NewPages March 2023 eLitPak
New book releases, upcoming writing events, writing contests, & graduate writing programs
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! Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest (no fee)
Deadline: April 1. Submit one humor poem to Winning Writers' 2023 contest to win $2,000 and online publication. Accepts published and unpublished work. Co-sponsored by Duotrope. Recommended by Reedsy. Judged by Jendi Reiter and Lauren Singer. Winners announced on August 15. View 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.
New York Writers Workshop's City-&-Sea Conference, Mexico in May
Registration Deadline: Early Bird thru February, Final Registration May 7
NYWW Workshops (fiction, poetry, cnf, translation, travel), panels, readings, excursions in Mexico City with Kim Addonizio, Ravi Shankar, and Tim Tomlinson. Workshops M/W/F mornings, T/Th/S afternoons. Readings, panels, events on four evenings. In Vallodolid, four late afternoon gatherings for talks, panel discussions, consultations, readings. Other events include visits to cenotes and the Mayan Ek Balam ruin. ¡Danny Caron provides music! Visit website or view flyer to learn more.
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.
CUTTHROAT, A JOURNAL OF THE ARTS
CUTTHROAT, A JOURNAL OF THE ARTS announces a 357-page anthology of poetry and prose devoted to the climate crisis featuring work by Rita Dove, Joy Harjo, J. Drew Lanham, Linda Hogan, Luis Alberto Urrea, Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, Patricia Spears Jones, Lidia Yuknavich, Cynthia Hogue, Jesse Tsinijinnie Maloney, Alice Zheng, Richard Jackson and more. Purchase at our website. Profits donated to Endangered Species Preservation.
The Washington Prize Last Call for Entries
Deadline: March 15, 2023
The Word Works is accepting entries of original volumes of poetry by a living American or Canadian writer for their Washington Prize. Winner receives $1,500 and publication. Visit website and view flyer to learn more.
Western Connecticut State University’s 2023 Housatonic Book Awards are now open!
WCSU’s MFA in Creative and Professional Writing is thrilled to announce that their 2023 Housatonic Book Awards are now open. All books published in 2022 are eligible. Winners receive $1,500 and present a reading and master class at residency. See full details here and view flyer here.
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.
Accepting Applications for Fall Enrollment
The Wilson College MFA program is designed for working professionals with a low-residency schedule tailored to meet the needs of artists allowing them to reach the next level in their field. Visit website and view flyer to learn more.
South 85 Journal General Submissions Open Until April 15
Deadline: April 15, 2023
South 85 Journal is open for submissions of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction until April 15, 2023 for our summer issue. As the literary journal for the Converse University Low-Residency MFA program, we are entering our 11th year of publication. Our editorial staff is comprised of experienced readers, writers, and editors who carefully consider every work of writing they receive. Visit website and 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.
Open Call – Passageway Anthology
Deadline: March 27, 2023
Until March 27, Sans. PRESS is looking for stories for our fifth anthology! Passageway is for stories that dare to experiment, that cross further than they have ever been before, and that encounter whatever may come with hope and open arms. All genres welcome, as long as they explore a story of crossing over to the unknown. Visit website and view flyer for more information.
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