Tina Barry’s Poem Accepted in Rattle
Congratulations to instructor Tina Barry, who recently had a poem accepted in Rattle. Tina’s poem will be published in late 2022.
Jack Smith Publishes Tribute to Small Press Books
Congratulations to instructor Jack Smith, whose collection Contributions to Literature: A Tribute to Small Press Books was published through Serving House Books. Jack’s collection reviews small press books that have made significant contributions to literature. Learn more about Jack's book »
Tamara Kreutz Publishes “The Body Collector of Spain” in Rattle
Congratulations to Tamara Kreutz, who published her poem “The Body Collector of Spain” in Rattle. Tamara’s poem was featured in Rattle’s “Poets Respond” series. Read Tamara's poem here! »
Giulietta Nardone Publishes “Email From a Condemned Tree, Begging for Mercy” in Little Old Lady Comedy
Congratulations to instructor Giulietta Nardone, whose humor piece “Email From A Condemned Tree, Begging For Mercy,” was published on Little Old Lady Comedy. Read Giulietta's humor essay here! »
Susan Vespoli Receives Pushcart Nomination
Congratulations to instructor Susan Vespoli, whose poem “Thinking About Love During COVID and Coups” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by The New Verse News. Read Susan's poem here »
Barbara Henning Featured in Marsh Hawk Review
Congratulations to Barbara Henning, whose writing was featured in the Fall 2021 issue of Marsh Hawk Review. An essay of hers on the poet Laura Riding, as well as an examination of her poetics and evolution as a poet, were included in the publication. Read more here! (Pages 78 and 92, respectively) »
Giulietta Nardone Selected as a 2021 Distinguished Favorite by the NYC Big Book Award
Congratulations to instructor Giulietta Nardone, whose book Feel More Alive! 30 Brilliant Ways To Reignite Your Inner Spark was selected as a 2021 Distinguished Favorite by the New York City Big Book Award. Any English language book, published via any publisher or press, is eligible for the award, and books are selected on presentation, editorial quality, and audience appeal. Learn more about Giulietta's award winning book »
Charley Springer Publishes Poetry Collection “Nowhere Now Here” through Radial Books
Congratulations to Charley Springer, whose poetry collection Nowhere Now Here was made available for preorder by Radial Press. Charley developed several prose poems in Barbara Henning’s course “Poetic Prose: The Prose Poem.” Preorder Charley's book 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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