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SANTA FE WRITERS LAB WORKSHOPS Elevate your writing in enchanting Santa Fe with workshops led by some of the world’s most accomplished writers. At Writers Lab workshops we hold values of craft, community, and the creative process in the highest regard. Workshop topics include fiction, nonfiction, memoir, travel writing, and more. Join Natalie Goldberg, Rolf Potts, Pamela Houston, Hampton Sides, Deborah Madison, Kirk Ellis, and Margaret Wrinkle—to name a few of our guest instructors—on our beautiful campus overlooking magical Santa Fe.
WRITE ON THE MENDOCINO COAST Writing-Intensive Retreat at a historic ranch on the rugged Mendocino coast, February 16–23, 2019 & February 23–March 2, 2019. Led by Kate Moses, internationally acclaimed novelist, memoirist (Wintering, Cakewalk, Mothers Who Think), editor & teacher (Salon, North Point Press; USF, Hedgebrook). Advance full manuscript review followed by 1–2 weeks of focused writing & craft tutorials in a stately Victorian overlooking the Pacific. Literary fiction, creative nonfiction, mixed genre. Daily yoga, beach walks, 1000 acres of meadow & redwoods. Farm-to-table meals. Birds & Muses Retreats are designed to optimize writing time while feeding the imagination in soul-stirring locations. To apply: www.birdsandmuses.com.
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BLACK WARRIOR REVIEW CONTESTS BLACK WARRIOR REVIEW, a biannual print journal, seeks submissions for its 2018 contests. Winners will receive publication and cash prizes ($500 for flash and $1,000 for poetry, short fiction, and CNF). Judges will be Laura van den Berg (fiction), Kate Zambreno (nonfiction), Vanessa Angélica Villarreal (poetry), and Jennifer S. Cheng (flash). Reading period closes September 1. All entrants receive a one-year subscription to the journal. See website for more information.
BLACK WARRIOR REVIEW Annual Contests
PHILIP LEVINE PRIZE FOR POETRY The Philip Levine Prize for Poetry 2018 book contest is currently accepting submissions of previously unpublished poetry book manuscripts, 48-80 pages. The winner will receive a $2,000 award, publication by Anhinga Press, 25 author copies, and a public reading at California State University, Fresno. This year’s final judge is Peter Everwine. The entry fee is $25 by mail or $28 via Submittable. The deadline is October 1. Visit www.fresnostate.edu/levineprize for full details and guidelines. For questions, email contest coordinator Corrinne Hales at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 559.278.1569.
SUBMIT YOUR MANUSCRIPT TO THE LEVINE PRIZE
WINNING WRITERS POETRY CONTEST The Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest is now open for submissions. 16th year. Top prize for a poem in any style: $1,500. Top prize for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style: $1,500.
Total prizes: $4,000. Winning entries published online. Fee: $12 per poem. Length limit: 250 lines. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Submit by
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DEVEL. EDITOR--START TO FINISH Alchemy Books, former Senior Editor, 30 years of editing experience, including commercial magazines and literary journals. I provide development advice on fiction and non-fiction. In-depth suggestions go far beyond critiques typically given at workshops and conferences. I communicate with the author until piece is fully realized and polished. Free consultation. Contact Brian King at email@example.com.
LITERARY MENTORSHIP & EDITING Realize your vision for your book project with the guidance of Kate Moses, internationally acclaimed novelist/memoirist, writing teacher, 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 & nonfiction, mixed genre. Big picture and detailed feedback by email, phone, Skype. Writing-intensive retreats in inspiring locations, year-long book workshops. 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.
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Books & Publications
3 WOMEN, 4 TOWNS, 5 BODIES If you like your plots hard-boiled, your romances illicit, and your beautiful dames worldly, look no farther than this fast-paced collection of gleeful tales of trickery, murder, and slow-simmered revenge. This collection spans centuries, where nothing is as it seems and twists are as abundant as they are deadly. Written with crisp, precise prose, these twelve stories are a stylish and modern take on noir fiction.
THE BONE FIELD A world-renowned, Carnegie Museum paleontologist disappears overnight while leading a dinosaur excavation in Wyoming. He has made enemies from his serial womanizing, ruthless academic dealings, religious blasphemy, and radical scientific theories. Hired by the museum to find its star scientist, Pittsburgh PI Harry Przewalski uncovers two intrigues—the paleontological one left by a vanished world imperfectly preserved; and the human one left by treachery, scientific fraud, and eroded love affairs. He chases across 80 million years of death, from the bone field of petrified skeletons to the bone rooms of the museum. “... the relentless pursuit of truth ... impressive ... intelligent”— Kirkus Reviews
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TRANSLATING THE SOUL Essays on Agosín's life beginning with family roots in Odessa and Chile. Following Pinochet's rise her family moved to the USA. "Lines are poetic, sometimes to the point of evasiveness, but always in a way that conveys Agosín's eternal yearning and vivacity. Encounters with Neruda are captured amid mentions of green ink and dancing down an island beach; a beloved grandmother is remembered as having let Agosín 'play with her hair and fill it with lavender and fireflies.' " —Foreword Reviews ISBN978-1-890932-506-3 $20.00 includes P&H. Sherman Asher Publishing, 126 Candelario St., Santa Fe, NM 87501
Essays on Agosín's life
2018 TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL The Texas Book Festival connects authors and readers through experiences that celebrate the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination. Held each fall in/around the Texas State Capitol in downtown Austin, the Festival features a variety of literary readings and panels, book talks and signings, live music, local food trucks, children’s activities, and vendors from across the state and country. While remaining an important showcase for Texas authors, the TBF hosts writers from all over the world and is honored to have a national reputation as one of the most prestigious and longest running book festivals in the country.
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FALL FOR THE BOOK Fall for the Book will turn 20 years old in style with a star-studded lineup of best-selling novelists, poets, historians, journalists, memoirists, children’s authors, YA writers and more at George Mason University and locations around Northern Virginia. Saturday, October 13, FftB is partnering with the City of Fairfax’s Fall Festival to bring a day of literary and artistic events to the community. In honor of the 20th anniversary, Fall for the Book is proud to also host the inaugural award ceremony for its new post-publication book prize for immigrant writers: The Institute for Immigration Research New American Voices Award.
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CALL FOR CURRENT EVENTS POETRY THE NEW VERSE NEWS seeks previously unpublished poetic verses (especially those with a politically progressive bent) on current and specific news stories and events for its daily postings. No simultaneous submissions. See the website for further 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
COLLATERAL Collateral is an online literary journal publishing literary and visual art concerned with the impact of violent conflict and military service beyond the combat zone. We are looking for poems, stories, essays, and works of art that push the envelope and challenge traditional perceptions of the impact of war on soldiers, military families and loved ones, refugees, civilians, witnesses. We publish twice a year (May and November) and charge no reading fee. Contributors in the Pacific Northwest area may be invited to give readings after publication.
DON'T WRITE YOUR MEMOIRS Instead, tell your stories! MyRetrospect.com is a free web platform where baby-boomer (and near-boomer) writers can post stories based on their own lives and experiences. Weekly writing prompts get the memories flowing, and our reader/writer community provides supportive comments and a mosaic of common experience. Although writers are not compensated, submissions are free, all submissions are published, and writers retain copyright to their stories. Join MyRetrospect.com for free today and find an audience for your stories.
HELP REDEFINE SCIENCE WRITING Scientific Inquirer is looking for contributions in all shapes and sizes. Columns, blogs, long form, short form, interviews, what have you. Topics can range from hard science, soft science, sports, movies, books, and music. If it marries science and life, we’re interested. Use your imagination. We will pay a modest amount for accepted submissions. Get in touch.
Scientific Inquirer Submissions
STORIES ABOUT BLACK SCIENTISTS ASBMB Today, a monthly news magazine about the life sciences and the lives of scientists, seeks prose and art for a forthcoming issue about past and current contributions by black scientists to the biosciences. We welcome personal essays, interviews, journalistic reporting, flash nonfiction, photographs, and illustrations. Query us or send manuscripts to email@example.com.
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