This course is open to all writers who wish to grow and further their understanding of all aspects of the writing process: from early sketching and brainstorming, through the drafting and revising process, to copy-editing and publishing. Since audience is one of the most important aspects of writing, you will have an opportunity to share the content of your work with like-minded, aspiring authors in a constructive, acceptance-oriented, creative and vibrant writing group in search of effective writing methodologies. This class welcomes whatever you are writing or want to write – memoir, stories, novel or poems – for input, guidance and discussion. Instructor: Lisa Wroble
WOW! Women On Writing Summer 2018 Flash Fiction Contest
Deadline: August 31, 2018
WOW! Women on Writing invites entries to its Summer 2018 Flash Fiction Contest. The honorable guest judge this season is Literary Agent Jennifer Thompson with Nordlyset Literary Agency. Seeking short fiction of any genre between 250 – 750 words. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity and provide well-rewarded recognition to contestants.
Prizes: 1st Place: $400, publication, interview, and $25 Amazon Gift Certificate; 2nd Place: $300, publication, interview, and $25 Amazon Gift Certificate; 3rd Place: $200, publication, interview and $25 Amazon Gift Certificate; 7 Runners Up receive $25 Amazon Gift Cards, publication and interview; and 10 Honorable mentions receive a $20 Amazon Gift Certificate. Top 10 stories are published in the WOW! Women On Writing e-zine, and contestants are interviewed on WOW’s blog, The Muffin.
Entry Info: Electronic submissions via e-mail only; reprints are okay; multiple submissions are okay as long as they are submitted in their own individual e-mail. Open internationally. Limit: 300 entries. $10 entry fee; critique option for an additional $10. Deadline: August 31, 2018
WOW! Women On Writing Q4 2018 Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest
Deadline: July 31, 2018
Seeking creative nonfiction essays between 200 – 1000 words on any topic and in any style–from personal essay to lyric essay to hybrid and more! The mission of this contest is to reward bravery in real-life storytelling and create an understanding of our world through thoughtful, engaging narratives.
Prizes: 1st Place: $500, publication, interview, and gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow; 2nd Place: $300, publication, interview, and gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow; 3rd Place: $200, publication, interview, and gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow; 7 Runners Up receive $25 Amazon Gift Cards, publication, interview, and gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow; and 10 Honorable mentions receive a gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow.
Entry Info: Electronic submissions via e-mail only; reprints are okay; multiple submissions are okay as long as they are submitted in their own individual e-mail. Open internationally. Limit: 300 entries. $12 entry fee; critique option for an additional $13. Deadline: July 31, 2018
The 2019 PEN America Literary Awards are open for submission
Since 1963, the PEN America Literary Awards have honored outstanding voices in translation, fiction, poetry, science writing, essay, sports writing, biography, children’s literature, and drama. With the help of our partners, PEN America confers over 20 distinct awards, fellowships, grants and prizes each year, awarding nearly $350,000 to writers and translators.
Nominations for the PEN/Osterweil Prize for Poetry, PEN/Magid Award for Editing, PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award, and PEN/ESPN Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literary Sports Writing are open to PEN America Members. See the PEN America Awards page for more information.
Kallisto Gaia Press presents the 2018 Chester B. Himes Memorial Short Fiction Prize
A prize of $750.00 and publication in The Ocotillo Review Winter 2019 will be awarded for a short story. Submit one story of less than 4200 words with a $20.00 entry fee by August 20, 2018. All entries will be considered for publication. All entrants will receive a copy of the journal containing the winning story. Antonio Ruiz-Camacho will judge. A portion of any revenue generated will be donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. See www.kallistogaiapress for details.
Kallisto Gaia Press presents The 2018 Julia Darling Memorial Poetry Prize
A prize of $750.00 and publication in The Ocotillo Review Winter 2019 will be awarded for a poem of up to 65 lines. Submit up to three poems of no more than 65 lines each with a $20.00 entry fee by August 20, 2018. All entries will be considered for publication. All entrants will receive a copy of the journal containing the prize winning poem. Carrie Fountain will judge. A portion of any revenue generated will be donated to Cancer Research at M. D. Anderson Hospital. See www.kallistogaiapress.org for details
YellowJacket Press announces the 2018 Peter Meinke Prize for a poetry chapbook
Poetry manuscripts should include 18-20 pages of poetry, title page, table of contents, and acknowledgments and be no longer than 24 pages total. Your name should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. All submissions are through Submittable. Mailed and emailed submissions will not be considered.
The winner of this year’s contest will be announced by Sept. 10, 2018, and will receive $500, 50 copies of the book, and will be invited to read with other YJP poets in October at the Other Words Conference in Tampa.
Submissions are open between June 15 and June 30 midnight or until we reach 200 submissions.
The submissions portal will open at 9AM EST on June 15, 2018. To submit go to www.yellowjacketpress.org/contests.html
FAPA Book Awards Submissions Deadline extended to May 28!
Each year, the FAPA President’s Book Awards program recognizes book publishing excellence and creativity in design, content, and production for North American authors and publishers. Books published between January 2017 and May 2018 are eligible for this year’s awards. Eligible books may be entered in forty-three categories. There are also two separate cover design categories. Discounts are available for Early Bird Submissions. The Early Bird Submissions deadline is February 28, 2018. The final submission deadline is May 21, 2018.
For more information and to submit a book, please visit https://fapa.submittable.com/submit or click on the button below.
Little Bitty Writing Space is an anthology of flash fiction (stories <1,000 words). It is open to all genres and all topics, and writers at any level of experience. As long as your tale is well-told, we want to read it.
The anthology is the third in a series of flash fiction books published by Browncoat Publishing, a local press based in Portland, Oregon run by husband-and-wife team Jason Brick and Rachel Letofsky.
This is a crowdfunded project, and will go live on Kickstarter in early June.
Accepted authors are paid $10 and receive an electronic copy of the anthology once the project funds. Authors receive a print copy free if the project reaches its stretch goal.
If you have a piece that you think could call Little Bitty Writing Space home, please follow the link below and fill out our submissions form.
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