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Melissa Bobe – Sibyls

MFA alum Melissa Bobe’s debut novella is here, with us!  (It’s right behind you–ahhhhhh!)  To celebrate, read this interview with Melissa in Before We Go:   #indiespotlight of Melissa Bobe, Author of Sibyls

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Jonathan Alexandratos – 1993 Was An Absolutely Bonkers Year for Toys

MFA alum Jonathan Alexandratos wrote this excellent retrospective on toy history for Toy Wizards!  (They’re right, 1993 was a great year!) Check it out!   1993 Was An Absolutely Bonkers Year for Toys

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POETRY STUDIES & CREATIVE POETRY CFP

POETRY STUDIES & CREATIVE POETRY CFP   POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION 2021 NATIONAL CONFERENCE   Boston Marriott Copley Place in Boston, MA June 2-5, 2021 For information about PCA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org.     DEADLINE:  November 16, 2020   The Poetry Studies & Creative Poetry Area invites proposals from two kinds of panelists: those reading original poetry and those delivering short […]

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Kara Pernicano Reviews Thresholes by Lara Mimosa Montes

This just in, MFA student Kara Pernicano has a book review of Lara Mimosa Montes’ Thresholes up on Full Stop! Check it out!   https://www.full-stop.net/2020/09/01/reviews/kara-laurene-pernicano/thresholes-lara-mimosa-montes/

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Breakout 8 Writers Prize

Epiphany Magazine’s Third Annual Breakout 8 Writers Prize brings visibility to the writers of our future by honoring and supporting outstanding college and graduate student writers. Submissions close September 15th. Eight Writers, Four in Prose and Four in Poetry, Will Receive: Publication in the Fall/Winter 2020 Breakout 8 Issue A $250 cash prize A year-long mentorship, including an additional short manuscript review, with Epiphany’s editor-in-chief Rachel Lyon […]

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$500 Prizes: The Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers – Aug 15th

Dear Writer,   I’m writing with a reminder that our extended deadline for the Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers will close in ONE WEEK. The Ringold Awards offer prizes of $500 and publication in poetry and fiction, and they are open ONLY to writers who have had no more than two previous publications in the genre […]

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Toys as Teachers | An Interview with Jonathan Alexandratos

MFA alum Jonathan Alexandratos has an interview with Incite/Insight, a publication of the American Alliance for Theatre & Education.  Read their insights as they talk about toys, teaching, and their latest play, TOYS 101!   Posted by Incite/Insight on Saturday, August 1, 2020

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Pas de Deux – Anne Posten (trans.)

MFA alum Anne Posten has a translation up on Words Without Borders–it’s an excerpt from Libuše Moníková’s Verklärte Nacht, which will be published by Karolinum Press next year. Check it out: https://www.wordswithoutborders.org/article/coronavirus-voices-from-the-pandemic-pas-de-deux-libuse-monikova-anne-poste?fbclid=IwAR1QzRh–gKVf5fvec9VzYzyGalWPDGfGp1FBsS0_ITKQHahieBW096DHdQ

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The 2020 Brooklyn Public Library Poet-in-Residence

Act fast—the deadline is July 31st! In celebration and support of the revolutionary changes happening worldwide, the Brooklyn Public Library in collaboration with the Brooklyn poet Laureate, Tina Chang, seeks applications for the BPL’s first-ever Poet-in-Residence. In doing so, we take deliberate steps to amplify the voices of all Brooklyn writers in the service of […]

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Booker Prize Longlist Includes Maaza Mengiste

Big news, everyone! QC’s own Maaza Mengiste’s latest novel, The Shadow King, has been longlisted for the the prestigious Booker Prize! Congratulations, Maaza!!! We are so proud and excited for you! Booker Prize Longlist Includes Maaza Mengiste

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Epiphany – Flash Fiction

Epiphany is looking for flash fiction for their next issue.  So if you’ve got a great flash piece (1000 words or under) you now have a great place to send it–it doesn’t hurt that they pay $25 per flash piece they publish, too! https://epiphanymagazine.submittable.com/submit/169304/submit-an-epiphany-short-fiction-1k-words-or-less-for-online-publication

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Intern at Graywolf Press

The fantastic independent literary press, Graywolf, is looking for interns for the fall.  The positions are entirely virtual, which means you don’t have to live in Minneapolis to experience this amazing opportunity! Check out the link for more details: https://www.graywolfpress.org/about-us/jobs-and-internships#internships

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Pigeon Pages Flash Contest!

The ever-fabulous Pigeon Pages is still taking entries for their flash fiction contest! For more details, and how to submit, see the PP website: https://pigeonpagesnyc.com/flash-contest

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Zuihitsu with Kimiko Hahn

QC’s own Kimiko Hahn will be teaching a one day workshop for Kundiman, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing generations of writers and readers of Asian American literature. This three hour workshop will be conducted over Zoom, on Saturday, August 15th, and explore the poetic genre of zuihitsu, a Japanese hybrid form which uses […]

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Foreign Bodies – Kimiko Hahn

This just in: QC’s own Kimiko Hahn’s latest book, Foreign Bodies, has just been released! Buy it today! https://bookshop.org/books/foreign-bodies-poems/9781324005216

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Mary Catherine Ford – I Am Filling My Home With New Life (WaPo)

MFA alum Mary Catherine Ford has an excellent op-ed/essay in The Washington Post!   You should go read it now: Cut off from the world, I find the softening of spring when I tend to my seedlings. Congrats, Mary Catherine!

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REMAIN by Rajiv Mohabir

MFA alum Rajiv Mohabir has a poem in the most recent edition of Jubilat–check it out (because it is gorgeous): http://www.jubilat.org/jubilat/archive/issue37/remain/?fbclid=IwAR07u9ppVi5IcAivECsltWqYLcaBmL7y75w7_0dm7aGNCsJopnZ13DnP2R0  

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5 Years of the LIC Reading Series

In celebration of five years of LIC Reading Series, MFA student Catherine LaSota  launched a new video program in partnership with Literary Hub’s Virtual Book Channel. Called “Alumni Conversations,” this program brings two LIC Reading Series alumni in conversation with each other about one another’s work. In this episode, Bridgett M. Davis (THE WORLD ACCORDING […]

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Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Contest 2020

https://hudsonvalleywriterscenter.submittable.com/submit/160839/slapering-hol-press-chapbook-contest-2020 2020 Guidelines & Rules •The Slapering Hol Press (SHP) Chapbook Competition is open to all writers who have NEVER published a collection of poems in book or chapbook form. Individual poems can be previously published, but poems should not have been published as a group in any form, including self-published collections. Manuscripts can either […]

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ANMLY – Leila Ortiz

Check out MFA alum Leila Ortiz’s awesome poem in ANMLY: Leila Ortiz

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Submit to Breadcrumbs

Primarily an assemblage of microfictions and poetry, Breadcrumbs Mag is an exercise in motivation and shared inspiration, a chance to create when otherwise your professional life might not give you reason to, an outlet to plant the seeds of an idea and watch where they can go. No matter the form, each Breadcrumb is inspired by an […]

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Win the Washington Prize!

Oh, Poets!    You still have until midnight on Wednesday, April 15, to submit a full-length poetry manuscript for consideration for the Washington Prize. U.S. and Canadian citizens at any stage in their poetry careers are welcome to upload a book-length manuscript of 48-80 pages to our online submissions manager. The winner receives publication in […]

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Exchanges: A Journal of Translation

Exchanges, a journal of translation from the MFA program at University of Iowa, is seeking submissions for their Spring 2020 issue.  They consider translations of poetry, short or excerpted fiction, plays, and literary nonfiction, as well as visual art. The submission deadline for this semester’s issue is April 1st; guidelines can be found here: https://exchanges.uiowa.edu/submissions/   

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Why I Chose Ariel Francisco’s A Sinking Ship Is Still a Ship for the Rumpus Poetry Book Club

This just in, MFA student Ariel Francisco new book A Sinking Ship Is Still A Ship has been selected as the book of the month for The Rumpus Poetry Book Club!   If you want to find out why, or to find out more about the poetry book club, read on!   https://therumpus.net/2020/03/why-i-chose-ariel-franciscos-a-sinking-ship-is-still-a-ship-for-the-rumpus-poetry-book-club/

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Maaza Mengiste Nominated for an LA Times Book Prize

This just in!  QC’s own Maaza Mengiste has been nominated for an LATimes Book Prize:   Ronan Farrow, Emily Bazelon and Colson Whitehead among L.A. Times Book Prize finalists   So excited for you, Maaza!

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