Nancy Napier Publishes “When You Need a New Mantra” in Psychology Today
Congratulations to Nancy Napier, whose essay “When You Need a New Mantra” was published in Psychology Today. Be present, be patient, and accept what your mind offers. Read Nancy's article here »
Stephanie Trenchard Publishes “Particles” in Bright Flash Literary Review
Congratulations to Stephanie Trenchard, whose flash fiction piece “Particles” was published in Bright Flash Literary Review. Stephanie wrote this piece alongside Barbara Henning in The Watching Eye/Thinking Mind: Writing Flash Fiction. Read "Particles" here! »
John Johnson Publishes “Chalk Dust Memories” With Plan B Press
Congratulations to John Johnson, whose poetry chapbook Chalk Dust Memories was published with Plan B Press. John wrote these poems alongside Susan Vespoli in her Writing Circle Workshops. Learn more about "Chalk Dust Memories" here! »
Susan Vespoli Publishes “Cactus as Bad Boy” with Kelsay Books
Congratulations to Susan Vespoli, whose poetry collection Cactus as Bad Boy was published with Kelsay Books. Learn more about Cactus as Bad Boy here »
Giulietta Nardone’s Self-Help Book Named Finalist for National Indie Excellence Awards
Congratulations to instructor Giulietta Nardone, whose self-help book “Feel More Alive! 30 Brilliant Ways To Reignite Your Inner Spark” was named a 2022 Finalist For Inspiration by the National Indie Excellence Awards. Learn more about Giulietta's award winning book »
Sarah Harley Publishes “Dimensions of a Coffin” in Halfway Down the Stairs
Congratulations to Sarah Harley, whose piece “Dimensions of a Coffin” was published in Halfway Down the Stairs. Sarah wrote this piece alongside Rudri Patel in her course Writing Our Grief. Read Sarah's piece here! »
Congratulations to Sean Glatch, Elle LaMarca, Viviana Acosta, and Mayowa Ayodele for advancing to Round 2 of the NYCMidnight Microfiction contest. Contestants have 24 hours to write a 100 word story with an assigned genre, word, and action. Elle, Viviana, and Mayowa are all students in the Writers.com Novel Writing Intensive. Wish these writers luck as they compete to reach Round 3. Congratulations to all!
Susan Vespoli Publishes “My Ex-Husband Calls to Tell Me Our Son Has Been Shot By Police” in New Verse News
Congratulations to instructor Susan Vespoli, whose poem “My Ex-Husband Calls to Tell Me Our Son Has Been Shot By Police” was published in New Verse News. Read Susan's poem here »
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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.
Do you write about mother-daughter relationships? Eat, Darling, Eat explores the cultural intersections of mother/daughterhood, and it’s currently open for 500 word submissions. Take a look at their many wonderful stories, and let us know if you submit your own work!
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!
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