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

Because of the Holiday Weekend, we thought we'd give you a few extra hours to send us your poetry for the first annual CA Poetry Prize!
The deadline is EXTENDED TO FRIDAY DECEMBER 4th at 11:59PM EST!!!
In honour of our first birthday, Cosmonauts Avenue was thrilled to announce our inaugural CA Poetry Prize, judged by Claudia Rankine! The winner will receive $500 and publication in Cosmonauts Avenue.

Submit online via Submittable.
Visit cosmonautsavenue.com for full details. 

Call for play submissions, Epilogue Players

Epilogue Players, Inc. is seeking full-length play submissions for the 2016-2017 season. Prospective directors are invited to submit scripts for two plays of different genres - comedy, drama, or mystery. However, one submission would be acceptable. Plays appealing to all ages, including, but not limited to senior citizens, are recommended. Click here for more information and how to submit. Deadline for submission is December 12, 2015.



Khaos Company Theatre Seeks Playwright Submissions


Organization: Khaos Company TheatreCity: Indianapolis, IN
Playwright Submissions for full length plays are being accepted until Monday, February 1st at 5 pm for Khaos Company Theatre's "2016 Dionysia New Play Competition." The winning play is produced in full during Khaos Company Theatre's 2017 Season and the playwright receives a KCT 2017 Season Pass. The submission form and further information on the Play Competition can be found at http://www.kctindy.com/2016-dionysia-compeition-submission-form.html .

The 2016 Raynes poetry prize from Jewish Currents magazine is now accepting submissions.

NOTE: Poets of all ages, backgrounds, religions/non-religions, and orientations are encouraged to submit.
This year's theme is Urge. Our judge is  Alicia Ostriker.
Prizes include:
$1,000 first prize
$180 for two second prizes
Publication in Jewish Currents
Top 36 poems collected into an anthology Summer 2016 (Blue Thread Press)
All poems considered for future publication in the magazine

All the details for online and snail mail submissions are here:  http://jewishcurrents.org/poetry2016-39421

The Freeman has a new poetry editor: Sarah Skwire

The following is a note from Sarah Skwire:
Writerly types!
I am now going to be handling poetry submissions for the good folks at the Freeman. That means you know the poetry editor! Send me good stuff--liberty related or not. I like formal verse and free verse. I like elegant and exciting use of language.
The things I want to read do what e.e.cummings said here:
"At least my theory of technique, if I have one, is very far from original; nor is it complicated. I can express it in fifteen words, by quoting The Eternal Question And Immortal Answer. of burlesk, viz., 'Would you hit a woman with a child?-No, I'd hit her with a brick.' Like the burlesk comedian, I am abnormally fond of that precision which creates movement."
Accepted poems get $50, publication online, and possible inclusion in the print quarterly. If you're included in the print version, we'll send you a copy of the issue in which your poem appears.
Submissions should go to: poetry@fee.org
Full submission guidelines are available here. Ignore them at your peril:

The Indiana Center for the Book is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 Letters About Literature Competition.

Letter Writing Contest supported by the Library of Congress:  Letters About Literature
is open to youth in grades 4-12.  Students are asked to write a letter to an author in response to a book that changed how they perceive the world.  Letters About Literature awards prizes on both the state and the national levels.  State Winners win cash prizes and advance to the national level.  A panel of national judges for the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress will select one National Winner per competition level to receive a $1,000 cash award.   Deadlines, guidelines and more information are included on the attached Indiana Entry Form.
All Indiana semifinalists and finalists for both contests will be invited to the Indiana Youth Literary Day and Awards Ceremony sponsored by the James & Madeleine McMullan Family Foundation on April 30, 2016.  Participants will have the opportunity to engage in creative writing workshops presented by Indiana writers, and will be honored at a ceremony following the day’s activities.  All attendees will receive free books and are invited to an exclusive book-signing reception at the beautiful Indiana State Library in downtown Indianapolis following the ceremony.
Please feel free to share this information with your school systems, your public librarians, teachers, homeschooling families, and anyone else who might have Indiana youth interested in participating in these inspirational competitions.  For more information visit http://www.in.gov/library/lal.htm.

Indiana Form

Call for Submissions

Go to http://www.artandwriting.org/the-awards/guidelines-deadlines/


Creating a new female narrative one story at a time.


Every form of personal expression has a home at speakyourstory.org. SpeakYourStory passionately believes in a future where all women, from all walks of life, are empowered to say, “I exist and my stories matter.” Our story sharing platform is designed to be inclusive, compassionate and safe. We will not edit your stories and we publish everything that we receive. We honor every woman’s unique voice and encourage all forms of self-expression. Your story may be a song, a poem, an audio recording, video, a painting, written words, or a photograph. Literally, anything that speaks to your true self has a home here. Please share your pictures, paintings, poems, videos and writing HERE.  

The April Edition of WritingRaw.com is NOW online! Stop in and discover a new voice today… Help spread the word and share this with anyone who enjoys the written word. We are looking for submissions for the current issue – fiction of all styles, poetry, essays and other assorted writings, and book promotions. http://www.writingraw.com/

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/getexperience/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 current 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.
Check out the magazine here.

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 Roxanna Santoro — November 18, 2015

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