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Sunday, April 11, 2010

new calls, new issues, new books

a stroll through literary land. the focus this week: content+form, and all the different digital and printed shapes words and images can take.

content + form:

- feature discussion about content in the digital age: "Content and Form Are Not Equal", Ernesto Priego (phd: comics books in the digital age) + Beth Adams (editor or qarrtsiluni + Phoenica Publishing). reading through it, i kept thinking: this goes for poetry and stories as well, the difference printed pages make.
- Litterbox feature: project 365 - "the goal of project 365 is to take a photo a day and post each one, chronicling the entirety of the year 2010, one day & one photo at a time."

new calls:
- BluePrintReview goes (micro)-print this summer, and is looking for micro novel manuscripts (4000-5500 words). deadline: end of April, more here: micro novels
- Outsider Writers is seeking submissions for their brand new category "Deep Thoughts - Alternative perspectives, original ideas and new directions in philosophy, politics, cultural criticism, and personal essays", up to 1000 words, link: Deep Thoughts
- 971 MENU is back after a one-year-hiatus, and looks for original fiction or nonfiction (any length). link: 971 MENU
- matchbook is now accepting art + poetry submissions for a series of postcards that will showcase both visual art and poetry. deadline: June 30. link: matchbook postcard series.
- Vagabondage Press is looking for literary quality erotic fiction for inclusion in their new anthology series. deadline: July 15th. link
- six little things is open for submissions for their next issue, deadline May 30, theme: Third Base

new issues:
- April turns into a month of list: start of April, storySouth published the storySouth long list of notable stories 2009, and now Dzanc published the content list of Best of the Web 2010, their best-of print edition.
- and new issues are up: Hobart Baseball Issue, Clementine quarterly of persona poetry and photography , Writer's Bloc 10 - space issue

new books:
- 'magic realism' was the theme that surfaced this week in Daily s-Press with "A cappella Zoo - spring 2010" and "How to Escape from a Leper Colony" by Tiphanie Yanique.
- this week also brought the first e-book in Daily s-Press: "Elegy for the Builder's Wife" by Nick Courtright. and of course, there was print: "In This Alone Impulse" - prose-poetry by Shya Scanlon; and "Where the Dog Star Never Glows" - short stories by Tara L. Masih.
- all books, here: Daily s-Press

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