Literary Partners: Berkeley Fiction Review

Featured Partner: Berkeley Fiction Review

Berkeley Fiction ReviewThe Berkeley Fiction Review is one of several descendants of UC Berkeley’s Occident literary journal, which was published from 1881 to the 1960s. Established in 1981, it is now UC Berkeley’s oldest prose journal. We strive to publish short fiction that challenges the concept of the short story through unique prose, curious concepts, and engrossing narratives. We’d love for you to be a part of our literary tradition. Send your creative works to berkeleyfictionreview@gmail.com!


“When you read a short story, you come out a little more aware and a little more in love with the world around you.” – George Saunders

Newsletter 2/24

“Superstition

2.24.17


Forrest Gander Poetry Reading at Phoenix Art Museum

forrest ganderPoet, translator and essayist Forrest Gander will be reading from his work at Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 North Central Avenue, on Friday March 3 at 7:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The event is organized by the University of Arizona Poetry Center. Superstition Review and the Arizona State University College of Integrative Sciences and Arts are proud co-sponsors.

Gander is the author of the 2011 poetry collection, Core Samples from the World, which was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. His other books include two novels, As A Friend and Trace; the poetry collections Eye Against Eye, Torn Awake, Science & Steepleflower; and the essay collection Faithful Existence: Reading, Memory & Transcendence. Gander’s essays have appeared in The Nation, The Boston Review, The New York Times Book Review and other publications. He is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim, Howard, and Whiting Foundations, and he has received two Gertrude Stein Awards for Innovative Poetry.


Submissions Open Until Feb. 28 

Superstition Review LogoThe deadline for submission for Superstition Review issue 19, publishing May 1st, is Feb. 28th. Our editors are reviewing submissions in Art, Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry. Sign in to Submittable to send us your work.

 

 

 

 


8 New Books The New York Times Recommends This Week 

NYT Books

Whether you want to escape the present through a novel, or better understand the present through an enlightening piece of non-fiction, the New York Times has you covered.

There’s a novel by Margaret Drabble, a collection of short stories by Viet Thanh Nguyen, and two great non-fiction picks from Richard Haass and Pankaj Mishra.

Read the full list here.

 


16 Books Coming to the Big Screen in 2017

Books Coming to the Big Screen

Books and movies seem to have always had a strange relationship; isn’t one always better than the other? But there are a number of exciting book adaptations coming to the big screen in 2017.

From Julian Barnes’ Man Booker winning The Sense of an Ending, to the long awaited adaptation of Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, to Dave Egger’s The Circle, to even a new take on Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, there’s a lot to look forward to.

See the full list by Barnes and Noble here.

 

 


Featured Partner: Witness

Witness CoverThe new issue of Witness is about chaos, which very old references describe as a void, an absence, a state before creation. But more recent scientific use implies that randomness and disorder would make sense if we could just get a vast enough perspective.

We’ve strived toward that goal with new fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, in print and online at WitnessMag.org.

From life-changing events that take place in the womb to unexpected shifts at the end of a life, these pieces contemplate the control we work to exert or the lack of control that we endure within individual lives.

Witness Magazine

witness@unlv.edu

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Featured Partner: North American Reviewnorth american review

Submissions are open for the North American Review‘s third annual Torch Memorial Prize for Creative Nonfiction. First Prize: $500. You may submit only one piece of creative nonfiction, no longer than 30 pages in a Word document. All contact information should be entered in your cover letter. No names or addresses should appear on manuscripts, please. All submissions will be read blind. Deadline: April 1, 2017

Judge: Dinty W. Moore. More information can be found at northamericanreview.org.

 

Featured Partner: Berkeley Fiction Review

Berkeley Fiction ReviewThe Berkeley Fiction Review is one of several descendants of UC Berkeley’s Occident literary journal, which was published from 1881 to the 1960s. Established in 1981, it is now UC Berkeley’s oldest prose journal. We strive to publish short fiction that challenges the concept of the short story through unique prose, curious concepts, and engrossing narratives. We’d love for you to be a part of our literary tradition. Send your creative works to berkeleyfictionreview@gmail.com!


“When you read a short story, you come out a little more aware and a little more in love with the world around you.” – George Saunders

 

 

Berkeley Fiction Review

Berkeley Fiction ReviewProduced on the same campus that birthed the Free Speech Movement in the wild 1960s, the Berkeley Fiction Review publishes stories that honor expression, creativity and individuality. We believe that all well-written ideas deserve a forum, from the traditional to the experimental, the niche and ubiquitous. Since 1981, BFR has published, and continues to publish, a kaleidoscopic body of work.
Will you be a part of it?
Visit berkeleyfictionreview.com for details on submissions, as well as our Twitter @BerkeleyFiction

 

 

Newsletter 10/7

“Superstition

10.7.16


Submissions Open Until Oct. 31st

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The deadline for submission for Superstition Review Issue 18 is Oct. 31st. Our editors are reviewing submissions in Art, Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry. Sign in to Submittable to send us your work. Issue 18 launches December 1.


13 Tips for Turning a Non-Reader Into a Reader

Reading

Many people have that one friend who doesn’t connect to books like they do, doesn’t treasure the smell of the page or the pleasure of losing an afternoon to the written word. It can be frustrating, if only they’d read that book you recommended they’d never go back to a life without bookshelves. Luckily, Barnes & Noble gives some tips for converting your less literary inclined friends into bibliophiles. Try writing a book yourself, telling your friend you wrote them into it, and have them read it to see what you wrote about them. Or reply to their text messages with only obscure literary references, and have everyone else you know do the same. Better yet, make them wait in a waiting room for hours with nothing to do and hand them a book. Read all 13 hilarious tips here.


Brenda Hillman and Robert Hass Poetry Reading at Phoenix Art Museum

Robert Hass and Brenda Hillman

Brenda Hillman and Robert Hass, two of contemporary poetry’s most acclaimed voices, will be reading from their work at Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 North Central Avenue, on Friday Oct. 7 at 7:00 p.m. Brenda Hillman is the author of nine books of poetry, including Practical Water, for which she received the LA Times Book Award for Poetry, and Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire, for which she won the 2014 Griffin Poetry Prize and the Northern California Book Award for Poetry. Robert Hass, who served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 1995 to 1997, is the author of six books of poetry, including Time and Materials: Poems 1997-2005, for which he won the 2007 National Book Award and the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. Leah Marche, a local performance poet and spoken word artist, will be opening for the event. The reading is supported by the Angela and Leonard Singer Endowment for Performing Arts, and presented by the ASU Performance in the Borderlands Initiative, Superstition Review, and the University of Arizona Poetry Center.


13 Haunting Books to Read This Fall, if You Dare

Fall isn’t just the the season for curling up by the fire with a book, it’s also the season for curling up with something scary. From noir to true crime to old fashioned ghost stories, there’s always something to keep you up, according to the Huffington PostHere are 13 haunting books to read, if you dare, ranging from true crime books like The Girls to unsettling short story collections like A Tree or a Person or a Wall. 


Featured Partner: Indiana Review

Aimee Bender

Indiana Review’s 2016 Fiction Prize is now open for submissions. Entry fee is $20 which includes a one year subscription to the magazine. Winners will receive $1,000 and publication in IR 39.1. The final judge is the wonderful Aimee Bender, author of The Girl in the Flammable Skirt and The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake. Her short fiction has also appeared in Granta, Harper’s, The Paris Review, Tin House, and more! Please send in your amazing works by the deadline, October 31st at Midnight. More information can be found at https://indianareview.org/contests/


Featured Partner: Berkeley Fiction Review

Berkeley Fiction Review

Produced on the same campus that birthed the Free Speech Movement in the wild 1960s, the Berkeley Fiction Review publishes stories that honor expression, creativity and individuality. We believe that all well-written ideas deserve a forum, from the traditional to the experimental, the niche and ubiquitous. Since 1981, BFR has published, and continues to publish, a kaleidoscopic body of work. Will you be a part of it? Visit berkeleyfictionreview.com for details on submissions, as well as our Twitter @BerkeleyFiction


Featured Partner: Prick of the Spindle

Prick of the Spindle

Prick of the Spindle is a nonprofit journal of the literary arts, founded in 2007. We are always seeking book reviews and critics to take on the titles listed on our review shelf. We are also seeking short film and visual artists for our online galleries, as well as humor writers for the new online section, The Corner. Submit your fiction, poetry, nonfiction, humorous pieces, reviews, interviews, artwork, and drama for the biannual print edition. Subscribe to the print edition for more than 16% off the cover price.

Berkeley Fiction Review

The Berkeley Fiction Review is a UC Berkeley undergraduate, student-run publication. We look for innovative short fiction that plays with form and content, as well as traditionally constructed stories with fresh voices and original ideas.

We invite submissions of previously unpublished short stories year round and publish annually. Submissions are free. Contributors whose stories are published receive one free copy of the issue their story appears in. We also host fiction contests and nominate to O. Henry, Best American Short Stories, and Pushcart prizes.

We also invite submissions to our annual sudden-fiction contest. See website.

berkeleyfictionreview@gmail.com

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Berkeley Fiction Review

Berkeley Fiction Review

The Berkeley Fiction Review is a UC Berkeley undergraduate, student-run publication. We look for innovative short fiction that plays with form and content, as well as traditionally constructed stories with fresh voices and original ideas. Ultimately, we seek to contribute to literature’s on-going evolution.

We invite submissions of previously unpublished short stories year round and publish annually. Submissions are free. Contributors whose stories are published receive one free copy of the issue their story appears in. We also host fiction contests and nominate to O. Henry, Best American Short Stories, and Pushcart prizes. Click the link to learn more about the submission guidelines: http://berkeleyfictionreview.com/submit/

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