Archive for April, 2012

Accents Poetry Chapbook Contest

April 25, 2012
2012 Poetry Chapbook Contest

(Click here to download the submission form)

Accents Publishing is happy to announce its 2012 Poetry Book Contest. Two winners will be selected – one by an independent judge, Lynnell Edwards, and one by the Senior Editor and founder of Accents Publishing, Katerina Stoykova-Klemer. Each winner will have his/her submission published and will receive a $250 cash prize and 25 perfect-bound copies. All contest entries will be considered for regular publication with Accents Publishing, as well.

The entry fee is $10.00. Multiple submissions are allowed, as long as each one is accompanied by a separate entry fee and submission form. Winning books may be pre-ordered at the time of submission for $5.00 each.

A complete submission should include the following:

  • A completed submission form
  • Your manuscript, including:
    • An acknowledgement page, if necessary
    • Two title pages — one with name and contact information, one without
  • Your biography or CV
  • A check or a confirmation of payment via Paypal (see below) covering the $10 entry fee, plus any optional book pre-orders

Please do not include a SASE, as notification will be made by email only.

We will accept submissions until June 30th. Winners will be announced in July. The contest is open to any poet writing in English. Employees of Accents or family members of judges are ineligible to participate. Simultaneous submissions will be accepted, but please notify us immediately if your manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere.

Manuscripts should conform to the following guidelines:

  • 20 to 30 pages of poetry
  • Table of contents
  • Single spaced
  • Numbered pages
  • 11 pt font minimum

Your name should not appear anywhere within the manuscript. Please do not send the only copy of your work, as manuscripts will be recycled.

Entries should be mailed to:

Accents Publishing
Attn: Katerina Stoykova-Klemer
P.O. Box 910456
Lexington, KY 40591-0456

More information about Accents Publishing is available at

Wilkes Information Sessions

April 18, 2012

Learn more about graduate studies at Wilkes

Have you considered a Creative Writing MA/MFA from Wilkes University? Join us for an upcoming Information Session to learn more about how Wilkes can help you meet your creative goals.

Incoming and prospective students can meet faculty members and learn about individual programs of study, financial aid and student services. All sessions are from 6 to 8 p.m.

Future dates include:

Monday, April 23, 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012

All Wilkes-Barre information sessions are held in the Ballroom in the Henry Student Center, 2nd Floor, 84 West South St. Light refreshments will be served.

Registration begins at 6 p.m. or click here to register online. 

For more information or to pre-register, call (570) 408-4235 or (800) WILKES-U Ext. 4235.

Click here for directions to campus.

Pocono Location

We are also pleased to announce we will have monthly information sessions at the Pocono location, located at the Shoppes at Crossroad on 611 in Bartonsville (next to Giant Food Store). We invite prospective students to come by the site and learn about the programs offered in the Poconos. All sessions are from 6 to 8 p.m.

Future dates include:

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

All Pocono information sessions are held at the Bartonsville location. Light refreshments will be served.

Registration begins at 6 p.m. or click here to register online.

For more information or to pre-register, call (570) 408-7000 or (800) WILKES-U Ext. 7000.

Massachusetts Poetry Festival

April 11, 2012

April 20th – April 23rd

Get out your calendars! If you’re looking for a great getaway filled with poetry workshops and readings, you’ll want to check out the Massachusetts Poetry Festival.

This three-day event will bring 1,500 poets and poetry lovers to Salem, showcase a variety of extraordinary local and regional poets, and engage the public through poetry readings, interactive workshops, panel discussions, music, film and visual arts, and performances geared toward a diverse statewide audience.

For more info and registration details, visit

River Teeth Nonfiction Conference

April 4, 2012

The Inaugural River Teeth Nonfiction Conference

May 18-20, 2012

Are you looking for an intensive weekend to focus on your nonfiction? Join River Teeth in Ashland, Ohio for two full days of manuscript consultations, seminars, readings and community, all focused on the craft of nonfiction.  The conference will focus on literary journalism, essay, and memoir.

Featured Guests include Robert Atwan, the Series Editor of The Best American Essays, and Hope Edelman, author of five nonfiction books including the bestsellers Motherless Daughters and The Possibility of Everything, which was recently optioned for film.

Registration Info

Your conference registration fee includes a one-hour individual manuscript consultation, admission into all panels, seminars, social events, book signings, and open-mics, breakfast Saturday and Sunday mornings, and a complimentary one-year subscription to River Teeth.

Students currently enrolled in creative writing programs are eligible for a $50 discount.

For more info, visit

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