Treat Your Muse to a Weekend of Writing: October 9 & 10
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 Names Indiana Writer Winner of Fiction Contest: Philadelphia Stories has chosen Robert Johnson of South Bend, Indiana as the winner for its seventh annual Marguerite McGlinn National Prize for Fiction. Board members whittled more than 400 stories down to 10 finalists, which were reviewed by celebrated author and 2015 judge, Bonnie Jo Campbell. She chose Johnson's "Bird Fever,” praising the author for creating “a smart, compelling story that gets to the heart of the problem a couple is having and will continue to have.”
First prize includes a $2,000 cash award, an invitation to an awards dinner, and publication in the Fall 2015 issue of Philadelphia Stories. Click here to read the full release.
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: