LITERARY EVENTS – NOVEMBER/DECEMBER/JANUARY
11/17 (Thu) – Local Author Open House. Meet over 100 St. Charles-area authors, express your creativity, and win prizes! St. Charles City-County Library – Spencer Road, 6-8 pm.
11/17 (Thu) – Mitchell Jackson, The Residue Years. Washington University, Busch Hall, Room 18, 4 pm.
11/19 & 11/26 (Sat) – Come Write In! for NaNoWriMo. St. Louis Public Library – Central, 2-5 pm.
11/21 (Mon) – River Styx presents James Crews and Jacinda Townsend. Contemporary Art Museum, 7:30 pm.
11/26 (Sat) – Indies First Small Business Saturday featuring Christina Lane, Ridley Pearson, Ben Westhoff, and Ed Morris. Left Bank Books, 10 am – 10 pm. (Author appearances 1-5 pm.)
12/2 (Fri) – Maplewood Christmas Tree Walk. Festivities begin at 6 pm in Citizens National Bank Park with caroling, the grand lighting of the tree, and the arrival of Santa! The Book House will be open throughout the festivities with harp music from Tim Lilly and food and refreshments provided by The Underground Kitchen.
12/4 (Sun) – Proud to Be: Writings by American Warriors Launch. St. Louis Public Library – Central, 2-4 pm.
12/8 (Thu) – Editorial Cartoons in St. Louis Newspapers, 1876-2016, featuring editorial cartoonists and authors Tom Engelhardt and Dan Martin. St. Louis Public Library – Central, 7:15-8:30 pm.
12/17 (Sat) – Write On! Writers Group. St. Louis Public Library – Walnut Park, 2-4 pm.
12/22 (Thu) – Richard Newman, Graveyard of the Gods. Webster Groves Public Library, 7 pm.
1/5 (Thu) – Schlafly Author Meetup. Local author/publisher/presenter to share tips, methods, and feedback to aid authors in their goals, whatever those may be. St. Louis Public Library – Schlafly. 6:30-7:30 pm.
1/16 (Mon) – River Styx presents Allison Cundiff and Ted Mathys. Contemporary Art Museum, 7:30 pm.
SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITIES – NOVEMBER/DECEMBER/JANUARY
Iowa Prize in Literary Nonfiction. Publication by University of Iowa Press. Submit a collection of essays of 40,000 to 90,000 words. Meghan Daum to judge. $10 entry fee. Deadline December 10th.
Center for Fiction Christopher Doheny Award. $10,000 prize for a full-length fiction or nonfiction manuscript about serious physical illness by a writer who has personal experience with life-threatening illness. Winner also receives production and promotion with Audible. No entry fee. Deadline December 15th.
River Styx Schlafly Micro-Brew Micro-Fiction Contest. $1500 prize and publication in River Styx for a short short story. Submit up to three stories of no more than 500 words each with a $10 entry fee. Includes a copy of the prize issue. Deadline December 31st.
Boulevard Short Fiction Contest. $1500 prize and publication in Boulevard for a short story. Submit a story of up to 8000 words with a $16 entry fee. Includes a subscription. Deadline December 31st.
WOMR/WFMR Community Radio Joe Gouveia Outermost Poetry Contest. $1000 prize for a poem. Marge Piercy to judge. Submit up to five poems totaling no more than seven pages with a $15 entry fee. Deadline January 2nd.
Gemini Magazine Poetry Contest. $1000 prize and publication in Gemini Magazine for a poem. Submit up to three poems of any length with a $5 entry fee. Deadline January 3rd.
Literal Latté K. Margaret Grossman Fiction Award. $1000 prize and publication in Literal Latté. Submit a short story of up to 10,000 words with a $10 entry fee ($15 for two stories). Deadline January 15th.