Day: December 20, 2015

Winter Reading……

12.20.15 Afternoon creative peeps! Winter is or already has arrived and it’s time to find some great books that are out there for us to pour over. I put together twelve books that I think may tickle your reading eyes…..   WINTER READING           Between the World & Me – Ta-Nensi Coats (suggested by actor Lee Pace!)           Purity – Jonathan Franzen             The Heart Goes Last – Margaret Atwood             Slade House – David Mitchell           Fates & Furies – Lauren Groff           Two Years Eight Months & Twenty – Eight Nights – Salman Rushdie             Armada – Ernest Cline           The Marriage of Opposites – Alice Hoffman             Wind/Pinball: Two Novels – Haruki Murakami                City on Fire – Garth Risk Hallberg             …

The Scene Weekend: Literary Opportunities Pt. 2

12.20.15 Well as promised, I said there is more literary opportunities. Have a look at these……   CREATIVE NONFICTION Creative Nonfiction Magazine is seeking new work for an upcoming issue dedicated to “Learning from Nature.” Send your best work, 4,000 words or fewer. Deadline: February 1, 2016. Guidelines at http://www.creativenonfiction.org/submissions/learning-nature.     WANTED: TRUE STORIES ABOUT SIBLINGS In Fact Books is seeking unpublished submissions for a new anthology about the complexities and comforts of sibling relationships. Up to 4,500 words. Deadline: March 7, 2016. Guidelines at http://www.creativenonfiction.org/submissions/siblings.     UPSTREET: Award-winning annual’s twelfth issue seeks quality submissions – fiction, poetry, CNF. Past interviews include Jim Shepard, Lydia Davis, Michael Martone, Robert Olen Butler, Joan Wickersham. This issue features interview with poet Tony Hoagland, winner of Poetry Foundation’s Mark Twain Award and other honors. Deadline: March 1, 2016. For new submission guidelines, including payment, and to submit: http://www.upstreet-mag.org.     THE IOWA REVIEW AWARDS  In Poetry, Fiction, & Nonfiction $1500 to each winner   $750 to runners-up  & publication Judges: Brenda Shaughnessy Kelly Link Eula Biss …