CSU, Chico’s literary publications—Watershed Review and Flume Press—are now open for submissions. After a decade-long hiatus, we’re excited to bring back the annual Flume Press Chapbook Contest, accepting work in poetry, prose, and hybrid forms.
Our 22nd Annual Taos Storytelling Festival features a two hour workshop by Cisco Guevara on “The Art of Storytelling,” a free community story swap, and an evening of ten featured tellers competing for cash prizes on the theme of “Transformations.” Judges are Cisco Guevara, Sarah Malone, & David McDonnell. For registration and schedule view our website, call 575-758-0081, or send us an email.
Caesura Poetry Workshop aims to inspire, educate, and energize poets of all backgrounds through affordable Zoom workshops hosted by award-winning poet John Sibley Williams. Workshops include poem analysis, group discussion, writing prompts, poem critiques, and writing time. Come join our growing community! 1-1 personalized workshops, coaching, and manuscript critiques to keep you writing and inspired also available. More information here.
2021 Deadline is December 15
The 20th Gival Press Poetry Award, with a prize of $1,000 plus book publication in 2022, deadline is December 15, 2021. Original, unpublished manuscripts of 45+ pages in any style are acceptable. Visit: Submittable for complete details, to pay $20 reading fee, and to upload your manuscript.
This year’s co-winners were Judy Juanita of Oakland, CA. and Schuyler Dickson of Houlka, MS. Their respective books will come out in June. The deadline for the new contest is December 31. Please see our website for details. And see our forthcoming books, also. Credit cards accepted.
TCW is especially inviting artwork to grace the next cover and interior sections of Volume 36 under the 2021 theme: “Disruption, Disguise and Illuminations.” Increasingly, as history meets day to day experiences, epiphanies unfold. And as we self-interrogate the disruption motifs in many of these illuminations, the roots of prevailing disruptions emerge, complicated by disguise. We’re exploring the widest permutations.
MFA in Creative Writing at UNCG
Application deadline: January 1, 2022
UNC Greensboro’s MFA is a two-year residency program offering fully funded assistantships with stipends. Students work closely with faculty in one-on-one tutorials and develop their craft in a lifelong community of writers. UNCG offers courses in poetry, fiction, publishing, and creative nonfiction, plus opportunities in college teaching and editorial work for The Greensboro Review. More at our website.
Deadline: October 30, 2021
Submit your best essays taking on the problems of today, and the potential of tomorrow. Whether hopeful or despairing, the strongest essays will find their way into publication, and the contest winner earns both Pangyrus publication and a prize of $1,000. OUR JUDGE is Jabari Asim, an accomplished poet, playwright, and writer.
Magical Realism from Madville Publishing
A narcoleptic child in a fantastical world where dead grandmothers come to visit and witch doctors prescribe waking concoctions. Sibling rivalry and secrets propel this story in which the fate of the family rests on the shoulders of a child, Alegría.
Deadline: September 30, 2021
Submit published or unpublished poems to the 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. Fee: $15 for 1-2 poems.
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.
View the full NewPages August 2021 eLitPak newsletter.