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January/February 2017

Writing contests, conferences, workshops, editing services, calls for submissions, and more.

Caveat Emptor! Poets & Writers Magazine is unable to check all claims made by advertisers. Readers should be aware of publishers who charge, rather than pay, an author for publication; publishers who do not pay for publication, even in copies; publishers who require a purchase before publication; and contests that charge high reading fees. The magazine recommends that you see the publication and submission guidelines before submitting a manuscript.

Call for Manuscripts: Anthologies

ALLPOETRY.COM—Join the largest poetry community, more than 500,000 poets strong. From beginners to experts, get friendly encouragement and detailed critiques when you’re ready. No-fee contests, $50 cash prizes, active discussion forums, and join our annual anthology. Totally free with optional monthly memberships. www.allpoetry.com/pw.

ILLNESS, RESILIENCE AND SPIRITUALITY is looking for chapters about how a person’s faith can carry them either through their own serious illness or that of a loved one. I am looking for diversity in religions. This anthology is intended to reveal the courage and hope that guide us through difficult times. Please contact marguerite@bouvard.us with proposals for chapters.

IN 2017, Vineyards Press will publish Heart of a Man, an anthology of men’s writings selected to show who men are. We need stories by men about male-unique experiences. The writer must be male, the story must have happened to him, and it must show who men are. www.vineyardspress.com/submissions.

POETRYSOUP.COM: #1 poetry website in the world with the most features and poetry resources. Run your own poetry contests online. Create blogs and online classifieds to advertise your books, poetry, and/or website. Research famous poets. Connect with poets from around the world. Joining PoetrySoup and posting poems is free. www.poetrysoup.com.

SUBMIT TO AN anthology of poems assessing the 21st- century American relationship with money: the adversarial and addicted, the private and political, the exuberant and destitute. No entry fee. Original work preferred, but we will look at reprints.  Deadline February 1. More info at: www.poetryofcapital.wixsite.com/anthology.

WISING UP PRESS: Call for submissions longer than expected. Memoir, essays, fiction, and poetry from adults not expected to survive to adulthood because of childhood illness (and/or significant others) on how this profound experience of survival and uncertainty has shaped their understanding of adulthood. Deadline: May 15. Guidelines: www.universaltable.org/wisingup.html.

WORLD ENOUGHWRITERS (anthology imprint of Concrete Wolf) seeks poems referencing beer, wine, or spirits (alcohol) for upcoming print anthology edited by James Bertolino. First poem free, 2 or more poems $5 payable to Concrete Wolf. Mail to: Concrete Wolf, attn: WEW anthology, P.O. Box 445, Tillamook, OR 97141. Or, e-mail submissions to worldenoughwriters@gmail.com (pay fee via PayPal). For more info www.worldenoughwriters.com.

YOUNG WRITERS ANTHOLOGY VerbalEyze is accepting submissions from writers ages 13-22 for its 2017 Young Writers Anthology series. Writers selected will earn royalties. VerbalEyze is a non-profit that fosters, promotes and supports the development and professional growth of young writers. For submission details visit www.verbaleyze.org/press.

Call for Manuscripts: Books

BARRY SPACKS POETRY AWARD Gunpowder Press is accepting book-length manuscripts of 48–100 pages for the third annual Barry Spacks Poetry Award, which honors Barry’s legacy of readable yet challenging work. The prize is $500 + 50 author copies. Entry fee is $20. Jane Hirshfield will judge. Full details at gunpowderpress.com.

C&R PRESS is now accepting manuscripts for our 2017–18 catalog. We are looking for full-length fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry titles for 2017 and 2018. The Soup Bowl Winter Chapbook + New York Reading is open from November 1 through the end of February. www.crpress.org.

CONCRETE WOLF Louis award for a first full-length poetry collection from a poet aged 50 or older with no prior full-length collections. Deadline March 31. Fee $30, payable to Concrete Wolf. Final judge: Joseph Green. More info at www.concretewolf.com.

HUDSON WHITEMAN EXCELSIOR COLLEGE PRESS: We’re not your father’s college press! Only great nonfiction. Acquisitions: health/nursing, military, alt education, cyber. Electronic submissions via Submittable + editorial support for first-time authors. Look us over!

Website: www.hudsonwhitman.com. Twitter: @ExcelsiorPress.

LEFORA PUBLISHING LLC will be accepting submissions of work by New England authors from January 2 to March 30. Please follow the submission guidelines on our website at www.leforapublishing.com.

OMONOMANY PUBLISHING We publish poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Send SASE, 2 copies of sample chapter, and outline to 2095 Exeter Rd., Ste. 80-263, Germantown, TN 38138.

SIXTEEN RIVERS PRESS, a regional publishing collective, seeks full-length poetry manuscripts from Northern California poets. Submission period: November 1, 2016, to February 1, 2017. No fee. All styles welcome. Authors become active members of the press for 3 years. For complete guidelines, go to www.sixteenrivers.org.

WEB-E-BOOKS (www.web-e-books.com) publishes bold, contemporary, and classic novels and creative nonfiction within the parameters of our slogan: Where Reality and Fiction Collide. We seek works offering compelling social messages, strong character development, and captivating narrative (w/illustration options)...literature of excellence, originality, and authenticity. Ask about our Book Backer program. E-mail Submissions: info@tri-screenconnection.com.

Call for Manuscripts: Magazines

AJN, THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NURSING (print circulation 80,000 + digital editions), seeks poems, “flash” fiction, and visual art related to health or health care for its Art of Nursing department. Authors need not be health care professionals. Original perspectives and clear, unsentimental writing are preferred; $150 honorarium paid upon publication. Query Art of Nursing coordinator before submitting (use “Art of Nursing” in subject line): amy.collins@wolterskluwer.com.

AJN, THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NURSING seeks personal essays (850-word limit) describing experiences related to health and health care for its monthly Reflections department. Authors do not have to be health care professionals. We prefer clear writing with strong details and vivid characterization; $150 honorarium paid upon publication. Go to this website for guidelines and examples: http://edmgr.ovid.com/ajn/accounts/ifauth.htm, or query the Reflections coordinator Madeleine Mysko: mmysko@comcast.net.

ARROYO LITERARY REVIEW is an award-winning national magazine with a West Coast orientation. We are seeking fiction, flash fiction, poetry, essays, and translation for our 10th issue. Open reading period from December 1, 2016, to May 31, 2017. No e-mail submissions. Please see our website for submission guidelines: www.arroyoliteraryreview.com.

BRAIN TEEN: the magazine for thinking parents. Submit to our award-winning annual issue. Personal essays up to 4,000 words that explore all aspects of parenting teens, or having been a teen. Pays $100–$300. To submit: www.bit.ly/2dL3DVp.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS at decasp.com (gesundheit)—let your literary hair down. As a matter of fact cut it off. We’re looking for absurd humor. Flash, limericks, one-liners, character sketches, cartoons, almost anything you see on the site is open for submission! Please ignore the gorilla. Decasp.com.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: THE WESTCHESTER REVIEW, an annual print journal, seeks short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, excerpts of plays and graphic novels, for its 10th issue. Submissions accepted year-round. Writers should have a connection to the Westchester County, NY, area. See website for guidelines: www.westchesterreview.com.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: OUT OF MANY MAGAZINE, founded by writers at Vanderbilt University, is seeking fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and art. We are especially eager to read pieces with multi–cultural elements. Submission is free, and response times are low. We publish regularly online and quarterly in print. For details, visit outofmanymag.com.

CHANGES IN LIFE monthly online newsletter is seeking personal essays from women of all ages. New writers are encouraged to submit their work. For details and submission guidelines, see www.changesinlife.com.

COMSTOCK REVIEW enters its 31st year of publishing well-crafted, unique poetry! Open reading period January 1–March 31. Both on–line and paper submissions accepted. No previously published or simultaneous submissions. Check www.comstockreview.org for submission details, guidelines, and needed SASEs. Poet’s Handbook is a free download. Join us on Facebook. Subscribe for only $20/year. Editors: Betsy Anderson and Michael A. Sickler. Comstock Review, 4956 St. John Dr., Syracuse, NY 13215.

CONNECTICUT RIVER REVIEW poetry journal seeks submissions January 1 to April 15. Up to 5 original unpublished poems in a single document, 1 poem per page, via connecticutriverreview.submittable.com or send to Connecticut River Review, P.O. Box 516, Cheshire, CT 06410 with cover letter and SASE. For complete guidelines visit www.ctpoetry.net.

DRYLANDLIT_PRESS call for submissions. We prioritize works by people of color. We accept work year round. Published quarterly. Electronic submissions only. Publish new, emerging, and established writers. No fees. Poetry and prose go to drylandlit.org/submissionguidelines.

EARTH’S DAUGHTERS accepting submissions January 2 to March 2 for Issue No. 91, “Hindsight. If only you’d known then...” Ironically and/or dramatically, the past informs the present. Up to 3 poems, or 500 words of prose to Earth’s Daughters, P.O. Box 41, Central Park Station, Buffalo NY 14215.  Guidelines at www.earthsdaughters.org.

EKPHRASIS, a biannual journal, seeks poems, each based on a single work of art. No simultaneous submissions. Previously published poems OK if credited. Send 3 to 5 original poems, bio, e-mail, SASE, to: Ekphrasis, Laverne & Carol Frith, P.O. Box 161236, Sacramento, CA 95816-1236. Website: www.ekphrasisjournal.com.

FOR A NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE entitled True Story, Creative Nonfiction seeks unpublished works of narrative nonfiction between 3,500 and 7,000 words long, on any subject and in any style. No deadline. Complete guidelines at www.creativenonfiction.org/submissions.

FULL BLEED, a new journal for art, design, & cultural criticism, seeks essays for first issue. We are especially interested in criticism that concerns migration and exile. Send proposals to fullbleedjournal@gmail.com by January 1, or completed works by February 1. If funding allows, we will pay all contributors. More information at http://www.full-bleed.org/.

HAWAII PACIFIC REVIEW seeks submissions of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Based at Hawaii Pacific University, HPR often features work from Hawaii and the Pacific region, but is interested in great writing from any place and on any subject. Details and links to our online submissions manager at hawaiipacificreview.org.

IMITATION FRUIT LITERARY JOURNAL, www.imitationfruit.com, is looking for fun and upbeat short stories, creative nonfiction, poetry, and artwork. Send up to 5 poems or 15 pages of prose. We are an annual online publication. For detailed instructions on how to submit, see our submissions page at www.imitationfruit.com.

KANSAS CITY VOICES: a periodical of art and literature is accepting art, poetry, and short prose through March 15. Accepted applicants will receive payment and 1 copy of the magazine. They are also invited to read at events throughout the year. For full submission guidelines, go to www.wppress.org/main/submissions.

THE KERF SEEKS POETRY for its annual issue. The editors are especially interested in themes related to humanity and/or environmental consciousness but are open to diverse subjects. Submit January 15 to March 31 annually. Include brief bio and SASE. The Kerf, College of the Redwoods, 883 W. Washington Blvd., Crescent City, CA 95531.

LEAPING CLEAR, a new online magazine, is open for contributions. We’re dedicated to presenting accomplished writers and artists who work from a ground of contemplative practice. We feature all forms of contemporary writing, art, music, and video and do not charge submission fees. Our artists come from different backgrounds and cultures and are committed to contemplative and meditative practices that range from formal meditative and religious practices to communion with nature and philosophical reflections. Please visit the website for further information. www.leapingclear.org.

MISTAKE HOUSE: Show us your world and voice. We welcome the familiar revealed in new ways, the curious, inventive, tenacious. Poetry and fiction submissions open to students currently enrolled in graduate or undergraduate programs. Submission window: October 15, 2016, to February 15, 2017. Submission fee $2. See guidelines at our website: www.mistakehouse.org.

MOUNT HOPE, a literary magazine publishing fiction, photography, nonfiction, graphic storytelling, and poetry, welcomes submissions of original work for upcoming issues. We seek short stories or nonfiction up to 5,000 words, up to 4 poems per author, and graphic novel and photo portfolios of 5–12 images. We publish emerging authors side by side with such established writers as Margot Livesey, Steve Almond, Hester Kaplan, Howard Norman, Steven Church, and Moira Egan. See us online: www.mounthopemagazine.com.

NELLE (FORMERLY POEMMEMOIRSTORY) seeks submissions: January 1 through March 31. We feature the best, most innovative literary writing by women writers (cis and transgender). Work first appearing in our pages has been published in Best American Poetry, Best American Essays, and Best Creative Nonfiction. Submit via Submittable: www.poemmemoirstory.submittable.com/submit.

THE NEW WEBSITE IMPERFECT FICTION seeks work you’ve struggled with but seems to have merit, work that feels like a mistake but a mistake you’re drawn toward. We prefer nontraditional forms and are interested in Chicago-area writers. Work will be posted as it is accepted. To submit, visit: www.imperfectfiction.com/submit.

THE PERCH is a (nonacademic) literary journal of the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health. We conceptualize a “perch” as a vantage point from which to gain certain perspectives, and a place for taking off, incorporating those perspectives. We invite many voices, including those with a broad, artistic interest in mental health. To submit poetry and short fiction and nonfiction visit www.theperch.submittable.com/submit.  Our next reading period is November 15, 2016, to May 15, 2017. You may also visit our website, www.medicine.yale.edu/psychiatry//prch.

PRINT-ORIENTED BASTARDS is a quarterly online literary magazine that features award-winning writers and artists. We invite all genres, including literary comics, interviews, reviews, and uncategorizable hybrids. Simultaneous submissions accepted year-round. Response time is typically 3 months. For guidelines and the current issue, visit www.printorientedbastards.com.

RATTLE SEEKS SUBMISSIONS by poets with mental illness for the Summer 2017 issue: Poets must have themselves lived with mental illness. Deadline: January 15. Send up to 4 unpublished poems to: Rattle, 12411 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604. Poets published receive $100. Online submissions accepted. Website: www.rattle.com.

SOFLOPOJO-SOUTH FLORIDA POETRY JOURNAL --seeks voices from the fierce intangible world. We publish poetry, interviews (Interview With a Poet), photography, art, and reviews. We are open to all genres of poetry. Poets need not be from FL. See southfloridapoetryjournal.com for guidelines, or e-mail lenny.dellarocca@gmail.com.

SPILLWAY WANTS POEMS, February & March only, for a themed issue: “Hello & Goodbye.” We want poems about beginnings and endings. Any poem that makes our hearts thump can be rationalized into any issue. Editor: Susan Terris. Tebot Bach Publisher. Submit 3–5 poems in a single document. Website: www.spillway.org. E-mail submission only: spillway2@spillway.org.

STEAM TICKET,  the nationally circulated literary journal published by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Department of English, invites submissions of poetry, short stories, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction for the 2017 issue, Volume 20. Deadline: March 15. For guidelines: www.steamticket.org.

SUBMIT WHATEVER POEMS WHENEVER. Please e-mail your poems in just 1 attachment or in the body of the e-mail. Simultaneous submissions and previously published poems are welcome. The Great American Poetry Show.E-mail: larry@tgaps.com; website: www.tgaps.net.

TERRAIN.ORG: A Journal of the Built + Natual Environments seeks fiction, nonfiction, poetry, video, and hybrid submissions on place from established and emerging writers and artists. Terrain.org is a free, award-winning international online magazine publishing since 1998. View submission guidelines and submit at www.terrain.org/submit.

THIRD WEDNESDAY literary arts journal accepts unpublished poetry, short fiction (up to 1,500 words), and b/w art or photography. Submit to www.thirdwednesdaymagazine.submittable.com/submit. For details, go to thirdwednesday.org.

THE TIMBERLINE REVIEW, a new literary journal published in the Pacific Northwest, seeks short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and essays for the Summer/Fall 2017 issue. We’re looking for brave writing that speaks to the times we live in. Submission period January 1 through April 15. All the details at timberlinereview.com/submissions.

TWO HAWKS QUARTERLY is an online journal affiliated with Antioch University Los Angeles’s BA program in creative writing and is setting the bar for contemporary literature with bold and illuminating poetry, fiction, CNF, and experimental work. Read us. Write for us. Submissions accepted year-round. For guidelines see www.twohawksquarterly.com.

UPSTREET: award-winning annual’s 13th issue seeks quality submissions of fiction and creative nonfiction. Past issues feature interviews with Jim Shepard, Lydia Davis, Wally Lamb, Michael Martone, Robin Hemley, Sue William Silverman, Dani Shapiro, Douglas Glover, Emily Fragos, Robert Olen Butler, Joan Wickersham, and Marilyn Hacker. Distributors: Ingram, Media Solutions, Disticor (Canada). Chains: Barnes & Noble, Hastings, Books-A-Million. Deadline: March 1. For new submission guidelines, including payment, and to submit: www.upstreet-mag.org.

VERSE is currently considering submissions of 20–40 pages in any genre (including hybrid/cross-genre work) for its next print issue. Contributors receive $10/page, $250 minimum. Deadline: March 31. To submit, go to www.verse.submittable.com.


THE 2017 CREATIVE NONFICTION Writers’ Conference- join us in Pittsburgh May 26–27 (Memorial Day weekend) for 2 days dedicated to the art of memoir, personal essays, narrative journalism, and more. Craft talks, breakout sessions, publishing advice, and master classes with writers, editors, and agents. Learn more at www.creativenonfiction.org/conference.

THE 2017 LAS VEGAS Writer’s conference, hosted by Henderson Writers’ Group, is scheduled for April 20–22 at Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall. Join keynote author Donald Maass, fellow writers, agents, publishers, and marketing experts for a weekend of workshops on the publishing industry. Registration is limited to 150 attendees. Sign up now! www.lasvegaswriters conference.com.

2017 SAN MIGUEL  Writers’ Conference & Literary Festival February 15-19 (Mexico). The 2017 Keynotes: Mary Karr, Billy Collins, Naomi Klein, David Ebershoff, Judy Collins, Lisa Moore, Pedro Angel Palou, Robert Moor! The most prestigious bilingual literary gathering in the Americas. Attracts 600+ established and emerging writers and industry experts from the US, Canada, and Mexico. Readers and writers fill 10,000 seats over 5 days. It’s an inspiring week of intellectual exchange, cultural celebration, and community connection. San Miguel de Allende: #1 City in the World, CN Traveler. Sanmiguelwritersconference.org.

FRESH WATER, FRESH VOICES  Writing Conference. This unique conference blends workshops and craft talks with outdoor activities along beautiful Lake Superior. Be inspired by the Upper Peninsula’s landscape. Workshops with Pam Houston, Diane Les Becquets, Frank X Walker, and other award-winning authors. Bike, hike, kayak, fly fish. www.nmu.edu/freshvoices. Contact: Rachel May, rmay@nmu.edu.

JOIN NOVELIST AMITY GAIGE and Editor and VP of Simon & Schuster Cary Goldstein for the inaugural Squam Lake Novel Writer’s Conference June 23-26. Learn ways to craft, finish, and seek publication for your novel with an intimate group of 20 students. Four days and 3 nights all-inclusive stay on pristine New Hampshire lake. Learn more at amitygaige.com or write to novelwritingretreat@gmail.com.

JOIN US for the 25th annual Austin International Poetry Festival, April 6–9, for international and national featured poets, city reads, open mics, workshops, and more. Separate anthology submissions welcome. Details at www.aipf.org.

LIT CAMP WRITERS CONFERENCE held at Mayacamas Ranch in the rolling hills of Napa Valley, CA. Thursday, May 18, through Sunday, May 21. Only 40 participants, more than a dozen prestigious & Pulitzer Prize–winning faculty members. Workshops, master classes, editor & agent panels. Submission deadline: January 31. Litcampwriters.org.

MORAVIAN WRITERS’ CONFERENCE: Writing and Sustainability, February 3–4, Bethlehem, PA. Keynote speaker: Alison Hawthorne Deming. Workshops and craft sessions in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, documentary studies, and more. Energize your writing, work with accomplished faculty, and connect with other writers on the campus of Moravian College. www.moravian.edu/writersconference.

SAN FRANCISCO WRITERS CONFERENCE and Pre/Post Classes: February 16-19. Mark Hopkins Hotel. 14th Celebration of Craft, Commerce and Community with 100+ literary agents, editors, publishers, poets, and authors. Keynoters: Heather Graham, John Perkins, and William Bernhardt. Event details are available at SFWC newsletter: www.sfwriters.org.

TREAT YOURSELF to a writing getaway that will advance your craft and energize your writing. Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway, January 13–16, Atlantic City, NJ area. Enjoy challenging and supportive workshops, insightful feedback, and an encouraging community. Faculty: Stephen Dunn, Sharon Olds, and more. Learn more: www.stockton.edu/wintergetaway.

THE WRITE STUFF Writers Conference: March 23–25, Bethlehem, PA. Keynote: Michael Hauge. Thursday: full-day workshop with Michael Hauge; Friday: 4 half-day workshops. Saturday sessions cover fiction and nonfiction, craft, marketing, and more. Agent/editor appointments. Market coaching appointments. First page critiques by publishing professionals. E-mail:glvwg.writestuffchair@gmail.com. Website: glvwg.org.


$200 PRIZE PLUS PUBLICATION in Cloudbank magazine. Send up to 5 poems and/or flash fictions. Work in current issue by Richard Jones, Christopher Buckley, Emma Bolden, Anne Pitkin, and Christopher Howell. A $15 fee includes 2-issue subscription. Deadline: February 28. Cloudbank, PO Box 610, Corvallis, OR 97339-0610. Guidelines: www.cloudbank.books.com.

2017 ABORTION RIGHTS Poetry Contest, sponsored by Split This Rock and the Abortion Care Network, is accepting reproductive rights themed poems. Prizes: First place ($100), Second ($75), Third ($50). Top 3 poems published online. Free to enter. Deadline: February 28. More at Split This Rock’s website: www.splitthisrock.org.

2017 CONFRONTATION MAGAZINE Poetry Prize: $750 and publication in a 2017 issue, for a single poem. Submit up to 4 previously unpublished poems with a $10 entry fee (includes a 1-year subscription to the magazine). Postmark/e-mail entries January 15-March 15. For details, see confrontationmagazine.org.

THE 2017 EDITOR’S REPRINT AWARDS offer $500+ in prizes and publication in Sequestrum for writers of previously published fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Two grand prize winners (1 fiction/nonfiction, 1 poetry) and minimum 2 runners-up. Submit via our online submission system. Doors open October 15. Deadline April 30. Sequr.info@gmail.com. Full guidelines: www.sequestrum.org/contests.

2017 MAIN STREET RAG Poetry Book Award. Deadline: January 31. Length: 48–84 pages of poetry. Reading fee: $25; $1,200 prize plus publication. Blind judging. All entries considered for publication. Mailing address for hard copy entries: Main Street Rag, P.O. Box 690100, Charlotte, NC 28227-7001.For guideline details, online entry: www.mainstreetrag.com.

2017 PRIME NUMBER MAGAZINE Awards for Poetry and Short Fiction: $1,000 first prize plus publication in Prime Number Magazine in each category. Poetry judged by Rebecca Foust; Short Fiction judged by David Jauss. Reading fee $15. Deadline April 15. Submit online only through Submittable. Complete details at www.primenumbermagazine.com.

11 BEST REASONS to enter New Millennium Writings literary contest by January 31—Best Poetry $1,000; Fiction $1,000; Nonfiction $1,000; Flash Fiction $1,000. Twenty years of literary excellence, $200,000 awarded, 1,600 writers published. All writers welcome. Winners published in our anthology and online. “Highly recommended. NMW is one of our favorite journals.”—Winning Writers. We have launched careers! Visit www.newmillenniumwritings.org.

AHSAHTA PRESS Sawtooth Poetry Prize: $1,500 and publication for a poetry manuscript. Final judge: Tyrone Williams. Submit 50–100 pages in PDF, RTF, or MS Word on our website only. No identifying info in the manuscript, acknowledgments, or bio. Deadline is midnight March 1; winner expected in May. Full guidelines at ahsahtapress.org.

THE ANNUAL RATTLE Chapbook Prize offers $2,000 for a chapbook (up to 36 pages), plus 500 author copies, and distribution to Rattle’s 6,000+ subscribers. Entry fee of $20 includes a 1-year subscription to the magazine. Deadline: January 15. For guidelines and to read past winners, visit our website: www.rattle.com/chapbooks.

ANTHOLOGY/CONTEST -- TALLGRASS GUILD/OUTRIDER PRESS. Poetry, 32 lines with spaces, max; prose to 2,500 words on “The Moon”—broadly interpreted. Deadline: February 28. Prizes: $500 each category. Entry fees: 1–4 poems or each prose entry—$18. Or $14 each: TG members. No submission limit. For complete guidelines and entry form: outriderpress@sbcglobal.net.

BAUHAN PUBLISHING  is now accepting submissions (US Mail and submittable.com) for the May Sarton NH Poetry Prize: $1,000 and book publication for a full-length poetry collection. Open to all poets. Entry fee $25. Postmark/submission deadline: June 30. Judged exclusively this year by Jennifer Militello. For guidelines: www.bauhanpublishing.com/contests.

BELLINGHAM REVIEW announces its 2017 annual literary contests: the Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction, the 49th Parallel Award for Poetry, and the Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction. Each contest offers a $1,000 first-place prize. Online submissions only via Submittable from December 1, 2016–March 15, 2017; $20 entry fee. General submissions are also open until December 1. For those readers who subscribe to the journal between September and December, we will read submissions through June 1. Contributors receive a complimentary copy and 2 gift subscriptions. Complete guidelines at bhreview.org.

COMMON GROUND REVIEW Spring/Summer poetry contest! $500 first, $200 second, $100 third prize and publication. Honorable mentions also published; $15 entry fee. Submit 1–3 poems to www.cgreview.org or send to Common Ground Review, H-5132, Western New England University, 1215 Wilbraham Rd., Springfield, MA 01119. For details, please see www.cgreview.org.

THE COWLES Open Poetry Book Prize: $2,000, publication/distribution of  full-length poetry manuscript, 30 copies for author. Color cover, 48 to 100 pp., $25 reading fee. Deadline: postmarked by April 1. Guidelines at www.semopress.com/events/cowles-prize. Send to: Cowles Prize, Southeast Missouri State University Press, MS 2650, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701.

CREATIVE NONFICTION MAGAZINE is seeking new work for an upcoming issue dedicated to “Adaptation.” Send your best work, 4,000 words or fewer. Deadline: December 5. $3,500 for best essay. Guidelines at www.creativenonfiction.org/submissions.

CREATIVE NONFICTION MAGAZINE is seeking new work for an upcoming issue dedicated to “Dangerous Creations: Real-life Frankenstein stories.” Send your best work. 4,000 words or fewer, deadline: March 20. $10,000 for best essay; $2,500/each for 2 runners-up. Guidelines at www.creativenonfiction.org/submissions.

CUTBANK LITERARY MAGAZINE announces the 2016 CutBank Chapbook Contest. Submissions in prose and poetry are accepted January 1–March 31. Entry is $20 and the winner receives publication, $1,000, and 25 contributor copies. For complete guidelines, visit cutbankonline.org.

ENTER -1000 BELOW, Midway Journal’s new, annual flash prose and poetry contest. The contest runs from March 1–May 31. Michael Martone will judge: $500 grand prize, $250 second prize, $10 entry fee. Unlimited entries. For more details, go to midwayjournal.com.

ENTRIES BEING ACCEPTED for the 2017 Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival Poetry and Short Story Contest: $10 for 2 poems or 1 short story; $1,000 total awards. Deadline: February 17. Entry form, fee, and 2 copies of works mailed to: 252 Twin Lakes Rd., Latrobe, PA 15650. Phone: (724) 834-7474. Entry form available: www.artsandheritage.com/thearts/literaryArts.aspx.

ESME (Empowering Solo Moms Everywhere) announces its second annual writing contest, which is open to all solo moms—women who parent on their own due to choice or circumstance. Our judge, Anya Ulinich, solo mom and acclaimed graphic novelist, will award prizes of $500, $350, and $150 to the first, second, and third place winners in 3 categories: poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction essay. There is no entry fee, and the deadline is March 31. All submissions will also be considered for publication on the ESME website. For complete guidelines, please visit our website: www.esme.com.

EVENING STREET PRESS announces 2017 contests: Helen Kay Chapbook Poetry Prize, $250 plus 25 copies, possible publication of runners-up: $15 reading fee, on-going. eveningstreetpress.com/helenkay.html. Sinclair Poetry Prize, $500 plus 25 copies, possible publication of runners-up; $25 reading fee, May 1 to December 1. eveningstreetpress.com/sinclair.html.

FIRST PLACE PRIZE OF $1,500 and publication in River Styx for a single poem. Submit up to 3 poems by April 30, with a $20 entry fee, which includes a one-year subscription. All entries considered for publication. For complete details, visit www.riverstyx.org.

FLASH FICTION on a supernatural or magic realism theme: $300 first prize, $100 honorable mention, $50 second honorable mention in The Screw Turn Flash Fiction Competition. Publication for all 3 winners on The Ghost Story website. Editors judge, $10 submission fee; January 31 deadline. See complete guidelines at: www.theghoststory.com/flash-fiction-competition.

THE FLORIDA REVIEW Editors’ Awards in Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry: Winners receive $1,000 each and publication. Deadline: March 31. All submissions considered for publication. Entry fee, $20, includes a subscription to TFR. For guidelines and online submission link, see our website: www.floridareview.cah.ucf.edu.

FOURTH GENRE Steinberg Essay Contest is accepting submissions from January 15 to March 15 at fourthgenre.submittable.com. The 2017 contest judge is Faith Adiele (www.adiele.com). Winning author receives $1,000 and publication in the issue that’s featured at AWP, $22 per entry, up to 6,000 words. Detailed submission guidelines: fourthgenre.msu.edu.

FROM JANUARY 1 TO JANUARY 31, Crazyhorse will be accepting entries for prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry. Winners receive $2,000 and publication; $20 entry fee includes a 1–year subscription to Crazyhorse; all manuscripts entered will be considered for publication. For more information, please visit our website: crazyhorse.cofc.edu.

GRAYSON BOOKS Chapbook Competition; $500 and 50 gorgeous copies to winner. Submit 16–24 pages of poetry by January 31; $20 reading fee. Leslie Ullman to judge. See guidelines at www.graysonbooks.com. Electronic submissions encouraged. www.graysonbooks.submittable.com/submit. Postal submissions also accepted. If submitting by mail, include 2 cover sheets (1 with contact information and 1 anonymous) and SASE. Grayson Books, P.O. Box 270549, West Hartford, CT 06127-0549.

INDIANA REVIEW AND IU PRESS are reading poetry collections for the Blue Light Books prize. Submit a manuscript between 48 and 75 pages with a $20 reading fee by February 15. Winner receives publication with IU Press and $2,000. Ross Gay will judge. See our website for full guidelines: https://indianareview.org/blue-light-books.

INDIANA UNIVERSITY SOUTH BEND’S 42 Miles Press Poetry Award will be awarded to an emerging or established poet for a book-length manuscript of at least 48 pages. Winner receives $1,000, 50 copies, and will be invited to give a reading in South Bend. Deadline is March 1. David Dodd Lee, series editor, will judge. Entry fee: $25. For complete guidelines, go to www.42milespress.com.

LEAPFROG’S 2017 Fiction Contest is open January 15–May 1. Entry fee: $33. Adult, MG and YA novels, novellas, and story collections, minimum 22,000 words. First prize: Publication contract with advance, plus finalist awards: $150 and manuscript critique by finalist judge Jeffery Renard Allen. Website: www.leapfrogpress.com/contest.htm and https://leapfrogpress.submittable.com/submit.  E-mail: fictioncontest@leapfrogpress.com.

LITERAL LATTE Food Verse Contest. Seeking poems with food as an ingredient. First prize $500 and publication. Postmark deadline January 30. All styles and subjects welcome, up to 2,000 words per poem; entry fee for 10 poems is $10. Send to: Literal Latte Food Verse Kitchen, 200 E. 10th St., Ste. 240,New York, NY 10003. For tastes, see www.literal-latte.com.

OMNIDAWN offers $1,000 prize for our annual Poetry Chapbook Contest. Tyrone Williams will judge. Electronic and postal submissions February 1–April 24. Winner receives cash prize, publication, 100 copies. Entry fee: $18. Entrants who add $2 shipping receive Omnidawn chapbook of their choice. For guidelines, see www.omnidawn.com/contest.

OMNIDAWN offers $3,000 prize for our annual Omnidawn Open (Poetry Book Contest). Terrance Hayes will judge. Electronic and postal submissions November 1–January 17. Winner receives cash prize, publication, 100 copies. Entry fee: $27. Entrants who add $3 shipping receive Omnidawn book of their choice. For guidelines, see www.omnidawn.com/contest.

THE ORISON PRIZES in Poetry & Fiction offer $1,500 and publication by Orison Books for a full-length manuscript in each genre. Judges: Carl Phillips (poetry) & David Haynes (fiction). Entry fee: $30. Entry period: December 1, 2016–April 1, 2017. For complete guidelines visit www.orisonbooks.com/submission-guidelines.

PUERTO DEL SOL will be accepting entries to our annual contest in poetry and prose between January 1 and March 31. Winners receive $500 and publication; $9 entry fee includes 1-year subscription. All manuscripts entered will be considered for publication. See website for complete guidelines— puertodelsol.org.

QUEERLY LIT--PUBLISHIZER LGBTQ Book Proposal Writing Contest (January 2017): Submit a 1,000 word book proposal to win USD 2,000 cash, obtain preorders for your book, and get matched with interested publishers. Free to enter. Accepting unpublished works between January 1–31. For more details, visit www.publishizer.com/contests/queerly-lit.

SAN DIEGO CITY COLLEGE CITY WORKS National Writer’s Award. Winner recognized in journal and at public reading. Prize: $100. Deadline: February 24. Up to 3 poems or 1 short story, e-mail submissions only. sdcityworks@gmail.com. No submission fee. For submission information: www.sdcity.edu/academicprograms/programsofinstruction/english/cityworksjournal.

SELECTED SHORTS’ Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Contest. Prize includes $1,000; publication on electricliterature.com; and 2 tickets to a performance of Selected Shorts featuring your winning story. Judge: Lauren Groff. Max: 750 words. Fee: $25. Due:March 1. For complete guidelines, visit www.selectedshorts.org.

SOUTHERN FRIED KARMA seeks literary fiction for annual contest. Manuscripts should demonstrate the diverse voice of New Southern culture. Open to all. No reading fee; $1,500 prize and publishing contract with SFK Press. Finalists considered for contracts. Contest starts February 1. For information, visit southernfriedkarma.com.

STARKEY FLYTHE JR. Poetry Prize, sponsored by Authors Club of Augusta, awarded at Berry Fleming Book Festival, Augusta, GA. September 22. Winner $500. Runner-up $250. Online publication. Deadline May 1. First 250 entries only. Up to 3 unpublished poems. No simultaneous submissions. No entry fee. For guidelines: berryflemingbookfestival.com.

TELLURIDE INSTITUTE’S FISCHER Prize expands its contest to poets in the entire United States—offering $1,000 first prize (plus $500 travel allowance to attend award ceremony at Telluride LitFest, May 19–21), plus five $200 finalist prizes, with $100 travel allowance each. Deadline April 22. For more info, visit talkinggourds.weebly.com.

THIRD WEDNESDAY, annual poetry contest. Send up to 3 unpublished poems via USP, not over 2 pages each, to: Third Wednesday Contest, 174 Greenside Up, Ypsilanti, MI 48197. Include e-mail address or SASE. A prize of $50 each goes to the best 3 poems. Entry fee: $10. Deadline: the end of January. Website:thirdwednesday.org.

TWO PRIZES OF $1,000 and publication in The Chattahoochee Review are awarded to a winning story and essay in the Lamar York Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction. Submit November 1–January 31. Early submissions are encouraged. An entry fee of $18 includes a subscription. For complete guidelines, visit: http://thechattahoocheereview.gpc.edu.

THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS PRESS is accepting submissions for the Miller Williams Poetry Prize, judged by Billy Collins. The winner receives $5,000 in cash in addition to publication. Applications are accepted year-round. The deadline for the following year’s prize is September 30. Website: www.uapress.com.

VALLUM CHAPBOOK AWARD 2017. Deadline: March 31 (postmarked). Prize: $125 + chapbook publication. Vallum is now accepting original and previously unpublished chapbook submissions for the annual Vallum Chapbook Award. Notable poets published with Vallum include George Elliott Clarke, Franz Wright, Fanny Howe, and more! Entry fee: $25. www.vallummag.com/chapbookrules.html.

WEEKLY POETRY CONTEST at Poetrynook.com, $100 prize each week for the winner, $10 prizes for any honorable mentions. No charge of any kind. Contest guidelines at poetrynook.com.

WERGLE FLOMP Humor Poetry Contest. No fee; 16th year. Top prize: $1,000. Total prizes: $2,250. Winning entries published online. Submit 1 humor poem by April 1. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Final judge: Jendi Reiter. Winning Writers is “One of the 101 Best Websites for Writers” (Writer’s Digest). Enter at winningwriters.com/wergle.

WRITER ADVICE seeks flash memoir (750 words or less) for our spring, April–June  issue. Due March 1. Grab and hold us. Make us want more. We are known for our feedback. Winners receive cash prizes and are published. For details and submittable link, go to www.writeradvice.com.


LOOKING FOR EDITORS, agents, publisher. Written 60 stories (love, police, animal, weird odds and ends, people), 15 novels (love, police, adventure, religious), 2 plays for pleasure. Now looking for publishing. Can write: story, 4,000 words in 4 hours; novel, 70,000 words in 2 weeks. Give me a genre, theme, or subject I can write. Contact: handanakincilar@yahoo.com.


FREE 5-STAR LITERARY E- NOVEL War in A Beautiful Country by Patricia Ryan. “Because death is unknown, life becomes the puzzle.” See enthusiastic reviews for this quirky mystery on Nook, Amazon, Smashwords, and others. Available on all e-readers and electronic devices or direct at www.novelwarinabeautifulcountry.blogspot.com.

GREAT TRANSLATIONS! New, from the Dialogos list at Lavender Ink. Father/Son, 2 gripping novellas in one volume, by the Algerian master Abdelkader Djemaï (translation by Peter Thompson). Crossing: A Love Story, by the great German Anna Seghers, in Douglas Irving’s translation. Marta Petreu’s disturbing The Book of Anger, translated by the dean of translators from the Romanian, Adam Sorkin. www.lavenderink.org.

HOLDEN CAULFIELD meets Lucky Jim! A novel of dire winter in a New England boarding school. The strange stresses and public freak-out of the young teacher, Rhodes. Funny and dark. Winter Light, by poet and translator Peter Thompson. Order at www.lavenderink.org or Amazon.

WRITINGCAREER.COM. Free online resource to find paying markets for your poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Updated daily, we report on editors, publishers, literary agents, and anthologists who are actively seeking submissions from poets, fiction writers, and freelance writers. Website: www.writingcareer.com.


APARTMENT IN MONTAUK  with ocean view. Living room, full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, and bath. Fully winterized, efficient heat and hot water. Rent $1,100/month, estimated $200/utilities. Private, quiet, available November 2016–April 2017. Call Janet at (631) 238-5654. Please see montaukbeachbungalow.weebly.com for photos and more details.

BRITTANY WRITER’S HOUSE: 19th-century stone house on a river/canal; 5 fireplaces, tile and wood floors, beamed ceilings; modern heat, electricity, plumbing, and conveniences; small village, next to a large town, near a city, 15 miles from ocean beaches; 5 hours from Paris. For details and photos please contact: Phone: (510) 866-5496. E-mail: mgdonna@aol.com or dmu4mg@aol.com.

CREATE YOUR BEST-SELLER workshop in Dublin, April. Get Your Book Out of Your Head and Into the Hands of  Readers. For fiction and nonfiction authors. Editing sessions, audio book sessions, how to publish with personal book marketing strategy & more. All-inclusive tour, $2,499 April 1–9, first-class hotel. See offerings: www.merrimackmedia.com/retreat. Call (978) 710-8075.

EASY BREEZY BALBOA ISLAND getaway: Short-term rental. Room w/ writing desk, day-bed w/ trundle, private outside seating area, WiFi, bath, small fridge, microwave & beach chairs. Bike, paddle board rentals available. Quiet village, home and surroundings. Walking distance to bay and ocean in Newport Beach, CA. ezybrzy.bi@gmail.com.

GREECE WRITER’S RETREAT on the magical island of Alonnisos, one of the top eco-islands of Europe. Exquisite accommodations on the Aegean Sea. Turquoise waters, hiking paths, private beaches, yoga. Limited to 12 writers. Workshops follow the Amherst Writers and Artists Method. Returning for the 7th year. Led by Julie Maloney, director of Women Reading Aloud. June 14–23. Visit: www.womenreadingaloud.org. Contact: julie@womenreadingaloud.org.

PRIVATE STUDIO CASITA guesthouse in downtown Santa Fe, for short or longer term rental, equipped with wi-fi, printer, washer/dryer, plus more. Finish a project, or begin something new. Enclosed coyote fenced patio–secluded yet near museums, restaurants, and the natural beauty of NM. Proprietor is a writer who knows what is needed for a perfect retreat. Website: www.marshapincus.com.  E-mail: mrpincus@comcast.net.

RETREATS by the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop will take place in New Orleans (March 23-26), Portland (April 22-24), and Granada, Spain (August 2-6). Faculty include Tim Horvath, Dipika Guha, Emily Nemens, Adam Reid Sexton, Rita Banerjee, Diana Norma Szokolyai, Kerry Cohen, and Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich. Genres include fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and playwriting. Early applications due February 15 at cww.submittable.com.

WELLSPRING HOUSE RETREAT CENTER for writers and artists in the Massachusetts hills, 35 minutes from Northampton/Amherst. Sheltered by towering spruce, secluded but in town. Private rooms, communal kitchen. Four hours from New York City. Unspoiled village where writers write, painters paint; $240/week, single; $260/week, double. Special winter rates November 15–April 1. Resume to P.O. Box 2006, Ashfield, MA 01330. Phone: (413) 628-3276. E-mail: browning@wellspringhouse.net. Website: wellspringhouse.net.


BYRDCLIFFE ARTS COLONY: 4-week residencies for artists, writers, and composers. Beautiful, historic setting, secluded yet close to village of Woodstock, NY. Private room and studio space in rustic turn-of-century inn. Fellowships available. June–September. Deadline to apply March 1, 2017. Apply online. For more information: www.woodstockguild.org/artist-in-residence/ or (845) 679-2079.

DJERASSI RESIDENT ARTISTS PROGRAM offers residencies, at no cost, to artists in the disciplines of visual arts, media arts, music composition, choreography, literature, and science. Located in the Santa Cruz Mountains 1 hour south of San Francisco. Private studios and all meals included. Six 29-day sessions running from April–November. Workshops with varying deadlines also offered in writing, media arts, movement alchemy, and photographic exploration. CORE Season Deadline: March 15. E-mail: drap@djerassi.org; Website: www.djerassi.org.

DORLAND MOUNTAIN ARTS COLONY located in beautiful hills overlooking wine country of Temecula Valley in Southern CA. Private cottages with bath, bedroom, kitchen, workspace, porch, piano; $300/week, $1,000/4 weeks. Peaceful, serene, inspiring. Openings & wait list Spring 2017 onward. Filling quickly. E-mail: info@dorlandartscolony.org. Website: www.dorlandartscolony.org. Phone: (951) 302-3837.

JAMES MERRILL HOUSE Writer-in-Residence Program invites writers of all genres, including translators, to apply to live rent-free next door to and work in James Merrill’s Stonington, CT, apartment for 4–6 week fall residencies or a 4 1/2-month spring residency. A stipend is offered. The application period for Fall 2017/Spring 2018 residencies begins October 1, 2016, and ends January 15, 2017. For further information, please visit www.jamesmerrillhouse.org/residency/writer-in-residence-program.

MINERAL SCHOOL: Join a 1- or 2-week summer 2017 writers’ residency in Mineral, WA, in the foothills of Mt. Rainier. Live in a historic schoolhouse with fellow residents, in a private studio/bedroom, with all meals provided. Twelve fellowships available. Applications close February 15. To apply, visit www.mineral-school.org.

NOEPE MARTHA’S VINEYARD CENTER for Literary Arts Residency (formerly Martha’s Vineyard Writer’s Residency) offers 2–6 weeklong residencies surrounded by the inspiring beauty of the island of Martha’s Vineyard, MA. April 2–May 27, and September 15–October 31. To learn more or to apply, visit our website at noepecener.org.

SUMMER LITERARY SEMINARS is announcing its first program in beautiful Tbilisi, Georgia, July 31–August 13,  and is re–launching its full-scale program in Kenya in December 2017. Faculty for Georgia will include Maaza Mengiste, Josip Novakovich, Ariana Reines, with others TBA soon. The SLS-2017 fiction/poetry contest is now open to submissions. The first-place winners in poetry and fiction will have the choice of attending, with all expenses paid, the 2017 programs in Georgia or in Kenya, and will have their work published in our participating magazine. Each prize includes airfare, tuition, and housing. Second-place winners will receive a full tuition waiver for the program of their choice; third-place winners will receive a 50 percent tuition discount. A number of fellowships additionally will be offered to contest participants based on the quality of their submissions. Submit up to 3 poems of 10 pages or a story or novel excerpt of up to 25 pages with a $17 entry fee at www.sumlitsem.org/contests. The deadline is February 28. Visit the website for complete guidelines.www.sumlitsem.org.

TENOT BURSARIES FOR WRITERS: Camac is now accepting applications for the Tenot Foundation Bursaries 2017 for writers. In the village of Marnay-sur-seine within the scenic Champagne-Ardenne region of France, on the banks of the river Seine, only 1 hour from Paris. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for an application and complete guidelines. CAMAC, 1 Grande Rue, 10400 Marnay–sur–Seine. Phone: 00 33 3 25 39 20 61. Jean-Yves Coffre, Director. E-mail: jycoffre@camac.org. Website: www.camac.org.

WRITE VICTORY—WRITING WEEKEND focusing on the wisdom that comes from honoring your life experiences. January 13-15. Led by author Davyne Verstandig; Writers of all genres welcome. Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center in Litchfield, CT. Writer residency also available. To register, visit www.wisdomhouse.org or e-mail programs at info@wisdomhouse.org.


YOU DON’T KNOW where to send your creative writing? Submission leads/guidelines. Cover/query letter tips. Join 50,000+ writers who subscribe to Submit Write Now! In our 21st year! Writer’s Relief, Inc., 207 Hackensack St., Wood-Ridge, NJ 07075. Phone: (866) 405-3003. Website: www.writersrelief.com.


2017: THE YEAR you finish your book! SCWW offers online coaching and editing by experienced professionals. Our focused, compassionate coaches and editors include a judge for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award and a former McSweeney’s editor. Learn about coaching/editing, as well as our in-person workshops, at socalwriters.com.

200+ GHOSTWRITTEN TITLES, 11 award winners. Ghostwriting, rewriting, development, editing results in awards, contracts, film options, readers. Forty-seven adult, YA, and juvenile titles currently under contract. Queries, proposals, book-to-blog, script-to-novel, crowdfunding, grants. Supercharge your results with 20 years of experience. Laine Cunningham of Writer’s Resource. E-mail: consultant@writersresource.us. Telephone: (919) 928-2245. Website: writersresource.us.

ACCLAIMED AUTHOR helping writers for more than 20 years: I have published 5 highly acclaimed books  and offer services in developmental, content, and copy editing of fiction and nonfiction (including academic, legal, and medical texts). I can also provide contacts to agents, publishers, and publishing consultants. Reasonable rates. Contact me at christopherwb@msn.com.

ACCLAIMED POETRY EDITOR, former executive director of Alice James Books, 20 years of editing experience. Provides professional manuscript evaluation, comprehensive editing. Edits to suit various budgets. Workshops, tutorials, publishing, publicity advice. Author of Event Boundaries and Anxious Music (Four Way Books). CW MFA faculty editor at SNC. Details: www.aprilossmann.com. E-mail:aprilossmann@hotmail.com.

ACCOMPLISHED EDITOR Wyn Cooper seeks poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and memoir. I help writers revise and perfect their manuscripts, and offer publishing advice.Thirty books I edited have been published in the last 3 years; 7 have won awards. Free consultation. Sliding scale fees. See website for testimonials: www.wyncooper.com. E-mail: wyncooper@gmail.com.

ADEPT EDITOR, EXPERIENCED in multiple genres, prizewinning author of poetry and literary fiction, is looking to assist you. Respectful. Thorough. Together, we can raise your novel, poetry manuscript, short story, memoir, query, or application letter to the next level. Free initial consultation. E-mail: dmgordon@comcast.net. Website: www.dmgordoneditorial.com.

AFFORDABLE, POWERFUL, and comprehensive editorial services give your manuscript an edge. Unlock the potential of your manuscript within-depth evaluation, plot/character development, line editing, revisions. Benefit from years of editorial experience at Big 5 publishers. Want to write a good book? Let me help! Helga Schier, PhD, helga@withpenandpaper.com. Website: www.withpenandpaper.com, telephone: (310) 828-8421.

ARE WE THERE YET? Award-winning poet, teacher, workshop leader, editor, and author of 5 books of poetry available for manuscript consultations—what to include, what to revise, what to abandon, how to structure the manuscript, and where to send. Editing of individual poems offered as well. www.cwpotterverse.net/index.html. Contact: carilpo@gmail.com.

AUTHOR, AUTHOR! Professional editor, literary midwife, award-winning author (Bantam, Avon, Scholastic, Berkley/Ace, others) offers extensive critiques, tutorials, revisions, support. Upgrade your writing skills; solve problems with plot, character development, pacing. Specialties include literary and mainstream fiction, mystery/thriller, juvenile/YA, general nonfiction, psychology, spirituality. Carol Gaskin. Phone: (941) 377-7640. E-mail: carol@editorialalchemy.com. Website: www.editorialalchemy.com.

AWARD-WINNING FICTION WRITER, graduate of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, creative writing teacher of 35 years, provides personalized manuscript editing. I offer detailed editing, honest evaluation, and sensitive critique. I work with new and experienced writers, fiction and nonfiction. Contact Hugh Cook. E-mail: hughcook212@gmail.com. Website:Hugh-cook.ca.

BEAUFORT WRITING GROUP Developmental Editor. Same mindfulness pruning apple trees. I critique academic, science, novels, memoirs—for clarity, flow, grammar, voice, narrative trajectory. Kakapo Press Publisher. Prize-winning novelist/poet/ essayist. Retired English professor, journalist, policy analyst. Beaufort NC Rental listing: eastnc.craigslist.org/apa/5801966280.html. See directory: www.the-efa.org/dir/memberinfo.php?mid=11449. Susan Schmidt, PhD. (252) 269-0032. E-mail: , susankiwi15@gmail.com. Website: www.susanschmidt.net.

BOOK EDITOR former publishing house senior editor. Award-winning/agented clients. Story solutions to elevate your novel. Critiques, coaching, editing, queries. Specializing in YA, thriller, Christian, women’s lit, historical and literary fiction. Jessi Rita Hoffman. Website: www.jessiritahoffman.com, phone: (360) 264-5460, e-mail: jessihoffman8@gmail.com.

CALL AN EDITOR offers developmental, substantive, copyediting, and proofreading services for authors. Contact us at www.callaneditor.com for more information. Call an editor today! (317) 504-5418.

DOES YOUR CREATIVE WORK need tidying up? Field of Words can help. We offer affordable and professional editing services. Send us your short story, first chapter, or novel and we’ll help improve your chances of winning writing commendations or securing a publication contract. For full details, visit the website: www.fieldofwords.com.au.

DON’T HAVE TIME to submit your creative writing? We can help. Submission leads and cover/query letter guidelines. Join 50,000+ writers who subscribe to Submit Write Now! In our 21st year! Writer’s Relief, Inc., 207 Hackensack St., Wood-Ridge, NJ 07075. Phone: (866) 405-3003. Website: www.writersrelief.com.

EDITOR AND STORY DEVELOPER. Thaisa Frank (Enchantment, Heidegger’s Glasses, trans. into ten languages). Improve your work without compromising your voice. I accept literary and mainstream, including novels, short-stories, literary fabulist fiction, and select novels-in-flash. Macro-read (story arc), micro-read (line arc). Hybrid-read (scene arc). Written critiques and Skype sessions. E-mail: thaisa@thaisafrank.com. Website: www.thaisafrank.com.

EDITOR. ACCLAIMED AUTHOR Marcy Dermansky (Bad Marie) will help you improve your novel, short story, or memoir. I provide a detailed rewriting plan, including big-picture structural suggestions and line edits on the manuscript. E-mail: mdermansky@gmail.com.  Website: www.marcydermansky.com/editing-services.

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MALONE-EDITED BOOKS sell to traditional publishers. Turning manuscripts into traditionally published books, and developing writers into successful authors. Malone Editorial Services,www.maloneeditorial.com. E-mail: maloneeditorial@hotmail.com. Website: www.susanmarymalone.com.

A MANUSCRIPT you’ve worked on for months or years deserves educated attention, honest criticism, and creative suggestions. I’m a New York Times–praised novelist and NEA fellow who has edited fiction, nonfiction, and academic work for over a decade, for individuals and organizations. I can help you present your writing at its best. Reasonable rates, sample edits offered. www.mkdiehl.squarespace.com.

AN MFA OR A MENTOR? If you’re not sure an MFA is right for you, consider a writing mentor. I’ll provide personal, focused feedback that will help you learn to write powerful, compelling fiction or creative nonfiction. And isn’t great writing your goal? E-mail: garyleestories@icloud.com.

MY TWO CENTS EDITING: expert editing and manuscript critique for novels and nonfiction manuscripts. I help authors get their best books into the hands of their ideal readers. Contact Meghan Pinson at (818) 209-6471 or www.mytwocentsediting.com/welcome.

POETRY, HELP IS ON THE WAY. Widely published, award-winning poet and experienced educator will give critiques and detailed line editing of your MS with big-picture feedback and book publication as the goal. Inquiries and rates at susansonde@msn.com.

POETRY, POETRY MS. Expand your range, syntax, facility with language. Close editing, attention to big picture, phone or Skype conferences—U.S. or international. Experienced poet/teacher, award-winning author of 11 collections, 5 with Godine and Knopf. I founded and taught in the MFA and postgraduate conference at Vermont College. E-mail:  Website: www.rogerweingarten.com.

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CATAPULT is the “best place to meet your literary heroes and get better at writing, too,” says the Village Voice. Enroll now in one of our creative writing courses to see for yourself! At Catapult, we believe in community and mentorship, rigorous feedback and revision. Think of our program as an “MFA without barriers” open to writers emerging and established, with affordable, day-job-friendly classes that are led, always, by writers and publishing professionals at the center of the cultural conversation. We offer a variety of six-week fiction and nonfiction workshops in addition to day-long master classes and intensives, and our classes meet online or in person in NYC. Study with some of the biggest names in contemporary literature this winter, such as Garrard Conley, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Alex Mar, Rebecca Schiff, and Tony Tulathimutte. To apply, visit www.catapult.co/classes. Special offer: 10% off class enrollment with the discount code P&WCatapult.

THE COMMUNITY OF WRITERS at Squaw Valley brings together poets and writers for week-long summer writing workshops. We have helped talented writers improve their craft since 1969. Morning workshops. Individual conferences. Craft lectures and panels. Poetry Workshop: June 24–July 1; Writers Workshops: July 9–15. Financial aid available. www.communityofwriters.org. Phone: (530) 470-8440.

CREATIVE WRITING CENTER offers online writing classes for aspiring writers. Become the writer you dream you can be! Inspiring exercises teach how-to while building confidence, eliminating blocks. Supportive community. All genres. 5-week sessions. Take separately or combine into an ongoing course. Waterfront writing retreats also. Website: www.creativewritingcenter.com.  Phone: (800) 510-1049. E-mail: eayres@creativewritingcenter.com.

DONALD MAASS WORKSHOP: Writing the Breakout Novel. Sunday, April 23. Following the Las Vegas Writer’s Conference at Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall. Join Donald Maass of the Maass Literary Agency to learn techniques to improve your writing with a hands-on learning experience from 8:00 am for only $250 for a full day (lunch included). Website:www.lasvegaswritersconference.com/donald-maass-workshop

GREATER PHILADELPHIA Wordshop Studio supports writers in the development of their individual voices and practice of their craft. Workshops in Center City and Delaware County, PA, following the Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) method. Writers of all ages, levels of experience, and genres welcome. (610) 853-0296. E-mail: ahicks@philawordshop.com. Website: www.philawordshop.com.

MARGE PIERCY offers her sixth annual intensive poetry workshop June 12–16 in Wellfleet, MA, Cape Cod. Juried submissions. Morning workshops in the village; conferences on her land.  A public reading. A serious craft workshop in a beautiful place. Raises talented poets to a higher level with enormously increased chances for publication. Complete information, submission guidelines, comments from previous participants: www.margepiercy.com.

MAY 2017, SANTA FE, NM. For 28 years, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops has focused on photography, now expanding into the world of words. Our Writers Lab offers week-long workshops and one-day seminars for writers of all levels in: Memoir,  Nonfiction, Travel, Screenwriting, and Poetry. Phone: (505) 983-1400, ext. 111. Website: www.santafeworkshop.com.

ONE-ON-ONE NOVEL WORKSHOP. Three days of intense analysis and brainstorming. Virginia Pye’s River of Dreams came out of this workshop. Choose among Geeta Kothari, Man Martin, Greg Michalson, or Nancy Zafris. Idyllic setting at the Porches near Charlottesville, VA. Contact Trudy Hale at www.porcheswritingretreat.com.

ONLINE WRITING CLASSES from Creative Nonfiction magazine, the voice of the genre. Our 10- and 5-week classes in memoir, personal essay, magazine writing, online workshops, and more provide professional guidance, motivating deadlines, and a supportive community of writers. Flexible schedule to suit your needs. Learn more at www.creativenonfiction.org/onlineclasses.

SMALL FICTION WORKSHOPS limited to 6 writers submitting 3 times, up to 15 pages each time. Explores whether stories are working the way you want. Award-winning novelist and story writer invites both literary and genre material. Sample required. West Village. 6 meetings, Monday nights, possible Sunday evenings, $200. Website: karenheuler.com. E-mail: karen .

WRITING FROM NATURE, Chris Woodside's 3rd annual workshop. Explore trails, write, build your career with Appalachia journal's editor, and author of newly released Libertarians on the Prairie. At Cold River Camp in NH's White Mountains, June 2-4. Only $670. Sign up before April 1, 10 percent off. Lower rates for career builders, students. chriswoodside.com.

WRITING RANCH Announces 8th Annual “Writing Down the Baja” Creative Writing Workshop. Todos Santos, BCS, Mexico. February 5–11. For all levels of writers. Led by award-winning author and poet Ellen Waterston. Fee includes lodging and meals at Serendipity hotel, daily workshops, anthology of the group’s work, guest author presentations, optional excursions. Website: www.writingranch.com;  E-mail: info@writingranch.com; Phone: (541) 480-3933.

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