Liz Mayers Publishes in Little Old Lady Comedy
Congratulations to Liz Mayers, whose humorous short story “Come Eat A Little Of The Forbidden Fruit” was published in Little Old Lady Comedy. Liz wrote her piece last Summer in Giulietta Nardone’s Humor is the New Black! Read Liz's hilarious read »
Susan Vespoli Publishes in Rattle
Congratulations to instructor Susan Vespoli, who published her poem “HOW TO CELEBRATE YOUR DAUGHTER’S 33RD BIRTHDAY WHEN THERE’S NO GOING BACK” in Rattle. Susan’s poem was featured as part of Rattle’s Poet’s Respond series! Read Susan's poem here »
Barbara Henning Interviews with Boog City Press
Barbara Henning talked about her new poetry book, Digigram, in a recent interview with Boog City Press. Learn more about our wonderful instructor here! What is the Young Artist to Do? »
Susan Vespoli publishes in Anti-Heroin Chic
Congratulations to instructor Susan Vespoli, who recently had a poem and an essay published in Anti-Heroin Chic’s February issue. Susan wrote her essay “Alphabet Song” in Gretchen Clark’s course “The Lyric Essay.” Read Anti-Heroin Chic's February issue here »
Rebecca Hanley Publishes “The Town You Came From”
Congratulations to Rebecca Hanley, whose short story “The Town You Came From” was published in the January issue of Blue Lake Review. Rebecca workshopped the piece alongside instructor Jack Smith. Read "The Town You Came From" »
Margo Perin Reads “Plexiglass”
Instructor Margo Perin will be reading from her poetry book Plexiglass this Monday, 1/18, 6:15 EST at Aqus Poetry. Reading alongside poet Georgina Marie, Margo’s poetry will be followed by an Open Mic. Listen to some great poetry and share some yourself! Learn more about the event here »
Susan Vespoli and John Johnson Publish in “Childhood”
Congratulations to John Johnson and instructor Susan Vespoli, both of whom published poetry in the recent anthology Childhood by The Poet Magazine. Take a look at the Childhood Anthology here »
Tina Barry – Diaphanous Press
Congratulations to Tina Barry, whose hybrid poetry/prose/interview piece was published at Diaphanous Press. Combining mixed media with bits of realism and poetic introspection, Tina’s work is part of a much larger work-in-progress. Read Tina's piece 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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