Nancy Napier Publishes “When You Need a New Mantra” in Psychology Today
Congratulations to Nancy Napier, whose essay “When You Need a New Mantra” was published in Psychology Today. Be present, be patient, and accept what your mind offers. Read Nancy's article here »
Stephanie Trenchard Publishes “Particles” in Bright Flash Literary Review
Congratulations to Stephanie Trenchard, whose flash fiction piece “Particles” was published in Bright Flash Literary Review. Stephanie wrote this piece alongside Barbara Henning in The Watching Eye/Thinking Mind: Writing Flash Fiction. Read "Particles" here! »
John Johnson Publishes “Chalk Dust Memories” With Plan B Press
Congratulations to John Johnson, whose poetry chapbook Chalk Dust Memories was published with Plan B Press. John wrote these poems alongside Susan Vespoli in her Writing Circle Workshops. Learn more about "Chalk Dust Memories" here! »
Susan Vespoli Publishes “Cactus as Bad Boy” with Kelsay Books
Congratulations to Susan Vespoli, whose poetry collection Cactus as Bad Boy was published with Kelsay Books. Learn more about Cactus as Bad Boy here »
Giulietta Nardone’s Self-Help Book Named Finalist for National Indie Excellence Awards
Congratulations to instructor Giulietta Nardone, whose self-help book “Feel More Alive! 30 Brilliant Ways To Reignite Your Inner Spark” was named a 2022 Finalist For Inspiration by the National Indie Excellence Awards. Learn more about Giulietta's award winning book »
Sarah Harley Publishes “Dimensions of a Coffin” in Halfway Down the Stairs
Congratulations to Sarah Harley, whose piece “Dimensions of a Coffin” was published in Halfway Down the Stairs. Sarah wrote this piece alongside Rudri Patel in her course Writing Our Grief. Read Sarah's piece here! »
Congratulations to Sean Glatch, Elle LaMarca, Viviana Acosta, and Mayowa Ayodele for advancing to Round 2 of the NYCMidnight Microfiction contest. Contestants have 24 hours to write a 100 word story with an assigned genre, word, and action. Elle, Viviana, and Mayowa are all students in the Writers.com Novel Writing Intensive. Wish these writers luck as they compete to reach Round 3. Congratulations to all!
Susan Vespoli Publishes “My Ex-Husband Calls to Tell Me Our Son Has Been Shot By Police” in New Verse News
Congratulations to instructor Susan Vespoli, whose poem “My Ex-Husband Calls to Tell Me Our Son Has Been Shot By Police” was published in New Verse News. Read Susan's poem here »
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Drexel University’s MFA program in creative writing recently announced a fully funded scholarship for marginalized writers. The goal of the scholarship is to fund writers whose marginalization contributes to the body of work they seek to produce. Drexel defines the term “marginalized” loosely, and seeks to support writers from a variety of backgrounds, including those with disabilities or routine financial hardship. Learn more about the scholarship, and consider applying today!
Pause for Paws, a quarterly journal which celebrates love for wild and domesticated animals, is open for submission. The journal welcomes poems by new and established poets. Submissions to the Spring 2022 issue must be sent in the month of February.
Instructor Giulietta Nardone’s book “Feel More Alive! 30 Brilliant Ways to Reignite Your Inner Spark” is a year old. One way she chose to market the book was to hold a writing contest. The contest will be fun and down to earth, open to writers of all levels. No credentials needed. Creativity welcomed. Judged by a panel of Citrine Publishing authors and editors. The idea is to read the book, choose a chapter or even a couple, and write a personal essay about Feeling More Alive. Creativity encouraged! Prizes will be art from the book. A print on deep edge canvas ready to hang, a five greeting card gift set or a 144-page writing journal with divider painting on the cover. Open to those 18 and over. Contest closes on February 15, 2022, with notification by the end of March. If you need something to get you writing, this contest deadline might be it! More information on the contest, the rules and where to purchase the book/ebook here. https://giuliettanardone.com/fma-writing-contest/
The Rialto invites poets to submit to their 2022 “Nature and Place” poetry competition. Poets are invited to submit poetry that deals with any aspect of nature and place – these terms will be given a wide interpretation by the judge Gillian Clarke. Poems must be previously unpublished and no longer than 40 lines. There is a submission fee of £7 for the first poem and £4 for every subsequent poem. Prize winners will receive the following: 1st prize – £1000, 2nd prize – £500, 3rd prize – £250. Learn more below!
TripFiction is looking for fiction or nonfiction for its 2021 “Sense of Place” competition. All submissions should provide a strong sense of geographic location, launching the reader into a completely different part of the world. Submissions are open until November 6th, and the winning prize is £1,000 / US$1,350!
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!
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