Wednesday, March 28, 2012



 PO Box 1693, Dubuque, IA 52004-1693

 For Immediate Release Feb 3, 2012


 The Speculative Literature Foundation (SLF) is pleased to announce
 that it is accepting applications for the 2012 Older Writers Grant.
 The grant of $750 is available to any writer of speculative literature
 of 50 years or older at the time of application who is just beginning
 to work professionally in the field. There are no restrictions on the
 use of the grant money.

The grant will be awarded by a committee of SLF staff members on the
basis of interest and merit. Applicants are asked to submit a brief
autobiographical statement, a writing sample, and a bibliography. For
 full details on how to apply for the grant, please see the SLF web
 or email Applications must be
 received by March 31st 2012. The successful applicant will be
 announced on June 1st 2012.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Diversion Press Author is also Wrestling Superstar

Did you know that one of the Diversion Press authors is an up-and-coming Wrestling Star?

Check out Briley Pierce here and read about his wrestling and academic background, including the mention of his Yellow Snow (a Diversion Press imprint) title I Can Make Out With Any Girl Here.
Briley was recently nominated as a runner-up to the prestigious Rookie of the Year Award by Pro Wrestling Illustrated.  If you get a chance pick up the magazine and take a look.  If you don’t you can always click this link and scroll down to 2011. 

Past nominees and winners of this award include Ric Flair, Steve Austin, Kurt Angle, and Scott Steiner.

Ryan wrote I Can Make Out With Any Girl Here while still finishing his Master’s Degree and is now pursuing a wrestling career.

Congrats to Briley/Ryan and his budding wrestling and writing career.

Opportunities at Diversion Press

Opportunities at Diversion Press


We are currently seeking poetry for publication in our third poetry anthology.  Please see our blog for details.

We are also immediately interested in Middle Grade manuscripts, illustrated children’s books, and shorter (well under 300 pages) well-researched history books.  Please see our submission guidelines for details.  Please submit via Email and include most of the information in the body of the email.

We are interested in humorous works for our Yellow Snow imprint.


We are seeking book reviewers.  If you know of a journal or newspaper that would like to review one of our books please send us the contact information.  If you know of a reputable blog that reviews books, please let us know.

Peer Reviewers:

We send out all academic books to at least two qualified peer reviewers prior to publication. If you would like to get on our peer review list, please let us know. Keep in mind that this will likely be an infrequent need.


Diversion Press is always interested in finding print and online directories and places to list our information. If you know of somewhere that Diversion Press should be listed, please let us know.

You can always stay informed of what Diversion Press is doing by Following our Blog.

Be sure to visit the website at and the blog at

Middle Grade Manuscripts

Diversion Press Seeks Middle Grade Manuscripts

Diversion Press is seeking proposals for middle grade works. Please visit our website and blog for details. www.diversionpress.comand

Queries and proposals can be sent to use vie email to diversionpress AT

Please be sure to include most of the information in the body of the email. If there is nothing in the body of the email the email attachments will not be read.

Poetry Anthology---Please send up to five poems


Diversion Press seeks poems for publication in an upcoming anthology.

Our most recent poetry anthology, People Poetry: For People, By People, and Sometimes About People was published last year. People Poetry includes over sixty poems by over sixty different poets.

Our other anthology Meanderings: A Collection of Poetic Versecombines the work of an array of first time published and seasoned poets. This collection is for a general readership and includes the winners from the Diversion Press annual poetry contest.

Poems for the new anthology must be for a general readership. Nothing offensive or vulgar will be published. Shorter poems will fare better. Poets will be notified of acceptance by email and will be required to return a release form. When submitting place a cover letter in the body of the email and attach in a Word Document up to five poems for consideration. The poems must be typed exactly as you would like them to appear. There must be a cover letter in the body of the email or the attachments will not be opened or receive a reply.

Contributors who are accepted will not get a free copy, but may purchase a discounted copy. Buying a copy is not required for publication, in fact you will be notified of acceptance or rejection long before there is an opportunity to purchase the work.

Please visit our website and blog to submit poems, to ask questions, to view our catalog, or to order books. We are seeking journal and blog reviews of our two published poetry anthologies. If you are interested please contact us. Our PDF catalog can be downloaded from our website.

Review of poems will begin on March 1. Please submit only once, with up to five poems.