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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

Short Story and Poetry Awards
Sixfold
Sandy Hook, CT
Deadline: Oct. 24
Fee: $5
More info.: www.sixfold.org or sixfold@sixfold.org.

Award for Fiction
PEN/Faulkner Foundation
Washington, DC
Deadline: Oct. 31
More info.: www.penfaulkner.org or awards@penfaulkner.org.

Short Story Award for New Writers
Glimmer Train Press
Portland, OR
Deadline: Oct. 31
Fee: $18
More info.: www.glimmertrain.com or 503-221-0836 .

Fiction Prize
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN
Deadline: Oct. 31
Fee: $20
More info.: http://indianareview.org/contests or inreview@indiana.edu.

River Teeth Creative Nonfiction Book Prize
Ashland University
Ashland, OH
Deadline: Oct. 31
Fee: $23
More info.: www.riverteethjournal.com/contests or riverteeth@ashland.edu.

Walt Whitman Award
Academy of American Poets
New York, NY
Deadline: Nov. 1
Fee: $35
More info.: www.poets.org/academy-american-poets/prizes/walt-whitman-award or nparedes@poets.org.

Alice James Award
Alice James Books
Farmington, ME
Deadline: Nov. 1
Fee: $30
More info.: www.alicejamesbooks.org/alice-james-award or info@alicejamesbooks.org.

Poetry Prize
Sow's Ear Poetry Review
Mt. Jackson, VA
Deadline: Nov. 1
Fee: $30
More info.: http://sowsearpoetry.org or sepoetryreview@gmail.com.

Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize
Fiction Collective Two, an imprint of University of Alabama Press
Tuscaloosa, AL
Deadline: Nov. 1
Fee: $25
More info.: www.fc2.org/prizes.html or 773-702-7000.

Yale Series of Younger Poets
Yale University Press
New Haven, CT
Deadline: Nov. 15
Fee: $25
More info.: www.youngerpoets.org or ysyp@yale.edu.

International Flash Fiction Competition
Cesar Egido Serrano Foundation
Madrid, Spain
Deadline: Nov. 23
More info.: www.fundacioncesaregidoserrano.com/en/activities/short-tales-contest/5-edition/participation-form/lang/en-GB or info@fundacioncesaregidoserrano.com.

FINE ARTS WORK CENTER FELLOWSHIPS IN FICTION & POETRY
Fine Arts Work Center
Provincetown, MA
Deadline: Dec. 1
More info.: http://web.fawc.org/program or 508-487-9960

ST. MARTIN'S MINOTAUR/MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA FIRST CRIME NOVEL
Minotaur Books
New York, NY
Deadline: Jan. 12
More info.: http://mysterywriters.org/about-mwa/st-martins/ or
MB-MWAFirstCrimeNovelCompetition@StMartins.com

Lighthouse Works Fellowships
Lighthouse Works
Fishers Island, NY
Deadline: Feb. 15
More info.: www.thelighthouseworks.org/fellowship-program/ or info@thelighthouseworks.com

 


 

Writers Groups

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 OWENSBORO WRITERS GROUP
The Owensboro Writers Group meets on the third Saturday of each month at the Daviess County Public Library from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
More info: http://owensborowritersgroup.com

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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