Friday, December 26, 2008

The Harlem Book Fair 2009 - Early Registration by March 27th

The 11th
Saturday July 18, 2009
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
(No Rain Date)
West 135th Street from Malcolm X Blvd.
to Frederick Douglass Blvd.



Book Sellers, Publishers, Small Presses, Authors, Art & Cultural Vendors* & Food Vendors**!

Register early (by March 27th, 2009) and save!

Final Registration Deadline: June 26th, 2009.

*Limited to 40 Art & Cultural Vendors. First come, first serve. Sorry no exceptions.
**Limited to 6 Food Vendors. First come, first serve. Sorry no exceptions.

The Harlem Book Fair, the largest African American book Fair nationally, held annually in New York City and throughout the United States is produced by QBR The Black Review.

The Harlem Book Fair, which free to the public, features over 250 exhibit booths, four stages, celebrity authors, book selling, storytelling and a variety of musical entertainment.

The program of activities includes an opportunity for attendees to be a part of the studio audience for the author panel discussions that take place at the Schomburg Center for Research and air live on C-Span’s Book TV.

For additional information, call (212) 348.1681 or email:
Or visit us online at

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Queer Collection, Poetry & Prose - Deadline: December 31

Queer Collection Logo

Queer Collection: Poetry & Prose 2008

Fabulist Flash Publishing

Deadline: December 31, 2008
Publication Date: June 2009

What we're looking for: Creative original prose and poetry by and for a gay, lesbian, bi, transgender, and queer audience. Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry will be considered. Some previously published material will be considered including stories, articles, and book excerpts.

You may submit a combination of up to 5 pieces of prose or poetry. Prose up to 3000 words Poetry up to 40 lines. Payment on publication: $25.00

What we're not looking for: Pornography or graphic erotica.

Submission Guidelines:
Cover Page should include: Title, Byline, Word Count, Full Name and Address, Phone and e-mail address. If previously published, please indicate date and source.

Format: Header with Last Name, Title, Page Number; 1" margins; 12 point Times New Roman or Currier New font; Prose, Double Spaced; Poetry spaced as intended for publication; Include your bio (up to 150 words) as the last page of your submission.

Mail to:
Gregory A. Kompes, Editor
The Queer Collection
Fabulist Flash Publishing
PO Box 570368
Las Vegas, NV 89157

For More Info:

Thanks to Ellen Bass for providing this listing.

2nd Annual Award for Prose Fiction: Postmark Deadline December 31


The Micro Award is presented annually to a work of prose fiction written in English, not above 1000 words in length. Poetry, performance scripts, non-fiction, translated fiction, excerpts from longer works of fiction, and visual art with literary texts are all ineligible.

Stories considered for the 2nd Annual Micro Award must have been published originally in 2008. Qualifying venues are any form of print or electronic publication designed for public display and subject to a process of editorial selection

Stories must be mailed this December and received by January 15, 2009. I have closed our post office box, and submissions should be mailed to 683 E. 4th, Chico CA 95928 .

Robert Laughlin, Micro Award Administrator

For more details please visit our official website:

Special thanks to Adam Henry Carriere for providing this listing.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Best Gay/Best Lesbian Poetry 2009 Seeking Nominations - Deadline January 31

For the 2009 editions of this exciting new series celebrating the best in gay/lesbian poetry, A Midsummer Night's Press invites submissions of poems PUBLISHED during 2008 for

BEST GAY POETRY edited by Lawrence Schimel

BEST LESBIAN POETRY edited by Linda Alvarez

Poems can have appeared in print or online magazines, journals, or anthologies; we are also willing to consider poems from books or chapbooks published in 2008, even if the poem was originally published previously in periodicals--so long as the poet has the right to reprint the poem.

We are open to all styles of poetry, from formal to free verse; we are likewise open-minded in terms of content, so long as it somehow fits (even if pushing the boundaries of) what might be considered "gay poetry" or "lesbian poetry".

We are willing to consider slam poetry, so long as it has been published in text form, not merely performed; the poem must also work on the page, for these anthologies.

We are open to English-language poetry from all over the world, and actively look to include non-North American voices.

Please title documents with the poet's surname.

Please include contact information (both street and email address), bio, and where the poem was published WITHIN the .doc file, as documents will be read separately from the emails.

Submissions from individual poets or queries should be sent by email in .doc format to one of the following addresses, as appropriate:

Deadline is January 31, 2009.

In each volume, A Midsummer Night's Press also plans to include a round-up of all books/journals/anthologies of gay/lesbian poetry published the previous year. (We also welcome recommendations or suggestions of appropriate poems from editors of journals, anthologies, or presses.)

Books and journals for review can be sent to the attention of the appropriate editor at:

A Midsummer Night's Press
16 West 36th Street
2nd Floor
New York NY 10018

About the Editors

Linda Alvarez is the editor of the anthologies Best Lesbian Poetry 2008 (A Midsummer Night's Press), Best Date Ever: True Stories That Celebrate Lesbian Relationships (Alyson) and Dyke the Halls: Erotic Lesbian Christman Tales (Circlet) and lives in New York City.

Lawrence Schimel is an award-winning author and anthologist who has published over 90 books, including First Person Queer (Arsenal Pulp), Two Boys in Love (Seventh Window), The Future is Queer (Arsenal Pulp), PoMoSEXUALS (Cleis), and Two Hearts Desire (St. Martin's Press), as well as Best Gay Poetry 2008 (A Midsummer Night's Press). His first collection of poems written in Spanish, Desayuno en la Cama (Desatada/Egales), was published in 2008. He also edited the first (and so far only) anthology of gay love poetry to appear in Catalan, Ells S'Estimen (Llibres de l'Index). His poems have appeared in a diverse array of periodicals, from The Christian Science Monitor to Physics Today to The Lyric, and have been widely anthologized in Gay Love Poetry, The Practice of Peace, Chicken Soup for the Horse-Lover's Soul 2, and The Random House Treasury of Light Verse, among others. He lives in Madrid, Spain.

About the Publisher:

A Midsummer Night's Press ( is an independent publisher devoted primarily to poetry, publishing under three imprints: Fabula Rasa for work inspired by fairy tales or mythology, Funny Bones for light verse and humor, and Body Language for works exploring sexuality and queer subjects. The press' titles include This is What Happened in Our Other Life by Achy Obejas, Banalities by Brane Mozetic (translated by Elizabeta Zargi with Timothy Liu), The Good-Neighbor Policy: A Double-Cross in Double Dactyls by Charles Ardai, and Fairy Tales For Writers by Lawrence Schimel. A Midsummer Night's Press is distributed by SPD (

Up And Under: The QND Review - Deadline December 30

Up And Under, The Quick and Dirty Poets Annual Review is now accepting submissions for their next publication.

Closing date is December 30, 2008 postmarked.

Check out for Submissions Guideline or email

To submit via snail-mail:

Quick & Dirty Poets
P.O. Box 115
Hainesport, NJ 08036

Please include an SASE to receive a reply.

Via email:

Paste up to five poems in the body of an email;
NO ATTACHMENTS will be accepted.

Mail to with "Poetry Sub for Up and Under" in the subject line.

Payment will be 1 contributor's copy. No previously published poems. Simultaneous Submissions are acceptable with notification. We endeavor to respond in 2-3 months, and sooner if possible.

Up And Under is available through Maverick Duck Press and will also be available at Quick & Dirty Poets Readings or from this website. Click the publications link on the left to order Up and Under or any of the QND Chapbooks.

Call for Poetry: Poppyseed Kolaché #2

Poppyseed Kolaché Issue #1 of Poppyseed Kolache.
Contains 35 poems by 26 poets.

Poppyseed Kolaché Poetry Journal (ISSN 1938-0496)

Cover artwork shown at left is "Little Yellow House," copyright 2008, by Mary Agnes Dalrymple

Poppyseed Kolaché , a small-press poetry publication. The editor, Mary Agnes Dalrymple, published 7 issues of Blue Violin from 1996 through 2001 and is the current editor of Angel Face.
Note: Unlike other MaryAnka Press publications, Poppyseed Kolaché is not rosary based.

Submission Guidelines

Poppyseed Kolaché, a free-verse poetry publication, seeks strong visual poetry of the human experience for the inaugural issue.

The editor will consider any well-written poem, including prose poetry, but prefers visual poetry about or from everyday life. Wants to see poems that move both the heart and the mind and connect a reader's life to the lives of others.

Editor is open to most subjects, but does not want to see rhyming poetry, first drafts, erotica, didactic works, esoteric think pieces, or greeting card verse.

Do not submit via e-mail.

Poets published in Poppyseed Kolaché retain all rights to their work and will receive one free copy of the issue in which their poem or poems appear.

To submit, send up to 5 typed poems (one poem per page), plus SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope) to

Poppyseed Kolaché
c/o MaryAnka Press
P.O. Box 102
Huffman, TX 77336

Please include your name and address at the top of each poem. E-mail addresses are also helpful in case the editor needs to ask the poet a quick question. Simultaneous and previously published submissions okay with proper notification.

Poets published in Poppyseed Kolaché retain all rights to their work and will receive one free copy of the issue in which their poem(s) appear.

Note: Poems submitted to Poppyseed Kolaché may also be considered for a future issue of Angel Face. For information on this publication, please go to Angel Face Poetry Journal.

If, for some reason, you do not wish poetry submitted to Poppyseed Kolaché to be considered for Angel Face, please let me know in your cover letter.


Issue # 1 of Poppyseed Kolache is now available. Copies are desktop published, printed on acid-free paper and hand-bound with waxed Irish linen thread by the editor.

Cost per issue is $5.00 plus $2.00 postage and handling = $7.00 total. Texas residents please add an additional 32 cents sales tax.

Important: Please be sure to make checks payable to Mary Agnes Dalrymple as my bank may not accept your check otherwise.

For more information visit:

Call for Red Wheelbarrow National Edition - January 31


Postmark deadline: January 31, 2008

Red Wheelbarrow, De Anza College’s Student literary magazine features fiction, poetry, drama, creative nonfiction, and visual art, invites you to submit for their spring "national" edition.
Email submissions are preferred, but snail mail is possible. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable. Please include a brief bio and your email, even if you are submitting by snail mail.

  • Poetry: up to 5 poems.
  • Fiction: 1 short story (up to 4,000 words), or up to 3 short-shorts.
  • Plays: 1 dramatic piece up to 4,000 words.
  • Creative Nonfiction: 1 piece up to 4,000 words.
  • Photographs/Drawings: up to 5 prints or digital files. Do not send originals. We require B&W work for the inside of the magazine, but color may be considered for the cover.
  • Comics: 1 brief graphic story.

We accept submissions from September 1 to January 31, read them from September to February, make final decisions in March, construct the magazine in March and April, and publish it by late spring (if the gods are willing).

You may submit via email to Randolph Splitter:

For snail mail submissions, enclose an SASE and/or an email address for reply to:

Red Wheelbarrowc/o Language Arts Division
DeAnza Community College
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, CA 95014

For more information and for a sampling of our back issues visit our website:

Sunday, December 14, 2008

New from PWP: Green Rain by Mary Orovan

GREEN RAIN: Poems by Mary Orovan (Poets Wear Prada, December 2008) GREEN RAIN
Poems by Mary Orovan
Poets Wear Prada, December 2008
ISBN 978-0-9817678-5-7
Soft Cover/Saddle-stitched/20 pp.
$8.00 (+ $1.50 S&H)

Poets Wear Prada is pleased to announce the release of Green Rain, a poetry chapbook by Ms. Mary Orovan.

Here's what some readers have been saying about Mary Orovan's poems:

We really enjoy your use of imagery, descriptive language and insight.
Pat Swenson, Editor Emeritus, Avocet, A Journal of Nature Poems

Besides being wonderful poems they have an undercurrent, sometimes a flood-tide of sensuality, Eros and Thanatos, which gives the book a life above and beyond the beautiful words.
George Spencer, Co-host of ABC No Rio in NYC

To preview this book at go to

To learn more about this new chapbook and for ordering information please visit Poets Wear Prada online at:

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.
—Linda Lerner, Small Press Review

Proud Member of CLMP

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Submission Call:Six Sentences, Volume 2 - December 31

What can you say in six sentences?

Last April, the book pictured above literally rocked the world of publishing... and now, the time has rock on!

The submission period for Six Sentences, Volume 2 – the highly anticipated, eagerly awaited follow-up to the original smash-hit (scheduled to be published in March) – is officially underway!
If you’d like to be part of the coolest anthology in town, just send your work to the brand new, specially created 6SV2 email address (, and make sure the subject line of your email is 6SV2 SUBMISSION (or 6SV2 SUBMISSIONS if you're sending more than one – you may send two, but not more than two).

Your work must be previously unpublished, and the same 6S Writer's Guidelines apply.

The deadline for potential inclusion in the book is Wednesday, December 31st, 2008 (at midnight EST). A list of included authors will be published sometime in January.

Volume 2 will pack a bigger, juicier, deadlier punch than its predecessor, and include a few surprises guaranteed to blow you away!

Writer's Guidelines

It’s simple. Just write six sentences. Say anything you like. Send your work (including its title) along with your name (or pseudonym), your bio, and any links you’d like to include.


Six Sentences uses a paragraph format. Six consecutive sentences. No poems, no bullets. The title of your piece should be no longer than 36 characters, including spaces (because 6x6=36). Again, say anything you like, and tell a friend. Have a cool day.

Robert McEvily
c/o MediaPost
1140 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Submisson Call: New Anthology On The Economy

3607 Pennsylvania • Kansas City, MO 64111

If we want to know what it felt like to be alive at any given moment in the long odyssey of the race, it is to poetry we must turn.…[It is] a form of spiritual testimony, the sign of the inviolable self consolidated against the enemies within and without that would corrupt or destroy human pride and dignity.

Stanley Kunitz


Philip Miller and I are soliciting poems for a new anthology, In the Black/In the Red: Poems of Profit & Loss, to be published by Helicon Nine Editions in June 2009. We are seeking poems about the economy: the financial crisis we face as individuals, as a nation, and as part of the globe. Poems may include topics such as wealth, poverty, labor, industry, unemployment, hunger, gluttony, fame, fortune, bankruptcy, the stock market, society, class, being “in” or being “out,” health, homelessness, the environment, oil. war, prison, immigration, and just plain cash (or the lack of it)—in short, any relevant metaphor for an economic boom gone belly up. We’ll also welcome poems in the spirit of Stendhal’s satiric novel, The Red and the Black (which inspired our title) about overfed, opulent, unscrupulous societies like that of Stendhal’s France, and ours.

Email submissions to: and

To avoid problems with accuracy, please type your poems into the body of the email and also include them as Word document attachments (we are unable to open Word Perfect documents). Please limit your submission to three poems of any length and in any style. Surprise us!

All kind thoughts,

Gloria Vando

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Liberated Muse, Volume I: How I Freed My Soul - Deadline December 31

Liberated Muse Productions is now accepting submissions for its anthology Liberated Muse, Volume I: How I Freed My Soul.

The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2008.

What Should I Submit?

We are looking for poetry, essays, short stories, visual art (paintings, drawings, photography) and prose submissions that deal with the theme "How I Freed My Soul".

Your work should illustrate "How I Freed My Soul" either in first person or through a pivotal character in your fiction work. Non-fiction accounts will be most appreciated.

Your work should give an idea of what your definition of freedom is at some point in the piece... freedom the ability to do what you want to do professionally? freedom a state of being or a way of thought?

...have you always been free? it possible to be free? there a person or place that represents freedom?

  • Submissions can be in poetry, visual artwork, prose, or essay form. We ask that if work is explicit, it be in the context of the story portrayed and not for the sake of being gratuitous, exploitive or merely shocking. This book will be marketed to an 18 year-old and older population, yet we do wish to appeal to a wide audience which may include high-school students.
  • Submissions should illustrate an example of when the author experienced or witnessed a moment when they felt truly "free", whatever that definition means to them.
  • All submissions should be authentic renderings by the person submitting the work. You can not submit work for your friend, relative, student, etc.
  • Submitted work should not be work that has been published in a book, magazine or online publication before. (This does not include online poetry sites that allow members to share and critique each other's work).
  • All authors and visual artists may submit up to three pieces for consideration.
    Work should be in a Word document (no pdfs) and should appear as you would like it to appear in the anthology
  • Please include your contact information at the bottom of each submission (Name, email address, phone number). Bios will be requested from those who are included in the anthology.

We suggest you send in your submission after getting constructive feedback. We will not contact you if your work is not chosen for the anthology. Authors whose work will be selected for the anthology will be notified by January 5, 2009 or earlier. All selected authors will be required to print off the Terms of Agreement form and sign it to authorize publication of the work.

Please check the Call for Submissons page for more details and updates:

About Us

Liberated Muse Productions (LMP) is an arts-based events planning group based in the Washington DC metropolitan area. LMP was created in 2007 by writers and community activists Maceo Thomas and Khadijah "Moon" Ali-Coleman. LMP's intent is to create events promoting artistry and awareness of issues pivotal to urban communities. LMP has become a network of dedicated artists and patrons of the arts. The Capital Hip Hop Soul Fest is an LMP landmark event. The inaugaral event in 2008 attracted numerous businesses and organizations to provide sponsorship or purchase vending space. Those present included: Peace Corps, the Washington Informer, Educate Online, Planned Parenthood, Mimi's Boutique Mix, Veg to Go and the Law Offices of Donovan Brown.

Liberated Muse Productions produced the 2008 Capital Hip Hop Soul Fest CD compilation which features artists who performed at the music festival. The CD is on sale and can be bought at Liberated Muse Productions operates a social networking site at

About the Editor

Khadijah Ali-Coleman is the editor for Liberated Muse Volume I: How I Freed My Soul. Ali-Coleman is a poet, photographer, playwright and journalist. Her poetry has been featured on the online site Flask and Pen, online magazines such as and the poetry anthology Friends I've Never Met. She wrote the stage play Shades of Black: a thought in progress in 2007 and produced and directed it in 2008. Her photography and articles have appeared in the Washington Post, the Washington Informer, East of the River and the District Chronicles newspapers.

Ali-Coleman holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (African-American Studies and Mass Media) and a Writing minor from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. In 2000 she received a Master of Arts degree in Mass Communications from Towson University. She is founder of So Our Youth Aspire (SOYA), LLC

All submissions should be emailed to

For more details, visit

Monday, December 8, 2008

THIS ONE IS FOR YOU by Agnes Meadows

by Agnes Meadows
Flipped Eye Press (October 2008)
ISBN 978-1905233199
Paperback 56 pages
£6.00 (about $12 USD)

Christmas is less than 17 days away and if you’re stuck for what to buy your best beloved, your granny, or your great aunt Bertha, there’s always a copy of Agnes Meadow's latest book This One Is For You, which was launched very gently into the world last month, and which (I’ve been assured) is an excellent read.

Gumbo for the Soul Submission Call for Women of Honor

Gumbo for the Soul Publications: Shedding Light on Life


Next in the GUMBO FOR THE SOUL anthology series is Gumbo for the Soul: Women of Honor, in which writers will acknowledge women who have made a difference in their lives. You may share joyous and even painful times of mother and sisterhood, while giving honor to the women of significance in your lives through words of courage, love, and wisdom in normal and extraordinary life experiences.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to benefit the fight against breast cancer.

Submission deadline: Open

Submission guidelines must be strictly adhered for consideration:
All submissions must be 1500 words or less in Times Roman Size 12 regular typeface in the form of essays, poetry, inspirational or quote on wisdom, love, courage, life experiences. All submissions must be formatted with the title and author at the header of the document and a brief bio at the footer. Bios are also factored in the submission word count.

Also, please attach a jpeg picture (photo is optional) of yourself for our Yahoo group Contributor Photo Album. A signed Contributor Agreement (available online at our Yahoo group) must be received prior to publication.

Both hardcopy and electronic submissions are required as detailed below:

Email submissions to Gumbo for The Soul at: with "Women of Honor" in the subject field.

Contributor agreement hardcopy must be mailed to:

P.O. Box 5193
San Jose, CA 95150.

Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope to obtain receipt confirmation.

(A copy of the Contributor Agreement is available upon joining our yahoo group by email to

Deadline: ONGOING. We will publish the updates via the Yahoo group.

Compensation: A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the fight against breast cancer. Because of the humanitarian nature of this project there is no monetary compensation: Contributors will receive an honorable mention on the website and in anthology which may include links to email and website of choice. Contributos can purchase copies of the book at a discounted rate via pre-ordering which will be made available via this site in 2009, as we near the drop date.

Byline: A short bio will be included for each contributing author.

Rights: Authors retain all rights and copyright to their individual works. Gumbo for the Soul will obtain the copyright and ISBN for the entire compilation (anthology).

Editing: We reserve the right to edit selected submissions for grammar, punctuation, spelling, and appropriate content

Sponsor ads are available.

For more detailed information, please visit

Gumbo for the Soul is a savory blend of anthologies that focus on humantarian issues effecting communities worldwide! From education to adoption and everything in between, we will bring inspirational and informative publications that promise to spark change, heighten awareness and offer resources and resolutions to the issues we outline.

The first in our series of publications, Gumbo For The Soul: the Recipe for Literacy in the Black Community (released April 2007) received recognition as "Most Outstanding Anthology of the Year" from The 4th YOUnity Guild of America and was selected as "Best Anthology" of 2007 by's 3rd Annual Reviewer's Choice Awards.

The second in the series Gumbo For The Soul: "Here's Our Child, Where's The Village?" was released this November 2008 in celebration of National Adoption Month. A portion of the sales of this book will benefit African Cradle, a U.S. adoption agency.

Gumbo For The Soul Publications ©2004-2020 Beverly Black Johnson

Toni Beckham PR, et Cetera, Inc.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

George Held's PHASED Reviewed in ICONOCLAST

PHASED: Poems, etc.
by George Held
(Poets Wear Prada, August 2008)
$10 (+1.50 s/h)

A delightful, entertaining, and attractively presented collection celebrating our sidereal companion, the moon.


George Held's inexhaustible subject is the moon in all its phases, and he treats it with a quiet ear-pleasing lyricism and an impressive range. His moons shine on the world, and, bathed in their various lights, his imagination shines on the subjects it conjures and illuminates.
Michael Graves, author of Illegal Border Crosser (Cervená Barva Press) and Adam and Cain (Black Buzzard Press)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

KNOWING PAINS Contributors at KGB in NYC

Knowing Pains: Women on Love, Sex and Work in our 40s
Edited by Molly Tracy Rosen
Paperback (8.5 x 5.5 X 0.8) 232 pp.
WingSpan Press (August 5, 2008)
ISBN 978-1595942548
List $16.95


Sonia Alison
Ana Ammann
Elizabeth Becker
Lauren Bogart
Robin Dougherty
Anita Drieseberg
Therese Gilardi
Tina Goette
Colleen Gregory
Ona Gritz
Esther Gulli
Elaine Hamill
Maria Hjelm
Erin St. John Kelly
Nancy Davis Kho
Vicki Larson
Jennifer Lear
Mardi Link
Kim Merkin
Kym Miller
Cari Shane Parven
Diane Perro
Samantha Pinney
Susan Reinhardt
Gabrielle Selz
Natalie Serber
Regina Sewell
Thea Singer
Amy Smith
Lori Stott
Stephanie Vanderslice
Edie Zusman

Have you ever wondered how other women survived their 40's? You'll get an earful in Knowing Pains, an honest, humorous, thoughtful and diverse collection of essays by real women who aren't afraid to tell their age and tell it like it is. Sex, marriage, love, divorce, motherhood, singlehood, passion, obsession. Nothing is off-limits to this startlingly fresh group of new female voices that Molly Rosen has brought together to swap stories and compare notes on the desires, influences and events that have impacted and shaped their midlives. Collectively, they form a true picture of how real women not only survive their 40's, but thrive with dignity, courage and laughter.

Tuesday, December 9 at 7:00:
KGB Bar in the East Village
Ona Gritz
Erin St John Kelly
Cari Shane Parven
Gabrielle Selz

The book, Knowing Pains, was developed through the voluntary collaboration of scores of 40-something women, from the writers, editors, graphic designer, illustrator and photographer, to the web hosting and PR support.

These professionals were united in their desire to amplify the collective voice of today's 40-something woman, as well as to raise funds for research and access to care for breast cancer. All net proceeds from book sales will go to a breast cancer non-profit.

For more information visit:

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Themed Submission Call - WOMAN - Deadline Jan 15, 2009

Soundzine's Next Issue to Feature: "Woman"

We could list all the allusions, the archetypes, the symbols and metaphors, "woman" as whore, as Madonna, as warrior, as nurturer, etc., but we won't. That's your job. NOTE: We will still accept our usual eclectic range of subject matter outside of the theme.

DEADLINE: January 15, 2009

We accept quality poetry and flash fiction, as well as author's readings. We are now also accepting submissions of music and song. Submissions should be accompanied by a brief bio. Articles concerning literary criticism or theory will also be considered.

Submissions should be e-mailed to: submissions at soundzine dot org.

Soundzine is an online journal for the spoken word. Poetry and stories can be traced at least as far back as Homer, who recited his epics by torch or firelight. It was born and flourished in the milieu of the cadences, inflections and stresses of the human voice. We're not presumptuous enough to think we'll revolutionize the world of literature by turning to the roots of things, which is the real meaning of "radical," but we do think that the modern digital world offers an opportunity to enrich and enliven an art that has waned of late.

For more details regarding our submission requirements and to check out our November issue, please visit our website at

PWP Announces 2008 PUSHCART Nominees

Poets Wear Prada Banner
Pushcart Anthology Cover

PWP Announces 2008 PUSHCART Nominees

December 1, 2008

POETS WEAR PRADA is pleased to announce its 2008 PUSHCART Nominees:

From Our 2008 Chapbooks:

Erik La Prade: "Blaze Starr's Autograph" from his recent chapbook SWATCHES.

Mary Orovan: "Feathers" from her forthcoming chapbook Green Rain.

Richard Marx Weinraub: "Persephone Meet Pluto on The Web" from his new chapbook Heavenly Bodies.

From the Online Edition of Our Upcoming Anthology, THE BUG BOOK (online edition), due out in print later this winter in early 2009, now available at

Juventino Manzano: "I have a padrino, a godfather..."

Thaddeus Rutkowski: "Monarch Migration"

Bruce Weber: "Silencio"

To learn more about the Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Press contest and annual anthology please visit

Please join us in congratulating all our nominees and wishing them all the best in their continued writing efforts.

Roxanne Hoffman & Herb Fuerst
Publishers & Editors
Hoboken, New Jersey

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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.-Linda Lerner, Small Press Review

Proud Member of CLMP