NewPages May 2023 eLitPak
Writing Contests, Book Prizes, Creative Writing Programs, New Releases, Upcoming 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.
North Street Book Prize for Self-Published and Hybrid-Published Books
Winning Writers will award a grand prize of $10,000 in its ninth annual North Street competition, and $20,400 in all. The top nine winners will enjoy additional benefits from co-sponsors BookBaby, Carolyn Howard-Johnson, and Book Award Pro. Gifts for everyone who enters. Submit books published in any year and on any self-publishing or hybrid-publishing platform. $75 entry fee. Enter online or by mail by June 30. Learn more at our website and share our 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.
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 $150K the past decade. Visit website and view flyer to learn more about upcoming submission opportunities.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit submissions manager.
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. Mention this ad by May 24 for a 10% tuition discount! View flyer.
Chatham University Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing
Chatham's low-residency MFA in Creative Writing enables students to improve their writing through one-on-one interaction with mentors and other students at the Summer Community of Writers residency. Complete your MFA at your own pace. Join our vibrant creative writing community today! For more information, view our flyer and visit our website.
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.
Learn to Craft Great Characters with Litwise
Are your characters compelling enough? Welcome to “Write the Next Famous Novel Character,” a comprehensive online workshop that will help you turn your readers into die-hard fans. We believe every writer has a legion of memorable characters inside of them, waiting to be unleashed. Let’s unleash yours. View flyer and visit website to learn more.
Cleaver Summer Writing School: One-Day Masterclasses & Weekly Workshops
Find community and grow your craft in our online summer workshops taught by leaders in the lit community. Join us for one-day Sunday masterclasses with topics like "Delusions of Grammar" and "Building Your Writing Brand" and multi-week workshops in all genres. Whether you’re a new writer or a well-published pro, you’ll find motivation, structure, constructive criticism, and a dedicated cohort. See our flyer and visit our website for more information.
Apple in the Dark Flash Contest (Judge: Chelsea T. Hicks)
Deadline: May 31, 2023
Apple in the Dark is taking submissions for its inaugural flash fiction contest, judged by Chelsea T. Hicks. Fee: $6. Prize: $150. Deadline: May 31, 2023. Submit here.
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.