Barbara Henning Reads With The Brooklyn Rail
On Wednesday, May 18th, instructor Barbara Henning will read from Ferne: A Detroit Story with The Brooklyn Rail. Barbara’s reading will include a conversation with other poets, and will be conducted over Zoom. Learn more and sign up here »
Pauline Chow Publishes in 50 Word Stories and Chamber Magazine
Paul Kimm Publishes Two Short Stories
Congratulations to Paul Kimm, who had two stories published in different journals this week. “Saturday Omelettes” was published in Literally Stories, and “Kiss Me Quick” was published in Northern Gravy. Both of these stories were written alongside Jack Smith in his course Writing Autobiographical Fiction.
Susan Vespoli Publishes in Rattle
Congratulations to instructor Susan Vespoli, whose poem “Twenty Photos from Police Records of His Last Night Alive” was published in Rattle. Read Susan's poem here »
Lyzette Wanzer’s Upcoming Memoir Listed as “2022 Top Shelf Pick” by IPG
Congratulations to instructor Lyzette Wanzer, whose forthcoming memoir Trauma, Tresses, & Truth: Untangling Our Hair Through Personal Narrative was listed as a Top-Shelf Pick by Independent Publishers Group (IPG). Lyzette’s manuscript will receive additional marketing efforts and high profile magazine features as it approaches publication in the fall.
Kate Sullivan Publishes “The Emmy Rose” in The Dillydoun Review
Congratulations to Kate Sullivan, whose flash fiction piece “The Emmy Rose” was published in The Dillydoun Review. Kate wrote this piece alongside Barbara Henning in her course Poetic Prose: The Prose Poem. Read Kate's piece here. »
Susan Vespoli Reads from “Blame It on the Serpent” with Peregrine Book Co.
Susan Vespoli will read from her collection Blame It on the Serpent with Peregrine Book Co. on April 13th, at 5 P.M. Pacific Time. Come out to this live Zoom event to celebrate National Poetry Month! Learn more about the reading here. »
Ali Mckenzie-Murdoch Publishes “On a Knife Edge” in Across the Margin
Congratulations to Ali Mckenzie-Murdoch, whose flash fiction piece “On a Knife Edge” was published in Across the Margin. Ali’s piece was written alongside Barbara Henning in her course Flash Fiction: Writing the Short-Short Story. Read Ali's short story 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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