Poetry

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

Literature & Landscape of the Horse

IS THERE A HORSE GALLOPING THROUGH THE LANDSCAPE OF YOUR STORY? This unique adventure is for any writer who yearns for nature, longs to reconnect with horses and hungers for creative inspiration in an authentic western ranch setting. Held at the historic Vee Bar Guest Ranch near Laramie, Wyoming (the same country as Mary O’Hara’s …

Published: April 24, 2015

Gone Lawn

A literary journal particularly engaged toward the intriguing, the odd, the difficult-to-express, the peculiar sensation, as well as the endearing. We favor quality writing but will also publish new writers — if the work excites us — as well as writing that tends to get passed over by journals with similar aesthetics. We’re interested in …

Published: April 24, 2015