New Submission Opportunities & Great Literature
NewPages Newsletter - Issue 73
News from NewPages
May 1 is next Monday. Don’t forget to check out the NewPages Big List of Writing Contests for upcoming deadlines in May so you don’t miss out on any May deadlines. Speaking of May deadlines, New Letters’ annual literary awards closes to entries on May 22. Kings River Review is now open to submissions for the Fall 2023 issue through October 15. Their journal publishes the work of 2-year college students. Meanwhile, Nobody’s Home: Modern Southern Folklore is now officially open to submissions to update their online anthology through June 15. Able Muse’s contests may be over, but don’t forget general submissions are still open through July 15.
Remember you have until April 30 to apply to attend the inaugural Tremont Writers Conference taking place this October in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. If you are unable to travel to attend a conference, Caesura Poetry Workshop offers affordable online monthly workshops. Use code WEBSITE to get 20% off your first class.
Learn more about these opportunities and discover even more at the end of this newsletter. If you are a free subscriber, consider upgrading to a paid subscription today to gain access to the calls, contests, and upcoming events, the majority before they go live on our website!
Feeling uninspired or just looking for some excellent literature? Stop by the NewPages Magazine Stand to catch up on the latest issues of great journals. Tunisian photographer Houcine Ncib’s work graces the cover of Apple Valley Review’s Spring 2023 issue featuring work translated into English from Italian, Hungarian, and French. West Trade Review Volume 14 features work by Emily Hall, Robert Wood Lynn, Kimberly Ann Priest, and Nika Novich just to name a few contributors.
Online journal Terrain.org publishes work on a rolling basis. In celebration of National Poetry Month, they are offering readers poetry by Pattiann Rogers, Judy Halebsky, Forrest Gander, and so much more. Club Plum Volume 4.2 carries the weight of knowing the ones we love are often out of reach. Contributors include Narisma, Foster Trecost, Elizabeth Horton, Carolyn Schlam, and more.
Keep coming back to the Magazine Stand throughout the week to discover the Winter 2022-23 issue of Blue Collar Review, the Spring/Summer 2023 issue of Humana Obscura, and the May 2023 issue of World Literature Today. Plus, enjoy a New Lit on the Block introduction to Ergi Press.
Dive into new and forthcoming titles from independent and university presses on the NewPages Book Stand. Let us help you build your reading lists! In Deep is Judith Sanders’ debut poetry collection which shifts deftly among registers of language. Daniel Klawitter’s Where Sunday Used to Be is a poetry collection presenting a masterful and contemporary twist on a beloved poetic tradition that employs the tools of meter, rhyme, and rhythm.
Danielle Pierrattie’s poetry collection Approximate Body reflects upon the domestic life with equal parts cynicism, nostalgia, and grief while Jenny Sadre-Orafai’s prose poetry collection Dear Outsiders explores how we are part of and stranger to our environments and our families.
String by Matthew Thorburn is a book-length sequence of poems telling the story of a teenage boy’s experiences in a time of war and its aftermath. EastOver Press has published The EastOver Anthology of Rural Stories, 2023: Writers of Color edited by Keith Pilapil Lesmeister. This collection features stories from deep in the heart of America’s rural spaces tackling living the urban-rural divide.
Robert Thomas explores love and jealousy in his collection of eight nontraditional sonnets: Sonnets with Two Torches and One Cliff. Assotto Saint’s Sacred Spells: Collected Works is due out from Nightboat Books in August. The collection features plays, poetry, fiction, and performance texts. Saint draws upon music and incantation, his Haitian heritage, and a politics of liberation.
Posting to the Book Stand this week find books by Deborah Pope, Catherine Pritchard Childress, the journal of William F. Lorenz, and Roz Weedman and Susan Todd’s book with chapter illustrations by Lane Trabalka.
Stay caught up at our blog. There you can take in short reviews, contest & book award winners, book & literary magazine news, new issues of literary magazines, new and forthcoming titles, and cultural & political news.
Get even more reading recommendations from our reviewers. Jami Macarty tackles Hajar Hussaini’s Disbound which is “written out of profound disconnection…and is a radical act to rebound and rebind after disbound.”
If you’re interested in seeing your own review featured on our blog, please check out our revised guidelines and consider submitting to NewPages today. It’s free.
Below are this week’s writing contests, calls for submissions, and literary and writing events. Enjoy 17 opportunities to get your work published or to enhance your writing craft. Please note: only paid subscribers get access to this information! You can become a paid subscriber for only $5 a month and get early access to submission opportunities and events before they go live on our site.