WTAW PRESS is a nonprofit “founded and directed by Peg Alford Pursell, that supports the artistic development of writers, fosters a thriving literary community, and inspires a passion for literature through publishing books and through providing its national neighborhood of premiere live author readings, Why There Are Words Literary Reading Series.” It is currently open to submission by established and emerging writers of full-length books (fiction, nonfiction and essays). $28 submission fee. Details HERE.
CAPUTLET MAG, a far cry from Verona is a lit mag for women by women; i.e., young Juliets. It “seeks balcony dreamers, lark singers, and late-night readers [and publishes] …. fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art.” Demographic restriction: woman between the ages of 15 and 29. Submission guidelines HERE.
LITTLE LEO, an online publication, is open to submissions of poetry and flash fiction. Details HERE.
ESRA MAGAZINE, Israel’s Community Forum welcomes feature articles and stories “with a wide interest.” Submit up to 1,500 words HERE. (Note: Though the editorial board doesn’t say it, I would remind you to as always read two or three issues of any magazine to which you want to submit your work. Only in that way will you know that you are on target.)
RELEVANT MAGAZINE “covers faith, culture and intentional life… readership is culturally savvy, mainly Christian 20 and 30 somethings…” How to submit and pitch HERE.
TONGUES & GROOVES PROSE POEM PRIZE 2018 (Poetry and Music in Portsmouth and Southsea) offers three prizes with cash awards. Submission fee. Closes January 1, 2018. Details HERE. (Thanks to Michael Dickel.)
WOW! (Women on Writing) Summer 2017 Contest closes on August 31 for flash fiction. Publication and cash awards. $10 submission fee. Guest judge, Quressa Robinson. Details HERE. (Note: they will accept stories you’ve already published.)
2017 BOOK PIPELINE COMPETITION “seeks material for film or television adaption. Open to writers worldwide, the contest accepts any genre, fictin or non-fiction. Published and unpublished works are both acceptable.” Grand prize is $10,000 and circulation to production companies. $65 entry fee. Entries may include: novels, non-fiction, plays, graphic novels and comics, book proposals or pitches (fiction or nonfiction) and short stories. Deadline: November 1, 2017. Details HERE. Winners are scheduled to be announced in early March 2018.
THE 27TH ANNUAL JEFFREY E. SMITH EDITORS’ PRIZE for fiction, nonficton and poetry. Publication, cash awards ($5k US) and reception and reading. Fiction and nonfiction to 8,500 words, poems up to 10 pages. Entry fee $22. Deadline October 2, 2017. Details HERE.
- POETRY MARATHON January 1, 2018, St. Mark’s Church, The Bowery, NYC, 3 p.m. – midnight. Hear 140 poets read. Details HERE.
- SENIOR THESIS READINGS IN POETRY, SCREENWRITING AND TRANSLATION FREE Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. and open to the public. Seniors in the Program in Creative Writing read from their thesis work in poetry, screenwriting and literary translation at Prospect House, located off Chapel Drive between the Princeton University Art Museum and Woolworth Music Center on the Princeton campus.
- WINCHESTER POETRY FESTIVAL and Heritage Days (U.K.), September 9, 2018 at 2 p.m. Details HERE.
OTHER NEWS & INFORMATION
- Another standout issue of The BeZine was published last Monday. The theme was Theatre and it’s been getting rave reviews. Check it out HERE.
- Vegas Stripped: Poetry saved Truth Collective founder’s life, Rachel Aston, Las Vegas Review-Journal
- Have we been taught poetry all wrong?, Elisabeth Flock, PBS.org
- Poetry in Action: Six contemporary poets share the process behind their poems, Eduardo C. Corral, Billy Collins, Jenny Zhang, Marie Howe, Robert Pinsky, Mary Jo Bang
- Michael Lovejoy on his fiction piece Chewing Glass, interview by John Taggerty, The Forge
- Lifesaving Poems: Rutger Kopland’s I Cavalli de Leonardo, Anthony Wilson, Anthony Wilson Poetry
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