Monday, August 31, 2009

Bob Heman's CONE INVESTIGATES 2nd (E-book) Edition

Bob Heman and Roxanne Hoffman [Photo Credit: Mitch Corber]

Are Pleased to Announce the Long Awaited Re-release of
Bob Heman's
Chapbook Collection of Prose Poems:


As usual, Heman treats his audience to filet mignonettes of metaphysical sojourns, weaving narratives skillfully and witfully into poetic prosies.
-Carol Novack, Publisher & Editor, Mad Hatters' Review

Cone Investigates by Bob Heman CONE INVESTIGATES
by Bob Heman

Second Edition
ISBN 978-0-9841844-0-8
Official Release Date: SEPTEMBER 1, 2009
free e-book/24 pp.

This e-book second edition includes the author's reordering and minor tinkerings.

Bob Heman's Cone "pulls magic out of the rabbit and stuffs it into his hat" so readers will experience the same when they loosen their grip on logic to step into the marvelous...
Linda Lerner, Small Press Review

Sneak Preview Available Now at the POETS WEAR PRADA Press Site:

c/o Roxanne Hoffman
533 Bloomfield Street - 2nd Floor
Hoboken, NJ 07030

Friday, August 28, 2009

Monte Smith's DON'T SHOOT THE HOSTAGES is Out!


Poetry and Social Commentary for the New World Survivalist
by Monte Smith

Paperback $12
E-Book $5

Available at

DON'T SHOOT THE HOSTAGES is more than just another "conscious" or “radical” poetry book. It’s an outspoken contribution towards the clarification and understanding of: Race, White Guilt, Religion, Police Brutality, The Real Drug War, America the Plantation, 9/11, The Prison Industrial Complex and Local/International poverty issues from the perspective of the Revolutionary, The drug dealer/addict, and the common man and woman.

In Coup-like Fashion, Monte’s writing is a Molotov Cocktail headed straight for the government. His words are on fire.

--BRUCE GEORGE Co producer of HBO’S Def Poetry Jam

From beginning to end, Don’t Shoot the Hostages is an unflinching look into the minds of society's forgotten. The poetry, social commentary and contributions in this book are radical, angry, and at times, terrifying.

Monte’s poems read like testimonies of a person going through detox! You feel the extreme pain crawling inside, like worms trying to eat through your rib cage.





Monte Smith is an internationally acclaimed Street Poet, Rap Journalist, Community Based Educator and Anti-Racist Activist from Winston Salem NC. He has been described as “a fire-brand… a true revolutionary, I mean raw!” by Bruce George, co-creator of HBO’S Def Poetry Jam. Elemental Magazine wrote “Poetry abounds in Hip Hop, but rarely does an individual’s work transcend the elements and conventions with a such a gripping emotional and political style.” More impressive is what UK’s Hip Hop/Jazz group US 3 had to say "If you drew a line from The Watts Prophets through Gill Scott Heron and Public Enemy to Dead Prez, uncompromising wordsmith Monte Smith would be the latest addition to the club. Listen up!" No wonder the Legendary Chuck D of Public Enemy picked Monte’s poem ‘The Deal is Done’ to record for the audio version of The Bandana Republic: A Literary Anthology by Gang Members and Their Affiliates (Soft Skull Press).

Coming this Fall: ARC & HUE by Tara Betts

The cover of Tara Bett's new book ARC  HUE (Aquarius Press/Willow Books).  Cover Design by Sung-Hee Son.  Cover Art by Makeba Kedem-DuBose.ARC & HUE
by Tara Betts
Aquarius Press/Willow Books
September, 2009
Cover Design by Sung-Hee Son.
Cover Art by Makeba Kedem-DuBose.

Tara Betts [Credit: Dorothy Perry]Credit: Dorothy Perry

Tara Betts received her MFA from New England College and is a Cave Canem fellow. Her work appears in Callaloo, Essence, Gathering Ground, and The Spoken Word Revolution, among other publications. She teaches creative writing at Rutgers University and lives in the New York area. Arc & Hue is her debut collection.

When the words arc and hue come together they often make a rainbow. In these illuminating narratives, from personal to public, Tara Betts draws on a “coalition” of rich urban heritages to not only bring about the self-healing of a divided identity, but the prismatic “further healing” of a divided America, unearthing the linguist riches and myths of the African Diaspora along her way. These bold and engaging poems are the treasures of a caring writer fully committed to her gift. Sistuh Lady cooks.Wanda Coleman, poet & writer, Mercurochrome


September 20, 2009, PM - Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, NYC
Tara's ARC & HUE official release party featuring Latasha Natasha Diggs, Aracelis Girmay, Rachel McKibbens, Nemiss, Giselle Buchanan & Cynthia Ceez Keteku of the 2009 Urban Word slam team, host Mahogany Browne and others.

October 2, 2009, 8 PM - The Silver Room
1442 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL
This is Tara's official Chicago release party. Arrive early since we are expecting a large turn-out!

October 5, 2009, 7 PM - LouderArts-Bar 13
35 E. 13th Street, New York, NY
Bar 13 features Tara Betts for an NYC book party for ARC AND HUE. Admission: $5


You can still pre-order your copy of ARC & HUE before the readings below for 20% OFF THE COVER PRICE. Just visit Willow Books Poetry or before 9/1/09. If you order after, Sept. 1, the price will be $15. Get your discount now!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Online Poetry Journal THE BALLOON Seeks Submissions

The Balloon is an online blog for poetry. We look to publish poetry that is new, exciting, literary, innovative, and just about any positive adjective you can attach to the word "poetry." We are looking to publish poems by new poets as well as more established writers.

We have no preference for style or content, just send your best work. The selection process is, needless to say, completely subjective.

Also feel free to send essays/critical pieces on poetry and poets.

Submission Guidelines:

Send 1-5 poems to the editor at:

The subject line should read "Submission to The Balloon."

Either put poems in the body of the e-mail or send as .doc files.

Simultaneous submissions are fine. Each poet receives his or her own post with the poems accepted.

Please allow 1-2 weeks for a response.

Hope to read you soon.

Your Editor,

Connor Stratman

Contact Info:

The Balloon blogspot:

Special thanks to myspace friend, Rob Chrysler, for sharing this post.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

ARKTOI Seeks Poetry from Lesbian Authors



Deadline: November 30, 2009

Book-length manuscripts of between 50 and 80 pages are now being accepted for 2011 publication. Electronic submissions are accepted. There is no fee for submitting.

A cover letter, sent via email with a poetry manuscript, should present a short biographical statement by the writer and and overview of the work.

Please go to for more information and for profiles of current Arktoi authors.

Manuscripts should be sent to, as should inquires about the press.

Arktoi Books, an imprint of Red Hen Press, was established in 2006 by Eloise Klein Healy to publish literary works of high quality by lesbian writers. The mission of Arktoi Books is to give lesbian writers more access to "the conversation" that having a book in print affords. Submissions by both new and established authors are welcome

Special thanks to Ellen Bass for sharing this listing.

Friday, August 21, 2009

RONDEAU ROUNDUP: Love Contest Winners

Love Rondeau Contest: Winners!

It is with delight that I announce the winners of the Rondeau Roundup's Love Rondeau Contest!

First-prize goes to Heidi Czerwiec for "Rondeau with NASA Article." Heidi's prize consists of a $35 gift certificate and a feature on the Rondeau Roundup blog.

More-than-Honorable Mentions went to the following poets. Each of these poets will have their rondeaus featured on the blog as well:

Tara Betts for "Spin Cycle"
Susan Elbe for "My, What Big Wishes I Had"
Marybeth Rua-Larsen for "It Isn't What I Thought"
Buzz Mauro for "We Love as You Do"
R. Elena Prieto for "Lost Love, In Memoriam"

Thanks to all those poets who entered the contest!
The Love Rondeau contest, sponsored by the Rondeau Roundup blog, has yielded 25 entries! Not bad for a first time contest.

Contest results will be posted on July 31. In addition to the winners, other rondeaus will be posted on the blog as more-than-honorable mentions.

The next contest sponsored by the blog will be a Autumn Rondeau contest. Deadline TBA. No fee to enter, as will be the case for all contests connected to this blog.

Allison J.
Roundeau Mistress

Contest Rules:

Only one rondeau may be submitted per person. No entry fee.

For this contest, I'm looking for rondeaus that follow the standard definition, as given on

The rondeau’s form is not difficult to recognize: as it is known and practiced today, it is composed of fifteen lines, eight to ten syllables each, divided stanzaically into a quintet, a quatrain, and a sestet. The rentrement consists of the first few words or the entire first line of the first stanza, and it recurs as the last line of both the second and third stanzas. Two rhymes guide the music of the rondeau, whose rhyme scheme is as follows (R representing the refrain): aabba aabR aabbaR.

Examples of the form: "In Flanders Fields" by John McCrae, "We Wear the Mask" by Paul Laurence Dunbar.

No other poetic form will be accepted for this contest. Non-rhyming rondeaus can be entered, but the blog moderator's preference is for rhymed and metered rondeaus.

To enter, send a single rondeau on the topic of love to

roundeauroundup(at)gmail(dot)com [replace (at) with @, (dot) with .]

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The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow 2 Due Out Sept. 9

The Rutherford Red Wheel Barrow, Number 2 - 2009
ISBN: 978-0-557-09459-2
Softcover, 232 pages, 6" x 9", perfect binding
In Print USD 19.99, E-Book USD 5.00
White Chickens Press


Rutherford, NJ, August 6, 2009: One hundred years ago, in 1909, William Carlos Williams put Rutherford on the literary map with his self-published first book of poems. This year, the Red Wheelbarrow Poets, founded by the William Carlos Williams Poetry Cooperative of Southern Bergen County, start the second century of that ongoing tradition with the release of the new issue of their literary journal, The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow, featuring poetry and prose from dozens of area writers, previously unpublished and rare work from Williams, and an excerpt from a memoir about life in Haiti during the turbulent days of the Duvalier regime.

The Red Wheelbarrow Poets, celebrating Rutherford as a nexus of poetic energy, will release the second edition of The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow on Wednesday, September 9 at a 7 PM reading in the Williams Center for the Arts, One Williams Plaza, Rutherford, NJ. The yearly anthology will be sold at the reading and can be ordered online at beginning Sept. 9. It will also be available at the annual Williams Symposium to be held in October at the Williams Center.

The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow 2 joins the first edition, which was released last fall, in unveiling another unpublished poem by Williams. It contains letters from Williams to his mother and his poet friend Ezra Pound, and the transcript of Williams’ 1955 Voice of America broadcast about his home town. Among the thought-provoking essays in the prose section is “Willie Williams’ Rutherford” by Borough Historian Rod Leith, encapsulating the popular bus tours he gives of local sites associated with the poet.

Red Wheelbarrow poets in the journal include John Barrale, Céline Beaulieu, Sondra Singer Beaulieu, Marian Calabro, George DeGregorio, Mark Fogarty, Elissa Gordon, Gail King, Jim Klein, Janet Kolstein, Deborah Schantz, Zorida Mohammed, and Claudia Serea.

Area poets contributing include Roxanne Hoffman, Pamela Hughes, Joel Lewis, Brant Lyon, Paul Nash, Michael O’Brien, George Pereny, Matthew Rohrer, Dan Saxon, Ed Smith, Rosemarie Sprouls, John J. Trause, and Bill Zavatzky.

Community writers published include Laura Creste, Fred Duignan, Gladys Eckardt, David Eisenberg, Haya Elkadi, Jane Fisher, Tony Fradkin, John Lee Garland, David Gerry, Merit Gorgy, Melanie Klein, Loren Kleinman, Kathy Kuenzle, Denise LaNeve, Eugenia Macer-Story, Gene Myers, Susan Rappaport, Jose A. Rodriguez, Krzysztof Sadowski, Roger Sedarat, Shannon Thomas, and B.J. Ward.

In addition to the poetry, the journal has a prose collection that includes an essay on poetry and madness by editor Jim Klein, an essay on writing by Rutherford native Kathy Kuenzle, a review of two poetry anthologies by managing editor Mark Fogarty, and an excerpt from a forthcoming memoir by managing editor Sondra Singer Beaulieu about her turbulent years in Haiti as a journalist. Beaulieu is this year’s featured writer.

Published by White Chickens Press, The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow showcases the workshop poets who have been meeting weekly for over two years at the Rutherford Public Library. It also contains a generous selection of work by many other poets involved in the ongoing Rutherford literary revival. This includes those who have been featured or open readers at the Second Wednesday series at the Williams Center, sponsored by the William Carlos Williams Poetry Cooperative, the student poets who have also held workshops at the library, and other writers who have been attracted by the vortex created by all the great energy surrounding each of the poetry projects.

The Red Wheelbarrow Poets meet year round for a writing workshop on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm at the Rutherford Public Library. This is a free, drop-in program. No registration is required, and all are welcome. Bring at least 10 copies of your work to share with the group. There is no writing workshop on the second Wednesday of the month. The monthly poetry reading series “Second Wednesdays,” sponsored by the William Carlos Williams Poetry Cooperative, is held at 7:00 pm at the Williams Center. “Second Wednesday” is a free program featuring noted poets and open readings from the floor.

For more information contact

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Last Call for Holocaust Anthology - September 1, 2009

Mizmor L'David Anthology
Volume I - Holocaust (2010)

Cover art by Valentin Lustig
"The Never-Ending Ascension to the Alps" (1999)

Submission Guidelines:

Deadline: September 1st, 2009
Submit two copies of each poem
We prefer one-page poems
Please note all contact information
Previously published poems will not be considered
Previously published in Poetica will be considered (no need to submit)

The anthology will be available by March 2010
Contributors will need to buy their own copy at a discounted price

Please review detailed guidelines at


Michal Mahgerefteh, Editor
Michelle Langerberg, Co-Editor

Please mail to:

Poetica Publishing Company
Attn: Annual Anthology
P. O. Box 11014
Norfolk, VA 23517

THEMA: Upcoming Submission Calls

THEMA Literary Journal
many plots/one premise

THEMA, the theme-related journal, has three goals. One is to provide a stimulating forum for established and emerging literary artists. The second is to serve as source material and inspiration for teachers of creative writing. The third is to provide readers with a unique and entertaining collection of stories and poems.



Upcoming premises (target themes) and deadlines for submission:

Math & music (November 1, 2009)
The trip not taken (March 1, 2010)
About two miles down the road (July 1, 2009)

The premise (target theme) must be an integral part of the plot, not necessarily the central theme but not merely incidental. Fewer than 20 double spaced pages preferred. Indicate premise (target theme) on title page. Because manuscripts are evaluated in blind review, do NOT put author's name on any page beyond the title page. Indicate target theme in cover letter or on first page of manuscript. Include self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) with each submission. Rejected manuscripts unaccompanied by an SASE will not be returned. Response time: 3 months after premise deadline. NO READER'S FEE.

On acceptance for publication, we will pay the following amount: short story, $25; short-short piece (up to 1000 words), $10; poem, $10; artwork, $25 for cover, $10 for interior page display.

Copyright reverts to author after publication.



Virginia Howard, Editor
Box 8747
Metairie, LA 70011-8747

Be sure to indicate THEME and include SASE for each submission. BE SURE to include a separate SASE for each THEME.

Subscriptions: Three issues a year for only $20/year ($30 for delivery outside USA)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

ESPRIT DE CORPS Seeks Submissions for Launch by November 1

Esprit de Corps is a new left leaning, quarterly, seventy-six page, hard copy arts magazine, publishing fiction, poetry, reviews and interviews.

Website and more details coming soon.

Currently seeking submissions for issue one.
Deadline: 1st November 2009
Publication date: December 2009

Fiction should be between 500 and 2500 words. Please send as a word attachment and set in Courier, text size 12 and double-spaced. We're looking for simply good writing. All genres and styles considered.

Any length and style considered, although no rhyming verse and clichés are to be avoided. Please submit between three-six poems. Send as a word attachment, set in Courier and text size 12.

Reviewing is a dying art. We’re looking to put together a team, reporting to the reviews editor, who can deliver reviews on small press publications, books on the cusp of the underground/mainstream, as well as independent music and film and also the arts in general.

We are interested in thought-provoking articles on subjects ranging from left-leaning, socialist politics, biographies, social comment etc. Please send a brief synopsis of what you’d like to write about in the first instance.

We are looking for artwork to adorn the cover of the magazine.

If you are a writer/musician/artist with something to promote then please get in touch.

With all submissions please include a brief third person biography. Simultaneous submission currently accepted, but please let us know if this is the case.

Payment one copy.

If you think you can help in any other way, then please get in touch.


Facebook users please join our group.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

New Book of Jewish Poetry by Yakov Azriel

Beads for the Messiah's Bride
Poems on Leviticus
by Yakov Azriel
Time Being Books, 2009
ISBN 9781568091280
US$ 15.95

To read a sample poem and to purchase:
Receive a 20% discount by using the coupon code SALE

Dear Ms. Hoffman,

I hope that you are well.

I wanted to bring to your attention that a few weeks ago, my third full length book of poems, Beads for the Messiah's Bride: Poems on Leviticus, was published by Time Being Books, the same publisher that brought out my two earlier books, In The Shadow Of A Burning Bush: Poems On Exodus, and Threads From A Coat Of Many Colors: Poems On Genesis. Like the earlier two books, this one is also structured as a running commentary or midrash (this time on the Book of Leviticus), starting with chapter 1, verse 1, and ending with the last verse in the book. Eventually, we will be publishing five volumes of poetry, one for each of the Five Books of Moses.

I thought that you might be interested in reading my book. Should you be interested, this book can be ordered through Internet bookstores such as Amazon, as well as (the publisher’s website), and selected bookstores. I can also email you some sample poems, to see if these poems "speak" to you.

I am printing a list of three pre-publication endorsements my book has received below.

In any case, I hope that everything is going well for you.


Yakov Azriel

Endorsements for

1) Yakov Azriel has undertaken an exceptionally ambitious and difficult project: to write a series of books of poems based on the books of the Torah. His third volume in this series, Beads for the Messiah's Bride: Poems on Leviticus was perhaps the most challenging, as readers tend to view Leviticus as a rather dry compilation of laws. But Azriel has managed to mine this difficult text and return with an inspired series of poems that disprove, once and for all, the assumption that the well of Leviticus is dry. I would heartily recommend reading this fine book of poems before reading Leviticus, as a way of realizing that this least appreciated of biblical books is in fact full of mystery and meaning.
Howard Schwartz, author of Tree of Souls: The Mythology of Judaism, professor of English at the University of Missouri , St. Louis

2) The wonder of Yakov Azriel’s Torah-inspired poetry continues with Beads for the Messiah’s Bride: Poems on Leviticus. Once again, formal mastery combines with depth of learning and soul-searching to produce a work that wrestles uncompromisingly with the demands of the Torah, the questions of an individual life, and the challenges of contemporary Jewish history. Many individual poems are unforgettably poignant, and the reader has throughout a sense of existential engagement with a sacred text.
Esther Cameron, editor of The Deronda Review

3) According to Jewish tradition, children begin their Torah study with the book of Leviticus because of the many Mitzvot it contains. At the same time, Leviticus can be very difficult to read for moderns because it is filled with laws regarding sacrifices, priestly garments, purity and impurity. In his book, Yakov Azriel gives us an entrance into Leviticus by creating a poetic Midrash in which he relates his spiritual struggles and those of our people to the words of the Torah. His highly inspirational, evocative and melodic poems move from themes in Leviticus to themes in the Prophets and the Psalms and the books of R. Nahman of Bratslav. He has created a thread from the laws in Leviticus to his own soul and from there to the soul of the universe. Azriel not only teaches us how to read the book of Leviticus but also how to read ourselves into the book. In doing so, he also brings us closer to God’s word.
Rabbi Reuben Landman, Congregation Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim, Silver Spring , MD ( a Conservative congregation)

LETTERBOX #4 Released; Call for #5

LETTERBOX #4 (juncture), in which the magazine resurfaces to greet a new century, features work by Ed Baker, Jennifer Cooper, Melissa Eleftherion, Raymond Farr, Marco Giovenale, Vincent Katz, Richard Kostelanetz, Pablo Lopez, Charlie Malone, Richard Meier, Christopher Mulrooney, K. Silem Mohammad, Sara Mumolo, Sophie Pucill, Stephen Ratcliffe, Francis Raven, Kit Robinson and Mike Young.

Look for it soon at Bay Area bookshops, or order it from us.

Send a check payable to Scott Bentley, for US$10.00 (includes shipping & handling), to

Scott Bentley
7727 Fairoaks Drive
Pleasanton, CA 94588

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Submit to LETTERBOX #5

The editors of LETTERBOX magazine invite you to send in new work for our next issue. Please send your work via e-mail to, in plain text format or attached as a Word or RTF formatted file. For visually or typographically complex work, please also send a version in PDF format. All submissions must include the author's name and e-mail address on each piece.

Submissions can also be mailed to LETTERBOX, 7727 Fairoaks Dr., Pleasonton, CA 94588. Include the author's name, e-mail address (or phone number, if no e-mail) and mailing address on each piece of a physical submission.

The submission deadline for Issue #5 is September 30, 2009.

Editor and Publisher: Scott Bentley
Associate Editor and Production Designer: Todd Ableser
Associate Editor: Lucas M. Rivera

Special thanks to Facebook friend, Lucas M. Rivera, for letting us know the good news.

Autumn Sky Poetry 14 - Call for Art Issue

Submission Call: The Art Issue Autumn Sky Poetry,
Number 15, October 2009

For the first time ever, Autumn Sky Poetry will be publishing artwork as well as poems! If you are a poet who also dabbles in any of the visual arts, send me your work. I'm looking for poems with corresponding artwork:

  • Do you have a poem about a barn? Send me the poem and the photo that you took that inspired the poem.
  • Do you like to draw abstract shapes? Send me the poem you wrote and the doodle that you drew in the margin.
  • Do you paint? Send me the painting and the poem you wrote about it.
  • Did your sister or your son draw something after reading your poem? Send them in together.
  • Alternatively, you may submit ekphrastic poems with a corresponding link to the art that inspired the poem. I won't publish the art, but I will include the link with the poem.

Send submissions to:

Send up to four poems within the body of the email. I only read the first four poems.

Attach the artwork as a jpg. I will only accept four graphic attachments per submission.

To submit to this particular issue, make sure you include the words: "Submission Number 15" in the subject line of your email. All other email with attachments will be discarded unopened.

Christine Klocek-Lim
editor, Autumn Sky Poetry

It's all about the poetry.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Autumn Sky Poetry 14—now live!


The fourteenth issue of Autumn Sky Poetry is now online.

Read poems by George Bishop, Eric Blanchard, William Keener, W.F. Lantry, Jen McClung, Esther Greenleaf Mürer, Sergio A. Ortiz, Tania Runyan, Donna Vorreyer, and James S. Wilk.

It's all about the poetry.

Christine Klocek-Lim, Editor

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

GWW: 140 Character Writing Contest - September 21

Gotham's Writers' Workshop
Deadline September 21, 2009

The Fall 2009 Contest

Twitter. You may love it, hate it or have no idea what it is. (For that last group, it’s a form of social media where people make posts of no more than 140 characters—see

Following the Twitter craze, we challenge you to dazzle us with a piece of writing that is no more than 140 characters (characters = letters, punctuation marks, and spaces). You may write on any topic and use any form—fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. As Strunk and White say, “Vigorous writing is concise.” Entries must be submitted by September 21, 2009.

Here’s an example, a work of “microfiction” by Ana Maria Shua:

I have nothing against fried eggs. They’re the ones who look at me with amazement, terrified, wide-eyed.

The winning entry will be published in the next Gotham catalog and online at The author will receive a free 10-Week Writing Workshop. And we’ll also post some of the leading entries on Gotham’s Twitter page.

The contest is easy to enter, and there are no fees.

For more details and to submit your entry please visit:

Monday, August 10, 2009

Susan Maurer's PERFECT DARK from Ungovernable Press

Lars Parm, Publisher/Editor of ungoverable press is pleased to announce the first full length collection of Susan Maurer's poetry, perfect dark, now available as a free to read and download e-book at

this book is unique in our catalogue in a couple of ways. it is a collection of poems written over a long period of time, something like 15 years, & it's the first (& last) manuscript i've received in hard copy with all the extra work that brings when you don't own a scanner. at times i feel i know this book by heart, which, as this is the book it is, is a good feeling

ungovernable press is looking for e-book manuscripts of among other things poetry, essays (NOT academic papers), crime stories & translations of either from living & consenting authors up to 40 pages as attachments to larspalm69ATgmailDOTcom with "submission your name" in the subject line.

For more details about ungovernable press and their publications please visit their website at:

Catch up with Lars and ungovernable press at his blog:

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Submissions welcome by August 15: Orbis 148: Special NW/NY Issue

August 1 at 2:57pm

Orbis 148: Special NW/NY Issue (so good, they named it twice. Almost.)

Where will your imagination take you – The North West Passage? North West Frontier? North-North-West?

Well, don’t get too carried away because what we’re after is:
the North West of England. And New York, of course.

Maximum 40 lines, preferably 4 by post with SAE. Or 2 via email: carolebaldock [at] hotmail [dot] com

(Original deadline was July 31 so apologies for any sense of déjà vu, or rather: toute oublié - with having to produce the next issue of Kudos as well this month (and only 24 hours in the day), suddenly thought on, best to get that done first.)

If you could post/pass this on to interested parties via your emailing list, and ask them to pass it on, very much appreciated.

Also, if possible to exchange/update/add links: new website:

Carole Baldock, Publisher/Editor
Orbis International Literary Journal:
84 pages of news, reviews, views, letters, features, prose and quite a lot of poetry.

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Besides poems - and occasionally upbeat doesn’t come amiss, Orbis welcomes prose, 500 to 1000 words, suggestions for cover artwork and features, eg the Past Master Section, or indeed, Past Mistress. 500 to 1000 words; ideas in first instance, not completed articles: subjects for discussion, technical, topical etc:

‘ No wonder poetry sales are so small when little respect is shown to the reader, with editors encouraging people who are exponents of their own vanity’.

Submissions by post: four poems; two prose pieces, 500 to1000 words
Please enclose SAE with ALL correspondence. Overseas: 2 IRCs; 3 if work is to be returned

Via email, Overseas only: two poems or one piece of prose in body. No attachments:

Please note, although priority and hopefully a swift response is given to first time enquiries, subsequently, replies can take a lot longer due to the volume of mail, and email.

Subscribers usually receive an answer re submissions in 3 months at the latest, ie with the following issue of the magazine.

When work is returned with an invite for further submissions, please do not interpret ‘in due course’ as by return of post. (And with email, it does not mean send more within the next half hour either.)

If work is already being held on file, further submissions cannot be considered.

After publication, contributors are requested to wait about 12 months before sending more poems.

Subs: cheques payable to Carole Baldock; post to

17 Greenhow Avenue, West Kirby, Wirral CH48 5EL

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