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

Workshops @ the Greenwood Public Library

How to Self-Publish an eBook
Tues | Dec 3 | 6pm
Interested in self-publishing an e-book? This class will offer some basic checklists to address every new author's most common questions about ebook
formatting, conversion, cover images, ISBNs, copyright, piracy, pricing and distribution.  Learn more

Get Published with Colleen Coble
Thurs | Dec 12 | 6pm
You've spent long hours working on your novel. Now that it's finished, what do you do next? Come learn about the traditional publishing process
and get some tips on preparing your manuscripts from published author, Colleen Coble.  Learn more


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

The Nobody Series- AWP Postcard Contest

Write a short-short story destined for immediate celebrity.

The Winning Nobody’s story will be printed beautifully across the front of an artfully composed postcard displayed and for sale among other fine postcards of all RopeWalk Press fiction covers. For details: https://www.usi.edu/ropewalkpress/contestguidelines.aspx
Postmark deadline: December 1, 2013.

International Journal of Prose and Poetry

Call for Manuscripts:
For our Spring/Summer 2014 issue, Reimagined: Bridging This World and Others, Nimrod International Journal is looking for poems, short stories, and creative nonfiction pieces that play with the idea of reimagining.
Go here for details: http://www.utulsa.edu/nimrod/manuscripts.html
Postmark Deadline: January 10th, 2014
Publication Date: April 2014



Religion, Spirituality, and the Arts Seminar- An Initiative of Butler University's Center for Faith and Vocation

What is the Seminar?

Religion, Spirituality, and the Arts: A Symposium is a new initiative to bring people together from diverse artistic disciplines, practices and religious/spiritual perspectives for a sustained study and reflection on a Biblical text. Twelve selected participants will be part of a seminar that will engage the sacred text as they seek inspiration to create new work (music, poetry, visual art, dance, drama, narrative, liturgical art). These works will be shared in the seminar and in a final community exhibition at the end of April 2014.

Who are the Faculty?

Religious leader and author, Rabbi Sandy Sasso (who has been adjunct faculty at Butler University and Christian Theological Seminary) will direct the seminar. The faculty will be professors of religion, creative writing, art, music, dance and theater from Butler University and theologians on the faculty of Christian Theological Seminary.

What to Expect:

A respectful and stimulating environment that is designed to nurture creativity.  A world class faculty from Butler and CTS from across the disciplines of religion and the arts.  A diverse group of students respectful of belief and non-belief.

Sessions will be held for 2.5 hours weekly for a total of six weeks and will meet on Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m.-8:30p.m. on the campus of Butler University.  Dates for Spring 2014: January 28, February 4, 11, 25, March 4, 18.

Get all the details and application requirements here.



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 Roxanna Santoro — November 05, 2013

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