Barbara Henning Reads With The Brooklyn Rail
On Wednesday, May 18th, instructor Barbara Henning will read from Ferne: A Detroit Story with The Brooklyn Rail. Barbara’s reading will include a conversation with other poets, and will be conducted over Zoom. Learn more and sign up here »
Pauline Chow Publishes in 50 Word Stories and Chamber Magazine
Paul Kimm Publishes Two Short Stories
Congratulations to Paul Kimm, who had two stories published in different journals this week. “Saturday Omelettes” was published in Literally Stories, and “Kiss Me Quick” was published in Northern Gravy. Both of these stories were written alongside Jack Smith in his course Writing Autobiographical Fiction.
Susan Vespoli Publishes in Rattle
Congratulations to instructor Susan Vespoli, whose poem “Twenty Photos from Police Records of His Last Night Alive” was published in Rattle. Read Susan's poem here »
Lyzette Wanzer’s Upcoming Memoir Listed as “2022 Top Shelf Pick” by IPG
Congratulations to instructor Lyzette Wanzer, whose forthcoming memoir Trauma, Tresses, & Truth: Untangling Our Hair Through Personal Narrative was listed as a Top-Shelf Pick by Independent Publishers Group (IPG). Lyzette’s manuscript will receive additional marketing efforts and high profile magazine features as it approaches publication in the fall.
Kate Sullivan Publishes “The Emmy Rose” in The Dillydoun Review
Congratulations to Kate Sullivan, whose flash fiction piece “The Emmy Rose” was published in The Dillydoun Review. Kate wrote this piece alongside Barbara Henning in her course Poetic Prose: The Prose Poem. Read Kate's piece here. »
Susan Vespoli Reads from “Blame It on the Serpent” with Peregrine Book Co.
Susan Vespoli will read from her collection Blame It on the Serpent with Peregrine Book Co. on April 13th, at 5 P.M. Pacific Time. Come out to this live Zoom event to celebrate National Poetry Month! Learn more about the reading here. »
Ali Mckenzie-Murdoch Publishes “On a Knife Edge” in Across the Margin
Congratulations to Ali Mckenzie-Murdoch, whose flash fiction piece “On a Knife Edge” was published in Across the Margin. Ali’s piece was written alongside Barbara Henning in her course Flash Fiction: Writing the Short-Short Story. Read Ali's short story 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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