Margo Perin Reads “Plexiglass”
Instructor Margo Perin will be reading from her poetry book Plexiglass this Monday, 1/18, 6:15 EST at Aqus Poetry. Reading alongside poet Georgina Marie, Margo’s poetry will be followed by an Open Mic. Listen to some great poetry and share some yourself! Learn more about the event here »
Susan Vespoli and John Johnson Publish in “Childhood”
Congratulations to John Johnson and instructor Susan Vespoli, both of whom published poetry in the recent anthology Childhood by The Poet Magazine. Take a look at the Childhood Anthology here »
Tina Barry – Diaphanous Press
Congratulations to Tina Barry, whose hybrid poetry/prose/interview piece was published at Diaphanous Press. Combining mixed media with bits of realism and poetic introspection, Tina’s work is part of a much larger work-in-progress. Read Tina's piece here »
Samantha Campagna publishes “A Clamor of Voices” in Cleaver Literary Magazine
Congratulations to Samantha Campagna, whose short story “A Clamor of Voices” was published in Cleaver Magazine. Samantha wrote the piece in Barbara Hennings’ “Flash Fiction: Writing the Short-Short Story.” Samantha’s first literary publication, “A Clamor of Voices” reflects on the year with irony and poignance. Well done to both! Read "A Clamor of Voices" here »
Dara Yen Elerath publishes “The Red Hair” in Tahoma Literary Review
Congratulations to Dara Yen Elerath, whose recently published flash fiction piece “The Red Hair” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. The Tahoma Literary Review describes Dara’s piece as “dreamlike” and “evocative.” Dara wrote this piece alongside Barbara Henning’s class Flash Fiction: Writing the Short-Short Story. Well done to both! Read Dara's story here »
Kimberly Lee publishes essay “BEAUTY RESOLUTION”
Congratulations to Kimberly Lee, who published her personal essay “BEAUTY RESOLUTION” in Words & Whispers. Kimberly wrote her essay in Jonathan McClure’s class Experiments in Genre. Well done to both! Read Kimberly's essay here »
Joan Connor publishes “One Last Shout” in Story Circle
Congratulations to Joan Connor, who published her poem “One Last Shout” in Story Circle Network’s True Words journal. Joan wrote the poem in Susan Vespoli’s Writing Circles, and credits Susan for her great poetry prompts. Well done to both!
John Johnson publishes “Grandma’s Rosary Beads” in Boston Literary Magazine
Congratulations to John Johnson, whose poem “Grandma’s Rosary Beads” appears in the November issue of Boston Literary Magazine. John wrote his poem, alongside many other published works, alongside Susan Vespoli in her Writing Circles courses. Well done to the both of you! Read John's poem here »
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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.!
Poets & Writers is offering grants to writers living in Detroit, Houston, or New Orleans. Writers must be black, indigenous, or people of color (BIPOC) and have a writing project that requires external funding. These grants will primarily support online literary events and communities; see more details at their website. Applications are due September 30th!
Something Or Other Publishing has just announced their first annual short story contest. Writers can submit works of flash fiction, literary fiction, or nonfiction in 25 different categories, and all submitted works will be reviewed by both guest judges and public readers. Winners of this exciting competition will receive both cash prizes and an exclusive publishing opportunity from Something Or Other Publishing. Submit your work by October 10th!
Delmarva Review seeks literary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry with fresh, evocative voices. The journal publishes once a year, making this a highly selective publication. All accepted writers receive a free copy of the journal, alongside publication next to many well-acclaimed writers.
Write City Magazine, a publication out of the Chicago Writer’s Association, seeks poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for their upcoming issues. All accepted works receive a small stipend, on top of publication. Be sure to read their submissions guidelines before submitting!
A new travel anthology A Gelato a Day Keeps the Tantrums Away is seeking narrative short story submissions on the theme of family travel. Stories should be of a narrative nature and reflect the wonders, surprises, pitfalls and hilarious moments that can occur when traveling with family members of all shapes, sizes, types and styles. Contributors should be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada. There is limited room for stories by international writers, who are encouraged to submit. Submissions are due September 30th.
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