Karl Trautman publishes coming-of-age novel “Deacon Blues”
Karl Trautman recently published his novel Deacon Blues, a coming-of-age story about politics and growing up during the Carter Administration’s re-election campaign. Trautman received help for his novel in Shelley Singer’s Ongoing Fiction Workshop. Congratulations, Karl! Buy Deacon Blues here »
Lorraine Cregar’s poem “O Winter! My Winter!” published in The Writers Circle Journal
Lorraine Cregar received her first poem publication from The Writers Circle Journal! “O Winter! My Winter!” combines Whitman’s odic stylings with a modern sense of irony. Congratulations, Lorraine! Read Lorraine's poem here »
Jennifer Billock releases Kitchen Witch newsletter
Writers.com Instructor Jennifer Billock recently released a newsletter on the intersection of food and witchcraft. Find weekly inspiration for your kitchen, your writing, and your cauldron room. Congratulations, Jennifer! Subscribe to Kitchen Witch »
Susan Vespoli publishes three new poems
Instructor Susan Vespoli recently had three poems published in the journal Anti-Heroin Chic. Susan wrote one of the three poems, “Burning Coal,” during her participation in Writing Mindfulness: Sensual World/Poetry Mind with instructor Marc Olmsted. Read Susan's poems here »
Harriot West’s two Haibun collections
Harriot writes: “I loved reading the recent profile of Gretchen Clark and just want to add my praise for her classes and say that I owe her a huge thanks. Both my award-winning collections of haibun (Into the Light and Shades of Absence) came about from suggestions she made way back when—as early as 2008 if my record keeping is accurate! Thanks to her and all the other instructors who have inspired me along the way.”
Sharry Wright’s poem “Looking In” published in Rattle
Sharry Wright’s poem “Looking In” was just featured in Rattle. Sharry’s poem draws inspiration from both Kim Addonizio and from a critique workshop with instructor Barbara Henning. Read "Looking In" »
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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Clerestory Magazine, a journal dedicated to spirituality and the human experience, is currently open for submissions. Each publication centers around a certain theme of the human narrative; its current issue concerns Faith, and future issues are planned for Community, Ecology, etc. Stories should be first pitched via Clerestory’s website; all published works receive adequate payment. Take a look at their mission and submissions page!
Pensive: A Global Journal of Spirituality and the Arts seeks spiritual fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for their biannual publication. Based out of Northeastern University, Pensive seeks to broaden its readers’ understanding of the human spirit: its depth, endlessness, and timeless relationship to the arts. Check out their submission page for more information.
Moxy Magazine is currently open for submissions. The journal seeks content related to creative nonfiction, including personal essays, critical theory, and travel writing. All submissions must conform to standard British English, and submissions will be reviewed within 3-4 weeks. Take a look at this great CNF project in the U.K.!
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.
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