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Feeling Rejected?

Feeling Rejected? by Julie Failla Earhart Receiving an e-mail or a letter saying that your work rejected does NOT mean the work is bad.  There area ton of reasons editors reject pieces. While some are valid and objective; some are merely subjective. Some examples of each are:

Coming up in September!

Summer may be coming to a close, but the literary events in Saint Louis haven’t slowed down a bit.  They just keep coming!  In fact, there doesn’t seem to be a day in September without something literary happening.  Our staff at Walrus is going to several of the events, so we can share them with…

I’m Not Superstitious

I’m Not Superstitious by David Carkeet I’m not superstitious about writing.  Not at all.  So naturally: I don’t believe in such a thing as a “lucky pen.” I don’t believe that if a so-called “lucky pen” breaks—right in half, for no good reason at all!—you can prolong its blessing by storing its parts in the…

The 2011 Nilsen Literary Prize for a First Novel

The Nilsen Literary Prize for the Novel was created to identify and publish fiction novels of high literary quality by authors who have not previously published a full-length novel, novella, or collection of closely linked short stories. Submission is open to unpublished novelists who are U.S. residents writing in English. The Prize includes a $1,000…

Ruskin Art Club Poetry Award

Ruskin Art Club Poetry Award For publication in the Los Angeles Review $1000 Award Deadline: September 30, 2011 Final Judge: Elena Karina Byrne Established in 2003, the Ruskin Art Club Poetry Award is for an unpublished poem. Awarded poem is selected through an annual submission process which is open to all poets. This year’s final…

2011 Newport Review Flash Fiction Contest

2011 Newport Review Flash Fiction Contest Now Accepting Entries! $500 in Prizes All Stories Considered for Publication Guest Judge: Meg Pokrass, author of Damn Sure Right (Press 53, 2011) Contest Guidelines: Format: Original, unpublished flash fiction stories, including prose poetry and experimental forms. Deadline: Opens June 1, 2011, at midnight; Closes October 1, 2011, at…

From the Publisher’s Desk

How many times have you thought to yourself, “I can write a book?” You sit down one day and these words spill from your fingers onto the keyboard and up on your screen or, for you “old school” folks out there, the words spill from your pen onto a piece of paper. You see the…

Lisa Ebert’s Tips for Writing

by Lisa Ebert 1.  Hang on to every scrap of paper that you write on, a la Emily Dickenson.  If you don’t put your ideas down — be it on paper, a napkin, or the back of a menu — they will be lost, like the fragments of an elusive dream.  If you can’t transcribe…

Memoirs Ink Annual Creative Nonfiction Writing Contest

Memoirs Ink Annual Creative Nonfiction Writing Contest Entry fee: $15. Deadline: August 15, 2011 (late deadline of August 31 requires extra $5 fee). Info: www.memoirsink.com/writingcontestguidelines/ For personal essays, memoirs, or stories that are based on autobiographical experiences. The narrative must be in first person, other than that, the contest is open to any type, genre…