STL Scribblers Digest: April/May

Literary Events - April/May

4/1-5/13 (Saturdays excluding 4/15 and 4/29) - Women Veterans Writing Workshops, St. Louis Public Library: Central, 10:30 am- 2:30 pm. https://www.slpl.org/news/st-louis-public-library-and-missouri-humanities-council-present-4th-season-of-veterans-writing-workshops/

4/13 (Thu) - Poetry by Number (Poetry talk and workshop), St. Louis Public Library: Central, 7-8:30 pm. https://slpl.bibliocommons.com/events/search/index

4/13 (Thu) - Amina Cain Reads from Her Fiction, Washington University Hurst Lounge, Dunker Hall Room 201, 8 pm. english.artsci.wustl.edu

4/13 (Thu) - Casey Pycior The Spoils (Author Talk), Subterranean Books, 6:30 pm. store.subbooks.com

4/17 (Mon) - Amina Gautier and Charlotte Pence (River Styx Reading Series), Contemporary Art Museum, 7:30 pm. riverstyx.org

4/20 (Thu) - Margo Jefferson Reads from Her Nonfiction, Washington University Hurst Lounge, Dunker Hall Room 201, 8 pm.  english.artsci.wustl.edu

4/25 (Tue) - An Evening with Ntozake Shange, Missouri History Museum, Lee Auditorium, 7 pm. mohistory.org 

Submission Opportunities

Sixfold Short Story and Poetry Awards Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Sixfold are given quarterly for a group of poems and a short story. Using the online submission system, submit up to five poems totaling no more than 10 pages or up to 20 pages of prose with a $5 entry fee by April 23. http://www.sixfold.org Deadline: April 23, 2017. 

Glimmer Train Press Very Short Fiction Award A prize of $2,000, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 10 copies of the prize issue is given twice yearly for a very short story. Using the online submission system, submit a story of 300 to 3,000 words with a $16 entry fee by April 30. http://www.glimmertrain.com  Deadline: April 30, 2017. 

Sonora Review Annual Contests Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Sonora Review are given annually for a poem or group of poems, a short story, and an essay. Anselm Berrigan will judge in poetry, Brian Evenson will judge in fiction, and Irina Dumitrescu will judge in nonfiction. Submit four to eight pages of poetry, a short story of up to 6,000 words, or an essay of up to 5,000 words with a $15 entry fee by May 1. http://www.sonorareview.com Deadline: May 1, 2017. 

Southwest Review David Nathan Meyerson Fiction Prize A prize of $1,000 and publication in Southwest Review is given annually for a short story by a writer who has not published a full-length book of fiction. Submit a story of up to 8,000 words with a $25 entry fee by May 1.  http://www.smu.edu/southwestreview Deadline: May 1, 2017. 

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