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Call :: Archer Publishing Seeks Sports-themed Poetry for Young Adult Anthology

Deadline: November 1, 2020
We have so many wonderful sports-themed young adult novels and short stories, but our industry is missing a collection of contemporary poetry for our student-athletes that represents their lives in this current climate. Archer Publishing seeks identity-inclusive/affirming poems for this anthology addressing contemporary sports-themed topics that are of high interest to high school students and relevant to their lives. Editor: Sarah J. Donovan, Oklahoma State University. Email submissions to [email protected]. Submission deadline is November 1, 2020 with decisions made by January 1, 2021. Anticipated publication date is December 2021 or January 2022. See the website for more information about the project.

Sponsor Spotlight :: Desert Nights, Rising Stars will be Virtual in 2021

Desert Nights Rising Stars Writers Conference 2021While we would usually start things off with the beautiful desert weather and the southwestern landscape, things are a little different this year. With rising COVID cases in Arizona, restrictions surrounding travel around the nation, and ongoing orders against large public gatherings, we’ve made the choice to move Desert Nights, Rising Stars 2021 to a completely virtual experience.

The 2021 conference will be conducted online via Zoom from February 18 through 20. Program features will include writing workshops, panel discussions, readings, pitch sessions, book fair, author signings, and roundtable discussions. Genres covered this year include fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, publishing, business of writing, memoir, and young adult.

The faculty for the conference will be Matt Bell, Mahogany L. Browne, Suyi Davies Okungbowa, Alan Dean Foster, Tod Goldberg, Raquel Gutiérrez, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Linda Hogan, Beverly Jenkins, C.B. Lee, Connie J. Mableson, Christopher Morgan, Cynthia Pelayo, Evan Winter, and Erika T. Wurth.

Early registration is only $225 before December 31. Swing by their listing at NewPages to get more details.

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