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Contests, MFA Programs, Agents & Grants for Writers

Contests, MFA Programs, Agents & Grants for Writers
Wherever you live—a bustling metropolis or a sleepy suburb, a small town or a farming community, wherever—you are part of a community of artists who share a passion for the written word. But writing can still feel like a lonely pursuit, so Poets & Writers offers a number of tools, services, and programs to help you feel connected to your fellow writers. Take a few minutes to explore the site—from the Speakeasy Message Forum to the Readings & Workshops program, Poets & Writers Magazine to Poets & Writers Live—and take advantage of the inspiration, information, and advice that Poets & Writers has to offer.

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Writer’s Digest - Writing Prompts Write a scene that includes a character speaking a different language, speaking in a thick accent, or otherwise speaking in a way that is unintelligibe to the other characters. (Note: You don't necessarily need to know the language the character is speaking—be creative with it!) Describe a character's reaction to something without explaining what it is. See if your fellow prompt responders can guess what it is. Write a story or a scene about one character playing a prank on another.

edittorrent: Marks of the amateur By popular demand-- This is something I'd never really contemplated before becoming an editor, but every editor I've spoken to since knew immediately what I meant. That is, "What tips you off about a submission that this isn't an experienced writer? What are the marks of the amateur?" Now I don't mean to be insulting here. Publishers: Submit a Proposal How to Submit a Proposal | Sample Cover Letter | Sample Proposal Stenhouse is always on the lookout for good authors and books. Our publishing ranges across the curriculum, from reading, writing, and visual literacy to math, science, and social studies. We also publish books on professional development and administration, and on important issues in teaching and learning. We welcome submissions from experienced and new authors, and we like to think you'll write "with" us, not "for" us. The information below is designed to encourage you and help you proceed.

Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides Blog Are you passionate about writing poetry? Check out Robert Lee Brewer’s blog, Poetic Asides. You’ll find poetry prompts, solid tips on writing poetry, interviews with poets, and blog posts highlighting poetic forms like chant, haibun or nonet poems, rispetto, and prose poetry. Sit back, relax, and learn more about the craft of poetry! 2014 April PAD Challenge: Day 12

40 Photo-Illustrated Questions to Refocus Your Mind Asking the right questions is the answer… It’s not the answers you get from others that will help you, but the questions you ask of yourself. Here are 40 thought-provoking questions to help you refresh and refocus your thinking: Poets in Performance Over the years, Bill Moyers has welcomed some of America’s best poets to share their works and inspiration. Many of those writers have performed at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, which Bill and his colleagues covered for television specials including Fooling with Words (1999), The Language of Life (1995) and Sounds of Poetry (1999). Below, enjoy a showcase of such poetry from past productions and very recently from Moyers & Company, performed by the poets who dreamed them up, or by other artists who, like Bill, simply adore poetry.

Publish With Corwin Already a Corwin Author? Please prepare your manuscript according to the Corwin Author's Guide. For Permission and Copyright information and documentation, please go to our Author Permissions page. Meet our editors Information for Prospective Authors Poetry of Place Against the current tide of globalization, we posit its opposite, "localization." As Wendell Berry points out in The Unsettling of America, our culture and our literature valorize moving on, lighting out for the territory ahead of the rest, as opposed to staying in one place and knowing it well. However, our identity is tied to place: We don't know who we are unless we know where we are.

Outstanding reference! Inspirational, entertaining, substantial! by mceupc Jun 2

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