Poetry

Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards

Claremont Graduate University is pleased to announce a call for the 2016 Tufts Poetry Awards. The Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award offers $100,000 for a book of poetry published between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. The Kate Tufts Discovery Award offers $10,000 for a first book of poetry published between July 1, 2014 and …

Published: June 5, 2015

2015 “Sonic Geography” Writing Contest

Have you visited a place with a unique sound space? Can you describe the sound of a location in a unique way? Musicworks’ 5th annual “Sonic Geography” Writing Contest asks you to choose any location—urban or rural, indoors or outside, cacophonous or mysteriously quiet—and describe how sound shapes your experience in 500 words. Top 3 …

Published: June 4, 2015

Acrostic Poetry Contest

Write an acrostic poem. An acrostic is where the first letter of each line spells out a word (downwards). An example: Elizabeth it is in vain you say “Love not” – thou sayest it in so sweet a way: In vain those words from thee or L.E.L. Zantippe’s talents had enforced so well: Ah! if …

Published: May 15, 2015

Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

WINTER POETRY & PROSE GETAWAY January 15-18, 2016, Atlantic City area Advance your craft and energize your writing at the 22nd Annual Winter Getaway featuring Stephen Dunn. Enjoy challenging and supportive workshops, insightful feedback and an encouraging community. Choose from fiction, nonfiction, memoir, screenwriting and poetry. Early registration discounts and scholarships available – details at …

Published: April 30, 2015

Boston Book Festival

The 2015 Boston Book Festival features more than 200 authors participating in more than four dozen presentations, conversations and panels. Topics include science, technology, literary criticism, art and architecture, poetry, fiction and writing for children and young adults. Of special interest to writers are the “Writer Idol” session sponsored by GrubStreet, in which excerpts from …

Published: April 28, 2015

Hampton Roads Writers’ 7th Annual Writers’ Conference

HRW’s Seventh Annual Writers’ Conference, which takes place Sept. 17 – 19, 2015 at the Virginia Beach/Norfolk Conference center, Holiday Inn Hotel, Virginia Beach, VA, offers outstanding opportunities to network, improve your craft and marketing skills and pitch work to agents. One evening plus two full days of workshops, two best-selling keynoters, two first ten-lines critique sessions, 50 …

Published: April 28, 2015

Live Free and Write

LIVE FREE AND WRITE A New Hampshire Getaway for Writers August 16-21, 2015, Sunapee, NH Join us in New Hampshire for a supportive writing retreat. Enjoy the refreshing New England summer with plentiful writing time, encouraging workshops, homemade meals and time to relax. Spend the week in either “Writing and Publishing Retreat” with Amanda Morris …

Published: April 26, 2015

The Winter Tangerine Awards

We aim to honor new and emerging poets and prose writers who are creating electric work. Submissions will only be accepted from writers who have not yet published a chapbook, novel or collection of any type. We aim to showcase writers based on the merit of their work, rather than the prestige behind their name, …

Published: April 26, 2015

Knoxville Writers’ Guild Annual Writing Contest

The Leslie Garrett Award for Literary Fiction In memory of the late Knoxville author, Leslie Garrett. Fee: There is no fee for entering this contest. Specific Guidelines: 1. Entry consists of one short story totaling no more than 3,000 words, double spaced. 2. Only one entry per contestant. 3. See General Guidelines The KWG Award …

Published: April 26, 2015

Shore Thing Writing Getaway

SHORE THING WRITING GETAWAY A One Day Writing Getaway June 20, 2015, Atlantic City, NJ Treat yourself to a writing retreat at the shore. Down the block from Atlantic City’s famous beach and boardwalk, this affordable workshop will energize and inspire you. Head home with sand between your toes, a few new pieces of writing …

Published: April 25, 2015