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The Heart-Work: Writing About Trauma as a Subversive Act

by Melissa Febos

Special Section

Posted 12.14.16

Melissa Febos

Writing about trauma is sometimes called narcissistic or “navel-gazing”—particularly for women writers. An essayist and memoirist confronts this stigma, and calls on writers to explore their personal traumas and truths—a practice that can lead to stronger writing.

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Women Authors on the Election, Volunteer Opportunities for Writers, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 11.14.16

The importance of public libraries; director Pablo Larrain on his Pablo Neruda biopic; poet Lynn Melnick on activism and writing; and other news.

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World Literature Today Devotes Issue to Women, New Joan Didion Book, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 11.10.16

Books to help understand Trump’s win; illustrations of bookstores around the world; contemporary Thai literature in translation; and other news. 

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Poet Donald Hall on Solitude, Zadie Smith’s New Novel, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.18.16

On posthumous poetry collections; two new books address attention in the digital world; Swedish Academy unable to reach Bob Dylan; and other news.

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Art and Change Grants

Art and Change Grants

Project grants of up to $2,500 each are given twice yearly by the Leeway Foundation to women and transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, or otherwise gender-nonconforming poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the Delaware Valley region to fund art for social change projects. Writers living in Bucks, Camden, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia counties who are at least 18 years old and who are not full-time students in a degree-granting arts program are eligible. Applicants must identify a person, organization, or business as a partner for the project. Submit an application, including a project description, proposed budget, and relevant experience, by March 1. There is no entry fee. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Genres Published: 
Poetry
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Genres Published: 
Creative Nonfiction
Reading Period: 
Oct 1 - Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Issues per Year: 
2
Issue Price: 
$10
Subscription: 
$23 for one volume (3 Issues), $39 for 2 volumes (individuals)--library/inst. $29--add $13 per volume for foreign subs.
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Editorial Focus: 

CALYX Journal publishes fine art & literature, art, and book reviews by developing and emerging women authors and artists. CALYX is committed to publishing authors from diverse backgrounds. CALYX Journal is known for discovering many now well-known authors first or early in their careers.

Tips From the Editor: 

Be familiar with the publication.

Contact Information
Rebecca Olson, Senior Editor
P.O. Box B
Corvallis,
Oregon
97339

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Last updated: December 9, 2013

Doris Bakwin Award

Doris Bakwin Award

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Carolina Wren Press is given biennially for a short story collection, a novel, or a memoir by a woman. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of at least 50,000 words with a $20 entry fee by June 15. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

First Book Award

First Book Award

A prize of $1,500, publication by Kore Press, and 20 author copies is given annually for a debut poetry collection by a female-identified poet. Poets who have not published a full-length collection or a chapbook in an edition of more than 400 copies are eligible. Robin Coste Lewis will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 48 to 90 pages with a $28 entry fee by April 30. Some entry fee scholarships are available. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

International Women’s Writing Guild Spring Big Apple Conference

Posted 1.29.10

Type: 
Conference
Location: 
New York, NY
Event Date: 
January 1, 2099

The Spring Big Apple conference, sponsored by the International Women’s Writing Guild (IWWG), was held from April 12 to April 13 at the Scandinavia House in New York City. Open to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers, the conference offered a Saturday writing workshop, as well as panel discussions with authors and opportunities to meet with agents on Sunday. Visit the website for more information.

Contact Information: 

International Women’s Writing Guild Conferences, 317 Madison Avenue, Suite 1704, New York, NY 10017.

Kentucky Women Writers Conference

Posted 2.12.10

Type: 
Conference
Location: 
Lexington, KY
Event Date: 
January 1, 2099
Application Deadline: 
08/12/2016

The 38th annual Kentucky Women Writers Conference was held on September 16 and September 17 at the Carnegie Center in Lexington. The conference featured workshops and craft talks in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The faculty included poets Natalie Diaz, Lisa Russ Spaar, and Bianca Spriggs; fiction writers Danielle Dutton, Dana Spiotta, and Crystal Wilkinson; and nonfiction writer Mary Karr. Tuition, which included conference registration and a workshop, was $200. General registration was $125; the cost for students was $30. Fifteen-minute manuscript consultations with literary agents were available for an additional $45. The application deadline was August 12. Workshop space was limited; registration was first come, first served. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for more information.

Contact Information: 

Kentucky Women Writers Conference, University of Kentucky, 232 East Maxwell Street, Lexington, KY 40506. (859) 257-2874. Julie Wrinn, Director.

Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize

Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Persea Books is given annually for a first poetry collection by a woman who is a U.S. citizen or resident. The winner also receives a six-week, all-expenses-paid residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in Umbria, Italy. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of at least 40 pages with a $30 entry fee by October 31. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

New Women's Voices Chapbook Competition

New Women's Voices Chapbook Competition

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Finishing Line Press is given annually for a poetry chapbook written by a woman who has not yet published a full-length collection. Leah Maines will judge. Submit a manuscript of up to 30 pages with a $16 entry fee by April 15 (April 16 for online submissions). All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Oregon Literary Fellowships

Oregon Literary Fellowships
Fellowships of $3,000 each are given annually to Oregon writers to initiate, develop, or complete literary projects in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. One Women Writers Fellowship and one Writer of Color Fellowship of $3,000 each are also given annually. Submit three copies of up to 15 pages of poetry or 25 pages of prose with the required entry form by June 24. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Poetry Prize

Poetry Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Perugia Press is given annually for a first or second poetry collection by a woman. Submit a manuscript of 45 to 85 pages with a $26 entry fee by November 15. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Transformation Awards

Transformation Awards
Awards of $15,000 each are given annually to women and transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, or otherwise gender-nonconforming poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the Philadelphia area who have been creating art for social change for five or more years. Writers who have lived for at least two years in Bucks, Camden, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia counties, who are at least 18 years of age, and who are not full-time students in a degree-granting arts program are eligible. Writers may submit an application by May 15. A panel of community-based artists will review applications and invite selected poets and writers to submit work for the second stage of the application process. There is no entry fee. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for the required application and complete guidelines.