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Writing in Nature: Cahokia Mounds

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Written by Jennifer Adele www.jenniferadele.com For our excursion into creative green space this month, we venture a little bit outside of the St. Louis area, to an area many native St. Louisans will visit time and time again… Cahokia Mounds. My very first trip to this impactful location happened as a child at around age…

September Writing Contests

Farmingdale State College—The Paumanok Poetry Award Glimmer Train Press—Open Fiction Literal Latte—Ames Essay Award Red Hen Poetry Award Real Simple Life Lessons Essay Contest—Creative Non-fiction Slippery Elm Poetry and Prose Awards Springfield Writer’s Guild Poetry, Fiction and Non-Fiction Awards 2013 Farmingdale State College—The Paumanok Poetry Award Entry fee: $25 Prizes: 1st place: $1500 and expenses…

August Writing Contests

International Manchester Metropolitan University—Poetry and Fiction Prizes Pavement Saw Press Transcontinental Poetry Award for First or Second Poetry Collection Domestic A Room of Her Own “To The Lighthouse” Poetry Publication Prize Gemini Magazine—Flash Fiction Award Memoir Journal—Poetry, Fiction, or Creative Nonfiction Springfield Writer’s Guild 2013 Annual Literary Awards—Prose and Poetry Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival—Poetry…

Writing in Nature: Sylvan Springs

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by Jennifer Adele www.jenniferadele.com Of all the amazing and evocative places to visit in the Midwest, let alone around the St. Louis metro area, Sylvan Springs is one of the absolute best choices, I think. Of course, I have lots of memories there, but so do many locals. Not only is this location within Jefferson…

Saturday Writers

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by Marcia Gaye, Secretary of Saturday Writers 2013 Writers Encouraging Writers. It’s a nice, catchy motto. But to a group of writers in Saint Charles County, Missouri, it’s more than a motto, it is the way they approach their craft. Saturday Writers see themselves as craftspeople with a two-fold mission: to become better writers and…

July Writing Contests

International Munster Literature Centre – Sean O’Faolain Short Story Competition Domestic A Room of Her Own Foundation – Orlando Prizes Indiana Review—“1/2 K” Prize for a poem or a work of fiction Journal of Experimental Fiction –Kenneth Patchen Award—novel Narrative—Spring Poetry Contest (note a different submission deadline than story contest) Narrative—Spring Story Contest—a short, a…

Writing in Nature: River Des Peres Greenway Trail

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by Jennifer Adele www.jenniferadele.com The River Des Peres Greenway Trail is probably the most overlooked and forgotten venue in the Greenway Trails project here in St. Louis. It is comprised of approximately four miles worth of walking trails stretched between Gravois and Morgan Ford Road along River Des Peres with two dedicated pedestrian bridges for…

June Writing Contests

  Comstock Review – The Muriel Craft Bailey Memorial Award Glimmer Train – Fiction Open Hidden River Arts – William Van Wert Fiction Award – Manuscripts for fiction and drama Hunger Mountain—Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize Parlor Press’s Poetry Prize—Fifth Annual New Measure Poetry Prize Pearl A Literary Magazine – 2013 Pearl Poetry Prize…

Writing in Nature: The Views of Clifton Heights

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by Jennifer Adele www.jenniferadele.com Even though it is a historic district with a lot of greenery to offer, Clifton Heights is often one of the most overlooked treasures in the St. Louis Metro area. It is an area of diversity, of antiquity, of new beginnings, and regal restorations. It is home to parks, playgrounds and…

May Writing Contests

Carve Magazine: Raymond Carver Short Story Contest Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Domestic Baltimore Review Summer Contest Booth 2013 Story Prize – Short story Creative Nonfiction Sustainability Essay Contest Mudfish Poetry Prize — Poetry Tiferet Journal – Poetry, short story, best essay or interview (non-fiction) International Carve Magazine: Raymond Carver Short Story Contest Entry Fee:…