Monday, May 18, 2009


The Schuykill Valley Journal comes out in the spring and fall, and publishes poetry, short stories, and critical essays. We prefer previously unpublished work, though published work is acceptable (indicate where previously published). Simultaneous submissions are OK (please notify us if your work is published elsewhere). All submissions will be considered for our print and online journals.

Poetry: Send 3-5 poems, contact information and bio in the body of an e-mail to svjpoetry[at]yahoo[dot]com. Please include your last name and the words "Poetry Submission" in the subject line. Submission without bio and complete contact information will be unread. Send only your best work.

Please send poetry submissions to Bill Wunder at the follow address.

Bill Wunder, Poetry Editor

Submissions may be sent by regular mail, but email is preferred. Send to:
Bill Wunder, Poetry Editor
Schuylkill Valley Journal
24 Jay St.
Feasterville, PA 19053

Short Stories: 1-2 stories. Short-shorts of approximately 1,000 words; short stories of approximately 2,000 words. We like fiction that tells a story or illuminates a character. We look for original use of language, fresh voices and diversity. We also seek writers who have insights into the mysteries of every day life, relationships and the world around us. Stories can pose questions and answer them or not; however, they must be well-crafted. Stories must be typed, double-spaced, one side only with name, address, word count and bio on the first page.

Please send fiction to Fran Metzman at the following address.

Fran Metzman, Fiction Editor
Schuylkill Valley Journal
1900 JF Kennedy Boulevard/301
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Essays: should be no more than 3,000 words on topics of literary or artistic interest (critical interpretations of writers, artists and their work, historical perspectives, personal reflections, etc.) Essays must be typed, double-spaced, one side only with name, home address and email address, word count and bio on the first page.

Please send nonfiction to Schuykill Valley Journal at the following address.

Peter Krok, Editor, Non-Fiction
Schuylkill Valley Journal
240 Golf Hills Road
Havertown, PA 1083
General: Do not send us your only copy. Submission will be recycled. We will correspond to you by email. Payment is one copy of SVJ upon publication. Additional copies are $5 each. All rights revert to the author upon publication. The cost of Schuykill Valley Journal is $7 an issue and $9 is sent via mail. For other information about the journal, contact Peter Krok, the editor and Humanities Director of the Manayunk Art Center (MAC), at macpoet1[at]aol[dot]com
or call the MAC at 212.482.3363.

To learn more about us and to read our on-line edtion visit the SVJ website at:

THINK JOURNAL Now Accepts Email Submissions

THINK JOURNAL, logo with address
THINK JOURNAL is a quartely review of poetry, short stories, novel excerpts, and essays.

Submissions are welcome from rational thinkers who believe that words have meaning, and that when you deal with words, you are dealing with the mind. This journal is for those who Think. In order to do this, one must first have an I. The basic literary values that will be considered are: content and meaning; words that are logically conceived and arranged; evidence of an active imagination; structure; as well as the integration of emotional and intellectual facets. The central criterion for acceptance is merit, which will be judged based on two aspects: content and literary artistry.

"As the name might suggest, the poetry is formal, metered and carefully thought out, often dealing with classical or philosophical themes. The essays support the editorial stance. Yet the fiction (one story, one Chapter 1) is more slice-of-life."--Think Journal 1.1 Review in Iconoclast #101

Submission Guidelines
Always include a SASE with snail mail submissions. Cover letter and brief biography preferred. Please include your email address on the cover page for further communications. Include your name and address on each page of your submission.

Alternatively we now accept email submission adressed to: thinkjournal[at]yahoo[dot]com
Please include the following in the body of your email:
  • Your name, mailing address and email address.
  • A brief biography.
  • Your work copied and pasted into the body of the email. (No attachments, please.)

Format: Quarterly print literary journal.
Deadlines: Reads submissions year round.
Response Time: one or two months.
Publication Date: 6-12 months.
Payment: 1 contributor's copy.
Reprints: No previously published work.
Simultaneous Submissions: Please don't.
Rights: Revert to author upon publication.

Submit three to five pomes, no restrictions on lenghth. Interested in seeing longer poems.

Short Stories
Submit one story, 2,000 - 3,000 words (sometimes will consider longer it the space allows). Will not consider anything under 2,000 words, unless the piece can say everything it has to say in that amount of words.

Novel Excerpts
3,000 + words. Please send a summary of what the novel is about the general theme/purpose of the piece of work, and where the excerpt fits into the novel. Open to accepting a work in progress. Open to serializing.

Submit one or two essays, under 2,500 words on any intellectual topic.

Art Work
The journal will accept one original piece of art that will be printed in black and white only, and will be showcased on the front cover of each issue. Please mail a query letter first with samples. If your work is accepted, you will need to email the artwork as an attachment.

Letter to the Editor
The journal will publish one letter to the editor in each issue that comments on the previous issue, whether about an individual work or the issue as whole. Letters will onlu be accepted if appropriate, and respectful to the journal and the contributing artists.

Please be aware that upon acceptance, your work may be discussed in a forthcoming issue.

Christine Yurick, Editor
P.O. Box 454
Downingtown PA 19335

Think Journal is published by Reason Publishing LLC, and is supported by sponsorships from individuals. Founding editor Christine Yurick, an ambitious entrepreneur, also writes poetry and is currently working on her first novel.

Information about submissions and subscriptions can be found on Think Journal’s website, Inquiries, requests for guidelines and subscriptions can be sent to: Think Journal, Christine Yurick, Editor; P.O. Box 454, Downingtown PA 19335

SP Quill Seeks Etherees by August 31, 2009

The SP Quill, a biannual magazine from Shadow Poetry, is now a perfect-bound 6" x 9" biannual magazine for poets, writers, and poetry lovers filled with poetry, stories, articles, and fun. It is an interactive magazine, as well as one you can curl up with for bedtime reading.

Two issues will be offered yearly to be released in the months of May and November respectively. Issue #21, celebrating the cinquain form was released this month, May 2009. Issue #22 will come out in November 2009 and will celebrate the etheree. Submissions are being seeked for Issue #22 through August 31, 2009. You can submit up to 3 unpublished etherees in their final well-edited version, with a cover letter, and a short poet profile written in 3rd person for consideration by e-mail to or by using their electronic form. For complete details please visit the SP Quill page at

An etheree consists of 10 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 syllables.

Named for the Arkansas poet that developed this from, Etheree Taylor Armstrong, the etheree consists of ten lines of unmetered and unrhymed verse, the first line having one syllable with each succeeding line adding a syllable, for a poem consisting of 55 syllables.

This concise form is meant to focus on one idea or subject.

Other short poetic forms (under 30 lines), short/flash stories, poet/author profiles, personal quotes, essays, articles, or poetic features will be considered should they be submitted.

Submission Deadlines:

August 31 - Volume 6, No. 2 (Issue #22)

NOTE: As this is a small press operation, SP Quill does not pay its contributors nor does it provide free contributor copies.

The SP Quill will have first-time publishing rights to all accepted material until after the release of the said issue when copyrights will revert back to the original author/artist so that he/she may republish the same material elsewhere. We also reserve the right to republish any work that has been accepted into a SP Quill Magazine for any furture SP Quill or Shadow Poetry publication without prior notification. Again, contributor copies will not be given or supplied to any poet, author and/or artist appearing within these publications. Neither Shadow Poetry nor the SP Quill will ever take or sell the copyrights to anyone’s works.

Acceptance letters will be sent out to all poets and authors appearing within an issue at least three weeks before the magazine is scheduled for release. For works submitted long before the deadline, we will respond to works within one month.

Also, please submit your Asian influenced verse and haiga to our sister publication White Lotus, a classy 5.5" x 8.5" chapbook style biannual magazine featuring haiku, senryu, tanka and haiga. Taiga, sumi-e and haiku related articles and/or book reviews are also welcome. Two issues will be offered yearly: Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer of corresponding seasonal themed haiku, senryu, tanka, and haiga released in August and February respectively.

Submission Deadlines:

June 30 - Fall/Winter Issue
December 31 - Spring/Summer Issue

Monday, May 4, 2009

HEROIN LOVE SONGS: Call for XX Chromosome Edition - Deadline July 1

Heroin Love Songs: Call for XX Chromosome Edition - Deadline July 1

Specific Submission Request to the Homogametic SexShare

Definition: The XY sex-determination system is the sex-determination system found in humans, most other mammals, some insects (Drosophila) and some plants (Ginkgo). In this system, females have two of the same kind of sex chromosome (XX), and are called the homogametic sex. Males have two distinct sex chromosomes (XY), and are called the heterogametic sex.

Idea: Based on a conversation I had on the radio the other day I thought it would be interesting to have an all-female, XX chromosome edition of the underread, never immitated, generally ignored HEROIN LOVE SONGS. What I am looking for is hard hitting, completely honest, fearless to a fault writing on any topic, theme, subject, idea, or concept. There are no limits on language, structure, style, devision, presentation and whatnot. And all from the female POV.


Poem: 3-5 EMBEDDED into an email to Make sure I can tell when one poem ends and the next one begins. This seems to confuse people.

Prose: Short fiction is better, no more than 2-3 per submission. Same email address. Still embedded.

Other: If there is an "other" and it is good, send it. Same email address. Still embedded.

NO simultaneous submissions
NO previously published work

Deadline: July 1, 2009

So pass it along to anyone you think might be interested. I will present it as a hardcopy, a PDF download and an e-book.

Publication date: August 1, 2009 (Hopefully)


any questions or thoughts send them to the email above.



Sunday, May 3, 2009

Bicycle Review Seeks Submissions

Bicycle Review Seeks Submissions for its Inaugural Issue
Contemporary Poetry & Fiction
General Intellectual Promiscuity

The Bicycle Review is seeking poetry, fiction, and essays for it's first issue, coming out June 15th.

Submit your poetry,fiction, essays to
. Please include a brief but entertaing bio.

Deadline June 1st.

The Bicycle Review seeks no publishing rights of any kind.

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J. de Salvo, editor

Saturday, May 2, 2009

LIPS 30/31 Publication and Celebration

LIPS #30/31 Publication Celebration in Clifton, NJ

Stanley Barkan · Mark Brunetti · David Stanford Burr,
Linda A. Cronin · Jessica G. deKoninck · Suzanne Rae Deshchidn
Aleksey Dayen · Marilyn S. Gelman · Maria Mazziotti Gillan
Jim Gwyn · Gloria Rovder Healy · Mark Hillringhouse,
Tina Kelley · Adele Kenny · Deborah LaVeglia · Michelle Lerner
Sheila O'Neil Massoni · F.L. Niccoletti · Susan Rappaport
Christine Redman-Waldeyer · Susanna Rich · Susan Tepper
John J. Trause · Bruce Weber
plus surprise guests

Thursday, May 14, 7:30P.M.
Barnes & Noble
395 Route 3 East
( Clifton Commons)
Clifton, NJ

Free Open Reading ( time permitting)

Contact: Laura Boss ( Editor) ( 201) 662-1303
or Store :(973) 779-5500

Lips, a magazine of poetry founded in 1981 by Laura Boss, has published poems by: Robert Bly, Allen Ginsberg, Ruth Stone, David Ignatow, Marge Piercy, Michael Benedikt, Nicholas Christopher, Anne Waldman, Ishmael Reed, Gregory Corso, Lyn Lifshin, Ted Berrigan, Paul Hoover, Jana Harris, Toi Derricotte, Joseph Bruchac, Alice Notley, Warren Woessner, Robert Phillips, Hal Sirowitz, Theodore Weiss, Alicia Ostriker, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Stanley H. Barkan, Michael Weaver, Molly Peacock & Richard Kostelanetz. For submission policy and subscription please visit