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 »
Nancy Napier Publishes in Psychology Today
Congratulations to Nancy Napier, a student in our Novel Writing Intensive, whose article “Now They Tell Me: Yes, Fiction Writing is Hard!” was published in Psychology Today. Read Nancy's article here »
Susan Vespoli Publishes “Orange” in Rattle
Congratulations to instructor Susan Vespoli, whose poem “Orange” was published in Rattle’s Summer 2022 print issue. Buy Rattle #76 here »
Susan Vespoli Reads With The Performance Poets of the Palm Beaches
On Sunday, June 12th, at 3 P.M. Eastern, instructor Susan Vespoli will read for The Performance Poets of the Palm Beaches. To receive the Zoom link (or to read yourself!), email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
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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