June 30, 2020 - Opportunities, Writers Conferences and Workshops, Contests and Submissions
Have a short story, poem or other work you're just dying to share? Check out these publication, workshop and contest opportunities:
*Advice on Writing Contests:
When considering contests, look to see how they handled winners' work from previous years: Is there a list of previous winners? Where you can go to read or have access to the winning pieces of writing? Who are the judges? Are they people who you would read yourself? If you win, what kind of audience would you receive for your work? Research contests and their reputations online. Use places like duotrope.com, Poets and Writers (pw.org), the New Pages (newpages.com), or The Review Review (thereviewreview.net), to see whether there is any other information about the contest from other sources.
The Indiana Arts Commission, in partnership with gener8tor is assisting artists in Indiana area one-on-one affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Staff will be available to help participants understand and help artists secure and understand resources available to withstand the current crisis. Free, one-on-one consultations will be available for participants to ask specific questions about various federal, state, local and private programs (unemployment benefits, loans/grants/etc.).
Artists wishing to enroll in the program should sign up using the form at this link.
The Indianapolis Review seeks Visual Poetry.
Deadline August 1.
Email up to 10 images to email@example.com.
Call for holiday plays for the Carmel Community players. Deadline July 15!
HOLIDAY SHORTS will be a part of the Carmel Community Players 2020-21 season. CCP is looking for 6 (or so) 10 minute plays. Must be holiday or Christmas themed. Limit submission of 1 per playwright. Family friendly (rated g-pg), small casts, minimal sets easy to arrange between each show, your own props as needed for your production. The stage will be decorated with Holiday decorations, a Christmas tree, fake presents, etc. Option to direct and cast your show will be considered.
While CCP is actively looking for a permanent theatre home, if that falls through before this December, the show will be performed at The Cat, 254 Veterans Way in Carmel. Show dates are Dec 3, 4, 5, 6 & 10, 11, 12, 13. Show times 7:30 pm Thurs-Sat, 2:30 pm Sunday matinee. Again, CCP is a not-for-profit but royalties are typically paid so a small fee per playwright per performance will be allocated at the end of the run.
Submissions will be accepted for consideration until July 15, final notification made August 15. Indiana playwrights ONLY. Send plays via pdf to firstname.lastname@example.org - please put Playwrights name and contact info in the email and on the cover page of the script.
For more information email email@example.com or by messenger thru Facebook to Dee Timi.
Borrowed Solace: Fall Issue
Deadline: July 31, 2020
borrowed solace is looking for “Mystical” works for the fall themed 2020 literary journal. We accept nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and art. We want to read what mystifies you!
About Place Journal: Works of Resistance, Resilience
Deadline: August 1, 2020
About Place Journal seeks submissions of creative non-fiction, poetry, fiction, hybrid work, video and artwork that explores the questions: How do we live and work towards a long-term dream for the continuation of our planet? How do we change our relationship to our earth; to each other to reflect social and economic equality? Poetry/Lyric: up to 3 pieces which do not exceed 50 lines each. Fiction, essays, creative nonfiction and other prose: up to 3 pieces which do not exceed 4000 words each.
Find out more!
ode to Queer
Deadline: September 1, 2020
ode to Queer is an unabashedly queer literary and artistic journal looking for art from LGBTQIA+ artists that is experimental, fringe, and vulnerable. Writing submissions should be under 4,000 words and include a cover letter and short biography with your submission (you can also include a picture if you'd like).
Each winner will receive $500 and 25 copies of a letterpress broadside designed and produced by students from UIndy’s Hullabaloo Press, and each winner will be invited to participate in an episode of a literary podcast with the student judges, which will air winter 2021. Graduate and undergraduate students will read the submitted books and choose the two winners. The postmark deadline for submission is Friday Sept. 4, 2020.
McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: A Force Outside Myself: Citizens Over 60 Speak
If you are 60 or older, we’re interested in your thoughts right now and hope you can write a short first-person narrative. (100-500 words) Send entries to Kitania Folk at firstname.lastname@example.org and watch our site for ongoing updates.
Hip Mama magazine is looking for unique, creative, strong, edgy, alternative parenting stories for upcoming issues.
Check out the magazine here.
Send submissions to: email@example.com
Poets & Writers: New Writing Contest Deadlines!
For information regarding writing contests and deadlines: Go Here