Immigrant Writing Series

Black Lawrence Press Immigrant Writing Series

The immigrant narrative is at the heart of the American experiment. However, despite the contributions of immigrants to the cultural, financial, scientific, and artistic makeup of the United States, there is no clear home for new immigrant writings in the United States. To remedy this, Black Lawrence Press proudly announces the Black Lawrence Immigrant Writing Series, an innovative program designed to provide a home for new immigrant writings in the United States and fill a much needed gap in the American literary community. The Series will remain a self-standing body with complete autonomy within Black Lawrence Press, and its editorial and advisory boards will be composed of immigrant writers and/or authors whose works explore the immigrant experience.

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NaNoWriMo

Every story matters.
Let’s start writing yours.

Writing a novel alone can be difficult, even for seasoned writers. NaNoWriMo helps you track your progress, set milestones, connect with other writers in a vast community, and participate in events that are designed to make sure you finish your novel. Oh, and best of all, it’s free!

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WOW! 2021 Flash Fiction Contest

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2021 FLASH FICTION CONTEST

Deadline: 10/31/2021

OVERVIEW:

WOW! hosts a (quarterly) writing contest every three months, and has done so since 2006. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity, great writing, and provide well-rewarded recognition to contestants. The contest is open globally; age is of no matter; and entries must be in English. We are open to all styles and genres of flash fiction, although we do encourage you to take a close look at our guest judge for the season (upper right hand corner) if you are serious about winning. Please make sure you download our Contest Terms & Conditions PDF below for complete guidelines. Get creative, and let’s have some fun! Remember, we only allow for 300 entries, so enter early to ensure your spot. We look forward to reading your work!

WORD COUNT:

Maximum: 750
Minimum: 250

OPEN PROMPT!

That’s right, this is your chance to shine, and get creative. You can write about anything, as long as it’s within the word count and fiction. If you’re feeling inspired, write something new, or dig out those stories you started way back when and tailor them to the word count.

We’re open to any style and genre. So, get creative, and most of all, have fun.

 

WOW! is proud to introduce our newest essay contest! The mission of this contest is to inspire creative nonfiction and provide well-rewarded recognition to contestants. The contest is open globally; age is of no matter; and entries must be in English. Your story must be true, but the way you tell it is your chance to get creative. We are open to all styles of essay—from personal essay to lyric essay to hybrid essay, and beyond! Please make sure you download our Contest Terms & Conditions PDF below for complete guidelines. Get creative and let’s have some fun! We look forward to reading your work!

WORD COUNT:

Maximum: 1000
Minimum: 200

$12 entry fee; critique option for an additional $13. Deadline: October 31, 2021
http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/contest.php#EssayContest

Craft 2021 Flash Fiction Contest

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2021 Flash Fiction Contest is OPEN

Guest Judge: Robert Lopez
Closes: October 31

Three winners will each be awarded:

  • $1,000 and a bundle of the Rose Metal Press Field Guides
  • Publication in CRAFT, with an introduction by Robert Lopez, and an author’s note (craft essay) to accompany the story
  • A micro-interview with our flash fiction section editor, Kristin Tenor
  • We will have editors’ choice selections too

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Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest WINTER 2021 – 2022

The postmark deadline is March 31, 2022

The Winter 2021 -2022 contest is accepting verse and prose entries at this time. The new contest deadline is March 31, 2022. Enter Now! for a chance to win cash prizes totaling $1275.00! Keep writing, creating, and achieving attainable goals, while working toward making your dreams a reality.

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Meeks — The Neighbor’s Wife

The Neighbor’s Wife
by Jeanne Meeks

The neighbor's WifeFIVE STARS on Goodreads.com. “A gripping and heart-warming story of abuse, revenge, and family redemption.”

An elderly WWII veteran finds a reason to live when an abused young woman rents the house next door. Henry Peale fell in love with Maggie sixty years ago and loved her until the day she died. On a bright summer day, he sees her gardening in the yard next door—her golden hair, her long braid, her straw hat.

Excited to join his wife, he calls out to her but is disappointed when the vision turns out to be the new next door neighbor. From afar, Anna Croft brightens Henry’s days. He gardens when she gardens and is rejuvenated and content to be alive.

Long after Henry puts his garden to bed for the winter, Anna shows up at his door barefoot on a snowy night. Her nightgown is torn, her face is battered, and she holds a bloody knife in her hand. Henry decides to take the blame for the stabbing.

Though he knows he was a coward all his life, he makes it his mission to protect the young woman. With the support of Maggie and despite his children’s objections, failing health, and violent nightmares, Henry becomes the hero he was meant to be.

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Black river competition


The Black River 
Chapbook Competition
Fall 2021 contest now open to entries!

The Black River Chapbook Competition is a semi-annual prize from Black Lawrence Press for a chapbook of poems or prose (including fiction, creative non-fiction, lyric essay, and prose hybrid manuscripts). Entries should be between 16 and 36 pages in length. The winner will receive $500 and publication.
Entry deadline for the Fall Competition: October 31, 2021
Black Lawrence Press accepts submissions and payment of the entry fee ($17) exclusively through our online submission manager, Submittable. All entries are read without identifying information by our panel of judges and editors.
Visit us online for complete submission guidelines. Submissions are accepted via Submittable now through October 31. We look forward to reading your work!