Open for all writers with no limitations on the amount of poetry a writer has published. Maximum 120 pages. Most manuscripts are 40-80 pages long. Entries must be received or postmarked between Nov.1 and Dec. 31. Submit by regular mail or online submission manager.
Awarded to poets of color who have not previously published a book-length volume of poetry. Submit 25-35 page manuscript through regular mail.
Submit a previously unpublished, full-length poetry manuscript. No mandatory page count. 48 to 88 pages suggested. Submit by online submission manager or regular mail.
Submit previously unpublished poems of any length “that make something of an occasion (be it public or private) or simply mark one.” Open to Canadians or current residents of Canada. Submit from website.
Submit 1-6 unpublished poems up to 2,000 words total, with food as an ingredient. All styles welcome. Send by regular mail only.
Submit fiction, poetry or essays online between Jan. 1 and Jan. 31. Max 25 pages for fiction and nonfiction or three poems.
Free and open to the public, the conference features author readings and presentations, a film festival, fiction and poetry workshops, meet-the-author sessions and panel discussions. Featured authors and artists include Robert Pinsky, Jessica Lott, Sarah Leavitt and Brian Maxwell.
Top authors, agents and editors meet to discuss fiction, nonfiction, poetry and specialty writing such as children’s books and travel writing. Other topics include marketing, self-publishing, Internet possibilities and trends in the publishing industry. Keynote speakers: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, NoViolet Bulawayo and Barry Eisler.
Writers, publishers, editors and educators engage in literary conversation and celebration with fellow lovers of literature from across the region and the world. The conference offers more than 450 events, including public receptions, a bookfair, lectures, readings and workshops, etc. Keynote speaker: Annie Proulx.
Biennial festival promoting poetry and social activism. Includes readings, workshops, panel discussions, youth programs and open mikes. Featured poets include Sheila Black, Joy Harjo, Dunya Mikhail, Natalie Diaz and Yusef Komunyakaa. Held at various venues throughout Washington, D.C.