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READ AND WRITE IN ICELAND
Running concurrently with the popular Iceland Writers Retreat, the new Iceland Readers Retreat offers avid readers a chance to discuss literature in an intimate setting with 2020 featured author Adam Gopnik. Our small group will also enjoy bespoke literary-themed tours, explore Reykjavík and its surroundings, meet Icelandic writers, and more.
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2019 WILDER SERIES
Poetry Book Prize for Women Over 50 is now open. Winner receives $1,000, print book published by Two Sylvias Press, 20 author copies, and a vintage art nouveau pendant. All entries considered for publication. Manuscript length: 48-80 pages of poems. Deadline: December 31, 2019. Note: Our mission at Two Sylvias Press is to support poets. Your manuscript will NOT be disqualified if it was submitted incorrectly. We will not penalize you for trying and making a mistake. Please know that we are on your side. Thank you for trusting us with your work. Guidelines:
2020 NEW AMERICAN POETRY PRIZE
Submit to the New American Poetry Prize! The winning author will receive a publication contract including a $1,200 advance and 25 copies. Manuscripts should be at least 48 pages, but there is no maximum. All forms and styles are welcome. Deadline: January 15, 2020. We read manuscripts blind, so please exclude identifying information from the manuscript itself. Final judge this year is Corey Van Landingham, author of Love Letter to Who Owns the Heavens (forthcoming from Tupelo Press), and Antidote (winner of the 2012 Ohio State University Press/The Journal Award in Poetry).
2020 NEW AMERICAN POETRY PRIZE
2020 SAROYAN PRIZE
Submissions are now being accepted for the ninth William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. Given by Stanford Libraries in partnership with the William Saroyan Foundation, the award recognizes newly published works of fiction and nonfiction with a $5,000 award for the winner in each category. The prize is designed to encourage new or emerging writers and honor the Saroyan literary legacy of originality, vitality and stylistic innovation. Congratulations to our 2018 Fiction Winner Hernan Diaz for IN THE DISTANCE, and our 2018 Nonfiction Winner Robert Moor for ON TRAILS: AN EXPLORATION. For more information visit the
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2020 WALT WHITMAN AWARD
Submit to the 2020 Walt Whitman Award, the most valuable first-book prize for poetry in the country. The winner will receive $5,000 and an all-expenses-paid six-week residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in the Umbrian region of Italy. The winning manuscript will be published in April 2021 by Graywolf Press, a leading independent publisher committed to the discovery and energetic publication of contemporary American and international literature. The winner’s book will be distributed to thousands of Academy of American Poets members. Submissions are accepted from September 1 through November 1. Harryette Mullen will serve as judge. Learn more at
NEW STORIES FROM THE MIDWEST
The New Stories from the Midwest anthology series will celebrate its tenth anniversary by presenting selected stories from previous volumes alongside new stories published in 2018 or 2019. Journals may submit six 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 two copies and a discount on more. Guest editor is Michael Martone. Deadline: February 1, 2020.
New Stories from the Midwest 2020
LITERARY MENTORSHIP & EDITING
Realize your vision for your book with the guidance of internationally acclaimed novelist/memoirist Kate Moses: professional editor with 30+ years experience (Salon, North Point Press), bestselling author translated into 18 languages (Wintering, Mothers Who Think), devoted & generous teacher taking writers under her wing for three decades. Specializing in literary fiction, nonfiction, & mixed genre. Whether developmental brainstorming or strategic restructuring of a draft, Kate's work with you & for you will be invested, insightful, expansive, and nurturing. Holistic and fine-detailed feedback during recorded manuscript conferences. Free initial consultation. Also: writing-intensive retreats, year-long Bookgardan program with residencies. Email:
Complete details at Birds & Muses
BLACKINKBOOKS SEEKING YOU
Black Ink Books stories are roadmaps that unlock emotionality and create an indelible impact in the minds of the reader. Seeking Fiction: stellar novels of urgency and intensity with unique and beautiful voices; commercial fiction; mysteries, suspense, thrillers; manuscripts that keep me up at night; make me feel something; change the world through the triumph of the human spirit. Creative Nonfiction: memoirs with historic shadow and light. What history, family, economy, culture, and race inform humanity because you lived to tell it? Also seeking young writers (ages 10 – 17) with a desire to become authors. See more details at
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ENVIRONMENTAL POETRY ANTHOLOGY
Flexible Press and Split Rock Review seek poetry submissions for Rewilding: Poems for the Environment, an anthology that explores the current state of the natural environment. We want to bring together a diverse spectrum of current poets writing about the environment in varied, thematic, and innovative ways. We aim to showcase a wide range of voices, especially from underrepresented communities. All book proceeds will be donated to a nonprofit environmental organization. For more info and submission guidelines, visit:
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