2021 Events

Weekly Round-up of Calls & Contests :: December 17, 2021

Next week is already Christmas. The week after the end of December. Where has 2021 gone? Get caught up with the submission opportunities and craft advancement opportunities featured on NewPages this past week to help keep end your 2021 strong and start your 2022 equally as strong.

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Weekly Round-up of Calls & Contests :: December 10, 2021

In case you missed the news, our weekly NewPages Newsletter has officially moved to Substack. Don’t forget to subscribe today so you get our next newsletter delivered straight to your inbox on Monday and our monthly eLitPak delivered to you on Wednesday. If you missed out on the submission opportunities, new titles, and craft advancement opportunities featured on NewPages this week, you’re in luck. They are rounded up here for you.

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Weekly Round-up of Calls & Contests :: December 3, 2021

Happy December! The year is nearly over with. Hopefully you have been able to keep up with your writing and submission goals. Take a look at the submission and craft advancement opportunities featured on NewPages this past week to help. Newsletter subscribers get an early peek, so subscribe today!

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Event :: Get Your Tickets for the 2022 Virtual Palm Beach Poetry Festival

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18th Annual Virtual Palm Beach Poetry Festival is taking place January 10-15, 2022. Focus on your work with America’s most engaging and award-winning poets. Workshops with Kim Addonizio, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Chard deNiord, Mark Doty, Yona Harvey, John Murillo, Matthew Olzmann, and Diane Seuss. One-On-One Conferences with Lorna Blake, Sally Bliumis Dunn, Nickole Brown, Jessica Jacobs, and Angela Narciso Torres. A special Craft Talk by Kwame Dawes, Special Guest Poet, Yusef Komunyakaa. Poet-at-Large, Aimee Nezhukumatathil. To find out more, visit www.palmbeachpoetryfestival.org. There’s still time to purchase tickets to individual events and apply for a one-on-one conference!

Event :: Still Time to Register for a Workshop at the 18th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival

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18th Annual Virtual Palm Beach Poetry Festival is taking place January 10-15, 2022. Focus on your work with America’s most engaging and award-winning poets. Workshops with Kim Addonizio, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Chard deNiord, Mark Doty, Yona Harvey, John Murillo, Matthew Olzmann, and Diane Seuss. One-On-One Conferences with Lorna Blake, Sally Bliumis Dunn, Nickole Brown, Jessica Jacobs, and Angela Narciso Torres. A special Craft Talk by Kwame Dawes, Special Guest Poet, Yusef Komunyakaa. Poet-at-Large, Aimee Nezhukumatathil. To find out more, visit www.palmbeachpoetryfestival.org. Apply to attend a workshop by November 15!

October 2021 eLitPak :: 18th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival

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Virtual festival takes place January 10-15, 2022. Focus on your work with America’s most engaging and award-winning poets. Workshops with Kim Addonizio, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Chard deNiord, Mark Doty, Yona Harvey, John Murillo, Matthew Olzmann, and Diane Seuss. Apply to attend a workshop by November 15. Special Craft Talk by Kwame Dawes, Special Guest Poet Yusef Komunyakaa. Poet-at-Large, Aimee Nezhukumatathil. Find out more at our website.

View the full October 2021 eLitPak Newsletter.

Event :: 2021 Red Clay Writers Virtual Conference

Registration Deadline: November 12, 2021
Event Dates: November 13–14, 2021
Location: Virtual
Join us on November 13th and 14th for the Red Clay Writers Virtual Conference! The online two-day conference features writing workshops and craft talks for poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, screenwriters, children’s book authors, and young adult novelists. Some of this year’s faculty include Jose Hernandez Diaz, Laekan Zea Kemp, Megan Harlan, and Jakob Guanzon. The keynote will be given by Anna Qu, author of Made in China: A Memoir of Love and Labor. Conference registration is $80 ($50 for students) now through November 12th. Please visit the website for more information.

Carve’s Short Story Writing: Fundamentals Starts Monday, September 13

And there’s still time to register! The Short Story Writing: Fundamentals class consists of five lessons: Character & Plot, Point of View, Dialogue, Inner Monologue, and Description. The best part is that each weekly lesson can be completed on your own schedule.

The lessons also include detailed explanations, examples, Carve short stories to read and respond to, and up to two short writing exercises. You are also expected to provide peer feedback to at least two other students (minimum of 5 students required for the class).

The class will run September 13 through October 21. If you’re interested, register here.

If you are interested more in help with Techniques, their next class for that starts October 25th.

Event :: Free Writing Classes Through September 30

Play on the Page Free Writing Classes 2021Deadline: Rolling
Have fun with your writing practice with our free classes: Free Your Writing Flow and Start with Sparks! Play on the Page is teaching writers how to tweak their writing attitudes and strategies to create joyful, ongoing, productive writing lives. Thanks to an Individual Artists Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, our summer classes are free to all through September 30, 2021! Learn more and register at www.playonthepage.com. Let’s play!

August 2021 eLitPak :: Perfecting the Manuscript

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An Online Manuscript Conference for Poets

Jeffrey Levine and Kristina Marie Darling invite you to join Tupelo Press’ expertly-designed online poetry manuscript conference. We will meet in small, intimate groups. You will be guided through the craft of transforming your manuscript into a book that coheres and sings! At the end, you’ll have a readied manuscript, a publication plan, and a community of fellow poets. Rolling registration.

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