Friday, November 26, 2010

Two Hawks Quarterly

Two Hawks Quarterly is looking for submissions of both prose and poetry.

An online literary journal dedicated to exposing the world to prose and poetry that is challenging, edgy, or lyrical, Two Hawks Quarterly wants well-written, compelling works.  Submissions are currently being accepted in the following genres: fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, memoir, and cross-genre.

Submission guidelines can be viewed at

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Reviews of Christian Fiction

The Christian Fiction Reviews website is always looking for new reviews and new reviewers.  You can feel free to review any work of Christian fiction, or works of fiction that might be of special interest to Christian readers.  Have a look at the site for an idea of the type of work sought for review.  (And, feel free to add your review to books that have already been reviewed by other readers.)

If you have a book you’d like reviewed, you can send it over as well.  Contact details are available at the site, for both reviewers and writers seeking to have their work reviewed.

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

New Online Literary Journal

There’s a new journal to check out when you send your submissions.

Eunoia Review is looking for literary works containing “beautiful thought.”  They are accepting submissions for both poetry and fiction.  Response time is currently a month or less.  Have a look at the website for more details.

Do make sure, as always, to read carefully through the guidelines page.

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Back in the Swing of Things

After having been on something of an unofficial hiatus during the summer months, the online literary magazine Sloth Jockey is back into the swing of things, posting new work more regularly again.

There’s never been a better time to visit the Guidelines page and send your best work over.  Besides writings of all kinds, you are welcome to send photos, artwork, and/or music as well.

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Singapore Event Announcement

Date: 13 November 2010
Level 5 – Imagination Room, National Library Building
100 Victoria Street
Singapore, Singapore

What does it mean to create “Singapore literature” in the 21st century? How do local poets taking up the art today locate themselves in relation to their predecessors and to the larger world? Join four young poets–Grace Chua, Koh Xin Tian, Teng Qian Xi and Zhuang Yusa–as they tackle these and other vital questions while relating their thoughts to their own poetic practice.

The event, facilitated by Nicholas Liu, will include readings of poems by each of the writers, a panel discussion and a Q&A session. This session is organised as a collaboration between the National Library Board (under its Experience Singapore Literature program) and the National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS).

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Asia Writes

Asia Writes is a site that offers both an excellent resource and a great read.  You can find poetry and fiction by Asian (or “semi-Asian”) writers that is always great for browsing through. In addition, you can find announcements, job listings, and calls for submissions for writers living in the region.  It’s really a great site to visit, with loads of good information that is regularly updated.  Stop in and have a look — and be prepared to spend a while there.  It’s really worth the time.

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Up and Running

I’ve added a new section to my Poetry Coaching website, The Writer’s Workshop blog.  It has some market updates, like what you find here, but goes beyond by offering some insights, thoughts on the writing process, an occasional analysis of poetry or some aspect of poetry and/or writing, as well as guest posts from other writers I’ve worked with or am working with.

The blog is also available as a subscription for Kindle owners.  If you’d like to subscribe, you can visit Amazon for details.

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Experimenting with Poetic Forms

I recently reposted one of my articles, “The Threesome,” at HubPages.  Originally appearing in the May 2009 issue of Scifaikuest, the article introduces a new poetic form that incorporates Sudoku with poetry.  It’s a fun word-game (or word-puzzle) that can make for some interesting results.

You can have a look at the article posted there, and give it a try if you like the idea.  I’ll be happy to see any poems posted in the comments section there.  It would be nice to see other poets experiment with the form.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Writer’s Festival in India

6th. International Writers Festival-India
(4-5 December, 2010, Chennai-Tamilnadu-India)

4-5 December, 2010

Auditorium, Stella Maris College, 17, Cathedral Road, Chennai (Tamilnadu)-India.
Stella Maris College, 17, Cathedral Road, Chennai (Tamilnadu)-India is situated about 10 kilometer away from Bus Stand & Railway Station, Chennai. Chennai has an International Airport and is well connected with Railways also. Advance E-ticket reservation facility on Internet is available. Visit Indian Railways website: <> For domestic flights pl. visit:
India Inter-Continental Cultural Association (Regd,), Chandigarh.
Dept. of Hindi, Stella Maris College, Chennai & Tamilnadu Hindi Sahitya Academy, Chennai
Main theme of the Festival is Literature & World Peace with special focus on spreading the message of VASUDHAIVA KUTUMBAKAM (the whole world is one family), delivered in India thousands years ago and unparalleled in the history of mankind.

Suggestive Topics for Papers :
(i) Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam – The whole world is one family (ii) Literature & World Peace (iii) Contribution of Saintly-Poets for Universal Brotherhood (iv) Devotional Literature (v) Tradition of Oral Literature (vi) Dalit Literature (focusing Down-trodden) (vii) Experimental Literature (viii) Modern Literature (ix) Literary Crafts (x) Translations (xi) Internet & Literature (xii) Journalism & Literature (xiii) Poetry in Rhyme & Free verse. (xiii) Romani Language, Literature & Culture

Pl. present only abstract of the paper. Full text would be published in Kafla magazine later on.
English, & Hindi, However the participating poets can read poetry in any language of the world but he/she must provide us an English or Hindi translation of the same.


4 December 2010 : Opening at 11.00 AM (four sessions till evening)

5 December 2010 : Starting first session at 11.00 A.M. (Closing at 7.00 P.M.)

(On both days there would be presentation of abstract of papers, discussions, poetry-reading, cultural programmes etc. etc.

Registration Fee (Deadline 30 October, 2010) Pay 50% extra after this date

For participants from India : Rs. 500 (Five Hundred only)

Includes lunch, Tea & Refreshments on 4 & 5 December 2010 + Festival Folder, stationery etc.

No Registration Fee for participants from abroad.

Accomodation (Hotels) Applicable to all

All types of Hotel rooms are available in Chennai starting from Rs. 500 onwards. For reservation of Hotel room (single/twin sharing) please send your requirements to Dr. Madhu Dhawan, Secretary, Tamilnadu Hindi Sahitya Academy, Chennai (Ph. 93810-49020) , immediately along with advance funds for at least one day.

The Registration Form is available at

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

James Merrill House Writer-in-Residence

Attention Writers:

How would you like an invitation  to work in James Merrill’s Stonington, CT apartment?

• Living quarters rent-free for 4.5-months or 9-months at a time

•  Stipend offered

• Application deadline for 2011-2012 is January 15, 2011.

• Visit for more information.

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