New York City’s Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF) is currently accepting PLAY SUBMISSIONS for its 18th annual season!

DUAF will accept up to 16 theatrical works (full and short plays, musicals, and solo works) that reflect urban life and with running times up to 70 minutes. Each work is performed only once during the festival. There will be a $1,000 award in the category of Best Play, Best Short, and Audience. There is no submission fee and each playwright will receive a $300-$500 monetary stipend during the festival to defray some of the production costs of presenting their work.

SUBMISSION DETAILS:

  1. Playwright’s bio with contact info- name, address, phone #, and email
  2. Photo of playwright
  3. Synopsis of theatrical work
  4. The complete script of theatrical work
  5. The estimated running time of work
  6. Actor/director/crew bios, if available
  7. Description of stage set (if any) and production needs (i.e. sound and lighting)

The submission deadline is Sunday, October 20, 2019. Please submit to coordinator@duafnyc.com. For more info about DUAF, visit: www.duafnyc.com

 

2019, GPLA is moving to Seven mode. It seems like an age ago,  the year 2013, when the inaugural edition of the Grand Prix of Literary Associations was launched. We have grown up a lot since then, thanks to you, associations, authors and publishers from Africa and the World. In 2019, we write page 7 of our success story. Altogether. Your works – Oh nuggets and wonders!  are all welcome. Listen, literature is calling you to passion! Be there where it happens. For more info.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Prix_of_Literary_Associations

Saw Palm

Saw Palm: Florida Literature & Art, a literary and arts magazine published annually by the University of South Florida. is currently accepting submissions until Oct.1st via their online submission manager at http://www.sawpalm.org/submit.html.

Saw Palm is devoted exclusively to creative work from and about Florida. For more information, please see their website: www.sawpalm.org.

Contributors receive two copies of the issue they appear in. They are a small non-profit and so cannot offer cash payments.

We are looking for interested female writers to write stories for our flag football magazine called: Forward Pass Magazine.

We are a female sports organization that is international, who travels around the world to teach girls and women how to play flag football and we feel we have great stories to share with the public, but we lack writers.

We also would like to find stories that are related to girls and women that are not necessarily sports related but feminist related.

Our organization : International Women’s Flag Football Association, uses flag football to empower females. We have traveled to many countries around the world introducing this and last year I myself went to India to train the Indian women and women from Afghanistan. Today the Afghanistan women are coaching girls flag football in Afghanistan.

Here are some past issues of our Forward Pass Magazine to give you an idea of what we have done in the past. If you read the stories, most of them have been written by me and were not edited. We are looking to step up in the quality of stories for our next issue.

http://www.iwffa.com/iwffa-magazines/

If interested please contact Diane Beruldsen,  president and the founder of the organization. iwffa@iwffa.com

Pen AmericaGrants & Fellowships

Since 1963, the PEN America Literary Awards, Grants, and Fellowships Program has honored many of the most outstanding voices in literature across diverse genres, including fiction, poetry, nonfiction, children’s literature, translation, and drama. With the help of our partners, PEN America confers distinct grants each year to support writers and works-in-progress in diverse genres including translation, YA and middle grade writing, and oral history. PEN America also offers a robust national program of fellowships for emerging writers and writing for justice. In addition, PEN America provides community engagement funding to Members, writers, and allies to support activity around press freedom defense, the intersections of literature and advocacy, and the defense of free expression more broadly.

APPLICATIONS FOR GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS NOW OPEN

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Click here for information regarding PEN America’s Literary Awards.

Book Signing Opportunities

Book Signings Opportunities
at Southwest Florida Military Museum and Library in Cape Coral

The Southwest Florida Military Museum and Library would like to invite authors from Gulf Coast Writers Association who have written military related books to hold book signings at their facility. Charley Valera, author of My Father’s War and GCWA member, recently held a book signing at that facility with great results and non-stop activity.  The museum is located at 4820 Leonard Street, Cape Coral, Florida 33904. You can find out more about book signings at the Military Museum by emailing

Missi.lastra@veterans-Foundation.org or calling the Museum at 239-541-8704.

Charley Valera will discuss his recent book signing at the upcoming  “The Pitch, One Sheet, and Promoting Your Book” workshop on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at the Southwest Florida Military Museum from 10:00-12:00.

A quarterly publication called New Authors Journal, started in 1992, provides new authors with the opportunity to have their work published for the first time. Amazon’s POD service makes it possible for New Authors Journal to continue publishing.

They are seeking submissions for inclusion in the upcoming issue of New Authors Journal. Contributing authors will receive a free copy of the issue in which their work appears. Additional copies can be purchased directly from Amazon.

Contact: Mario V. Farina
email: mario@mariofarina.com.