Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Florentine newspaper also publishes books!

Has Florence awakened your literary ambitions? Join TF Press on its next literary adventure! We are currently accepting submissions (of short fiction or creative non-fiction) for inclusion in an upcoming book showcasing talented English-speaking writers who draw inspiration from being in, near, and Around Florence.

A place to submit poetry

Black Spring online journal.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Call for creative work


English: The Rutgers Italian Graduate Society invites submissions from Graduate Students for the next edition of La Fusta, which will be published this coming Spring 2011. The edition will examine the interconnectivity between literature and/or art and media in the way that literature and art represent diverse media and at the same time can be represented in:

La Fusta will accept creative works which apply to our theme in the form of poetry, photography, and short stories. Contributions should be sent anonymously with a cover letter to:
Rutgers Italian Graduate Society
84 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Deadline for submissions: January 31st 2011.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

He, Saltfingers

He ran his oily fingers along the street window, leaving four parallel streaks framing the suit-adorned passersby in geometric patterns. Moving to the lobby furniture, he felt his thumb squeak rubbery as he dragged it along a black leather chair, his splintered fingernail leaving fibrous, permanent scratch marks in its wake. Bare feet trod on polished slate; as wingtips and pumps went click-clack, his steps sounded in wet and intermittent clops, leaving a red and slimy trail wherever He went. What was yet another day of “work” for him was a disgusting imposition upon office employees everywhere. Walking in dirty circles around marble lobbies was to him a sort of stroll in paradise, and as he studied the words of the dapper bourgeois as they complained to someone on their cell phones about his unseemly presence, he could only imagine himself in their polished shoes.

Speculative Fiction Contest

Speculative fiction/fantasy Lit. Award due Jan. 15.