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Prizes. Publication. Recognition. The opportunities are out there—and we're here to help you organize your submissions and meet deadlines through our database of literary awards, grants for writers, and creative writing contests and competitions.

Faculty. Location. Funding opportunities. Our database includes the most relevant information about low- and full-residency graduate creative writing programs in the United States and beyond.

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Mount St. Mary's College

Director: MFA in Creative Writing Program

posted December 18, 2014

  • About Mount St Mary's College: Mount St. Mary's College is an independent, Catholic, liberal arts college which provides a values-based undergraduate education for women, as well as innovative programs for professional men and women on two historic campuses in Los Angeles. It is nationally recognized for its academic programs, its culturally diverse student body, and its focus on preparing the next generation of citizen leaders. The Mount also offers a supportive, nurturing environment for faculty and staff and prides itself on its quality working environment. Mount St.

Where can you publish your work? What are journals and magazines looking for? How do you reach them? Find answers in our database of literary journals and magazines. And get practical advice and tips from their editors.

For the past 10 years, Rattapallax magazine has been on the forefront of introducing readers with compelling literature, poetry, films and ideas from around the world. Timeout magazine has called the literary journal “the visceral, multimedia hit...

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It’s largely the small, independent presses that publish and consider work from new and emerging writers. Find the right places to send your manuscript in our database.

Fence Books

Fence has a mission to redefine the terms of accessibility by publishing challenging writing distinguished by idiosyncrasy and intelligence rather than by allegiance with camps, schools, or cliques. It is also Fence‘s mission to encourage writing that might otherwise have difficulty being recognized because it doesn’t answer to either the mainstream or to recognizable modes of experimentation. 

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Looking to meet agents and editors, join a writing community, or find the perfect writing retreat? Our database includes details about over two hundred of the best writing conferences, writers residencies, and literary festivals in this and other countries.

 

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Whether you're looking for literary destinations in your area, seeking out the literary life elsewhere, putting together a book tour, or interested in researching literary archives, our database of literary places will help you make it happen. Don't forget to save your favorites to a personalized Google Map!

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Book reviews can be an indispensable asset to writers and their careers. Our Book Review Outlets database is an excellent platform for authors—from self-published independents to household names—to research and discover a spectrum of book review options.

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The insights begin here.

    • Introduction
    • The World of Literary Journals and Magazines—Determining Which Are Right for Your Work
    • Submission Guidelines
    • Simultaneous Submissions
    • Cover Letters
    • Other Resources
    • Introduction
    • Small Presses vs. Large Publishers
    • Chapbooks
    • Submission Guidelines
    • What to Expect From Your Publisher
    • What to Expect From a Standard Book Contract
    • Book Promotion, Marketing, and Distribution
    • Vanity and Subsidy Publishing
    • Recognizing Scams
    • Other Resources
    • Introduction
    • What a Literary Agent Can Do for You
    • Finding the Right Literary Agent
    • The Query Letter
    • What You Should Know Before Signing a Contract
    • Literary Agents and Poets
    • Fee-Charging Agents
    • Other Resources
    • Introduction
    • Other Resources
    • Introduction
    • Recognizing Scams
    • Other Resources
    • Introduction
    • Glossary of Rights
    • Other Resources
    • Introduction
    • Developing a Mailing List
    • Creating a Website
    • How to Set Up a Reading Tour
    • Hiring an Independent Publicist
    • Other Resources
    • Introduction
    • The Benefits of Attending a Writers Conference or Colony
    • Writing Workshops and Writing Groups
    • Online Writing Workshops
    • Other Resources
    • Introduction
    • What an MFA Degree Can Offer
    • How to Choose an MFA Program
    • Low-Residency MFA Programs
    • Other Resources
    • Introduction
    • Other Resources
    • Overview
    • Vet Your Manuscript
    • Set a Budget
    • Create the Project
    • Establish Goals
    • Choose a Platform
    • Devise a Marketing Strategy
    • Enjoy the Ride

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