Hayden's Ferry Review


Unusual Calls for Submissions

New Year! New Feature! New Day!
shaking like a mountain, THE online literary magazine about contemporary music continues to seek poetry, fiction,creative nonfiction and music-related visual art for upcoming issues. We're happy with every issue, of course, but the current number (Winter 2009)just might be our favorite. Tell us what you think in a nicely written email. We publish the best ones. At this time too, we'd like to announce a new feature: shaking approved music. Here's the idea: you have a band, you have an act, you release a CD, you make your stuff available in various formats here, there and everywhere___ tell us about it in your own words (of 250 in number, more or less). Talk about your current or newly
released projects and/or what makes your music tick. Yes! This is DIY music promotion in the form of creative nonfiction for the new millennium. Oh daddy!

OPEN CALL FROM PUDDING HOUSE PRESS: Love Poems and Other Messages for Bruce Springsteen
Springsteen's passionate listeners have been grateful for his music that address their causes and struggles for years. From movie producers/directors who've asked for something special to fit the themes of their films to the lyrics that come from Bruce's own conscious and the issues swelling from the times of our lives. Springsteen has created music and lyrics that help carry us through. Think of Philadelphia, The Wrestler, so many others. Bruce Springsteen has given and given to the difficulties. What else do you know about Bruce Springsteen? What if we give him a fine, slender, collection of poems written just for him, from the similar spirit he gives to so much that matters.
Send poems in the body of an email only, one at a time (one poem per email) to: (replace (at) with @),
subject line: Springsteen poem


TEA PARTY magazine seeks submissions of fiction, poetry, photography, visual art, comics, interviews, and feature articles for its upcoming issue #18, to be published in June 2009. Our theme for Issue #18 is THE FREE ISSUE. What does FREE mean to you? How does FREEspeak to our investment as individuals and as communities, and what meaning does remain FREE in our society at this particular point in history? What isn’tFREE but should be? What do you give away and what’s been given to you? What would you like to be FREE of? What’s considered FREE to the public? How do you spend your FREE time?
Email works to (replace (at) with @) by Friday, March 20th, 2009.

Fawlt magazine is now accepting submissions for its Apathy issue!
Each issue of the magazine focuses on a single, undesirable characteristic, exploring such issues as: who is affected by it, its impact on individuals, in which circumstance it can be especially bad (or actually good), and any other aspect of the flaw that that may be worth investigating. We're now actively taking submissions for our next issue: Apathy. DEADLINE: For Apathy: May 1, 2009. EMAIL: Please send to submissions to (replace (at) with @)

The Bechtel Prize
Teachers & Writers Collaborative (T&W) awards the Bechtel Prize annually in recognition of an exemplary essay addressing important issues in the areas of creative writing education, literary studies, and/or the profession of writing. The deadline to receive submissions for the 2009 Bechtel Prize is 5:00 PM (Eastern), Tuesday, June 30, 2009.

Language and Migration
Platte Valley Review is publishing a special issue for Spring 2009 with focus on Language and Migration. Poetry, Prose, Photography, Artwork, Environmental and EcoCritical Essay with relative themes of language and migration are welcome as general submissions. The Platte Valley Review is edited by Allison Hedge Coke, Reynolds Chair. Deadline for this edition is April 1, 2009.

Twisted love anthology: Howl House Press
Howl House Press is here, and pleased to be posting our submission guidelines for our first anthology. So lofty are our hopes, we think it'll be an annual publication. Our goal is simple: to find the darkly marvelous and the painfully strange, and present it to as many appreciative readers and viewers as possible. That's it. Why? Because we do love the weird stuff. We will accept submissions until August 31, 2009. Please email howlhouse@gmail.com with additional questions.
Beth Staples