Posts made in February, 2012

The 11th Annual Poetry Super Highway – Great Poetry Exchange

announcing The 11th Annual Poetry Super Highway Great Poetry Exchange The mission of the Poetry Super Highway is to expose as many people to as many other people’s poetry as possible. What? – Send a book – Get a book In February 2012, the Poetry Super Highway will coordinate a great free exchange of poetry publications amongst poets worldwide. It’s not a contest. There are no judges, entry fees, winners, or losers. Last year, 91 poets participated both sending their book and receiving another poet’s book from a randomly selected other participant By agreeing to participate, someone will be exposed to your poetry, and you will be exposed to someone else’s poetry.   How? To participate you must volunteer to mail one copy of one poetry book that you have written to one other person participating. Just one book. In exchange, you will receive in the mail one copy of one poetry book written by another participating poet. E-books are not eligible for the Great Poetry Exchange. Your book must be physical entity. Even if it’s self published, or one of one that you printed from your computer and stapled together…but please no e-books.(Though we will be repeating our annual Great E-Book Free For All later in the year!) To Join In: Go to http://PoetrySuperHighway.com/pshgpe.html. Make sure you’ve read all the guidelines and click on “ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM” to enter your book’s information In early March, we will randomly assign the books to each participant and email to you the name and address of the person you are supposed to send your book to. We will also list your book and description onthis web page along with the link to your website for all to see. In addition we will list the new books in our weekly e-mailed update which goes out to thousands of people.   What else? Please note, as the Great Poetry Exchange is open to everyone on planet Earth, it’s possible that you will be required to send your book to someone outside of your own country which will, of course cost you more in postage than it would to send it domestically. Also, we’ll ask that you send us an e-mail in March once your book has actually been sent so we can keep track and make sure that all participants who send a book also get one. You also must agree to send out your book within 2 weeks of being notified of who to send your book to. Please note, it’s a circular exchange: You will be sending a book to a different person than you will be receiving one from. Get all the details at...

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SAGE Magazine Environmental Writing Contest 2012

SAGE MAGAZINE is looking for new ideas and perspectives on the environment. Open to all non-professional writers, Sage’s first annual young environmental writers contest seeks previously unpublished works of art that deal with nature, the environment, sustainable living and natural resource issues.  Send us essays, short stories, memoirs, graphic novels, sky-writing – all forms of environmental writing accepted (including excerpts from longer works). Winners and finalists will be published online and, when possible, in our annual print publication. A panel of professional environmental journalists will preside over final selection. First Prize will win  $500, Second Prize $300, Third Prize $200. All entries due by April 20th, 2012, at midnight, Eastern Standard Time. All Finalists will be published online or in our annual print publication Visit the website: http://sagemagazine.org/?p=2160 for details and submission guidelines. Contest Rules:  ...

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PIPW to be a sponsor of the 2nd Annual Ojai WordFest – March 24-31, 2012

PIPW to be a sponsor of the 2nd Annual Ojai WordFest – March 24-31, 2012  The Pacific Institute for Professional Writing (PIPW) announced today it has agreed to become the nonprofit sponsor of the 2nd annual Ojai WordFest an event spanning two weekends and eight days-a nexus of 100+ literary events in Ojai, March 24-31, 2012. PIPW will present a day of education on Saturday, March 31 to be held at World University of Ojai. Part of the activities that day will be the first of its mentoring sessions – personalized one-on-one meetings with publishing industry professionals to evaluate a writer’s work. “Area writers-beginners & advanced-are invited to join a host of internationally distinguished writing experts during Ojai WordFest, including stellar professionals associated with PIPW,” says Sequoia Hamilton co-director of 2012 Ojai WordFest. “We’re thrilled with the high-caliber of teaching that PIPW will bring to our literary festival.” “We are very pleased to work with the Ojai WordFest producers,” said Kate Sexton, Executive Director of PIPW. “Our mission to promote the skills and standards of professional writing and what better location that a major, new literary event. PIPW will hold two educational workshops on Saturday, March 31st at the World University of Ojai. We are finalizing the details of each session but can announce that the first session will be lead by legendary editor and author, Shelly Lowenkopf.” Mr. Lowenkopf’s career includes work as Executive Editor at several leading publishing houses where he saw over 700 books published. He is the author of over 35 books, including The Fiction Writer’s Companion is aptly titled. Renni Browne, co-author of Self-Editing for Fiction Writers said of Lowenkopf’s new book “FLC is filled with tools rather than how-to advice, it’s the perfect companion to craft books. Thanks to Lowenkopf’s decades of experience, the book is filled with valuable insights, and his sense of humor ensures that it’s as entertaining as it is practical. Writers at any level can learn from this book, and readers will enjoy it as well. The full schedule of PIPW sessions will be on its website Monday, February 20th. PIPW is a California 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit located in Santa Barbara, CA what produces literary educational events throughout the west coast. The website is http://www.pacificinstituteforprofessionalwriting.com/. Information on Ojai WordFest and its schedule of events can be viewed at:...

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Bluethumbnail / Limnisa Short Story Competition 2012 – WIN A WRITING HOLIDAY IN GREECE

Limnisa and Bluethumbnail.com are organizing their 4th annual writing competition. Deadline: March 14, 2012 This international contest is open to writers everywhere and is for Short Stories. Prizes – One week place at a writers’ retreat held at Limnisa, a seaside location in Greece, secondary prizes apply. Winners will be posted on the bluethumbnail.com  website. Entry Fee: £6 Members of Bluethumbnail.com pay £4 Details on the www.bluethumbnail.com website. Link: http://www.bluethumbnail.com/Author/competitionpage.html Contact/Ask for the complete rules:...

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Creative Non-Fiction Australia – Writing Contest: Deadline: March 16, 2012

**CURRENT CALLS** SPECIAL ISSUE AND CONTEST: AUSTRALIA Deadline: February 29, 2012 *Extended to March 16, 2012 Co-sponsored by Tashmadada and The Writers Conversation Contest judged by Lee Gutkind and Leah Kaminsky Creative Nonfiction, in association with Tashmadada, seeks new essays for a special “Australia” issue. We’re looking for a variety of perspectives—from locals, expats, tourists, or anyone else—and will consider essays of all forms and focuses as long as Australia’s landscape, people, and/or culture are prominently featured; the stories are true; and submissions are previously unpublished. Essays must be vivid and dramatic. Writing should combine a strong and compelling narrative with a significant element of research or information, and reach for some universal or deeper meaning. We’re looking for well-written prose, rich with detail and a distinctive voice. Essays must be 4,000 words maximum and submitted by February 29, 2012 March 16, 2012 The Writers Conversation is sponsoring two cash prizes: $6,500 (AUD) for Best Essay All writers and submissions, regardless of country of origin, will be considered for this prize. -&- $2,500 (AUD) for Best Essay by an emerging Australian Writer Only submitters who are current citizens or permanent residents of the Commonwealth of Australia will be considered for this prize. The same writer/essay may not win both prizes. There is a $20 reading fee; multiple entries are welcome ($20/essay); and entries from outside the U.S. are encouraged. All submitters have the option to include a 4-issue subscription to Creative Nonfiction with their reading fee; up-charges vary and depend on mailing address and postage rates. For this contest, we are accepting electronic submissions only. To submit please click the appropriate link below: Reading fee plus a 4-issue subscription: to the U.S. ($25 USD) to Canada ($45 USD) to anywhere else in the world ($60 USD) Reading fee only ($20 USD) There will be only two contest winners, but all submissions will be considered by the judges for inclusion in Creative Nonfiction #46, which will be launched at the 2012 Melbourne Writers Festival. Visit the website:...

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