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.

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Rise Anthology 2019 NCW Anthology – Call for Submission

NCW is excited to announce a new mixed-genre anthology exploring the concepts of change, renewal, and rebirth. When things change, we experience a variety of emotions—from anger and fear to courage and hope. There is struggle and strife, but also the opportunity to rise from the ashes and create, grow, and love. Whether your specialty is poetry, fiction, or nonfiction, take us through the good, the bad, and the ugly of change.

 Click here for submission guidelines. or paste the link below.

https://northerncoloradowriters.com/anthology/2019-ncw-anthology

Submission window: March 1 – May 1, 2019

Entry fee: $15 per piece submitted. See guidelines for detailed information

A separate link for youth submissions is below.

https://northerncoloradowriters.submittable.com/submit/72e48397-13c1-4137-aab7-1d7c03baeee4/2019-anthology-submissions-youth-student

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.

triopetra beachThree Rock Writers’ Resort announces the opening of applications for its 2019 residencies. Situated in one of the most magnificent places of Greece at the south coast of Crete island, Three Rock in collaboration with Strange Days Books publishing offers a two-weeks low cost (or no cost at all) stay especially for writers. Full stipend will be offered to one project and half stipends (discount 50% from the regular cost) to 20 other projects.

See more attached.

Thank you for your support!

Kind regards

Costis Malousaris

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.

Submit to CRAFT online magazine

Time for some great stories.

CRAFT is an online publication celebrating both emerging and established writers. Our focus is on the craft of writing and how those elements make a good story great. We are interested in strong fiction that shines because of its exploration of craft. We feature new and republished fiction; critical pieces on craft; craft exercises; interviews on craft with established writers; book reviews and summaries; and much more.

STORIES by Michael McGriff, Clare Beams, Melissa Yancy, Megan Cummins, Bret Anthony Johnston, and more. Our entire library can be found on our fiction page.

We pay our authors a flat rate of $100 for flash fiction and $0.10/word up to $200 for original short fiction. We do not charge submission fees, but are highly selective in what we choose to publish. [more]