Have a short story, poem or other work you're just dying to share? Check out these publication, workshop and contest opportunities:



Hip Mama magazine is looking for unique, creative, strong, edgy, alternative parenting stories for upcoming issues.

Send submissions to: hipsubmissions@gmail.com    



Young Writers Workshop

At the UIndy Young Writers Workshop held June 22–27, high school juniors and seniors have the opportunity to work in small groups with nationally recognized writers and professors on the UIndy campus. Students can focus on fiction, poetry, or a combination of the two. In addition to hearing local and national authors read their work and discuss the writing craft, students will focus on their own writing and their peers'. At the end of the week, family and friends are invited to join the students for a public reading of their work.

Find the details at http://www.uindy.edu/cas/english/writing-camp




Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition 2014: Deadline May 1, 2014

Writers of short fiction are encouraged to enter the 2014 Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition. The competition has a thirty-four year history of literary excellence, and its organizers are dedicated to enthusiastically supporting the efforts and talent of emerging writers of short fiction whose voices have yet to be heard. Lorian Hemingway, granddaughter of Nobel laureate Ernest Hemingway, is the author of three critically acclaimed books: Walking into the River, Walk on Water, and A World Turned Over. Ms. Hemingway is the competition's final judge.




Palettes & Quills Fourth Biennial Chapbook Contest 2014

With Kelly Cherry Judging
Open to All Writers -Now accepting Manuscripts

Prize: A $200 cash award plus 50 copies of the published book. Additional copies will be available at an author’s discount. All finalists will receive one free copy of the published book. All contest entrants will be offered a special discount on the purchase price of the published book.

Deadline: September 30th, 2014. Manuscripts postmarked after September 30th will not be read.
Go here for details:  http://www.palettesnquills.com

Hamilton, Ohio
April 4-6, 2014

Friday - Murder & Mayhem, Friday Evening Reception
Up-to-the-Minute State of Publishing Today with Brian Klems of Writers Digest
Reading, Writing, and Rejection: The Life of a Writer with standup comedian and author Greg Petersen

Saturday - Multi-Genre Workshops
Agent/Editor Appointments
Manuscript Critiques
Lunch Keynote - Social Networking: Tricks and Tips with Daniel J. Lewis, Consultant and award-winning Podcaster

Sunday - Master Classes
More Information- https://www.facebook.com/madanthonywriters



Aesthetica Creative Writing Competition 2014: Call for Entries

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Competition has launched its Call for Entries, presenting a fantastic opportunity for established and emerging writers to showcase their poetry and short fiction to an international audience.  

Previous winners and finalists from the Aesthetica Creative Writing Competition have gone on to achieve recognition around the world, having been selected from over 3,000 entries to be published the anthology. Last year, poetry winner and award-winning novelist Sylvia Adams was selected for her piece Hands A Choice, and Jennifer Roe championed the Short Fiction category with Roses are Red.

Prizes include publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual, a compelling anthology of new writing loved by audiences internationally including literary students and fellow writers, a selection of inspirational books from our competition partners and £500 prize money.

Visit http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/creativewriting for more information and to register your entry today. Entry is £10 and the deadline to submit your work is August 31, 2014. One entry permits the submission of two works into any one category.



Poetry Contest

Tim Harmon is doing an art project with the Harrison Center. He is inviting people to write a poem about the King Park neighborhood. ( Fall creek to the North.  The interstate to the south.  Monon Trail to the east and Pennsylvania Ave. to the west. Poems will be included in art pieces that Tim makes.  Each poem used will receive $50.00 if and when the art sells. He will be doing one piece a month for 2014.

Accepting poems from now till September 14. Mail your poems to: timjharmon@gmail.com or mail to 1035 Hosbrook st. Indianapolis, IN. 46203.  If you have more questions, call: 317-627-0498

Self-Publishing Workshop

The nonprofit Career Resource Center of Nashville, Indiana, is pleased to announce that new courses about self-publishing (paperback and e-Book) will be starting soon.

Please see http://www.u-publish.com/crc for details.


The Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing

The Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing is now open for registration and scholarship applications for our 2014 Summer Writing Program (July 13-18). A detailed description of the 2014 Summer Writing Program, along with registration and scholarship application information is available at our website: http://mvicw.com/

This year we have an amazing faculty line-up, including award-winning authors and poets, *Amina Gautier, Marcus Wicker, Robert James Russell, and
Keith Leonard.*

Each summer, the institute invites published authors and poets, literary journal editors, and university creative writing faculty to lead writing workshops, work one-on-one with writers, and provide the necessary tips and tools for editing and publishing their work.  MVICW offers scholarships to help make the program a possibility for all writers.  Comprehensive details about the program can be found at our website: http://mvicw.com/



Save the date!

Magna cum Murder Crime Writing Festival

in association with CrimeFest
October 24-26, 2014
The Columbia Club, Indianapolis, IN
Magna cum Murder online registration is up and running! Authors and readers are beginning to register, so now's your time to get on board for what promises to be weekend of great mystery fun!
Join 2014 Guest of Honor John Gilstrap and International Guest of Honor Robert Wilson ... and many more!
Click below to register:



Butler Bridge Program


The Butler Bridge workshops are designed to develop the writing skills of pre-college students(grades 3-12). Participation in such an individualized writing workshop program will help students prepare for college while also nurturing their talents and imaginations.  This semester we are particularly lucky to have YA writers Ben Winters and John Green on board! 
Go to http://www.butler.edu/english/writing-camp/butler-bridge/ to get all the details.

If you are interested in signing up for any (OR ALL!) of the Butler Bridge Programs, please fill out a registration sheet found at http://www.butler.edu/english/writing-camp/butler-bridge/ or by emailing coordinator Mindy Dunn at butlerbridge@butler.edu. Your registration will be confirmed upon payment. 


Kid's Magazine


Indiana Kids magazine, a brand new family project (not a commercial one) written, edited and published for kids, about kids and by kids, is seeking submissions from Indiana kids across the state. 

This online quarterly magazine is a family project of the Miller and Anderson families of central Indiana, founded to teach our own family's Indiana kids how to work together, how to interview people (which involves a lot of listening), how to interpret and write about what they've learned, and to introduce them to many other interesting Indiana kids around the state they might otherwise not get to meet.  Please send us your poetry, short stories, art work and photography. Make sure the photographs are a jpg file. The drawings can be pdf files. The poems and stories can be either Microsoft Word or just written in the body of the email. 

If your submission fits the themes and mission of the magazine, we will publish it in future issues of Indiana Kids. Please send your work to indianakidsmag@gmail.com  and put "submission" in the subject line.  Please let us know what you would like to see us write about in Indiana Kids in future issues. Take a look at the magazine via this link: http://issuu.com/indianakids



Freight Stories   


The best new fiction on the web. Or anywhere else, for that matter.Freight Stories is now reading submissions for their next issue. Writers of excellent fiction should consider submitting via the online submission manager. Or drop in and read the stories in our current issue.



Poets & Writers: New Writing Contest Deadlines!


For information regarding writing contests and deadlines: Go to the Writing Contest Database

Written by Indiana Writers Center — March 04, 2014

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