Friday, August 31, 2007

Writers Needed at EBSCO

EBSCO Publishing is seeking writers to create authoritative, in-depth summary articles on hundreds of topics in the field of Education for their electronic database products. EP ( is one of the leading academic publishers worldwide and is an authoritative source for research materials.

The essays currently needed address the major subject areas in Education for academic study and research, with the aim of making them interesting and accessible to a wide variety of readers. Articles are mostly targeted to college undergraduates. Essays need to be between 2,500 and 3000+ words in length (approx. 8+ pages) and should be well-researched and documented in appropriate citation style (APA Style).

Minimum writer requirements are a Masters or Ph.D. (or present enrollment in a Ph.D. program) in Education, or a related inter-disciplinary program. Writers will be compensated on a per-article basis and will receive a by-line and short biographical note. Preference will be given to those who can commit a significant amount of time to this program beginning immediately through September / October 2007. Please apply online at: EOE M/F/H/V.k

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Over and Under Dogs

Leona Helmsley willed her lap dog, Trouble, 12 million dollars. Somewhere between her and Michael Vick is some middle ground with regard to human/animal relationships.

Leona. Back when I was a chronically unemployed actor in New York I once picked up some Christmas season doorman work at Lord & Taylor department store. Must have been around 1987, 1988 maybe. After Leona and her assistant walked out of the store and I had helped them into a car, the assistant, a guy in his forties, popped back out and handed me a business card. He said, “Leona would like you to work for her.” The talk on Leona wasn’t so hot even then, so I didn’t call. Wish I had.

I’d wax on but my beagle, Chompers, is an 8-1 longshot with a German shepherd up the road. Bets due by noon.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Author Tom Wolfe to Speak in New Haven

For anyone within driving distance of New Haven and who is a Tom Wolfe fan, you may be interested in a lecture at Yale on September 10 at 6:30 p.m. called "From Bauhaus to My House". The speakers are author Tom Wolfe and Professor Peter Eisenman, an architect. It's open to the public and it's free.

For more information here is the link to the calendar page:

David Gonzalez of NYTimes to Appear at WestConn

Monday, August 27, 2007

Online courses

Some of you no doubt have discovered that WebCT Vista is having problems. It's been reported to University Computing. I'll let you know when the problems are resolved.


Friday, August 24, 2007

Carmen started it!

Some of you may have been on hand one evening when Carmen Palmer announced to us at the Pub that Castro had died...

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Handbags and Gladrags

Greetings and Air Kisses!
A lot of guys wouldn't post this, but then, I'm not a lot of guys. I'm just one guy, a guy who -- and I think anyone who knows me knows this -- thinks, lives, and breathes fashion from every stylish pore. No, not abandoning the dream of publishing a significant novel, but in the meantime I take whatever $work$ comes my way. Plus, isn't it just fabulous!!!!! Here's one of the articles I wrote recently for these folks.
Dazzling Wishes!

New Sentence Available--HELP NEEDED

Sentence 5 is now available (see info below). All members of the program are welcome to a free copy--you can pick one up in the MFA office, or we'll mail you one at your request (please email request to me).

Since there are no interns on staff at the moment, I am in desparate need of help stuffing, labelling, and stamping envelopes to get copies out to contributors and subscribers. If anyone is willing/able to help one weekend day or one evening, I'll buy the food and beverages during/afterward. And if anyone is interested in interning this semester, just let me know--you're guaranteed to learn how literary journal publishing works.


Sentence 5 is now available, including:

Feature section on The Prose Poem in East-Asia, edited by Steve Bradbury with co-editors and translators Don Mee Choi, Jeffrey Angles, Andrea Lingenfelter, Sawako Nakayasu, and Hiroaki Sato; translations of Lu Xun, Shang Qin, Liu Kexiang, Hsia Yu, Xi Chuan, Jiao Tong, Hung Hung, Ye Mimi, He Chuanfu, Ch’oe Sung-ja, Yi Yon-ju, Kim Hyesoon, Kasuya Eiichi, Takahashi Mutsuo, Suzuki Shiroyasu, Ito Hiromi, Hirata Toshiko, Yuko Minamikawa Adams, Abe Hinako, and Tatehata Akira.

Prose poems by Joe Ahearn, Kazim Ali, Erica Anzalone, Sally Ashton, Edward Bartók-Baratta, Bill Berkson, Raymond L. Bianchi, Daniel Borzutzky, Geoff Bouvier, Jenny Browne, Christopher Buckley, Kevin Cantwell, Peter Conners, Mark Cunningham, Chloe Daimyo, Jon Davis, Neil de la Flor, Carrie Etter, Kass Fleisher, Charles Fort, Angela Jane Fountas, James Fowler, Alex Galper (translated by Mike Magazinnik and Igor Satanovsky), Christine Gelineau, Daniel Grandbois, James Grinwis, Kelle Groom, Maurice Kilwein Guevara, Richard Gwyn, Tanesia Hale-Jones, Kalev Hantsoo, Kevin Haworth, Karen Holman, Brooke Horvath, Ann Howells, David James, Brian Johnson, George Kalamaras, Luke Kennard, Jill Khoury, Rauan Klassnik, Michael Koshkin, Richard Kostelanetz, David Lazar, Robert Hill Long, Sandy McIntosh, Michael Meyerhofer, Steve Myers, Andrew Neuendorf, Ed Orr, Virgilio Pinera (translated by Alexander Cuadros), Emma Ramey, Jessy Randall, Kristin Ryling, Catherine Sasanov, Liana Scalettar, Siobhan Scarry, Jim Scrimgeour, Ravi Shankar, Jay Snodgrass, D. E. Steward, Julia Story, Robert Strong, Wayne Sullins, Eileen Tabios, Steve Timm, Nick Twemlow, Alexandra van de Kamp, Monique van den Berg, and Mark Yakich

Joe Ahearn reviews Daniel Rzicznek, Sally Ashton reviews Noah Eli Gordon, Brian Brennan reviews Gloria Frym, Thomas Fink reviews Sheila E. Murphy, Brooke Horvath reviews Etal Adnan and Sherwood Anderson, Matthew W. Schmeer reviews Skip Fox, Ellen McGrath Smith reviews Elizabeth Willis, Rebecca Spears reviews John Olson, Jerry McGuire reviews Peter Johnson, Chris Murray reviews PP/FF: An Anthology; and an essay by Brian Johnson.

Forthcoming features: The Prose Poem in Italy (#6) edited by Luigi Ballerini and Gian Lombardo, Native American Prose Poems (#7) edited by Dean Rader

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Online Workshops

Dear MFA-ers,

The syllabus for each online workshop should be available on Vista on Monday, August 27. Log in then and check it out.


Monday, August 20, 2007

"Lovecraft's Brattleboro" in Rue Morgue #70

The new issue of the Canadian horror magazine Rue Morgue has the content typical of it: mostly features about low-budget horror films (and books, and games, and music) but it also contains a travel section: "Travelogue of Terror." This month's feature is by yours truly, and I write about my old stomping grounds of Brattleboro, Vermont. In addition to being known for public nudity, Brattleboro is the setting of H. P. Lovecraft's novella The Whisperer in Darkness. Check it out at a newsstand near you.

Internship/Practicum Letters

Dear 3rd-Semester Students,

Please have your internship/practicum host send me a letter confirming your internship/practicum this semester. I need to receive that letter no later than Sept. 7.

Much thanks,

Wednesday Night Poetry

Hello fellow WCSU writers, for those of you who are local, and want to have a night of poetry, please consider coming to the Wednsady Night Poetry Series (WNPS) at Bethel's Molten Java coffee house this Wednesday, August 22nd. The night kicks off at 7:30 with an open mic. And then there is a featured poet - which just happens to be ME!!! I can't take all the credit, I am the co-feature. WNPS asked me to invite a student to read with me, so I asked SCSU graduate student Val McKee to feature with me.

If anyone needs directions, click here:

Hope to see you all (Or as Mary Ann says - Ya'll) if not at the reading then at Chris's shindig on saturday.


Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Miranda Literary Magazine for Internships & Enrichment

It was nice to spend the week with everyone. Thank you all for your time, creativity, and your friendship. Miranda Literary Magazine is a growing online source for fiction, poetry, essays, articles, books, reviews, podcasts, and visual art. As you consider your enrichment project or your internship, consider working with Miranda Literary Magazine, or Miranda Films, as part of your work. We can tailor our needs to fit your course outline. If you are looking for two hours a week as a course supplement, or an internship opportunity, we can make it work. Areas of interest include, web editing, marketing, public relations, content and slush pile editing, promotional materials, and more. Below are some of the projects we need help in. If they don't interest you in your direct coursework, tell us what does.

I mention the length or scope of the some of these projects because of time commitments. Some are very extensive, some are interactive.

  • Links Editor - developing links and networking with other websites. (course supplement)(Sorry Taken)
  • Editor's Blog Editor - further developing the editor's blog to make it more useful to promote the magazine and our contributors. (course supplement)
  • Miranda Films Blog Editor - managing content on the Miranda Films news and reviews. (course supplement)
  • Contributors Director - creating a master list of all the contributors to the magazine and a brief bio. (internship)
  • Public Relations Manager - creating an email list of all our contacts, and writing press releases, news, and articles. Also must plan the best way to deliver this content i.e. email, postcards, events (AWP in New York), ect. Acting spokes person for the magazine.(internship)
  • Reading Board Manager - get more out of our reading board, from recruitment to reading submissions. How do we make the reading board members feel important?(Enrichment)
  • Sectional managers - work in dedicated sections to help the fiction, poetry, or arts sections with the work load. (course supplement)
  • Podcasting Director - creating a plan for recording, producing, and publishing podcasts out to our readership. (course supplement)
  • International Development Director - create a plan for attracting writers and artists from all over the world, engaging translators, and other outlets to find work that we can present from other countries. (enrichment)
Please feel free to contact with any questions or ideas. Carmen Palmer is also very active in our project development and she is a good source of ideas and inspiration.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Residency Fees

Thanks to everyone for a great residency! I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did.

As many of you noticed already, the $750 residency fee was not included on the bill you received at registration. You will be billed for the residency fee later.

I hope for news soon on Puerto Rico...

Magazine Seeks Work from MFA/PhD Students

Submission Guidelines:
student MUST be enrolled in a master's or PhD program at the time the submission is

only hard copies are accepted

submissions will not be returned

notification of acceptance/rejection will be via email. Please make sure you have a current
email address on EACH PAGE of your submission.

poems limited to 300 words, double spaced, 12 pt. font, 3-5 poems per submission

fiction/non-fiction pieces must not exceed 10 pages, double spaced, 12 pt. font

10 minute plays/scenes should be limited to 11 total pages since the first page will usually
be mostly taken up by character listing/setting description. (If you are submitting a scene
from a full length play, please be sure it can stand on its own.)

an e-mail address must be supplied for the student, as well as the student's advisor's
contact information (to verify student status)

simultaneous submissions are allowed, but we must be notified immediately upon
acceptance elsewhere

please wait to hear back from us about a submission before submitting anything else
we will not publish any previously published work, translations, or tv spec scripts for
existing shows, additions/alternate scenes for exisiting shows/movies/plays-- only
original screen/stageplays

payment for works accepted: 2 copies of publication in which the work appears.

RCR gets first publication rights and then rights revert back to the author. However, all
works published by RCR may be archived on our website.

response times: We will shoot for 4-6 weeks, however, please keep in mind that we are
students, too. If you have not heard from us in 12 weeks, feel free to contact us regarding
your submission.

current submission period/deadline(s): October 31, 2007 is the deadline for our inaugural,
Spring 2008 issue.

submissions must be mailed to the following address:
The Red Clay Review
c/o Jim Elledge, Director, MA in Professional Writing Program
Department of English, Kennesaw State University
1000 Chastain Road, #2701,
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591

Thursday, August 02, 2007

"Through The Monkey Glass"


I think it's safe to say that we have rounded third base on this residency. In the midst of the madness, I'd like to trumpet a new story of mine that was published Wednesday.

It's at Susurrus Magazine: The Literature of Madness and is called "Through the Monkey Glass." It's the story of what happens when a man at home on administrative leave sees a great ape walk past his kitchen window.

I was also the featured writer for this issue of Susurrus, which basically consists of a short interview that goes deep on my inspiration and motives. Or something like that.

here's a link to the mag