Editor, Call for Submissions, and more

Alice James Books; Farmington, Maine ; www.alicejamesbooks.org

Full-time managing editor sought to begin work in April 2009. Successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree, excellent written & verbal communication skills, & 2 – 3 years publishing or bookselling experience. Strong bookkeeping, accounting, marketing, sales, design, & production skills desired. This position assists w/ all stages of manuscript development from acquisition to production, marketing, publicity, sales & distribution, communicates with authors & publishing industry professionals, trains 12 – 14 student interns/year. Must have strong interest in publishing; must be computer literate and comfortable managing staff. Experience with QuickBooks, Bookkeeping, & InDesign preferable. Interest in poetry and/or MFA highly desired. Please address résumé, cover letter including salary requirements to: ajb@umf.maine.edu Attn: Carey Salerno, Acting Director, Alice James Books, 238 Main Street , Farmington , ME 04938 . Interviews will commence on or before February 16, 2009; applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. No phone calls please. AJB will have a table at AWP, so feel free to drop by for more details and to talk with the Acting Director or current Managing Editor, Lacy Simons


The inaugural issue of Stone's Throw Magazine, (www.stonesthrowmagazine.com) edited byTami Haaland and Russell Rowland and designed by Malia Burgess. The magazine is now accepting submissions for its second issue. Guidelines available on the website. Check out the Stone's Throw Magazine Facebook group too!


So to Speak, a literary journal founded in 1993 by an editorial collective of women MFA candidates at George Mason University, is currently holding a contest in Fiction (Deadline: March 15, 2009).

We are looking for work that addresses issues of significance to women's lives and movements for women's equality and are especially interested in pieces that explore issues of race, class, and sexuality in relation to gender. Please see the details below or visit us on the web for more information: http://www.gmu.edu/org/sts

Contest details:


Deadline: March 15, 2009

Judge: Valerie Martin

Submit two copies of your manuscript: one with your name and contact information and one without. Manuscripts should not exceed 5,000 words; they should be typed and double-spaced with numbered pages. Include a cover letter and a SASE for response. The reading fee is $15. Please make checks or money orders payable to George Mason University . Contest entries are not returned.

So to Speak

George Mason University

4400 University Drive , MSN 2C5

Fairfax , VA 22030-4444

Email: sts@gmu.edu

Website: http://www.gmu.edu/org/sts


Call for Submissions: The Dos Passos Review

Reading opens 1 February 2009
General Call for Submissions

Originating from Longwood University 's prestigious Dos Passos Prize for Fiction, The Dos Passos Review actively seeks the best American writing in the areas of literary fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. We are looking for writing that demonstrates characteristics found in the work of John Dos Passos, such as an intense and original exploration of specifically American themes; an innovative quality; and a range of literary forms, especially in the genres of fiction and creative non-fiction. We are not interested in genre fiction, or prose that is experiment for the sake of experiment. We are also not interested in nonfiction that is scholarly or critical in nature. Send us your best unpublished literary prose or poetry.

Submission Guidelines

Guidelines are available by e-mail, SASE, or on the website. Please do not submit material to the magazine electronically. If accepted, an electronic version may be requested. Send submissions addressed to Editor, indicating on the envelope if the work enclosed is fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction. Include a brief cover letter listing previous publications, if any, and a fifty-word bio. Enclose SASE with your submission and with any subsequent inquiries. Work without SASE --- even if the cover letter includes an e-mail address --- will be discarded. Please do not submit again until you have been notified of the status of your current submission. Send DISPOSABLE mss only. Mss will not be returned.

Simultaneous submission is okay if notified. We are all writers who have waited for editors' replies; we'll do our best to respond in a timely manner, two to twelve weeks. Reading periods vary: April 1-July 31 for Fall Issue, February 1- March 30 for Spring Issue. Submissions postmarked outside these reading periods will be returned unread.

Prose Submissions
Stories or essays should be typed, double-spaced, and paginated, with your name, address, phone number, and e-mail on the first page, title on subsequent pages. We are unable to read entire manuscripts, novellas, or submissions of more than one story (roughly 3,000 words) at a time. One story at a time, please. We do not accept novel excerpts. If submitting flash fiction (less than 1000 words), you may submit up to three pieces.

Poetry Submissions
Poems (three to five per submission) should be typed with your name, address, email, and phone number on the first page of each.

Send submissions to:

(Genre) Editor
The Dos Passos Review
Longwood University
Department of English and Modern Languages
201 High Street
Farmville , VA 23909


Call for Submissions: The Liam Rector First Book Prize for Poetry


Reading : February 1 - March 30, 2009

No mss postmarked after March 30, 2009 will be considered.

Reading fee: $20.00

Final Judge: Jan Beatty

Notification in June for Spring 2010 publication by Briery Creek Press.

Winner receives 50 books, a reading, $1000.00, and a letter-pressed broadside created by book-artist Kerri Cushman.

All entries receive a copy of the winning book.

Send between 48 and 60 pages of poetry, no more than one poem per page, no smaller than 12 point font, Arial, Courier, or Times. Do not include Table of Contents in page count. Entries will be judged blind, so include cover letter with ms title, poet's name, and all contact information. Cover sheet on ms should include title only. Do not include Dedication, Acknowledgments or Credits page. Poet's name should not appear anywhere in the ms. Number all ms pages. Entries should include a #10 SASE for winner notification. Send disposable mss only; no manuscripts will be returned.

No restriction on content or style; we're simply looking for excellent poetry.

Simultaneous submission okay for contest, although we ask that poets please contact us immediately if the ms is accepted elsewhere. Reading fees not returned upon such withdrawal. Current students and employees of Longwood University and authors published by The Dos Passos Review are not eligible for this competition.

Make checks payable to DPR/BRIERY CREEK, Department of English, Longwood University , 201 High Street , Farmville , VA 23909



Picture Postcard Press, an imprint of Briery Creek, a venture founded by three grad students, is now seeking submissions for brief poetry, micro-fiction and micro-memoir

Selected written work will be paired with a commissioned artist for one-of-a-kind illustration, resulting in a 5 1/2 x 81/2 postcard.

Yes, it's a postcard. Yes, it's literature. Yes, it's fine art. So mail it, read it, or frame it!

Visit http://picturepostcardpress.net/ for full details, or join the Picture Postcard Press Facebook group.

Also, Picture Postcard Press will be at The Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference in Chicago — check us out at The Dos Passos Review/Longwood University table. At AWP, P3 will host a flash contest at the table. The winners will appear on our next run of postcards and will receive three contributor copies as payment.

Submit! Stop by, say hello, and show us what you can do! Either way, we'll see you at the

Post office!

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