Established to recognise and encourage creative writing and provide a platform for publication, this short story award is open to original and previously unpublished short stories in the English language by a writer of any nationality, living anywhere in the world. Stories submitted must be on the theme of ‘Courage’ and not exceed the maximum of 1,500 words. Writers can submit as many entries as they wish.
It is not a requirement, but is advisable to refer to Anthology magazine or purchase a copy before submitting your work, so that you can see the type of material we publish. Subscriptions and single copies are available to purchase through our online shop.
The winner will receive a €500 cash prize and the chance to see their work published in a future issue of Anthology. The winner will also receive a four-issue subscription to Anthology.
Submission Deadline & Entry Fees:
Early Bird: 30 April 2022 – €10 per story
Deadline: 31 August 2022 – €15 per story
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Each year Black Lawrence Press will award The Big Moose Prize for an unpublished novel.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.
Click here to submit
Speaker: Stephen J. McGuire
Topic: Challenges of Self-publishing
January 15, 2022, 10 a.m. to Noon
Zoom and in-person meeting.
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.
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.