March 10 - 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.
Changing the Narrative: Indianapolis
Thu, March 26
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
1500 North Delaware Street Indianapolis, IN 46202
A 90-minute mix of reading, discussion, and flash writing workshop, each event features local writers and journalists reading from their work, followed by a facilitated conversation led by Belt Publishing senior editor Martha Bayne, on the process of telling our own stories and the work of responsible journalism. The event will end with a short writing workshop, in which participants will be given the opportunity to write about the places where they live in response to a prompt. These short bits of creative writing will be collected and edited for possible publication on Belt Magazine (beltmag.com).
Concrete Roses: A Creative Writing/Slam Poetry Workshop
Hosted by Flanner Community Writing Center
Saturday, March 28
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
2424 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46208
A Creative Writing Workshop Led by the Youth Poet Laureate of Indianapolis, Alyssa Gaines.
Unlearn: Languagx Through Black Womxn Writxrs with Manon Voice
Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 5-8 p.m.
Irvington Vinyl & Books
9 Johnson Ave, Indianapolis, Indiana 46219
Ending black history month and going into women’s history month I am excited to share that UnLearn will be celebrating in a 3 hour multimedia 1 day poetry workshop, exploring the work of the black women writers during the BLACK ARTS MOVEMENT with guest facilitator, the brilliant and gorgeous Manon Voice! Participants will explore and discuss how black women artist and writers revolutionized the world through their art and activism
Applications are now open for Taleamor Park's 2020 artists' and writers' residencies. www.taleamorpark.org
MITCH Collective Artist Residency - Martins Ferry, OH
The Artist Residency Program at MITCH collective offers visual artists, writers, composers, and performing artists the opportunity to pursue their particular art form in a century-old house overlooking the Ohio Valley. Artists are asked to plan a community workshop to be held during their residency. Programs can be tailored to your medium, interests, and experiences. There is a $20 non-refundable application fee for applying to the residency, which can be paid by check if mailing application, or online through PayPal.
Indiana Review 2020 Poetry Prize
Send us up to three poems for a chance at $1000 + publication. Submissions open February 1-March 31, 2020, 11:59 PM EST. Final Judge: Javier Zamora!
Indiana Review 2020 Fiction Prize
Send us one short story, up to 6K words, for a chance at $1000 + publication. Submissions open February 1-March 31, 2020, 11:59 PM EST. Final judge: Angela Flournoy!
John E. Nance Writer-in-Residence at Thurber House - Columbus, OH
Deadline: March 31, 2020
The four-week residency at the historic home of author, humorist, and New Yorker cartoonist James Thurber offers a $5,000 stipend. The resident stays in a two-bedroom apartment at Thurber House and must be available for at least three community outreach opportunities.
The Ryser Scholarship
Deadline: March 31, 2020
Annual support for a writer from South Central Indiana to pursue excellence by attending a formal workshop or conference in the craft of writing. The $350 2020 Ryser Scholarship will be awarded to a High School junior or senior student in Monroe County, Brown County, Lawrence County, or Owen County.
Oxford American Magazine Fall 2020 Issue
Deadline: Wednesday April 1, 2020
For its Fall 2020 issue, the Oxford American is seeking submissions from writers who have not yet been published in a print publication with a circulation over 5000 copies. The editor’s primary consideration is quality, though they would be “especially pleased to include the work of an author with ties to the South and/or a story that furthers our mission of exploring the complexity and vitality of the South”. Limit 10,000 words.
Entries for the 2020 Adroit Prizes for Poetry and Prose will be accepted until April 1st, 2020 at 11:59pm Pacific Time.
The Adroit Prizes are awarded annually to two students of secondary or undergraduate status. We’re fortunate to receive exceptional work from emerging writers in high school and college, and the best of the best will be recognized by the Adroit Prizes.
The 2020 Adroit Prize for Poetry will be selected by Jericho Brown, author of The Tradition (Copper Canyon Press, 2019), a finalist for the 2019 National Book Award, and The New Testament (Copper Canyon Press, 2014). The 2020 Adroit Prize for Prose will be selected by Kristen Arnett, author of Mostly Dead Things (Tin House Books, 2019).
All high school/secondary and undergraduate/college students are eligible, including international students and students who have graduated a semester early (in this case, in December 2019). Submissions may include up to six poems (maximum of ten pages single-spaced) and/or up to three works of prose (combined word limit of 3,500 words). Excerpts of longer works are acceptable, as are simultaneous submissions.
Ox-Bow School of Arts and Artists’ Residency - Saugatuck, MI
Deadline: May 2, 2020
Two, three, and five week residencies, September 7 - October 11, 2020: Fall residents are given the time, solitude, and focus often unavailable to so many working artists and writers. Each fall approximately 35 artists and 6 writers participate in the residency creating a diverse community of engaged peers. At Ox-Bow, artists can enjoy 24-hour access to their studios, and an inspirational setting, free from the expectations of commercial and academic demands. It’s also a great time to propose group or collaborative work.
The Indianapolis Review seeks Visual Poetry.
Deadline August 1.
Email up to 10 images to email@example.com.
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.
If your child is spending these wintry days working on their fanfiction, poetry, novel, comic book, graphic novel, or reading one...ask them if they'd like to come write with us this summer.
Registrations are open now for our writing camp for kids who will be in 3rd - 12th grades for 2020-21.
We have some exciting plans for this summer--including a partnership with The Brain Lair Bookstore, writing downtown, and using improv techniques to spark plot and create conflict in our stories. Also based on requests, we have changed the format of the camp for our younger group to be full days for one week.
Session 1: June 22-26 M-TH 9:00-3:00/ F 9:00-noon
Session 2: June 29-July 3 M-TH 9:00-3:00/ F 9:00-noon
Writers may choose the session that fits best within their summer plans, or opt to attend both! Also former campers can choose to return the summer after their high school graduation.
Space is limited. The registration form is attached.
Hope to see you when it's warmer.
Meanwhile, check out our featured author for this month, Stella Chrystler. You can read her work from the summer camp on our website: http://michianawriterscenter.pbworks.com/w/page/20853203/FrontPage
Hip Mama magazine is looking for unique, creative, strong, edgy, alternative parenting stories for upcoming issues.
Check out the magazine here.
Send submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Poets & Writers: New Writing Contest Deadlines!
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