Apr 10, 2012, 6:05 AM
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A Dozen Writing Contests to Enter Now, Henri Cole Wins Jackson
Prize, and More
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WRITING CONTESTS WITH APRIL DEADLINES
Over a dozen writing contests in our Grants & Awards Database have deadlines this month, including Glimmer Train Press' biannual Family Matters contest, which includes a $1,500 prize and publication in Glimmer Train Stories for a story about family.
Go to Upcoming Contest Listings
HENRI COLE WINS POETS & WRITERS' JACKSON PRIZE
Poets & Writers is pleased to announce Henri Cole as the 2012 winner of the Jackson Poetry Prize.
The prize, established in 2006 and named for the John and Susan Jackson Family, honors an American poet of exceptional talent who deserves wider recognition. The award includes a $50,000 prize, which is designed to provide what all poets need--the time and encouragement to write.
Read Why Judges Selected Cole
"The Seven Pillars of Wisdom" in Wadi Rum.
Credit: Stephen Morison Jr.
Learn about Jordan's rich and complicated literary landscape, made up of many differing religious, political, and artistic beliefs, through Stephen Morison Jr.'s slideshow, Middle Eastern Rhythms--an online exclusive for the March/April issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.
View the Slideshow
THE TIME TO WRITE IS NOW
|Writing prompts are a great way to freshen up your practice, generate new ideas, and build good writing habits. |
To help you stay on track, we post prompts every Tuesday (poetry), Wednesday (fiction), and Thursday (creative nonfiction). Check out this recent fiction prompt:
Record the slogans you see on billboards and in other advertising as you go about your daily routine--Prescription Drug Misuse Is a Growing Trend; Forever Engagements; Truth & Honesty: That's the Manfredi Way! Choose one from the list you've gathered and use it as the opening line for a story.
Find more prompts to help you focus on your writing year-round.
Go to The Time Is Now
LINES WE LIVE BY
Next time you need inspiration, explore Lines We Live By, a new Tumblr curated by the staff of Poets & Writers Magazine. You'll find a collection of resonating lines and phrases from writers throughout history.
Go to Lines We Live By
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