"You are invited to submit to the first issue of Divergence, an electronic publication of text/image/sound/video. We are interested in receiving poetry, articles, essays, text-art, animated text, as well as hybrids and paratexts (poetics, sketches, works-in-progress, rewritings), etc. Divergence aims to be a critical and creative platform/forum for work that is variously referred to as, and encompasses, 'innovative', 'experimental', 'avant-garde', 'post-avant', etc. We encourage debate, manifestos, commentary, notes and reactions which look at the present and to the future, not the past.
Divergence will be international in scope, with an editorial board composed of significant practitioners and academics in the field, including Robert Sheppard, Geof Huth, John Hall, David Miller, Jeff Hilson, and others. It is edited by Keith Jebb and Kevin Doran out of the University of Bedfordshire, and supported by the Research Institute for Media, Art and Design.
All correspondence and submissions should be sent to divergence[AT]beds.ac.uk; we welcome proposals. The deadline for submissions is 15 September, 2009. Enquire at this address if hardcopy submissions are absolutely necessary."
The British Haiku Society is now taking submissions for its 2009 James W. Hackett/BHS International Haiku Award competition. (Click on Competitions and scroll down for guidelines.) The entry fee is £3 (or $6 US) for up to three haiku, and the deadline is November 30th.
Vicious Verses and Reanimated Rhymes, the book of zombie poetry from the same people who brought you Bits of the Dead, has just been released and I am eagerly awaiting my contributor's copy. The book is available for $12.99 from Amazon, and should be available from Barnes & Noble shortly.
DailyHaiku will be open to submissions for the month of September, so start polishing up those haiku.