Susan Vespoli’s Poetry Collection Available for Preorder
Congratulations to instructor Susan Vespoli, whose full-length poetry collection Blame It on the Serpent was just made available for preorder. All proceeds will be donated to addiction and recovery groups. Preorder Susan's collection here from Fishing Line Press! »
Marc Olmsted Reading
Congratulations to our instructor Marc Olmsted, who read 3 of his poems on Don Campbell’s “Mechanics of Poetry” Youtube channel. Watch this fantastic reading here! »
Writers.com Interviews with The Lisa Show
Writers.com sat down with The Lisa Show to talk about the creative writing process, how beginners can form a writing habit, and the ways that writing helps you learn about yourself. Listen to our interview here! »
Kate Sullivan Publishes in RUSH Magazine
Congratulations to Kate Sullivan, whose artwork and poem “Ode to a Teardrop” were published in RUSH Magazine. Kate’s poem includes mention of our “whizz-bang” poetry instructor Barbara Henning. Read Kate's poem here »
Barbara Henning Reads from Her Poetry Book “Digigram”
Congratulations to Barbara Henning, who read from her poetry book Digigram. Filmed by poet Don Yorty, Barbara’s readings concentrate on her life and the lives of others during her time in the East Village, NY. Listen to Barbara's reading here »
Joy Hoppenot Publishes in Entropy Mag
Congratulations to Joy Hoppenot, who published her essay “THE BIRDS: CO(R)VID CATHARSIS” in Entropy Mag. Joy wrote her essay in Margo Perin’s course Let’s Get Personal: The Art and Craft of the Personal Essay. Read Joy's essay here! »
Susan Vespoli Publishes in “Under the Gum Tree”
Congratulations to instructor Susan Vespoli, who published her essay “Pointers for Spending 24 Hours with a Five-Year Old” in Under the Gum Tree. Susan wrote the piece last summer in Gretchen Clark’s course The Lyric Essay. Find Susan's essay here »
Barbara Henning Interviews with Rain Taxi
Instructor Barbara Henning interviewed with Rain Taxi about her writing process, yogic philosophy, and her recent poetry book Digigram. Read Barbara's insightful interview »
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Submissions are now open at The Letters Page, a literary journal based out of the University of Nottingham, UK. Writers are encouraged to send creative writing in the form of a letter to The Letters Page by mail. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis, and all published writers receive a gift subscription to a literary journal or small press.
The César Egido Serrano Foundation is now open for submissions to its 100 word story contest. Stories must be submitted by September 30, and can be written in Spanish, English, Arabic, or Hebrew. The winning story will receive $20,000!
The podcast A Moment of Your Time is seeking 1-5 minute recordings of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, centered around “solidarity and hope.” All submitted work should be uplifting and positive. Cheer the world with your voice!
UK-based Guts Publishing is seeking memoirs, autobiographies, autobiographical fiction, and other creative nonfiction work. Their preferences include work about art, music, travel, and cyber life, but all topics are welcome. Emerging and experimental writers are encouraged to apply.
Fabula Press recently announced its 2021 short story competition, open to writers around the globe. Fiction writers are encouraged to submit a story of 2,000-6,000 words, and the winning story will be awarded US$500. See more details and apply below.
Do you write about mother-daughter relationships? Eat, Darling, Eat explores the cultural intersections of mother/daughterhood, and it’s currently open for 500 word submissions. Take a look at their many wonderful stories, and let us know if you submit your own work!
Clerestory Magazine, a journal dedicated to spirituality and the human experience, is currently open for submissions. Each publication centers around a certain theme of the human narrative; its current issue concerns Faith, and future issues are planned for Community, Ecology, etc. Stories should be first pitched via Clerestory’s website; all published works receive adequate payment. Take a look at their mission and submissions page!
Pensive: A Global Journal of Spirituality and the Arts seeks spiritual fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for their biannual publication. Based out of Northeastern University, Pensive seeks to broaden its readers’ understanding of the human spirit: its depth, endlessness, and timeless relationship to the arts. Check out their submission page for more information.
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