26 April 2008

Mad Hatters' Review event

Continuing my glut of recent postings. A cool event to check out:

Mad Hatters' Revue
Sunday, May 4, 4-8 pm, Bowery Poetry Club, NYC


MC'd by comedienne Lisa Levy, the Revue will feature FICTION WRITERS & POETS, PERFORMANCE ARTISTS & MULTI-MEDIA MASTERS Alex Caldiero, Alan Davies, Samuel R. Delany, Tonya M. Foster, Pierre Joris, Timothy Liu, Eileen Myles, Nicole Peyrafitte, Wanda Phipps, Alan Sondheim, Stephanie Strickland, Steve Tomasula & Edwin Torres; MUSICIANS & SOUND ARTISTS, including Benjamin Rush Miller, austin publicover, Tom Abbott, & Ben Tyree with Will Martina; VISUAL ARTISTS & FILM-MAKERS, including:: Amy Cohen Banker, Orin Buck, Theresa Byrnes, Michelle Handelman, Heide Hatry, Gregg LeFevre, Iris Schieferstein, & Robert Withers. + Drink Specials & Door Prizes

Mad Hatters’ Review
Edgy and Enlightened Literature, Art and Music in the Age of Dementia

23 April 2008

Deconstructing Books Contest

Here's some non &NOW-fun. Make you own book-deconstruction video and win one-hundred American dollars.

Judges: Raymond Federman, Lidia Yuknavtich, and me.

The inspiration was a previous shameless-but-failed attempt to get on "The Colbert Report" that my postmodernism students cooked up after we read I am America (and So Can You).

Best, and happy deconstructing.


22 April 2008

&NOW Books/ Residency at Lake Forest College

Two opportunities:

&NOW Books (an imprint of Lake Forest College Press)

The newly formed Lake Forest College Press is pleased to announce the formation of its imprint, &NOW Books. Every two years, &NOW Books will publish THE &NOW AWARDS: THE BEST INNOVATIVE WRITING—a collection of the most provocative, hardest-hitting, deadly serious, patently absurd, cutting-edge, avant-everything-and-nothing work. Distribution of &NOW books will be through Northwestern University Press.

Attendees at &NOW 2009 (Fall, SUNY Buffalo) will receive a complementary copy of the debut anthology, but writers need not attend &NOW to be included in the collection.

The contents of the &NOW AWARDS will be chosen through a nomination process. Attendees of the &NOW conference and friends of the organization can send up to four nominations of published creative pieces (print or online) to andnow@lakeforest.edu with the subject line: “&NOW Nominations.” Please briefly tell us why we should consider a particular piece, and, whenever possible, send us relevant author bibliography and/or web links. Nominated works must have been published since 2004 (the year of the first &NOW conference), and the first anthology will cover the period from 2004 through 2009.

The Madeleine P. Plonsker Emerging Writer’s Residency Prize
&NOW/Lake Forest College

Lake Forest College, in conjunction with the &NOW Festival of Innovative Writing and Art, invites applications for an emerging writer under forty years old, with no major book publication (chapbooks and the like excepted), to spend two months (February-March or March-April 2009) in residence at our campus in Chicago’s northern suburbs on the shores of Lake Michigan. There are no formal teaching duties attached to the residency. Time is to be spent completing a manuscript, participating in the Lake Forest Literary Festival, and offering two public presentations.

After the residency, the completed manuscript will be published, upon approval, by the new Lake Forest College Press &NOW Books imprint. The stipend is $10,000, with a housing suite and campus meals provided by the college. The position will be offered on alternate years to writers of prose and poetry, with the 2009 residency going to a poet. Hybrid genre and non-classifiable applications are welcome during either year. Send curriculum vita, manuscript in progress, and a statement of plans for the completion of the manuscript to Plonsker Residency, Department of English, Lake Forest College, Box A16, 555 N. Sheridan Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045. Review of manuscripts by judges Robert Archambeau, Davis Schneiderman, and Joshua Corey will begin May 15, 2008 and continue until the position is filled.

21 April 2008

Chiamus Press First Book Contest

Undoing the Novel—First Book Contest

Eligible fiction: innovative novels, anti-novels, novellas, graphic novels, short story collections, hybrids

Deadline: August 30, 2008

Reading Fee: $25.00

Award: Publication + 10 author copies

We are looking for new writers at the front edge of fictional form. Our mission is to continue to publish fiction that burrows underneath the commercial market and busts up and through consumer culture book-as-product bunk. We believe new writers ought to share the space with accomplished writers.

Send manuscripts, SASE, and fee by August 30 to:

Chiasmus Press
8826 SE 28th Ave
Milwaukie, OR 97222

Make checks payable to: “Chiasmus Press”

Winner announced: November 1, 2008

Click here for more information