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Kore Press- Cultural Critic and Novelist Roxane Gay Interview & Fiction Deadline

Kore Press- 
Cultural Critic and Novelist Roxane Gay  Interview & Fiction Deadline

kore press / standing by women’s words since 1993


“I was entrusted with carrying voices, songs, and stories to grow and release into the world, to

be of assistance and inspiration,” Joy Harjo from Crazy Brave.  


Kore Press Points
Roxane Gay Interview
Feb 14 Fiction Deadline
Cultural Critic and Novelist Roxane Gay
Interviewed by Arisa White

Roxane Gay, 2015 Short Fiction judge
A dynamic provocateur, with intelligence and humor, and the wit and honesty that invites you into your own humanity, into the various ways you
fit and don’t fit into the stories society wishes us to live by, Kore Press
brings you cultural critic and novelist Roxane Gay, who is the judge for our 2015 Annual Short Fiction Award. Author of Ayiti, Bad Feminist, and An Untamed State–the last two publications, most recently, have been nominated for the 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards in Outstanding
Literary Work in nonfiction and fiction, respectively–Roxane is an associate professor at Purdue University, co-editor of PANK, a non-profit literary
arts collective, a frequent Salon contributor, and now is the editor of
The Butter,
over at The Toast.


2015 Kore Press Short Fiction deadline
February 14, midnight MST
just 3 weeks away!
A prize of $1,250 + limited edition chapbook + e-publication + promotion
for a single short story written in English.
$20 reading fee
Roxane Gay to judge

Full guidelines and online submission here

Tiphanie Yanique
Tiphanie Yanique
Previous Short Fiction winners have gone on to win major literary awards and publish full-length books. Brooklyn-based Caribbean writer Tiphanie Yanique, 2007 Kore Press Short Fiction winner for


Recent Kore Press Short Fiction winners

(out this month)


2013 To Boil Water, Myha T. Do

 chosen by Kate Bernheimer


2012 A Parallel Life, Mary Byrne
chosen by Karen Brennan.
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University of Arizona Poetry Center- Coming Up Readings, exhibits, writing workshops, kids’ activities, and more!

University of Arizona Poetry Center- Coming Up Readings, exhibits, writing workshops, kids’ activities, and more!
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Coming Up at the Poetry Center

Happy New Year! We’re pleased to announce an exciting spring season of events at the Poetry Center. Below is a sampling of what we’ve lined up for you, and you can learn more about the whole season by visiting our calendar of events.

READINGS: Ander Monson and Kate Bernheimer, Sherwin Bitsui, Fady Joudah, Simon J. Ortiz, Ofelia Zepeda, Natalie Diaz, and more. Our first reading of the season is tomorrow’sJanuary 8th Memorial Reading.

TALKS and PANELS: Next week: a panel with editors and contributors of the brand-new anthology, The Force of What’s Possible: Writers on Accessibility & the Avant-Garde. Later this month: a panel titled Survival Skills for Writers with publishers from Copper Canyon and Graywolf Press. And in April, an artist’s talk by poet-in-residence and visual artist Jen Bervin.

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS: The Poem Sequence taught by Tucson Poet Laureate Rebecca Seiferle, Animals in Poems with Simmons Buntin, Where I’m From with Lisa O’Neill, Reclaiming Women’s Writing with Annie Finch, and more. Learn about our Classes & Workshops program in this video with instructor Simmons Buntin; register for workshops here!

POETRY CENTER IN PHOENIX: We’re returning to the Phoenix Art Museum this spring to present poetry-related events featuring Fady Joudah and Jen Bervin.

FAMILY DAYS: Creative writing activities for kids ages 0 through 13 and their parents and guardians.

EXHIBITS: Shame Every Rose, an exhibit of photographs by Seamus Murphy that illustrate the landay, a clandestine oral folk poetry. Presented in collaboration with the Poetry Foundation. Between Word and Image, an exhibit of visual art by PaperWorks, The Sonoran Collective for Paper and Book Artists. And on display now, a library exhibit of bookbinding styles.

DISCUSSIONS: On the work of Fady Joudah, Emily Dickinson, Claudia Rankine, Anne Carson, and more. Learn more about our Closer Look Book Club in this Q&A with Poetry Center Events Coordinator Hannah Ensor, who will be leading the Book Club discussion of Plainwater by Anne Carson on January 20.

All details about these and other spring programs and events are available at our website, poetry.arizona.edu. Here’s a quick link to our calendar. Hope to see you at a Poetry Center event soon!

“[Plainwater by Anne Carson] is a mind-blower, a game-changer, all those other phrases one can use about a really good book, especially the ones that don’t concern themselves with what other books have done already.”

—Hannah Ensor, Poetry Center Events Coordinator and leader of our Book Club discussion of Plainwater on January 20.

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The University of Arizona Poetry Center

1508 E. Helen St.

Tucson, AZ 85721

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Kate Bernheimer Editor- FAIRY TALE REVIEW 2014 Prose & Poetry Contest $1,000 Prizes

FAIRY TALE REVIEW 2014 Prose & Poetry Contest $1,000 Prizes

Edited by Kate Bernheimer


FAIRY TALE REVIEW is thrilled to announce the debut of an annual contest, beginning this year with Prose and Poetry awards.  We’re interested in poems, stories, and essays with a fairy-tale feel – mainstream to experimental, genre to literary, realist to fabulist.  Sarah Shun-lien Byrum will judge prose; Ilya Kaminsky will judge poetry.  Both contests will award $1,000, and all submissions will be considered for publication in The Mauve Issue.  Reading fee: $10.  Complete guidelines available at http://www.fairytalereview.com/contests.

Deadline   July 15, 2014

Awards   $1,000

Eligibility & Procedure

All submissions must be original and previously unpublished.  For prose, please send works of up to 6,000 words.  For poetry, no more than five poems and/or ten pages per entry.  Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but please withdraw your manuscript immediately upon acceptance elsewhere, and note that the reading fee is nonrefundable.  Multiple submissions are acceptable, but please note that you will need to pay a reading fee for each submission.

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Kore Press- 2013 Short Fiction Award & Open Submissions & Other News

Kore Press: Publishing Women Since 1993

Kore Press stands with Boston. 
Kore Press is accepting manuscripts for the 2013 Short Fiction Award & Open Submissions, through April 30, 2013!

2013 Kore Press Short Fiction Judge: 

Kate Bernheimer

Kate Bernheimer

Kate Bernheimer, American fairy-tale writer, scholar, and editor, teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Arizona in Tucson. She has been called “one of the living masters of the fairy tale”by Tin House, and is the author of four books of fiction, most recently the final novel in a trilogy, The Complete Tales of Lucy Gold. A new story collection, How a Mother Weaned a Girl from Fairy Tales, is forthcoming from Coffee House Press in 2014. She also edits fabulist anthologies including the World Fantasy Award-winning My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales, with her fourth anthology, xo Orpheus: 50 New Myths, forthcoming from Penguin this year.

2013 Open Submissions Deadline: April 30
We want your manuscripts! We want to read them, and when we say read, we mean it. At Kore Press, we’ve established a long tradition of close-reading the manuscripts we receive during our Open Submissions period in order to provide honest, thoughtful, useful feedback to you, their creators. As a press dedicated to literary excellence and contemporary writing by women, we know that providing the opportunity for publication is only the first step. Writers need-and deserve-careful consideration of their work.

This is why you owe it to yourself to spend the next couple of weekend revising the words into which you’ve already poured so much of yourself. Don’t worry, we’ve extended the deadline til the end of April. This gives you plenty of time to write, revise, and write some more! The last day we can accept submissions is April 30th and our editorial panel (newly committed to responding to all submissions by end of June) anxiously awaits your work.

See full guidelines here.

“THANK YOU so much for these
carefulwise and
spot-on comments.”
open submissions writer

Great Deals for Short Fiction Writers

 The reading fee for Kore’s Short Fiction Award is  $15, but for $20, $35, or $45through April 30, your reading fee will be covered AND you will receive 1, 3, or all 5 previous Short Fiction winners, respectively.Place your order here

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2011 Winner:

The Death of Carrie Bradshaw 
selected by Antonya Nelson

2010 Winner:
All Sorts of Hunger by
selected by Leslie Marmon Silko
See all Short Fiction Award winners here

Na Po Mo Deal!
 Buy Carolyn Hembree’sSkinny, Michelle Chan Brown’sDouble Agent,Jennifer Barber’sGiven Away orReading Emily Dickinson in Icelandic by Eva Heisler, and shipping is on the house.

New Fiction Deadline: April 30, 2013 
 4,000 to 12,000 words, $15 fee

Open to female-identified writers writing in English, the 2013 Kore Press Short Fiction Award is a fantastic opportunity for new & emerging writers to have their manuscripts read by a panel of six diverse editors dedicated to contemporary writing by women.


The winner, selected by Kate Bernheimer, receives publication by Kore Press and a $1000 prize. Full guidelines here.

Kore Press’ Open Submissions Editorial Team
We are super grateful to have such talented and generous writers, dedicated to helping other women writers, on the Kore editorial team.
Shout out to the 2012 reader-editors!

Victoria Chang

Kara Waite

Stephanie Balzer

Erin Wilcox

Aisha Sloan

TaraShea Nesbit

Meagan Lehr

Patricia Grace King

Frankie Rollins

Lisa O’Neil

Emily Jeanes

Ann Dernier

Andi Werblin

Deborah Fries

Ashaki Jackson

Maria Eliades

Raha Namy

Joni Wallace

Natalie Diaz

Rebecca Seiferle


Recent Works Published from Open Submissions 

and a deal for open subs writers

(just email us about this ad)

Reading Emily

“Heisler seems to ask whether the act of translation is, in fact, the ultimate act of the poet.” –Sam Ace


Get Reading Emily for $13 + $2 off shipping ($5 savings) when you send a ms to Open Submissions!  

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Dead Meander

 essays by Adria Bernardi

“Bernardi’s is an astonishing, excruciating awareness capable of brilliantly evoking what consciousness endures when the body–whether one’s own, a child’s, or the body politic–is under assault.”– Eleanor Wilner

Get Dead Meander for $15 + $2 off shipping ($5 savings) when you send a ms to Open Submissions!

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Arizonia Daily Star July 3, 2011- BOOK EVENTS

BOOK EVENTS July 3, 2011


Liberry paperback Friendzy Booksale- Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. Sponsored by The Friends of the Kirk-Bear Canyon Library. Complimentary Kona Beri frozen yogurt after purchase of books. 2-4 p.m. July 3. Free. 594-5275


Preschool Storytime- Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. For accompanied children ages 3-5. 11:30 a,m-noon. July 5. Free. 229-5300.


Family Storytime- Oro Valley Public Library. For accompanied children up to age 5. 10:00-10:30 a.m. July 6. Free 229-5300

Sabino canyon Storytime: Skunks- Sabino Canyon Visitor Center, 8700 N. Sabino canyon Road. For accompanied children ages 4-6. Space is limited. 9-10:30 a.m. July 6. Free. 594-5240.

Toddler Storytime- Deshirst-Catalina Branch Library. 15631 N. Oracle road. For accompanied children ages 18 to 36 months. 9:15-9:45 a.m. July 6. Free. 594-5240.

Poetry at the River- Dusenberry-River Branch Library, 5605 E. River Road. Read poems you’ve written, or read your favorite poet’s poems, or listen to poetry being read by otherss. 6-7:45 p.m. July 6. Free. 594-5345.


Crafty Readers- Oro Valley Public Library. We will be reading THE BECKONING CAT by Koko Nishizuka and making a craft. For children ages 6-8. Registration required. 4-5 p.m. July 7. Free. 229-5300.

Reading for Pleasure- Ward 3 Council Office, 1510 E. Grant road. Lively discussions and book exchange. for age 50 and up. Class number 439. 1-3 p.m. July 7. Free for OASIS members, with a registration fee of $12 per semester. 322-5607.

Summer Story Series- The Mini-Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, 4455 E. Camp Lowell Drive. Children’s book author Kate Bernheimer reads and signs her book THE GIRL IN THE CASTLE INSIDE THE MUSEUM. Create a mini-peek-a-boo castle photo frame. 6:30- 8 p.m. July 7. $5. 881-0606.


Borders Storytime- Borders Books & Music, Park Place, 5870 E. Broadway. For accompanied children ages 2-5. 10:30 a.m. July 8. Free. 584-011.

Friday Word Weavers: Women’s Writing Circle- Katlin’s Creative Cottage, 740 N. Main Ave, rear courtyard. Enjoy tea and cookies while you write, a different theme every week p0rovokes and inspires. Bring writing tools and notebook. Space is limited. Call to preregister. 1 p.m. July 8. $5. 622-6161

Literacy Volunteers of Tucson 50th Birthday Party- Literacy Volunteers of Tucson, 2850 E. Speedway. Bring a gently used book for book exchange. also featuring games and prizes. 2-6 p.m. July 8. free. 882-8006.

Other Voices Women’s Reading Series- Antigone Books, 411 N. fourth Ave. Featured readers: Meg Files and Gina Franco. Open microphone and refreshments, 7 p.m. July 8. Free. 792-3715.

Story Tunes- Bookmans, 3733 w. Ina Road. Stories, snacks and musical jam session with Big D and friends. 10-11 a.m. July 8. Free. 579-0303.

Storytime for Adults- Joyner Green Valley Library. 601 N. La Canada Drive, Green Valley. 1-2 p.m., the second Friday of each month. July 8. Free. 594-5295.

Toddler Storytime- Oro Valley Public Library. For accompanied children ages 18 months to 3 years. 10-10:30 a.m. July 8 Free. 229-5300

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University of Arizona Poetry Center- Offers A FAIRY-TALE WEEKEND with Kate Brenheimer

 A Fairy-Tale Weekend
with Kate Bernheimer
Friday, May 21, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 22, 9:00 am to 1:00 p.m.
Tuition: $100

       Fairy tales are arguably one of the most important influences on contemporary writers from mainstream to experimental.  This workshop introduces you to the basic techniques of fairy tales and seeks to help you employ them in your own writing.  Poets, dramatists, and prose writers are welcome.  We will open class with a screening and discussion of Jean Cocteau’s iconic fairy-tale film La Belle et La Bete.  Please bring ten copies of your favorite traditional fairy tale (from any culture) to class as a touchstone story to work from.

       Private 20-minute manuscript consultations are available for an additional $25 fee.  All consultation fees will be donated by Kate Bernheimer to the Poetry Center.  You and Kate will meet after the workshop to discuss strategies for rewriting your piece with an eye toward fairy-tale tropes.  You may submit up to ten pages of writing, which must be either fairy-tale themed or fabulist in nature.  If your manuscript is a novel excerpt, you must submit the first ten pages of the novel.  Your manuscript must be submitted to the Poetry Center, along with registration and payment, by May 16. 

Kate Bernheimer is the author of two novels, The Complete Tales of Ketzia Gold and The Complete Tales of Merry Gold; a third novel and story collection are forthcoming.  She also edits fairy-tale anthologies, including My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales, forthcoming from Penguin Books in fall 2010.  She founded and edits the journal Fairy Tale Review and is Writer in Residence at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette each spring. She spends the rest of the year in Tucson

For more information about what is going on at the Poetry Center go to poetnews@email.arizona.edu

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