Instructor Jack Smith publishes novel “If Winter Comes”
Congratulations to instructor Jack Smith, who just published his novel If Winter Comes. Published by Serving House Press, If Winter Comes is Jack’s fifth novel. Buy Jack's novel here: »
Catherine Kelley publishes “Touch” in Every Day Fiction
Catherine’s short story “Touch” was published in Every Day Fiction journal. Catherine wrote “Touch” in Barbara Henning’s course Flash Fiction: Writing the Short-Short Story. Congratulations, Catherine! Read "Touch" now »
Tina Barry’s “Something Amber” Selected for the “Best Small Fictions Anthology”
Congratulations to Tina Barry, whose short story “Something Amber” was selected for The Best Small Fictions Anthology 2020! Check out Beautiful Raft here »
Writing for Social Change: Re-Dream a Just World
On October 2nd, instructor Anya Achtenberg will run Writing for Social Change: Re-Dream a Just World. This free, multi-genre writing workshop seeks to inspire social change through writing, encouraging radical transformation through radical language. Let’s write a better world, together! Learn more here »
Tobias Vogelstein Wins Budding Authors Award
Tobias Vogelstein recently won first prize for the Budding Authors Award with the Baltimore Jewish Times. Vogelstein’s piece “Community and Connection” explores Jewish theology in the time of coronavirus, as well as the importance of spreading peace and prosperity. Congratulations, Tobias! Read "Community and Connection" here »
Barbara Henning Publishes New Poetry Book “Digigram”
Congratulations to instructor Barbara Henning, whose book of poetry Digigram was published with United Artists Books. A reviewer writes that Digigram “is unrelenting in its collaging of reality, visions, and thought buds. Sometimes diaristic and newsy, this is edgy poetry that moves beyond the tricks of fashion.” Well done, Barbara! Purchase Digigram here: »
Misha Penton publishes prose poem “After the Ball”
Congratulations to Misha Penton, whose prose poem “After the Ball” was published and recorded at Sword & Kettle. We love the way Misha’s prose poem sets the scene, with sparkling language like “chandelier of jasmine” and “sliver of sapphire sky.” Read Misha's prose poem here. »
Margo Perin publishes new book of poetry
Congratulations to our instructor Margo Perin, who just released her latest book of poetry Plexiglass. Plexiglass explores the ironies of the criminal justice system, and it has received praise for its life and ability to “turn empty space to flesh.” Buy Plexiglass here! »
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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.
Newfound is accepting submissions for their themed journal “Inner Spaces.” The journal is looking for pieces that investigate intrapersonal experiences and identity development. All genres welcome; submissions are due by December 21st.
3Elements Literary Review is accepting literature that combines the following 3 elements: “trapeze, pinprick, calico.” The journal is open to submissions from all genres, and enjoys works that are experimental and creative. Submissions are due August 31st.
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Learn how diving into form—the coherent relationship of all of a poem’s parts—can enhance your creativity and freedom as a poet.
Write your way to the finish line of 2020: let go of and say goodbye to a momentous year, honor the changes in yourself and the world, and set your intentions for a new chapter.
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