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Rethinking Children’s Literature: Read for Change

A new digital literary magazine edited by Dr. Darolyn “Lyn” Jones and Jennifer Palilonis at Ball State University.

In this innovative free, digital, interactive literary magazine, join us in hearing from celebrated children’s book writer and featured Ted speaker, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, who writes about the importance of imagination in story telling, viewing featured book trailers from a variety of authors including Leslea Newman, Patricia Polacco’s, and Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, checking out teacher resources and ideas, and reading rewritten and original stories such as Goodnight Hospital Room, a piece that parodies Brown and Hurd’s classic book and is meant to provide comfort to children who are in need of chronic care, Syd the Fellah about a prince looking for his partner, and The Shot Heard Around the Town: The Story About How One Boy Can Change the World, an original tale that advocates for nonviolence in our communities.

Download this free app to your tablet through the App Store or the Android Market. (Tablet only)

App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id818562642?mt=8

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.frogbabyapps.rethinkchildrensliterature&hl=en

Check out our webpage and information about how to submit your work for publication at: http://cms.bsu.edu/academics/collegesanddepartments/english/activitiesandopportunities/rethinking-childrens-literature

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Hoosier Artists Encouraged to Apply for Career Development Grants

iac logo The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) encourages Hoosier artists in the disciplines of dance, literature, music, theatre, and folk arts related to these traditional disciplines to apply for career development grants through the Individual Artist Program. Artists with disabilities are also encouraged to apply for projects related to the eligible disciplines either through the discipline directly or through the access category. The application guidelines and the online grant application system are currently accessible on the IAC website and can be found by clicking here. Deadline to apply for a grant of up to $2,000 is 4:30 p.m. Friday, February 6, 2015.

Civil Right Commission Accepting Entries for Writing and Multi-Media Contest

The Indiana Civil Rights Commission is now accepting entries for the 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Art, Writing and Multimedia Contest.  The fourth annual contest asks Indiana high school students to use art, writing or multimedia to describe the lasting footprint left by Dr. King.
One overall winner will be selected and will receive:
    A $500 college scholarship from Indiana Black Expo, Inc.
    An invitation to attend the 24th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Indiana Holiday Celebration at the Indiana Statehouse on     Thursday, January 15, 2015.   At the program, the student will be honored with the prestigious Passing the Torch award.

The contest is sponsored by Indiana Black Expo, Inc., the Indianapolis Recorder and the Indiana Arts Commission. All entries must be received by December 22, 2014.

Click here to view the contest brochure.
For more information, call 317-232-2651 or email bmeadows@icrc.in.gov.

Call for Entries- Wandering Hermit Press

Wandering Hermit Press is sponsoring chapbook contests for collections of poetry, fiction and nonfiction. The submission fee is $20 per entry. Manuscripts should be 20-30 pages long. Deadline: January 31st, 2015. Winning author receives $500, 40 copies and publication of 400 copies (+ overage for prepublication review and promotional copies) by Wandering Hermit Press. We intend to promote the titles in our catalog assertively. All chapbooks will be assigned an ISBN and distributed nationally. Additional finalist manuscripts may be chosen for publication by the press and individual poems within manuscripts will be considered for publication in Wandering Hermit Review. For complete information visit our Submittable page at: https://wanderinghermitpress.submittable.com/submit
and/or contact us at: wanderinghermitreview@hotmail.com.




Competition & Showcase of the Arts, 2015

National Society of Arts and Letters
Bloomington, Indiana Chapter
Another exciting opportunity for Indiana Writers.  The Bloomington, Indiana chapter of the National Society of arts and Letters (NSAL)  announces the 2015 Writers' Competition  open to Indiana residents and students between the ages of 18 and 29 who are currently enrolled in Indiana schools.
Prizes include the one thousand ($1,000) dollar Chapter Award and other cash awards.  The deadline for submission is January 23, 2015.

For more information about the competition please contact Richard Holl at richardholl9@yahoo.com or call 812-334-8171.

Click here for the application.  Mail your application and entry to be postmarked by January 23, 2015

The Indiana Center for the Book is currently accepting entries to the Letters About Literature national writing contest AND the River of Words national Poetry and Art contests.


Letters About Literature:

Students in grade 4-12 are invited to write a personal letter to an author, living or dead, from any genre (fiction or nonfiction, contemporary or classic, etc.) explaining how that author's work changed the student's way of thinking about the world or their self.  Click HERE for Entry Form.   Deadlines are:  December 15, 2014 (postmark): Level III (Grades 9-12) AND January 15, 2015 (postmark): Level I (Grades 4-6) & Level II (Grades 7 & 8).  Prizes include $100 for First Place and entry into the National competition, $50 for Second Place, and $25 for Third Place.  Several Honorable Mentions are chosen as well with prizes of $10.00.  All semifinalists and winners are invited to an award ceremony at the Indiana State Library and will get to meet nationally recognized author and illustrator, Troy Cummings.  Semifinalists and Winners are also invited to be included in the 2014-2015 Letters About Literature Anthology.  This is a great opportunity for individuals and Language Arts classes alike. For more information including a Teacher Guide visit http://www.in.gov/library/lal.htm.



Free Magazine for Writers

Writers Wheel Magazine
Click here to read and download the first issue:

It’s published by Compass Books http://www.compass-books.net,  which offers a list of helpful titles on practical tips for writers, all written by writers from a company run by writers. The most recent title we have published is The Writer’s Group Handbook. All the titles are available internationally.

If you would like the next issue of the magazine emailed to you, join our mailing list: http://www.compass-books.net/list-signup.html

We’re also looking for new authors and have a range of imprints they could fit into at http://www.johnhuntpublishing.com.




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

Send submissions to: hipsubmissions@gmail.com   


Poets & Writers: New Writing Contest Deadlines!


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

Written by Indiana Writers Center — December 02, 2014

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