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ANNOUNCING CONJUNCTIONS: 69 BEING BODIES (NOVEMBER 2017) Edited by Bradford Morrow, BEING BODIES investigates the fragility, mutability, power, shame, textuality, permeability, mystery, and pleasure of the human body, through provocative, never-before-published fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. The emerging voices of Dina Nayeri, Sejal Shah, and Michael M. Weinstein appear alongside works from contemporary masters like prose writers Jorge Ángel Pérez and Rick Moody, photographer Rosamond Purcell, and poets Anne Waldman and Forrest Gander. With a sumptuous, opulent cover by Christy Lee Rogers and interior artwork from Edward Carey and Fern Seiden, BEING BODIES is an irresistible visual and literary seduction.
THE GETTYSBURG REVIEW One of the nation's premier literary quarterlies, the Gettysburg Review features poetry, fiction, essays, reviews, and graphic art by some of the finest writers and artists. The Gettysburg Review has earned many awards, including four Best Journal Design awards, and a PEN/Nora Magid Award for Excellence in Editing. Contributors have included luminaries such as E. L. Doctorow, Rita Dove, Philip Schultz, and Joyce Carol Oates, as well as emerging writers such as Becky Hagenston, Allegra Hyde, Keith Lesmeister, and Shara McCallum. More than one hundred published works first appearing in its pages have been reprinted in various prize anthologies.
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EMERSON GRADUATE OPEN HOUSE Thinking about pursuing a master's degree in creative writing, popular fiction, publishing, journalism, or writing for film and TV? Attend the Fall Open House to meet faculty, staff, and current students, and learn about Emerson’s graduate programs. Emerson is internationally recognized as the nation’s premier institution of higher learning devoted to communication and the arts. The creative energy of Boston unites our diverse student body and drives their unique contributions to the fields that most profoundly shape 21st century society and culture. Join us on Saturday, November 4, 10am–12pm, at the Bill Bordy Theater, 216 Tremont Street, Boston, MA.
SOLSTICE LOW-RESIDENCY MFA Located five miles from downtown Boston, the Solstice Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program at Pine Manor College helps students reach their full potential as writers in a learning environment that fosters community and celebrates the individual by offering concentrations in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, comics & graphic narratives, and writing for children & young adults. Working with some of the best writers in the country, our diverse student body emerges with a deep, well-rounded knowledge of their art, a strategy for continuing the development of their creative vision, and a supportive circle of peers and mentors.
Learn more about the Solstice Low-Residency MFA.
BIRDS & MUSES RETREATS Intimate writing retreats and small-group workshops in soul-stirring locations, led by acclaimed writers of fiction & memoir who will guide you, cook for you, explore with you. Boutique-style lodgings, sumptuous meals, one-on-one manuscript consults. Refresh your imagination, refine your project, see yourself anew. Core Faculty: Kate Moses, Kate Christensen, Elizabeth Cohen, Mary Pols. Applications open for Pt. Reyes Guided Writing Intensive, Feb 10-15, 2018! May 2018: Week-long Workshop in Adirondacks. August 2018: Fiction, Memoir & Food Writing in Coastal Maine. October 2018: Year-long Novel & Memoir Mentorship at Craigardan Arts Center. Nov 5-12, 2018: Writing Intensive in Sicily. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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NYWW FALL PITCH CONFERENCES NEW YORK WRITERS WORKSHOP, an alliance of published authors and professional writers dedicated to teaching craft, fostering creativity, and helping writers achieve their goals, is offering two UPCOMING PITCH CONFERENCES:
SMALL / INDEPENDENT PRESS 2-day PITCH CONFERENCE October 7th – 8th:
A platform for the unconventional or quirky. Polish your pitch and present to 3 different editors from houses like Soho Press, Skyhorse, and Bellevue Literary Press.
FICTION, NONFICTION, and YA 3-day PITCH CONFERENCE November 10th – 12th: Polish your pitch and present to 3 different editors from established houses like HarperCollins, St. Martin's Press, and Random House.
Learn more: newyorkwritersworkshop.com.
BALCONES FICTION/POETRY PRIZE Austin Community College recognizes an outstanding book of fiction and of poetry
each year with an award of $1,500. Books may be nominated by author or publisher;
publication date between Jan. 1-Dec. 31 2017; nominations accepted Sept. 1, 2017
and Jan. 31, 2018. Send three copies. To nominate a book:
http://sites.austincc.edu/crw/balcones-prizes/ For information:
EDITOR AVAILABLE Editor available, specializing in young adult, popular, and women's fiction, among other genres. Reasonable rates and free sample edit upon request. Will provide in-depth evaluation of plot, characters, worldbuilding, proofreading, and more. Also assisting with query letters. With an MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College, I have years of editorial and writing experience. Contact: email@example.com Website: www.shaysiegel.com.
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EVENT'S READING SERVICE If you are a new writer, or a writer with a troublesome manuscript, EVENT’s Reading Service for Writers may be just what you need. Manuscripts will be edited and receive an assessment of 700–1,000 words, focusing on such aspects of craft as voice, structure, rhythm and point of view. Eligible manuscripts include short fiction and creative non-fiction under 5,000 words, or up to eight poems. The assessment will arrive in four to eight weeks. You’ll also receive a one-year subscription (or renewal) with the $100 (CDN) fee, so you can check out EVENT’s award-winning mix of writing. www.eventmagazine.ca.
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LITERARY MENTORSHIP & RETREATS Realize your vision for your book project with the guidance of Kate Moses, internationally acclaimed novelist/memoirist, professional editor with 30+ years experience. (Wintering, Cakewalk, Mothers Who Think: translated into 18 languages, numerous awards, editor at Salon, North Point Press). Whether developmental brainstorming to begin your book or surgical restructuring of a draft manuscript, my work with you & for you will be invested, insightful, nurturing and generous. Specializing in literary fiction, memoir, lyric & personal essays, food writing, mixed genre. Big picture and detailed feedback by email, phone, Skype. Workshops & retreats in inspiring locations. Free initial consultation. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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MANUSCRIPT EDITING & CRITIQUES Professional editor, literary midwife, award-winning author (Bantam, Avon, 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. Stellar book proposals and queries. Carol Gaskin. Phone: (941) 377-7640. Email: Carol@EditorialAlchemy.com.
Editorial Service. Editing, Critiques, Marketing Assistance for Authors
PATRICK HENRY FELLOWSHIP The Starr Center’s Patrick Henry Writing Fellowship includes a $45,000 stipend, health benefits, faculty privileges, a book allowance, and a nine-month residency (during the academic year 2018-2019) in historic Chestertown, Md.
Applicants should have a significant book-length project currently in progress. It might focus on the founding era itself, or on the myriad ways the questions that preoccupied the nation’s founders have shaped America’s later history. Work that contributes to ongoing national conversations about America’s past and present, with the potential to reach a wide public, is particularly sought.
Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience
CALL FOR CURRENT EVENTS POETRY THE NEW VERSE NEWS seeks genuinely poetic verses (especially those with a politically progressive bent) on current and specific news stories and events for its daily postings. See the website for guidelines and for examples of the kinds of poems published. Then paste your submission and a brief bio in the text of an email (no attachments, please) to nvneditorATgmailDOTcom. Write "Verse News Submission" in the subject line of your email.
The New Verse News
CALL FOR INAUGURAL ISSUE The WAiF Project is a new, not-for-profit online journal that publishes creatively-written true stories about moving around in today's world and bumping into other people. WAiF's inaugural issue will explore the concept of CHOICE within migration. Why and how was the choice made to leave one home for another? Perhaps choice is only an illusion? Tell us a story about when you did -- or did not -- have the choice to move. Accepting English and Spanish translations. Visit www.thewaifproject.org/guidelines for more info.
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GLASSWORKS SUBMISSIONS CALL Glassworks literary magazine seeks poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, craft essays, and art/photography for upcoming print issues. Contributor copies provided. Reading period open until December 15. Also seeking flash fiction, prose poetry, and micro essays for publication in Flash Glass, our online feature. Read guidelines and submit at:
RAZOR LITERARY MAGAZINE Razor Literary Magazine seeks submissions for its Spring 2018 issue. Razor is an online multimedia literary magazine featuring literature and art, and exploring the creative process. We publish fiction, poetry, essays, memoirs, slam poetry, comix, artwork, photography, you name it. With each piece featured in the magazine, we also publish the backstory of the work’s creation in our innovative Before the Razor craft essay series. Learn more at
WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR STORY The Composite Review is an literary journal dedicated to identifying and exploring the aesthetic in contemporary poetry, fiction, and prose. If you think your work explores the beautiful, do not hesitate to submit. We have very few restrictions. Email email@example.com or follow the link below.
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