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posted September 25, 2015
Writers & Books is one of the nation’s oldest and most active community-based literary centers, offering more than 300 creative writing classes and workshops for youth and adults each year. The organization also has an extensive schedule of readings, talks, and performances presented in our own facilities and in other locations throughout the community.
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Please Hold Magazine is an online multimedia arts and literary magazine interested in publishing risky, experimental, unconventional work and showcasing it in surprising ways that encourage viewer participation.
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Publication of chapbook occurs in Spring. Award includes $200 and 25 author copies. All manuscripts must be received by January 1, 2015. All submissions require a $17 entry fee and must be entered to NDR through Submittable. Manuscripts should be 20-45 pages in length and should include a title page with contact information.Multiple submissions require separate entry fees, and simultaneous submissions are welcome on the condition that writers notify NDR of another acceptance as soon as possible.
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