Giulietta Nardone Publishes in Friday Flash Fiction
Instructor Giulietta Nardone’s tiny “empowerment horror” story appeared in Friday Flash Fiction and her tiny memoir in Readers Write, The Sun Magazine, December 2022.
Susan Vespoli Receives 2 Nominations
Congratulations to our instructor Susan Vespoli, who received two nominations this week. Her poem “Before I Knew Adam Had Died” was nominated for the Pushcart Prize by New Verse News. Her collection Cactus as Bad Boy was nominated for the Eric Hoffer Award by Kelsay Books.
Donnaldson Brown Publishes in Months to Years
Congratulations to Donnaldson Brown, whose short story “Being Human, What Do You Know?” was published in Months to Years. Donnaldson wrote her piece alongside instructor Rudri Patel.
Catherine Kelley Publishes “Faded: An English Teacher Contemplates Her Love Life” in The Bookends Review
Congratulations to Catherine Kelley, whose short story “Faded: An English Teacher Contemplates Her Love Life” was published in The Bookends Review. Catherine wrote this story alongside instructor Barbara Henning.
Nancy Napier Publishes “How to Hit the Wall and Come Back” 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.
Rozanne Charbonneau Nominated for Pushcart
Congratulations to Rozanne Charbonneau, whose short story “The Train to Modena: Suzanna’s Story” was nominated for The Pushcart Prize. Rozanne worked on this story alongside instructor Giulietta Nardone.
Susan Vespoli Publishes “Letter to My Son’s Too Short Life” in Anti-Heroin Chic
Congratulations to Susan Vespoli, whose poem “Letter to My Son’s Too Short Life” was published in Anti-Heroin Chic.
Susan Vespoli Publishes in The Fieldstone Review
Congratulations to instructor Susan Vespoli, whose poem “I Want Sugar Again; Stupor” was published in The Fieldstone Review.
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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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