Archive for March, 2011

Call for Submissions: Regional Anthology

Broadkill River Press Announces a Regional Poetry Anthology The Road Less Traveled

We often arrive at a crossroads in our lives—in relationships, career paths, or artistic directions, just to name a few. These choices can be a source either of despair or inspiration, and at times they spur us to greater creativity. Consequently, they may serve as the subjects of our most penetrating work. In recognition of the centrality of this theme to much of the poetry we read and write the Broadkill River Press is publishing an anthology titled The Road Less Traveled to appear during the winter of 2011-2012.

Authors are encouraged to submit poems relevant to this theme, however they may interpret it according to their individual experience and aesthetic.

The Press invites writers within a one-hundred mile radius of Washington, D.C. to submit up to three poems, or no more than five pages of poetry, with a reading fee check for $12.00 made payable to Broadkill River Press, 104 Federal Street, Milton, Delaware, 19968. Send a self addressed stamped postcard for confirmation of receipt. James C. L. Brown is the General Editor, but a panel of readers will deliberate on the work. Each contributor selected will receive one
contributor’s copy and the right to purchase extra copies at a substantial discount over the suggested retail price of the volume. Submissions should be postmarked by July 15, 2011.

Inquiries may be directed through email to

Broadkill River Press
an imprint of Broadkill Publishing Associates, LLC
104 Federal Street, Milton DE 19968


Gerry LaFemina’s Book Release Party

Posted: March 10, 2011 by fsucenterforcreativewriting in Events, Poetry

Frostburg State University’s Center for Creative Writing director, Gerard “Gerry” LaFemina is happy to announce the release and book signing of his new collection of poetry, Vanishing Horizon at Main Street Books of Frostburg on March 29, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.

LaFemina is the author of five previous collections of poetry, including Graffiti Heart (winner of the Anthony Piccione Prize in Poetry), The Window Facing Winter and The Para…keets of Brooklyn (winner of the Bordighera Prize); two collections of prose poems; and Wish List, a collection of short stories. His newest collection has been described as “full of gritty and graceful intelligence” (Tim Seibles, author of Buffalo Head Solos) and LaFemina recognizes it as “a bit different structurally from the others.”

Opening with a poem that “returns home,” Vanishing Horizons examines the vagabondness one experiences despite the achievement of the American dream: “So this quest for some sort of grounding even as the book moves geographically is central to the book. Hence its title,” Gerry expresses. “Main Street Books is always eager to host a reading with Gerry,” says bookstore owner, Fred Powell. “The audience can look forward to an exciting evening.”

Main Street Books is located at 2 E. Main St. in downtown Frostburg. For additional information call 301/689-5605 or e-mail


Here’s a list of  the Center for Creative Writing’s current literary journal subscriptions. Check out their websites and stop by the Center to take a look at recent issues!

Bayou Magazine

A young publication with an old soul, each issue of Bayou Magazine contains stunningly beautiful fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

Bellingham Review

Literature of palpable quality: poems, stories, and essays so beguiling they invite us to touch their essence. The Bellingham Review hungers for a kind of writing that nudges the limits of form, or executes traditional forms exquisitely.

Crab Orchard Review

Crab Orchard Review is a biannual journal of creative works published by the Department of English of Southern Illinois University Carbondale featuring new fiction, poetry, literary nonfiction, and book reviews of small press and university press titles.

New Letters

New Letters will continue to seek the best new writing, whether from established writers or from those just ready to be discovered; and it will support those writers, readers and, yes, listeners, who want to experience the joy of writing that both surprises and inspires us all.

Ninth Letter

Ninth Letter is a collaborative between the Creative Writing Program and the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois @Urbana-Champaign. Edited and designed by faculty and students as part of the core curricula of both programs, the journal’s mission is to present original literary writing of exceptional quality, illuminated by cutting-edge graphic design.

One Story

One Story is a non-profit literary magazine that features one great short story mailed to subscribers every three weeks. Our mission is to save the short story by publishing in a friendly format that allows readers to experience each story as a stand-alone work of art and a simple form of entertainment. One Story is designed to fit into your purse or pocket, and into your life.


Founded in 2006 by M. Bartley Seigel, [PANK] – PANK Magazine,, and the PANK Little Book Series – is a nonprofit literary arts collective committed to emerging literatures, its writers and its readers. In 2009, across platforms, PANK had more than 80,000 readers in 138 countries.

Prairie Schooner

Prairie Schooner is published in cooperation with the University of Nebraska Press and the Creative Writing Program of the University of Nebraska English Department. Members of the faculty of this program include Jonis Agee, Grace Bauer, Ted Kooser, Greg Kuzma, Amelia Maria de la Luz Montes, Hilda Raz, Gerald Shapiro, and Judith Slater. Published quarterly: March, June, September, December.

The River Teeth

River Teeth invites submissions of creative nonfiction, including narrative reportage, essays, and memoirs, as well as critical essays that examine the emerging genre and that explore the impact of nonfiction narrative on the lives of its writers, subjects, and readers.