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Call for Artists — Literary

Listings are obtained from a variety of resources and their inclusion does not imply an endorsement from the Kentucky Arts Council. Before making a submission, please verify deadlines and requirements with the listing organization.

 


 

Recent Postings

100 Bucks for 100 Words Contest
No restrictions on theme or category. $100 cash prize for first place, plus publication for winner and ten finalists.
Sunspot Literary Journal
Deadline: June 30
Fee: $5
More info.: https://sunspotlit.submittable.com/submit/164031/100-for-100-words-2020 or SunspotLit@gmail.com

Annual Poetry Contests
Kentucky State Poetry Society
Deadline: June 30
Fee: $10/$8 for KSPS members
More info.: http://kystatepoetrysociety.org or kystatepoetry@gmail.com

Call for Entry: Global Impact - The Wake of Covid
Foundry Art Centre
Saint Charles, MO
Deadline: July 6
Fee: $35
More info.: http://www.foundryartcentre.org/global-impact or exhibitions@foundryartcentre.org

Open call for writers and artists: Accepting fiction, nonfiction, poetry and art
Sunspot Literary Journal
Deadline: Aug. 31
Fee: varies
More info.: https://sunspotlit.submittable.com/submit or SunspotLit@gmail.com

 


 

Writers Groups

The Bard's Corner Writer's Group
Hardin County Public Library
Elizabethtown, KY
Deadline: ongoing
Meetings are held at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of the month.
Established in September 2002, this is a free and open group for writers of all levels and genres.
More info.: https://thebardscorner.wixsite.com/tbcwg

Monthly meetings
Grant Co. Writers Group
Williamstown, Ky.
Deadline: Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Grant Co. Public Library, Williamstown
Fee: n/a
More info.: https://www.facebook.com/Grant-County-Public-Library-111268602227638/

WRITER’S CRAFT CONFERENCE
Women Who Write
Louisville, Ky.
Deadline: none
Fee: $75; $60 for Women Who Write members
All writers, all genders and genres and all levels of experience are encouraged to attend. More info: www.WomenWhoWrite.com or jessica.luetzow@gmail.com

WOMEN WHO WRITE
First Thursday of each month, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Mid City Mall Branch of the Jefferson County Free Public Library, 1250 Bardstown Road, Louisville, Ky. Open to women (18 and older) of all skill levels who write and who aspire to write.
More info: http://womenwhowrite.com

CAPITAL CITY WRITERS ROUNDTABLE
The Capital City Writers Roundtable meets monthly in Frankfort, Ky.
More info: Jerry Deaton at jdeaton@me.com

PAINTSVILLE MAIN STREET WRITERS’ GROUP
The Paintsville Main Street Writers’ Group meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Johnson County Library.
More info: 606-789-4355

FRANKFORT WRITERS GROUP
Frankfort Writers Group meets at Paul Sawyier Public Library, third Tuesday of each month.
More info: Rochelle Silvernail at 502-320-4373 or 502-875-8184.

THE POEZIA POETRY GROUP
The Poezia Poetry Group meets every first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at Common Grounds
Coffee House in Lexington, Ky.
More info: Katerina Stoykova-Klemer at katerina.klemer@gmail.com

PENHOUSE RETREAT CENTER
PenHouse Retreat Center is now open—a place for rest and creativity. PenHouse is a spacious two-story 120-year-old country home located in a horseshoe bend of the Elkhorn Creek in northern Franklin County. PenHouse is the perfect place to write, to host book parties and readings, to offer workshops or attend them.
More info: ellisisis@aol.com

INKY READING SERIES
The InKY Reading Series is a monthly music and literature event held on the second Friday of the month at The Bard’s Town in Louisville, Ky. This event is always free.
More info: www.thebardstown.com/index.html

 


 

Other Literary Opportunities and Workshops

CARNEGIE CENTER
Lexington, Ky.
Fee: Varies
The Carnegie Center offers a variety of classes and seminars.
More info: www.carnegiecenterlex.org or call 859-254-4175, ext. 21

PEN AMERICAN CENTER
The PEN American Center offers a variety of emergency assistance, including grants, for professional writers.
More info: www.pen.org

ONLINE WRITING WORKSHOPS
Building on the Fine Arts Work Center’s tradition of creative excellence and community, 24PearlStreet offers an engaging online learning experience led by nationally recognized poets and writers.
More info: www.fawc.org/24pearlstreet

KY WOMEN WRITERS CONFERENCE: NEW MEMBERS FOR
BOARD OF ADVISORS
Deadline: Open

The Kentucky Women Writers Conference Board of Advisors is seeking new members to serve women readers and writers. The board reflects all backgrounds and professions, not just educators and writers, and board diversity is essential to its mission. You may nominate yourself or someone else.
More info: www.uky.edu/WWK/board.html

POETS AND WRITERS ONLINE
Find more tips and opportunities for writers online at www.pw.org

 

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