Don't be fooled by the grim-faced picture. It was the only unblinking one. For me, words are worth a thousand pictures. I'm looking forward to saying hi to all of you.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Tampa Review Poetry Chapbook Contest

This is actually a legitimate venue. Sadly, I have been taken in by a few of the opposite.

What's new at Tampa Review . . . .
November 16th, 2011

Dear Reader,Can you believe it's been 30 days already? This month we've been quite busy finalizing several of our latest literary publications, the least of which is the next edition of the Tampa Review, as well as beginning the process to transplant the Tampa Book Arts Studio across campus to a bigger and better home. What an undertaking that has been, and you can check out more about the move down here.We are also happy to report an outstanding turnout of submissions to our annual Danahy Fiction Prize, which closed its submissions earlier this month. We'd like to thank everyone who entered and to let you know we are already quite impressed by the overall pool of talent that this year's contest has brought.For all poets, this next announcement is for you. We are currently accepting submissions to The Tampa Review Poetry Prize. The deadline for entry is December 31, 2011, and though waiting till the last minute would be an inspired way to bring in the new year, we look forward to reading your submissions as we get them. By the way, in case you don't know, the prize for this is $2,000 and having your manuscript published by us - you can also now submit online as well as by mail. Check out our guidelines page to get a full breakdown of the rules and how to submit.For our Florida natives, UT Press is going to be at the Miami Book Fair from November 18th- 20th. If you're around, stop by our table (shared with the University of Tampa Low-Res MFA in Creative Writing program) and check out our discounted issues of Tampa Review and other UT Press publications. We'll also have candy, so there's that . . .And with that dear writers, readers, and champions of the arts we thank you for your amazing support and wish you continued good news - and maybe just a little bit of luck.
EXPECTED TO BE READY THIS JANUARY for the start of the first residency of UT’s new Low-Res MFA in Creative Writing program, The Tampa Book Arts Studio (TBAS) has begun the transition to its new home on campus in the Edison Building, across the street from the Art Department studios and the Scarfone-Hartley Gallery. Transplanting the Book Arts Studio will be the result of several tedious months of planning between the University of Tampa, Dr. Richard Mathews, and Letterpress Coordinator Carl Mario Nudi.

For more information about the Books Arts Studio and for the latest about the move, please continue reading here.
"How do you know when what you have in your hands is nothing ordinary, but just possibly, a great book? Such decisions are always made by others when we are long gone.We can just wonder.But these poems have the right qualities, the ones that last: lines that each stand on their own, sentences like sonatas, a consciousness of hyper clarity, measuring itself by touchstones from the Adirondack backroads to the high cultures of America, Europe, and the world beyond . . . You won't find any better wisdom, or memorable music, in the back catalogues of your favorite songbooks. For my money, then Jordan Smith's The Light in the Film is great poetry." - Adrian Frazier, National University of Ireland, GalwayLight in the Film by Jordan Smith now available here.
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NEXT DEADLINEDecember 31st• The Tampa Review Prize for Poetry • Reading period ends for submissions to Tampa Review 45/46
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Poetry Contest and Chapbook Contest

Slipstream eNewsletter
An occasional update about the press Issue #17CARS, BARS & STARS THEME ISSUE TAKING SHAPEThere's still plenty of time to submit poetry for our upcoming theme issue (#32) on "Cars, Bars, & Stars." A poem may include any combination of the subjects or only one. Creative interpretations are encouraged. Deadline is April 30, 2012. We suggest you refer to our submission guidelines at: www.slipstreampress.org
CHAPBOOK CONTEST DEADLINE APPROACHINGIf you are thinking of entering our poetry chapbook contest this year, you have about a month left to get it in. The winner receives $1,000 and 50 copies of the published chapbook. Up to 40 pages can be submitted along with the $20.00 reading fee. All entrants will receive a copy of the winner as well as a one-issue subscription to Slipstream magazine. You may enter by mailing your manuscript through the mail or electronically through our web site.
Details can to found at: http://www.slipstreampress.org/contest.html

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