Ohio Childhood Poems – last call for submissions!


Ohio Childhood Poems: Final Call for Submissions

Children are shaped by the places they live and the events they experience. This collection will gather work that documents how poets were shaped or influenced by growing up in one particular Midwest state. On its north coast, Ohio is a Great Lakes state where it shares a border with Canada on the east and south, it is Appalachian mountains and foothills, forests and rivers; to its west, it flattens into the beginning of the plains, squared with farms. Demographically, Ohio has its rich cosmopolitan centers, its suburbs surrounding its cities, its bounty of small towns, its agricultural diversity from truck farms to family farms. Yet it also has cultural diversity and rich heritages that decorate the quilt that is Ohio. Poems of place and on characters might be especially welcomed for this collection. Name the people, places, brands, businesses, landmarks, institutions, locations that impacted your life as a child and your life as a poet.

The collection will be edited by Robert Miltner of Kent State University and published by Pudding House Publications in Columbus, Ohio.

• Poets should have spent at least five years of their childhood in Ohio.
• Beginning, emerging and established poets are equally invited.
• Submit no more than four poems.
• Include author contact information—name, address, phone number, email—on each submission.
• Include a short contributor’s note (under 150 words) about your Ohio connection; keep publication comments brief.
• Sorry, no simultaneous submissions.
• Previously published poems considered if poet holds copyright and publication information (journal, issue, year, page or website) is provided. No fees will be paid for reprinting.
• Rights revert back to author upon publication.
• Electronic submissions only.
• Send submissions to <ohiochildhood(at)gmail.com> (replace (at) with @)
Put your last name first in the subject line, followed by “submission.” Attach your poem(s) in a word file AND paste the poem(s) in 12 point font in the body of the email.
• Only submissions that follow the guidelines will be considered.
• Deadline for submissions is EXTENDED to August 1, 2010.
• For questions, contact editor at <ohiochildhood(at)gmail.com> (replace (at) with @) Put “Question” in the subject line.

For further information, visit our blog: http://ohiochildhoodpoemsanthology.blogspot.com/

Damselfly Press – online literary journal for women

damselfly press, an online literary journal for women is pleased to announce the publication of our twelfth issue and call for submissions for the thirteenth issue. We are seeking electronic submissions of original fiction, poetry, and nonfiction by female writers only slated for online publication in October 2010.

As always, we welcome a myriad of women’s voices from new and experienced writers.

The deadline to submit for the thirteenth issue is September 15th.

These are the e-mails per genre editor:

Fiction: jennifer(at)damselflypress.net (replace (at) with @)

Poetry: lesley(at)damselflypress.net (replace (at) with @)

Nonfiction: nonfiction(at)damselflypress.net (replace (at) with @)

Call for written submissions – JMS Books


JMS Books LLC is a new small press catering to fans of queer erotic
romance as well as a variety of other genres. We publish in print and
electronic formats, and our royalty rates are very competitive — among
the best in e-publishing.

We are looking for fresh, new voices in the following fiction genres:

* CONTEMPORARY – stories set in modern day without any fantastical or
paranormal elements
* FANTASY – all subgenres, including urban fantasy, high fantasy, epics,
magic, superhero, mythology, fairy tales, legends, etc.
* GAY – stories in any subgenre whose focus is a loving relationship
between consenting, adult men
* HISTORICAL – stories set in any era before Stonewall
* HORROR – stories intended to scare, unsettle, or horrify (no vampires,
werewolves, or shifters)
* HUMOR – stories in any subgenre with humorous elements which are the
driving focus of the plot
* INTERRACIAL – stories with characters of different races in a relationship
* LESBIAN – stories in any subgenre whose focus is a loving relationship
between consenting, adult women
* MILITARY/WAR – stories in any subgenre with military characters or set
during wartime
* NON-FICTION – please query
* POETRY – please query
* SCIENCE FICTION – all subgenres, including futuristic, space opera, time
travel, alternate reality/history, utopia or dystopia, etc.
* TRANSGENDER – stories in any subgenre whose focus is a loving
relationship between consenting, adult characters who identify with the
gender other than the one with which they were born, including
intersexual, transsexual, transvestite, and gender-queer characters
* YOUNG ADULT – stories in any subgenre aimed at readers between the ages
of 14-18

For full submission guidelines visit our site at http://www.jms-books.com

Sun Gallery – Day of the Dead- related call for submissions of visual art

Hello Artists of the Greater Bay Area,

The Sun Gallery in Hayward is sending a Call for Art for: 

The Day of the DeadA Step to Eternity: Un Paso a la Eternidad

In honor of the 100-year anniversary of the Mexican revolution, in which approximately one million people died to replace the dictator Porfirio Diaz in order to create a Constitutional republic, this year’s theme of the Day of the Dead is based on revolution and change or death as the price for liberty.

Show Dates: Oct. 20 – Nov 13, 2010

1015 E Street, Hayward CA 94541
email: Sungallery94541@yahoo.com

The Sun Gallery is planning our Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) Exhibit from Oct. 20-Nov.13. We are inviting emerging and prominent artists from our local area as well as the greater Bay Area. We realize there is a lot of competition in the Bay Area for artists for this festival, but we hope you will consider our non-profit gallery as a worthy cause!

The submission fee for this show is $35 without membership purchase and $20 to display if you purchase a membership or are already a member. Group submissions from High School art teachers will be free. Individual artists may submit up to six pieces for a space no larger than 5’ x 5’.

The gallery will be using an extensive mailing list for publicity. A reception for the artists and public is scheduled on Saturday Nov. 6, from 3 pm to 7 pm.

Drop off of artworks will start on Wed. Oct. 13, and should be in no later than Sat. Oct. 16th. Take down will be scheduled for Tues. Nov. 16, and completed by Sat. Nov. 20th.

If you are interested in participating, please respond to the above email address with digital photos of your work (or your website).  Gallery staff will get back to you.

If you are interested in volunteering to help at this event, please contact Sun Gallery or Orlando Somoza.

Thank You,

Orlando Somoza, Sun Gallery Board Member and show curator
cell# 510.329.9411

YouTube Play seeks online video submissions during July

YouTube Play. A Biennial of Creative Video

July 31, 2010, 12pm PST: Last day for video submissions

YouYube PlayYouTube Play. A Biennial of Creative Video aims to discover and showcase the most exceptional talent working in the ever-expanding realm of online video. Developed by YouTube and the Guggenheim Museum in collaboration with HP, YouTube Play hopes to attract innovative, original, and surprising videos from around the world, regardless of genre, technique, background, or budget. This global online initiative is not a search for what’s “now,” but a search for what’s next. Visit youtube.com/play to learn more and submit a video.

About YouTube Play
In the last two decades, there has been a paradigm shift in visual culture. The moving image has been fully absorbed into critical contemporary-art practices, and now we are witnessing the power of the Internet to catalyze and disseminate new forms of digital media, including online video. With video now available for anyone to produce and watch, almost anytime and anywhere—be it on cell phones, digital cameras, computers, or tablets—it has become the medium of choice for many aspiring artists. YouTube Play will recognize the current effect of new technologies on creativity by showcasing exceptional talent working in the ever-expanding realm of digital media. It is the goal of YouTube Play to reach the widest possible audience, inviting each and every individual with access to the Internet to submit a video for consideration. The end result will hopefully be the ultimate YouTube playlist: a selection of the most unique, innovative, groundbreaking video work being created and distributed online during the past two years.

How to Participate
Now through July 31, 2010, participants are invited to submit new or existing videos created within the last two years at youtube.com/play. Submissions may include any form of creative video, including animation, motion graphics, narrative, non-narrative, or documentary work, music videos, and entirely new art forms.

Selection Process

After the submission period closes, the Guggenheim Museum will identify up to 200 videos for online viewing at youtube.com/play. From this group, up to 20 videos will be selected by a jury of experts, comprised of distinguished artists, filmmakers, graphic designers, and musicians, to be presented at the Guggenheim Museum in New York during a special event on October 21, 2010, on view to the public October 22–24, with simultaneous presentations at the Guggenheim museums in Berlin, Bilbao, and Venice.

Important Links

YouTube Play Channel:

About YouTube Play on the Guggenheim Website:

Toronto’s Rhubarb Performing Arts Festival seeks submissions


Toronto’s Annual Convergence of Contemporary Performance

Feb 16-27, 2011, Festival Director Laura Nanni


Produced by Buddies in Bad Times Theatre for over 30 years, the Rhubarb Festival has offered artists a critic-free environment to experiment with new explorations in performance. Rhubarb continuously reconsiders the possibilities for performance – how we create it, how we present it and how we experience it. It is an invitation for artists to take risks, investigate new directions and challenge conventions. It is an opportunity for adventurous audiences to journey off predictable paths. Rhubarb provides artists with a rare opportunity to present work to a large and enthusiastic audience. Many Rhubarb shows have gone on to be further developed and presented in Toronto, across Canada and internationally.

GENERAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS                            DEADLINE: 5PM, Tuesday August 17, 2010       

Rhubarb seeks proposals for new, not previously produced performances (30 minutes or less) for the 32nd Annual Rhubarb Festival.  Submissions are encouraged from both established and emerging artists working in the areas of contemporary theatre, performance art, dance, music, interdisciplinary and hybrid forms.  Of particular interest are projects, approaches and ideas that are new territory for the artist and the medium. 

Selected projects will be featured during the festival (Feb. 16-27, 2011) and will receive technical, production, administrative, promotional and artistic support. Invited companies will have the opportunity to access free rehearsal space leading up to Rhubarb. In addition to an honorarium, festival artists also receive an unlimited artist pass, allowing them to see work for free by local, national and international artists over the course of two weeks.

New to Rhubarb this year! TWO SPECIAL PROJECT CALLS:

SET IT OFF                                                                  DEADLINE: 5PM, Monday August 30, 2010

Building on the culture of club nights at Buddies, Rhubarb invites DJs and musicians who venture into new and experimental territory of music performance (especially those working in live mixing and sampling) to submit proposals. This may include DJs/ electronic artists collaborating with animators, new media artists, choreographers, etc. to create a short set. Other possibilities include musicians working with non-traditional equipment and instruments (i.e. kitchen appliances, video game consoles, found objects, bicycle powered amps, etc.). Of special interest are proposals that not only suggest experimentation with the instruments themselves, but also consider aspects of the music in relation to staging, conceptual meaning, story and/ or form.

MOBILE WORKS                                                          DEADLINE: 5PM, Monday August 30, 2010

Taking the Rhubarb experience outside the walls of Buddies, the festival invites proposals for works that begin elsewhere and converge at Buddies (12 Alexander Street, Toronto). Performance interventions, performances on the subway, flash mobs, etc. that eventually end at Buddies are encouraged. Participatory projects and online performances that are developed in the lead up to Rhubarb and culminate in another form of presentation at Buddies are also welcome. The proposal should take into consideration not only the festival audiences but also the general public, unsuspecting and accidental audiences who may stumble upon or intersect with the work.


Only submissions delivered by or post-marked by the deadline dates will be accepted. Works submitted must be new and original. Submissions must be submitted in hard copy only and must be accompanied by the 2011 Rhubarb Festival Application Form (available online at www.buddiesinbadtimes.com) and the $20 non-refundable reading fee (payable to: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre). Fax or email submissions will not be accepted and late submissions will not be considered.

PLEASE MAIL OR DROP OFF SUBMISSIONS TO: Laura Nanni, Rhubarb Festival Director,

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre 12 Alexander Street, Toronto ON M4Y 1B4

For further information please contact: Laura Nanni, laura@buddiesinbadtimes.com or 416-975-9130 x58


Laura Nanni
Rhubarb Festival Director
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
12 Alexander Street
Toronto ON M4Y 1B4
416-975-9130 x58


Marie Alexander Poetry Series seeks prose poems from Americans

Marie Alexander Poetry Series’ Open Submissions Period

The Marie Alexander Poetry Series has an open submission period during the month of July. An award of $500 and publication will be given for a chosen collection of prose poems by an American poet. Submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages, which can include some lineated pieces, along with a cover letter with complete contact information and an SASE for notification only. Postmark must be between July 1 and 31. Entries should also include a simultaneous electronic submission of the manuscript (MS Word or PDF format) sent to <editor(at)mariealexanderseries.com>. There is no entry fee.

Marie Alexander Poetry Series
Attention: Nickole Brown, Co-Editor
P.O. Box 5686
Louisville, KY 40255-0686
<editor(at)mariealexanderseries.com> (replace (at) with @)