The ninth annual Gemini magazine Flash Fiction Contest is accepting entries. Stories displayed on personal blogs are eligible. Low entry fee, big first prize. Deadline: Aug 31. Go for it!
“…if the poem gave her that “drifting experience,” it is doing what it is supposed to do… this experience…is precious, rare, virtually extinct even…the preservation of this drifting experience is the purpose and promise of poetry.” — Matthew Zapruder
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Want to start earning money writing poetry? Check out these tips from Erika Dreifus.
A cool poetry contest to honor San Antonio’s Tricentennial. Don’t miss.
“The temptation towards resolution, towards wrapping up the package, seems to me a terrible trap. Why not be more honest with the moment? The most authentic endings are the ones which are already revolving towards another beginning. That’s genius. Somebody told me once that fugue means to flee, so that Bach’s melody lines are like he’s running away.” — The Art of Theater No. 12 with Sam Shepard (1943–2017)
Did you know that some magazines focus on work created by disabled writers?
“These magazines accept fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, essays, novel and memoir excerpts, reviews, drama, and, in some cases, artwork.”
Try your hand at Instapoetry.
Create an Instapoem, and enter The Missouri Review’s Instagram Contest!
This clogyrnach/acrostic of mine made the Top 10 list on WD Poetic Asides:
Last night the western welkin shone
In bridal glory, moonlight donned
The pure white and red
As Mars Venus wed;
Night is dead —
You are gone.
Virginia Quarterly Review is a (well) paying market, and it’s open for unsolicited submissions of fiction, poetry and nonfiction now — during the month of July. Don’t miss.
Need a little bit of inspiration? Check out these writing prompts websites.
Feeling lucky? Enter the new hot July 53-word story contest.
“We’ve (The Masters Review) partnered with PEN America and Poets & Writers for our flash fiction contest. The winner will receive $2000, publication on PEN America’s site, and recognition in Poets & Writers Magazine.”
Find details here.
Can you write a great mystery story for 10-12-year-old boys?
Check out this contest.