Black Lawrence Press seeks innovative, electrifying, and thoroughly intoxicating manuscripts that ensnare themselves in our hearts and minds and won’t let go. During our June and November Open Reading Periods, we accept submissions in the following categories: novel, novella, short story collection (full-length and chapbook), poetry (full-length and chapbook), biography & cultural studies, translation (from the German), and creative nonfiction. We are now also accepting proposals for anthologies.
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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GCWA Contest Winners — 2022
Fiction/Children’s Stories (these categories were combined and judged together according to our guidelines, due to the low number of entries in each.
1st — Leah Miller — Terror in December (Children’s Stories)
2nd — Mary Charles — Counterculture ( Fiction)
3rd — Nancy Leake — Susie Spider Looks for a Friend (Children’s Stories)
1st — Deborah Burghardt — Dream Your Ink
2nd — Diane Parnell — A Slip of the Scalpel
3rd — Sally Basmajian — The Field
1st — Megan Dalziel — Maritime Muse
2nd — Debbie Watz — Bayou Sunset
3rd — Paul Anthony — Minimum Wage-Brianna
1st — Nishini Fernando — Life is for the Living
2nd — Ryan Lee — A Soldier During the Great War
3rd — Keven Lacayo — Death
Our April 7th broadcast today on NPR WGCU was a great success and in my opinion one of the best group poetry programs I’ve ever heard or participated in.
The poets and poetry were superb and the moderating by John Davis was masterful. I recommend you share the link below with your family and friends.
Kaleidoscope WoJo™ is happy to introduce the New Writers’ Launchpad
The Launchpad is the place where new, emerging women writers can experience having their work published on the Kaleidoscope WoJo™ website. This is a service Kaleidoscope offers to new writers to encourage the practice of submitting their work. Sometimes the hardest step for a new writer is getting beyond the place of self-criticism. Often that comes in the form of never actually sending their work out into the world. The Launchpad wants to be a place where you can grow your confidence by seeing your work published in a place where other writers gather.
For a nominal fee you can expect the following:
- Your essay will be published on our website in the Launchpad section
- We will publish your bio
- If you have other social media accounts, we will link your published story to them
- We will publish a picture of your smiling, serious or brooding face
- If you would like feedback on the piece you send to us, we will provide
Kaleidoscope WoJo Team
Marianne, Deb and Tom
Murder, She Wrote Debonair in Death, the fifty-fourth book in the long running series featuring Jessica Fletcher is now available in hardcover, e-format and audio. Terrie Farley Moran is delighted that Murder, She Wrote Killer on the Court will follow in May, 2022.
Please share this opportunity with your members & alumni to submit to The Moderate Review, a newly established online journal showcasing some of the hottest emerging literary talents. We invite your words and voices to the ongoing creative discussion.
The Moderate accepts creative text (fiction, poetry, screenplays), zeitgeisty essays, reviews, and interviews as well as visual art such as painting, sculpture, and photography. We especially seek work that interfaces with the current moment.
We are currently accepting submissions on a rolling basis.
Submissions should be sent as a word attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org with “A Moderate Submission” in the subject line. There are no word limits, guidelines, or restrictions. However, all submissions must be original work and not previously published.
GCWA 2021 Writing Contest Winners
1st — K.J. (Kathy) Boyd — Too Many Kids
2nd — Mariah Julio — Where is Everything?
3rd — Nancy Leake — Sammy Snail’s Wild Ride
1st — Vic Larson — Drafted
2nd — Carol Light — A Tough Nut to Crack
3rd — Pat McAnulty — The White Side of Aurora
1st — Jeanne Meeks — Ode to Otis
2nd — Geneva Kelly — Ready or Not
3rd — Alina Steele — Mrs. Murphy
1st — Jeannette Batko — Critique-Mystique
2nd — Maya Fleischmann — Patience Stillwater’s Sestina
3rd — Teresa Falsani — A Single Dolphin
Poetry — Christopher Kozlowski — Silencing the Star of David
Fiction — Samadhi Salazar — The Mother of All Natures
Nonfiction — Nishini Fernando — The Wicked Wall of Water
PayPal $5.00 for non-members to attend GCWA monthly meeting.
If you are a GCWA member or affiliate member, meetings are free.