National Poetry Contest Opens: 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.
October 10: Push to Publish: Bonnie Jo Campbell, the award-winning author of American Salvage, will present the keynote address at this year's Push to Publish conference. 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 in print and online. Click here for details.
SHORT STORY CONTEST CLOSED: Good luck to all who submitted to the Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction, featuring judge Bonnie Jo Campbell. Winners will be announced by October 1, 2015. Click here for contest details.
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