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! »
Susan Vespoli Publishes in “Under the Gum Tree”
Congratulations to instructor Susan Vespoli, who published her essay “Pointers for Spending 24 Hours with a Five-Year Old” in Under the Gum Tree. Susan wrote the piece last summer in Gretchen Clark’s course The Lyric Essay. Find Susan's essay here »
Barbara Henning Interviews with Rain Taxi
Instructor Barbara Henning interviewed with Rain Taxi about her writing process, yogic philosophy, and her recent poetry book Digigram. Read Barbara's insightful interview »
Threefold Press Publishes Excerpt from Barbara Henning’s Forthcoming Manuscript
Our instructor Barbara Henning published an excerpt of her forthcoming manuscript, Book of Ferne: A Detroit Story, in Threefold Press. Barbara’s biography/memoir centers on her mother’s life in Detroit during a transformative time period for women in America. Congratulations, Barbara! Read Chapter 5 of "Book of Ferne: A Detroit Story" here »
Giulietta Nardone Named Finalist in 2021 International Book Awards
Congratulations to Giulietta Nardone, whose book Feel More Alive! 30 Brilliant Ways To Reignite Your Inner Spark was named by the 2021 International Book Awards as an Award Finalist in two categories: Best Cover Design Non-Fiction and Best Interior Design. Learn more about Julie's book »
John Johnson Releases New Poetry Website
Our student John Johnson recently started a new website to house his poetry, called Poems Over Coffee. All of the poetry on John’s site was written in Writers.com courses with Susan Vespoli, Tina Barry, and Jonathan McClure. Congratulations, John! Check out Poems Over Coffee! »
Susan Vespoli Interviews with Wild Writing Family
Our instructor Susan Vespoli recently interviewed with Wild Writing Family, where she discussed her writing process and read some of her recent poetry publications. Watch Susan's interview here! »
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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.
Tongue Tied Mag is regularly seeking poetry and hybrid works. The journal tends to publish new and emerging writers, and prefers works that are literary, innovative, and fresh. Tongue Tied’s editors often work with their poets on feedback and edits, helping new writers put out polished, impressive pieces.
Quarantine Collection was created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The journal documents literary responses to both the coronavirus crisis and other creative works produced during quarantine. Emphasis on submissions that are playful or experimental. Open to all genres.
Writers.com Courses Starting Soon:
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Many students have attended this 10-week online fiction workshop with Shelley Singer multiple times, completed novels, and come back to finish more books.
From Writing Circle to Finished Poem: Turn Raw Writing into Poetry (Session 3, Mondays and Fridays at Noon Pacific Time)
Gather together in a virtual writing circle, hit the mute button on your internal editor, and uncover inspiration to shape into poetry.
Writing about grief is a powerful healing tool. Turn pain into power in this personal essay course, with instructor Rudri Patel.
Want to write about nature like Robert Frost, Henry David Thoreau, or Annie Dillard? Join us for this six week nature writing course.
Essentials of Character Development: How to Create Characters that Move and Breathe and Can’t Stop Talking
Bring your characters to life in this in-depth character development class with Gloria Kempton.
The premise line is the only reliable tool that can tell you, BEFORE you start writing, whether or not your story will “work.” In this class participants will learn how to master the process of premise line development—the essential first step in any book or screenplay’s development process.
Learn to depart from “what really happened,” and write compelling fiction from your own life experiences.
Want to make headway on your poetry novel? This workshop offers the structure and resources to get it done, with instructor Kelly Bingham.
Voice: What is it and how do you find yours? Instructor Gloria Kempton offers feedback on assignments in this 3-week online class.