PRCW is accepting poems from October 7 – January 15 for a poetry anthology entitled “Ironsights:  A Collection of Veteran Poetry” to be published by Peace River Press in April.  This project is in collaboration with the Veterans Initiative for Therapeutic Arts​.

For email entries please send computer generated (typed) entries using New Times Roman 12 point, with name, contact, military affiliation, with title and no more than 100 lines. You may send up to three poems and there is no reading fee for this book. We will publish at least 75 poems and have a book opening in April on FSW Charlotte Campus. Send entries to JPelot@FSW.edu

For hardcopy entries, please refer to submission guidelines above and mail to:

Peace River Center for Writers
at Florida SouthWestern State College
26300 Airport Rd.
Punta Gorda, FL 33950.

For further information, please contact Madelon at prcw@fsw.edu.

Peace River Center for Writers

To my fellow writers.

Many of you have entered into the idea of writers, writing poems about pictures that local artists have painted.
Now I have an idea, why not reverse the process and let artists paint pictures about our poems?
I am in the process of making this suggestion to some of the local art galleries and libraries. I have taken the first step and would like to be sure that there are enough local poets who are willing to take part in such an endeavor.
If you have a poem that you think would inspire an artist to paint a really dramatic and beautiful picture and would like to be part of this first ever experiment then please reply to me at pgholmes@comcast.net  so I have the confidence to proceed with this new idea.

Lets make art history together.

Paul Holmes.

Poetry Night

Poetry Night at the Library

North Port Poetry Workshop proudly presents our annual autumnal Open Mic event.  Set up & sign up at 5:30 pm.  Tree and Leaf Poems displayed and presented by the members of the NPPW.  All other rounds are open. Snacks & beverages served.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018          5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

North Port Library
13800 S. Tamiami Trail
North Port, FL 34286

Free & Open to the Public

Tampa, FL—Submissions for the YellowJacket Press (YJP) CHAPBOOK CONTEST for Florida Poets will open November 1, 2018.  The winner(s) will receive $100, 30 copies of the book and will be invited to read with YJP in 2019.

 GUIDELINES: Poetry manuscripts should be no longer than 24 pages total, including 18-20 pages of poetry, title page, table of contents and acknowledgments.  Your name should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. All entrants must be permanent adult residents of Florida.

All entrants may receive a copy of the winning book.  All submissions are through. Submittable. Mailed and emailed submission will not be considered.

To submit go to www.yellowjacketpress.org

 

Submission deadline is midnight December 10, 2018.  The winner(s) will be announced in February, 2019.

Possibilities! The Hudson comes to the Peace

 

 

 

Long trips & multi-day events not possible with your schedule or budget? Try this!

Title: “Possibilities!  The Hudson comes to the Peace” (“River” that is)
Primary Area Served: From Sarasota/Bradenton to Naples/Marco Island and inland (Everyone is welcome)
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019  —  7:00 AM until  8:00 PM
Theme: Writing’s possibilities!
Areas included: Books (fiction & non-fiction), Magazines, Newspapers, TV/radio, & Electronic media.
Location: Charlotte County Cultural Center, Port Charlotte
Program: One jam-packed day of writing possibilities featuring 70 individual classes, discussion panels, and a special keynote speaker.
One to One Sessions: A special opportunity! – Have your writing reviewed or pitch your work to a publishing professional … including 16 agents and editors from NYC. Submit your sample/pitch in advance and spend 20 minutes with someone who may aid you in your writing career.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in the registration fee.

Spare yourself the expense of a major trip. Attend a high quality event that brings quality presenters and publishing professionals to Southwest Florida. The conference is centrally located … a two hour drive for anyone in the primary service area. Reasonable hotel accommodations are available with blocks of rooms reserved. Conference registration is limited!

Discounts for early bird registrations!

Schedule of Events

For more information go to:  http://www.abc-artisansofbooks.com/writer-conference.html
Information about registration here.

Eyelands Book Awards

International book awards for published and unpublished books

Grand prize (published books): Five-day holiday in Athens plus a special handmade ceramic designed especially for Eyelands Book Awards and publication (excerpts) online on our website. Grand prize (unpublished books): Publication from Strange Days Books
Six more prizes one for each category of every section also win a a special handmade ceramic designed especially for Eyelands Book Awards
Certification document for every prize.
Final results are to be announced on December 20th 2018.
The award will be given in a special ceremony in Athens
Award Ceremony: 5th of May, 2019
Place: Polis Art café, Athens, Greece
Judges: Andriana Minou (poetry), Gregory Papadoyiannis (novels, novellas), Antonis Tsirikoudis (short stories) / Entry fee: $30

Closing: Tuesday, October 20, 2018 at midnight PST.
Submit your book or manuscript online or via snail mail with a $30.00 entry fee
Eligible submissions include: poetry, novellas, short story collections, novels.
Multiple submissions allowed (with a separate fee for each submission).
Simultaneous submissions allowed, but please notify us if full manuscript is accepted elsewhere. Finalists for every category to be announced on November, 20, 2018
Final results are to be announced on December, 20, 2018.
There are no restrictions regarding nationality
Participants must be 18 years old otherwise we need parents’ consent to accept the submission.
Manuscripts must be written in English.
There is no restriction about the form or style of writing. We prefer the pages to be numbered. Files should be uploaded as an MS Word document or PDF. Fill the entry form, copy and paste it in the body of your email.

Submit your manuscript to:
eyelandsmag@gmail.com  [or]  strangedaysbooks@gmail.com
or send your book by post to: Chimarras 6, 74100, Rethymno, Crete, Greece

Authorfest

AUTHORFEST IS BACK
STAY TUNED  &  Mark Your Calendars

WHEN:  SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2019
TIME: 9 AM – 2 PM
WHERE: MACKLE PARK COMMUNITY CENTER
1361 Andalusia Terrace, Marco Island, FL

There will be room for  authors to choose between a  long, 4ft table or a square card table, depending on how many books you have. This will be in the large room. All set-up is done for us. Just bring your props and books.

Details have not been finalized.

Writers on the Air

Every Sunday WKDW 97.5 FM nonprofit radio invites writers of all levels to READ their poem, story, or screen play on its weekly program, “Writers on the Air.” (3 to 5 minutes is suggested). We’re looking for funny and family-friendly content.  Sign-up is 2:30. Our show  airs live on Sunday at 3:00.  Worldwide viewers can hear the show on the Internet. (info@KDWradio.com)

After the show, and time-permitting, a visitor who reads may be eligible for a three-minute author interview that is posted on the Facebook page for “Writers on the Air”.

Join us at Common Grounds Meeting Hall, 12735 US-41, North Port and relax in our family-friendly BYOB Listening Room, which offers snacks and comfortable seating. Find us next door to WKDW 97.5 FM radio station, which is in the Springs Plaza just south of Caddy Carts if heading south from Venice.  The public is WELCOME. Readers need not be published.

For more details, contact Linda Schell, Lschell2@verizon.net, 941-223-1262. For cancellations due to weather or holidays, visit our FACEBOOK PAGE: “Writers on the Air.”