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$2000 Award for New Poets

$2000 Award for New PoetsOur Poetry Award for New Poets is open now! $2000 to the winner, publication, and guest judge is Pulitzer Prize Winner Tyehimba Jess! Full details here: http://bit.ly/2tVWCO2...

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$2000 Award for New Poets

$2000 Award for New PoetsOur Poetry Award for New Poets is open now! $2000 to the winner, publication, and guest judge is Pulitzer Prize Winner Tyehimba Jess! Full details here: http://bit.ly/2tVWCO2...

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Slippery Elm Submission Manager

Slippery Elm Submission ManagerSubmissions are still open for the 2017 Slippery Elm Prizes! $1,000 will be awarded for one poem and one work of prose, and all entrants will receive a copy of our 2017 issue. Submit by September 1. Mary Grimm and David Lee Garrison will...

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Grid Books Submission Manager

Grid Books Submission ManagerCalling all poets age 60 and over: Submissions are open for the 2018 Off the Grid Poetry Prize. Prize is $1,000 and publication. Submit your book now through August 31st! Click the link below for full guidelines....

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How to Write a Memoir: The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide

Thanks again to our Maven Jean Jenkins! How to Write a Memoir: The Ultimate Step-by-Step GuideGood tips on writing a memoir (and will give you more questions to ask our agents/speakers at next month's conference. And even if you aren't writing memoir, it'll give you a...

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9/9/2017 Cape Cod Writing Retreat with Suzette

Suzette is a fantastic speaker and writer. If you attended the 2016 Writers Conference then you know how fabulous and gracious she is! She stayed throughout the entire conference and made herself available to the attendees to discuss their work. If you live in this...

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Hemingway, the Sensualist

Hemingway, the SensualistThe macho icon has been recast as a gender-bending progressive. But what really made his pulse race?...

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Windsor International Writers Conference

AWESOME NEWS!!!!!! Mark your calendars everyone! The date for the next Windsor International Writers Conference is July 6,7,8th, 2018. Location will be at the great Holiday Inn on Huron Church Rd. So far we have more than eight agents coming in and a bunch of...

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How to Write a Book Blurb | Self-Publishing Advice Center

Thanks Jean Jenkins again for sharing! How to Write a Book Blurb | Self-Publishing Advice CenterPlease, newbie writers, learn your terminology re what goes on your book cover. A BLURB is written by someone else, usually a line or two by another writer, with words of...

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When a Lifelong Editor Becomes a Novelist

When a Lifelong Editor Becomes a NovelistAfter 30 years as editor and publisher, I found myself on the other side of my professional process—as writer this time—and learned a valuable lesson: I suck at editing myself. The thousands of hou…...

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Why You Should Aim for 100 Rejections a Year

Why You Should Aim for 100 Rejections a YearLast year, I got rejected 43 times by literary magazines, residencies, and fellowships—my best record since I started shooting for getting 100 rejections per year. It’s harder than it sounds, but a…...

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