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ALLPOETRY.COM—Join the largest poetry community, over 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. Website:

ANTHOLOGY/CONTEST ON “LUCK”—TallGrass Writers Guild w/Outrider Press—Poetry max 32 lines w/spaces; prose max 2,500 words. Deadline: April 30. Fees: 1–4 poems or each prose entry $19/$15 for TWG members. Prizes: $500 each category. No submission limit. Complete anthology guidelines with entry form:—Click “Anthology Guidelines” or e-mail:

WRITERS/READERS WHO CRAVE *interesting* short stories: 2 printings of COOLEST AMERICAN STORIES 2022 sold out completely, and COOLEST AMERICAN STORIES 2023, which features an uncollected story by Morgan Talty and each author’s “Story Behind the Story,” is inspiring writers to write fearlessly: And we’re now reading submissions! Website:


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

ROSE METAL PRESS 2023 open reading period. From June 1 to June 30, we’re seeking full-length hybrid genre manuscripts for consideration for publication in 2024 and beyond. We welcome submissions in all styles and on all subjects, and encourage an expansive interpretation of hybridity. $15 fee. For details visit

SALLY ALBISO POETRY BOOK AWARD—$2,500 and publication with Ingram distribution for winning 56- to 80-page poetry manuscript authored by a poet living in the U.S. Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington, or Alaska). Entries via Submittable. Fee: $10. Deadline: May 15. Judge: Lana Hechtman Ayers. Winner announced July. This award honors the memory of MoonPath Press poet Sally Albiso, who passed away in 2019. All entrants receive Sally Albiso’s collection Light Entering My Bones. For more details, go to or

TIGER BARK PRESS March BIPOC manuscript reading period. As part of Tiger Bark Press’s ongoing commitment to printing quality poetry by a diversity of voices, the press will hold an open reading period throughout the month of March 2023 for full-length book manuscripts by American poets who identify as Black, as indigenous, or as people of color. There is no entry fee for submission. Selected poets will be offered a standard publishing contract, with books scheduled for publication in late 2023 or early 2024. Submit a manuscript of 55–90 pages of original poetry in English, during the month of March, at For all questions, e-mail

WOMEN 50+, send us your brilliant completed manuscripts. Traditional publishing with shared collaborative co-op marketing. Memoir, fiction, narrative nonfiction, self-help, business. For details:


BLUE LIGHT PRESS CHAPBOOK CONTEST. Publication + 10 copies of your book. We like imagistic, inventive, emotionally honest poems that push the edge. Send 12- to 28-page manuscript, SASE, and $10 reading fee to Blue Light Press, P.O. Box 150300, San Rafael, CA 94915 by June 30. For guidelines, Website:

CHOEOFPLEIRN PRESS seeks submissions of poetry of 25–40 pages for the Jonathan Holden Poetry Chapbook Contest. Deadline: April 30. The winner receives $250 plus 10 copies of the published chapbook. For details, visit

DARK ONUS PRESS is an independent publishing house that produces short volumes of poetry, short stories, flash fiction, and artwork. We are open year-round, read blindly, do not charge reading fees, and do not charge you for your first batch of books if you publish with us. Website:; e-mail:

GREEN LINDEN PRESS—named by Entropy Magazine as one of the best small presses—invites you to submit poetry chapbook manuscripts during the open-reading period, now through March 20. One or more manuscripts will be selected for publication in late 2023; authors will receive 25 copies and publicity. For details see

SWAN SCYTHE PRESS announces its 2023 poetry chapbook contest. Entry fee: $18. We are accepting submissions from March 1 to June 15 (postmark deadline). Winner receives $200 and 25 perfect-bound chapbooks. The 2022 winner is Arthur Solway for Siddhartha on Fire. For full guidelines, visit and


2023 APRIL–JUNE THEMES are: 1. “Fantasy” and 2. “Heroes!” That’s 2 themes for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Standard pay rates and publication applies. Submit via our online submission system. Deadline: June 15. E-mail: Full guidelines:

2024 OREGON POETRY CALENDAR seeks expressive poems from current Oregon residents only. Theme: “Wild birds.” Poems are paired with compelling photographs to produce a lovely wall calendar. Deadline: May 31. Blind submissions, no fee. Previously published and simultaneous okay, no bio needed. For info: No e-mail submissions. Submissions:

ABANDONED MINE is a poetry journal (quarterly online, selected annual print) now accepting submissions for our second year. We are seeking poems people will be inspired to re-read and share with family and friends. Please visit for examples, past issues, and complete submission guidelines.

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

ANACAPA REVIEW is a new online journal from Gunpowder Press. The monthly journal seeks poems with a strong sense of inspiration, insight, and craft. Carefully curated, Anacapa Review publishes established poets and new poets side by side. Advisory editors include Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Lee Herrick, and Shirley Geok-lin Lim. Read and submit:

ARLIJO, AN ONLINE JOURNAL, is accepting submissions of poetry, short fiction, art/photography between March 15–April 15. Submit items as Word doc or RTF doc, with a short bio, contact info. No reading fee/no payment/all rights revert to authors after online publication. Details:

THE AWAKENINGS REVIEW publishes writers and poets who have a connection with mental illness. Our biannual publication is as cathartic as it is informative. At The Awakenings Review, our aim is to provide both a forum and liberating experience for our contributors and a vehicle of insight for our readers. See submission guidelines at

THE BLUEBIRD WORD is a new online literary journal for poetry, flash nonfiction, and flash fiction. We are interested in showcasing work from emerging authors as well as contributions from writers across all cultural backgrounds and experience levels. For complete submission guidelines visit

THE BMP LITERARY QUARTERLY wants your best unpublished poetry, short stories, and art. Website: Publication awards for winning entries. HerWords literary magazine for women and JanusWords for LGBT+. 

CÆSURA REQUESTS SUBMISSIONS of poetry, fiction (sci-fi/non/flash), and all visual art forms. Submission window March 1 to June 1. We need content for 2 unique volumes, print and online. No fees. Call will post by February 28. Visit to read the Call and Guidelines, view online editions, and order print editions.

CALLING DANVILLE WRITERS…New literary journal seeking well-written submissions from Danville writers—any Danville—there are 26 worldwide; for news about upcoming awards, guidelines for submission, check out: Our debut issues (Spring and Autumn 2022) are now available to download. Volume 2 includes new work by Bruce Weigl and Dzvinia Orlowsky, and many others. Submissions (poetry, prose) open March 15–April 30.

CALLIOPE IS A PUBLISHING APP dedicated to genre fiction—interactive, illustrated fiction. Anything to do with high fantasy, operatic sci-fi, heart-stopping action, that’s our jam. Combine that with visually stunning imagery that responds to your touch, and you have our mission. We’re looking for short stories and flash fiction in any type of genre fiction. We do rolling submissions with rates of $0.05/word. For further submission guidelines, or if you’re interested in downloading our app, please visit

CHOEOFPLEIRN PRESS seeks submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, art, and photography for our 3 annual literary journals: Coneflower Café, Glacial Hills Review, and Rushing Thru the Dark. For our submission guidelines see:

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:

CONNECTICUT RIVER REVIEW, a national poetry journal, is accepting submissions from February 1 to April 15. Electronic submissions only. Send up to 3 original unpublished poems in a single document, no more than 1 poem per page, no more than 4 pages total. Submit: Check our website for complete guidelines:

CUTBANK is Montana’s oldest literary magazine, celebrating 50 years in 2023. Run by the students of the University of Montana Creative Writing MFA program, we publish 2 annual print issues of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. Submission fee: $5. Payment for writers featured in print. Guidelines are at

DARK ONUS LIT is an experimental literary magazine that puts out micro-issues of poetry, short stories, flash fiction, audio, and artwork. We are open year-round, read blindly, and do not charge reading fees. We’re intrigued by dark, experimental work. Website:

EVENING STREET REVIEW seeks previously unpublished work. Submit 3–6 poems or 1–2 prose pieces. Payment is 1 contributor’s copy. E-mail submissions as a single .docx or .rtf file to: Website:

HAWAII PACIFIC REVIEW seeks fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Based at Hawaii Pacific University, HPR charges no fees and reads submissions from late summer to early spring. Our work has been featured in the Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize anthologies. Details can be found at

THE MEDICAL LITERARY MESSENGER seeks thought-provoking poetry, prose, 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 or contact us at

MISTAKE HOUSE MAGAZINE publishes fiction and poetry by students in graduate or undergraduate programs worldwide. We seek inventive work that speaks to the heart in a complex global context, including work expressive of documentary poetics. Submission window: October 15, 2022 to March 15, 2023. Submission fee: $5. Guidelines at

NOMINEE: RANKED SIXTH among Top 25 Literary Magazines & Publications in 2022 (Feedspot). The RavensPerch Literary Magazine seeks submissions of well-groomed poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art. For submission guidelines, visit us at

PEDESTAL MAGAZINE will accept submissions of poetry for Issue 91+ March 6–10. No restrictions on theme, style, length, or genre. Please visit the website for details and to view current/archived work:

PENSIVE: A GLOBAL JOURNAL of Spirituality & the Arts, innovative online publication from Northeastern University, welcomes unpublished poetry, prose, visual art, translations. Visit; submit via Submittable February 1–May 15 or August 1–November 15. No fee. Historically underrepresented and international voices encouraged. Recent contributors include Baca, Bruchac, M. Collins, Chess, Cording, Espada, Glancy, Hoffman, Lea, Marchant, D.S. Martin, MEH, Metres, Piercy, Samaras, Sholl, and more.

PLANT-HUMAN QUARTERLY explores the myriad ways writers manifest their relationship to the botanical world—through heavily researched pieces, keen observation, or less systematic, intuitive ways of knowing and interacting—that attempt to communicate across boundaries and possibly approach a plant’s-eye-view of the world. Please read our submissions page and an issue of PHQ before submitting: Send 3–5 poems or an essay (or excerpt) of no more than 1,500 words in a single Word document, by e-mail only, to

SHŌ POETRY JOURNAL is back from a long hiatus and reading for our third issue. Shō Number Two (2003) featured work by Amy Uyematsu, Jim Simmerman, Ann Menebroker, William Packard, Todd Moore, Gerald Locklin, Joan Jobe Smith, Fred Voss, A.D. Winans, Lyn Lifshin, Robert L. Penick, and others. Website:

STONE CANOE, the award-winning annual journal of art, writing, and ideas, is now reading submissions for its 2023 issue. The journal is open to work by poets, writers, and artists who are either current or former residents of Upstate New York. For complete submission guidelines, visit or e-mail

SUBMISSIONS TO RIVER TEETH: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative (biannual print journal) and Beautiful Things (online micro-essays) are open January 1–May 1. Read complete guidelines/connect at, Instagram @riverteeth_, and Twitter @riverteeth. We encourage underrepresented voices to submit, including but not limited to BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and disabled writers.

TAHOMA LITERARY REVIEW pays writers! $55 for poetry & flash prose, $135 for longer pieces. Everything we accept comes from the open submission queue. We are reading poetry, fiction, and nonfiction submissions January 15 to March 31. Guidelines, print or digital issues, and samples of accepted work at

TINT JOURNAL, the literary magazine for non-native English creative writing, publishes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry by writers who compose their work in English as their second or foreign language. See our homepage for our open calls and our guidelines, and submit via (no fee). #showyourtint. 

TWO HAWKS QUARTERLY is a digital journal affiliated with Antioch University Los Angeles’ BA Program in Creative Writing and is setting the bar for contemporary literature with bold and illuminating poetry, fiction, CNF, art, and quality experimental work. Submissions accepted October 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023. For guidelines, see

THE WOVEN TALE PRESS MAGAZINE, both online and print, features the finest literature and art from around the world. Submit (free!) poetry, flash fiction, memoir, short stories, novel excerpts. Go to our “submit” page at


THE 2023 JACKSON HOLE WRITERS CONFERENCE, in-person and virtual, June 22–24. Workshops, lectures, readings. $400 through May 12, $440 by May 25. Manuscript critiques for writers of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, children and young adults, available for an additional fee. Discounted rates available at Antler Inn. For more information:

THE 18TH ANNUAL WRITING HEIGHTS WRITERS CONFERENCE (#WHWC2023) will be held May 25–27 in Fort Collins, CO and online. Our fully hybrid conference offers workshopping and informative sessions on craft, marketing, and the writing life for writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Featuring panels, networking events, an exhibitor fair and bookstore, and an open mic. Keynote: Reyna Grande, author of A Ballad of Love & Glory. To register, visit

COME TO BEAUTIFUL TAOS, NM to attend the 7th Annual Taos Writers Conference, July 7–9. Our keynote speaker, Tommy Orange, author of There There, will be joined by 20 other faculty members offering workshops in every genre including poetry, fiction, memoir, and creative nonfiction. FMI: or call (575) 758-0081.

JOIN US IN SPOKANE, April 20–23, for the Get Lit! Festival. Get Lit! features 50+ authors, including U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón, Toni Jensen, and Jane Wong for readings, discussions, workshops, and more. We offer discounted hotel stays and many events will be virtual. Learn more at

JULY 13–16—MESA VERDE WRITERS CONFERENCE—Immerse yourself in wilderness and beauty with award-winning writers. Location: Mancos, CO at base of Mesa Verde National Park. Faculty: Alan McMonagle, Nick Arvin, and Lisa C. Taylor. Generative fiction and workshops, open mics, bonfires, music, side trips, & more. (Website coming). Reserve at:

LIT CAMP IS DEDICATED to supporting writers. Our spring conference (June 4–9) focuses on craft, while our fall conference (September 7–11) concentrates on the business of being a writer. Upcoming faculty for June include Susan Straight, Dan Torday, and Ingrid Rojas Contreras. We also offer online and in-person classes taught by instructors like Rebecca Makkai, Joshua Mohr, Matt Bell, and Matthew Zapruder. Our conferences take place in beautiful Mendocino County; in-person classes are held at Page Street, our co-working space in San Francisco. Visit our website for more information:

LIT YOUNGSTOWN’S seventh annual Fall Literary Festival October 19–22 in Northeast Ohio will feature Jill Christman, Ross Gay, & Alison Stine. Dozens of high-quality readings, craft talks, workshops. Book fair, nonprofit administrators’ caucus. Welcoming community, historic venues, peak leaf. Registration: $55; grad student/part-time faculty: $15; undergraduate: Free. Website:

SAINTS & SINNERS LGBTQ LITERARY FESTIVAL celebrates its 20th year in New Orleans, March 24–26. SASFest hosts writing workshops, panel discussions, author readings, and social gatherings for LGBTQ+ readers, writers, editors, publishers, and other literary professionals. For more info visit

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS & NEW ORLEANS Literary Festival’s 37th annual event for readers, writers, and theater lovers will host over 150 events including literary discussions, writing workshops, master classes, theater events, music events, author interviews, special events, and more! March 22–26. For more info visit


$4,000 IN AWARDS. Enter New Millennium Writing Awards by June 30—Best Poetry: $1,000; Fiction: $1,000; Nonfiction: $1,000; Flash Fiction: $1,000. All winners are published in our anthology and online. “One of the best avenues for writers seeking to build and find their voice.”—Ana Dima, Romania. Visit

2023 LESLIE MCGRATH POETRY PRIZE. $1,000 and publication in Helix Magazine online and print annual. The Helix honors beloved Connecticut educator and poet Leslie McGrath. Final judge: Ben Grossberg, author of My Husband Would. Deadline: April 10. Reading fee: $10. Online submissions only, please. Complete guidelines:

2023 NEW AMERICAN FICTION PRIZE. $1,500 award and book publication. Final judge: Gabriel Bump, author of New York Times Notable Book, Everywhere You Don’t Belong. Deadline: June 15. Minimum length: 100 pages (no maximum). Reading fee: $25. Online submissions only, please. Complete guidelines:

2023 PRIME NUMBER MAGAZINE AWARDS for Poetry and Short Fiction. $1,000 first prize in each category plus publication in Prime Number Magazine. Reading fee: $15. Poetry judged by Felicia Mitchell. Short fiction judged by Dennis McFadden. Open January 1 to March 31. Submit online through Submittable. Details at

2023 SPRING NOVEL SLICES CONTEST: 5 novel-excerpt writers will receive $150 each and publication in the winning issue. Submit novel excerpts of approximately 4,000 to 6,000 words with a $20 entry fee, which includes a digital copy of the award issue, by April 30. Damyanti Biswas to judge. For complete guidelines visit

THE 10TH ANNUAL PERMAFROST BOOK PRIZE offers publication of a book of poetry, $1,000, and distribution through University of Alaska Press. Final judge: Aimee Nezhukumatathil. Deadline: March 15. Entry fee: $20. For complete guidelines, please visit:

22ND ANNUAL GIVAL PRESS OSCAR WILDE AWARD for best previously unpublished poem in English that best relates GLBTQ life. Prize: $500, publication on website. Reading fee: $20 per 3 poems submitted, any form, style, length. Deadline: June 27. Details: or Address: Gival Press, P.O. Box 3812, Arlington, VA 22203.

25TH ANNUAL BLUE LYNX PRIZE, $2,000 plus publication, is awarded for an unpublished, full-length volume of poems. Submit manuscripts and $28 reading fee to, or P.O. Box 96, Spokane, WA 99210. Recent winners include Flower Conroy, Heather Sellers, Kirsten Kaschock, Jim Daniels, Carolyne Wright, Joe Wilkins, Suzanne Lummis, and Lue Lipsitz. Judges have included Yusef Komunyakaa, Melissa Kwasny, James Tate, Christopher Buckley, Dara Wier, Dorianne Laux, and Robert Wrigley. Deadline: June 15.

THE 45TH NIMROD LITERARY AWARDS: The Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry and the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction. First prizes of $2,000 and publication, and second prizes of $1,000 and publication. Finalists and selected semi-finalists will be published and paid $10/page. For poetry, submit 3–10 pages; for fiction, 1 short story, 7,500 words maximum. Each entry requires a $20 entry fee, which includes a 1-year subscription to Nimrod International Journal. Multiple entries accepted. Open internationally. Deadline: April 1. For complete guidelines:

APPLE IN THE DARK is reading for its first-ever flash fiction contest. Pieces must be no longer than 1,500 words. Submission window: March 1 to May 31. $6 entry fee. $150 first-place prize. Winner and some finalists will be published in 2023. Website:

ATLANTA REVIEW 27th Annual International Poetry Prize. Grand prize: $1,000. Top 25 contestants published. 30 merit winners, listed on honor roll, receive a free copy. Deadline: May 1. $15 for 5 poems, multiple separate submissions allowed. Final judge announced at end of competition. Online submissions only:

BARBARA CROOKER will serve as guest judge of The MacGuffin’s 28th Poet Hunt. First prize will receive $500 and publication. Send up to 5 poems per $15 entry fee via Submittable, e-mail, or post. Entries accepted from April 1 to June 15. Fee includes 1 free issue. Full guidelines:

BARRY SPACKS POETRY PRIZE. Gunpowder Press is accepting book-length manuscripts of 48–100 pages for the ninth annual Barry Spacks Poetry Prize, which honors Barry’s legacy of accessible yet challenging work. The prize is $1,000 + 50 author copies. Entry fee is $20. Gary Soto will judge. Full details at

BAUHAN PUBLISHING’S MAY SARTON New Hampshire Poetry Prize Contest is open! Now in its 13th year, the prize is for a book-length collection, $1,000, and book publication with Spring 2023 titles. Judge: Brad Crenshaw. Entry fee: $30. Submission deadline: June 30. For submission guidelines: or go to

BELLEVUE LITERARY REVIEW’S annual prizes recognize exceptional writing about health, healing, illness, the body, and the mind. $1,000 Fiction Prize (Judge: Marie Myung-Ok Lee), $1,000 Nonfiction Prize (Judge: Edgar Gomez), $1,000 Poetry Prize (Judge: Melissa Lozada-Oliva). We welcome submissions from March 1–July 1. Entry fee: $20. Website:

BOOK CONTEST: IML PUBLICATIONS Paris/NYC, a literary press. $1,000 prize. We are looking for high-quality, 50-page submissions of memoir and fiction. Deadline: June 15. Fee: $35. Finalists submit completed manuscripts by August 15, judged by Jacqueline Gay Walley. “Recommended by Reedsy: Best Writing Contests 2022!” Website:

CIDER PRESS REVIEW EDITORS’ PRIZE for a book-length poetry collection in English. Prize: $1,000 and publication. All entrants will receive the winning book. Reading period: April 1–June 30. Reading fee: $26. Judges: CPR editors. Submit 48- to 80-page manuscript: Guidelines:

COMSTOCK REVIEW features $1,000 top prize for single poem. Independently published for 37 years. Judge: Danusha Laméris. Judging and screening by CR editors are blind. Submit from April 1 to deadline July 15 postmark. Complete rules must be followed: Check website or send SASE. No previously published poems. Limit: 40 lines. Mail entry fee: $5 per poem. Submittable: $25 for 1–5 poems. Website: Address: Muriel Craft Bailey Award, 4956 St. John Dr., Syracuse, NY 13215.

CONNECTICUT POETRY AWARD of the Connecticut Poetry Society (CPS). Fee: $15 for up to 3 unpublished poems; any form, 80-line limit. Submit via Opens April 1, deadline May 31. Prizes: First: $400; Second: $100; Third: $50. Winning poems published in Connecticut River Review and posted on CPS website. See guidelines on Submittable and CPS website:

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

CRAB CREEK REVIEW 2023 Poetry Prize. Judge: Nicky Beer. $500 plus publication. Submit up to 4 poems. $16 entry fee. All entries considered for publication. Winner & finalists will appear in Crab Creek Review. Deadline: May 15. Full guidelines at

CREATIVE WRITERS WITH LITTLE KIDS! Applications open March 1 for the annual Pen Parentis Writing Fellowship for New Parents. A talented fiction writer receives $2,000, a year of mentorship, publication, and an opportunity to present work at a Pen Parentis Literary Salon. Learn more and apply at

CYNTHIA GWENN A. NUSSBAUM/WHITMAN Birthplace Association “Poets to Come” Scholarship—$1,500 for “Emerging Poet” age 25–35 years. Deadline: April 3. Submit 10 poems, or 1 poetry chapbook. Finalist notified May 15. Panelists comprised of acclaimed poets. Award ceremony in June at Whitman Birthplace Historic Site, NY. Online applications only. Guidelines:

DESPERATE LITERATURE PRIZE for Short Fiction is open for submissions! This international competition awards cash prizes, residencies, an editorial assessment, publication, and meetings with an agent. 2023 confirmed judges: Ottessa Moshfegh and Mariana Enriquez. To learn more and submit your work:

DZANC BOOKS seeks innovative literary fiction and story collections for its annual contests. Contests include the annual Prize for Fiction, offering a $5,000 advance and publication, and the Short Story Collection Prize, $2,500 advance/publication. $25 reading fee per submission. Contests close June 30. Details at

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

ENTRIES BEING ACCEPTED for the 2023 Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival Poetry and Short Story Contest. $10 for 2 poems or 1 short story. $1,000 total awards. Award winners may read on stage or give permission for another author to read their winning works. Deadline: April 28. Entry form, fee, and 2 copies of works mailed to: 252 Twin Lakes Rd., Latrobe, PA 15650. Submit by e-mail at Digital entry form available: Phone: (724) 834-7474.

THE ENTRY PERIOD for the 2023 Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest is January 1–June 1. U.S. and international sonneteers compete for prizes totaling $3,500. Categories: Top 4, Regional (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa), Youth, and Laureates’ Choice. $5 fee for 3 sonnets. Free for youth and undergraduate. Website:; e-mail:

FIRST PAGES PRIZE invites you to enter your first 5 pages of a longer work of fiction or creative nonfiction. Prizes in both fiction & creative nonfiction. Open to un-agented writers worldwide, the prize supports emerging writers with cash awards, developmental mentoring, & an agent consultation. Visit

FISCHER PRIZE: $1,000, five $250 finalist prizes. Open to all styles, all poets. Cantor Prize: $500, two $100 finalist prizes. Open to Colorado poets and any poet writing about Colorado. Winners and finalists eligible for monthly virtual reading series, Bardic Trails, $100 honorarium. Deadline: August 31 yearly. Info at:

NEW AMERICAN VOICES AWARD. Deadline: March 31. The $5,000 post-publication book prize from Fall for the Book and the Institute for Immigration Research recognizes prose works that illuminate the complexity of the human experience as told by immigrants. Past winners are Sindya Bhanoo, Patricia Engel, Lysley Tenorio, Melissa Rivero, and Hernán Díaz. Website:

NEW DATES! Carve Magazine’s 2023 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest opens March 1–April 17. Prizes: $2,000, $500, $250, and 2 Editor’s Choice $125 each. All 5 winners published in Fall 2023 issue and considered by lit agencies. $18 entry. Max 10,000 words. Website:

NORTH STREET BOOK PRIZE, ninth year. Submit self-published and hybrid-published books. Grand prize of $10,000. Top winner in each category will win $1,000. Categories: Mainstream/Literary Fiction, Genre Fiction, Creative Nonfiction & Memoir, Poetry, Children’s Picture Book, Middle Grade (new!), Graphic Novel & Memoir, and Art Book. $20,400 in total cash prizes. Fee: $75 per book. Submit by June 30. Final judges: Jendi Reiter and Ellen LaFleche. Submit online or by mail. Guidelines:

THE ORCHARD STREET PRESS announces its sixth annual Poetry Contest: $500 first prize, $300 second, $200 third. Prize-winning and other submitted poems will appear in Quiet Diamonds, our annual poetry journal, and select entrants will be invited to submit chapbooks for possible publication. In 2022, we published 10 chapbooks from entrants to the contest. Submit 4 previously unpublished, original poems, a cover letter, a SASE, and the $15 fee to: The Orchard Street Press, P.O. Box 280, Gates Mills, OH 44040. Entries can also be submitted via our website,, where entry details can also be found. Deadline: April 30. 

PUERTO DEL SOL is seeking submissions for our 2023 Prose & Poetry Contest! The winner in each genre receives a prize of $1,000. Submit up to 3 poems or up to 25 pages of prose. The deadline to submit is September 1. Entry fee: $15. Website:

THE RAZ-SHUMAKER PRAIRIE SCHOONER Book Prize Series welcomes full-length manuscripts of poetry and manuscripts of collected short stories from all writers, unpublished and published, including non-U.S. citizens, from January 15 to March 15. Winners receive $3,000 and book publication by the University of Nebraska Press. Entry fee is $25. For more information, visit

RUBERY BOOK AWARD accepts books by self-published authors and independent presses. Prize pot approximately $2,800 for Book of the Year and Category winners. Winners also receive write-ups and a glass plaque. Reputable judges. Entry fee: $70. Closing date: March 31. Website:

SHORT STORY CONTEST for women over 45, sponsored by NextTribe, the digital magazine for women. Deadline: May 8. Prize: $500 & publication; $100 & publication for 2 runners-up; 20 pages, double-spaced, max. Entry fee: $10 members, $25 non-members (includes 1-year NextTribe membership). Guidelines:

SUBMIT TO THE HILLARY GRAVENDYK PRIZE. 48- to 100-page poetry book manuscript through Submittable February 1–April 30. $20 submission fee. Two prizes: National and Regional, $1,000 plus 20 copies and standard book contract. Judged blind. Complete details:

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY PRESS—The Iron Horse Prize for a First Book of Collected Prose. Deadline: August 15. A prize of $1,000 and publication by Texas Tech University Press is given annually for a first book of collected prose. Manuscripts may be submitted between June 15 and August 15 with an entry fee of $15 (free day on July 15). Visit the website for complete guidelines. Cash prize: $1,000. Genre: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction. Entry fee: $15. E-mail address: Website:

TOM HOWARD/JOHN H. REID FICTION & ESSAY CONTEST, 31st year. Prize for best short story: $3,000. Prize for best essay: $3,000. Total prizes: $9,000. Co-sponsor: Duotrope. Winning entries published online. Fee: $22. Limit: 6,000 words. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Judge: Mina Manchester. Submit by April 30. Enter at:

WERGLE FLOMP HUMOR POETRY CONTEST. No fee. 22nd year. Top prize: $2,000. Total prizes: $3,500. 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:

WRITERS OVER 50. Passager Poetry Contest. Deadline: April 15. Reading fee: $20, includes 1-year subscription. $1,000, interview, and publication. Honorable mentions published. Submit 5 poems, 40-line max each, cover letter, bio, SASE/e-mail for results. Snail mail or Submittable. No previously published work. Passager, 7401 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore, MD 21208. Website:


AT LAST—A CREATIVE WRITING BOARD GAME! Get ready for Dead Poets Rise™. For poets and non-poets alike. Stimulating. Unexpected. Easy to play. No more blank page-itis. Get your own new poem at the end. Kickstarter Spring 2023; @deadpoetsrise on IG. Contact us to join the e-mail list:

RAUCOUS, RIBALD, RIVETING. Mad About Writing—a new interview series. Coming in February 2023. Writers asking questions only 1 writer would dare to ask another. Stay tuned. Website:


KNOTTED, poetry about loss and grief. Poetry chapbook, $15.99 plus shipping cost of $4. For Knotted by Lee Landau. Imagery and intolerable childhood. To order, send payment to publisher: Finishing Line Press, P.O. Box 1626, Georgetown, KY 40324. Website:


7 MINUTES FROM THE BEACH, Outer Banks, NC—Short stroll to see spectacular sunrises & sunsets. Writers of all genres invited to be inspired. Bedrooms, well-equipped kitchen, desks, indoor & outdoor dining areas, Wi-Fi, books, coffee & tea station. Dogs welcome. Walk to beach, coffee shop, food, parks. Website: E-mail:

26 SPLIT ROCK COVE RETREAT. A perfect space for writers in every season! Beautiful 1-bedroom apartment overlooking Mussel Ridge Cove, South Thomaston, ME. Apartment includes living room, eat-in kitchen, bath, laundry, and patio. Cable and internet access. Additional studio space possible. Preference given to those renting 2 weeks or more. Art/ writing workshops also offered. See for more information. Or contact or call (207) 596-7624.

ANNOUNCING 2 WEEK LONG GUIDED WRITING RETREATS: Antiparos, April 30–May 6 and May 7–14. Join us in this haven to complete a project-in-progress or germinate a new idea. With Charlotte Higgins, author of Greek Myths: A New Retelling and chief culture writer for The Guardian as special guest mentor; each day includes conversation and critique, as well as time for focused writing. Website:

FOR WRITERS WITH HORSE SKILLS: Newly renovated Vermont cottage, furnished, available at a reduced rent in exchange for low-key horse chores. Extra stall if you have your own horse. Very negotiable; 2 bedrooms and a loft. Finish your manuscript far from the madding crowd! Contact me for more info:

MARCH, APRIL, MAY RENTAL. Perfect writer’s retreat in retired writer/journalist’s lovely, fully furnished, quiet, woodsy East Hampton, NY home. Charming private bedroom, adjacent private bath. All utilities and amenities (Wi-Fi, cable, laundry, kitchen) included. Conveniently located. Car required. Small dog welcome. $1,450 monthly. In-season pricing available. E-mail:

ORANBEGA RETREAT CENTER welcomes writers in all genres to our beautiful coastal Maine riverbank for a productive and restorative working holiday. You write; we feed your body and soul. Craft your own retreat with the help of an experienced retreat director; manuscript feedback available. Reasonable rates. Contact: or

PARIS RETREAT WITH CAMBRIDGE WRITERS’ WORKSHOP (July 19–25) at the Hôtel du Midi. Tuition: $4,500, includes all workshops/classes, lodging, some meals, excursions. Submit 5–10 pages of creative writing with a $5 application fee by June 1 at For complete guidelines visit

PORCHES WRITING RETREAT, an historic farmhouse overlooking the James River in the Blue Ridge foothills. Spacious porches, comfortable, high-ceilinged rooms, high-speed Wi-Fi, well-equipped kitchen. Also, a private cottage. Provides peace and inspiration. Availability by days, week, month. Open all year; 3 hours from D.C. Website: E-mail:

SITKA, ALASKA, features the Tongass Mist Writing Retreat (April 13–16). Retreat includes inclusive workshops, literary readings, wilderness tours, and communal meals on an oceanside fine-arts campus. Generative writing and craft classes are taught by award-winning writer Rita Banerjee, author of Echo in Four Beats, CREDO, and A Night with Kali. Multi-genre writers welcome. E-mail to apply. For more information visit and

WRITER’S HOUSE, BRITTANY, FRANCE. 150 years old. Beamed ceilings, original floors, quiet, safe, antique furnishings and all modern conveniences: shower, electricity, dishwasher, washer-dryer, DVD, Wi-Fi; ¾ acre with flowers and fruit trees; facing river/canal. Gorgeous. Contact Mark at; phone: (510) 866-5496; (510) 290- 9497. 


DORLAND MOUNTAIN ARTS RESIDENCY is nestled in the hills overlooking beautiful Temecula Valley wine country of Southern CA. Five self-contained cottages each with workspace & porch—easily providing social distancing. Hiking trails/ponds/views—oak trees and quail. Peaceful, inspiring. Finish your project. Rolling applications/reserve now! E-mail:; website:; phone: (951) 302-3837.

EZRA RESIDENCIES! Solitary residency (summer), competitive, offered by Ezra: An Online Journal of Translation. Cottage in NH Lakes Region, quiet road, woods, mountain views. View on the Ezra site:

MINERAL SCHOOL: Join a 1- or 2-week 2023 writing (including a Spanish-language writing program) or visual arts residency in Mineral, WA, near Mt. Rainier. Live in a historic school with fellow residents, in a private studio, all meals provided. Fellowships available. Applications close April 15. To apply, visit

PROSPECT STREET WRITERS HOUSE, located in the southwestern Vermont village of North Bennington. Prospect Street provides both tranquility and conviviality to writers of all genres at every stage of their writing life. The recently renovated Victorian has 12 bedrooms configured in 3 suites of 4 bedrooms, 8 with en suite bath. The first floor is on grade and contains a bedroom that meets ADA accessibility requirements. All guests meet for a home-cooked evening meal; breakfast and lunch are up to the individual. A writer’s greatest resource being other writers, the congenial atmosphere at Prospect Street can be conducive to making lifelong friendships as well as professional contacts. 1- and 2-week stays are available throughout the year. Consult for submission details, calendar, pricing, and fellowships. Any questions, reach out to Gary Clark at

RESIDENCIES AND RETREATS are available at PLAYA|A Place for Art + Science Inquiry, located in the remote, dramatic landscape of the Oregon Outback. Fee-based residencies available in 4-, 7-, and 10-night packages. No-fee, juried residencies are awarded by application for 5-, 12-, and 26-day residencies. Application deadline: May 31. To apply go to

THE SALTONSTALL FOUNDATION in Ithaca, NY, offers residencies to New York State artists and writers with dedicated residencies specifically for artist/writer parents. Our facilities are accessible for artists and writers with disabilities. Free to attend, no cost to apply. We provide private 1-bedroom suites, private baths, chef-prepared dinners, 200 acres of trails, and a need-based stipend. Application deadline will be in January for all 2024 residencies. Low-cost retreat space is available through the winter and spring with no jurying or application necessary. Visit:

THE WILLA CATHER RESIDENCY PROGRAM is an inaugural venture of the Willa Cather Foundation during the author’s 150th birthday year, providing emergent writers a chance to live and work in the small prairie town of Red Cloud, NE. Our 2-week residency, October 15–29, offers time, space, and peace in Cather’s childhood hometown. Red Cloud is home to the Foundation’s National Willa Cather Center—an archive, museum, and study center—as well as Cather-related historic sites, and the preserved 612-acre Willa Cather Memorial Prairie. Residents are provided a private furnished room, with kitchen access and Wi-Fi, a weekly grocery stipend, and a separate place to work. While eventually open to all artists, our first cohort will be a select group of writers. Applications open March 15 and close May 1. Learn more at  


THE EMERGING WRITER SCHOLARSHIP is a need-based scholarship that covers $5,000 of the annual tuition for the Carnegie Center’s Author Academy in Lexington, KY. The scholarship is awarded to 1 applicant each year based on financial need. Learn more: The deadline to apply is March 15. 


A+ ACCLAIMED POETRY EDITOR, former executive director of Alice James Books, 25+ years’ editing experience. Professional manuscript evaluation, comprehensive editing. Edits for various budgets. Workshops, tutorials, publishing, publicity advice. Author of Event Boundaries and Anxious Music (Four Way Books). Former CW MFA faculty editor at SNU. Details: E-mail:

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

ABLE AND WELL-KNOWN WRITER, teacher, editor, (Scribner, Random House, Bantam, Dell, Oxford University Press, 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:

ACCESSIBLE, AFFORDABLE SERVICES: Visit my website for budget-sensitive options. Marcia Trahan, memoirist (Mercy, Barrelhouse Books) and editor with 18 years’ experience, offers critique, copy editing, and help with queries and proposals. Specializing in memoir; also handles wide range of fiction. Traditional and indie authors welcome. Patient, supportive approach. E-mail: Website:

ACCLAIMED 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. 28 years teaching experience, Barnard College, MFA Program at Queens University of Charlotte, private practice. E-mail: Website:

ACCOMPLISHED CREATIVE WRITING and empowerment consultant—do you require support with an essay or story or career/education guidance? Pushcart-nominated writer, published in such prestigious magazines as Granta, and interdisciplinary law professor Geeta Tewari is scheduling new clients. Expertise: Editing fiction and nonfiction, developing (law and creative writing) projects, application support (MFA, pre-law, etc.), time management, empowerment. Contact:

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. Sixty-five books I edited have been published in the last nine years; ten have won awards. Free consultation. See website for details: E-mail:

AFFORDABLE COACHING & accountability for your writing. New in 2023, published author & editor Kate Meadows is offering 2 coaching programs for writers: a 6-week intensive group session limited to 12 writers (starts on March 27) and a monthly subscription for ongoing writing support. Learn more & register at

AFFORDABLE, POWERFUL, AND COMPREHENSIVE editorial services can give your manuscript an edge. Helga Schier, PhD, publishing executive, professional editor, and published author offers in-depth evaluation, line editing, revisions. Want to write a good book? Let me help you unlock the potential of your manuscript. Contact me at; website:; phone: (310) 828-8421. 

AGENT QUERY & SUBMISSIONS EDITS: Looking for a literary agent? Or are you submitting and not hearing back? As a traditionally published author and former literary agent, I’ve helped many writers land agents and book deals. I can help you too. Website:

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 master-level courses in novel writing. An internationally acclaimed novelist, 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 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:

BIRDS & MUSES MENTORSHIP for Women Writers. Realize your vision with a mentor as invested in your story & your growth as you are. Acclaimed novelist, memoirist, editor Kate Moses: Taking writers under her wing for 3 decades with startling insights, attentive generosity, command of craft, acute editorial skill. Website:

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, PhD. Free 30-minute consultation. E-mail: Website:

BOOK HELPLINE EDITING SERVICES. Friendly, personal, and affordable. We offer developmental editing, copy editing, proofreading, and coaching. We also offer support in subsequent steps toward publication. Ask for a no-obligation, free sample edit. Contact Judith ( or visit 

DO YOU HAVE A MANUSCRIPT you’d like to submit to a publisher? Do you want to find a literary agent? While you keep doing what you love—write! I research book publishers and/or literary agents I feel are best suited for your manuscript. Let me save you time! Lisa M. Bolt Simons at

DON’T HAVE TIME FOR SUBMISSIONS? Need more time to write? In our 29th year! Leads, query letters, research, proofreading, targeting submissions, lots more. Accepting poetry, short stories, novels/memoirs. We love writers! You write, we submit! Join 60,000+ writers who subscribe to our free newsletter. Writer’s Relief, Inc. Call: (866) 405-3003. Website:

EDITOR BEHIND BARS! Brilliant editing. Stupidly cheap. $0.004/word. Website:

A NEW WEEKLY TOOL for poets to help you write more and publish your poems. Two Sylvias’ Weekly Muse is like having your own personal writing coach! Each week offers prompts, #ProTips, editors answering your questions, exclusive interviews, opportunities where to submit your work, giveaways, and more! Join us and see what others are already benefiting from! Visit:

NOEL ANENBERG, MPW is a published novelist, a contributor to the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times, and a professor of creative writing at Pierce College Los Angeles. He offers personalized guidance in all areas of the writing process including story selection, outline and synopsis, selection of the authentic narrator, character-rich development, clothes-lining, dialogue, action, reflection, and mise en scène, along with aspects of editing, book layout, design, and publishing. The Inside-Out Writing technique assists writers in crafting stories that emanate from deep within each of their characters’ souls. Clients are encouraged to find their deep voice and write stories only they know how to write. References available. All levels of writers are welcome. Complimentary 30-minute consultation. Don’t hesitate to contact me with questions. Noel Anenberg, MPW: Website:; e-mail:; phone: (818) 259-2037.

PARIS PRESS FOUNDER and former director Jan Freeman provides coaching, manuscript consultations and development, and editing services to writers and poets in all genres. We can map out a new project or tackle a fresh revision to prepare for submissions. Works in progress, finished manuscripts, chapbooks, new and selected collections. Forty years of experience. E-mail:; 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:

RESPECTFUL, AFFORDABLE FEEDBACK in fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting, and poetry. Award-winning writer with over 15 years’ 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:

SELF-PUBLISHING REVIEW—Star-rated professional book reviews, editing, and Amazon promotions. The trusted name for independent authors since 2008. Website:

WORDS, WORDS, WORDS. Well-published writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry offers compassionate critiques, copyediting, and coaching (online). 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.

WRITEBYNIGHT: Write better, right now. Book coaching, beta reading, workshops, writer’s block counseling, agent research, publication packages, & more. All writers, all genres. Achieve your literary goals. For a free consultation, mention this ad in an e-mail to


AUTHOR AND CERTIFIED DREAMWORK PROFESSIONAL Tzivia Gover offers a unique approach to writing through the Dreaming on the Page method. Because everybody dreams and everybody has a story to tell. Learn more about self-guided online workshops ($35 and up), coaching, and the Dreaming on the Page book at Inquire:

CANADA’S HUMBER SCHOOL for Writers has a program to meet your needs and your level. Looking for personalized feedback on your manuscript? Our 28-week online graduate writing program is customized to the needs of your book-length project. Want to learn about the business of books? Our intensive, fully online publishing program combines creativity and entrepreneurship with the opportunity to specialize in areas of interest. Not ready for a longer commitment? Join us in Toronto for our intensive 1-week summer workshop. Explore your options:

CREATIVE WRITING RETREATS with Page Lambert: Peru Weaving Words & Women, April 2023; Wyoming Literature & Landscape of the Horse, June 2023; Utah River Writing Journey for Women, Summer 2023; Fall Writing in the Berkshires, October 2023. Colorado 1-day seminars, ongoing. Lambert has been leading writing adventures for 25 years and teaches in the University of Denver’s Master’s Program in Professional Creative Writing. Website:

A GENERATIVE BOOT CAMP for poets. The MASS MoCA Writing Through Art Poetry Retreat: May 31–June 6, in the Berkshires. Open your imagination and write dozens of drafts in the galleries at MoCA and the Clark Art Institute. Explore exciting ways to unveil memories, emotions, language, and new forms of poetic expression. Emerging and experienced poets welcome. Rolling admission until mid-April. Websites:;; e-mail:

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 (online during Covid-19 crisis), following the Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) method. Writers of all ages, levels of experience, and genres welcome. Phone: (610) 853-0296. E-mail: Website:

INTO THE SPRINGS WRITERS’ WORKSHOP, August 4–6. Shared, interactive sessions to strengthen your presence in the writing world with publishing/marketing expert Jane Friedman and award-winning SF author Jason Sanford. Join us at the Mills Park Hotel in the unique Village of Yellow Springs, OH. Website:

KROUNA WRITING WORKSHOP, July 23–29. Workshop, learn, and write surrounded by the mountain beauty of the village of Papingo in northern Greece. Each day includes time to write, small-group workshopping, and opportunities to explore the surroundings. Workshop limited to 5 students. Led by Henriette Lazaridis. Website:

LIVE FREE AND WRITE. August 13–18. Writing retreat in Sunapee, NH. Spend an inspiring week working on your memoir or poetry. Enjoy the refreshing New England summer with plentiful writing time, encouraging workshops, homemade meals, and time to relax. Scholarships available. Register early and save:

ONLINE WRITING WORKSHOPS: Looking for feedback on your work? A great community of writers? HerStry offers 6-week online writing workshops for writers looking to workshop novels, essays, and short stories. Personalized feedback and line edits included. For more info and to sign up visit

UNCOMMON HOURS: The online class for designing and de-stressifying the writing life. Tap into the science of productivity for creative people. Gain emotional fortitude and mindful resilience. And write those beautiful pages with us. Join our warm and welcoming community. Second Wednesdays, 6pm. Mountain on Zoom. Website:

VIRTUAL NARRATIVE MEDICINE TRAINING in 2023. The Narrative-based Medicine Lab at the University of Toronto provides certificate programs and online classes, seminars, and workshops for clinicians, educators, writers, and humanities scholars. For more information on the link between storytelling and healing go to:

WE’RE LOOKING FOR WRITERS who are like the canyon wren—shy but with a distinctive voice waiting to be heard. If you’re just beginning your journey and are seeking a safe community with clear guidelines for feedback, a place where participants feel free to experiment, check us out at

WOMEN READING ALOUD is an international writing organization dedicated to the power of the writer’s voice. We encourage artistic growth at every stage of the writer’s journey. Founded in 2003, WRA offers writing workshops (virtual and in-person), literary salons, and annual writing retreats—domestic and international—in a supportive community. Visit: Contact Julie Maloney.