Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Oregon Literary Review


is currently accepting fiction for its "Genre" section in the following genres: Space Opera, Western, Adventure, Fantasy. Based on our last call for entries, we're looking for stories that are of the genres, but also have depth that goes beyond the perceived limitations of genre fiction. Stories should be self-contained and 10,000 words or less. Send all submissions to (replace (at) with @) with "Genre Submission" in the subject line. Word .doc files are preferred, but stories may be pasted into emails as well.

We encourage writers to submit artwork or graphics along with their stories! The Oregon Literary Review is published online and on CD-Rom every six months.

We accept fiction, screenpalys, stage plays, audio, poetry, photography, essays, and more. For more information, visit http://orelitrev.startlogic.com/

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

10/31: Eric Gregory Awards

Entries must be received by this date
Highly recommended free contest offers prizes totaling 24,000 pounds for a collection of up to 30 poems, drama-poems or belles-lettres, by a writer who will be under age 30 as of March 31 of the following year. The author must be a British subject by birth but not a national of Eire or any of the British Dominions or Colonies, and must ordinarily be resident in the United Kingdom or Northern Ireland. Previously published work accepted.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

“Faux Histories”

Specs is a jo
Call For Submissions--Specs

“Faux Histories”

Specs is a journal of contemporary culture and arts at Rollins College that aims to create sympathetic interfaces between artistic and critical practices.

The editors invite submissions of critical and/or creative work for the 2nd volume on the theme of “Faux Histories.” We seek works of fiction, non-fiction, cultural criticism, artwork, poetry, and pieces that blur genre boundaries. The editorial board consists of writers and academics from various fields. The editors are excited by specialty, an excess of detail, fragments, narratives, meta-narratives, and more. The editors are particularly interested in works that examine contemporary culture and/or cross the critical/creative divide while riffing on the theme of “Faux Histories” in multiple ways, including:

- Manipulated Histories/Deep Time
- Synthetic Encounters /Textures/String Theories
- Apocryphal Technologies and Topographies
- End of History
- Planned Communities/Theme Parks
- Virtual Worlds/Mythical Creatures/Cyberculture
- Retrofuturism/Revisonary History/Counter Memories
- Transgenderisms
- Body Transformations/Plastic Surgery
- Transhumanism/Cyborgs/Posthumanism
- 2nd Life/Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs)/Video Games
- Adaptations/Hollywood/Celluloid Worlds
- False Memories/Déjà vu/Ersatz Affects

Deadline for submissions: December 15, 2008.

Please send all submissions in an .rft or .doc file in Times New Roman Font to editors@specsjournal.org Include a brief cover letter and indicate whether you wish to be considered for the print edition, the web edition, or both. Please also indicate the type/genre of submission in the subject heading (Poetry, Cultural Criticism, etc.).

Please limit prose submissions to less than 6000 words and poetry submissions to 10-12 pages.

Critical prose pieces will be peer reviewed. We accept simultaneous submission of creative work if indicated on the cover letter. Please inform us immediately if work is accepted elsewhere.

For further guidelines visit our website at www.specsjournal.org

Vidhu Aggarwal

Monday, October 6, 2008

October 7 @ 7pm

The Orlando Poetry Group presents:
1st Tuesdays @
The Daily Grind
807 N. Orange Ave
Orlando, Fl 32801
407 839-4009

Brad Kuhn &
Darlyn Finch

A special evening with Darlyn and Brad
Followed by an open Mic, where YOU shine

Hosted By Russ Golata
blacksox@att.net 407-403-5814

Brad Kuhn is not only a wonderful poet and writer himself but he is driving force behind Kerouac House.If you are not familiar with The writers in residence project:
The Jack Kerouac Writers in Residence Project of Orlando, Inc. is working to further Kerouac's legacy in Orlando, where he was living when On the Road was published.

Darlyn Finch is a Florida native, born and raised in Jacksonville. She attended Ed White high school before obtaining her Associate of Arts degree at Florida Junior College. She holds a bachelors degree as an English major, Writing minor from Rollins College in Winter Park. Darlyn is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction/Poetry from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky. She is also responsible for Sunscibbles--the heatbeat newsletter of Central Florida. Where would we all be without it.