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26. Wanted: Diverse poetry and prose

Polychrome Ink seeks submissions for Volume Three. Interested in diverse poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. Defines diversity as anyone who: does not consider themselves to be white, heterosexual, and/or cisgender; is Intersex; is neuroatypical, and/or who is physically disabled. Pays $15-$40. Deadline: December 27, 2015. Guidelines.

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27. Seeking discourse on people & their environments

Online journal The Turnip Truck(s) seeks creative and critical submissions concerned with the dialectics of the human and its environment(s). Submit one essay/story or five poems. Deadline: Rolling. Guidelines.

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28. Wanted: Writing that comments on today’s world

whimperbang (US), an online journal of artistic commentary, published three times a year, invites the submission of serious, directed artistic expressions that reflect or comment upon today’s world. All literary and visual genres will be considered. Deadline: Open. Guidelines.

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29. Submit your fearless, unpredictable works

great weather for MEDIA (New York) seeks poetry, flash fiction, short stories, dramatic monologues, and creative nonfiction for their annual print anthology. Focus on the fearless, the unpredictable, and experimental. Welcomes submissions from international writers. Deadline: January 15, 2016. Guidelines.

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30. Is there an evolutionary advantage to religion?

Few can deny the sheer significance of religious belief to human society, a topic of study that has provided much insight into how we lived previously, how we live today, and how we will live in the future. However, for what purpose, exactly, did religion originate?

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31. Seeking writing from Canadian university students

University of Windsor’s Generation Magazine is accepting poetry, prose and creative non-fiction from Canadian graduate and undergraduate students. Submit up to 5 double-spaced pages. Payment: Two copies of the magazine and $2 per published piece. Email to generationmagazinewindsor@gmail.com. Deadline: December 1, 2015.

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32. Tom Felton’s “Risen” Moving Release Dates

Tom Felton’s new movieRisen, has changed release dates. Originally scheduled for January 22, 2016 release, MGM and Paramount have decided to move around a couple of release dates to attract larger target audiences.

As Tom Felton’s new film is religion-based, MGM and Paramount have decided to move it to a February release date to attract pre-Easter audience rush. The infamous The Passion of Christ and the recent Son of God, both were successful February releases. The Global Dispatch reports:


“MGM and Paramount Pictures have moved the release of Ben-Hur by nearly six months — from Feb. 26 to Aug. 12. This opened up the date for Risen, another faith-based project, to move up and upon in theaters.

Joseph Fiennes stars as the Roman soldier Clavius searching for Christ’s missing body and “reintroduces us to Jesus’s crucifixion, resurrection—and to the Great Commission—not through a disciple or follower’s POV but through the experience of a hardened and skeptical Roman tribune,” according to Sony.

Harry Potter star Tom Felton and Fear the Walking Dead star Cliff Curtis co-star – full synopsis below.

RISEN is an epic biblical story of the weeks immediately following Jesus’ death on the cross, as seen through the eyes of the unbelieving Clavius (Fiennes), a high-ranking Roman military tribune. Clavius and his aide Lucius (Felton) are instructed by Pontius Pilate to ensure that Jesus’ radical followers don’t steal His body and claim resurrection. When the body goes missing within days, Clavius’ mission is to find the body, dispel rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.”


Risen will hit theaters February 19, 2016.


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33. Paying journal wants work that provokes, excites, entertains

The Humber Literary Review seeks submissions of essays, poetry, artwork, and comics for its fifth issue (Spring 2016). Pays $100 each for essays, fiction, reviews, and for 2-3 poems. Contributors receive two copies plus a one-year subscription. Deadline: December 15, 2015. Guidelines.

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34. Why Henry George matters

What value does the story of Henry George, a self-taught economist from the late nineteenth century, hold for Americans living in the early 21st century? Quite a lot, if we stop to consider the ways in which contemporary American society has come to resemble America in the late-nineteenth century, a period popularly known as the Gilded Age. As in our times, that era was marked by a dramatic increase in income inequality. It also witnessed a sharp and disturbing rise in the numbers of Americans living in poverty, even as Wall Street boomed and overall productivity soared.

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35. Translation from ... Hindi

       Anjum Hasan's fascinating look at 'Reading Hindi literature in translation' -- English translation -- in The Caravan, Novel Renditions, is now fully accessible online.
       An interesting overview -- and many interesting observations, including that:

It is striking how so many of the novels recently translated into English capture life at a modern, usually mid- to late-twentieth-century, juncture. The dodgy, if not outright corrupted, nature of this modernity is what gives these novels their charge.
       Surprising, too, that apparently The Gift of a Cow-author Premchand -- "the king himself", Hasan writes -- has only had some 70 of his 300 stories translated.
       More depressing than just how little Hindi literature has been translated is how little of even just that has made it, readily accessibly, to US/UK shores. For every Uday Prakash (The Girl with the Golden Parasol, The Walls of Delhi) there seems so much more that is at least available in English but not readily available locally.
       But this does get me to put my copy of Gillian Wright's translation of Raag Darbari closer to the top of my get-to pile.

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36. New Statesman 2015 favourites list

       The past two weeks The Spectator has been having contributors name their best and most overrated books of the year (see my previous mention), and now the New Statesman also gets a nice cast of "friends and contributors" to weigh in on their favorites of the year, in Books of the year: the essential NS reading list.
       Always interesting to see what people come up with -- and these also include some older titles

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37. Max Planck and Albert Einstein

There was much more to Max Planck than his work and research as an influential physicist. For example, Planck was an avid musician, and endured many personal hardships under the Nazi regime in his home country of Germany.

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38. Can institutions care? An analysis of Pope Francis’ call to care

On his recent trip to the United States, Pope Francis made an appeal for caring before a joint meeting of Congress: “A political society endures when it seeks, as a vocation, to satisfy common needs by stimulating the growth of all its members, especially those in situations of greater vulnerability or risk, is always based on care for the people.” At various points on his trip the Pope expressed concern for poverty, immigration, incarceration, and capital punishment. He was clearly suggesting that the United States could do so much more to care for its citizens and the world’s citizens.

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39. How fair are criticisms of the ICC?

It has become topical to say that the International Criminal Court (ICC) is in crisis. For some, the ICC has stepped from crisis to crisis. Even before its existence, the Court has been for criticized for its selectivity, statutory limitations, and potential overreach. The ICC faces serious challenges in relation to credibility, legitimacy and expectations. I would like revisit some of these critiques. Looking back at the past decade, it seems that both the work of the ICC, and some of its criticisms, deserve further scrutiny.

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40. Jalal Al-e Ahmad Literary Awards

       The Jalal Al-e Ahmad Literary Awards are one Iran's leading literary prizes -- and, with each award paying out "110 Bahar Azadi gold coins" (reportedly: "worth over $33,000"), remunerative -- and they've announced this year's winners -- see the report in the Tehran Times -- and the not-winners, as:

No works in the categories of short story, literary criticism, or documentation were deemed worthy of Iran's most lucrative literary award during this year's edition of the Jalal Al-e Ahmad Literary Awards
       Meanwhile, the novel prize was shared, Fall Is the Last Season by Nasim Marashi and The Well-Behaved Girl by Shahriar Abbasi splitting the prize.
       In the categories without winners there were still some honorable mentions -- by works with some intriguing titles: Overview of Practical Anecdotes in the literary criticism section (and who doesn't like their anecdotes to be practical ?); Are Guys from Khazaneh Saved ? in the short story category; and Water Never Dies and You Will Die in Cairo in the 'documentation section'.

       The prize was, of course, named after leading Iranian author Jalal Al-e Ahmad -- nowadays perhaps better known in the US/UK as Simin Daneshvar's husband ? Four of his titles are under review at the complete review, including The Israeli Republic, which was recently brought out by Restless Books.

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41. An Englishman in Madrid review

       The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Eduardo Mendoza's An Englishman in Madrid.
       This book won the Premio Planeta in 2010 -- a prize that with its €601,000 cash award blows pretty much every other literary prize (especially the American ones) out of the water.
       Nick Caistor's translation was published in the UK in 2013, but for some reason it only made it to the US this summer -- and doesn't seem to have gotten much attention here.

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42. Signed Copy of J.K. Rowling’s New Crime Novel up for Auction

A signed copy of J.K. Rowling’s new crime novel, Career of Evil, was put up for auction. J.K. Rowling would probably approve of this donation from one of the lucky owners of a signed book, as the book was auctioned for a good cause, for local charity, Brighouse and Surrounding Homeless.

There are only 200 signed copies of the Robert Galbraith book, making the demand for this item at the silent auction very high. The book had a reserve of £1,000. Big House Echo recorded a statement about the charity being supported:


Alison Mitchell, chief Executive of BASH, said: “We provide an outreach service that connects those in need with the charities and services they may not have otherwise known about whilst offering food, clothing and friendly faces.

Thanks to donations we can provide food, drink and clothing. More importantly we can provide a listening ear.

The results from Friday’s auction have not been released. However, we hope that Career of Evil was able to at least break its reserve, and provide a lot of monetary donation for BASH.

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43. The hijab can be a feminist act

Feminism and Islam are rarely considered to be complimentary to each other or even capable of coexisting. A mere cursory glance of any major media outlet and one can find endless articles, newscasts, and videos of radical Islam waging war against the West and systematically oppressing women. The image of the veiled Muslim woman has become emblematic of the patriarchal control Islam seems to yield unrelentingly over female followers of the faith.

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44. Suicide in Nazi Germany in 1945

When the US Army took the Saxon city of Leipzig in April 1945, a gruelling scene was revealed inside the town hall. The Nazi treasurer of the city, his wife, and his daughter had all committed suicide. But these suicides were not isolated cases. In the spring of 1945, Nazi Germany went to its end in an unprecedented wave of suicides.

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45. On Adapting Emile Zola: Notes from a BBC script writer

Why adapt Zola? What’s he got to say to us today? If the novels are so good why not leave them as they are – as novels – and forget it?

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46. Does the meat industry harm animals?

Should we eat animals? Vegetarians often say “No, because the meat industry harms animals greatly.” They point to the appalling conditions in which animals are raised in factory farms, and the manner in which they are killed. Meat-eaters often reply that this objection is ill-founded because animals owe their very existence to the meat industry.

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47. Artistic, beautiful, and satisfying reads wanted

Online quarterly Lunaris Review, a Journal of Art and the Literary (Nigeria), publishes work that brings “together creative minds to a common platform of artistry and beauty while providing the audience a satisfying read”. Publishes fiction (flash fiction and short story), creative nonfiction, essays, and poetry. Accepts international submissions. Deadline: Rolling. Guidelines.

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48. Pottermore’s Visit to the Liverpool “Fantastic Beasts” Set

The Pottermore Correspondent has released new insider information into the Fantastic Beast filming that took place in Liverpool. Having traveled with the cast and crew of the films, the PMC was privy to all the details–more than the public photos snuck from behind the barricades of blocked streets.

The PMC recognized that moving the set out of Leavesden to Liverpool was too big of a production to try and keep secret. So they knew we were peeking through and snapping pictures from beyond the boundaries set up, and the PMC was free to acknowledge it. The PMC also said that he/she would not be telling us too many juicy secrets–because that would spoil the fun like telling a kid their mother is the Tooth Fairy.

“What they wanted to do instead of release details about Fantastic Beasts, is “paint [us] a word picture of what it’s like on set:”


“It’s night time on a Wednesday. I’m standing outside in the cold dark with my life (three snack size Milky Ways, one crumbly biscuit, a cup of mint tea, two pens, a tiny notebook, a back-up scarf and a portable charger) in my pockets. We all rub our hands together and watch as Jon Voight gets out of a stately black car and walks up the stairs of St. George’s Hall. He does it again and again, up snow-drizzled stairs, to get the shot perfect.”

“Inside, Ezra Miller prepares for his scene by beat-boxing in the green room. He walks by and introduces himself, tells me he’s a Harry Potter fan. He seems to be the kind of actor who can play around and make people laugh right until they hear the word ‘Action!’ and then deliver their dialogue seamlessly. It’s quite something to watch.

“The next day, filming moves to the Cunard Building by the river.

“Inside, Liverpool City Council staff try to get on with their day jobs knowing that Eddie Redmayne is filming downstairs. They tiptoe by, whispering, and I catch a few phrases: ‘The one who got the Oscar for that Stephen Hawking film… Yes, the young one with the freckles… Something about Harry Potter, I think… He’s just gorgeous… Oh, definitely wizards…’

“Eddie, meanwhile, is quiet. He paces slightly between takes, smiles at everyone softly, sits in his black canvas chair and ducks upstairs to the green room for some solace now and then. He slips his jacket on moments before running in front of the camera, and slips it off again gently when he comes out. He and Katherine whisper to each other, maybe it’s their lines, maybe they’re telling secrets, who knows?”


For more details about the PMC’s visit to the Liverpool set, please visit Pottermore.



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49. Wine ‘made in China’

Wine ‘made in China’ has gained increased attention around world in recent years. Splitting my time as I do between Europe and China, I have the opportunity to assess the health and potential of the Chinese market with a good degree of objectivity.

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50. Stephen Fry to be Awarded Rose d’Or Award for Lifetime Achievement

Stephen Fry (the narrator of the British Harry Potter audio books) will be honored with the Rose d’Or Award for Lifetime Achievement during the Rose d’Or Award Ceremony, December 9.

The award is given to those who have made significant contributions to entertainment and broadcasting. The Rose d’Or website explains their clear choice of Stephen Fry as the 2015 recipient. Fry also expressed his gratitude of being honored with such an award. The Rose d’Or website stated:


“Fry won a Rose d’Or Award in 2006 for “Best Game Show Host” in the BBC series QI.  

“Jean Philip De Tender, director of media at the European Broadcasting Union which operates Eurovision, praised Fry’s sustained and successful contribution to the broadcasting industry.  “Stephen Fry represents all that is best about entertainment broadcasting in the UK, throughout Europe and across the globe.  Not only has he entertained generations and made us laugh, he has also, through his documentary work, shone light on challenging issues such as mental health. It’s only fitting that the industry will show its appreciation for him in London on December 9th with an award that represents the gold standard.” 

“The host of this year’s Rose d’Or, the BBC’s Paddy O’Connell, noted Fry’s generosity in helping other industry artists. “It’s a pretty unusual talent on top of his other unusual talents, because he is altruistic”, said O’Connell. “If there’s one thing I’ve learned, the television business does have a habit of eating people up and spitting them out. And Stephen Fry has tried to remember to be good to people and also that the industry is made up of many, many thousands of people who don’t get the credit. For me, I’m pleased that someone who has tried to put in the occasional word for the work of others is being honoured in London.”

“Fry is delighted by the honour. “It does mean a lot,” he said in an interview last week. “Since I can remember watching television, the Golden Rose of Montreux, and occasionally Lucerne, really meant something, and it’s always gone out of its way to recognise this particular kind of television, so if they’ve honoured me, then I feel exactly that – honoured”, Fry said.” 
The Rose d’Or press release goes on to detail Stephen Fry’s many achievements. Please read more in the original article, here.

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