Writing Houses

NewPages.com has posted an interesting feature by Jessica Powers, on the Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania. Sounds like a great place!

In other “house” news, the Rose O’Neill Literary House at Washington College (Maryland) is accepting applications for a Director. For more information, click here. Review of applications will begin October 24, 2005.

Needles in a Haystack? Paying Markets for Long Poems

Here’s how this article came to be: on a discussion board a poet mentioned encountering some difficulty trying to locate paying market possibilities for a longer poem. She was finding that most guidelines specified line limits that didn’t accommodate her work, or they didn’t address the question at all.

So the next time I checked all the guidelines for our e-book directory of paying poetry markets (I do recheck each and every source when I revise the e-books; I’ve once again updated and expanded the poetry market directory just this past month), I made a note of publications that seemed particularly welcoming to longer poems, saying as much on their websites.

I posted a couple of times back on the thread to let that poet know about what I was finding. Now all of our own practicing poets can benefit, too.

Artful Dodge
Department of English
College of Wooster
Wooster, OH 44691

Literary journal. Send six poems, maximum. Note that “long poems are encouraged.” Pays $5/page, plus copies.

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Gettysburg Review
Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1491

Literary journal where “both short and long poems are of interest, including longer narrative poems.” Pays $2.50/line for poetry. Contributors also receive two copies of the issue containing their work and a one-year subscription.

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Massachusetts Review
South College
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003

Literary journal. Submit up to six poems. “There are no restrictions in terms of length, but generally our poems are less than 100 lines.” Pays $.35/line for poetry ($10 minimum) on publication, plus 2 copies.

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Meridian
University of Virginia
PO Box 400145
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4145

Semiannual, student-edited literary journal. Submit no more than five poems. Doesn’t mind long poems “but we aren’t likely to publish any ‘epics.'” Pays $15/page, $25 minimum and $250 maximum. “These amounts are subject to change without notice.” Download a complete printer-friendly version of the guidelines at the site.

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New England Review
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753

Literary journal considers “long and short poems.” Submit no more than six poems at a time. Pays $10/page, $20 minimum, plus two copies of the issue in which your work appears.

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The Pedestal Magazine

Online literary journal is “open to a wide variety of poetry, from the highly experimental to the traditional formal.” No length restrictions. Pays $30/poem.

And don’t forget the Malahat Review’s biannual Long Poem Contest (it does charge a fee). For details on this competition, open to both Canadian and foreign entrants (and to be held again in 2007), check with the journal.

(This article was originally published in The Practicing Writer Newsletter, October 2005.)

Distinguished Visiting Writer Opportunity

The English Department of Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH) invites applications for a distinguished visiting fiction writer who will be in residence spring 2007. This person will contribute to both the university’s undergraduate and graduate instructional programs (teaching one workshop in the BFA program and one in the MFA program); give a public reading and a lecture; and advise theses. Salary will be “competitive.” For qualifications and application instructions, see the announcement at HigherEdJobs.com.

Attention, New York Writers!

The Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts offers both summer fellowships (one-month residencies at the Saltonstall Arts Colony open to all New York State artists and writers over 21 years of age–categories include poetry; fiction and creative nonfiction; photography; and painting, sculpture, and other visual arts) and individual artist grants ($5,000 grants open to writers and visual artists living in specified New York State central and western counties). For 2006, individual artist grant categories include works on paper; photography; poetry; and creative nonfiction. The application deadline for both programs is January 15, 2006. For more information, including detailed eligibility guidelines and the required forms, visit the website.

Latest Maisonneuve Magazine Competition

Maisonneuve Magazine has posted details on its latest literary contest: “April is Not the Cruelest Month.” From the website: “February is all soggy boots and self-bought carnations left over from Valentine’s Day. We want to know how you survive the winters. Wail on, but do promise to make us laugh.”

You can send one prose OR two poetry entries–there’s NO FEE. Entries should run “8-800 words” and “given the format of the magazine, first-person narratives are preferable.”

First prize includes $100 and publication in Maisonneuve No. 19. Second and third prizes include publication on Maisonneuve.org and a year’s subscription to the magazine. Note that “All other entries may be published online.”

Deadline: November 1, 2005.

For more information, including submission instructions, click here (scroll down the page).