“Inspiration is the unforeseen quantity, the muse that assails at the hidden hour. The arrows fly and one is unaware of being struck....” Devotion, part of the Why I Write series based on Yale University’s Windham-Campbell Lectures, offers an intimate and poetic glimpse into Patti Smith’s personal history and creative experiences as a musician, author, and visual artist. Smith explores the mysteries and intricacies that connect artist, inspiration, and audience, and shares insightful musings on craft and the creative process.
Find details about every creative writing competition—including poetry contests, short story competitions, essay contests, awards for novels, grants for translators, and more—that we’ve published in the Grants & Awards section of Poets & Writers Magazine during the past year. We carefully review the practices and policies of each contest before including it in the Writing Contests database, the most trusted resource for legitimate writing contests available anywhere.