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leaves of grassFrom the Brooklyn Poets web site:

To celebrate the bicentennial of Walt Whitman’s birth on May 31, 2019, Brooklyn Poets invites you to submit a poem to our Whitman Bicentennial Poetry Contest in response to the bard’s indelible question from “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry”: “What is it then between us?” Brooklyn Poet Laureate Tina Chang, Mark Doty and Rowan Ricardo Phillips will judge the contest, selecting three winners from three different age brackets: 13–17, 18–22, and 23+. First prize in each bracket will win $250; second prize $100; third prize $50. Entering the contest is free. Please submit one previously unpublished poem only. The winners and judges will read at our bicentennial celebration on May 31 and have their poems published in a commemorative chapbook.


Read Whitman’s “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” here:

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announcement-smallThe new year brings with it new opportunities for writing, publishing, and networking. Here are a few that have shown up in the ECWG in-box:

Call for personal essays
Word limit: 750
Deadline: 17 Feb. 2018
Description: Kentucky and North Caroline writers are invited to contribute to a collection of essays to be printed in spring 2018. Publication will coincide with the 250th anniversary of an event in the life of Daniel Boone. Selected essays will resonate with the theme of making do/bearing up/overcoming adversity and should be about true-life experiences of the writer or someone the writer knows personally.
Cost: $6 reading fee per submission
Information: http://www.danielboonefootsteps.com/in-the-classroom

Writing conference
Date: Saturday 24 Mar. 2018
Deadline: early registration 20 Mar. 2018
Description: 7th annual conference sponsored by Women Who Write. Open to all genders and genres. Program includes workshops, publishing panel, personal writing time, book fair, and optional pitch session with a literary agent. Keynote address by George Ella Lyon.
Location: New Albany IN
Cost: $55-80 (includes breakfast, lunch, and optional pitch session)
Information: http://womenwhowrite.com

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The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville NC is seeking entries for their 27th annual Memoirs Contest. Submission deadline is November 30, 2017. For more information on entries, guidelines, and awards, visit their website:



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announcement-smallFor those of you who write in a flash, Lexington’s Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning is holding a flash fiction contest. The deadline is Monday, July 21, so you need to get a move on! The contest will be adjudicated, there is a reading fee, and monetary prizes will be awarded. Submission is via hard copy. For more details, visit http://carnegiecenterlex.org/event/writing-contest-opportunities/.


Writers who have lived in Kentucky (either past or present) or who use Kentucky as subject matter should check out Kentucky Monthly‘s 7th annual writing showcase, Penned 2014. Reprints are allowed; electronic submission is preferred. Detailed guidelines are available at http://www.kentuckymonthly.com/magazine/news-contests/literary-contest/.

(Thanks to ECWG member Chris Kelder for alerting us to these great opportunities!)

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Cosplay = costume + play

If you find yourself in Lexington and wondering what to do this Saturday, April 5, consider joining ECWG member Bob McKinley at the first annual Bluegrass Cosplay Con at the Clarion Hotel on Newtown Pike. For information on workshops, vendors, contests, special guests, and more, visit http://bluegrasscosplaycon.com/.


Calling all Y/A  fiction writers!

Writer’s Digest is sponsoring a free, agent-judged contest for book-length young adult fiction. What could you win? Exposure to an agent and a critique of your work! Visit http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/15th-free-dear-lucky-agent-contest-young-adult-fiction for details. But hurry: the deadline is April 9. (And thanks to ECWG member Robin Baskette for the tip!)


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announcement-smallKY Story is seeking stories for upcoming anthologies in a number of categories, including urban fantasy, humor, military, Christmas, and addiction. For details visit http://kystory.wordpress.com/submissions/.

Narrative Magazine’s open reading period takes place during the first two weeks of April. For more information, visit https://www.narrativemagazine.com/submission-guidelines.

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Chamberton Publishing has two upcoming anthologies I thought might interest some of you.

The deadline for the Science Fiction/Fantasy is August 1.

The deadline for the YA is September 1.

They pay $50-$100 depending on length.

Here’s the link —


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Kentucky Monthly magazine is soliciting queries from new writers. As the listing notes, Kentucky Monthly‘s focus is on Kentucky and Kentuckians. If you don’t already read the magazine and are interested in querying, pick up some back issues at the library to familiarize yourself with their style and typical subject matter.

The following listing was picked up from the June 28, 2012 edition of Writers Weekly:

  • Kentucky Monthly, P.O. Box 559, Frankfort, KY 40602-0559. P(502)227-0053. F(502)227-0059. Email: steve-at-kentuckymonthly.com. Website: http://www.kentuckymonthly.com. Kim Butterweck, Executive Editor. “About Kentucky and Kentuckians. Our focus is clear and we are only interested in stories that fit in that niche.” 40% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 42K. Monthly. Pays on the 15th of the month following publication. Publishes ms 3 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds within two weeks. Sample copy available online. Subscription $20.00.
    CURRENT NEEDS: Queries. “For specific projects we pay a flat fee, but our general guideline is roughly $0.15/word for 800-1600 words.”
    PHOTOS/ART: $75 per assignment ($35 for each additional photo used.”
    HINTS: “Writers should be familiar with the magazine and the types of stories we feature. We do not expect anyone to know everything we have done, but at least know the types of features we’re going to possibly use.”

Kentucky Monthly is also accepting submissions through August 3, 2012, for their annual literary showcase of Kentucky writers. For more information, visit their web site: http://kentuckymonthly.com/submit-a/literary-submissions/.

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Battlespace: Military Science Fiction Anthology


Short stories up to 5,000 words and flash fiction up to 500 words are being accepted for Battlespace an anthology of military science fiction.

Deadline: March 20, 2012.

The book is being published by The Science Fiction Show, a weekly podcast about all things science fiction. Proceeds will benefit Warrior Cry, a music therapy project for wounded veterans.

Short stories accepted for publication will receive $20. Accepted flash fiction pieces received will receive $5.

This is not a children’s anthology, so submissions should be for young adult readers and above.

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Kentucky Her Story 2012

Now accepting submissions for a collection of short stories about Kentucky women. A new e-zine journal will be published summer 2012. Authors can be any gender. Stories should be 2,000 – 10,000 words. No exceptions on length, no poetry.

Send one paragraph bio, photo, one sentence describing your story, and your story to parker (dot) owens (at) gmail (dot) com. Digital files only. No payment, no fees. Deadline June 15, 2012. Acceptance notice by August 1, 2012

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