Month: March 2014

Where You Can Purchase Forum Magazine: Part II

Three more San Francisco bookstores are now carrying the Fall 2013 issue of Forum Magazine!  Check out the list below, and see the full list of locations in the “Buy the Magazine” link above.  Happy reading!

Dog Eared Books
900 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA94110
(415) 282-1901

Books Inc.
2275 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 864-6777

City Lights
1585 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 863-2020

Writing Prompt Wednesday, and Happy Birthday Robert Frost!

Our own San Francisco native poet would have been 140-years-old today.  Alas, he died at the age of 88, but his poems live on and in celebration of his genius, we’re devoting this week’s Writing Prompt Wednesday contest to his poem “The Road Not Taken.”

Submit your piece inspired by today’s writing prompt to submissions@forumccsf.org and you could win a Spring 2014 issue of Forum Magazine, have your piece featured on the blog and be considered for publication in the Fall 2014 issue!

All you have to do is create a work inspired by the last stanza of one of Frost’s most celebrated works,

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Here’s Where You Can Buy Forum Magazine

Wondering where you can pick up copies of the Fall 2013 edition of Forum Magazine?  Wonder no more!  These fabulous local bookstores all now carry copies for purchase for $10.

We’re also working on a way to order a copy directly of this website.  We’ll have more updates when this becomes a reality.  Happy reading!

Bird & Beckett
Books & Records
653 Chenery St.
San Francisco, CA 94131
415-586-3733
www.birdbeckett.com

Green Apple Books
506 Clement St.
San Francisco, CA 94118
415-387-2272
www.greenapplebooks.com

Book Shop West Portal
80 West Portal Ave.

Rejection Letters Sent to Famous People

It’s not easy receiving that cursed rejection letter in the mail, and often times it’s no easier for a publication to decide not to publish your piece.  No matter if you ever receive a rejection letter from us or any other publication.  It certainly doesn’t mean you lack talent, drive or a great career in the arts.  Don’t believe me?  The take a look at this great Mental Floss piece highlighting 10 rejection letters sent to 10 of our most beloved authors, musicians and artists.  Click the image for the full article.  Good luck to all of you in your bright, creative endeavors!

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Writing Prompt Wednesday

Each week, a winner from our Writing Prompt Wednesday submissions will be chosen by Forum staff and featured on the blog.  All winners will receive a free Forum Spring 2014 edition upon its release, and will automatically be considered for publication in either the Fall 2014 edition of Forum Magazine!

Whenever you write a poem, story, take a picture, or create a piece of artwork based on these prompts, you can submit it to submissions@forumccsf.org.  In the subject, make sure to write “Writing Prompt Wednesday Competition,” and in the body of the email, please include the writing prompt you used for your piece.

This week’s prompt is:

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Dickens Universe Scholarship Available

Who: City College English students

What: The scholarship covers registration for the event, a week’s room and board and a $200 stipend for the annual Dickens Universe gathering.  To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must have been enrolled at a California community college in both the fall and spring semesters prior to the August conference (2013-14) for no fewer than twelve semester units total. Scholarship recipients must be at least 18 years old by July 31, 2014.  The scholarship recipient is also eligible to receive 5 UC quarter units of credit through UCSC Summer Session (upon completion of course assignments).

Where: UC Santa Cruz

When: Application deadline is May 15, 2014.  The Dickens Universe event takes place August 4 – 10.

Why: Sponsored by the Dickens Project, a multi-campus research unit of the University of California, the Universe brings together distinguished international scholars, graduate students from member institutions, community college and high school teachers, and members of the general public for a week of intensive study and cultural enrichment, centered each year around a single Dickens novel. 
The featured novel for this summer is Our Mutual Friend.

To apply: Application requirements are posted on the Dickens Project website: http://dickens.ucsc.edu/scholarships/cc-students.html


The most important part of the application process is the submission of a critical essay on a work or works of British literature dating from 1789 to 1914. Further details are available on the website.

The Dickens Universe is a unique event, combining aspects of a scholarly conference, a book club, a festival, and summer camp. It is also an excellent way for students interested in pursuing graduate study in literature to meet faculty and students from universities across the United States and to learn about the profession. It is also lots of fun.

Writing Prompt Wednesday

Each week, a winner from our Writing Prompt Wednesday submissions will be chosen by Forum staff and featured on the blog.  All winners will receive a free Forum Spring 2014 edition upon its release, and will automatically be considered for publication in either the Spring 2014 or Fall 2014 editions of Forum Magazine!

Whenever you write a poem, story, take a picture, or create a piece of artwork based on these prompts, you can submit it to submissions@forumccsf.org.  In the subject, make sure to write “Writing Prompt Wednesday Competition,” and in the body of the email, please include the writing prompt you used for your piece.

This week’s prompt is:

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