Classic Car and Motorcycle Expo–Rocky Mount

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Today I attended the Rockin’ Classic Auto and Motorcycle Expo held on July 25 & 26, 2014.  It was 80+ degrees with some mild breezes blowing now and again,which made the day’s heat bearable.   On Friday, a car cruise, a block party, and live entertainment were held on Douglass Block. I didn’t attend that event, but I know it was awesome.   On Saturday, July 26, a classic, antique car, and motorcycle showcase was held along Main Street.  Car and motorcycle enthusiasts and collectors from around North Carolina came to Rocky Mount to show off their beautifully renovated custom cars and motorcycles.

Here are a few classic automobiles on showcase at the Expo.

 

There were some magnificent motorcycles on display also.

 

 

Some of my favorites are shown below.

 

There were even some “Tricked Out” cars.

 

Presentations of the winners was held on the Main Stage with categories like Best Import, Best Ford, Best Chevy, Best of Show, Sport Bike, Harley Cruiser, and a People’s Choice Award.  The general public got to vote on the People’s Choice Award.   Winners received trophies.

This was a wonderful event, and I am glad I went.  I have a medley of photos to use as inspiration for paintings.

 

 I am an artist and an author of southern and historical fiction and short stories.  View all my artwork on my artist page at Daily Paintworks.

Check out more of my artwork at my Art Blog–KPWms Art Studio.

Also check out my novels and short stories.  Katrina Parker Williams’ Books Available at Amazon,  Smashwords, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes).

New Submissions Calls–North Carolina Writers’ Network

Submission details are available to current members. Click on the links below, or log in to the NCWN website at www.ncwriters.org, go to the “Members Only” tab, and select “Opportunities.”

NEW! PSYCHOPOMP MAGAZINE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: July 31
Psychopomp Magazine is open for submissions in July. We are looking for short fiction up to 5,000 words that plays with genre and/or form. Are you a kindred spirit of Kelly Link? Do you have a fractured fairy tale? Literary speculative fiction, fabulism, experimental forms. Send us your best.

NEW! ROPEWALK PRESS FICTION CHAPBOOK CONTEST

Deadline: August 1
Award: $1,000, publication, 25 author’s copies
Fee: $20
Truly great stories can stand on their own. That’s why RWP made the choice long ago to publish only fiction chapbooks. With chapbooks ranging in length from 10 to 46 pages—one single story to a handful of them, or scads of short-shorts to a slim novella, RopeWalk insists that fine/playful drama, stunning plot, fresh voice, and energetic diction need not come between the covers of a “full-length” book in order to be diabolically-yummy and given the publisher’s full attention.

NEW! AESTHETICA CREATIVE WRITING AWARD
Deadline: August 31
Award: £500 (each genre) plus books and publication
Fee: £10
The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is open for entries, presenting a fantastic opportunity for you as a writer to showcase your work to new, international audiences. Now in its eighth year, the Award champions both emerging and established writers of poetry and short fiction, and presents career-boosting opportunities for finalists. Fiction entries should be no more than 2,000 words each and poetry entries should be no more than 40 lines each. Both short
fiction and poetry entries should be written in English. Submissions previously published elsewhere are accepted.

NEW! RED WOLF JOURNAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Deadline: September 25
Red Wolf Journal is seeking poets. We are an online international poetry journal that is published quarterly. We are inviting emerging and established poets to submit their work for publication in the Fall 2014 issue, which has the general theme of “celebration and ritual.” Feel free to follow this theme as broadly or specifically as you wish. Our intention is to spread poetry as far as it can travel. Please join us on the journey.

NEW! EVENING PAPER CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: October 15
We are excited and proud to announce the call for submissions for the inaugural issue of our printed journal, Evening Paper! Our first issue will, accordingly, feature works on the theme “Beginnings.” Please submit any creative work on this theme (interpret the theme however you’d like) — we welcome fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and studio art (photography, painting, drawing, or any other visual representations). Scholarly papers will be accepted on all topics related to Narrative, storytelling and creative practice. Our inaugural issue will feature works by Chris Adrian, Susannah Cahalan, Mary Gordon, and Ben Schwartz.

NEW! CALL FOR POETS WRITING ABOUT JAZZ
Seeking poetry for a new anthology – poets write jazz. Each poet selected will pick one jazz artist and write three poems based on 3 songs.

NEW! INTENTIONAL QUARTERLY CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
The Intentional Quarterly is a print literary magazine dedicated to emerging writers and to the exploration of identity and purpose. We consider fiction, poetry, literary journalism, creative nonfiction and memoir, and the occasional interview or review. The Intentional is on a mission to bring print back and build creative communities in cities across the US. We do this through our magazine, our website, and events that connect local talent to enthusiasts. We are young thinkers, collaborators, and creatives working to better understand identity and quality of life through words and art. The Intentional is now accepting creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry submissions for upcoming issues, especially pieces pertaining to the following themes: Hustle, Vows and Commitments, Displacement, and Gray Area.

OUT OF MANY ANTHOLOGY
Deadline: July 23
We are seeking great stories for the anthology Out of Many: Multiplicity and Divisions in America Today. Out of Many will showcase emerging writers for an emerging generation. The anthology is already under contract with an academic publisher and will feature a broader spectrum of voices than those typically found in prose readers. 5,000 words maximum. Minorities of all stripes are encouraged to submit. Send us your most delightful, insightful, and alive. Experimentation welcomed. Possible multipliers or dividers may include ideology, religion, class, race, gender, ethnicity, culture, language, generation, color, nationality, aesthetics. This list is far from exhaustive, and could be seen as merely suggestive. What matters most is the power of your story: the bigness of its heart, the freedom of its language, and the beauty of its vision.

VOICES OF LINCOLN 10TH ANNUAL POETRY CONTEST
Deadline: July 26
The 10th Annual Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest officially begins in April, as part of the celebration of National Poetry Month, with five new categories: “Once Upon A Time,” “Ten Years From Now,” “It’s A Miracle,” “A Journey Worth Taking” and “People Are Funny.” Poets may submit a maximum of three poems, no more than one in each of three of the five contest categories.

CRAZY-SHORTS CONTEST
Deadline: July 31
Award: $1,000 and publication / Runners-Up
Cost: $15 (includes 1-yr subscription)
Crazyhorse is accepting entries for their annual short-short fiction contest. Submit three short-shorts of up to 500 words each. All entries will be considered by our editors for publication.

LOVE ON THE ROAD ANTHOLOGY
Deadline: July 31
Award: $200 / $100 / $50
Fee: $10
We are pleased to announce our second annual international Love on the Road Writing Contest, which will lead to the second edition of our Love on the Road anthology. Submissions should be 4,000 to 6,000 words and can be fiction or nonfiction. They must be original and cannot have been previously published.

PRESS 53 AWARD FOR POETRY
Deadline: July 31
Award: $1,000, travel expenses, launch party, and publication
Fee: $30
The Press 53 Award for Poetry is awarded annually to an outstanding, unpublished collection of poems. The winner of this contest will receive publication by Press 53 as a Tom Lombardo Poetry Selection, a $1,000 cash advance, travel expenses and lodging for a special launch party weekend in Winston-Salem, NC, attendance to the 2015 Press 53/Jacar Press Gathering of Poets, and ten copies of the book; all prizes will be awarded upon publication.

SEATTLE REVIEW CHAPBOOK CONTEST
Deadline: July 31
Award: $1,000 and 20 copies of chapbook / $100 / $100 and publication
Cost: $20 (includes 1-yr subscription)
Submit 20-30 pages of poetry. Final Judge: Ben Lerner.

ALICE MUNRO SHORT STORY COMPETITION
Deadline: August 1
Award: $500 / $300 / $200 / $75 / $50
Fee: $25
Entries must not exceed 5,000 words. Stories must be written in English. Portions of the winning stories may be read during the gala event on Saturday, September 27.

NOVEL MANUSCRIPTS BY WOMEN OF COLOR
Deadline: August 1
Shade Mountain Press seeks novel manuscripts by women of color: any topic, any style (as long as it’s literary rather than genre). Shade Mountain Press is looking for literary fiction that’s politically engaged, that challenges the status quo and gender/class/race privilege. We look for work that’s wise, raucous, joyful, angry, alive. Both realism and its various alternatives (magic realism / fabulism / slipstream / the fantastic/ dystopianism) are welcome, as long as the work is literary rather than genre fiction.

LITERARY FICTION CONTEST
Deadline: August 30
Awards: Choice of packages
Fee: $25
Submit a short story or chapter of a novel of 5,000 words or less. Multiple entries are accepted. All work must be unpublished. Sponsored by The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville.

NORTH CAROLINA LITERARY REVIEW CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: August 31
Now more than ever, North Carolina is finding its way into literature that stretches beyond the state’s borders. From those who’ve moved here from places and cultures around the globe, to those who’ve departed our state bound for distant destinations worldwide, how has “the writingest state” (as Doris Betts called North Carolina) influenced their writing? Is it our rich history, our storied heritage, our diverse culture, our singular environment? Is it our people? Or is it the barbecue that most influences those coming and going? As we pause to step back and examine North Carolina’s global influence, we invite submissions by and about writers whose work bears the imprint of our beloved Old North State. For this section, we would be interested in articles on, interviews with, and creative nonfiction by 1) writers who have a deep history in North Carolina but live and/or write books set elsewhere; 2) “immigrant” writers—writers (of various ethnicities) from outside of North Carolina who have made North Carolina their home; and 3) non-North Carolina writers setting works here.

BLACK WARRIOR REVIEW ANNUAL CONTESTS
Deadlne: September 1
Award: $1,000 / $100 / Honorable Mentions and publication (each genre)
Fee: $20
This year we are honored to have Richard Siken (Poetry), Lily Hoang (Fiction/Prose), and Kiese Laymon (Nonfiction) as our guest judges. The entry fee covers one 7,000 word fiction or nonfiction submission, or one packet of up to three poems.

NARRATIVE POETRY CONTEST
Deadline: September 1
Award: $1,000 / $250 / $100 and publication
Fee: $20
Announcing: Naugatuck River Review’s 6th Annual Narrative Poetry Contest. All winners, finalists and semi-finalists will be offered publication in the Winter 2015 issue of Naugatuck River Review. Naugatuck River Review is dedicated to publishing great narrative poetry. We are open to many styles of poetry, looking for narrative that sings, which means the poem has a strong emotional core and the narrative is compressed. There is a 50-line limit.

RICHARD SULLIVAN PRIZE IN SHORT FICTION
Deadline: September 1
Award: $1,000 prize, $500 award, $500 advance and publication
Fee: $15 (includes 1-yr subscription to Notre Dame Review)
The Sullivan Prize in Short Fiction are awarded to authors who have published at least one volume of short fiction. Vanity press publications do not fulfill this requirement. The volumes of the Sullivan Prize will be published in trade paperback format. The author will be offered a standard contract with the University of Notre Dame Press.

SCRIBES VALLEY SHORT STORY CONTEST
Deadline: September 3
Award: Varies
Fee: $7
Scribes Valley Publishing is accepting submissions for our 12th annual short story writing contest. All finalists (around 10-15 stories) are published in annual contest anthology, both in print and electronic versions. Monetary prizes for top three finalists are based on contest participation – the more entries we receive, the bigger the prize amounts. In addition, all finalists receive a copy of both the print and electronic versions. Thrill us…amaze us…entertain us…TELL US A STORY! Word limit: 5,000.

NEW ORLEANS LITERARY FESTIVAL POETRY CONTEST
Deadline: September 5
Award: $1,000, reading, publication, VIP access to 2014 Festival
The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival’s Poetry Contest is now open for submissions! Vijay Seshadri, the 2014 Pulitzer Prize winner for his 3 Sections collection, will judge. The winner will receive prize money, publication, and access to countless great panels and events at the next Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival (March 25-29, 2015). Nine finalists will receive a panel pass ($75 value) for the 2015 Festival.

COUNTY LINES CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: September 15
The Franklin County Arts Council Writers Guild is issuing a call to writers of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for submissions to be considered in their 2015 issue of County Lines: A Literary Journal. They are also calling for black and white art and photography for the book interior and color art for the cover. A cash prize of $25 will be awarded to the artist whose work is chosen for the book cover. The current issue of County Lines: A Literary Journal is available for purchase at the FCAC headquarters in Leslie Martin Pottery Studio in downtown Franklinton and online from Amazon.com.

CREATIVE NONFICTION CALL FOR ESSAYS
Deadline: September 22
Award: $1,000 / $500 and publication
Fee: $20
For an upcoming issue, Creative Nonfiction is seeking new essays about WAITING. We’re looking for well-crafted true stories of delays, postponements, and pauses that explore and examine our relationship with time. The theme is open to interpretation. Maybe you’re waiting tables or you’re on a waiting list; you could be waiting for the bus or the bell or a friend or a phone call. Maybe you’re waiting for a diagnosis, or for your ship to come in, or for Godot. Maybe you’re expecting. Maybe your story isn’t about you at all; maybe it’s a true story about a town under siege, or a scientific experiment, or a lady-in-waiting … However you approach the subject, we can’t wait to read your work. Submissions must be vivid and dramatic; they should feature a strong and compelling narrative and reach beyond a strictly personal or anecdotal experience for some universal or deeper meaning. (Put another way: something should happen, and it should matter to readers.) Our readers also like to learn new things: tell us something, whether it’s about the history of clocks or how the mind processes time, or maybe about how waiting-period laws vary from state to state. We’re looking for well-written prose, rich with detail and a distinctive voice; all essays must tell true stories and be factual accurate.

BEST OF THE NET ANTHOLOGY
Deadline: September 30
Sundress Publications is now open for the 2014 Best of the Net Anthology nominations. This project continues to promote the diverse and growing collection of voices who are publishing their work online. The internet continues to be a rapidly evolving medium for the distribution of new and innovative literature, and the Best of the Net Anthology aims to nurture the relationship between writers and the web. In our first seven years of existence, the anthology has published distinguished writers such as Claudia Emerson, B.H. Fairchild, Ron Carlson, Dorianne Laux, and Jill McCorkle alongside numerous new and emerging writers from around the world. This year’s judges are Kathy Fagan, Lily Hoang, and Michael Martone.

ESSAYS EXPLORING THE INTERSECTION OF JUNGIAN THOUGHT AND ECOLOGY
Deadline: October 1
Award: $1,000 / $500 / $250 and publication
Fee: $10
The C.G. Jung Society of St. Louis Writing Contest is now open for submissions. The theme? Honoring the Altar of the Earth: Essays Exploring the Intersection of Jungian Thought and Ecology. Winners will have the opportunity to read their essays at our conference, Jung in the Heartland: The Altar of the Earth, in September 2015. Winning essays will be included in a published compilation. Primary consideration will be given to the entry’s originality and its contribution to knowledge and insights from a Jungian perspective regarding the theme. Entries will be judged on substance and originality; idea development (clarity, creativity, Jungian perspective); and writing style, composition, and organization. Maximum length is 4,000 words.

IN CAHOOTS COLLABORATION CONTEST
Deadline: October 1
Award: $50
Fee: None
New collaborative work only. This means all submissions must be created by 2+ people. This is not prompt based – so there are no form nor subject guidelines. All submissions must include a literary component but may include or be paired with a visual or audio component.

LOGAN HOUSE PRESS HOLLAND PRIZE
Deadline: October 1
Award: $500 and publication
Fee: $25
Logan House announces the tenth annual Holland Prize for the best unpublished book of poetry in American English. Each entrant will receive a copy of Disciples of an Uncertain Season and Other Poems by Larry Holland, for whom the Prize is named, as well as a copy of the winning book. The Holland Prize is dedicated to publishing the best manuscript that comes across our desks, irrespective of the poet’s subject, style or geography. Individual poems from submitted manuscripts will be considered for the 2nd edition of The Logan House Anthology of 21st Century American Poetry. Manuscripts should be 60-80 pages. 

SAW PALM CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: October 1
Saw Palm: Florida literature and art is seeking submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for Issue 9. We are as interested in lyric and experimental work as we are to more traditional forms. Saw Palm is an annual print magazine out of the University of South Florida. Our mission is to be the premier cultural barometer of Florida – to collect, publish, and review the best cultural works of one of the most populous and diverse states in the U.S. We welcome writers and artists from across the globe, as long as the work is somehow connected to Florida (via images, people, themes, etc.). We also welcome creative works from Floridians and former Floridians that are not obviously about someplace else. Our contributors include national and international award-winners, as well as emerging artists and writers, many of whom are published for the first time here.

SHELF UNBOUND WRITING COMPETITION FOR BEST INDY BOOK
Deadline: October 1
Award: Editorial coverage, full-page ads ($6,000 value)
Cost: $40
Shelf Unbound book review magazine announces the Shelf Unbound Writing Competition for Best Independently Published Book, sponsored by Bowker. Any independently published book in any genre is eligible for entry. “Independently Published” books include self-published books and e-books (such as those published through CreateSpace, Lulu.com, iUniverse, etc.) and/or books and e-books published through small presses releasing less than five titles per year. Books entered in last year’s competition are eligible for re-submission in this year’s competition. There is no limit to the number of books an individual can enter; each book is a separate entry. The competition is open to authors worldwide; books must be in English. Any length book is eligible. This year the competition will also introduce the Pete Delohery Award for Best Sports Book, open to fiction and nonfiction sports-related books, in honor of Pete Delohery, author of the novel Lamb to the Slaughter.

DAMMIT, I LOVE YOU ANTHOLOGY CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: October 15
Brandt Street Press is now accepting story submissions for the next anthology in our Dammit Series: Dammit, I Love You. We seek stories that reveal a lesson learned from love. The story must be true and not published somewhere else. It should amaze and inspire. And, more than anything else, it should be entertaining.

RALEIGH REVIEW CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: October 31
Raleigh Review believes that great literature inspires empathy by allowing us to see the world through the eyes of our neighbors, whether across the street or across the globe. Our mission is to foster the creation and availability of accessible yet provocative contemporary literature. We are looking for poetry, flash fiction, and short fiction that is emotionally and intellectually complex without being unnecessarily “difficult.” We read every piece for its intrinsic value, so new/emerging voices are often published along nationally recognized, award-winning authors.

BALTIC WRITING RESIDENCY POETRY CHAPBOOK CONTEST
Deadline: November 15
Award: $750, publication, and author copies
Fee: $21
Send 20–32 manuscript pages of poetry (no more than one poem per page). It’s fine if individual works have been published elsewhere, but the manuscript can’t have been published as a whole before. The manuscript need not be thematically coherent or narratively related. Co-authored manuscripts are fine. Final Judge: Bob Hicok.

GIRLS GONE STUPID CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: December 15
Have you done something that was dumb but really funny? We all have. And now Stephanie Marston, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Empowered Woman’s Soul, is seeking stories for Girls Gone Stupid: Dumb Things Smart Women Do. Now you have an opportunity to contribute to this new series by sharing your humorous, true-life experiences. The maximum word count is 1,200 words. There will be a $20 honorarium if your story is used. PS: You can write your story anonymously is that’s more comfortable!

BOOK TRAILERS
Lady Banks’ Trailer Park YouTube channel seeks Book Trailers: videos about a southern book and/or author, posted within the last year, but preferably in 2014, less than four minutes long, DOES NOT say “available at Amazon” in the video or include an Amazon link in the description, and is not published by CreateSpace. The criteria is really more about being indie-bookstore friendly than anything else.

ELEPHANTINE PUBLISHING
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a publishing house that offered all the resources of traditional publishing, while still allowing the creative freedom of independent publishing? Elephantine is a collaborative publisher. Their goal is to partner with authors to turn a love of writing into a successful career for years to come. They work side by side with authors through every step of the publishing process to create a unique and professional title to share with the world. Using strategic marketing, Elephantine provides their authors with industry tools and resources to build readership and grow sales. Elephantine’s aim is simple: To provide access to all stories worth telling, whether or not the words fit into a neatly labeled box. Words that resonate in your bones. Stories you’ll never forget. Become a part of the herd!

IN QUIRE’S PICTURE POSTCARD PROJECT
In Quire’s “Picture Postcard” project is actively seeking nonfiction contributions.
Please send a digital snapshot of a place you love, accompanied by a brief postcard-like note about that place. Please note, this summer our editors would like to focus on postcards which work toward finding common ground for ecological dialogue in a love of places, a love not dependent on any particular political position or attitude toward ecology. 

KILLER NASHVILLE SEEKS GUEST BLOGS
The Killer Nashville conference is soliciting guest blogs from published authors and writers on the craft of writing. We’re seeking about 750 words, plus a brief bio and a mug shot.

NELSON MANDELA POETRY ANTHOLOGY CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Songs for a Passbook Torch, edited by Truth Thomas and Melanie Henderson, will celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela in poetry. Submit up to five previously unpublished poems. All work submitted should have some relationship to Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela, the Mandela family, and/or the fight for racial justice in South Africa. Payment will be in the form of one contributor’s copy.

OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT
Location: Raleigh
Large upstairs office available in downtown Raleigh. Could be shared. Furnished or unfurnished, your choice. Rent includes security, WiFi, all utilities and access to small kitchen and backyard garden. Perfect space to write and create. Two other writers have offices in the building. $400 per month. One-year lease required.

PARIS ANTHOLOGY
Serving House Books is seeking stories, essays, poems, and black-and-white drawings for an anthology of work centered on the theme of Paris, France. 5,000 words maximum. Send work that touches on Paris in unexpected ways. Submit your creative nonfiction, fiction, poems (five poems max), or drawings.

PIECE MEAL REVIEW SEEKS REVIEWS
Piece Meal is an internet journal that reviews single pieces of writing featured in literary magazines. There aren’t enough spaces in the writing world where one-good-thing is thought about. In Piece Meal we look at a single story, a poem or two, or some other piece of writing/media and provide an attentive review. We especially like the idea of giving writers without printed books a chance to be taken seriously. Each review should be a minimum of 500 words. There is no maximum length.

POETRY IN PLAIN SIGHT
Poetry in Plain Sight is a program bringing poetry to downtown Winston-Salem. Four poems are chosen each month and displayed on posters in sixteen shop windows throughout Winston-Salem’s Arts District and downtown. Submit up to 3 poems per month for consideration. Only one poem per author per year can be selected. Poems that are overtly political or religious in nature, or poems that are not appropriate for all ages, will not be considered for this program.

PRIME NUMBER CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Prime Number seeks to publish distinctive work, regardless of theme, form, or style. Contributors will include both emerging and established writers. Quarterly online issues will feature fiction, nonfiction, poetry, book-reviews, interviews, and essays on craft. Between issues we will, from time to time, post Prime Decimals, consisting of flash fiction, flash nonfiction, and shorter poems. The annual print issue will include the editors’ selections from work that has appeared in the quarterly issues and Prime Decimals. Submit 3-5 poems, or short fiction and essays of no more than 5,000 words. From Press 53.

REDACTIONS CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Redactions: Poetry, Poetics, & Prose seeks submissions from everyone of every gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation. Submit 3-5 poems or 2,500 words or fewer for prose.

SCAPEGOAT REVIEW CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Scapegoat Review is a quarterly journal looking for work for its next issue. Poetry, flash fiction, and flash nonfiction are welcome. We strive for work that is rare and exceptional. Both established and unpublished poets welcome. Work we like—Paul Celan, Simone Meunch, Osip Mandelstam, Yusef Komunyakaa, Wilsawa Symborksa; work that captures our brain and heart.

TAHOMA LITERARY REVIEW CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Tahoma Literary Review is a new, print quarterly (with digital reader options available) that is dedicated not only to publishing the best new poetry and fiction, but also to paying our writers professional rates, promoting our contributors and helping their work find an audience. We publish a diverse selection of writers. All selections for publication come through the submission portal; we do not solicit writing from individual authors. We believe this ensures a fair and transparent selection process.

WARREN PUBLISHING SEEKS HISTORICAL FICTION
Charlotte’s Warren Publishing is always looking for talented authors and compelling and entertaining works. If you have a completed manuscript you would like us to consider for publication, please review our Submission Guidelines.

 

 

 

I am an artist and an author of southern and historical fiction and short stories.  Check out my artwork at my Art Blog–KPWms Art Studio.

Also check out my novels and short stories.  Katrina Parker Williams’ Books Available at Amazon,  Smashwords, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes).

 

North Carolina Writers’ Network–Book Readings

Book Readings by Authors at North Carolina Writers’ Network

 

July 11, 12, 25, 26, 8:00 pm
The Green Monkey, 1217 Hillsborough St., Raleigh
An evening of monologue performances from playwrights Marilynn Barner Anselmi, Richard Krawiec, and more. Matinees on 7/12 and 7/26, 3:00 pm. Tickets are $10 at door or in advance at www.brownpapertickets.com.

Saturday, July 19
Blue Ridge Books 152 S Main St, Waynesville
Tom Davis, publisher of Old Mountain Press, reads and discusses his recently published memoir, The Most Fun I Ever Had With My Clothes On: A March From Private to Colonel.  His memoir covers his experiences during the thirty-one years spent in the US Army, rising through the ranks from private to full colonel. Twenty of those years he served with US Army Special Forces (Green Berets). This book chronicles his time in three combat zones: Vietnam, Bosnia, and Iraq/Turkey. Included are his experiences commanding Special Forces Operational A Detachments which specialized in Underwater Operations, High Altitude Low Opening Parachuting, Mountaineering, and Small Atomic Demolitions Munitions as well as two Special Forces Battalions and a Joint Special Operations Task Force. Each chapter covers his duties and responsibilities at the Army Installation where he served. Some times funny. Some times sad. Always interesting. For more  information visit the website at http://www.oldmp.com/davismemoirs.

Saturday, July 19, 2:00 pm
Macon County Community Facilities Building, 1288 Georgia Rd., Franklin
Glenda Beall and others will read as part of a poetry reading series sponsored by The North Carolina Poetry Society and Ridgeline Literary Alliance. 

Thursday, July 31, 4:00-7:00 pm
Quarter Moon Books, 708 S. Anderson Blvd., Topsail Beach
Tim Swink will be signing his novel, Curing Time.

Friday, August 22, 7:00 pm
Park Road Books, 4139 Park Rd., Charlotte
Grace C. Ocasio will read from her first full-length poetry collection The Speed of Our Lives (BlazeVOX Books) at her launch party. She will also read:

  • Wednesday, August 27, 8:00 pm, Mind Gravy Poetry, Columbia, SC
  • Thursday, September 11, 7:00 pm, Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd., Chapel Hill, as part of “Flyleaf Books Second Thursday Reading Series”  

Thursday, September 18, 3:30 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Dr., Chapel Hill
2014 Piedmont Laureate Carrie Knowles will read. She will also read:

  • Monday, October 6, 7:00 pm, City Hall, 101 City Hall Plaza, Durham, “Durham City Council Meeting”
  • Tuesday, October 7, 7:00 pm, Hillsborough, “Orange County Board of Commissioners”. Contact: mshannon@orangecounty.nc.gov
  • Saturday, October 11, 10:00 am, Alamance Arts Council, 213 S. Main St., Graham, “Burlington Writers’ Club”

Saturday, October 4, 2:00 pm
Gaston County Public Library, 1555 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia
Joseph Bathanti: A Documentary: A Kevin Balling Film (2013) exploring North Carolina Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti’s work and life. Free public event appropriate for adults and high school students presented by the Gaston County Public Library in partnership with the Friends of the Gaston County Public Library. No reservations required for individuals and families. Advance reservations suggested for organized groups to ensure seating.

Saturday, October 11, 2:00 pm
Gaston County Public Library, 1555 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia
North Carolina Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti shares excerpts from his work. Free public event appropriate for adults and high school students presented by the Gaston County Public Library in partnership with the Friends of the Gaston County Public Library. No reservations required for individuals and families. Advance reservations suggested for organized groups to ensure seating.

 

 

I am an artist and an author of southern and historical fiction and short stories.  Check out more of my artwork at my Art Blog–KPWms Art Studio.

Also check out my novels and short stories.  Katrina Parker Williams’ Books Available at Amazon,  Smashwords, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes).

Mason Jar–Watercolor Pencil

Experimenting with watercolor pencils–dry technique and wet technique.

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Ball Mason Jar — Watercolor Pencil (Dry)

9 x 6 inches

 Click to purchase this painting at Daily Paintworks.

View all my artwork on my artist page at Daily Paintworks.

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Mason Jar — Watercolor Pencil (Wet)

6 x 9 inches

 Click to purchase this painting at Daily Paintworks.

View all my artwork on my artist page at Daily Paintworks.

 

 

I am an artist and an author of southern and historical fiction and short stories.  Check out more of my artwork at my Art Blog–KPWms Art Studio.

Also check out my novels and short stories.  Katrina Parker Williams’ Books Available at Amazon,  Smashwords, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes).

Watercolor Pencil and Graphite Sketches

 

I am working on a few watercolor pencil and graphite pencil sketches of works that will be developed into paintings.  Here are a few sketches that I have been working on for the last few months.

 

 

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I am an artist and an author of southern and historical fiction and short stories.  Check out more of my artwork at my Art Blog–KPWms Art Studio.

Also check out my novels and short stories.  Katrina Parker Williams’ Books Available at Amazon,  Smashwords, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes).

 

Magnolia Painting and Photos

There are two magnolia trees that tower over a graveyard in my neighborhood. Looming over the entrance to the graveyard, they act as gatekeepers to the home of those that have gone on to their heavenly homes. The trees beckon the living to come visit their lovingly departed loved ones. These magnolia trees produce such beautiful, creamy flowers that seem to glisten against the backdrop of the richly green, dense leaves. This magnolia was painted with liquid acrylics.

 

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“Magnolia”

Acrylic on Watercolor Paper

9 x 12 inches

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View all my artwork on my artist page at Daily Paintworks.

Below are some of the magnolia flowers from the two magnolia tress towering above the graveyard.  Such beautiful pics.  I tried to capture the buttery softness of the petals in my painting.  It is a challenge that I will continue to pursue.

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I am an artist and an author of southern and historical fiction and short stories.  Check out more of my artwork at my Art Blog–KPWms Art Studio.

Also check out my novels and short stories.  Katrina Parker Williams’ Books Available at Amazon,  Smashwords, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes).

Call for Submissions–North Carolina Writers’ Network


Submission details are available to current members. Click on the links below, or log in to the NCWN website at www.ncwriters.org, go to the “Members Only” tab, and select “Opportunities.”

NEW! NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS
Deadline: May 15
There are four panels of five judges each in the categories of Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People’s Literature, each including a Chairperson, chosen by the National Book Foundation. The following are eligible: full-length books of fiction and nonfiction; collections of short stories and collections of essays by one author; collected and selected poems by one author; books by authors who are living at the commencement of the eligibility year (December 1, 2013); self-published books, provided that the author/publisher also publishes titles by other authors (Note: the Foundation may request the publisher’s catalog to verify this.)

NEW! HARD TIMES WRITING CONTEST
Deadline: May 31
Award: Choice of package
Fee: $25
Write about a difficult experience in your life, how you overcame this obstacle, and how you were changed by it. Winning stories will be chosen for originality and creative writing style. Stories should be previously unpublished, and should not exceed 5,000 words (double-spaced, 12 point font). Sponsored by The Writers’ Workshop.

NEW! URBAN WALKING NARRATIVES
Deadline: June 12
StepAway Magazine is holding its 13th call for submissions. Our magazine is hungry for literature that evokes the sensory experience of walking in specific neighborhoods, districts, or zones within a city. We accept poetry and prose under 1,000 words. This is flânerie for the twenty-first century.

NEW! NELSON MANDELA POETRY ANTHOLOGY CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Songs for a Passbook Torch, edited by Truth Thomas and Melanie Henderson, will celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela in poetry. Submit up to five previously unpublished poems. All work submitted should have some relationship to Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela, the Mandela family, and/or the fight for racial justice in South Africa. Payment will be in the form of one contributor’s copy.

NEW! SCAPEGOAT REVIEW CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Scapegoat Review is a quarterly journal looking for work for its next issue. Poetry, flash fiction, and flash nonfiction are welcome. We strive for work that is rare and exceptional. Both established and unpublished poets welcome. Work we like—Paul Celan, Simone Meunch, Osip Mandelstam, Yusef Komunyakaa, Wilsawa Symborksa; work that captures our brain and heart.

JACAR PRESS FULL-LENGTH AND CHAPBOOK POETRY CONTESTS
Deadline: May 15
Fee: $15 (full-length) / $10 (chapbook)
Full-Length and chapbook poetry contests now open. Full length manuscripts must be 45–80 pages of poems,not including table of contents, acknowledgments page, biography, etc. Chapbook manuscripts must be between 25-32 pages of poems, not including table of contents, an acknowledgment page, and a page for your biography. Winning manuscripts will receive publication and a contract that pays royalties.

MASON’S ROAD CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: May 15
As a literary journal with an educational twist, Mason’s Road aims to focus each issue on a particular element of the writing craft. We are looking for creative and unique interpretations of our theme: TRUTH. We have a blind submissions policy and accept work in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, drama (stage or screen), art, and craft essays from both emerging and established writers and artists.

NORTH CAROLINA AWARD
Deadline: May 15
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 North Carolina Awards, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the state and awarded by the governor. Created by the General Assembly in 1961, and administered by the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, the award recognizes “notable accomplishments by North Carolina citizens” in the fields of literature, science, fine arts, and public service. Award nominations may be submitted by anyone and must include a completed nomination form, cover letter, and the nominee’s biography or resume. Letters of support and examples of the nominee’s work will also be accepted. Past recipients in Literature include Gary Carden and John M. H. Hart, Jr.

VETERANS’ WRITING CONTEST
Deadline: May 15
Award: $1,000 / $750 / $500 and publication
The Iowa Review invites submissions to the Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans writing contest, featuring guest judge Anthony Swofford. His creative writing contest is made possible by a gift from the family of Jeff Sharlet (1942–69), a Vietnam veteran and antiwar writer and activist. It is open to U.S. military veterans and active duty personnel writing in any genre and about any subject matter.

WRITERHOUSE AND C-VILLE WEEKLY ANNUAL WRITING CONTEST
Deadline: May 15
Award: $500 and 1-yr. WriterHouse membership
Fee: $10
WriterHouse and C-VILLE Weekly invite you to submit a short work of creative nonfiction to Charlottesville’s annual writing contest. The final judge will be author Jane Alison. Creative Nonfiction: True stories with a narrative, told in a literary style. Entrants must be Virginia residents. 1,500 words maximum.

CREATIVE NONFICTION CALL FOR “THE MEMOIR ISSUE”
Deadline: May 31
Award: $1,000 / $500 and publication
Fee: $20
Creative Nonfiction is seeking new work for an upcoming issue dedicated to memoir. We’re looking for stories that are honest, accurate, informative, intimate, and—most important—true. Whether your story is revelatory or painful, hilarious or tragic, if it’s about you and your life, we want to read it. Submissions must be vivid and dramatic; they should combine a strong and compelling narrative with an informative or reflective element, and reach beyond a strictly personal experience for some universal or deeper meaning. We’re looking for well-written prose, rich with detail and a distinctive voice; all essays must tell true stories and be factually accurate. Essays must be previously unpublished and no longer than 4,000 words.

PRESSGANG PRIZE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: May 31
Award: $1,500, publication, reading
Fee: $25
Pressgang, the small press at Butler University, is looking for the following: novels, memoirs, or book-length collections of stories or essays. We comply with the CLMP contest code of ethics. Winner will be selected by Editor and editorial board, and announced in August. All other entries will be considered for standard publication.

UNICORN PRESS FIRST BOOK CONTEST
Deadline: May 31
Award: $250 and publication
Unicorn Press will accept submissions of book-length poetry manuscripts by authors who have not previously published a book of poetry. The winner will receive $250 and the winning manuscript will be published by Unicorn Press. We will announce our decision on 1 December. Please submit 56-72 pages of poetry previously uncollected in book form. (For the purpose of this contest, we consider publications with more than 32 poems printed in a run of over 1,000 copies to be previous publication in book form.) Only one poem should appear per page. Manuscripts may contain previously published poetry.

AMERICAN SHORT FICTION CONTEST
Deadline: June 1
Award: $1,000 / $500 and publication
Fee: $20
This year we are honored to have Amy Hempel as our guest judge. All entries must be single, self-contained works of fiction, between 2,000-6,500 words.

ESSAY CONTEST
Deadline: June 1
Award: $1,000
“Is Secession Legitimate?” Wielding Power is a new online magazine that’s reviving the political essay, that classic mix of rigorous argument and vigorous prose. Each issue poses a single question and offers a $1,000 reward for the best answer received. Entry is free and open to any resident of the U.S. or Canada (ex. Quebec), 18 and older. Each entry should be between 500 and 2,000 words.

PROUD TO BE: WRITING BY AMERICAN WARRIORS
Deadline: June 1
Award: $250 (each genre)
Fee: None
All Military Personnel, Veterans, and their Families: Call for Submissions and Contest for Volume 3, Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors. Poetry, Short Fiction, Essay, Photography, Interview with a Warrior. Created by the Missouri Humanities Council, the Warrior Arts Alliance, and Southeast Missouri State University Press, this series of anthologies preserves and shares military service perspectives of our soldiers and veterans of all conflicts and of their families. It is not only an outlet for artistic expression but also a document of the unique aspects of wartime in our nation’s history.

TENNESSEE MOUNTAIN WRITERS EXCALIBUR AWARD
Deadline: June 1
Award: $500 and publication
Fee: $20
Tennessee Mountain Writers announces the Excalibur Award for a first-time novelist of a full-length juvenile (for middle school level readers) or young adult novel manuscript of publishable quality. Only first-time novelists who have never published or self-published a novel are eligible.

10 MINUTE PLAY WRITING CONTEST
Deadline: June 9
Open call for scripts from residents of North and South Carolina. The play can be any genre but must incorporate into the overall theme of “Thrift Shop.” Please keep ratings of work ‘G’ or ‘PG.’  Play must be easy to stage on a small black box stage with limited sets and props. Limited to no more than four characters. Play should be no more than 10 pages, 11 with title page. Sponsored by the Old Courthouse Theatre in Concord, NC.

GUY OWEN PRIZE FOR POETRY
Deadline: June 15
Award: $1,000 and publication
Fee: $20 (includes 1-yr subscription)
Submit 3-5 poems, ten pages maximum. Sponsored by the Southern Poetry Review.

THE HAL PRIZE
Deadline: June 27
Award: $150, publication, and more (each genre)
Calling writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and photographers. Originally called The Hal Grutzmacher’s Writers’ Expose and Photography Jubilee, the Hal Prize is held in the spirit of the late Hal Grutzmacher, a professor and Door County bookstore owner, by offering commentary and encouragement to promising writers and photographers. The Hal Prize is presented by the Peninsula Pulse, an independent, locally-owned newspaper covering news, arts, and entertainment in Door County, WI, in collaboration with Write On, Door County a non-profit organization promoting writing and reading to year-round and seasonal residents in the county.

COZY-NOIR FICTION ANTHOLOGY CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: June 30
For this anthology, we’re seeking stories in the 2,500 to 7,500 word range, though if it’s knockout material, we’ll consider any length. eBook versions for every major platform will be released with POD paperback copies available through a distributor. Each author will receive royalty payments in an equal share between the other authors and the editor. Sponsored by Dark House Books.

CROOK’S CORNER BOOK PRIZE
Deadline: June 30
Award: $1,000, one glass of wine a day for a year
Fee: $45
Submissions are now being accepted for the second annual Crook’s Corner Book Prize: $1,000 for the best debut novel set in the South (author may live anywhere). Inspired by the famous literary cafés of Paris, which have long given significant literary prizes, the award also entitles the winner to a free glass of wine per day for a year at the iconic Crook’s Corner Café & Bar in Chapel Hill, NC.  Books must be published between January 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014, and may be submitted by authors or publishers. Self-published books are eligible, but works available only as e-books are not. Young adult books are not eligible.

GOLDEN QUILL AWARDS
Deadline: June 30
Award: $750 / $400 / Honorable Mentions (each category)
Fee: $15
SLO NightWriters, in association with the Cuesta College Central Coast Writers Conference, presents the 25th Annual Writing Contest, The 2014 Golden Quill Awards. This year’s theme: Deja Vu. All writers welcome in categories of Short Story/Memoir and Poetry. 1,000 word limit for prose; 40-line limit for poetry. First-place winners also will be given free entries into the conference ($140 value).

LUCILLE CLIFTON POETRY PRIZE
Deadline: June 30
Award: $250 and publication
Fee: $10
The Lucille Clifton Poetry Prize is held annually by Backbone Press to honor the prolific work of the poet great. We are now accepting submissions. Please submit no more than three unpublished poems, no more than five pages in length. Final Judge: Nikki Giovanni.

NEW WORKS OF MERIT PLAYWRITING CONTEST
Deadline: June 30
Award: $300 and reading / Q&A
New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest is accepting scripts. As writers, we have been given a precious gift. Let us use that gift to create powerful new works that not only entertain, but also educate, enlighten, and uplift humanity.

THE NEW GUARD FICTION AND POETRY CONTESTS
Deadline: July 14
Award: $1,000 (each genre) and publication
Fee: $15
Submit your original work. For fiction, submit up to 5,000 words: anything from flash to the long story. Novel excerpts are welcome if the excerpt functions as a stand-alone story. We do not publish illustrations. For poetry, three poems per entry. Up to 150 lines per poem. We accept previously unpublished work only. Contest winners and all finalists get one free copy of The New Guard, and each submission will be carefully considered for publication. Final judging is blind.

VOICES OF LINCOLN 10TH ANNUAL POETRY CONTEST
Deadline: July 26
The 10th Annual Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest officially begins in April, as part of the celebration of National Poetry Month, with five new categories: “Once Upon A Time,” “Ten Years From Now,” “It’s A Miracle,” “A Journey Worth Taking” and “People Are Funny.” Poets may submit a maximum of three poems, no more than one in each of three of the five contest categories.

LOVE ON THE ROAD ANTHOLOGY
Deadline: July 31
Award: $200 / $100 / $50
Fee: $10
We are pleased to announce our second annual international Love on the Road Writing Contest, which will lead to the second edition of our Love on the Road anthology. Submissions should be 4,000 to 6,000 words and can be fiction or nonfiction. They must be original and cannot have been previously published.

PRESS 53 AWARD FOR POETRY
Deadline: July 31
Award: $1,000, travel expenses, launch party, and publication
Fee: $30
The Press 53 Award for Poetry is awarded annually to an outstanding, unpublished collection of poems. The winner of this contest will receive publication by Press 53 as a Tom Lombardo Poetry Selection, a $1,000 cash advance, travel expenses and lodging for a special launch party weekend in Winston-Salem, NC, attendance to the 2015 Press 53/Jacar Press Gathering of Poets, and ten copies of the book; all prizes will be awarded upon publication.

NOVEL MANUSCRIPTS BY WOMEN OF COLOR
Deadline: August 1
Shade Mountain Press seeks novel manuscripts by women of color: any topic, any style (as long as it’s literary rather than genre). Shade Mountain Press is looking for literary fiction that’s politically engaged, that challenges the status quo and gender/class/race privilege. We look for work that’s wise, raucous, joyful, angry, alive. Both realism and its various alternatives (magic realism / fabulism / slipstream / the fantastic/ dystopianism) are welcome, as long as the work is literary rather than genre fiction.

BLACK WARRIOR REVIEW ANNUAL CONTESTS
Deadlne: September 1
Award: $1,000 / $100 / Honorable Mentions and publication (each genre)
Fee: $20
This year we are honored to have Richard Siken (Poetry), Lily Hoang (Fiction/Prose), and Kiese Laymon (Nonfiction) as our guest judges. The entry fee covers one 7,000 word fiction or nonfiction submission, or one packet of up to three poems.

COUNTY LINES CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: September 15
The Franklin County Arts Council Writers Guild is issuing a call to writers of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for submissions to be considered in their 2015 issue of County Lines: A Literary Journal. They are also calling for black and white art and photography for the book interior and color art for the cover. A cash prize of $25 will be awarded to the artist whose work is chosen for the book cover. The current issue of County Lines: A Literary Journal is available for purchase at the FCAC headquarters in Leslie Martin Pottery Studio in downtown Franklinton and online from Amazon.com.

BOOK TRAILERS
Lady Banks’ Trailer Park YouTube channel seeks Book Trailers: videos about a southern book and/or author, posted within the last year, but preferably in 2014, less than four minutes long, DOES NOT say “available at Amazon” in the video or include an Amazon link in the description, and is not published by CreateSpace. The criteria is really more about being indie-bookstore friendly than anything else.

CHRISTIAN WRITERS OR PUBLISHERS
Lumberton will host a Christian Writers Conference and Book Fair on Saturday, November 8, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Any Christian, faith-based writer or publisher is invited to exhibit or submit to give a presentation.

CONCLAVE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Conclave: A Journal of Character is open for submissions for Issue 8, Autumn, 2014. We are particularly seeking HALLOWEEN photography, short stories, poetry, and short works of all creative forms. Death, candy, costumes, leaves, pumpkins, ghosts–whatever Halloween means to you. Conclave is a bi-annual print journal that focuses on character-driven writing.

ELEPHANTINE PUBLISHING
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a publishing house that offered all the resources of traditional publishing, while still allowing the creative freedom of independent publishing? Elephantine is a collaborative publisher. Their goal is to partner with authors to turn a love of writing into a successful career for years to come. They work side by side with authors through every step of the publishing process to create a unique and professional title to share with the world. Using strategic marketing, Elephantine provides their authors with industry tools and resources to build readership and grow sales. Elephantine’s aim is simple: To provide access to all stories worth telling, whether or not the words fit into a neatly labeled box. Words that resonate in your bones. Stories you’ll never forget. Become a part of the herd!

FRONT PORCH JOURNAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Front Porch, the online literary journal of Texas State University’s MFA, invites all writers to submit works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for our Summer 2014 issue. Front Porch is dedicated to publishing the most celebrated talents in contemporary writing published alongside exceptional new voices. Our editors seek out both innovative and traditional literature. In short, we’re looking for insightful and relevant writing that excels, regardless of form, theme, or style.

GERM MAGAZINE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Germ is a magazine for girls—high school and beyond—that celebrates beginnings, futures, and all the amazing and agonizing moments in-between. Germ invites members of the North Carolina Writers’ Network to submit their work to their literary department editors, Sheryl Monks and Briana Bailey. They are currently searching for short fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. They are also looking for original song recordings, short plays, short films, visual art, and stories and poems for their Lit Teen section (open to ages 12-22). All other categories are open to writers of any age.

KINFOLKS: A JOURNAL OF BLACK EXPRESSION CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Kinfolks: A Journal of Black Expression is dedicated to thinking about blackness in its infinite permutations by publishing the work of established and emerging black artists. We are interested in publishing poetry, photography, essays (personal, video, narrative, lyric, etc.), literary criticism, art criticism, reviews, extended meditations, flash fiction, and visual art that are a part of the continuing conversation about and around blackness.

OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT
Location: Raleigh
Large upstairs office available in downtown Raleigh. Could be shared. Furnished or unfurnished, your choice. Rent includes security, WiFi, all utilities and access to small kitchen and backyard garden. Perfect space to write and create. Two other writers have offices in the building. $400 per month. One-year lease required.

PIECE MEAL REVIEW SEEKS REVIEWS
Piece Meal is an internet journal that reviews single pieces of writing featured in literary magazines. There aren’t enough spaces in the writing world where one-good-thing is thought about. In Piece Meal we look at a single story, a poem or two, or some other piece of writing/media and provide an attentive review. We especially like the idea of giving writers without printed books a chance to be taken seriously. Each review should be a minimum of 500 words. There is no maximum length.

QUARTERLY WEST CALL FOR NEW MEDIA SUBMISSIONS
Quarterly West is now accepting submissions that fall within or near to the un-pin-downable category of New Media, including but not limited to video, audio, visual/collage, and interactive multimedia pieces. Excite us. Enthrall us. Make us swoon.

TAHOMA LITERARY REVIEW CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Tahoma Literary Review is a new, print quarterly (with digital reader options available) that is dedicated not only to publishing the best new poetry and fiction, but also to paying our writers professional rates, promoting our contributors and helping their work find an audience. We publish a diverse selection of writers. All selections for publication come through the submission portal; we do not solicit writing from individual authors. We believe this ensures a fair and transparent selection process.

WESTPHALIA PRESS CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS
The Policy Studies Organization (PSO) offers publishing opportunities through its imprint and book program, Westphalia Press. We are looking for original manuscript and hope to be able to assist anyone with their publication goals. Manuscripts from all disciplines are welcome for consideration. As a non-profit academic association, Westphalia Press is a growing part of the PSO’s longtime mission of accessible scholarship dissemination, and aims to provide quality  volumes at affordable prices. We believe there is much valuable scholarship out there that  deserves to be shared more widely and effectively. Westphalia Press is multidisciplinary in scope, and publishes titles on a diversity of topics including history, art, and literature, as well as politics and government.

 

 

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