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CFS: Allegheny River Watershed Anthology

Call for submissions: Allegheny River Watershed Anthology
Editors: Helen Ruggieri and Linda Underhill
Submission deadline: January 31, 2008

GUIDELINES: We are looking for poems and short prose about the Allegheny River Watershed of New York State and Pennsylvania. Human history, natural history, personal experience - any subject that in some way connects to the watershed will be considered for the anthology.

More information about the watershed, including a map of the watershed region, can be found here.

Send all submissions to awa@foothillspublishing.com. There is a limit of 70 lines per poem and 700 words for prose. Simultaneous submissions and previously published poetry will not be accepted. Please include a brief bio paragraph.

Submissions should be sent as MSWord attachments. If not possible, send in the body of an email.
Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2008. We will acknowledge receipt of your submission and respond within 60 days.

Tentative release date for the anthology is spring of 2008. Contributors will receive a complimentary copy of the book as payment and will be able to purchase additional copies at a 50% discount.

Linda Underhill grew up within sight of the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh, PA. She has degrees in writing from the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Arizona. Her collection of essays, “The Unequal Hours: Moments of Being in the Natural World,” was published by University of Georgia Press.
Helen Ruggieri lives two blocks from the Allegheny in Olean, NY (where the river first becomes navigable). She has an MFA from Penn State. Her book of poetry, “Glimmer Girls,” was published by Mayapple Press.

FootHills Publishing has been publishing chapbooks and books of poetry since 1986.
Previous anthologies include
Knocking on the Silence (the Finger Lakes of New York State), Listening to Water (Susquehanna River Watershed), and The Dire Elegies (endangered species).

James Harms: Bucknell: 1/22/08

Tuesday, January 22, 7 PM: Bucknell's 2008 Poet-in-Residence, James Harms, will give a reading in Bucknell Hall.

Harms is the author of five collections of poetry, all from Carnegie Mellon University Press: Modern Ocean (1992), The Joy Addict (1998), Quarters (2001), Freeways and Aqueducts (2004), and After West (2007). His poems, essays, and short stories have appeared in many publications, including Poetry, Kenyon Review, Antioch Review, Denver Quarterly, Gettysburg Review, and American Poetry Review. He is a contributing editor of West Branch. Harms has been awarded an NEA fellowship, the PEN/Revson Foundation Fellowship, grants from the West Virginia and Pennsylvania state arts agencies, and residencies at the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. Harms directs the MFA program in Creative Writing at West Virginia University.

This reading is free and open to the public.