September 2022 eLitPak :: Madville has Two Open Calls for Submissions in September

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Madville Publishing currently has two open calls for submissions, The Second Annual Arthur Smith Poetry Prize for a full length poetry collection closes September 30, and the Sticks & Bricks: Stories from the Wrong Side of Town Anthology closes November 30, 2022. Visit our site and view our flyer for more information.

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September 2022 eLitPak :: 2022 Permafrost Book Prize in Nonfiction

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Deadline: October 1
The annual Permafrost Book Prize is open for submissions. Sponsored by Permafrost, the northernmost literary magazine in the U.S., the prize is awarded in alternate years in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. In 2022, the prize will be awarded for nonfiction. Judge: Joy Castro. The winner of the contest will receive $1,000 and publication by the University of Alaska Press. Visit our website or view our flyer to learn more.

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September 2022 eLitPak :: 24th Annual Taos Storytelling Festival

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Registration Deadline: October 15, 2022
Featuring headliners Carmen Agra Deedy, Sarah “Juba” Addison and local legend, Cisco Guevara at the main show on 10/15/22 at 7pm at the TCA, Taos, NM. Other events include community storytelling, storyswap, storytelling workshop, and a children’s performance at an elementary school. Come, tell a story, hear a story, laugh, cry and be entertained. FMI, go to our online schedule or call SOMOS, 575-758-0081. View flyer to learn more.

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September 2022 eLitPak :: Todos Santos Writers Workshop 10th Anniversary

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The Todos Santos Writers Workshop is thrilled to announce our 10th anniversary session, JANUARY 28 – FEBRUARY 5. Join us for a week of workshops, craft talks, fiestas, and camaraderie in our pueblo magico by the sea. Faculty: Christopher Merrill, Leigh Newman, Jeanne McCulloch, Karen Karbo, and Rex Weiner. Open to writers in all genres and at all levels. For more information and to register, please go to our website. Register with early bird discount before October 15. View flyer to learn more.

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September 2022 eLitPak :: The 32nd Annual Missouri Review Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize

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Deadline: October 1
The Missouri Review invites entries for its 32nd annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize. Winners receive $5000, publication, and promotion. Submit fiction or nonfiction entries up to 8,500 words, or up to 10 pages of poems. Enter online or by mail. All entries considered for publication. Regular entry fee: $25. All-Access entry fee: $30. Guidelines and further info here.

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September 2022 eLitPak :: Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest – Last Call!

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Submit published or unpublished poems to the 20th annual Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest sponsored by Winning Writers and co-sponsored by Duotrope. We will award $3,000 for the best poem in any style and $3,000 for the best poem that rhymes or has a traditional style. The top 12 poems will be published online. Final judge: S. Mei Sheng Frazier. Deadline: September 30. Fee: $20 for 1-3 poems. View flyer to learn more.

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September 2022 eLitPak :: Our Lady of the Lake University Online MFA & MA Programs

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Our Lady of the Lake University’s 100% online Master of Arts-Master of Fine Arts (MA-MFA) and Master of Arts (MA) in Literature, Creative Writing, and Social Justice prepare critically engaged and socially aware scholars, writers, educators, and professionals. This nationally unique, virtual program combines creativity with practical skills and critical knowledge, while keeping in mind the pursuit of social justice. View flier or visit website to learn more.

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Where to Submit Round-up: September 16, 2022

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With more mild weather, it’s definitely a good time to take a blanket, a light sweater, a cup of coffee or tea and heat outside with your notebook and pen to write and edit. Or grab your laptop and get working on your submission goals.

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New Book :: Writing While Parenting

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Writing While Parenting
Essays by Ben Berman
Able Muse Press, March 2023

Ben Berman’s Writing While Parenting explores what it means to pursue one’s creative passions while also raising a family, how having children can make us more vulnerable and imaginative as artists. Given how hectic parenting is, it is possible to balance a career and family let alone find two minutes to pee without someone tugging your leg and asking to watch you make bubbles? How do we possibly find the time or energy to be creative? Spanning five years, these essays range from humorous beginnings (the seven-year-old daughter complaining that she just got kicked in the weenie) to more serious moments (finding two swastikas etched into the slide at the playground, a few blocks down the street from the family home). No matter the genesis, each piece examines the overlaps and dissonance between the creative life and the procreative one. This is a witty, inspired, and illuminating collection for the writer and/or the parent.