Calls for Subs for Jewish Lit Anthologies

Over the past several days I’ve learned about some current anthology projects on Jewish-related subjects, and they’re all seeking submissions.

First, if you’re from St. Louis, you may be interested in Winter Harvest, which “will feature writings which enhance and enrich Jewish life, submitted by members of the St. Louis Jewish community, including present and former St. Louisans. The types of works to be included will be fiction, poetry, folklore, life stories, essays, modern midrashim and art.” Submission deadline is September 30, 2010; publication will be spring 2011. Contributing writers “will receive one copy of the publication and additional copies may be purchased at a 50% discount. We are planning a reception and reading in the spring of 2011 at which all published contributors will be invited to participate.” (via CRWROPPS-B)

Next, A Midsummer Night’s Press is planning two anthologies celebrating queer Jewish poetry: Flamboyant: A Celebration of Jewish Gay Poetry, edited by Lawrence Schimel; and Milk and Honey: A Celebration of Jewish Lesbian Poetry, edited by Julie R. Enszer. Both books are slated for spring 2011 publication. “We are looking for poems that celebrate and question, meditate and intimate, argue and reconcile contemporary queer Jewish identity. What is queer Jewish experience in the twenty-first century? What poetry expresses queer Jewishness today?” The submission deadline is November 30, 2010, and payment will be three copies of the anthology per contributor.