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ALLPOETRY.COM—Join the largest poetry community, more than 500,000 poets strong. From beginners to experts, get friendly encouragement and detailed critiques when you’re ready. No-fee contests, $50 cash prizes, active discussion forums, and join our annual anthology. Totally free with optional monthly memberships. For more information, visit:

ANTHOLOGY: RELATIONAL AGGRESSION IN FEMALES. Seeking essays from women of all ages, races, and sexual orientations who have experienced bullying during their developmental years from other girls or who have been victims in their adulthood of aggressive, demeaning, or disempowering behavior from other women. The ideal essay will include observations about the emotional impact such experiences have had. Word limit: 1,000. Visit to submit your essay. Click on the Submit link in the right-hand column. Type “Anthology” on the title line and include the title of the essay in the body of your submission. Deadline: June 1, 2020.

CALLING ALL POETS to submit an original poem to be included in the 2020 Poetry Leaves Exhibition. Submit poems at Poems will be published in the 2020 anthology. The exhibition is an outdoor exhibit in Waterford, MI, designed to bring poetry into the everyday lives of people. Go to

CALLING CONNECTICUT WRITERS. The Connecticut Literary Festival is seeking nonfiction, poetry, and fiction for our Connecticut Literary Anthology. Open January 4–March 31, 2020. No submission fees. CT residents only. Authors receive a complimentary copy. For submission details, visit

TELLING OUR STORIES PRESS is seeking visual and literary short memoir submissions for the short memoir projects—Show & Tell. Show seeks visual memoir and Tell seeks literary submissions. For info and to learn about the 10Friends salon centered around a year-long mutual journaling experience, visit

YOUNG WRITERS ANTHOLOGY. VerbalEyze Press is accepting submissions from writers ages 13–22 for its 2020 Young Writers Anthology series. Writers selected will earn royalties toward scholarships. VerbalEyze Press is a nonprofit that fosters, promotes, and supports the development and professional growth of young writers. For submission details, visit

ATELIER26 BOOKS welcomes submissions of literary fiction, creative nonfiction, and hybrid work that displays sensitivity to the nuance, power, and infinite potential of language while also surprising the reader with its larger vision. Give us imagery that’s unforgettable in its expression, juxtapositions, and collisions. Guidelines at

ATMOSPHERE PRESS is currently seeking submissions of full-length book manuscripts in all genres—from poetry to fiction to memoir and beyond—with no reading fee. Atmosphere Press is an independent publisher dedicated to honesty, transparency, professionalism, kindness, and making your book awesome. Learn more at

LEFORA PUBLISHING will be accepting submissions of work by authors writing about or living in New England from January 1 to March 31, 2020. Please follow the submission guidelines on our website at Work submitted without cover letters will be discarded.

NEW RIVERS PRESS. Experimental/short nonfiction call: Submit manuscripts of creative nonfiction, essays, experimental, mixed-genre, and multi-genre work between 70 and 120 pages in length, May 1–June 30, 2020, with $8 reading fee. Selected manuscripts receive publication contract and 25 author copies. Submit online at

TINDERBOX EDITIONS is reading full-length poetry manuscripts, including hybrid, prose poetry, and lyric essay, for the months of December and January. We read prose in summer. Tinderbox is a nonprofit independent press located in MN. Go to for more details. We look forward to reading your work!

GREEN LINDEN PRESS—named by Entropy as one of the best small presses—invites you to submit poetry chapbook manuscripts during our open reading period, now until March 20. One or more manuscripts will be selected for publication in late 2020; authors will receive 20 copies and publicity. For details, see

2018 NOMINEE: One of the Top 10 literary blogs on the web. The RavensPerch Literary Magazine seeks submissions of well-groomed poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art. For submission guidelines, visit us at

AJI MAGAZINE is calling for poetry, short fiction, literary nonfiction, reviews, photography, and graphic art from emerging and established writers and artists. Submissions open on May 1 and November 1 and close once the upcoming issue is filled. Back issues are available at; e-mail queries can be sent to

THE AWAKENINGS REVIEW, a leading lit mag for writers and poets with a relationship to mental illnesses—either self, family member, or friend—is now accepting e-mail submissions to its 2020 issue. Send your work with a cover letter to or by mail to The Awakenings Review, P.O. Box 177, Wheaton, IL 60187. See new submission guidelines at

BAYOU MAGAZINE is seeking exceptional, original work by both established and emerging writers. Writing that first appeared in Bayou Magazine has been shortlisted for the Pushcart Prize and named in the long list of Notable Essays in Best American Essays. Bayou Magazine reviews submissions from September 1 to May 1. Website:

CHANGES IN LIFE monthly online newsletter is seeking personal essays from women of all ages. New writers are encouraged to submit their work. For further details and submission guidelines, please visit the website at:

COLLATERAL publishes literary and visual art concerned with the impact of violent conflict and military service beyond the combat zone. We read year round, charge no fees, and publish each May and November. Submit through our website:

COMSTOCK REVIEW OPEN READING PERIOD (no fee) opens January 1 through March 31, 2020. See website for details for paper and online submissions. Now entering our 34th year, we choose poems solely on the basis of artistic merit. Our editors appreciate, among other things: well-crafted verse; consistency of metaphor; refreshing, distinctive imagery; effective use of poetic devices; and themes that cast new light on the world and the human condition. Also consider our contests (first prizes: $1,000): Single poem contest begins April 1; chapbook contest begins August 1. Comstock Review, 4956 St. John Dr., Syracuse, NY 13215. Website:

CREAM CITY REVIEW is Milwaukee’s leading literary journal devoted to publishing memorable and energetic pieces that push the boundaries of writing. We want to read your best fiction, poetry, and nonfiction this year! Submit your work from January 1 to April 1. For full guidelines, please visit

CREATIVE NONFICTION MAGAZINE is seeking new work for upcoming issues. We’re looking for a wide range of narrative nonfiction on any subject and in any style. Surprise us. Work must be previously unpublished and true. Complete guidelines at

CREATIVE WRITING BY NON-NATIVE ENGLISH OR ESL WRITERS: Tint Journal is a literary magazine publishing fiction, nonfiction, and poetry by English as a second language writers as well as profiles, interviews, reviews, and art. See for our next open call and follow us @tintjournal

DASH LITERARY JOURNAL is looking for previously unpublished short, emphatic poems (less than 30 lines), stories, hybrids, essays (up to 2,000 words), and artwork. The reading period opens in mid-October and closes March 1 with all decisions made by April 2020. Submissions accepted through Submittable:

EARTH’S DAUGHTERS accepting submissions February 1 to March 31, 2020. Theme: “Reset” (do or live it over, begin again, repeat, or alter).  Submit maximum 3 poems or 500 words prose to Earth’s Daughters, P.O. Box 41, Central Park Station, Buffalo, NY 14215 or Word (.doc, .docx) to Guidelines at

EKPHRASIS, A BIANNUAL JOURNAL, seeking poems, each based on a single work of art. No simultaneous submissions. Previously published poems okay if credited. Send 3–5 original poems, bio, e-mail, SASE, to: Ekphrasis, Laverne & Carol Frith, P.O. Box 161236, Sacramento, CA 95816-1236. Website:

GIRLS RIGHT THE WORLD is a literary journal inviting young, female-identified writers and artists, ages 14–21, to submit work for consideration for the fourth annual issue. We believe girls’ voices transform the world for the better. We accept poetry, prose, and visual art of any style or theme. We ask to be the first to publish your work in North America; after publication, the rights return to you. Send your best work, in English or English translation, to by January 31. Please include a note mentioning your age, where you’re from, and a bit about your submission.

THE HALCYONE LITERARY QUARTERLY wants your best unpublished poetry, short stories, and art. Payment for featured writers. Publication awards for winning contest entries. New residency awards for artists and writers. Website:

HAWAII PACIFIC REVIEW Review seeks fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Based at Hawaii Pacific University, HPR charges no fees and reads submissions August through April. Our work has been featured in the Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize anthology. Details and links to our submission manager can be found at

IMITATION FRUIT LITERARY JOURNAL,, is looking for fun and upbeat short stories, creative nonfiction, poetry, and artwork. Send up to 5 poems or 15 pages of prose. We are an annual online publication. For detailed instructions on how to submit, see our submissions page at

ITALIAN AMERICANA wants poems on any subject in any style by writers of Italian heritage on either side. Since 1977, we’ve published authors including Kim Addonizio, Clare Rossini, Ned Balbo, Sandra Gilbert, and Peter Covino. Fiction and creative nonfiction also welcome. Deadline for summer 2020: May 1, 2020. For full guidelines, visit:

THE JOURNAL OF UNDISCOVERED POETS invites your submissions for the premier issue of a journal shining a light on undiscovered poets. This quarterly, with the help of the W. Garfield Weston Foundation, will support the visions of poets who have not already been recognized by other publishers. The journal means to unearth hidden talent that can surprise the world. And while undiscovered does not necessarily mean unpublished, the journal is interested in poems by writers meaning to enter the world of published poets. Submissions of up to 5 poems of any length will be reviewed. All ages, levels of education, life experience are welcomed. Deadline for the premier launch issue is February 15, publishing in Spring 2020. Late entries will be held for a following issue. No fees will be sought. Selected poets will receive 3 complimentary copies. Submit: Contact:

LITTLE PATUXENT REVIEW (LPR) is seeking submissions of nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and visual art for its unthemed Summer 2020 issue. Submissions will be accepted from December 1 through March 1. LPR publishes diverse voices and aesthetics and encourages both emerging and established authors to submit. Review our guidelines at

THE MEDICAL LITERARY MESSENGER seeks thought-provoking poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art related to medicine, illness, and the body. Online submissions are free and accepted on a rolling basis. Visit us at for more information. You can also follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter @medlitmessenger.

MISTAKE HOUSE MAGAZINE seeks remarkable fiction and poetry by students currently enrolled in graduate or undergraduate programs worldwide. Share your world and your voice. Submission window: October 15, 2019, to March 15, 2020. Submission fee: $3. See guidelines at

OYSTER RIVER PAGES seeks fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual arts that stretch creative and social boundaries, especially from decentered or marginalized voices. We believe in the power of art to connect people to their own and others’ humanity. Submissions accepted January–May 2020. For details, see

PEN + BRUSH IN PRINT, the publishing arm of a 125-year-old nonprofit supporting the work of emerging and mid-career women writers, seeks poetry and short literary fiction by women and nonbinary authors. No submission fee! We also accept novels: see our website for more information:

PLATH PROFILES: essays, art, poetry, comments, memoir, book reviews. Deadline: July 22, 2020, for V.12. Submit to

RATTLE SEEKS SUBMISSIONS of Postcard Poems for the Summer 2020 issue: Poems may be any style or subject, but must have been written on and be accompanied by a related postcard (original or public domain artwork preferred). Deadline: January 15. Online submissions accepted as image files. For more information, visit our website:

SAN PEDRO RIVER REVIEW. Print journal of poetry and art. Open January 1–31. Theme: “The American South.” See more at

SAPIENS—A DIGITAL MAGAZINE that illuminates anthropology for a general audience—invites submissions of literary anthropological poems to celebrate World Poetry Day and National Poetry Month in 2020. Submit up to 3 poems. Must have an anthropology background. Guidelines and to submit: Deadline is January 7, 2020. Queries:

SEQUESTRUM is now accepting fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. No theme. 10,000 word max for prose, 35 lines for poetry. Submit via our online submission system. Full guidelines:

SOLSTICE: A MAGAZINE OF DIVERSE VOICES (The Best American Essays 2018, cited in BAE 2015 & 2016, Best of Net, Pushcart poetry finalists) announces a call for submissions and also our winter print issue, which includes diverse leading authors and emerging talent. Order copies at

SPILLWAY WANTS POEMS on any subject, February & March only, for Fall 2020 issue. Send your best work. Be creative. Surprise us. Editors: Marsha de la O & Phil Taggart. Tebot Bach Publisher. Submit 3–5 poems in a single document. Check website for guidelines: E-mail submission only:

STEAM TICKET, the nationally circulated journal published by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Department of English, invites submissions of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for the 2020 issue, Volume 23. Deadline: March 15. For guidelines:

TAHOMA LITERARY REVIEW is open January 1 through March 31 for submissions in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. We pay $55 for poetry & flash prose, $135 for longer work. Everything we accept comes from the open submission queue. Work from TLR has appeared in major anthologies. Guidelines:

TIMEWORN LITERARY JOURNAL is a bi-annual publication seeking short historical fiction (2–5K words) highlighting unrepresented corners of history. Speculative elements strongly encouraged! No submission fee. Contributors are paid $25 + contributor copy. Submissions open January 1–31 for April 2020 release. Find guidelines and Issue 1 at E-mail queries:

TRUE STORY, A MONTHLY MINI-MAGAZINE from the editors of Creative Nonfiction, seeks unpublished works of longform narrative nonfiction between 5,000 and 10,000 words long, on any subject and in any style. No deadline. Complete guidelines at

TWO HAWKS QUARTERLY Quarterly is an online journal affiliated with Antioch University Los Angeles’s BA program in Creative Writing and is setting the bar for contemporary literature with bold and illuminating poetry, fiction, CNF, and quality experimental work. Read us. Write for us. Submissions accepted year-round. For guidelines, see

UPSTREET: AWARD WINNING ANNUAL’S 16TH ISSUE seeks quality submissions of fiction and creative nonfiction. Past issues feature interviews with Jim Shepard, Lydia Davis, Wally Lamb, Michael Martone, Robin Hemley, Sue William Silverman, Dani Shapiro, Douglas Glover, Robert Olen Butler, Joan Wickersham, Andre Dubus III, and Robin Black. Distributors: TNG, Media Solutions, Disticor (Canada). Chains: Barnes & Noble, Hastings, Books-A-Million. Deadline: March 1. For new guidelines, including payment, and to submit:

THE WESTCHESTER REVIEW, an annual print journal, seeks poetry, short fiction, graphic novels, nonfiction, and one-act plays for its upcoming issue by established and emerging authors wherever they reside. We continue to spotlight Westchester authors in a dedicated folio. See website for guidelines:

THE 15TH NATIONAL BLACK WRITERS CONFERENCE, “Activism, Identity, and Race: Playwrights and Screenwriters at the Crossroads,” will be held March 26–29, 2020, at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, NY. The conference will feature a town hall, roundtable discussions, author readings, films, workshops, and more! For more information, visit

26TH ANNUAL WINTER POETRY & PROSE GETAWAY, January 17–20, 2020, Atlantic City, NJ, area. Featuring: Pulitzer Prize winner Yusef Komunyakaa and Denise Duhamel. Join us for small, intensive workshops in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, memoir, and more. Enjoy challenging and supportive sessions, insightful feedback, and an encouraging community. Invest in your writing and register today:

BOLDFACE CONFERENCE FOR EMERGING WRITERS: May 18–22, 2020. Glass Mountain magazine (University of Houston) hosts this annual conference for new writers at the M.D. Anderson Library. Past featured writers include Tiphanie Yanique, Bryan Washington, and Robin Davidson. Workshops, readings, craft talks, manuscript consultations, and more. $195 early bird registration starts in January! Housing available. Website: Questions? E-mail:

LET’S JUST WRITE! An Uncommon Writers Conference, March 21–22, 2020, on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. 25+ presenters including Elizabeth Berg, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Dominic Pacyga, Ann Garvin, Tim Storm, Patty McNair, and more. Focus on craft with speakers, panels, interactive sessions, live-lit event, private consultations. Meals included. For registration info:

LIT CAMP WRITERS CONFERENCE. Held at Esalen in Big Sur, CA. Limited to 40 participants. This year’s faculty includes Rebecca Makkai and Dana Spiotta, plus NY agent Brettne Bloom and Graywolf editor Ethan Nosowsky. Yoga. Meditation. Hot springs. Sunday, May 10 through Friday, May 15, 2020. Accepting submissions October 1–January 31. Website:

SAN FRANCISCO WRITERS CONFERENCE: February 13–16, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco. Keynoters include Walter Mosley, Jonathan Maberry, and Brooke Warner. Network with 100+ presenters—agents, editors, publishers, poets, and authors. For details on the event, SFWC Writing Contest, Screenwriting and Poetry Summits—and the SFWC Newsletter:

SAN MIGUEL WRITERS’ CONFERENCE & LITERARY FESTIVAL: February 12–16 (Mexico). 2020 keynoters: Delia Owens, Tommy Orange, Valeria Luiselli, Juan Felipe Herrera, Madeleine Thien, Rosa Beltran, and more! This is the largest, most prestigious bilingual literary gathering in the Americas, attracting faculty, writers, and industry experts from the U.S., Canada, Mexico. Readers and writers fill 10,000 main stage seats over 5 days. It’s an inspiring week of intellectual exchange and cultural connection. San Miguel de Allende: #1 City in the World, CNTraveler. Registration:

SAVE 20% UNTIL FEBRUARY 1! Join Kiese Laymon, Julianna Baggott, Rose McLarney, Jennifer Haigh, and many more May 9–16. Enjoy writing workshops, seminars, consultations, beach bonfires, social events. Takes place on the welcoming open sand and clear blue waters of Seaside, FL; this is a conference festival that celebrates writing, networking, craft, community. Apply for fellowships/scholarships until January 10 at

THE TENNESSEE WILLIAMS & NEW ORLEANS LITERARY FESTIVAL is a 5-day New Orleans affair for readers, writers, and theater lovers. Our 34th annual event, March 25–29, 2020, includes literary discussions, writer’s craft sessions, a scholars conference, theater productions, literary walking tours, culinary and music events, a book fair, and more. Visit

$1,000 IN PRIZES AND PUBLICATION IN The Mountain Troubadour. The Poetry Society of Vermont. Founded 1947. 2020 National Contest. Submit 3 poems with $15 entry fee by February 1, 2020. Winner and 5 runners-up published. Visit our website for complete guidelines:

$1,500 PRIZE! River Styx Microfiction Contest. 500 words maximum per story, up to 3 stories per entry. $20 entry fee includes 1-year subscription, or $15 fee for 1 issue with the winning stories. Mail or submit via Submittable by December 31. Address: River Styx, 3301 Washington Ave., Ste. 2C, St. Louis, MO 63103. Website:

$2,250 IN CASH AWARDS, partial developmental editing, and travel to Paris in June for the First Pages Prize. Submit the first 5 pages of your fiction or creative nonfiction manuscript. Enter January 1–February 2, 2020 (extended deadline—February 16). Open to un-agented writers worldwide. Enter at

$4,000 IN AWARDS. Enter New Millennium Writing Awards by January 31—best poetry: $1,000; fiction: $1,000; nonfiction: $1,000; flash fiction: $1,000. All winners are published in our anthology and online. “This feels like a safe place for artists...Every communication I get from you has the same encouraging tone: Never give up. Keep writing. Your gift is important.”—Jessica M. (recent contest submitter). Visit

THE 7TH ANNUAL PERMAFROST BOOK PRIZE IN POETRY offers publication of a book-length collection of poems, $1,000, and distribution through University of Alaska Press. Final judge: Elizabeth Bradfield. Deadline: March 15. Entry fee: $20. For complete guidelines, please visit:

14TH GIVAL PRESS NOVEL AWARD for best original previously unpublished literary novel in English, approximately 30,000 to 100,000 words. Prize: $3,000, copies, book publication in 2021. Reading fee: $50 per novel submitted. Deadline: May 30, 2020. For details, visit website: or Address: Gival Press, P.O. Box 3812, Arlington, VA 22203.

22ND ANNUAL BLUE LYNX PRIZE Blue Lynx Prize, $2,000 plus publication is awarded for an unpublished, full-length volume of poems. Submit manuscripts and $28 reading fee to P.O. Box 96, Spokane, WA 99210 or The 2019 winner is Kirsten Kaschock for her manuscript Explain This Corpse. Former winners include Jim Daniels, Carolyne Wright, Robert Gregory, Suzanne Lummis, and Lue Lipsitz. Judges have included Yusef Komunyakaa, Melissa Kwasny, Christopher Buckley, Dara Wier, Dorianne Laux, and Robert Wrigley. Deadline: June 1, 2020.

THE 2020 LEAPFROG FICTION CONTEST is open January 15–May 1. Entry fee: $33. Adult and children’s novels, novellas, story collections, min. 22,000 words. Finalist judge, Cris Mazza. Finalist awards: $150 plus critique from Cris Mazza. Winner(s): finalist awards plus contract offer with advance. Details: E-mail: Entries accepted through Submittable.

2020 PRESS 53 AWARD FOR SHORT FICTION. $1,000 advance, publication, and 50 copies awarded to an outstanding, unpublished collection of short stories. Reading fee: $30. Enter September 1–December 31. Press 53 Publisher Kevin Morgan Watson will judge. Winner and finalists announced by May 1, 2020. Complete details at

2020 WATERSTON DESERT WRITING PRIZE will accept submissions January 1 through April 1, 2020. The prize honors nonfiction that illustrates artistic excellence, sensitivity to place, and desert literacy, with the desert as subject and setting. It recognizes the vital role deserts play worldwide in the ecosystem and the human narrative. Emerging, mid-career, or established nonfiction writers are welcome to apply. The prize will recognize 1 writer with a $2,500 award, a reading and reception at the High Desert Museum in Bend, OR, and a residency in Central OR. Submission guidelines:

AFTER 25 YEARS OF BREWING, Literal Latte is taking a coffee break. Submissions to the Literal Latte Fiction Awards are still being accepted through January. All other submissions are frozen until we finish reading and publishing all the treats we have in-house. Stay tuned for a feast and to hear what the next 25 years have in store. E-mail: Website:

AMERICA MEDIA FOLEY POETRY CONTEST. $1,000 prize. No entrance fee. Submissions accepted: January 1–March 31, 2020. One unpublished poem on any topic. 45 lines or fewer. Submit online: Mailed submissions: America, Foley Poetry Contest, 1212 Avenue of the Americas, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10036.

ANNOUNCING THE FIRST ANNUAL Book Architecture GIT-R-DONE Travel Grant. What do we think is most helpful for the writers that we work with? A travel stipend for the author of a work-in-progress to get away and finish the thing. Grant money awarded: $2,500. Deadline: January 15. For submission criteria, visit

THE ANNUAL RATTLE CHAPBOOK PRIZE offers 3 winners $5,000 for a chapbook (up to 36 pages), plus 500 author copies, and distribution to Rattle’s 6,000+ subscribers. Entry fee of $25 includes a 1-year subscription to the magazine. Deadline: January 15. For guidelines and to read past winners, visit our website:

ANTHOLOGY/CONTEST—TallGrass Writers Guild/Outrider Press. Poetry max: 32 lines with spaces; prose max: 2,500 words on: ”Play”—kids, sports, gambling, music, theater, games. Deadline: April 30. Fees: 1–4 poems or each prose entry–$19. TWG members–$15 each. Prizes: $500 each category. No submission limit. Complete guidelines:

BARRY SPACKS POETRY PRIZE. Gunpowder Press is accepting book-length manuscripts of 48–100 pages for the sixth annual Barry Spacks Poetry Prize, which honors Barry’s legacy of accessible yet challenging work. The prize is $500 + 50 author copies. Entry fee is $20. Jessica Jacobs will judge. Full details at

BAUHAN PUBLISHING’S MONADNOCK ESSAY COLLECTION PRIZE is open for submissions. Prize: book-length collection of nonfiction essays, $1,000, book publication with our Fall 2020 titles. Entry fee: $25.Postmark/submission deadline: January 31, 2020. Aine Greaney will judge. Check our website for more information and submission guidelines:

BE PART OF A 150-YEAR LEGACY! California’s oldest literary journal is seeking original works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art for Reed Magazine. Each of our 4 contests awards $1,000 or more, and applicants receive a complimentary copy. Submissions June 1–November 1. Let your voice be heard. Website:

BELLINGHAM REVIEW’S ANNUAL CONTESTS for fiction, poetry, and nonfiction are open December 1 to March 15. $1,000 first-place prizes. $20 entry fee. General submissions are open September 15 to December 1. Bellingham Review is dedicated to offering continual support to our authors. See complete submission guidelines at

C&R PRESS IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE our $1,000 prizes in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction and memoir are open. Winners, runners-up, and a shortlist are announced in January 2020. Winners receive the prize and publication. All manuscripts are considered for publication. Authors are invited to read at our Spring AWP, and Summer and Fall New York City events. C&R Press publishes a range of work from a variety of voices. Website:

CHATTAHOOCHEE REVIEW. Lamar York Prizes, November 1–January 31. Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Chattahoochee Review are given annually for a short story and an essay. Anthony Varallo will judge in fiction and Alice Bolin will judge in nonfiction. Visit the website for complete guidelines:

CLOUDBANK AWARDS $200 prize for 1 poem or flash fiction in each issue. Deadline for Cloudbank 14 submissions is February 28. Full guidelines—and more—at Revive us with your fire!

THE COWLES OPEN POETRY BOOK PRIZE. $2,000, publication/distribution of full-length poetry manuscript, 30 copies for author. Color cover, 48 to 100 pp, $25 reading fee. Deadline: April 1, 2020. Guidelines at Submit through our Submittable account.

DANAHY FICTION PRIZE/TAMPA REVIEW PRIZE. $1,000 and publication in Tampa Review for a previously unpublished short story, 500–5,000 words. Enter now! Year-end deadline approaching. $20 entry includes free subscription. All stories considered for publication. Address: Danahy Fiction Prize, Tampa Review, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33606. Website:

ENTER -1000 BELOW, Midway Journal’s annual flash prose and poetry contest. The contest runs from March 1–May 31. $500 grand prize. $250 second prize. $50 third prize. $10 entry fee. Unlimited entries. For more details, go to

FISCHER PRIZE/CANTOR AWARD: $1,000 national prize, five $200 finalist prizes, and $500 for best CO entry, plus partial travel stipends to Talking Gourds Awards in Telluride (CO) October 9–11, 2020. Judge: CA performance poet Claire Blotter. August 30, 2020, deadline. Fees are $10 per poem ($25 for 3). Guidelines:

FLASH FICTION ON A SUPERNATURAL THEME. $500 first prize, $100 each for 2 honorable mentions, in The Screw Turn Flash Fiction Competition, plus publication on The Ghost Story website and in our paperbound anthology, “21st Century Ghost Stories.” Editors judge. $10 submission fee; January 31 deadline. Complete guidelines at:

THE FLORIDA REVIEW EDITORS’ AWARDS in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry: Winners receive $1,000 each and publication. Deadline: March 31. All submissions considered for publication. Entry fee, $25, includes a subscription to TFR. For guidelines and online submission link, see our website:

FOURTH GENRE STEINBERG ESSAY CONTEST is accepting submissions from January 1 to March 15 at The 2020 contest judge is former editor Laura Julier. Winning author receives $1,000 and publication in the issue that’s featured at AWP. $20 per entry, up to 6,000 words. Detailed submission guidelines:

FROM JANUARY 1 TO JANUARY 31, Crazyhorse will accept entries for prizes in fiction, nonfiction, & poetry. Winners receive $2,000 and publication. The $20 entry fee includes a 1-year subscription; all manuscripts entered will be considered for publication. For more information and to see our judges, visit:

FULL-LENGTH AND CHAPBOOK PUBLICATION CONTEST. Award-winning Jacar Press, a Community Active Press, seeks entries through April 30, 2020. Past judges included Marilyn Nelson, Dorianne Laux, Toi Derricotte, Denise Duhamel, Traci Brimhall, Hélène Cardona, Jamaal May, Rickey Laurentiis, Joseph Millar, Mary O’Donnell, etc. Low fees, runners-up often published. Jacar sponsors workshops, readings, and pays contest fees and sends review copies out for winners. No pre-selling required. Website:

GRAYSON BOOKS CHAPBOOK CONTEST. $500 and 50 gorgeous copies to winner. 16–32 pages of poetry, $20 reading fee. January 31 deadline. Simultaneous submissions accepted if we are notified immediately upon acceptance elsewhere. Christine Beck to judge. For complete guidelines, see

HAZEL ROWLEY PRIZE FOR FIRST-TIME BIOGRAPHERS: Sponsored by Biographers International (BIO), the Rowley prize offers $2,000 for the best book proposal from a first-time biographer, plus a careful reading by an established agent. Submissions due March 1. Guidelines and entry forms are available on the BIO website:

HENRY MORGENTHAU III POETRY PRIZE: First book by a writer age 70 or older. Deadline extended: January 15, 2020. Award: $3,000 and publication by Passager. Entry fee: $25. Send: 30–40 poems, SASE/e-mail for notification only. Hard copy or use Submittable. Address: 7401 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore, MD 21208. Complete guidelines:

INLANDIA BOOKS INVITES YOU TO SUBMIT to The Hillary Gravendyk Prize. Judges: Maureen Alsop and Megan Gravendyk-Estrella. Submit 48–100 pages poetry book manuscript through Submittable between February 1 and April 30, 2020. $20 submission fee. Two prizes: National and regional, $1,000 each plus 20 copies. Judged blind. Complete details:

THE KATHRYN A. MORTON PRIZE IN POETRY and the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction are open for submissions through February 15. Each awards a prize of $2,000, publication of the manuscript, and a standard royalty contract. $29 entry fee for each. Alberto Ríos will guest judge for the Prize in Poetry and Alice Sebold will guest judge the Prize in Short Fiction! Guidelines can be found at and

MAIN STREET RAG POETRY BOOK AWARD. Deadline: February 1. Prize: $1,200, publication, and 50 author copies. Reading fee: $25 entry fee ($27 for electronic submission). Length: 52–88 pages of poetry. Judged blindly by the editors and previous winners. All entries considered for publication. Detailed guidelines on website:

NEW STORIES FROM THE MIDWEST 2020 will celebrate its 10th anniversary by presenting selected stories from previous volumes alongside new stories published in 2018 or 2019. Journals may submit 6 stories published 2018–2019 for free; writers may submit unlimited stories published 2018–2019 for $3 each. A $100 Heartland Fiction Prize will be awarded to a story of exceptional power. All contributors receive 2 copies and discount on more. Guest editor is Michael Martone. Deadline: February 1, 2020. To submit, visit:

THE NON/FICTION COLLECTION PRIZE. Submissions open: February 1. Judge: Michelle Herman. A $1,500 prize and publication with The Ohio State University Press is awarded for a collection of short stories, essays, or a combo. $25 entry fee. For guidelines, visit

THE ORISON PRIZES IN POETRY & FICTION offer $1,500 and publication by Orison Books for a full-length manuscript in each genre. Judges: Katie Ford (poetry) & Samrat Upadhyay (fiction). Entry fee: $30. Entry period: December 1, 2019–April 1, 2020. For complete guidelines visit

PUERTO DEL SOL WILL BE ACCEPTING ENTRIES to our annual poetry and prose contests from January 1 to April 1, 2020. Poetry contest judge: Rodney Gomez. Prose contest judge: Vi Khi Nao. Winners receive $500 and publication. $9 entry fee includes a 1-year subscription. All entries considered for publication. For complete guidelines, go to

THE RACHEL WETZSTEON CHAPBOOK AWARD, run by Map Literary: A Journal of Contemporary Writing & Art, seeks fiction submissions for its 2020 contest. Submissions are no-fee from January through March. Website:

THE RUBERY BOOK AWARD accepts books by self-published authors and independent presses. Prize pot approx. $2,800 for Book of the Year and category winners. Winners also receive write-ups on GoodReads and a glass plaque. Reputable judges. Entry fee: $60. Closing date: March 31, 2020. Website:

SELECTED SHORTS’ STELLA KUPFERBERG MEMORIAL SHORT STORY CONTEST. Prize includes $1,000, publication on, a 10-week course with Gotham Writers Workshop, and 2 tickets to a performance of Selected Shorts featuring your winning story chosen by judge Nicole Chung. Max: 750 words. Fee: $25. Due: March 3, 2020. For complete guidelines, visit

STOCKHOLM WRITERS PRIZE. Win a 7-day residency in Stockholm, Sweden! Prize includes accommodation, $1,000 stipend, and entry to the Stockholm Writers’ Festival (May 22–24). Open to all emerging writers working on social justice themes. Genre writers are especially encouraged. Entry fee is $25, submissions close February 15. For details, see

TAMPA REVIEW PRIZE FOR POETRY. $2,000, hardcover and paperback book publication, portfolio in Tampa Review for unpublished manuscript by new or established poets. $25 entry includes subscription. Enter now! Year-end deadline approaching. Address: Tampa Review Prize, University of Tampa Press, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33606. Website:

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS PRESS is accepting submissions for the Miller Williams Poetry Prize, edited by Billy Collins. The winner receives $5,000 and publication. Up to 3 additional books also receive publication. Applications are accepted year-round. The deadline for the following year’s prize is September 30. Website:

UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS ART ALLIANCE WRITERS’ WORKSHOP Poetry Prize. Free to enter. $100 prize + publication in Horsethief Magazine + 10 broadsides of winning poems + invitation to read in Philadelphia. Two winning poems selected. To submit, visit and follow directions on the tab “Opportunities for writers.”

WERGLE FLOMP HUMOR POETRY CONTEST. No fee. 19th year. Top prize: $1,000. Total prizes: $2,250. Co-sponsor: Duotrope. Winning entries published online. Submit 1 humor poem by April 1. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Final judge: Jendi Reiter. Enter at

WHEELBARROW BOOKS POETRY PRIZE, sponsored by RCAH Center for Poetry at MSU, for poets yet to publish a book-length collection. $1,000 award and book publication, with distribution by MSU Press. Original, unpublished poetry manuscripts in English, minimum 64 pages. $25 reading fee. Postmark deadline: March 1, 2020. Complete guidelines:

WIN $100, $50, AND PUBLICATION for a poem about “wilderness.” New Mexico Wild is sponsoring a poetry writing contest; deadline January 31, 2020. To see requirements and to enter today, go to

ZONE 3 PRESS IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE the 2020 First Book Award in Poetry. We are looking for poetry manuscripts of 48–80 pages. The reading period is January 1–April 1, 2020. Winner receives $1,000 and publication. Find us on Submittable or visit

INCARCERATED 50-YEAR-OLD GAY INMATE with noted publishing credits (including PEN America award) seeking a no-residency MFA from an institution willing to correspond through USPS. Qualified: 1991 BA in English + GRE + LSAT. Family able to pay tuition. Contact Matthew Feeney #173012, 1000 Lakeshore Dr., Moose Lake, MN 55767 or

THE NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS (NYSCA) annually has offered translation grants of $2,500–$10,000 to literary translators who are NYS residents for translations into English of fiction, poetry, drama, or creative nonfiction. Translators prepare a 10- to 15-page manuscript-in-progress from the proposed project and apply through a qualified NYS non-profit organization. The application period typically opens in February and closes in March of each fiscal year. Guidelines for the FY2020 application round (now closed) may be found at: (see Literary Translation on pg. 9). Please check the NYSCA website ( in early 2020 for updates on literary translation opportunities NYSCA may offer for FY2021 funding.

AMERICAN DAZE PURPLE HAZE. True fiction, memoirs, and midnight soul-searching by an aging writer with some brain cells still intact. Michelmore’s stories have been published in the anthology One Hundred Voices, The Santa Fe Literary Review, The New York Times, L.A. Times, and the Miami Herald. Website:

HARRISON’S WORD! (a farce). The obscene (or is it?) sequel to Peter Thompson’s Winter Light and another prep school tale. Vile characters and a bit of a post-modern plot gambit. Acclaimed for seriously funny style. Available at diá or Amazon.

GARST HOUSE POETS AND WRITERS RETREAT. Complete your project at charming “Old Florida” home, built 1913. Quiet, 2.5-acre green space, 16 miles from Siesta Key, number 1-rated beach in America (2017), shopping, nightlife. Furnished private rooms, internet, month-to-month rent, October through April. Contact Lynn at (941) 245-1530 or

GREECE WRITER’S RETREAT on the magical island of Alonnisos, 1 of the top eco-islands of Europe. Exquisite accommodations on the Aegean Sea. Turquoise waters, hiking paths, private beaches, yoga. Limited to 12 writers. Workshops follow the Amherst Writers and Artists Method. Led by Julie Maloney, director of Women Reading Aloud. Returning for the 10th year. June 16–25, 2020. Ten days. Visit: Contact:

THE MASS MOCA EKPHRASTIC POETRY RETREAT, August 12–18 in the heart of the Berkshires. Explore the ways that visual art can open your poems, perception, and imagination to help you access memories, emotion, and new forms of expression that are otherwise unavailable. Deadline: January 30. Visit, or contact

POETRY RETREAT IN ITALY SUMMER 2020 with poet Kim Addonizio (National Book Award Finalist, 7 collections, Best American Poetry, NY Times Magazine, Poetry, Guggenheim, NEA, Pushcart recipient). June 23–July 3. Write, relax, & share your work while living in a former monastery in Umbria. Included: workshop, lodging, meals, wine, trips to Rome & surrounding towns & attractions. Website: or

PORCHES WRITING RETREAT, a historic 1854 farmhouse overlooking the James River in the Blue Ridge foothills of VA. Spacious porches, comfortable, high-ceilinged rooms, library, WiFi, communal well-equipped kitchen. Provides peace and inspiration. Fellowships offered. Open year-round, availability by day, week, month. Three hours from D.C. Website: E-mail:

TREE-TOP APARTMENT in Andersonville, Chicago, is a perfect place to get away and write. Fully-appointed apartment, walk to lots of great restaurants and cafes. Solitude within a neighborhood. Great theater and music for evenings out. Study overlooks the quiet street. $500 per week. E-mail:

WELLSPRING HOUSE RETREAT for writers, artists, scholars, east of the Berkshires, 35-min drive to Northampton/Amherst, 5-min walk to scenic lake. Four hours from NYC. Sheltered by towering spruce; secluded, but nestled in Ashfield village, with cafe, library, pub. Private room & workspace; communal kitchen, sun-porch, living room. Fees are $360/wk for a double, $330 for a single. Send résumé & work sample to Find out more:

WRITER’S RETREAT IN FARMHOUSE CHALET on West Slope of Sierra. Options: entire 3/2 farmhouse, spacious master loft, downstairs bed/bath/office suite, or rustic cabins with chalet access for cooking/bathing. From $40–200 nightly. Off-grid, solar-powered, quiet, outdoor recreation moments away. Meals, airport transport available. Nearest airports Sacramento and Reno. Website:

WRITING RETREATS with the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop in New Orleans (March 19–22, 2020) and Paris, France (July 16–21, 2020). Poetry, fiction, nonfiction, playwriting, and multi-genre workshops will be taught by faculty Rita Banerjee, Diana Norma Szokolyai, Stephen Aubrey, and other award-winning writers. Supportive faculty, literary salon atmosphere, practical feedback! Visit for more info. Apply at

ATLANTIC CENTER FOR THE ARTS RESIDENCY PROGRAM—spend 3 weeks in New Smyrna Beach, FL, developing your work with the personal support and mentorship of nationally acclaimed Master Artists-in-Residence. Residency #178 Randall Silvis, fiction (June 28–July 18, 2020). Residency #179 Ain Gordon, writer/director/actor (October 11–31, 2020). Visit

BRUSH CREEK FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS—residency deadline: March 1, 2020. Writers, visual artists, musicians, and composers are encouraged to apply for the foundation’s 3-week artist residency programs, complete with lodging, meals, working facilities, and incredible natural beauty. For more information, visit

DJERASSI RESIDENT ARTISTS PROGRAM offers residencies, at no cost, to artists in the disciplines of literature, visual arts, media arts, music composition, choreography, and science. Located in the Santa Cruz Mountains 1 hour south of San Francisco. Private studios and all meals included. Six sessions running from mid-April to mid-November. The program also offers workshops with varying deadlines in writing and movement alchemy. Application deadline: March 16, 2020, for residencies in 2021. E-mail: Website:

DORLAND MOUNTAIN ARTS COLONY located in the hills overlooking the beautiful Temecula Valley wine country of Southern CA. Five self-contained cottages with workspace, porch, and use of communal studio space. Hiking trails/ponds/views. Peaceful, serene, inspiring. Finish your project. All 2020 openings filling quickly, so apply/reserve now! E-mail:; website:; phone: (951) 302-3837

MINERAL SCHOOL: Join a 1- or 2-week summer 2020 writing, screenwriting, or visual arts residency in Mineral, WA, near Mt. Rainier. Live inside a historic schoolhouse with fellow residents, in a private studio/bedroom, with all meals provided. Fellowships available. Applications close on February 15, 2020. To apply, visit

MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESIDENCIES are available at PLAYA | Art + Science Residency Program located in the remote, dramatic landscape of the OR Outback. Options for 2-, 3-, and 4-week residencies. Application deadline: February 15, 2020. To apply go to

NORTH BEACH WRITERS’ RETREAT. Get away from the hurry of daily life to unwind and reflect at the North Beach Writers’ Retreat in Northwoods, MN. This generative workshop provides time and space to push pause on the daily responsibilities of life and give yourself the mental space to write. Website:

SAGINAW VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY. The Fredericks-Follett-Roethke Graduate Fellowship in the Arts & Humanities awards funded residential fellowships each year to support original research or creative work on Marshall Fredericks, Ken Follett, or Theodore Roethke, using one of SVSU’s 3 principal archival collections in the humanities. For more information on eligibility requirements and the application process, please visit E-mail:; telephone SVSU College of Arts & Behavioral Sciences, (989) 964-4062.

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AN ABLE AND WELL-KNOWN WRITER, teacher, editor, (Scribner, Random House, Bantam, Dell, the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Narrative, Harper’s, The Paris Review, Vanity Fair, The American Scholar, Esquire, GQ, Ploughshares) offers manuscript critique, editing, private tutorials on short stories, novels, and literary nonfiction. Authors edited include Rick Bass, Richard Bausch, T. C. Boyle, Jennifer Egan, Min Jin Lee, Anthony Marra, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Joyce Carol Oates, James Salter, Robert Stone, and many others. Contact: Website:

ABLE, EXPERIENCED EDITOR in multiple genres. Prize-winning author of prose and poetry. Respectful. Thorough. As a team, we can raise your novel, poems, short stories, memoir, query, or application letter to the next level. Publication advice available. E-mail: Website:

ABOUT YOUR BOOK...Want to make it acclaim-worthy and publication-ready? Former publishing house senior editor offers editing, coaching, critiquing, and more. Award-winning, agented clients. Specializing in thriller, YA, literary, Christian, business, and self-help. Visit website for over 60 articles on the craft of writing. Jessi Rita Hoffman’s website:; e-mail:

ACCLAIMED POETRY EDITOR, former executive director of Alice James Books, 20 years of editing experience. Provides professional manuscript evaluation, comprehensive editing. Edits to suit various budgets. Workshops, tutorials, publishing, publicity advice. Author of Event Boundaries and Anxious Music (Four Way Books). CW MFA faculty editor at SNC. For further details, please visit website at: E-mail:

ACCOMPLISHED EDITOR Wyn Cooper works with writers of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and memoir. I help you revise and perfect your manuscript, and offer publishing advice. Fifty-two books I edited have been published in the last six years; seven have won awards. Free consultation. See website for details: E-mail:

ACHIEVE YOUR WRITING GOALS. Respectful, affordable feedback in any genre. Award-winning writer with over 15 years of college teaching experience. From line edits to global revisions, character work to creative coaching, brainstorming to final draft, I’m here for what you need. MFA, PhD in CW. Initial consultations are free. Website:

AFFORDABLE, POWERFUL, AND COMPREHENSIVE editorial services give your manuscript an edge. Unlock the potential of your manuscript with in-depth evaluation, plot/character development, line editing, revisions. Benefit from years of editorial experience at Big 5 publishers. Want to write a good book? Let me help! Helga Schier, PhD, Website: Telephone: (310) 828-8421.

ART OF THE NOVEL: I work with published and unpublished novelists in all phases of development, both privately and through UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, where I teach the Master Course in Novel Writing. I seek to combine the best of an experienced editor and inspiring teacher, helping writers revise their manuscripts. For testimonials, visit

AUTHOR, AUTHOR! Professional editor, literary midwife, award-winning author (Bantam, Avon, Scholastic, Berkley/Ace, others) offers extensive critiques, tutorials, revisions, support. Upgrade your writing skills; solve problems with plot, character development, pacing. Specialties include literary and mainstream fiction, mystery/thriller, juvenile/YA, general nonfiction, psychology, spirituality. Carol Gaskin. Phone: (941) 377-7640. E-mail: Website:

AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR offers sensitive, personalized coaching and editing. Recipient of Harold Vursell Award from the Academy of Arts and Letters, an O’Henry, a Pushcart, publications in the Best American Short Stories. 25 years teaching experience, Barnard College, MFA Program at Queens University of Charlotte, private practice:

AWARD-WINNING FICTION WRITER, graduate of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, creative writing teacher of 35 years, provides personalized manuscript editing. I offer detailed editing, honest evaluation, and sensitive critique. I work with new and experienced writers, fiction and nonfiction. Contact Hugh Cook. E-mail: Website:

BEAUFORT WRITING GROUP DEVELOPMENTAL EDITOR. Critique academic, science, novels, memoirs—clarity, voice, grammar, narrative trajectory. Client’s agent: “Sharpest improvement ever seen.” Top Ten New England Editor. New Poems: Let Go or Hold Fast. English professor, journalist, captain. Website: Beaufort, NC, rental, Kakapo Press. Susan Schmidt, PhD. Phone: (252) 269-0032. E-mail:, Website:

BIRDS & MUSES LITERARY MENTORSHIP. Realize your vision for your book with Kate Moses, internationally acclaimed novelist, memoirist (Wintering, Cakewalk, Mothers Who Think), teacher & editor (Hedgebrook, Salon, North Point Press): Taking writers under my wing for 3 decades. Invested, insightful, nurturing. Literary fiction & nonfiction. Free consultation. Visit:

BLOCKED? STRUGGLING? I’ll help you finish that project! Break through blocks with professional writing mentoring from published journalist, poet, playwright, researcher. Skilled editor, experienced teacher, compassionate coach. New genre? Creative transition? Unearthed manuscript? Personal dream?—I can help you write, edit, publish! Carol Burbank, MA, Ph.D. Free 30-minute consultation. E-mail: Website:

“BOOKS ALOUD BY WEITZEL.” Turn your print prose into vibrant audio for the ear bud set. Emmy winner and highly rated narrator Tom Weitzel records for Penguin Random House, Punch Audio, and independent authors. He can guide your project from beginning to download. Samples at Or contact at

COPY & DEVELOPMENTAL EDITOR specializing in works penned by writers of color. MFA, adjunct professor of writing, published author, background in publishing and journalism. Will deliver a sensitive edit of your manuscript while ensuring that your voice and experience remain intact. E-mail:, website:

DEVELOPMENTAL EDITING, with 50+ books sold to traditional publishers. Malone Editorial helps turn manuscripts into traditionally published books, and writers into successful award-winning authors. In-depth and personal. Website: E-mail:

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EDITOR AVAILABLE. Specializing in young adult and a wide variety of fiction. Reasonable rates and free sample edit upon request. Will provide in-depth evaluation, also assisting with query letters. With an MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College, I have years of editorial and writing experience. Contact or

EDITORIAL SERVICES from a nurturing but whip-cracking, well-connected author (Bang the Keys, The Great Bravura) who will help you unleash the true fabulosity in your projects and bring them to fruition in the real world before depression or drink destroy your nerve! Fiction, nonfiction, scripts, poetry, theses. Ten percent discount if you mention P&W ad. E-mail: For more information, visit:

FREE SESSION with Writer Wellness Consultant and Mentor. Have writing begging to get on the page, revised, and moved on to publishing? Want to find out what’s in the way? Give yourself the gift of a free consultation and get started. Contact: Andrea R. Canaan, MSW, MFA. E-mail: Website:

I AM AN EXPERIENCED collaborative developmental editor. I can help you complete your novel or short story. I charge .04 cents per word. If you need help contact me at:

IMPROVE YOUR ODDS OF GETTING PUBLISHED. Experienced, encouraging, affordable editor of novels, memoirs, and graduate theses/NYC writing professor/author of 5 published novels and a nonfiction book can help raise your manuscript to the next level. Visit the website of Stratford Editing Services to learn more at

JAN FREEMAN, Paris Press founding director (1995–2018), provides manuscript consultations and editing services for prose and poetry, including full-length manuscripts, chapbooks, new-and-selected collections, and works in progress. Offering multiple readings of your work with evaluations of literal and emotional narratives, coherence and ordering, and a manuscript's texture, shape, tension, and emotional flow. Contact Website:

POETRY, POETRY MS. Expand your range, syntax, facility with language. Close editing, attention to big picture, phone or Skype conferences—U.S. or international. Experienced poet/teacher, award-winning author of 11 collections, 5 with Godine and Knopf. I founded and taught in the MFA and postgraduate conference at Vermont College. E-mail: For further details, please visit website:

WORDS, WORDS, WORDS. Well-published, award-winning, Boston-area writer of fiction and creative nonfiction offers compassionate manuscript critiques, copy editing, coaching (in person or online), and writing services. Responsive to your writing needs and concerns, experienced, astute, and caring. Excellent literary background. Reasonable rates. Kathryn Liebowitz, MFA, website:; e-mail:; phone: (978) 512-1204.

WRITING, COACHING, manuscript evaluation, and editing. Widely published (Glimmer Train, Missouri Review, The Millions, etc.), Pushcart Prize winner and BAE Notable in nonfiction, anthologized award-winner in fiction, and New York City-produced playwright. Works with established fiction and nonfiction writers as well as beginners. Specializes in process and structure. Website:

CANADA’S HUMBER SCHOOL FOR WRITERS. Looking for personalized feedback on your manuscript? Our 30-week distance program is customized to the needs of your book-length project. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and genre. Work from the comfort of home under the guidance of mentors. Start in January or September. Website:

FOR 50 YEARS, THE COMMUNITY OF WRITERS has held weeklong summer writing workshops in Squaw Valley, CA. Our goal is to help talented poets and writers improve their craft with workshops, individual conferences, craft lectures, and panels. Poetry: June 20–27; writers workshops: July 6–13. Financial aid available. Website:; phone: (530) 470-8440.

GREATER PHILADELPHIA WORDSHOP STUDIO supports writers in the development of their individual voices and practice of their craft. Workshops in Center City and Delaware County, PA, following the Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) method. Writers of all ages, levels of experience, and genres welcome. Phone: (610) 853-0296. E-mail: For details, visit website:

KROUNA WRITING WORKSHOP, July 26–August 1, 2020: Workshop, learn, and write surrounded by the dramatic mountain beauty of the village of Papingo in northern Greece. Small group workshops on the novel and poetry will be taught by authors Henriette Lazaridis and Rebecca Morgan Frank. For details and application, visit

MARGE PIERCY offers her 10th annual juried intensive poetry workshop June 15–19 in Wellfleet, MA, Cape Cod. A serious hands-on craft workshop in a beautiful place. Morning workshops. Afternoon conferences. A public reading. Raises talented poets to a higher level with enormously increased chances for publication. Complete information, submission guidelines, comments from previous participants:

METHOD AND MADNESS. A weeklong Creative Writing Laboratory on a Mediterranean Island. May 25–30, 2020. Devote a full week to your creative writing in a beautiful remote setting on Mallorca with Alice LaPlante (Turn of Mind, The Making of a Story) and Matthew Clark Davison (San Francisco State University, The Lab), bestselling and award-winning writers and teachers. Appropriate for writers of all levels, fiction and creative nonfiction alike. Whether you have a writing project underway or are starting anew, you will create at least 10 compelling and richly urgent pieces/scenes to take home with you for further exploration and revision. The prompts and strategies for generating new creative material will be balanced by a rigorous framework for writing craft that will strengthen your ability to capture what you want to say. The private villa has endless contemplative views, tennis courts, optional sunrise yoga, a luxurious pool and plenty of room and conducive spaces to spread out and work privately or to creatively collaborate with other participants. Our favorite local farm-to-table chef will serve 3 Mediterranean meals each day on the terrace. Interested? E-mail or go to Space is limited.

ONLINE WRITING CLASSES from Creative Nonfiction magazine, the voice of the genre. Our 10- and 5-week classes in memoir, personal essay magazine writing, book proposals, and more provide professional guidance, motivating deadlines, and a supportive community of writers. Flexible schedule to suit your needs. Learn more at

POLICROMIA FESTIVAL AND POETRY WORKSHOPS. Siena, Italy, June 1–7, 2020. Travel to the heart of Tuscany for a week of poetry workshops, panel discussions, master classes, individual conferences, guided tours, and attendance at our international literary festival featuring award-winning poets, translators, and performers. Fee includes workshops, full program of events, and hotel. Early applications encouraged. Apply by March 15, 2020. Website:

WINDBREAK HOUSE WRITING RETREAT. Award-winning author (17 books), poet, and teacher Linda M. Hasselstrom creates individualized retreats, providing written appraisals, private conferences, encouragement to reach your goals. Fully furnished house, miles of grasslands, birdsong, peaceful solitude to write. Women or men; all experience levels welcome. Also offering online Writing Conversations. Website:

WRITE YOUR MEMOIR IN SCOTLAND! Join award-winning memoirist and veteran teacher Jennifer Browdy, PhD, on a magical sojourn in the Scottish highlands, May 23–30, 2020. Write and share in good company at the Cluny Hill retreat center, part of the Findhorn earth-centered spiritual community. Fun, productive, affordable, unforgettable! Website: E-mail: