NewPages April 2023 eLitPak
Graduate Writing Programs, Writing Contests, Call for Submissions, & 2023 Events
The NewPages eLitPak includes digital flyers from literary magazines, creative writing programs, writing conferences and events, and independent publishers. Discover calls for submissions, writing and book contests, application deadlines, upcoming events, new releases and issue announcements, and more.
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Our Lady of the Lake Online MFA & MA Programs
Our Lady of the Lake University’s 100% online Master of Arts-Master of Fine Arts (MA-MFA) and Master of Arts (MA) in Literature, Creative Writing, and Social Justice prepare critically engaged and socially aware scholars, writers, educators, and professionals. This nationally unique, virtual program combines creativity with practical skills and critical knowledge, while keeping in mind the pursuit of social justice. View flyer or visit website to learn more.
Last Call for the Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest
Winning Writers' 31st annual Fiction & Essay Contest has an April 30 deadline. Submit published or unpublished work. Max 6,000 words. Prizes: 2 X $3,000, 10 X $300. Top 12 entries published online. Entry fee: $22. Final judge: Mina Manchester. Co-sponsored by Duotrope and recommended by Reedsy. See guidelines and enter online on our website.
Tremont Writers Conference in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Application Deadline: April 30, 2023
Applications are open for the Tremont Writers Workshop, a five-day experience for a select group inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Join renowned author workshop leaders Frank X Walker (poetry), Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle (fiction), Janet McCue (nonfiction), and guest novelist Richard Powers for a writers conference like no other. Apply here. View full flyer.
7th Annual Taos Writers Conference
Come to beautiful Taos, New Mexico to attend the 7th Annual Taos Writers Conference 7/7/23-7/9/23. Our keynote speaker, Tommy Orange, author of There There will be joined by twenty other faculty members offering workshops in every genre including poetry, fiction, memoir, and creative nonfiction. Noted faculty include Ariel Gore, Jamie Figueroa, and Valerie Martinez. FMI: visit website or call 575-758-0081.
Flying South 10th Anniversary Issue Accepting Submissions, $2100 in Prizes
From March 1 to May 31 Flying South 2023 will be accepting entries for this year's contest. There will be three categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry. In each of the three categories, the awards will be $400 for First Place, $200 for Second Place, and $100 for Third Place. Finalists will be awarded publication in Flying South. Visit website and view flyer for more information.
Changing Light Prize for a Novel-in-Verse
Deadline: May 25, 2023
Livingston Press is pleased to announce its new annual writing contest: the Changing Light Prize for a Novel-in-Verse. There is no fee to enter. $500, publication, and 20 copies awarded to winner. View our flyer for more information.
Story Catalyst Online Classes
Sign up for the next virtual story catalyst classes! Lyric Essays taking place at 6 PM Mountain Time on Tuesday, April 25. Available live, virtual, and on demand. Sign up here. The lyric essay is one of literature’s most elegant forms, but what is it, and how can you write one? It may resemble poetry more than prose, and it may experiment with forms, such as the braided essay or the hermit crab essay. But its guiding force is the emotional truth. View flyer for more information.
Exile Editions: An Eclectic and Engaging Small Press
Exile Editions publishes literary and speculative fiction, indigenous fiction, nonfiction, poetry – and our annual fiction and poetry competitions have awarded over $125K the past decade. Visit website and view flyer to learn more about upcoming submission opportunities.
Our Emily Dickinson Retreat in Plainfield, Massachusetts
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2023
Sure, you know the world's Emily… But do you know our Emily? Find inspiration and delight by immersing yourself in Emily Dickinson's life, poems and obsessions. In this “active retreat,” we’ll explore her surroundings and her obsessions, and write work acknowledging that shared poetic DNA. This retreat includes time to think, explore, and enjoy the company of kindred spirits. Visit website or view flyer to learn more.
Apply Today to Belmont University's MFA in Creative Writing
Deadline: August 1, 2023
Hone your craft and pursue writing with your Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Belmont University. To learn more, visit the program's website, view our flyer, or email Madeleine.Fossler@belmont.edu.
Howling Bird Press Poetry Prize is Open for Manuscript Submissions!
Deadline: August 21, 2023
Howling Bird Press awards $2,500 and book publication in fall 2024 to one single-author original (previously unpublished in book form) poetry manuscript. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of between 48 and 72 pages with a $25 entry fee by August 21, 2023. Howling Bird is part of Augsburg University’s MFA program. James Cihlar, publisher: email@example.com. Visit submissions manager.
Immerse yourself in Irish Poetry with a trip to Ireland
Inspire your writing with our Irish Poetry trip to Ireland. Our immersive writing program includes classes and guided tours on the literary history of Ireland, visits to the local landscapes of famous Irish writers, workshops and one-to-one sessions to help you with your own creative work, and readings by Ireland's top poets - including Paula Meehan, Theo Dorgan, Annemarie Ní Churreáin. View flyer for more information.
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Motown Poetry Revue, Call for Submissions
Deadline: June 1, 2023
We're dancing in the street, celebrating our new poetry anthology! Help us celebrate the Motown legacy, both past and present. The crossover label made rhythm and blues the soul of American popular culture. Honor the artists connected to Hitsville, USA, and 30 years' worth of "The Sound of Young America." View full guidelines at our website and view full flyer.
10th Annual Chesapeake Writers’ Conference
The 10th Annual Chesapeake Writers’ Conference takes place June 18-24, 2023, and our excellent faculty will help you tell your story as only you can. Join us to see what happens when you immerse yourself in the words, water, and woods at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. The first 25 registrants will receive a St. Mary’s College of Maryland tote bag! View flyer.
Extended deadline for Richard Snyder Prize: May 15
$1000 and publication with Ashland Poetry Press for an unpublished manuscript of original poetry. No aesthetic preference or requirements; we're happy to publish someone's first book or their tenth. We just want books we love. 2023 Judge: Mark Doty. Full guidelines and submission at our website.
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