Tamara Linse

October 30, 2009

WIP Alumna, Tamara Linse (’08), will have her short story, “The Body Animal,” appear in the Spring 2010 Issue of Talking River.

You can see the rest of Tamara’s recent publications on her new website.

Congrats, Tamara!


2009 Festival of Reading

October 23, 2009

This Saturday, October 24, 2009 is the Seventeenth Annual St. Petersburg Times Festival of Reading.

The festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located at the University of South Florida’s St. Petersburg campus (roughly, 140 7th Ave S, Bayboro Harbor, St. Petersburg).

Browse the books, listen to some authors, and enjoy the Florida weather.

I’ll be at Booth #10. If you have questions about the ECWC, or just want to say ‘hi’, stop on by!

Christine Caya, ECWC Coordinator

SABAL — Volume 4

October 16, 2009

Sabal, Volume 4 is Back From the Printer!

To order your copy of the latest volume to contain the “Best Of” the 2009 Writers in Paradise writers’ conference, click here. Check out what the faculty had to say about not only the manuscripts selected for publication in Sabal, but also about the honorable mention selections.

SABAL Volume 4

SABAL Volume 4

Works by:

  • Karina Berg Johansson
  • Dorothee E. Kocks
  • Susan Orion
  • John A. Vanek
  • R. Kent Bailey
  • Luis Castillo
  • Kim Garcia
  • Joanna Powell
  • Terese Schlachter
  • S.L. Ruth

Karina Berg Johansson

October 15, 2009

Congratulations to Karina Berg Johansson (WIP ’08, ’09) who has just sold the rights to the novel she was working on during the 2009 Writers in Paradise conference. Synvilla in Swedish, or Delusion in English, will be published in Swedish as a YA novel by the Swedish publisher Rabén & Sjögren in the fall of 2010.

Karina was also selected for “Best Of” her 2009 novel workshop with Dennis Lehane and an excerpt of her novel appears in Sabal Vol 4.

Congrats, Karina!

Contests and Regular Submissions

October 6, 2009

Below is a smattering of announcements for contests and calls for regular submissions.  All are either currently reading or have an upcoming deadline. Please visit each website for further details on submission guidelines and remember to read the instructions carefully. If you are not familiar with a magazine, it is always helpful to order a copy and read first. You’ll know if your material is a good fit and you’ll also be supporting the magazine.

Good Luck!


Cimarron Review

Poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and art. Reads year round.

The Pinch

Poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and art. Reads Aug 15-March 15.

South Loop Review

Creative nonfiction, segmented essays, montaged memoir, art and more. Reads year round.

New Ohio Review

Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Reads September –May.

Hotel Amerika

All genres considered. Reads September 1 – May 1.

Blue Earth Review

Poetry, prose, and artwork. Reads September 1 – February 1.

Colorado Review

Fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Reads September 1 – April 30.


The Tampa Review Danahy Prize for Fiction

Previously unpublished work of short fiction. 500-5,000 words. Deadline: November 1, 2009

Seventh Annual Flash Fiction Contest – Blue Earth Review

600 words or less. May submit up to three. Deadline: December 1, 2009


Alice James Books Beatrice Hawley Award

For unpublished, book length manuscript of poems. Deadline: December 1, 2009

Crab Orchard Review In Poetry Series

Open competition for unpublished original collection of poems. Two winners selected and published. Deadline: November 16, 2009

2010 Tampa Review Prize for Poetry

For unpublished collection of poetry. Deadline: December 31, 2009

2010 Colorado Review Prize for Poetry

For unpublished, book-length poetry manuscripts. Submit between: October 1 – January 14, 2010.


The Iowa Review Awards

Categories in: Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction. Submit during January 2010.

Jack Vanek

October 2, 2009

Former conference participant Jack Vanek’s book of poetry, HEART MURMURS, can now be purchased on Amazon and from Borders.

Check it out and enjoy!