Final Week: Winning Writers’ Fiction and Essay Contest (6000 word limit)

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Final Week to Enter Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest

The deadline is April 30 to enter this year’s Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest. We’ll award 12 cash prizes totaling $4,000. The winning entries will be published on the Winning Writers website. The top winners will receive prominent exposure on their home page.

Key contest information:

  • Judge: Arthur Powers (see his advice)
  • Top prizes: Best Story, $1,500; Best Essay, $1,500
  • Submit as many entries as you like
  • Entry fee: $16 per entry
  • Length limit: 6,000 words per entry
  • Subject: Any
  • Previously published work OK? Yes
  • Writers from all countries eligible
  • Past winning entries with judges’ remarks: See our archives

Submit online here

Questions? Please email adam@winningwriters.com.

Can’t Enter Online?

If you are using a mobile device, or are otherwise having difficulty using our online entry form, you may mail your entry to:

Winning Writers
Attn: Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest
351 Pleasant Street, PMB 222
Northampton, MA 01060-3961

Include a check or money order for $16 payable to Winning Writers, and note your email address and phone number with your payment.

Winning Writers’ Fiction and Essay Contest (6000 words): April 30 Deadline

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Final Two Weeks to Enter Our Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest

The deadline is April 30 to enter this year’s Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest. We’ll award 12 cash prizes totaling $4,000. The winning entries will be published on the Winning Writers website. The top winners will receive prominent exposure on their home page.

Key contest information:

  • Judge: Arthur Powers (see his advice)
  • Top prizes: Best Story, $1,500; Best Essay, $1,500
  • Submit as many entries as you like
  • Entry fee: $16 per entry
  • Length limit: 6,000 words per entry
  • Subject: Any
  • Previously published work OK? Yes
  • Writers from all countries eligible
  • Past winning entries with judges’ remarks: See our archives

Submit online here

Questions? Please email adam@winningwriters.com.

Can’t Enter Online?

If you are using a mobile device, or are otherwise having difficulty using our online entry form, you may mail your entry to:

Winning Writers
Attn: Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest
351 Pleasant Street, PMB 222
Northampton, MA 01060-3961

Include a check or money order for $16 payable to Winning Writers, and note your email address and phone number with your payment.

Very Short Fiction (3000 words or less) — April 30 Deadline, Glimmer Train

Glimmer Train’s Very Short Fiction Award

Deadline: April 30, 2015

Prizes:

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1st place wins $1,500 and is presented in Glimmer Train Stories—a handsome physical publication that persists in the real world, and has a home in the Library of Congress.

2nd place wins $500, or, if chosen for publication, $700.

3rd place wins $300, or, if chosen for publication, $700.

Make a Submission
Other considerations:
Entries should not exceed 3,000 words, but any shorter lengths are welcome. (Writing Guidelines)
Winners and finalists will be officially announced in the July 2015 bulletin, and contacted directly the previous week.
Reading fee is $15 per story. Please, no more than 4 submissions per category.
Simultaneous submissions are okay. Please notify immediately if your submission is accepted elsewhere.
Open only to stories that have not been accepted for print publication.

CRW SATURDAY WORKSHOP TOMORROW, 9-11:30 AM, LA-141!

 /***CRW Saturday Workshops***/

The CRW Saturday Workshop Series continues in Spring 2015 with more exciting workshops. All workshops take place in LA-141 at GCC Main from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM unless otherwise advertised. Light refreshments are provided.

* 18 April 2015 – “Using Poetry to Capture Place,” presented by Kimberly Mathes, GCC Faculty and Poet. (LA-141)

Make sure you come prepared to write outside for 15-20 minutes.  Bring water, a hat, sunscreen, and an adventurous attitude!

kimberley_mathes_GCC

Kimberly Mathes is the 2012 Bright Harvest Prize Winner for poetry. She has a B.A. in English with a concentration in creating writing from Wayne State University and a M.A. in English from Case Western Reserve University.  After living for over a decade in the Four Corners area of New Mexico, Kimberly now resides in Phoenix.

She is Residential Faculty in Composition and Creative Writing at Glendale Community College and spends time chasing poems and Arizona sunsets on her Harley.  In December 2014, she completed her MFA in Creative Writing with University of Texas El Paso.  Recently, she participated in the Four Chambers Press Poetry and Prose Project for the Phoenix Art Museum.

Some of her poems and an interview with the contemporary writer, James E. Cherry, can be found at this link:
http://www.thedrunkenboat.com/kimberlymathes.html

 

CRW Workshop This Saturday Featuring Kimberly Mathes! LA-141, 9-11:30 AM!

 /***CRW Saturday Workshops***/

The CRW Saturday Workshop Series continues in Spring 2015 with more exciting workshops. All workshops take place in LA-141 at GCC Main from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM unless otherwise advertised. Light refreshments are provided.

* 18 April 2015 – “Using Poetry to Capture Place,” presented by Kimberly Mathes, GCC Faculty and Poet. (LA-141)

Make sure you come prepared to write outside for 15-20 minutes.  Bring water, a hat, sunscreen, and an adventurous attitude!

kimberley_mathes_GCC

Kimberly Mathes is the 2012 Bright Harvest Prize Winner for poetry. She has a B.A. in English with a concentration in creating writing from Wayne State University and a M.A. in English from Case Western Reserve University.  After living for over a decade in the Four Corners area of New Mexico, Kimberly now resides in Phoenix.

She is Residential Faculty in Composition and Creative Writing at Glendale Community College and spends time chasing poems and Arizona sunsets on her Harley.  In December 2014, she completed her MFA in Creative Writing with University of Texas El Paso.  Recently, she participated in the Four Chambers Press Poetry and Prose Project for the Phoenix Art Museum.

Some of her poems and an interview with the contemporary writer, James E. Cherry, can be found at this link:
http://www.thedrunkenboat.com/kimberlymathes.html

CRW SATURDAY WORKSHOP 18 April, 9-11:30 AM, LA-141!

 /***CRW Saturday Workshops***/

The CRW Saturday Workshop Series continues in Spring 2015 with more exciting workshops. All workshops take place in LA-141 at GCC Main from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM unless otherwise advertised. Light refreshments are provided.

* 18 April 2015 – “Using Poetry to Capture Place,” presented by Kimberly Mathes, GCC Faculty and Poet. (LA-141)

Make sure you come prepared to write outside for 15-20 minutes.  Bring water, a hat, sunscreen, and an adventurous attitude!

kimberley_mathes_GCC

Kimberly Mathes is the 2012 Bright Harvest Prize Winner for poetry. She has a B.A. in English with a concentration in creating writing from Wayne State University and a M.A. in English from Case Western Reserve University. She is now finishing the final year of her MFA program in Creative Writing with the University of Texas El Paso. After living for over a decade in the Four Corners area of New Mexico, Kimberly now resides in Phoenix.

She is Residential Faculty in Composition and Creative Writing at Glendale Community College and spends time chasing poems and Arizona sunsets on her Harley.  In December 2014, she completed her MFA in Creative Writing with UTEP.  Recently, she participated in the Four Chambers Press Poetry and Prose Project for the Phoenix Art Museum.

Some of her poems and an interview with the contemporary writer, James E. Cherry, can be found at this link:
http://www.thedrunkenboat.com/kimberlymathes.html

 

Free Association Tonight! MA-142! 7 PM!

/*** Free Association Open Mic Poetry and Prose Series***/

featuring Alexander Andrews
Wednesday April 15th, MA-142In Shadowed Bliss Barnes and Noble flyer

at Glendale Community College
FREE and open to the public
open mic starts at 7pm
Alexander Andrews received his B.A. in 1995 and quickly followed up with the addition of an M.A. in 1997. He is currently a professor of English and Humanities at Estrella Mountain Community College in Avondale, AZ. He is an honorary Phi Theta Kappa member and serves as the Honors Programs Director.As a culturally diverse individual with African American, Native American, and European ancestry, Andrews is actively involved in advocating for and emphasizing the perspectives of underrepresented groups in the U.S., abroad, and on campus.. In 2009 he received the Student Advocate Award for Excellence for his exemplary contributions to students and the community.

hosted by the Glendale Community College English Department and Shawnte Orion

Glendale Community College (in the Math Building room MA-142)
6000 W. Olive Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85302

Main Campus map (.pdf)

 

Free Association Wednesday, 7 PM, MA-142! CRW Workshop Saturday, 9 AM, LA-141!

APRIL CREATIVE WRITING EVENTS

/*** Free Association Open Mic Poetry and Prose Series***/

featuring Alexander Andrews
Wednesday April 15th, MA-142In Shadowed Bliss Barnes and Noble flyer

at Glendale Community College
FREE and open to the public
open mic starts at 7pm
Alexander Andrews received his B.A. in 1995 and quickly followed up with the addition of an M.A. in 1997. He is currently a professor of English and Humanities at Estrella Mountain Community College in Avondale, AZ. He is an honorary Phi Theta Kappa member and serves as the Honors Programs Director.As a culturally diverse individual with African American, Native American, and European ancestry, Andrews is actively involved in advocating for and emphasizing the perspectives of underrepresented groups in the U.S., abroad, and on campus.. In 2009 he received the Student Advocate Award for Excellence for his exemplary contributions to students and the community.

hosted by the Glendale Community College English Department and Shawnte Orion

Glendale Community College (in the Math Building room MA-142)
6000 W. Olive Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85302

Main Campus map (.pdf)

/***CRW Saturday Workshops***/

The CRW Saturday Workshop Series continues in Spring 2015 with more exciting workshops. All workshops take place in LA-141 at GCC Main from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM unless otherwise advertised. Light refreshments are provided.

* 18 April 2015 – “Using Poetry to Capture Place,” presented by Kimberly Mathes, GCC Faculty and Poet. (LA-141)

kimberley_mathes_GCC

Kimberly Mathes is the 2012 Bright Harvest Prize Winner for poetry. She has a B.A. in English with a concentration in creating writing from Wayne State University and a M.A. in English from Case Western Reserve University. She is now finishing the final year of her MFA program in Creative Writing with the University of Texas El Paso. After living for over a decade in the Four Corners area of New Mexico, Kimberly now resides in Phoenix.

She is Residential Faculty in Composition and Creative Writing at Glendale Community College and spends time chasing poems and Arizona sunsets on her Harley.

Some of her poems and an interview with the contemporary writer, James E. Cherry, can be found at this link:
http://www.thedrunkenboat.com/kimberlymathes.html

 

 

Alexander Andrews, Author of In Shadowed Bliss–Free Association 15 April, 7 PM, MA-142!

/*** Free Association Open Mic Poetry and Prose Series***/

featuring Alexander AndrewsWednesday April 15th, MA-142
at Glendale Community CollegeFREE and open to the public
open mic starts at 7pm

In Shadowed Bliss Barnes and Noble flyer

Alexander Andrews received his B.A. in 1995 and quickly followed up with the addition of an M.A. in 1997. He is currently a professor of English and Humanities at Estrella Mountain Community College in Avondale, AZ. He is an honorary Phi Theta Kappa member and serves as the Honors Programs Director.

As a cultural diverse individual with African American, Native American, and European ancestry, Andrews is actively involved in advocating for and emphasizing the perspectives of underrepresented groups in the U.S., abroad, and on campus.. In 2009 he received the Student Advocate Award for Excellence for his exemplary contributions to students and the community.

hosted by the Glendale Community College English Department and Shawnte Orion

Glendale Community College (in the Math Building room MA-142)
6000 W. Olive Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85302

Main Campus map (.pdf)

Two CRW Events this week! Free Association (25 March, 7 PM) and CRW Saturday Workshop (28 March, 9 AM)!

Free Association Open Mic Poetry and Prose Series!
Featuring Four Chambers Press

Wednesday, March 25th, SU-104
at Glendale Community College

FREE and open to the public
open mic starts at 7pm

Four Chambers (founded June 2013) is an independent community literary magazine based in Phoenix, AZ whose mission is to give greater visibility to the literary arts and encourage their larger participation in the cultural scene. We don’t have a specific aesthetic or agenda. We publish work from authors who are established, emerging, unknown, simply uninterested, or don’t even think of themselves as authors in the first place. We are vague in our descriptions. We like doing things. We organize relatively non-traditional events and readings that help bring people together, collaborate with other artistic disciplines and work towards the creation of a meaningful and relevant public art.

4C home page

http://fourchamberspress.com/

Hosted by the Glendale Community College English Department and Shawnte Orion

Main Campus map (.pdf)

Join us this Saturday for another remarkable workshop!

28 March, 9-11:30 AM, LA-141–Objectifying Your Poem: So Much Depends Upon Things,” presented by Shawnte Orion, Free Association Host and Poet. 

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Shawnte Orion’s first book of poetry The Existentialist Cookbook was published by NYQBooks. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Threepenny Review, Barrelhouse, Gargoyle Magazine, and New York Quarterly. His first chapbook The Infernal Gaze was published by Red Booth Review in 2003 and he was the 2013 Copper State Haiku Slam Champion. He has been invited to read at bookstores, bars, universities, hair salons, museums, and laundromats. He founded the monthly Caffeine Corridor Poetry Series with Jack Evans and he hosts the Free Association monthly readings at Glendale Community College.
http://batteredhive.blogspot.com

Light refreshments will be served.  Free and open to the public!