Nancy Napier Publishes in Psychology Today
Congratulations to Nancy Napier, a student in our Novel Writing Intensive, whose article “Now They Tell Me: Yes, Fiction Writing is Hard!” was published in Psychology Today. Read Nancy's article here »
Susan Vespoli Publishes “Orange” in Rattle
Congratulations to instructor Susan Vespoli, whose poem “Orange” was published in Rattle’s Summer 2022 print issue. Buy Rattle #76 here »
Susan Vespoli Reads With The Performance Poets of the Palm Beaches
On Sunday, June 12th, at 3 P.M. Eastern, instructor Susan Vespoli will read for The Performance Poets of the Palm Beaches. To receive the Zoom link (or to read yourself!), email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ali Mckenzie-Murdoch Publishes “Call Me Mary” in The Bluebird Word
Congratulations to Ali Mckenzie-Murdoch, whose short story “Call Me Mary” was published in The Bluebird Word. Ali wrote this piece alongside our instructor Barbara Henning. Read Ali's short story here. »
If you didn’t get a chance to see instructor Barbara Henning’s live Zoom reading with Brooklyn Rail, you can watch the recording at this link.
Giovanna Siniscalchi Reaches Bestsellers List on Amazon
Congratulations to Giovanna Siniscalchi, whose historical fiction novel The True Purpose of Vines reached the bestsellers list for Spanish Literature on Amazon. Giovanna self-published her novel on April 25th after working on it alongside instructor Jack Smith. Learn more about The True Purpose of Vines here »
Kate Sullivan Publishes “Ebb Tide” in The Dillydoun Review
Congratulations to Kate Sullivan, whose prose poem “Ebb Tide” was published in The Dillydoun Review. Kate credits Barbara Henning for helping her uncover the art of writing prose poetry. Read "Ebb Tide" here! »
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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, 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.
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. https://giuliettanardone.com/fma-writing-contest/
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!
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