HeartWood, a literary magazine in association with the low-res MFA at West Virginia Wesleyan College, is accepting submissions for the October issue. Seeking poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.
Guidelines for journal here: http://www.heartwoodlitmag.com/submit/
HeartWood also hosts an annual broadside competition, open for reading now.
A writing practice requires us to slow down, reflect, attend. HeartWood Literary Magazine & West Virginia Wesleyan’s MFA Program seek to honor this practice with an annual broadside series and contest. Partnering with West Virginia letterpress company Base Camp Printing, we print the winning entry (poetry or flash prose) on a limited-edition letterpress broadside featuring an original image inspired by the text. The annual broadside serves as artifact companion to the fall issue of the digital magazine. Both the handmade and the electronic HeartWood venues aim to showcase work that gets to the heart of the matter.
2017 Contest Judge: MAGGIE ANDERSON is the author of five books of poems most recently Dear All, (Four Way Books, 2017) and five edited or co-edited volumes of poetry. She was the founding director of the Wick Poetry Center and founder and editor of the Wick Poetry Series of the Kent State University Press. Anderson was also the Director of the Northeast Ohio MFA in creative writing from 2006-2009 and is the recipient of two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as grants from the Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania Councils on the Arts. Maggie Anderson is Professor Emerita in English of Kent State University and currently lives in Asheville, NC.
- $15 entry fee (includes a mailed copy of the winning broadside)
- Contest opens April 1, 2017. The submission deadline for the prize is midnight June 1, 2017.
- Submit one poem (of any form) or flash prose piece (fiction or nonfiction) per entry; regardless of genre, the entry must be 200 words or less. There is no limit on the number of entries per person.
- $500 cash prize + 25 copies of limited-edition letterpress broadside will be awarded to the winner.
- All entries will also be considered for publication in HeartWood
Broadside Guidelines here: http://www.heartwoodlitmag.com/contest/
HeartWood Issue 3 Now Live!
So honored to share work from CL Bledsoe,. J. P. Dancing Bear, Darnell Arnoult, Caroline Malone, Kiyah Moore , Sarah Robinson, Austin Jr., Katlin Brock, Amber Tran, Karla Van Vliet, Kayla Pearce, Susan Moorhead, Meaghan Quinn, Susan Moorhead, Nan Macmillan, Jeremy Reed, Brian Koester, LeighAnna Schesser, Adam McGraw, and Janice Hornburg 🙂
Thanks and Love to the tireless staff ❤ As always, Danielle Kelly, CM Chapman, Beth Feagan, Susan Good, Mary Imo Stike, Jessica Spruill, and Vincent James Trimboli–you rock!
Beautiful work, getting to the heart of the matter Check it out!
And don’t miss the guidelines for our second annual HeartWood Broadside Series Competition. Contest open now!
SOME SPECIAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS LOVE!
HEARTWOOD BROADSIDE SERIES CONTEST
The brand spanking new issue of HeartWood comes out tomorrow! Thrilled to share amazing work from some amazing writers!
And our second annual Broadside Competition is under way! Submit poetry, flash fiction, or micro memoir! Submit now! And share the call!
Partnering with West Virginia letterpress company Base Camp Printing, the winning entry (poetry or flash prose) will be featured on a limited-edition letterpress broadside with an original image inspired by the text.
Contest Judge: MAGGIE ANDERSON is the author of five books of poems most recently Dear All, (Four Way Books, 2017) and five edited or co-edited volumes of poetry. She was the founding director of the Wick Poetry Center and founder and editor of the Wick Poetry Series of the Kent State University Press. Anderson was also the Director of the Northeast Ohio MFA in creative writing from 2006-2009 and is the recipient of two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as grants from the Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania Councils on the Arts. Maggie Anderson is Professor Emerita in English of Kent State University and currently lives in Asheville, NC.
Complete Guidelines Here!
Sarah Einstein is the author of Mot: A Memoir (University of Georgia Press 2015), Remnants of Passion (Shebooks 2014), and numerous essays and short stories. Her work has been awarded a Pushcart Prize, a Best of the Net, and the AWP Prize in Creative Nonfiction. She is a professor of Creative Writing at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
At forty, Sarah Einstein is forced to face her own shortcomings. In the wake of an attempted sexual assault, she must come to terms with the facts that she is not tough enough for her job managing a local drop-in center for adults with mental illness and that her new marriage is already faltering. Just as she reaches her breaking point, she meets Mot, a homeless veteran who lives a life dictated by frightening delusion. She is drawn to the brilliant ways he has found to lead his own difficult life; traveling to Romania to get his teeth fixed because the United States doesn’t offer dental care to the indigent, teaching himself to use computers in public libraries, and even taking university classes while living out of doors.
Mot: A Memoir is the story of their unlikely friendship and explores what we can, and cannot, do for a person we love. In unsparing prose and with a sharp eye for detail, Einstein brings the reader into the world of Mot’s delusions and illuminates a life that would otherwise be hidden from us.
Sarah’s Website: http://www.saraheinstein.com/
Buy Sarah’s Books!
Mot: A Memoir
Remnants of Passion
Read More from Sarah Online
Hear Sarah Read at WVWC MFA Summer Residency
Happy Reading, y’all!