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 »
Liz Mayers Publishes in Little Old Lady Comedy
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! Read Liz's hilarious read »
Susan Vespoli Publishes in Rattle
Congratulations to instructor Susan Vespoli, who published her poem “HOW TO CELEBRATE YOUR DAUGHTER’S 33RD BIRTHDAY WHEN THERE’S NO GOING BACK” in Rattle. Susan’s poem was featured as part of Rattle’s Poet’s Respond series! Read Susan's poem here »
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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.
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.
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