Susan Vespoli Publishes Poem “Dear Bra”
Congratulations to Susan Vespoli, whose poem “Dear Bra” was published in Gyroscope Review! Susan wrote her poem in Tina Barry’s course Ordinary to Extraordinary: Turning Everyday Experiences Into Poetry. Read Susan's poem in Gyroscope Review (free PDF, page 68) »
Jennifer Billock Publishes “Historic Chicago Bakeries”
Congratulations to Jennifer Billock, whose book Historic Chicago Bakeries was recently published through Arcadia Publishing. Jennifer’s book already ranks as the #1 book in two different Amazon categories! Learn more about Jennifer's book here »
Susan Vespoli’s Poetry Collection Available for Preorder
Congratulations to instructor Susan Vespoli, whose full-length poetry collection Blame It on the Serpent was just made available for preorder. All proceeds will be donated to addiction and recovery groups. Preorder Susan's collection here from Finishing Line Press! »
Marc Olmsted Reading
Congratulations to our instructor Marc Olmsted, who read 3 of his poems on Don Campbell’s “Mechanics of Poetry” Youtube channel. Watch this fantastic reading here! »
Writers.com Interviews with The Lisa Show
Writers.com sat down with The Lisa Show to talk about the creative writing process, how beginners can form a writing habit, and the ways that writing helps you learn about yourself. Listen to our interview here! »
Kate Sullivan Publishes in RUSH Magazine
Congratulations to Kate Sullivan, whose artwork and poem “Ode to a Teardrop” were published in RUSH Magazine. Kate’s poem includes mention of our “whizz-bang” poetry instructor Barbara Henning. Read Kate's poem here »
Barbara Henning Reads from Her Poetry Book “Digigram”
Congratulations to Barbara Henning, who read from her poetry book Digigram. Filmed by poet Don Yorty, Barbara’s readings concentrate on her life and the lives of others during her time in the East Village, NY. Listen to Barbara's reading here »
Joy Hoppenot Publishes in Entropy Mag
Congratulations to Joy Hoppenot, who published her essay “THE BIRDS: CO(R)VID CATHARSIS” in Entropy Mag. Joy wrote her essay in Margo Perin’s course Let’s Get Personal: The Art and Craft of the Personal Essay. Read Joy's essay here! »
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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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