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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.



Register now for MWW15!
July 23-25, 2015
All MWW programs and sessions are hosted at the Ball State University Alumni Center
2800 Bethel Avenue, Muncie, IN
Go here for more details and to register


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 ​ 


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 — February 03, 2015

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