2nd Annual Transdisciplinary Literary and Cultural Studies Conference Metamorphosis and Place: May 24-26, 2007, Istanbul

"Places change us," writes J. Gerald Kennedy. "In different locations we become other people." While personal, regional, and national identities may be constructed in terms of place, place, Michel de Certeau has theorized, is space endowed with value. What happens to a place as personal or societal values change? How do our values change as places change? "Every textual construction of place implies a mapping of an interior terrain," writes Kennedy. We believe this is true in any discipline, whether one is painting a picture, mapping a gene, diagramming a sentence, constructing a house, or building a place out of words.

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The Fieldstone Review seeks submissions

Based at the University of Saskatchewan, is currently accepting submissions (poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction) for its spring 2007 issue. Deadline: January 15, 2007. Payment depends on funding. The Fieldstone Review, an online literary journal published annually in the spring of each year, welcomes submissions of original, unpublished works of poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction/personal essay between September 15 and January 15 each year.

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Apple Valley Review accepting submissions

The Apple Valley Review is a semiannual online literary journal featuring poetry, short fiction, and essays. Submissions will be accepted for the Spring 2007 issue until February 16, 2007. Previously published work, complete submission guidelines, and additional information are available online.

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If Press is now accepting submissions for chapbooks to be published in 2007

Before you submit please do your homework. if press is about poetry and (short) story. We do not publish books, we publish chapbooks. What’s the difference? Page count for one thing. The maximum number of pages in an if press chapbook is 32. Chapbooks are small books of poetry or story. All chapbooks published by if press are hand made and hand bound. if press receives no funding – it’s me, my printer and the web working with you, the writer.

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WALTIC I : The value of words from 29 June to 2 July, 2008, Stockholm, Sweden

In July 2008, authors and translators from across the globe will meet up in Stockholm with the aim of manifesting the power of words and defining the author’s role in our time. The ultimate goal is to draft a global action plan in defence of copyright and the right of authors to create literature in any language.

The starting point is our firm belief that people’s confrontation with the experiences, ideas and values of others through literature is a powerful tool in our endeavour to make the world a better place.

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