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Contest and Submission Opportunity from Black Fox Literary Magazine!

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Deadlines: May 31, 2024; June 2, 2024
Submit your fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction to Black Fox Literary Magazine’s Montage of Misfortunes Fox Tales Prize! Deadline: June 2, 2024! We are also accepting free submissions for our summer 2024 print issue. Free subs close on May 31, 2024! View our flyer for more information and links to our submission guidelines.

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Affordable Online Poetry, Publishing, & Critique Workshops / Poetry Editing & Mentoring

Caesura Poetry Workshop aims to support, inspire, and energize poets through a wide variety of affordable Zoom workshops hosted by award-winning poet, editor, and teacher John Sibley Williams. Most workshops include poem analysis, active group discussion, and writing prompts. Some are even self-paced! We also offer critiques of poems and manuscripts, as well as ongoing mentoring. Visit us at our website and view our flyer for more information.

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$1000 prize & publication with Vine Leaves Press

Deadline: July 1, 2024
It is our responsibility to give marginalized groups the opportunity to establish literary legacies that feel rich and vast. Why? To sustain hope for the world to become a more loving, tolerable, and open space. It always begins with art. That is why we invite you to enter the 2025 International Voices in Creative Nonfiction Competition. Visit our website and view our flyer for more information.

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2024 Charles Simic Prize for Poetry

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Deadline: July 31, 2024
We are pleased to announce that Dana Levin will judge the second annual Charles Simic Prize for Poetry. Dana is the author of five books of poetry and teaches for the Bennington Writing Seminars, the MFA program at Bennington College, and serves as Distinguished Writer in Residence at Maryville University in St. Louis. Dana recently published a recollection of Charlie as friend, teacher, and mentor in The Yale Review.
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Write in the Redwoods!

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Join Writing Coach & Author Lynne Golodner for five glorious days October 20-24, 2024, in the Redwood forests of northern California for a writers retreat that will change your life! Includes daily craft lessons, guided hikes and yoga in an intimate setting plus daily breakfast, two lunches and a celebratory final night dinner. NewPages readers are eligible for EARLY BIRD PRICING. View flyer to learn more and apply here. ONLY TWO SPOTS LEFT!

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2024 Catamaran Poetry Prize for West Coast Poets

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Now in its 7th year, the Catamaran Poetry Prize is open to previously unpublished poetry manuscripts across a range of styles, themes, and forms. The prize is only open to West Coast poets living in California, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Hawaii. See our website and flyer for full details.

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The Word Works May-June 2024 Open Reading Period!

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We are now accepting poetry manuscripts of 48-80 pages for our May-June Reading Period at The Word Works! Four to six books are selected for publication in the next two years. Single-author collections, collaborations, prose poetry, hybrid works, etc. are welcome. View our flyer for more information and a link to our submissions manager.

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The Colorado Authors League

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The Colorado Authors League (CAL) supports and promotes its community of published writers while connecting with and adding value to the reading world. Formed in 1931, authors become members to: keep up with changes in the craft of writing, publishing, and marketing, gain greater visibility for their writing, join a group of like-minded people who love writing. View our flyer to see new releases by members.

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2nd Annual Changing Light Prize for a Novel-in-Verse

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Deadline: May 25, 2024
Livingston Press is accepting submissions of unpublished manuscripts for its annual Changing Light Prize for a Novel-in-Verse. There is no entry fee. Winner receives $500, publication, twenty copies, and a standard royalty contract. View our flyer and visit our website for guidelines.

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Tenth Annual North Street Book Prize for Self-Published & Hybrid-Published Books

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Winning Writers will award a grand prize of $10,000 in its tenth annual North Street competition, and $20,400 in all. The top nine winners will enjoy additional benefits from co-sponsors BookBaby, Carolyn Howard-Johnson, Book Award Pro, Self-Publishing Made Simple, and Laura Duffy Design. New this year: Everyone who enters online will receive a brief commentary from one of the judges. Submit books published in any year and on any self-publishing or hybrid-publishing platform. $79 entry fee. Enter online or by mail by July 1. Learn more at our website and share our flyer.

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Open for Submissions: The Akron Poetry Prize

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Deadline: June 15, 2024
Entry fee: $25
The annual Akron Poetry Prize is now open. The winner receives $1,500 and publication of their book as part of the Akron Series in Poetry. Matthew Olzmann will judge. Other manuscripts may be considered for publication in the series. Submit manuscripts via Submittable from April 15 – June 15, 2024. View flyer and visit our website for complete guidelines.

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Announcing the 2024 RockPaperPoem Poetry Prize

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Deadline: May 31, 2024
The contest is un-themed so any subject is eligible, and all submissions will be considered for publication in the next issue of RockPaperPoem. We’re looking for your three best poems! View our flyer for more information and see complete contest guidelines at our website.

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Extended deadline for Richard Snyder Prize: May 15

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Deadline: May 15, 2024
$1000 and publication with Ashland Poetry Press for an unpublished manuscript of original poetry. No aesthetic preference or requirements; we’re happy to publish someone’s first book or their tenth. We just want books we love. 2024 Judge: Matthew Rohrer. View our flyer. Full guidelines and submission details at our website.

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New and Forthcoming Titles from Black Rose Books

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New titles from Black Rose Books, Montreal’s radical publisher since 1969. This year’s catalogue includes Freedom or Death, the definitive text on Mikhail Bakunin, titan of the Left; Eros and Revolution, a daring exploration into the history of revolutionary social movements; and Castoriadis Against Heidegger, a critical tour-de-force juxtaposing the politics of these two pivotal philosophers. View our flyer and see our website for more!

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Weber—The Contemporary West Call for Submissions

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Weber invites submissions in the genres of personal narrative, critical commentary, fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry that offer insight into the environment and culture of the contemporary western United States. Poems and essays published in Weber are considered for our annual awards (O. Marvin Lewis Essay Award $500, Sherwin W. Howard Poetry Award $500). View flyer to learn more and submit via email.

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Tremont Writers Conference in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Deadline: April 30, 2024
Applications are open for the Tremont Writers Workshop, a five-day experience for a select group inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Join renowned author workshop leaders Maurice Manning (poetry), Monic Ductan (fiction), David Brill (nonfiction), and guest faculty Frank X Walker for a writers conference like no other. View flyer for more information. Apply at our website.

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december seeks submissions for the 2024 Curt Johnson Prose Awards

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december seeks submissions for the 2024 Curt Johnson Prose Awards in fiction and creative nonfiction. Prizes each genre: $1,500 & publication (winner); $500 & publication (honorable mention). All finalists will be listed in the 2024 Fall/Winter awards issue. $20 entry fee includes copy of awards issue. All submissions considered for publication. Submit one story or essay up to 8,000 words March 1 to May 1. For complete guidelines and judge information view our flyer and visit our website.

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Poet-Volunteers Are Invited to Submit a Manuscript!

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Deadline: April 30, 2024
Only poets who donate labor to help a literary venture may submit. We publish 2 books per year, and the 2024 judge is Ariel Francisco Henriquez Cos. TO NOMINATE A VOLUNTEER, review the submission details on our flyer and Guidelines page and complete the Hilary Tham Capital Collection Nomination Form.

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Flying South 2024 Contest is Open

$2,100 in Prizes

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Deadline: May 31, 2024
From March 1 to May 31, Flying South 2024 will be accepting entries for this year’s contest. There will be three categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry. In each of the three categories the awards will be $400 for First Place, $200 for Second Place, and $100 for Third Place. Finalists will be awarded publication in Flying SouthView our flyer and visit our website to learn more.

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Amsterdam Review Spring 2024 Issue out May 1

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Look out for the latest issue of Amsterdam Review with poetry, translations, interviews, and flash fiction by local and international artists. Featuring an exclusive interview of W. S. Merwin and Andrei Voznesensky, and works by Elisa Gabbert, Amy Catanzano, Iain Britton, Marin Sorescu, Geoffrey Babbit, Karen Bishop, Daniel Nemo, and many more. View our flyer and visit our website for more information.

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Last Call for the Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest

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Winning Writers’ 32nd annual Fiction & Essay Contest has a May 1 deadline. Submit published or unpublished work. Max 6,000 words. Prizes: 2 X $3,500, 10 X $300. Top 12 entries published online. Entry fee: $22. Final judge: Mina Manchester. Co-sponsored by Duotrope and recommended by Reedsy. View flyer to see guidelines and enter online on our website.

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March 2024 eLitPak :: Writing Contests for the Best Poem and Short Story

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Gival Press is now accepting entries for the Best stand-alone Short Story (prize: $1,000.00) and for the Best Poem about LGBTQ+ life (prize: $500.00). Details about reading fee, etc.: at our Submittable portal. Winners will be published in the online journal, ArLiJo,  which will have an Open Reading Period from March 25 to April 25, 2024. View flyer for more information.

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March 2024 eLitPak :: Martin Espada is the Featured Poet for 2024 SOMOS Poetry Month

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Deadline: April 11, 2024
Event Dates: April 12 – April 13, 2024
Award-winning poet Martin Espada has published more than twenty books as a poet, editor, essayist, and translator. His new book of poems from Norton is “Floaters,” winner of the 2021 National Book Award. His other books of poems include “Vivas to Those Who Have Failed,” The Trouble Ball” and “The Republic of Poetry” which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, as well as others. Espada is a professor of English at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. View flyer to learn more.

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March 2024 eLitPak :: First Pages Prize – Judge Edwidge Danticat

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Deadline: April 10, 2024 (April 24 extended)
First Pages Prize invites you to enter your first 5 pages of a longer work of fiction or creative nonfiction. Prizes in both fiction & creative nonfiction. 2024 Judge is Edwidge Dandicat! Open to un-agented writers worldwide, the prize supports emerging writers with cash awards, developmental mentoring, & agent consultation. View our flyer and visit our website for full information.

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March 2024 eLitPak :: Announcing the Book Wheatley at 250 from Pangyrus Press

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Just published! Pangyrus Press announces Wheatley at 250, celebrating the 250th anniversary of Phillis Wheatley Peters’s historic and transformative Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral with exciting re-inscriptions by some of today’s most compelling poets: U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith, Evie Shockley, Kiki Petrosino, Mahogany L. Browne, and more. View our flyer and learn more at our website.

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March 2024 eLitPak :: Last Call! Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest

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Deadline: April 1
Submit one humor poem to Winning Writers’ 2024 contest to win $2,000 and online publication. Accepts published and unpublished work. Co-sponsored by Duotrope. Recommended by Reedsy. Judged by Jendi Reiter and Lauren Singer. Winners announced on August 15. Visit our website and view our flyer for more information.

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March 2024 eLitPak :: 18th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards

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Deadline: March 31, 2024
The 18th annual National Indie Excellence® Awards (NIEA) are open to all English language printed books available for sale, including small presses, mid-sized independent publishers, university presses, and self-published authors. NIEA is proud to be a champion of self-publishing and independent presses. Monetary awards, sponsorships, and entry rules are described in detail on our website.

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March 2024 eLitPak :: Contest and Submission Opportunity from Black Fox Literary Magazine!

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Submit your fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction to Black Fox Literary Magazine’s Fairy Tale Remix Writing Prize! Deadline: March 31, 2024! We are also accepting free submissions for our summer 2024 print issue. Free subs close on May 31, 2024! View flyer and visit website to learn more.

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March 2024 eLitPak :: Poets Time to Submit Your Manuscript to The Washington Prize

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Deadline: March 15, 2024
Win $1,500 and publication by The Word Works. The contest is open to unpublished English language volumes of original poetry by a living Canadian or American writer at any stage of their career. Winner announced August 1 by series editor Andrea Carter Brown. View flyer to learn more and submit.

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February 2024 eLitPak :: Changing Skies Now Accepting Submissions for Fall Issue!

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Changing Skies Creative Nonfiction Journal is accepting submissions for online and print publication. We accept creative nonfiction writing on living through the climate crisis. We also accept forms of art including paint, drawing, photography, and more! Read our latest issues and submission details at our website.

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February 2024 eLitPak :: Strange Wests Call for Submissions

Deadline: March 10, 2024
About Place Journal‘s next issue invites you to consider and reimagine all things West. Send us your prose, poetry, and visual art that conceives of the West beyond its conventional and colonialized framework to help us decenter traditional subjects and propagandized histories of this region. Learn more and submit here.

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February 2024 eLitPak :: WP-MFA: Rachel Wetzsteon Chapbook Award

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I’m going to let you in on a secret:
I have so many ghosts and nowhere to put them.

Map Literary and the MFA program at William Paterson University are thrilled to celebrate the publication of Fiona Lu’s How to Become the God of Small Things. Come celebrate with us! View flyer to learn more.

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February 2024 eLitPak :: Stories & Songs: A Writing Retreat in Italy

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Event Dates: September 10-16, 2024
Join Memoirist/Fiction writer Carolyn Flynn, Fiction writer/Writing Coach Karen Leslie, and #1 songwriter Clay Mills for a 6 day/night immersive writing retreat at Spannocchia, a 12th Century Tuscan tenuta. Generative workshops, time to write, individualized feedback, open mics, wine on the grass terrace, Tuscan food, and a writer’s excursion to Siena. Choose your track: Storyteller, Songwriter or Hybrid. View our flyer and visit our website to learn more. Zoom Q & A: 2/22/24. Register on website.

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February 2024 eLitPak :: A Breakthrough Experience for Writers of Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror

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Have you ever wished you could attend your own private writing workshop that would teach you exactly what you need to know, at the right pace for you, and provide feedback and guidance in extensive one-on-one sessions? That’s Your Personal Odyssey Writing Workshop. It’s an intensive, personalized, one-on-one online workshop experience combining advanced lectures, expert feedback, and deep mentoring. View our flyer and visit our website to learn more.

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February 2024 eLitPak :: Ireland Writing Retreat on the Ring of Kerry

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Registration Deadline: May 1, 2024
Event Dates: June 9-13, 2024
A generative and restorative writing immersion in County Kerry, Ireland with Carolyn Dawn Flynn, acclaimed novelist, memoirist and TEDx speaker, and writer and poet extraordinaire Jona Kottler. Let the soul-stirring mountains and wild sea of Ireland’s Ring of Kerry be your inspiration for this generative and restorative retreat for writers of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Whether you’re writing essays or a book-length memoir, short stories or a novel, poetry or screenplays—or hybrid!—this immersive retreat is designed to help you deepen and refine your work-in-progress, emerging with clarity and vision. Find out more at our website.

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February 2024 eLitPak :: Third Street Review Open for Submissions February 1

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Deadline: February 29, 2024
We want to see your work! Fiction, creative nonfiction up to 1000 words, three poems, and art and photography. Our mission is to explore the edges of things, to find the hidden cracks that let the light shine through. We publish quarterly and are a paying market. Have you got something for us? We can’t wait to see it! Submissions open until the end of the monthView our flyer for more information.

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January 2024 eLitPak :: Be a Screenwriter in Malibu!

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Application Deadline: April 30, 2024
Interested in being a screenwriter in Malibu? View our flyer and email [email protected] for more info!

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January 2024 eLitPak :: 3 Days Left: Over $20,000 in Fellowships to Martha’s Vineyard

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Deadline: January 22, 2024
Full Tuition & Lodging Fellowships for parent-writers, educators, writers of color, and queer writers to The Martha’s Vineyard Summer Writers Conference (May 26-31). MVICW was founded with a belief that a supportive, creative, and nourishing community is essential for a successful writing life. Our Summer Writers’ Conference is open to writers at all stages of their careers. View our flyer for more information. Apply at our website.

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January 2024 eLitPak :: About Place Journal Call for Submissions: Strange Wests

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Deadline: March 10, 2024
The American West invokes a fraught mythology of whiteness, masculinity, and uninhabited terrain. Our next issue invites you to consider and reimagine all things West. Send us your prose, poetry, and visual art that conceives of the West beyond its conventional and colonialized framework to help us decenter traditional subjects and propagandized histories of this region. View flyer and visit website to learn more.

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January 2024 eLitPak :: Publish Your Poetry Collection!

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Deadline: March 15, 2024
Every year since 2012, Trio House Press has published the winners of the Trio Award for a First or Second Book of Poetry and the Louise Bogan Open Award in Poetry. Send us your manuscript and you could join our long list of talented and award-winning poets. Prize includes $1,000, publication, author copies, and marketing/publicity. Join us at Trio House! View our flyer or visit www.triohousepress.org to learn more.

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January 2024 eLitPak :: Hindsight Journal Accepting Submissions Now!

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HINDSIGHT Creative Nonfiction Journal is accepting submissions for online and print publication. We accept all forms of creative nonfiction writing, and forms of art including paint, drawing, photography, and more! Find more submission details and read our latest issues at our website.

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January 2024 eLitPak :: Issue 88 of Kaleidoscope Available Now! Accepting Submissions Year-round.

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Authors and artists in issue 88 share ways they’re mastering the art of living with disability as an essential element of a creatively crafted life. Each issue of Kaleidoscope magazine focuses on the experience of disability through literature and fine art. Submit your best work to us today! View our flyer and visit our website for more information.

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January 2024 eLitPak :: Kenyon Review Summer 2024 Residential Adult Writers Workshops

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Deadline: February 16, 2024
Join us for our week-long, residential writing workshops in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry with acclaimed faculty in beautiful Gambier, Ohio. Unlike other writing workshops, the Kenyon Review Writing Workshops are generative, focused on giving writers time and space to produce new work. Since 1995, these workshops have provided thousands of writers with a nurturing space to take creative risks and push their writing to the next level. The low student-teacher ratio and supportive, rigorous, and immersive writing community have proved so popular that many students return again and again. Applications are open now and close February 16, 2024! Visit our website and view our flyer for more information and to apply.

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December 2023 eLitPak :: Discover the Journal of Literature Inspired by Art!

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The Ekphrastic Review is a journal of writing inspired by visual art. We bring brilliant writers to readers every day, with ekphrastic poetry, flash fiction, and more. View flyer and visit our website to learn more.

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December 2023 eLitPak :: Sixteen Rivers Press Annual Call for Submissions for Book-Length Poetry Manuscripts

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Deadline: February 1, 2024
We invite Northern California authors to submit book-length poetry manuscripts. All manuscripts will be read blind. Sixteen Rivers values diversity. We encourage poets of color, young poets, and LGBTQ writers to submit. Sixteen Rivers Press is a shared-work collective, with a three-year commitment. PDF email submissions from November 1, 2023 to February 1, 2024. View our flyer and see complete guidelines on our website.

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December 2023 eLitPak :: Consequence Volume 15.2 is Now Out!

Inside this latest issue are works from authors and artists from around the world who offer hard-won truths and insights into the realities of war and geopolitical violence. These realities include a young transgender man making sense of his father’s experiences while fighting in Korea, the multiple perspectives surrounding US soldiers being spit on when returning from Vietnam, and the history of a country as revealed to a young woman by anonymous, pre-WWII photographs. Get your copy today!

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December 2023 eLitPak :: 2024 New American Poetry Prize

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Deadline: January 15, 2024
This year’s final judge is Nikki Wallschlaeger, author of the full-length collections Waterbaby, Crawlspace, and Houses. Manuscripts should be at least 48 pages, but there is no maximum length. All forms and styles of poetry are welcome. The winning manuscript will be published, and its author will receive $1500, promotional support, and 25 author copies. View flyer and visit website to learn more.

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November 2023 eLitPak :: Contest and Submission Opportunity from Black Fox Literary Magazine!

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Deadline: November 30, 2023
Submit your fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction to Black Fox Literary Magazine’s Rhapsody of Regret Writing Prize! Deadline: November 30, 2023! We are also accepting free submissions for our winter 2024 print issue. Free subs close on November 30, 2023! Visit our website and view our flyer for more information.

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November 2023 eLitPak :: Amsterdam Review Fall 2023 Issue Now Live!

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Discover the latest issue of Amsterdam Review with poetry, translations, interviews, and visual arts by local and international artists. Featuring an exclusive interview of Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and works by Rae Armantrout, Laynie Browne, Marin Sorescu, Jocelyn Ulevicus, Paul Cunningham, Ruth Lasters, and many more. View our flyer and visit our website for more information.

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November 2023 eLitPak :: Kenyon Review Winter Online Adult Writers Workshops

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Application Deadline: December 10, 2023
Our Winter Online Workshops offer participants a unique opportunity to learn from three faculty members in the same genre over six weeks. Workshops meet every Saturday 2:00–4:00 pm ET starting January 20, 2024 (no meeting on February 10). Workshops are generative, with a focus on creating new work. Visit our website and view our flyer for more information and to apply.

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