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NewPages June 2023 eLitPak Newsletter
Book Prizes, Writing Contests, Book Preorders, Upcoming Events
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Reserve Now and Save $30 in our Next eLitPak
Reserve your spot in an upcoming NewPages eLitPak. Reach our 6,000+ newsletter subscribers and have your flyer PDF promoted on our blog and on our social media to our 30,000+ followers. Now accepting reservations for our July 2023 through June 2024 eLitPaks.
Last Call! North Street Book Prize for Self-Published and Hybrid-Published Books
Winning Writers will award a grand prize of $10,000 cash in its ninth annual North Street competition and $20,400 in all. See our flyer to learn why our contest is one of the very best for self-published and hybrid-published authors. Submit books published in any year and on any platform. $75 entry fee. Enter online or by mail by June 30. View full flyer here and learn more at our website.
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 Ramona Emerson 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. View full flyer here.
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Howling Bird Press awards $2,500 and book publication in fall 2024 to one single-author original (previously unpublished in book form) poetry manuscript.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. View full guidelines on our flyer and then visit our submissions manager.
The Bridge on Beer River: Available for Pre-Order
A rust belt city in decline retains the solace of romance, which often proves to be an empty promise or even a curse. In The Bridge on Beer River, a novel-in-stories set in Reagan-era Binghamton, New York, characters scramble for subsistence while hoping for love and a better life. View flyer and visit website for more information.
Write in a Community of Fellow Creatives in the Catskills
Registration Deadline: October 1, 2023
Our intimate retreat fosters creativity in a safe environment. We write and workshop by day and share readings in a wine & cheese literary salon every evening. Our guest this year is Elizabeth Brundage, author of several novels including The Vanishing Point, A Stranger Like You, and All Things Cease to Appear, which was the basis for the Netflix film "Things Heard and Seen." View flyer for more information.
Gival Press Oscar Wilde Award for Best LGBTQ+ Original Poem
Charles Simic Poetry Prize
Deadline: July 31, 2023
Hole In The Head Review has established the Charles Simic Poetry Prize to honor our late friend and mentor. First prize will receive $1,000 and publication in our November 1 issue. Winner will be announced at our October 26 poetry reading, on social media, and in our November 1 issue. Poet David Rivard, who taught with Charlie in The University of New Hampshire MFA program, will judge. View flyer for more information. Submissions accepted through July 31, 2023 through our submission portal.
Contest and Writing Class Opportunities from Black Fox Literary Magazine!
Deadline: June 18, 2023
Submit your fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction to Black Fox Literary Magazine’s Secrets Unraveled Writing Contest! Deadline: June 18, 2023! And be sure to check out our upcoming writing class with Catherine Adel West on June 25, 2023! View flyer and visit Submittable for more information!