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Deadlines & Upcoming Events


Covid-19 may be rampant, but that hasn't stopped people from writing or attending virtual writing events. The list that follows displays lots of opportunities to enjoy your craft.


Approaching Deadlines

  • October 22, 2020: HerStry publishes and runs monthly nonfiction contests in which women only may participate. This month's theme? Pregnancy Loss Stories. "Share your story with us," the magazine writes, "and we will share it on HerStry in hopes that it helps other women who might be going through something similar." Find submission guidelines here.

  • November 1, 2020: The First Line Literary Journal is accepting submissions to its winter issue. The magazine gives you the first line of your story, which you must then finish. What's the first line for the story you may create for the winter issue? Loud music filled the room, making it hard to hear anything else. Now the rest is up to you. Submission guidelines are located here.

  • February 1, 2021 is the deadline to submit to the annual contests that the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets hosts: the Student Contest and the Chapbook Contest. In addition, November 1-February 1 is the submission period for WFOP's Wisconsin Poets' Calendar (for 2022) and its MUSE Prize. For more details and submission guidelines about WFOP's annual contests, follow their links here.

Classes & Events


  • Oct. 11-18, CDT: 2020 Fox Cities Book Festival. An all virtual event this year. See the schedule here.

  • Saturday, Oct. 17th, beginning with poet Leota Ester at 2:00 p.m.: The Fox Cities Book Festival is hosting an "Afternoon of Poetry." The full schedule for an "Afternoon of Poetry" follows:

Saturday, October 17 An Afternoon of Poetry

2:00 pm Leota Ester (Crossing: A Caregiver's Journey)

2:45 pm Matthew Graham (The Geography of Home)

3:30 pm Abaymoi Animashaun (Sailing for Ithaca)

4:15 pm Cathryn Cofell (Stick Figure with Skirt)

5:00 pm Ruth Awad (Set to Music a Wildfire)


Join the festivities by clicking this link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yyiPrSTWRm6LFp08Y10jeA.


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