Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Submission Call: Angel With Broken Wings Anthology

Angels With Broken Wings
Submissions Still Open for ANGELS WITH BROKEN WINGS Anthology:

Please Note: That we are looking for all stories, poems, quotes, expressions and art including those that come from but not limited to Death Row inmates and Wrongfully Convicted Inmates. Hopefully the stories published in the book will assist in obtaining retrials and overturning wrongful convictions.


Submission Guidelines Scope:

Angels With Broken Wings is an anthology of creative art, including poetry, Haiku, short stories, letters, quotes and art work written or drawn by current and former inmates. The editors of this book welcome any and all across the country and around the world to submit original material (poetry, prose, artwork, photographs, etc.) for consideration.

We will equally consider material on any topic, in any form and according to how you wish to represent yourself. We want to put together the type of book that shows our full creative sides. Whether the material you send is specifically related to prison, your experiences or the direct actions which have led to your incarceration, it is your creativity we intend to expose.

Poetry, short stories,letters, interviews, artwork, and photography should be sent by email to:


Material should also be submitted with signed submission form by mail to:

Angels With Broken Wings
P.O. Box 984
Seaford, DE 19973


The creator of any material that is accepted into the anthology will receive a small honorarium. Each author will also receive two copies of Angels With Broken Wings with his/her submission included. All authors and artist will retain ownership and copyrights over their material. Please be advised that we will shy away from that which has already been published. If your material is accepted, payment can be made out to whomever the contributor assigns. We are not interested in violating your right to privacy. Use of work that was done or created by others without permission is a violation of copyright laws.

For further details please review the following links:



A special thanks to Bruce George for circulating this information.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The 21st Annual Independent & Small Press Book Fair: December 6 & 7

The 21st Annual Independent & Small Press Book Fair: December 6 & 7
The next Independent and Small Press Book Fair will be held in midtown Manhattan on a prime weekend, December 6 and 7, to help increase revenue and exposure for independent publishers and small presses. Last year's Fair drew over 3,000 visitors. With a large selection of books and magazines on all subjects, the Book Fair is a lively and cost-effective way to sell your books and promote your press. Exhibitor space is limited, resulting most years in a sell-out of tables. Don't miss the opportunity to come together for this significant event!

December 6th from 10am to 6pm

December 7th from 11am to 5pm

We are pleased to offer paid-up NYCIP members a 20% discount. Publishers who wish to share a table can arrange a share with another press (except in the Library) or have this arranged by the NYCIP. For publishers who cannot be here in person, a discount also applies to displaying titles in the Cooperative Exhibition Room. Registering now will secure your ideal location! If you would like space in either the Library or Balcony, we urge you to sign up as soon as possible. The Fair is held at the New York Center for Independent Publishing in the landmark building of the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen in midtown Manhattan.

General Information
The Independent and Small Press Book Fair is free and open to the public, although a $1 donation is encour- aged. By holding the Fair on a prime weekend, in midtown Manhattan, the New York Center for Independent Publishing intends to encourage optimum sales and exposure for independent publishers and small presses. The Fair is an excellent, cost-effective opportunity to sell and promote your press, as well as meet other industry contacts. In addition, the Book Fair will present live book craft events, readings, a whole range of literary and book-related programs, a literary cafe and much more.

Complete information on participation in the Book Fair, accommodation suggestions, shipping of materials, publicity, events, and readings will be sent when applications are processed.

Advertising and Promotion
The Book Fair advertising and promotional campaign includes print advertising and publicity, street banners, full-sized posters, postcards, and handbills; more than 20,000 promotional pieces will be distributed throughout metropolitan New York.

Exhibitors will also receive a supply of promotional materials, enabling them to invite friends and customers to their booths and to place publicity in appropriate outlets. In addition, the Book Fair will be promoted widely in both the local and national media.

In the past, visiting members of the media and trade have included: The Village Voice, Kirkus Reviews, Independent Publisher, Library Journal, The New York Times, Foreword, Publishers Weekly, New York Press, Time Out New York,The New York Sun, as well as representatives of the larger publishing houses, bookstore chains, independent bookstores, distributors, wholesalers, and literary agents.

Sponsors of past Fairs have included: The Onion, The Brooklyn Rail, Book Expo, The Nation, Publishers Weekly, The New York Review of Books, Ingram, Bomb, The New York Observer, Chelsea Now, The Villager, Mediabistro.com, Rodale, and PGW.

Cooperative Exhibit Room
Publishers unable to attend the Fair in person may be represented by displaying books for sale in the Book Fair's Cooperative Exhibit Room. Two copies of each title may be sent. Titles are shown face-out, with a total of 50 pieces of printed flyers, order forms, or catalogs which may accompany the book(s). Staff members will oversee the Cooperative Exhibit Room. Sales are by check only, made out to the publisher, and will be mailed when the Fair has concluded. Co-op books are not returned, but are used for Center fundraising events. Please send books for the Cooperative Exhibit Room when notified by the NYCIP.

The Book Fair is open to all presses that have published at least one book. It is not necessary to be an NYCIP member to participate. However, paid-up publisher members of the NYCIP are granted a 20% discount on exhibitor space. The NYCIP prohibits participation of publishers who engage in "vanity" publishing (in which the publisher charges the author at full cost of production and sells the books back to the author).

Cancellation Policy
No refunds will be issued after November 1, 2008. A $50 administrative fee for refunds will be deducted to cover processing fees. All requests for refunds must be received in writing, via mail or fax and addressed to: Karin Taylor, Executive Director, New York Center for Independent Publishing, 20 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036. Fax: 212-840-2046.

Should any event arise prior to the Book Fair that would prevent its scheduled opening, such as a strike or Act of God, etc., it is expressly understood and agreed that the NYCIP may reschedule the event. Regardless of the reason for cancellation or postponement of the Book Fair, the NYCIP will not be liable for any loss resulting therefrom.

The New York Center for Independent Publishing
20 West Forty-Fourth Street
New York, NY 10036
212.764.7021 (phone)
212.840.2046 (fax)

Monday, November 17, 2008

2009 New York Book Show: Call for Entries Nov 17-19


Sponsored by the

Bookbinders' Guild of New York


The New York Book Show Committee invites you to enter your publications in the 23rd Annual New York Book Show, sponsored by the Bookbinders' Guild of New York. Through this annual award show, the Guild encourages, recognizes, honors, and celebrates excellence in book production and design.

Each participant is required to complete a 2009 ENTRY FORM for each item to be submitted for judging via this website. (http://www.nybookshow.org/)

REVIEW ALL PAGES ON THIS WEBSITE AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS. (http://www.nybookshow.org/2009howtoenter.html)

QUESTIONS MAY BE SENT TO: nybookshow@nybookshow.org

The 2009 ENTRY FORM(S) can be completed and submitted any time prior to the arrival of the package containing your title/jacket/cover at Random House on the deadline dates of November 17, 18 and 19, 2008.


You may enter either as a book or book series or cover/jacket or cover/jacket series. All book entries will be judged for both interior and exterior and component quality. (Remember: You must enclose TWO printouts of EACH of the AUTOMATIC E-MAIL RESPONSES showing your completed 2009 ENTRY FORM with each book or book series or cover/jacket or cover/jacket series entry. )



Publication Dates
Entries must have been published between January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008.


A book of thirty-two pages or more may be bound in either hard or soft cover. Publications fewer than thirty-two pages must be hardcover and thus distinguishable from a booklet.

Books in a Series

Books must be published as a series, identical in design and manufacture. For ELHI texts, select one student edition per grade, one teacher edition from one grade, and one piece of ancillary material.

To ensure that entries are evaluated with the appropriate criteria in mind, categories have been established to recognize the intended use of the book, as well as the demands, constraints, challenges, and opportunities that exist in each category.

All books, covers, and jackets are entered in ONLY ONE of the SIX categories. Please read the CATEGORIES descriptions and submit your entries accordingly USING THE APPROPRIATE CORRESPONDING CATEGORY NUMBER AND SUBCATEGORY LETTER ON THE INTERNET ENTRY FORM. Please note that entries are subject to the judges' final discretion--if they decide a book would be better served in a category other than that originally entered, it is in their purview to move it.


DATE: March 24, 2009 TIME: 5:30-9:00 PM

LOCATION OF THE SHOW: The Grand Ballroom at The Manhattan Center, 34th Street and 8th Avenue, New York, NY

DISPLAY OF WINNING ENTRIES: Award recipients may be asked to send a clean copy of their winning entry for display at the New York Book Show. You are urged to keep one extra copy(ies) of your entry(ies) for this purpose.

CATALOGUE: Winning covers/jackets/text spreads will be pictured in the catalogue. The entrant acknowledges the right of the New York Book Show Committee to use these scans in its catalogue or release them to other publications reporting on the New York Book Show or the New York Bookbinders' Guild activities. Catalogues will be available at the show.
ADMISSION: Attendance at the show is by prepaid ticket, the price of which includes an open bar and hors d'oeuvres.. All winning books and covers/jackets will be put on display. Invitations to the show, with ticket ordering instructions, will be sent approximately five weeks prior.

FUTURE BOOK SHOWS: All of the New York Book Show Committee members serve on a volunteer basis. If you are interested in serving on a committee or would like to be a judge for the New York Book Show, please contact:

Adriana Coada 646-307-5330

John Sinclair 734-395-3361

Saturday, November 15, 2008

New from Guernica: Desi Di Nardo's The Plural of Some Things

THE PLURAL OF SOME THINGS by Desi Di Nardo (Guernica, December 2008) THE PLURAL OF SOME THINGS

Desi Di Nardo
(Guernica Editions, December 1, 2008)
ISBN: 9781550712964
Trade Paperback, 75 pp.
List Price: $15

To purchase The Plural of Some Things: click here

Please join Ms. Di Nardo at her book launch December 7th at Bar Italia. She will be reading between 2 - 4 p.m. (Scroll Down for more details.)

The Plural of Some Things illuminates the subtle and poignant flashes of experience which shape the way we evolve and flourish and from time to time digress as human beings. Written with a probingly sensitive eye and a profound fervour for the natural world, The Plural of Some Things invites the reader to journey towards those encumbered truths embedded deep in the heart’s home.

Desi Di Nardo's energetic and exquisite poetry is already a major force, and a distinctive universal voice.
--Sheema Kalbasi

If one is seeking poetry that is fresh and insightful, this little book of gems will not disappoint. Desi Di Nardo’s poems impress instantly. Each one offers a transforming look at a facet of seemingly ordinary experience. Desi is one of my favourite poets writing in Canada today.
--Denis Deneau

How refreshing to find a writer so unabashedly poetic as Desi Di Nardo. In a world of politicized screeching and lament, one is reminded of Pablo Neruda's definition of art as that which "gives people hope”. By that definition Di Nardo stands head and shoulders above the mob of academic sirens and macho wailers. A poetry to be thankful for.
--Pier Giorgio Di Cicco

Desi Di Nardo

Desi Di Nardo is a poet and author in Toronto, Canada whose work has been published in numerous North American and international journals. Her poetry has been performed in Canada's National Arts Centre, featured in Poetry on the Way on Toronto’s transit system, selected by the Parliamentary Poet Laureate, and displayed in the Official Residences of Canada. Desi's poems have also been presented in schools across the country, translated into foreign languages, and printed on Starbucks cups. Visit http://www.desidinardo.com/

To purchase The Plural of Some Things: click here

Please join Ms. Di Nardo at her book launch December 7th at Bar Italia. She will be reading between 2 - 4 p.m.

Bar Italia
582 College Street
Toronto, Ontario
M6G 1B3

Danse Macabre Announces Christmas Issue Contest

Danse Macabre
announces its first
prix d’écriture de Noël
in coloratura poetry & short fiction.
Deadline: December 10th, 2008

Winners in each category will receive

* pride-of-placement publication in Danse Macabre XXI
* two specially-selected multimedia collections for your stocking stuffer (or re-gifting) needs

Online submissions only, as pasted text into e-mails addressed dansemacabreonline@yahoo.com.
Winners will be notified via e-mail prior to DM XXI release.
There is no entry fee.

Bonne chance et bonnes fêtes!


Adam Henry Carrière
éditeur, Danse Macabre
le premier magasin littéraire en ligne au Nevada

Danse Macabre
Copyright (c.) 2006/8 by Adam Henry Carriere / Volksrundfunk Productions Gmbh.
All Rights Reserved.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Levis Reading Prize: No Entry Fee - Deadline 2/1/2009


The Department of English at Virginia Commonwealth University is
pleased to announce its call for submissions for the 12th Annual
Levis Reading Prize., VCU's annual award to the best first or second
book of poetry published in the calendar year. As in years past,
there is no entry fee. Interested publishers/authors should follow
these simple guidelines:

• Entries may be submitted by either author or publisher, and must
include a copy of the book (48 pages or more), a cover letter, and a
brief biography of the author including previous publications.
(Entries from vanity presses are not eligible.) The book must have
been published in the calendar year 2008. Entrants wishing
acknowledgment of receipt must include a self-addressed stamped

• Entries must be received by February 1, 2009. Materials received
after that date will be returned unopened. Because we cannot
guarantee their return, all entries will become the property of the
VCU Department of English.

• Send all materials to: Levis Reading Prize, VCU Department of
English, P.O. Box 842005, Richmond, VA 23284-2005

Judges will come from faculty of the VCU Department of English and the VCU MFA Program in Creative Writing. The winner will receive an honorarium of $1000 and will be invited, expenses paid, to Richmond to present a public reading in September 2009. In memory of Larry Levis, the distinguished poet and teacher who was our colleague until his untimely death in 1996, VCU aims to encourage poets early in their careers by sponsoring an annual award for the best first or second book of poetry. The 2008 Prize was awarded to Matthew Donovan for his collection Vellum, published by Mariner Books. Previous prizes have gone to Joshua Weiner his collection From the Book of Giants , Ron Slate for The Incentive of the Maggot, Spencer Reece for The Clerk's Tale, David Daniel for Seven-Star Bird, Susan Aizenberg for Muse, Steve Scafidi for Sparks from a Nine-Pound Hammer, Nick Flynn for Some Ether, Joel Brouwer for Exactly What Happened, Sandra Alcosser for Except by Nature, and Belle Waring for
Dark Blonde

For further information, call 804.828.1329 or e-mail tndidato@vcu.edu

Scapegoat: New Literary Journal Seeks Submissions - Deadline 12/10/2008

New Literary Journal Seeking Submissions
Deadline 12/10/2008

Hey all you fine looking writers,

I'm soliciting submissions for a great new journal, Scapegoat. We're looking for poetry, flash fiction and non-fiction. I am one of the poetry editors.

Here's a bit about it:

Scapegoat is dedicated to publishing work that is original and thought-provoking. We aim to gather pieces that actively engage with the audience -- they may be puzzling, surreal, or absurd, but they always express an interest in communication. We are not seeking dry or academic exercises in wit or intellect; rather work that resonates with sincere (even if ironically observed) emotion.

And here's the submission page:


You'll have to upload as doc or rtf. Put the cover page with bio inside the doc, and use your last name, the genre of the work, and the date as the name of the document; submissions close December 10.


Christine Hamm


Erika Lutzner

Poetry Editors:
Erika Lutzner
Christine Hamm

Fiction/Non-fiction Editor:
Kate Hall

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

First Chapbook by Puma Perl from Erbacce-Press

Belinda and her Friends


belinda’s long slow features make young men burn
raised on concrete, they imagine holding her in
country hammocks
pushing her on swings
corner boys invite her to the movies, they take her hand
tall boys with hurt eyes follow her, ask to walk her home

tito’s mother left him in a shelter when he was three bobby’s
parents died of the same rotten disease
angel’s uncles took him in the back room
all the tough boys wear pain behind wary eyes

belinda lazily
allows their attentions in her hard-hearted way
she barely remembers her childhood
there was a kitchen chair, she’d stand on it to reach the stove
her baby sister held it steady so wouldn’t fall off while she cooked
two little girls alone in a tenement room
filled with fire escape dreams

belinda lives six flights up, she lives in heaven
she painted stars on the ceiling, suns on the wall
there are locks on every window and door
keys are her diamonds, encircling her thin caramel wrists…

Puma Perl

"This chapbook, the first by Puma Perl, is an exceptionally real depiction of life in a part of New York in the last millennium, where heroin or alcohol abuse is an integral part of life, where life is cold but full of a transient warmth, where hearts are larger than you might expect...Puma Perl is an extraordinary poet, she captures a feel and sense of place exquisitely." —David McLean

5 Farrell Close
L31 1BU

For more about the author and her book:

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Ekphrastic Poetry Contest Deadline: December 31, 2008

Poetica Magazine
Reflections of Jewish Thought


Poetry Contest

Exploring the Visual Arts with a Poet's Eye

No Fee

Number of entries are limited to one per poet

Deadline December 31, 2008

Judge: Steven Shankman
Please submit by email poeticamag@aol.com

Elegy III
by Samuel Bak

1997 - oil on canvas - 47 ½ x 51 ½" - BK545

Image Courtesy of Pucker Gallery

to learn about the artist - please visit him

Poetica Magazine
P.O. Box 11014
Norfolk, VA 23517


New Book of Jewish Poetry

In the Shadow of a Burning Bush
Poems on Exodus
by Yakov Azriel
(Time Being Books, 2008)
ISBN 9781568091228
Paperback, 115 pages
Receive a 20% discount by using the coupon code SALE

Drawing on his extensive knowledge of the Torah and the rabbinic texts, Yakov Azriel retells the story of Moses and the Exodus in a series of inspired poems. Like the authors of the Midrash, he reads between the lines and intuits the untold parts of the story. So too does he link many aspects of the biblical account with later episodes in Jewish history, such as the Holocaust. Azriel writes with the kind of authority rarely found among modern poets, with strong echoes of Hayim Nachman Bialik, whose biblical poems have themselves become sacred texts.

Howard Schwartz, author of Tree of Souls: The Mythology of Judaism

Yakov Azriel has followed his splendid poetic commentary on Genesis, Threads from a Coat of Many Colors, with an even more powerful commentary on Exodus. In the Shadow of a Burning Bush is simultaneously a retelling of the Exodus story, a reliving of Jewish history, and an expression of contemporary Jewish experience. Mr. Azriel approaches these themes with a mastery of poetic forms — from sonnet to free verse — and a brilliant visual and auditory imagination. This is truly high art in the service of faith; the poems seem destined to be read at the Passover seder or at the Sabbath table. As a term of comparison, the Arthur Szyk Haggadah comes to mind; each represents both a significant artistic achievement and an affirmation of the Jewish present.

Esther Cameron, editor of the Deronda Review and author of Rim of Gold

In the Shadow of a Burning Bush is Yakov Azriel's second collection of verse, a series of powerful meditations on key passages in the book of Exodus which are frequently linked to Jewish historical experience, often with the Shoah as it's prefigured in Pharaoh, and always with a freshness and insight un-embittered by the pain often present in the subject matter. This is poetry as a prayerful bridge across time and space, a kind of contemporary midrash. It's a refusal to allow history to hinder the voice of contemporary spiritual experience and poetry as participation in ancient events as present meaning.

Albert Radcliffe, Canon Emeritus of Manchester Cathedral, England, and organizer of its Annual Interfaith Religious Poetry Competition

Yakov Azriel's new volume takes the genre of midrashic poetry to the next level. These well-crafted poems are filled with tenderness and nuance; weaving modern sensibility and ancient narrative, this luminous book encourages us to see the Bible with new eyes.

Amy Gottlieb, editorial director of Aviv Press

In the Shadow of a Burning Bush is Yakov Azriel's new haggadah for Israel and a record of his wrestling match with Jewish history, his conflicted love for the God who set that history in motion, and the joy and pain he feels when he thinks of the country that has been his home for nearly forty years. By using the Exodus narrative as the central motif in his extended series of elegant and technically brilliant poems, the poet is able to link biblical and modern Israel with the fate of Jews during the Holocaust. His complaint is that the One God who spoke to Moses and showed him the way to lead his people out of slavery in ancient Egypt remained silent during the Shoah and remains silent still, in the face of contemporary threats to the existence of his nation. Yakov Azriel writes with the clarity, love, and fierceness of the Hebrew prophets and, on the eve of Israel's 60th birthday, all of us should listen.

Charles Adés Fishman, author, Chopin's Piano, Country of Memory, The Death Mazurka, and other books, and editor of Blood to Remember: American Poets on the Holocaust

Once again Yakov Azriel has reached deep to discover new ways of reading ancient texts. From “The Tree of Israel,” which waits for spring at the mercy of the Amalekian woodcutter, to a powerful imagining of Egyptian slavery in “The Angel of Death Does Not Pass over Us,” Azriel's In the Shadow of a Burning Bush brings new images and insights into the book of Exodus. This collection is meant to be read and savored, and its multiple poems on the four questions, the plagues, and the four sons (and four daughters), will find a ready audience at the Passover Seder.

Rabbi Gilah Langner, coeditor of Kerem: Creative Explorations in Judaism

In the Shadow of a Burning Bush combines formal experimentation with midrashic imagination. Like many writers today, Yakov Azriel revisits the words, and more interestingly, the gaps, in Biblical narrative to touch on Jewish and universal themes. The result is a voice at times prophetic, sometimes conversational, other times almost liturgical.

Jay Michaelson, author of Another Word for Sky: Poems

Again, as he did for the book of Genesis, Yakov Azriel writes his own poetic midrash on the book of Exodus. As he follows Israel's journey from slavery to freedom, he seamlessly interweaves images from the Bible with images from modern Jewish history, particularly that of the Holocaust. He moves on to visions of redemption, drawing from the Biblical Prophets, from Chassidic sources and from deep within his own soul. Yakov Azriel has created a book that can immeasurably enhance classroom discussion, sermonic presentations, and which can guide each one of us as we attempt to find personal meaning in the words of the Bible. Through the poems of Yakov Azriel, we get a glimpse of how we can view our own struggles through the medium of the Biblical narrative.

Rabbi Reuben Landman, Congregation Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim, Silver Spring, Maryland

Yakov Azriel looks at the world differently than most of us and that is why he discovers pearls of insight that escape us. And yet, we, too, can see those pearls because of his great gift: Azriel has the ability to paint pictures with his words of what his eyes see and his mind intuits. How fortunate we are to be allowed into his head.

Rabbi Shammai Engelmayer, editor of Judaism: A Journal of Jewish Life & Thought

Yakov Azriel has gifted us with a most heartfelt and soul stirring commentary on the Bible in his masterful work In the Shadow of a Burning Bush. I truly believe that it should be read by all as an important commentary to the Bible.

Shlomo Riskin, Chief Rabbi of Efrat, Israel, and Chancellor of Ohr Torah Stone Institutions


Yakov Azriel was born in New York, in 1950, as Gerald Rosenkrantz. After receiving his B.A. in English literature, summa cum laude, at Brooklyn College, in 1971, he moved to Israel, where he changed his name to Yakov Azriel. He studied at the Mercaz HaRav Kook Yeshiva, in Jerusalem, and the Har-Etzion Yeshiva, in Alon-Shvut, Israel, and later completed an M.A., with distinction, and a doctorate in Judaica, concentrating on the stories of Rabbi Nachman of Braslav.

His first book of poems, Threads from a Coat of Many Colors: Poems on Genesis, was published by Time Being Books, in 2005. This book was a candidate for several awards, including the National Jewish Book Award, in the U.S., and the President's Prize for Literature (awarded by the President of Israel), which is one of Israel's most prestigious literary awards.

Over ninety of his poems on Biblical and Jewish themes have been published in journals in the U.S., the U.K., and Israel since he began submitting poems, in 2000. His poems have won twelve prizes in international competitions, including First Place in the 2004 Miriam Lindberg Poetry for Peace Prize, Honorable Mention in the 2004 Annual Poetry Contest sponsored by Poetica magazine, Fourth Place in the 2004 Fifteenth Reuben Rose International Poetry Competition, Semifinalist in the 2005 Pablo Neruda Prize in Poetry Competition sponsored by Nimrod magazine, Finalist in the 2006 International Poetry Competition sponsored by Binnacle magazine, Honorable Mention in the 2006 poetry contest sponsored by Inspirit magazine, and Second Place in the 2006 Dancing Galliard Sonnet Contest. In addition, Azriel was awarded a fellowship from the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, in 2004-2005, for his poetry.

Time Being Books
10411 Clayton Road, Suites 201–203
St. Louis, MO 63131
314-432-1771 (phone)
314-432-7939 (fax)

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888-301-9121 (fax)


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Toronoto Quarterly - Issue One is Out

The Toronoto Quarterly - Issue One is Out

October 5, 2008

Today, I'm pleased to announce that issue one is now available through lulu.com. You can order a copy by simply clicking on the link:


I want to thank Melanie Pierluigi for helping me get through the many poetry submissions we received. I also want to thank everyone who submitted their work and I hope you will do so again in the future.

We are currently taking submissions for issue two, so e-mail your work to:


Enjoy the issue everyone!

Darryl Salach

I have a LOVE of poetry, the kind that punches you in the gut, and leaves a mark, sometimes even a dandy scar, a black eye that you can tell your friends about is some dingy bar in the bad seedy part of town over many draught beers and tequila shots.—Darryl Salach

Submission Guidlines:

Send us 4-5 poems with a brief biography.

Send us 1-2 short stories (500-2500 words) with a brief biography.

Send up photographs, artwork and painting with a brief biography.

Send us your books and cd's and we will consider reviewing them.

Send us 5 to 10 photographs if interested in being a TTQ pinup girl with a brief biography and include photographers copyright.

Send all submissions via e-mail to: thetorontoquarterly@hotmail.com

Note: Please mail your books and cd's to:

The Toronto Quarterly
1665 Bloor Street East Suite 103
Mississauga, Ontario
L4X 1S4

Sneak Preview from PWP: HEAVENLY BODIES Poems by Richard Marx Weinraub

HEAVENLY BODIES Poems by Richard Marx Weinraub (Poet Wear Prada, November 2008)

Poems by Richard Marx Weinraub
Illustrations by Roxanne Hoffman
(Poets Wear Prada, November 2008)
ISBN 978-0-9817678-4-0
(soft cover/19 pp.)
$10.00 (+ $1.50 S&H)

The poems in HEAVENLY BODIES deftly blend mythology, cosmology, and family romance (or are these all the same?) into a mix at once familiar and strange. Cool and precise, Weinraub's poems never miss a beat or waste a word.
—Rachel Hadas, author of River of Forgetfulness and Halfway Down the Hall.

Like the planets they contemplate, these poems, while rotating on their own axis, orbit around the stars of birth, desire, and death. Though they are transfixed by celestial rocks, they are also moved by the smell of quinces, pears, and apples. Cool alabaster on the outside, inside they are made of “Galilean sea.” This slender collection encompasses, to paraphrase Yeats, the heavens in a womb.
—Jee Leong Koh, Author of Payday Loans.

This is a book to remind us of the age-old task of the poet. The poems in HEAVENLY BODIES find in familiar words a genealogy that leads back to miracles and myths. Weinraub's wry association of ancient miracles and contemporary life refresh our language and sharpen the taste of experience.
—Peter Wood, Professor Emeritus, The College of New Jersey.

Preview this book on Issuu!

C/O Roxanne Hoffman
533 Bloomfield Street - 2nd Floor
Hoboken, NJ 07030

POETS WEAR PRADA is a small press based in Hoboken, New Jersey devoted to introducing new authors through limited edition, high- quality chaplets, primarily of poetry.

New press, great authors, a publisher who is one miracle short of sainthood.
-Angelo Verga, Poetry Curator of The Cornelia Street Cafe

Poets Wear Prada is a poetry publishing house with excellent poets and affordable books with beautiful covers. Have you had your poetry today?
-Meredith Sue Willis, Books for Readers

Stylistically, these beautifully designed and produced chaplets bear their own distinctive signature.