May 2022 eLitPak
New titles, calls for submissions, writing contests, and summer 2022 writing events
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Reserve your spot in an upcoming NewPages eLitPak. Reach our 3,500+ newsletter subscribers and have your flier PDF promoted on our blog and on our social media to our 30,000+ followers. Now accepting reservations for our June 2022 through December 2022 eLitPaks.
North Street Book Prize for Self-Published Books
Winning Writers will award a grand prize of $8,000 in its eighth annual North Street competition, and $16,750 in all. The top eight winners will enjoy additional benefits from our co-sponsors BookBaby and Carolyn Howard-Johnson. Gifts for everyone who enters. Submit books published in any year and on any self-publishing platform. $70 entry fee. Enter online or by mail by June 30. Learn more at our website.
CARVE Critiques and Editorial Services
Carve offers critiques for prose on a per-word and for poetry on a per-page basis. Get a candid assessment of what’s working, what isn’t, and push your writing one step closer to publication. We also offer in-depth editorial services via Limpede Ink. Visit website.
6th Annual Taos Writer Conference
Join us in the beautiful Taos, New Mexico, for an award-winning writers conference over the weekend of 7/29-7/31/22 for over twenty workshops in every genre and keynote speaker/author: Ana Castillo. Confirmed faculty include Leeanna Torres, Don Cellini, EJ Levy, T.J. English, Juan Morales, Connie Josefs, Amy Beeder, and many more. For further information visit website, call 575-758-0081, or email.
Flying South 2022 Annual Competition & Publication - Last Call!
$2,000 in prizes. From March 1 to May 31, Flying South 2022 will be accepting entries for prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry. Best in Category winners will be published and receive $500 each. The WSW President's award winner will win an additional $500. All entries will be considered for publication. For full details, please visit our website.
Submit to The 2023 Off the Grid Poetry Prize
The Off the Grid Poetry Prize recognizes the work of older poets, highlighting important contemporary voices in American poetry. Each year a winner is awarded $1,000 and publication. Contest runs from May 1 – August 31, 2022. Garrett Hongo will judge. Find full guidelines here.
Two Great Titles from Livingston Press
Get your copies of George H. Wolfe's novel Aftershock, set at the architecture school at the University of Alabama, and Patricia Taylor's Zero to Ten: Nursing on the Floor which incorporates over forty years of nursing experience as she moves from joy to frustration to devastation. View flyer for more information. Visit website.
Bellevue Literary Review Prizes
The annual BLR Prizes award outstanding writing related to themes of health, healing, illness, the mind, and the body. Winners are published in the spring issue of BLR. For each genre, first prize is $1000 and honorable mention is $250. Submit your best poetry, fiction and nonfiction through July 1. Visit website.
Muddy Backroads: Stories from off the Beaten Path
Our editors asked for stories that moved away from the norms of daily life to explore the side roads that take us away from the known. What do the characters do when they step away from what’s seen as normal or usual? What happens when they find themselves in unexpected situations or locations? Visit website.
WCSU MFA in Creative and Professional Writing – 2022 Housatonic Book Awards
The MFA in Creative and Professional Writing at Western Connecticut State University is now accepting all books published in 2021 for the 2022 Housatonic Book Awards. Open to fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young adult/middle grade. Winners receive $1,500 and an invitation to our summer or winter residency. See our website for past winners and submission details.
Divot Reading Work for Summer Issues
Divot reads on a rolling basis and is currently reading poetry for our summer issues! Please send us your best work. We would love to read up to 6 poems. Also, check out our Divot Poetry Chapbook Contest ending June 15, 2022. See our submission and contest guidelines. We can't wait to hear from you! Visit website.
Join us for the Willow Writers Retreat in Hermann, MO this Summer! July 10-14.
Time to write! Sumptuous breakfasts, yoga, wineries. Discussions led by Susan Isaak Lolis, a published and award-winning writer. Topics include: Writing Strong Characters; Creating a Sense of Place; Believable Dialogue. Before May 31: $350.00; Before June 15: $400.00; After June 15: $450.00. Accommodations separate, contact the Inn at Hermanhoff for reduced rate: (573) 486-5199. Visit website or call (954) 806-3878.
2022 Marguerite McGlinn Fiction Contest, First Place: $2,500!
Our contest this year will be judged by author and critic, Camille Acker. We’re looking for previously unpublished fiction of up to 8,000 words. The deadline is June 15, 2022. First place is $2,500 with an invitation to an awards dinner. Second place $750. Third place $500. The winning stories will be published in the Fall print issue of Philadelphia Stories, with all entrants receiving a complimentary copy. All authors currently residing in the United States are eligible. $15 fee. We can’t wait to read your stories! Visit website.