Call for entries.
The Creative Writing Award is open to Poetry and Short Fiction submissions on any theme, however, we are particularly interested in works that reflect upon our ever changing world.
Entry Fee: Poetry £12 | Short Fiction £18
Entries open until 31 August 2022.
To celebrate Veteran’s Day, historian DL Havlin, dropped by to talk about Donald Roebling, who went from the inventor of a vehicle called LVT (landing vehicle tracked) nicknamed “The Alligator” that started out as a hurricane-rescue boat but turned into something that Admiral Nimitz saved 100,000 in World War II . https://www.spreaker.com/episode/47394541
DL’s book Blue Water Red Blood
The 2022 Big Moose Prize
Each year Black Lawrence Press will award The Big Moose Prize for an unpublished novel. The prize is open to new, emerging, and established writers. The winner of this contest will receive book publication, a $1,000 cash award, and ten copies of the book. Prizes will be awarded on publication.
The annual deadline is January 31.
Early bird special: Submit your novel by November 30 and save $5 on the entry fee.
Black Lawrence Press accepts submissions exclusively through our online submission manager, Submittable. We are not able to accept submissions via email or postal mail.
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2021 CRAFT Creative Nonfiction Award Now Open
Guest Judge: Ira Sukrungruang
Closes: December 30, 2021
Guest judge Ira Sukrungruang will select three winning pieces—each of the three writers will be awarded $1,000, publication, and a complete set of Graywolf Press’s The Art Of series. We have an editors’ choice round, too!
Speaker: Stephen J. McGuire
Topic: Challenges of Self-publishing
January 15, 2022, 10 a.m. to Noon
Word of Life Church
6111 South Pointe Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Stephen J. McGuire, retired Chief Judge of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), wrote Prior Restraint, a political thriller.
Steve will discuss how he wrote the book, challenges of self-publishing, and his inside perspective about DC which influenced the storyline. Steve will also provide tips on how self-publishers can market their books.
Prior Restraint--America’s most famous news anchor is brutally murdered by terrorists on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC and the entire media establishment is paralyzed by the fear of who may be next. Seemingly overnight, a pernicious wave of self-censorship grips the airways and no one dares to further criticize religious fanaticism. When a leading newspaper columnist and her editor are soon thereafter kidnapped and murdered in New York, the media hysteria reaches a frenzy.
When Chief Judge of FTC, Steve presided over well-publicized, antitrust enforcement proceedings. He was honored by President George W. Bush for his service to the nation’s judiciary and received the FTC’s Distinguished Service Award. Now a full-time resident of Naples, Steve has been coming to the area since the mid-1980s. He has traveled extensively to over 65 countries, including memorable trips to Africa, India, Vietnam and Japan. He and his wife Doris taught English to high school students in the Fujian Province of China in July 2019. His letter on the culture and lifestyle of Havana, Cuba was published by Cigar Aficionado magazine. In addition to writing, he enjoys classic cars, fine wine, and sharing life with his wife Doris, their golden retriever, Henry, and their mini goldendoodle, Alftie.
More about Steve
Author DL Havlin announces the release of “Christmas Cookies Mysteries” an anthology of short stories that accompanies the Oak Ridge Boys’ album Christmas Cookies. He is one of fourteen authors contributing stories to the book…including Joe Bonsall one of the “Oaks.”
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M. E. Roche’s new book, The South Spit Murders, will be release November 15, 2021.
It’s during the early morning hours on a rainy night when the sound of gunshots brings sheriff’s detectives to a lone campsite on the south spit—that remote strip of land separating the Pacific Ocean from William’s Bay. There they discover three, seemingly unrelated murder victims and a case taking them from the seedier areas of their town to those of the most affluent, where hostility, greed, and jealousy seems to drive each of their suspects to act.