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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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!
UK-based Guts Publishing is seeking memoirs, autobiographies, autobiographical fiction, and other creative nonfiction work. Their preferences include work about art, music, travel, and cyber life, but all topics are welcome. Emerging and experimental writers are encouraged to apply.
Fabula Press recently announced its 2021 short story competition, open to writers around the globe. Fiction writers are encouraged to submit a story of 2,000-6,000 words, and the winning story will be awarded US$500. See more details and apply below.
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