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 Fishing 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! »
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 »
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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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