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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
Misha Penton publishes “Under the Boards” in Apex and Abyss
Congratulations to Misha Penton, whose evocative and highly visual prose poem “Under the Boards” has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize by Abyss & Apex. Misha developed the poem alongside instructor Barbara Henning.
Congratulations to Misha and Barbara!
Giulietta Nardone publishes new self-help guide “Feel More Alive! 30 Brilliant Ways To Reignite Your Inner Spark”
Struggling to find creativity? Instructor Giulietta Nardone has a fix: her new self-help book “Feel More Alive! 30 Brilliant Ways To Reignite Your Inner Spark.” Congratulations on your new publication, Julie!
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Drexel’s MFA Program Launches Scholarship for Marginalized Writers
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
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.
Feeling More Alive
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.
Submit to The Rialto’s 2022 “Nature and Place” Poetry Competition
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!
Submit to TripFiction’s “Sense of Place” 2021 Contest
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!
Submit Your Best Epistles to “The Letters Page”
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.
Submit Your 100 Word Story to The César Egido Serrano Foundation
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!
Read Your Story for “A Moment of Your Time” Podcast
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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