AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR JOURNALISTS AND AUTHORS (ASJA), provides links to RESOURCES FOR WRITERS IN FINANCIAL NEED OR NEEDING HEALTH INSURANCE. “Financial assistance available and guidelines for eligibility vary, see individual programs for details. Assistance is often on an emergency basis and for living/medical expenses related to an immediate crisis, not for funding a new project. Writer-specific programs usually require demonstrated professional writing experience. Regional assistance usually requires residence/work in that area.” Link to ASJA HERE.
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE FESTIVAL, DUBLIN 21-29 May 2016 DETAILS HERE
HOW TO BE AN ARTIST AND NOT LOSE YOU MIND, Bronx Museum of Arts, Friday, May 20, 6:30pm to 9:00pm How to be an Artist and Not Lose your Mind is a one-night workshop run by artist William Lee (Master Lee) for artists, writers, musicians, actors, and performers. Details HERE
BACK TO THE FUTURE: CUBAN SCI-FI NOW, Words Without Borders event at The Bronx Museum of Arts, Wednesday, May 25, 7 p.m. “Discover the world of Cuban science fiction at a bilingual reading with Anabel Enríquez Piñeiro, Erick J. Mota, and Yoss, whose far-out work is featured in the May issue of Words without Borders edited by Esther Allen and Hillary Gulley. Deji Olukotun (Nigerians in Space) will moderate a discussion about this exciting literary frontier that adds new dimensions to our perception of the island nation. Reception to follow.” Details HERE
THE GREAT INDIAN POETRY COLLECTIVE POETS PRIZE Deadline: May 15, 2016 Guest Judge: Arundhathi Subramaniam, Guidelines for The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective’s Emerging Poets Prize & Editor’s Choice Award “The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective is a mentorship model literary press, bringing new poetic voices from India to the world. We are a not-for-profit, shared work literary press publishing and promoting poets with a connection to India/Indian diaspora. The Emerging Poets Prize will help nurture and bring out new poetic voices from India, the diaspora and those that have a meaningful connection to India.” DETAILS HERE
GLIMMER TRAIN New Writer Award: 1st place $2,500, and publication. “Open only to emerging writers whose fiction has not appeared in any print publication with a circulation over 5,000.
“The 1st-place winner will be published in Glimmer Train and will receive 10 copies of that issue. Second-and 3rd-place win $500/$300, respectively, or, if accepted for publication, $700. Winners and finalists will be announced in the September 1 bulletin, and contacted directly the previous week.
“Most submissions run 1,500 – 6,000 words, but stories as long as 12,000 words are fine. Writing Guidelines” Deadline 6/30. Details HERE
SECOND LIGHT POETRY COMPETITION FOR LONG AND SHORT POEMS BY WOMEN 2016 – JUDGE ALISON BRACKENBURY will read all submitted entries. Brackenbury’s work has received an Eric Gregory and a Cholmondeley Award. She has appeared on many BBC Radio poetry programmes, most recently on Radio 4 in July 2014. Her 8th collection is Then and her 9th collection, Skies, was published this year (both Carcanet). RULES & ENTRY HERE
£300 First Prize for each of Long (no upper limit) and Short (max 50 lines) poems
£150 Second Prize (1 poem from either category)
£75 Third Prize (1 poem from either category)
Winning & Commended Poets published (in full or extract) in ARTEMISpoetry
A London reading for winners.
Entry: £6 each per long poem. Short poems: £4 each or £9 for 3, £14 for 8. Enter by post (2 copies) or online.
**Members are entitled to one free entry into the competition. Join now to be eligible. MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION HERE**
CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS
BETWEEN WORLDS (fledgling publication) calls for submissions of Short Stories including flash fiction. Details HERE
ARC POETRY MAGAZINE will be accepting unsolicited manuscripts through June 1st. Arc’s 2016 annual themed issue is “Art In The End Times” DETAILS HERE
BARE HANDS POETRY accepts poetry and photography. DETAILS HERE
THE BeZINE (HERE) theme or May is The Books That Changed Our Lives. Submit one or two paragraphs on a book that changed your life and why and include a two line bio. Submission Guidelines HERE. Mission Statement HERE. Submit via email: firstname.lastname@example.org DEADLINE MAY 10
COPYRIGHTLAWS.COM, copyright, licensing, digital property. “For 18 years, Copyrightlaws.com has been the portal for copyright and licensing information for creators, owners, distributors, and consumers of content.” MORE
WORDS WITHOUT BORDERS (HERE) “has as won The 2016 London Book Fair/Publishers Weekly Literary Translation Initiative Award! Founding editor Samantha Schnee and editorial director Susan Harris were at the ceremony to receive the award. “One of the London Book Fair International Excellence Awards, the Literary Translation Initiative Award celebrates organizations that have succeeded in raising the profile of literature in translation, promoting literary translators, and encouraging new translators and translated works.”
- THE CREATIVE NEXUS™ arts aggregate publishes a new edition weekly HERE
- SAVANNAH BOOK FESTIVAL is February 16-19, 2017, keep watching their site for details.
- 100,000 POETS FOR CHANGE (100TPC) registration is HERE if you want to organize an event in your area
- THE BeZINE submission guidelines HERE
- SECOND LIGHT NETWORK OF WOMEN POETS submission guidelines for ARTEMISpoetry HERE
THE POET BY DAY SUNDAY POESY
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