Come to SCAD Museum of Art to hear writing professors George Williams and Jonathan Rabb read excerpts from their latest novels. After the reading, audience members will have the chance to ask the authors questions and have their books signed. Books will be available for sale on site.

In Rabb’s “Among the Living,” concentration camp survivor Yitzhak Goldah arrives in Savannah, Georgia, during the Jim Crow era to live with his only remaining relatives and grapple with his dark past. Williams’ forthcoming novel, “Zoë,” follows a 15-year-old girl as she ditches high school and accepts an elderly gentleman’s offer of a road trip.

Readings will begin promptly at 5pm. The event is free and open to the public.



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Upcoming deadlines

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Spring 2017

  • Graduate Thesis applications – Mar. 14.
  • Graduate Teaching Internship applications – Mar. 19.
  • Graduate Field Internship applications – Mar. 24.
  • Graduate Independent Study applications –  Mar. 24.

Summer 2017

  • Graduate Thesis applications – June 1.
  • Graduate Teaching Internship applications – June 11.
  • Graduate Field Internship applications – June 16.
  • Graduate Independent Study applications – June 16.

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At noon this Monday, January 16 (no class that day in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day), novelist H.S. Cross will be reading from her new novel, Wilberforce, at E.Shaver Books in Savannah. Come out, after the MLK Day Parade!

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BroadwayWorld in need of volunteer writers

The theatre site is searching to fill positions for writers, critics, and guest bloggers. Writers will work to promote local productions. Work will include show reviews, previews, interviews, and special features.

For more information and to check if positions are available in your region, visit the website.

Zócalo Public Square calls for poetry submissions

The Los Angeles-based ideas magazine is now accepting submissions for its sixth annual poetry prize. Up to three poems may be submitted. This year the U.S. poet who best evokes a connection to a place will be published online and awarded $500.

For more information about the contest, visit the website. There is no fee to enter. Deadline is Feb. 3.

The Southeast Review’s 2017 contests now open

Winners of The World’s Best Short-Short Story Fiction Prize, The Gearhart Poetry Prize, and The Narrative Nonfiction Prize will each win $1,000.

Work must not already be published. Entry costs $16.

For details for each contest, visit the website. To enter, use the Submittable page. Deadline is Mar. 15.

Calibre Essay Prize now accepting nonfiction entries

Submissions must be written in English and between 3,000 and 7,000 words. First place will be awarded $7,500.

Visit the website for complete details. To enter, use the Submittable page. Entrance fee is $15. Deadline is Mar. 15.

Eyewear Publishing accepting poetry collection entries

The London-based company has now opened the 2017 Sexton Prize for Poetry contest. The winning poetry collection will be published and distributed simultaneously in the United States and United Kingdom. Both current students and alumni are welcomed to enter for a chance to win $1,000.

The final judge will be Aimee Nezhukumatathil, poetry editor of Orion. To see the complete contest rules, visit the website. Deadline is April 2.

Australian Book Review seeks short stories

ABR is now accepting entries for the Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize. The cultural magazine will select three stories to publish in the upcoming 2017 Fiction Issue. First prize will win a collective amount of $12,500.

Entries must be written in English and between 2,000 and 5,000 words. Stories entered must not have been previously published or submitted to other contests.

Entry costs $15 for nonsubscriber students, but authors will also receive ABR Online for three months. For complete guidelines, visit the website. Online submission is encouraged using the Submittable page. Deadline is April 10.

Friends of Falun Gong seek poetry entries

The nonprofit organization is interested in advancing human rights through poetry. Submit up to two poems no more than 50 lines each.

Themes for this year’s contest include Falun Gong practitioner’s fundamental human rights, crimes against Falun Gong perpetrated by the Chinese Communist Party, and the beauty, peacefulness and good nature of Falun Gong.

For complete details, visit the website. Cash prizes will be awarded according to place and age. Deadline is April 30.

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Fishman isivy-hall-zoe-fishman-lecture the critically acclaimed author of “Inheriting Edith,” “Driving Lessons,” “Saving Ruth” and “Balancing Acts.” She will read from “Inheriting Edith,” and a Q-and-A session and book signing will follow.

Her books have been translated into Hebrew, German, Italian, Dutch and Polish and earned a myriad of awards, including an Indie Next List pick and Target’s Breakout among others.

She also worked in the New York publishing industry for 13 years at Random House and Simon & Schuster and later as an agent for two boutique literary firms.

Fishman will speak at SCAD Atlanta’s Ivy Hall on January 19th at 6:30. The event is free and open to SCAD Card holders and the public. Fishman will also serve as SCAD Atlanta’s visiting writer in the spring. For more information, contact Catherine Ramsdell at

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williams-zoe-cover-1800x2700px7This just in: Down & Out Books publishes latest novel by SCAD Writing Professor George Williams.

The day Zoë turns fifteen, she ditches high school in Chandler, Arizona, and is picked up by Skelton, an elderly man driving a step van turned laboratory. He promises to teach the girl all he knows if Zoë trusts him to take her where she is fated to go. From the the American west, through Topeka’s Zoomorphological Wonders of the World, to a movie theater in Pittsfield, Illinois where Skelton builds a miniature version of the CERN particle accelerator, the duo then heads to France, where a confederacy of the wealthiest men in the world gather in the garden of the Marquis de Sade’s castle to determine Zoë’s fate.

At turns absurd, poignant, and comic, Zoe is a phantasmagorical road trip unlike any other, where a girl lost in the moronic inferno of 21st century America gleans a way to her brightest possible future.

“George Williams… is one the most exciting and compelling writers of his generation.” -Richard Burgin, author of Don’t Think and Hide Island.

“…Williams shows a darkly comic sensibility more akin to that of the Coen brothers.” -Library Journal


George Williams is the author of the novel, Degenerate, and three collections of stories, InfernoGardens of Earthly Delight and The Valley of Happiness. His stories and essays have appeared in The Pushcart PrizeBoulevard, and The Hopkins Review, among others. He is the recipient of a Michener Fellowship and a grant from the Christopher Isherwood Foundation. He teaches at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and works as a consultant and writer for Corra Films.

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Deathmatch Short Story Contest Returns

Online readers decide the best fictional short story submitted.

In addition to $400 and getting their story published, the top ten winners will meet with an acclaimed book publisher, a literary agent and an award-winning writer who will provide expert guidance.

For complete guidelines, visit the website. Deadline is Dec. 21.

Websites seek interns and are hiring interns. Both sites seek students that have original ideas, can work independently, and have a passion for social media conversations and music reviews.

Applicants must be able to earn academic credit to qualify.

To apply, visit the site.

Columbia Journal seeks submissions for Winter Contest

Nonfiction, fiction, and poetry pieces may be submitted for a chance to win $500 and be published in Columbia Journal’s spring print edition.

For more information, visit the website.  Submit using the Submittable page. Deadline is Dec. 12.

Tethered by Letters’ seeks spring intern

Interns will receive firsthand experience working in the publishing industry by reading and proofreading stories. These internships are also eligible for academic credit and one intern each session is offered a full stipend.

Deadline is Dec. 1. For more information, visit the website.

Winter writing workshop in Costa Rica

Each week writers will focus on different themes such as characters, work, comedy, and self-publishing. Daily meals and yoga are included.

For complete details, visit the website.

University of Pittsburgh offers Fellowship in Creative Writing

The Center for African American Poetry and Poetics at the University of Pittsburgh has a new fellowship in Creative Writing at the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics. The Fellow’s primary attention will be focused on their own poetry and creative work. Eligible applicants will have a completed MFA or PhD and creative writing experience.

The two-year fellowship begins this upcoming fall. A $48,000 yearly salary and health benefits will be provided. Additionally, the fellow will teach one community workshop each year, lead seminar discussions in the Studio in African American Poetry and Poetics course, participate the interactive public forum Co-Lab, and give one public reading with a Q&A.

Applicants should send a cover letter, writing sample of up to 15 pages, and three letters of recommendation to the Submittable page. Deadline is Jan. 31.

For more information and requirement details, visit the website.

Short fiction and poetry contests seek submissions

The annual John Ciardi Prize for Poetry and the G. S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction are awarded to the best collections of poetry and short fiction in English by a living author.

Winners will receive $1,000 and Book Publication from BkMk Press.

Deadline is Jan. 15. For complete contest guidelines, visit the website.

Yiddish Book Center seeks creative writer for summer residency

Current or former students that are curious about connections between Jewishness and contemporary culture are eligible. Applicants do not have to identify as Jewish or write overtly “Jewish material.” Seminars will involve reading writers like Isaac Babel, Grace Paley, and Tobias Wolff, as well as some Yiddish poets. The residency will take place from July 16-23.

For more information and to apply, visit the website.  Application deadline is March 13.

The book center has a new, similar residency for authors of children’s books. Students that write picture books or chapter books, should visit the website for complete details. Deadline is April 24.

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TypewriterAre you a storyteller? Want to be one? Study the craft of character, plot, setting and voice with short story writer and editor Lee Griffith.

Winter | M, W | 5pm – 7:30pm | Arnold Hall 224

Register for: WRIT 705 Techniques of Fiction

Open to all Graduate Students, All Majors. No Pre-reqs.


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West Chester University Poetry Awards seek submissions

Undergraduates currently enrolled may enter unpublished, original poems for cash awards. Submissions for the Irish N. Spencer Award should feature traditional modes of meter, rhyme and received forms. The Myong Cha Son Haiku Award entries should comply with the traditional, seventeen-syllable style. For both competitions, first place winners will earn $1,500 while the runner up will receive $500.

Please submit name, address, email address, phone number, and university attended on a separate piece of paper with submission.

Submit electronically to or mail to:

WCU Poetry Awards

Poetry House

West Chester University

West Chester, PA 19383

No entrance fee is required. Deadline is March 15. For more information, visit the website.

Submit fiction stories to Breakwater Review

Breakwater Review, an online literary journal run by University of Massachusetts Boston MFA students, is seeking submissions to the Fall 2016 Breakwater Review Fiction contest. The winning story will receive a $1,000 prize and publication in the journal. The final judge will be ZZ Packer, an American short fiction writer.

Entry fee is $10. To review the full contest guidelines visit the website.

Contest seeks first chapter entries

Writer Advice’s Scintillating Starts Contest is accepting creative nonfiction, fiction, and memoir pieces. Send up to 1,000 words of the first chapter from a finished unpublished manuscript or a work in progress.

For additional details, visit the site. Questions may be sent to To submit, visit the Submittable page.

Submission fee is $15. Deadline is Dec. 1.

Online journal seeks submissions

The Santa Fe Writers Project’s online journal, The Quarterly, seeks short fiction and creative nonfiction submissions for its upcoming winter and spring issues. Entries should be approximately 3,000 words.

For more details, visit the website. To submit, visit the Submittable page.

No entrance fee is required. Deadlines are rolling.

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imagesThe Savannah Music Festival is searching for an Intern to assist with its education programs. This internship is ideally suited for anyone wishing to gain experience in any or all of the following: writing for social media, social media management, PR strategy, research and program development, the production of large-scale events, non-profit organizations, arts education.

Hours are flexible (15 hours per week) except during program event weeks. This internship is preferred to carry over through spring.

SMF is very flexible in working with interns to create projects based on your interests and educational needs. Click here for details and application.

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