John Johnson Releases New Poetry Website
Our student John Johnson recently started a new website to house his poetry, called Poems Over Coffee. All of the poetry on John’s site was written in Writers.com courses with Susan Vespoli, Tina Barry, and Jonathan McClure. Congratulations, John! Check out Poems Over Coffee! »
Susan Vespoli Interviews with Wild Writing Family
Our instructor Susan Vespoli recently interviewed with Wild Writing Family, where she discussed her writing process and read some of her recent poetry publications. Watch Susan's interview here! »
Barbara Henning Selected as “Pick of the Week” in Best American Poetry
Congratulations to instructor Barbara Henning, whose poem “Here We Are” was selected as “Pick of the Week” by Best American Poetry. Read Barbara's poem here! »
Rudri Patel Interviews Anjali Enjeti in Electric Lit
Instructor Rudri Patel recently interviewed author Anjali Enjeti, author of the recent essay collection Southbound: Essays on Identity, Inheritance, and Social Change. Check out their wonderful conversation in Electric Lit! Read here »
Rudri Patel Publishes in Moonpark Review
Congratulations to Rudri Patel, who published her flash piece “Ganesh and Southern Maid Donuts” in Moonpark Review. Read Rudri's piece here! »
Marc Olmsted Interviews with Parrot Literary Corner
Marc Olmsted held a lovely interview with Parrot Literary Corner where he talked all things poetry, Buddhism, and Allan Ginsberg. Watch the full interview here! »
Barbara Henning Publishes New Book of Prompts
Congratulations to instructor Barbara Henning, who recently published her book of writing prompts with Spuyten Duyvil Publishing. Barbara’s prompts come from her years of teaching with Long Island University, Naropa, various teaching centers, and Writers.com. Learn more about Barbara's Prompt Book! »
Liz Mayers Publishes in Funny-ish
Congratulations to Liz Mayers, whose humorous short story “Come Eat A Little Of The Forbidden Fruit” was published in Little Old Lady Comedy. Liz wrote her piece last Summer in Giulietta Nardone’s Humor is the New Black! Congratulations to Liz Mayers, whose humorous short story “WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU IF YOU WATCH TOO MUCH DATELINE” was published in Funny-ish. Liz wrote her piece last Summer in Giulietta Nardone’s Humor is the New Black! Read WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU IF YOU WATCH TOO MUCH DATELINE »
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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.
Moxy Magazine is currently open for submissions. The journal seeks content related to creative nonfiction, including personal essays, critical theory, and travel writing. All submissions must conform to standard British English, and submissions will be reviewed within 3-4 weeks. Take a look at this great CNF project in the U.K.!
Writers.com Courses Starting Soon:
Learn to depart from “what really happened,” and write compelling fiction from your own life experiences.
Learn how to draw inspiration and material from your life experiences or those of people you know, or want to know, to craft compelling, publishable memoirs, personal essays, autobiographical novels and short stories, and/or narrative poetry.
Poetry is a powerful method for healing and happiness. Write poems about gratitude and hope in our intimate, live-video writing circles, with instructor Susan Vespoli.
Take the whirlwind tour! Learn the conventions of eight major fiction genres, try them out, and figure out your niche.
Over eight weeks, you’ll develop a solid basis in the fictional elements—protagonist, setting, secondary characters, point of view, plot, and theme—while you develop the outline of your novel. You’ll receive feedback at all stages from your fellow writers and your instructor.
As a prison volunteer for 20 years, Gloria Kempton has met many anti-heroes. In this course, you’ll receive feedback on your story antagonists.
Get a good start on a novel in just ten weeks, or revise a novel you’ve already written. Free your imagination, move steadily ahead and count the pages!
In this fun, transformative four-week program, get tips and techniques to bring out your courage to publish a story in print or online.
For those who want to kick start their writing into high gear.
A four-week class, melding the language mind with the sensual: How to turn detailed observation into a poem. With Marc Olmsted.