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


Calling all Writers, Aspiring Writers, or People with Stories of Motherhood to Share
To submit their own words about motherhood. ALL ages, genders, ethnicities, variety of writers invited to audition—NON-­‐MOTHERS WELCOME. Submit your own original humorous, poignant, and soulful words about the beauty, the beast, and the barely rested that is motherhood (or about your mother/person who raised you).
Submissions are being accepted through January 31st

Click here for the flyer with all the details!

Eastern Illinois University, LIONS IN WINTER this year's literary festival!


The festival runs from Friday - Saturday on January 30 & 31.
We offer breakfast and lunch options, as well as low-cost dormitory housing on campus for out-of-state visitors. You'll find more information about registration by clicking here.  The festival is free!


Booth: A Journal is accepting entries for poetry prize through 2/15


Writing workshop led by Liza Hyatt with fellow poet Norbert Krapf


February 21 from 9:30-2:30 pm
Oldenburg Franciscan Center

In this workshop, we will help participants write openly and compassionately about conflict-filled relationships, as we share our experiences of doing this while writing our most recent books (The Mother Poems, about my challenging relationship with my mother; and Catholic Boy Blues, in which Norbert describes his journey of healing from sexual abuse by a priest). This kind of writing takes courage and support and is also a life-giving and transforming process.

Click here for a flyer with complete information about location and registration for this workshop. Click here for a detailed description of the workshop.



The Avocet and poet Stacy Savage present: The 2015 Earth Day Poetry Contest

Let’s celebrate the day that honors the earth by capturing its glory, beauty, and wildness through the gift of poetry. Submissions are now being accepted for the 2015 Earth Day Poetry Contest. Poems must be about nature, with a 32-line limit each and up to two poems per submission. Previously published poems are acceptable.
To enter, send submissions in the body of an email along with name, address, and titles of poems submitting to stacyrsavage@yahoo.com, or mail to:
Earth Day Poetry Contest
3121 Mounds Rd.
Anderson, IN 46016
The winner will receive a gift bag of nature-related items, a $25 donation to the nature charity of their choice and the winning poem published in the Spring issue of The Avocet: A Journal of Nature Poetry. The 2nd and 3rd place winners will also be published in the issue. Each will receive a contributor’s copy.
The contest runs January 1 through March 31. The winner will be announced on Earth Day, April 22, on the Facebook page, Poetry Contests for a Cause, and the email newsletter, The Weekly Avocet.


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

Join the conversation!

Twitter https://twitter.com/rethinkkidlit 

Or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/rethinkingkidlit ​


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.



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.



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 — January 06, 2015

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