Treat Your Muse to a Weekend of Writing in October!
October 10: Push to Publish is back! Whether you are an established writer or just getting started, this one-day workshop will provide valuable resources you can use to get your work published. Get feedback from agents and editors at your one-on-one speed date, learn the latest publishing trends, get insider tips on how to make your work stand out, expand your network of writing friends, and hear award-winning authors Bonnie Jo Campbell deliver an inspiring keynote address. Click here for details.
October 9: Master class with Bonnie Jo Campbell. Spend the day with award-winning author Bonnie Jo Campbell as she discusses the art and craft of writing. Spaces are limited. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
October 9: The Writer’s Guide to Getting Ready, Getting Read, and Getting Readers: Join Katharine Sands, a literary agent with the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency, for a day-long intensive seminar that will teach you the ins and outs of the publishing universe. Spaces are limited. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
Submit to the Sandy Crimmins National Poetry Contest: Yolanda Wisher, a Philadelphia-based poet, bandleader, and educator, will judge the 2016 “Sandy Crimmins National Poetry Prize, which celebrates poets of all backgrounds, experience, and styles. A 2015 Pew Fellow, she is the author of Monk Eats an Afro (Hanging Loose Press, 2014) and the co-editor with Sonia Sanchez of the anthology, Peace is a Haiku Song (City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, 2013). Click here to submit to the contest and read more about it.
Philadelphia Stories Junior Launches PS Teen: Philadelphia Stories Junior, the youth division of Philadelphia Stories, has divided into two separate publications: PS Junior for local writers and artists aged 12 and younger, and PS Teen for local writers and artists aged 13-18. PS Teen will launch in Fall 2015; PS Junior will launch in Spring 2016. Both magazines will continue to be free and submissions will be open year-round. Click HERE to read the full release and HERE to read the Philadelphia Inquirer article about the launch. (Photo at left shows The Mighty Writers Teen Scholars students; photo by Jessie Fox.)
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Below are the Philadelphia Stories 2015 Pushcart Prize Nominees: