, Program Manager, at jwong@aiasf.org or 415.874.2632.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

Call for Documentary Submissions: KQED ROUGH CUTS

Deadline: Wednesday, April 26

If you are editing a documentary that is over 40 minutes long and are seeking feedback, we encourage you to submit.

Principal photography should have been completed.

To submit your cut electronically, via Vimeo Plus or an equivalent video-sharing site, please fill out the on-line application.

To submit via mail, please contact Chris Holbrook at chrismholbrook@gmail.com

We will send you an application and an address where you can send your DVDs. (you will need to send three DVD copies, which must arrive by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 26th)

There is a $25 submission fee.

Filmmakers who are selected for Rough Cuts are eligible for Fine Cuts and Assembly.

Stay tuned.

Phoebe Journal: Annual Spring Contest

Contest Deadline:  March 19, 2017

Prize:  $400 and publication in Phoebe 46.2 (online issue)

Entry Fee:  $9

Poetry submission: 3 to 5 poems per submission, up to a maximum of 10 pages

Prose submission: 1 piece per submission, maximum 5,000 words

Here’s the link to their submission page.

Fiction Judge is Patricia Park.

Poetry Judge is Monica Youn.

Nonfiction Judge is Elena Passarello.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

Women and the Global Imagination: Last Day to Submit

This is your last chance to submit to a poetry portfolio guest-edited by Alicia Ostriker that will be featured in Prairie Schooner’s Winter 2014. The portfolio will deal with the theme of Women and the Global Imagination. Submissions close May 15th. Send up to five pages of unpublished poetry to schooner.special.subs@gmail.com if you’d like your work to be considered. Once you’ve submitted, head on over to the Prairie Schooner archives to read “Normal Light,” an Ostriker poem published in the Winter 2003 issue of Prairie Schooner.

Which reminds self that one of the poets at the Tyrone Guthrie Center had said Philip Larkin was one of her favorite poets, and he has a poem about Toads.

Self googled, and here it is, dear blog readers:

TOADS

by Philip Larkin

Why should I let the work
Squat on my life?
Can’t I use my wit as a pitchfork
And drive the brute off?

Six days of the week it toils
With its sickening poison —
Just for paying a few bills!
That’s out of proportion.

Lots of folk live on their wits:
Lecturers, lispers,
Losers, loblolly men, louts —
They don’t end as paupers;

Lots of folk live up lanes
With fires in a bucket,
Eat windfalls and tinned sardines —
They seem to like it.

Their nippers have got bare feet,
Their unspeakable wives
Are skinny as whippets — and yet
No one actually_starves_.
Ah, were I courageous enough
To shout, Stuff your pension!
But I know, all too well, that’s the stuff
That dreams are made on:

For something officially toad-like
Squats in me, too;
Its hunkers are heavy as hard luck,
And cold as snow,

And will never allow me to blarney
My way of getting
The fame and the girl and the money
All at one sitting.

I don’t say, one bodies the other.
One’s spiritual truth;
But I do say it’s hard to lose either,
When you have both.

Stay tuned.

EATING CULTURES Call for Submissions/Bellingham Review’s Annual Contest

The EATING CULTURES submission deadline is coming up very soon (this Sunday, Mar. 9!); self only found out about it today, via an e-mail from Karen Llagas. Thanks much, Karen!

The Asian American Women Writers Association (aawaa.net) is accepting submissions for a multidisciplinary arts exhibition exploring Asian Pacific American (APA) food and foodways (See deadline above)

Artists are invited to submit works that examine the idea, literally and metaphorically, of food and feeding (or the lack thereof) in creating and negotiating personal, gender and cultural representations in both the APA community and U.S. mainstream culture.

Eligibility:  Artists working in literary and visual arts, film & video, sculpture, installation and multimedia arts of Asian Pacific American descent

Venue:  SOMArts Cultural Center, Main Gallery, San Francisco

Juror:  Dr. Margo L. Machida, Professor of Art History and Asian American Studies at University of Connecticut

For more information, e-mail:  exhibitions.aawaa@gmail.com or call:  (212) 433-0229

The deadline for Bellingham Review’s Annual Literary Contest is approaching:  BEFORE Mar. 15, 2014.  Here’s some additional information:

Three $1,000 prizes and publication in Bellingham Review are awarded for works of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.  Finalists will be considered for publication.  The 49th Parallel Poetry Award is given for poetry; Kathleen Flenniken will judge.  The Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction is given for a short story; Shawn Wong will judge.  The Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction is given for an essay; Joy Castro will judge.  Before Mar. 15, 2014, submit prose up to 6,000 words or up to three poems with a $20 entry fee ($10 for each additional entry); this includes a subscription.  Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

Going Live This Week at EUNOIA REVIEW: Two Short Shorts

Self has been reading Eunoia Review for several years now.

She loves the writing.  They publish poetry (beautiful poetry) and a kind of prose self considers “TransGenre.” Fits right up her alley.  Ever since self heard the word “TransGenre,” a few years back (Hotel Amerika featured her piece “Ghosts” in their TransGenre issue, and gave a name to the kind of short short stuff self had just begun writing), she loves the word.  TransGenre: not sure if you need to capitalize the “G.”

Which reminds her:  She has to look and see if Hotel Amerika is at the AWP Book Fair!

She didn’t know anything about the editor, Ian Chung, until he sent her a message yesterday, saying the two pieces he’d accepted for the review were going live this week.

That’s when she decided to google him and found out that he edits the review from Singapore!

She wants to make sure she puts this announcement in before heading to the craziness of the AWP annual conference, this year being held in Seattle.

Self’s head is about to explode.  She got a message from PANK late last night, and then just remembered she hadn’t yet submitted her signed author contract to Philippine Speculative Fiction vol. 9, and it’s due Mar. 1.

Panic attack!  Nice panic attack, though.

This morning, she decided that the best thing for her to calm down would be to take a yoga class, and lo and behold, she got to Peacebank in downtown Redwood City, five minutes early, but after she checked in, there was no space.  Wall to wall yoga mats, and no one wanted to budge even a few inches to give her a chance to squeeze in.  Stone-faced, all!

The two people manning the check-in desk looked so impatient when self said there was no space.  They said, maybe you can ask someone to move?  Are you kidding?  Did you see the grim-faced visage of everyone in the class when they saw self stumble in, clue-less and panting? 

Which meant:  good-by, yoga class!  Au revoir!  Till we meet again!  Whenever or wherever!

In the meantime, self almost forgot:  the link to Eunoia Review!

Here it is, dear blog readers.  Enjoy.

VERSES TYPHOON YOLANDA (HAIYAN): Call for Submissions

Deadline:  Nov. 23, 2013

Eileen Tabios is putting together an anthology whose proceeds will go to victims of Typhoon Yolanda — also referred to as Typhoon Haiyan in the US (Self knows, why two different names for the same typhoon? Alas, self cannot provide an answer)  Please submit 1- 3 poems by the deadline date above to:

MeritagePress@aol.com

Poems must be in English or, if in Tagalog or another Filipino dialect, must be accompanied by an English translation.

Send poems that, in your view, relate to Yolanda —  whether it’s something you felt compelled to write as a result of the disaster and coverage thereof, or of issues related to Yolanda such as climate change, or of lessons that can be gleaned, or of hopes for improving the ways to survive or respond to such disasters in the future, or your “Beloved Philippines or Filipino” poems . . .  and so on.  Poems need not be new as long as you feel they are relevant in some way to Yolanda and her lessons and other aftermaths.

More information can be found on Eileen’s blog, The Blind Chatelaine’s Keys.

Stay tuned.

FREE WomenArts Webinair: “Creating a Culture of Possibility”

“Creating a Culture of Possibility” is a free webinar taught by visionary arts activist Arlene Goldbard.

When:  Tuesday, 3 December 2013, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PST

Register soon:  Attendance is limited to 20 people.

About the webinar:  Many women artists are interested in working on social justice issues.  We understand the power of the arts, but it can be so frustrating to get other activists to see it!  Arlene Goldbard’s workshop is designed to help women artists bridge this gap.  It will give you new ways to think and talk about your work that can help you forge partnerships with other activists.  Here is the link to the registration page.

More about Arlene Goldbard:  She is a writer who has distilled deep thinking about arts and social change into two beautiful books:  The Wave and The Culture of Possibility:  Art, Artists and the Future.

Ginosko Flash Fiction Contest

Announcing the Ginosko Flash Fiction Contest!

$5 entry fee, $250 Award

Deadline:  March 1, 2014

Submit up to 2 pieces, 800 words maximum each piece.

Awarded work will be published in Ginosko Literary Journal

Contest Guidelines:

  • Submit work, along with a brief bio and optional cover letter to GinoskoContest@gmail.com
  • Attachments must be in .wps, .doc, .rtf, or .pdf form, otherwise they will not be considered.
  • This is not a “blind” competition:  Last name must be on every page of the submission(s).

Submissions can also be sent by mail.  For more complete guidelines, please go to the Ginosko website.

Stay tuned.

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