Opportunities for writers
FELLOWSHIPS, CONFERENCES, RETREATS, & RESIDENCIES
Pamela Fagan Hutchins Writing Retreats
10% DISCOUNT TO WYOMING WRITERS, INC. MEMBERS!
Pattie Layser Greater Yellowstone Fellowship
The Pattie Layser Greater Yellowstone Creative Writing and Journalism Fellowship is a national call open to writers and journalists who demonstrate serious inquiry and dedication to the Greater Yellowstone region through their work. Fellowship recipients will be awarded $3,500. Learn more HERE.
Wyoming Young Authors Contest
Annual K-12 writing contest. Learn more HERE.
Big Muddy’s Wilda Hearne Flash Fiction Contest
Deadline: October 1, annually.
Mighty River short Story Contest
Deadline: October 1, annually.
SOUL-MAKING KEATS LITERARY COMPETITION
Ongoing Deadline: November 30th (Postmarked).
An extended community arts outreach program of the National League of American Pen Women. The annual Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition consists of thirteen categories and is open to everyone, everywhere. Judges look for original, freshly creative and finely crafted works that embrace all creative interpretations of the statement by English poet, John Keats: “Some say the world is a vale of tears, I say it is a place of soul-making.” Learn more HERE.
PRIME NUMBER MAGAZINE FLASH FICTION CONTEST
The Prime Number Magazine Flash Fiction Contest began as a monthly competition in July 2017. On January 1, 2019 the competition shifted to a quarterly competition. The reading fee for entry is a low $7 (a prime number) per submission, with the following payouts for our winners:
First Prize: $353 (a prime number) and publication
Second Prize: $151 (a prime number) and publication
Third Prize: $53 (a prime number dear to us) and publication
Winners will be announced no later than one month following the close of submissions and the stories will appear in the next quarterly issue of Prime Number Magazine. Learn more HERE.
PUBLICATIONS ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS
Moon City Review
Moon City Review accepts submissions of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, graphic narrative, translations, and book reviews. Since submissions are open year-round, response times may be slower in the summer. Learn how to submit HERE.
MENTOR AND MUSE: ESSAYS FROM POETS TO POETS
An online anthology of essays that considers the elements of poetry through practice. The essays reveal the insights poets gained while writing or reading a particular poem or set of poems. Each essay ends with a prompt that challenges readers to consider their own understanding of that poetic element. Each essay submission should consider how a poem—yours and/or someone else’s—has helped you to better understand a specific poetic principle. We encourage potential contributors to begin where they are most compelled, with the poems that act as touchstones, poems that they return to again and again for inspiration, solace, and guidance. For the full description of the project, submissions guidelines, deadlines, and other information, please visit the Call for Submissions post on our Facebook page.
The Cincinnati Review
The Cincinnati Review welcomes submissions from writers at any point in their careers. We read between September 1 and March 1, with an exception: miCRo submissions are open year-round, excluding the time during which we accept contest submissions. Find out how to submit HERE.
Main Street Rag
Main Street Rag is a publishing company that produces a literary magazine, anthologies, and other books. They also have contests. You can learn more HERE.
The Sun publishes interviews, essays, fiction, and poetry. They would also like provocative pieces on political and cultural issues. They pay up to $2,000.00 for interviews and essays, $1,500.00 for fiction, and $200.00 for poetry. Work must be sent by mail. Find guidelines HERE.
High Desert Journal
High Desert Journal is a forum for literary, visual and journalistic artists to contribute a deeper understanding of the landscape and people of the interior West. They accept poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, memoirs, books reviews, essays, interviews, and visual arts. They accept work from residents of the interior West working with any theme and from anyone living outside of this region creating with an element or theme of the interior West. They publish biannually (in November and May) and review submissions year round. Check out their WEBSITE for more information.
Orion Magazine accepts short essays of up to 350 words for their online The Place Where Where You Live department. Some essays will be selected for publication in the print magazine. Find more information HERE.
Writing Careers: The Business Behind Becoming an Author
MONEY-SAVING GUIDE FOR AUTHORS - Kindly provided to us by Hannah Bass of Alabama
HAND HOBBIES: A RESOURCE GUIDE TO WRITING BASICS - Kindly provided to us by the Senior Scouts
All inquiries can be directed via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or to our mailing address:
Wyoming Writers, Inc.
109 E. 17th St.
Cheyenne, WY 82001