A FEW LINKS . . . FOR THE SISTERS, THE SOUTHERNERS AND SOME OF THE REST OF Y'ALL TOO . . .
Torch showcases the poetry, prose and short stories of African American women. The journal's current call for submissions ends on August 31st. For additonal details go to www.torchpoetry.org/
SisterPower is about to launch a new magazine. Check your newstands and bookstores in August. View a sample issue of the magazine HERE.
PMS: Poetry, Memoir and Story will publish a special Black women's issue in the Spring of 2008. Both established and emerging writers are urged to apply. The deadline is October 1, 2007. The poet Honoree Fanonne Jeffers will serve as the editor of the special issue. See HERE (Niggerati Manor) for details.
The deadline for the Tennessee Writers Alliance 2007 Literary Awards Competition is July 1, 2007. The Alliance offers monetary awards ($500, $250 & $100) for short fiction and poetry. The contest is open to all, but requires a $10 entry fee for members and $15 for non-members. Additional details can be found HERE.
A Gathering of the Tribes Magazine is sponsoring a short fiction contest. The deadline is September 15, 2007. Publication in the magazine and monetary awards of ($500, $200, & $100) are being offered to the winners. A $10 entry fee is required. For more information, visit their site HERE.
The DeadMule: School of Southern Literature recently published a short story penned by my friend (and fellow former Memphian) FeLicia Elam. Checkout "Loretta Shine" HERE.