Susan Vespoli Publishes in “Under the Gum Tree”
Congratulations to instructor Susan Vespoli, who published her essay “Pointers for Spending 24 Hours with a Five-Year Old” in Under the Gum Tree. Susan wrote the piece last summer in Gretchen Clark’s course The Lyric Essay. Find Susan's essay here »
Barbara Henning Interviews with Rain Taxi
Instructor Barbara Henning interviewed with Rain Taxi about her writing process, yogic philosophy, and her recent poetry book Digigram. Read Barbara's insightful interview »
Threefold Press Publishes Excerpt from Barbara Henning’s Forthcoming Manuscript
Our instructor Barbara Henning published an excerpt of her forthcoming manuscript, Book of Ferne: A Detroit Story, in Threefold Press. Barbara’s biography/memoir centers on her mother’s life in Detroit during a transformative time period for women in America. Congratulations, Barbara! Read Chapter 5 of "Book of Ferne: A Detroit Story" here »
Giulietta Nardone Named Finalist in 2021 International Book Awards
Congratulations to Giulietta Nardone, whose book Feel More Alive! 30 Brilliant Ways To Reignite Your Inner Spark was named by the 2021 International Book Awards as an Award Finalist in two categories: Best Cover Design Non-Fiction and Best Interior Design. Learn more about Julie's book »
John Johnson Releases New Poetry Website
Our student John Johnson recently started a new website to house his poetry, called Poems Over Coffee. All of the poetry on John’s site was written in Writers.com courses with Susan Vespoli, Tina Barry, and Jonathan McClure. Congratulations, John! Check out Poems Over Coffee! »
Susan Vespoli Interviews with Wild Writing Family
Our instructor Susan Vespoli recently interviewed with Wild Writing Family, where she discussed her writing process and read some of her recent poetry publications. Watch Susan's interview here! »
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 »
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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!
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!
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Learn the basics of fiction writing and submit weekly writing for feedback from Shelley Singer, author of 13 novels. It’s time to start.
Want to write your world, your way? Join us for this six week program on article writing, blogging, and essays.
Learn to depart from “what really happened,” and write compelling fiction from your own life experiences.
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This Halloween, learn how to write eerie, haunting moods in this 2 hour workshop on Gothic writing techniques.
Wander through the rooms of your own life to discover stories of deep connection, reconnection or loss of connection and fashion your findings into stories suitable for blog posts, essays, short memoirs, short plays, scenes in screenplays, or chapters of novels.
Join us for this workshop on creating powerful poems—poems that are clear and organized, fresh and moving, full of life.
Do you collect cookbooks, love to cook, or religiously read anything about food? This course is for you. With award winning writer Jennifer Billock.