Category: news

American Wasteland's Call for Artists

  It is hard to belief that we are already approaching the ten year anniversary of 9/11, but we are. CCLaP (Chicago Center of Literature and Photography) recently announced a unique anthology that will not look back at the last ten years, but instead look forward to the next ten years. American Wasteland will be... Read more »

Rose Metal Press Announces a Winner

    Last week Rose Metal Press announced the winner of their 5th Annual Short Short Chapbook Contest. The judge for the contest was the wonderful Kim Chinquee, and chose Betty Superman by Tiff Holland from Round Rock, TX. The collection will be published this July, and you can guarentee your copy by subscribing to... Read more »


THE2NDHAND on-line literary journal is try to raise funds to release a print anthology to celebrate their 10 year aniversary. The reader will be called All Hands On: THE2NDHAND After 10. The reader will be published this year in an editio of 500, and it will be a 300-plus-page book, which collects work from 40... Read more »

Muzzle Magazine

Muzzle is a poetry journal that has many ties to Chicago including it’s editor-in-chief Stevie Edwards. They have two fine issue up on their website for you to view (Summer and Fall 2010), and they have extented the submission deadline for the for the third issue to January 15th. They are looking for everything from... Read more »

Pop Serial #2

Stephen Tully Dierks is the editor and publisher of a new print literary journal based here in Chicago called Pop Serial. The first issue magazine was made in a handcrafted collection glossy sheets of paper bound up with ribbon. That style has its place, but Stephen is looking to make issue at little more professional... Read more »

2010 Third Coast ShortDocs Challenge

Third Coast Festival is an international production but is based here in Chicago. They are holding another “ShortDocs” challenge, but this one has an interesting twist. Their 2010 challenge is title “Book Odds” and is a collaboration between Third Coast, The Books, and writers and producers from around the world. Here is what they are... Read more »


A documentary has done its job when it inspires the viewer to take action. Typeface, a look at a printmaking shop in Two Rivers, WI, is a documentary that has not only begun to revitalize a tradition that is endangered, but has inspired similar films. The art of letterpress and printmaking is currently considered a... Read more »

"Tearing Down the Walls" Promotion

I have yet to complete my manuscript, but as the recipient of many I can see and understand the struggle. As a publisher I struggle with responding, I don’t want to send a form letter or an uncaring e-mail. I know the writers are looking for feedback, some kind of input, but what to say.... Read more »

Mildred Pierce Zine Open Submission

The raw and clever zine Milred Pierce is looking for submissions. They specialize in cultural criticism, fiction, and art, and the theme for their fourth issue is Comedy and the Grotesque. Here is what they say they are looking for, “We are looking for pieces that explore contemporary and historical instances of grotesque comedy and/or... Read more »

Fictional Slim's

The rumors were finally confirmed yesterday by an image posted by Zach Dodson of Featherproof Books. The new project from Lindsay Hunter of Quickies fame is a collection of 20 “Slim Fictions” collected inside a box resembling a cigarette box. It’s brilliant and beautiful, and if you have ever read the word on Lindsay Hunter... Read more »