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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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!
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.
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