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NORTH CAROLINA WRITERS’ NETWORK: Critiquing and Editing Service: A Reintroduction

Did you know the North Carolina Writers’ Network offers an ongoing critiquing and editing service for its members? Through this program, Network writers have the opportunity to open a dialogue about their work with established writers and editors of varying backgrounds and areas of expertise.

Whether you write fiction or essays, poetry or travelogues, there is a critiquer waiting to help you and your writing take that next step.


Deadline: September 1
Award: Performance
Bismarck State College Theatre, in collaboration with the Humanities North Dakota, as part of the HumanitiesND year-long “GameChanger Ideas Festival” is pleased to announce a call for brand new ten-minute plays exploring the question: What happened to the American dream? BSC Theatre seeks brand new ten-minute plays that engage with the question of the American Dream, construed broadly. Plays may be written in any style, set in any time, and may use as many or as few characters as the author wishes.

Deadline: November 30
Award: $1,000 and readings
LSU School of Theatre and LSU College of Science invites submissions for consideration for the inaugural season of our reading series exploring the intersection of art and science. Up to three selected scripts will receive readings at LSU and a $1,000 SciArts at LSU Playwriting Prize. Plays should have a minimum run-time of 30 minutes for one-act submissions and 60 to 120ish minutes for full-length plays.

Now reading for Volume Six. Please visit us to read Volumes One through Five (due out July 1), with poems from poets the world over, from the first-published to the most acclaimed in literature. A unique voice is highly prized. Be bold, uncensored, take risks. Our hallmark is “STRONG Rx MEDICINE.” We are the home of the long poem! No restrictions as to subject matter, style, or length. Published biannually online.

NEW! SWAMP APE REVIEW (multi-genre)
Deadline: August 1
The legend of the Swamp Ape reflects Florida’s mythology and weirdness, as well as the human desire to create a narrative around the unexplainable. Swamp Ape Review explores this narrative in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, visual art, and “swamp”— works that defy form to the extent that the piece’s creator might be unsure of where it belongs. Edited by the MFA students of Florida Atlantic University, Swamp Ape encourages pieces of hybrid or non-traditional nature that subvert our expectations of what is possible.

Deadline: September 1
Fee: $3
The Florida Review and Aquifer: The Florida Review Online currently seek submissions from Latinx/Latino/Latina writers for a special fall feature. While fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry are all welcome, we are especially considering prose, no longer than 3,000 words.

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