Rosemary Tantra Bensko receives silver medal for her novel “Floating on Secrets”
Instructor Rosemary Tantra Bensko’s novel “Floating on Secrets” just received a silver medal in Romance from the eLit Book Awards. This contest recognizes achievements in literature published through national and international publishing houses. Buy "Floating on Secrets" »
Misha Penton publishes her poem “A Thousand Rockets” in About Place Journals
Misha Penton’s prose poem and audio voice-scape “A Thousand Rockets” is published in About Place Journal’s May issue. The poem was developed in a prose poem course with instructor Barbara Henning. Read "A Thousand Rockets" »
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Poets & Writers is offering grants to writers living in Detroit, Houston, or New Orleans. Writers must be black, indigenous, or people of color (BIPOC) and have a writing project that requires external funding. These grants will primarily support online literary events and communities; see more details at their website. Applications are due September 30th!
Something Or Other Publishing has just announced their first annual short story contest. Writers can submit works of flash fiction, literary fiction, or nonfiction in 25 different categories, and all submitted works will be reviewed by both guest judges and public readers. Winners of this exciting competition will receive both cash prizes and an exclusive publishing opportunity from Something Or Other Publishing. Submit your work by October 10th!
Delmarva Review seeks literary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry with fresh, evocative voices. The journal publishes once a year, making this a highly selective publication. All accepted writers receive a free copy of the journal, alongside publication next to many well-acclaimed writers.
Write City Magazine, a publication out of the Chicago Writer’s Association, seeks poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for their upcoming issues. All accepted works receive a small stipend, on top of publication. Be sure to read their submissions guidelines before submitting!
A new travel anthology A Gelato a Day Keeps the Tantrums Away is seeking narrative short story submissions on the theme of family travel. Stories should be of a narrative nature and reflect the wonders, surprises, pitfalls and hilarious moments that can occur when traveling with family members of all shapes, sizes, types and styles. Contributors should be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada. There is limited room for stories by international writers, who are encouraged to submit. Submissions are due September 30th.
Tongue Tied Mag is regularly seeking poetry and hybrid works. The journal tends to publish new and emerging writers, and prefers works that are literary, innovative, and fresh. Tongue Tied’s editors often work with their poets on feedback and edits, helping new writers put out polished, impressive pieces.
Quarantine Collection was created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The journal documents literary responses to both the coronavirus crisis and other creative works produced during quarantine. Emphasis on submissions that are playful or experimental. Open to all genres.
Newfound is accepting submissions for their themed journal “Inner Spaces.” The journal is looking for pieces that investigate intrapersonal experiences and identity development. All genres welcome; submissions are due by December 21st.
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The premise line is the only reliable tool that can tell you, BEFORE you start writing, whether or not your story will “work.” In this class participants will learn how to master the process of premise line development—the essential first step in any book or screenplay’s development process.
If you want to be an in demand storyteller in the digital age, you need to get in, get out and get going. In this “short” four-week memoir writing adventure, you’ll learn to scope out, swoop down and snatch up important memories from your life then speed write them into miniature masterpieces.
Poetry is alive and well. Contemporary poets can be touching, terrifying, and laugh-out-loud funny. Join us for an exploration of writing and reading poems.
Write tiny fictions while experimenting with 1st person point of view and analyzing how that point of view affects the craft of fiction writing.
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.
Learn how to draw inspiration and material from your life experiences or those of people you know, or want to know, to craft compelling, publishable memoirs, personal essays, autobiographical novels and short stories, and/or narrative poetry.
Have a grand time with specific physical exercises that honor your health, generate imaginative ideas, explore deeply and make your creative writing entertaining.
Explore the border between prose poetry and flash fiction. For writers of fiction, poetry, essay and memoir.
Create new work with fresh language, universal themes, sustained mystery and memorable characters. Stimulate your imagination.
Voice: What is it and how do you find yours? Instructor Gloria Kempton offers feedback on assignments in this 3-week online class.