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46 Writing Contests with Upcoming Deadlines  

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Black Warrior Review


Our Writing Contests database lists hundreds of legitimate opportunities to get your work noticed, including 46 contests with upcoming deadlines. For example:


A Room of Her Own Foundation offers prizes of $1,000 and publication in Los Angeles Review for a poem, a short story, a short short story, and an essay by a woman writer. Deadline is July 31.

Black Warrior Review offers $1,000 plus publication for a single poem, a short story, and a work of nonfiction. The deadline is September 1.

Find many more in the Writing Contests database.  

City Guides

If you're traveling this summer (or simply interested in learning more about the literary landscape of your hometown), please check out our City Guides for locales from Boston to Portland, Oregon. Get the lowdown on literary bars and cafés and sites that might inspire your writing.


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City Guides - Denver.  Credit: Nina Goffi

Page One, Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

Each issue of Poets & Writers Magazine includes Page One, where we share the opening lines of noteworthy new releases. Online, we also offer podcasts of some of the authors reading from their new works. The latest installment includes Jane Miller reading from her poetry collection, Thunderbird, and Rebecca Lee reading from her story collection, Bobcat and Other Stories.


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Santa Fe Art Institute Offers One-Month Poetry Translator Residency (Sponsored Article)
Santa Fe Art Institue Poetry Translator Residency The Santa Fe Art Institute and Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry are pleased to announce a one-month residency opportunity for one poetry translator at the Santa Fe Art Institute.

In addition to a fee-free residency, the recipient will receive a modest living and travel stipend.

SFAI is a non-profit arts center whose mission is to promote and present art as a positive social force.

Deadline: August 31, 2013

Please visit www.sfai.org for more information.

Make Them Glad They Came

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Derrick Brown Gives an Inspired Reading

The connection between a writer and her reader is most often established in silence, in solitude, as the reader takes in the writer's work through the simple act of reading. But authors who know how to give an inspired reading can make a connection that is just as moving, inspiring, and unforgettable.


Pick up some tips from our online exclusive: videos featuring the authors interviewed by Kevin Sampsell for "Make Them Glad They Came: How to Give an Inspired Reading," which appears in the current issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.


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