Expat Berlin: Literary News for January
Get the latest information on new publications, calls for submissions and more.
Berlin-based poet Catherine Hales has new poems and new translations of Norbert Hummelt online at http://www.greatworks.org.uk.
Berlin-based poet Alistair Noon has a new four-part sequence of poems available online at:
Chris Whitely, who also lives in Berlin, has 3 new poems online at http://www.abctales.com/user/chris-whitley.
CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS:
THE BEAR: BERLIN'S ENGLISH-SPEAKING PDF
The Bear is a PDF-only fortnightly newsletter distributed via email by an anonymous consortium of disaffected comedians, intellectuals, and rakes. The Bear seeks contributors, but on a strict "crazed genius-only" basis. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a subscription or other inquiries.
A VERSAL CALL
Versal wants your poetry, prose, and art for its seventh issue due out in May, 2009. Internationally acclaimed literary annual published in Amsterdam; perfect bound, 100 pages of the urgent, involved, & unexpected. See website for guidelines and to submit: http://versal.wordsinhere.com. We only accept submissions through our (easy-to-use) online submission manager. Inquiries (only) can be directed to: email@example.com. Deadline: January 15, 2009.
THE PRAGUE REVUE
The Prague Revue is currently accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, drama and critical non-fiction for Issue 9, due out in May. Send submissions or queries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Litmus Press is currently holding an open reading period to select manuscripts of poetry for publication in 2010-11. Manuscripts must be postmarked by February 15, 2009 to be considered.
We are interested in unpublished book-length manuscripts (60 pages or more) of innovative poetry or cross-genre works written in English. We will consider works written in English by non-U.S. authors in this series but works in translation are subject to our Translation Series guidelines ( here). Before submitting your manuscript, please familiarize yourself with our previous titles for a sense of the range of work we publish.
Please send 2 copies of your manuscript, an acknowledgments page (if applicable), and a cover letter including your name, the title of your manuscript, your address, phone number, and email to:
P.O. Box 25526
Brooklyn, NY 11202-5526
We regret that we cannot return your manuscript, so please do not send your only copy. Manuscripts will be recycled at the end of our reading period. Publication decisions will be announced Spring 2009.
We do NOT accept submissions via email at this time.
Please feel free to forward this call.
NEW CREATIVE WRITING COURSE
“A creative writing course is being put together for persons interested in writing short or long fiction, poetry, plays, biographies or narrative non-fiction. This will be a workshop format modeled after those in US universities. Each meeting we'll discuss a work-in-progress, trying to make it better and learn and be inspired in the process. The atmosphere is casual, friendly, supportive and serious. Participants may range from beginning to published writers. The cost is 10€ per meeting. If you're interested in joining or would like more information, please give me a call. I'd like to start this the week of Tuesday, Feb. 19.” Charles Clawson 420 970 58 / 0163-5272213
MIDNIGHT POETRY IS LOOKING FOR FRESH TALENTS
“If you are into poetry, song texts, writing a novel or short stories and wish to present your work to an interested crowd - midnight poetry is the right place for you to be! please send your application to kat via mail (email@example.com). you will find more details about our concept at the website www.midnight-poetry.net."