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The month ahead: June 2022

All the writerly dates to note this month.

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 June 1

Kick off Pride Month by subscribing to an LGBTQ journal, such as Gertrude, Plenitude Magazine, just femme & dandy, or peculiar. 


June 10-19

It’s time for Lit Fest, an annual weeklong celebration of words in Denver. This is the first in-person iteration of Lit Fest in two years, though organizers promise “plenty of virtual offerings too.” 


June 15

The winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction will be announced. 



June 19

One of the many ways to commemorate Juneteenth? Supporting Black literary organizations, resources, and nonprofits, a list of which can be found at 


June 20

Our Spring Short Story Contest ends today! Submit for your chance to win $1,000 and publication in our magazine.



June 21

It’s the longest day of the year. Write a poem that celebrates “light” in a way of your choosing.


June 27

Happy Birthday to Paul Laurence Dunbar, born on this day 150 years ago.