WD: Ongoing Education

Free to anyone class: Modern & Contemporary American Poetry
(begins in September)

https://www.coursera.org/course/modernpoetry

Writing Tips: #1

After editing the work on screen or in print, I like to read the text aloud. Awkward sentences and errors that slipped through earlier edits show up readily when reading out loud.

- Lillie Ammann

Gulf Coast Prizes in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction

Prize: $1,500.00. Entry fee: $23.00. Deadline: 03-15-2013.
The contest awards $1,500 and publication to the winner in each genre, as well as $250 to two honorable mentions in each genre. The winners will appear in Gulf Coast. Only previously unpublished work will be considered. Fiction and nonfiction entrants may submit one piece, up to 7,000 words; poetry entrants may submit as many as five poems, up to ten pages. You may submit more than once or in more than one genre. Remember to pay the additional entry fee each time.

About: Gulf Coast is the nationally- distributed journal housed within the University of Houston’s English Department, home to one of the nation’s top ranked creative writing programs.

Tor House Prize for Poetry

Prize: $1,000.00. Entry fee: $10.00. Deadline: 03-15-2013.
The annual Tor House Prize for Poetry is a living memorial to American poet Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962). Open to well-crafted poetry in all styles, ranging from experimental work to traditional forms, including short narrative poems. Prize is $1,000 for an original, unpublished poem not to exceed three pages in length. The Prize winner will be announced by May 15.

12th Annual Slope Editions Book Prize

Prize: $1,000.00. Entry fee: $25.00. Deadline: 03-15-2013.
The winning poet will have his/her book of poems published in 2014 or 2015 by Slope Editions. She or he will receive $1000 and free copies of the book in lieu of royalties. Any American poet writing in English is eligible. Submit 40 to 90 pages. Entrants to the Annual Slope Editions Book Contest may also be considered for additional Slope Editions publications.

About: Slope Editions is part of Slope Publishing Inc., a registered non-profit literary and educational organization.