Consultations

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.

Click here to submit

GCWA 2022 Contest Winners

GCWA

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)

Nonfiction:
1st — Deborah Burghardt — Dream Your Ink
2nd — Diane Parnell — A Slip of the Scalpel
3rd — Sally Basmajian — The Field

Poetry:
1st — Megan Dalziel — Maritime Muse
2nd — Debbie Watz — Bayou Sunset
3rd — Paul Anthony — Minimum Wage-Brianna

Youth:
1st — Nishini Fernando — Life is for the Living
2nd — Ryan Lee — A Soldier During the Great War
3rd — Keven Lacayo — Death

Joe Pacheco on NPR

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.

https://news.wgcu.org/show/gulf-coast-life-arts-edition-with-john-davis/2022-04-07/poetryfest-returns-to-sanibel-island

Poetically yours,
Joe Pacheco

KaleidoscopeKaleidoscope 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