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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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!
Live Virtual Classes on Craft, Publishing, and Productivity
Catalyze your writing in 2022 and meet with a success unexpected in common hours. Uncommon Hours 2022 monthly virtual class + generative writing community features 10 live classes on craft, publishing, and productivity. Boost your skills with craft tips; support yourself as a writer with self-care practices; and find out how to query agents, write book proposals, pitch editors, and submit to journals.
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 one-on-one conference by December 1. Special Craft Talk by Kwame Dawes, Special Guest Poet Yusef Komunyakaa. Poet-at-Large, Aimee Nezhukumatathil. Find out more at our website.
Registration Deadline: May 15, 2022 Event Dates: June 12-16, 2022 Location: Delphi Resort Adventure Spa in Leenane, Ireland With Carolyn Dawn Flynn, acclaimed novelist/memoirist and TEDx speaker, and writer-poet Jona Kottler. Let the mythic landscape of Connemara call you to a writing adventure at this enchanted spa resort. For writers of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Participants receive an extensive editorial letter and individual consultations, plus craft talks. Whether you’re writing essays or a book-length memoir, short stories or a novel, this retreat is designed to help you deepen and refine your work-in-progress. You will have time to write at this generative and restorative retreat. Website: www.carolynflynn.com/ireland-retreat-2022/
Application Deadline: December 15, 2021
Event Dates: May 19 – 22, 2022 Location: Brevard, North Carolina
Located in the mountains of western North Carolina, the May 19-22, 2022 Looking Glass Rock Writers’ Conference will explore the theme “A Sense of Place” with faculty Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Alison Hawthorne Deming, and Crystal Wilkinson leading workshops on poetry, nonfiction, and fiction writing. A partnership between the Transylvania County Library and Brevard College, the annual conference consists of writing workshops for select participants and community readings by the workshop leaders. Workshops are limited to 12 participants and scholarships are available. Acceptance is competitive and based on manuscript evaluation. There is no charge to apply. For more information visit www.lgrwc.org.
Deadline: October 6, 2021
Embracing Our Differences is seeking submissions for an outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 50 billboard size images paired with a quotation created by local, national, and international artists and writers. Entries can be no longer than 20 words and should be centered by our theme “enriching lives through diversity and inclusion.” The exhibit is displayed annually at Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota and will be displayed from January 15 – April 10, 2022. A cash award of $1,000 is given for “Best Quotation.” www.embracingourdifferences.org/submit-a-quotation-2022-exhibit/
Application Deadline: September 28, 2021
Applications for A Hotel Room of One’s Own: The Erma Bombeck | Anna Lefler Humorist-in-Residence Program will be accepted Sept. 7-28. Fee: $25. Two emerging humor writers will receive registration, travel and hotel expenses for the March 24-26 Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop, where they will spend two weeks at the University of Dayton Marriott to work on their writing projects. It’s the gift of time to write and free room service. Nancy Cartwright, voice of Bart Simpson, and Mike Reiss, veteran Simpsons writer, will choose two winners. Package value: approximately $5,000. Experience: priceless. Cash prizes for finalists and honorable mentions.