Other Poetry Opportunities

To submit a poetry opportunity to be posted here, please email psnhinfo@gmail.com with the following details: Name of Event, Host, Date & Time, Location, Description (topic, readers, open mic, etc.), Info about how to attend, and Contact for joining or more information (email or website)

Book Release Events


Rochester Writers Night
A monthly gathering and live reading for writers in Rochester and the surrounding community. While we don’t restrict readings to poetry, most of our members do usually read poetry.
The fourth Thursday of every month at 6:00 PM on Zoom
Our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/rochesterNHwriters/.

New England Poetry Club
NEPC is a poets’ association founded in 1915 by Amy Lowell, Robert Frost, and Conrad Aiken to foster the art of poetic expression. We run the oldest poetry reading series in the country. We offer an ongoing writing workshop open to all members. We sponsor awards and contests to encourage and recognize poetic achievement. And we look for new creative ways to foster understanding and love of poetry.


December 12, 2020: Erine Leigh
The Gift of Poetry
12:00 – 3:00 PM on Zoom: In this season of gift-giving, let us shop within for meaningful offerings. I will bring examples of inspired poems. Our discussion will be around whether and how they manage to awaken emotional responses in us. Let’s spend three hours focused on gratitude and giving. Let’s find the humble manger in our hearts, to fan forth the birth of living spirit from the dying of the light. Let’s fashion gifts from words, remembering the best things often come in the smallest packages, embers of warm wishes, perhaps love wrapped in a sonnet.  Let’s gift our friends and family with appreciation, from the trance of poetic creation. 
Cost: $50.00. If the price of the workshop presents an issue, PLEASE contact me at wheatonwriter@gmail.com.
To REGISTER:  send an email to wheatonwriter@gmail.com.  Payment for the workshops can be made to Wheaton Writing Academy through Venmo or PayPal at wheatonwriter@gmail.com , or by check to Wheaton Writing Academy, LLC.

Contests / Submissions

Peterborough Poetry Project – Postcard Poetry
Postcard Poetry anthology submission sponsored by Peterborough Poetry Project
Submission Timeline: Now through November 30th
For More Information:
Website:  peterboroughpoetryproject.org/contests 
Email: peterboroughpoetry@gmail.com 

Teen Submit-a-thon – NH State Poet Laureate Alex Peary with special guest Jodi Picoult!

Thin Air – Northern Arizona University

Hollis Summers Poetry Prize – Ohio University Press
Named for the distinguished poet who taught for many years at Ohio University and made Athens, Ohio, the subject of many of his poems, this competition invites writers to submit unpublished collections of original poems.
► Manuscripts of 60 to 95 pages should be set on standard sized paper.
► Name, address, and phone number should appear on the title page.
► If acknowledgments are included, they should appear on a separate page.
► Individual collections must be the work of a single author.
► Translations are not accepted.
► Manuscripts should be submitted in final form.
► Multiple submissions to other publishers are acceptable provided we are informed if the manuscript is accepted elsewhere.
Submission deadline: December 1, 2020
Submission fee: $30
The winning manuscript will be published by Ohio University Press and will be awarded a cash prize of $1000.
Submit online at ohiouniversitypress.submittable.com.
Submit by post with a check to Ohio University Press to:
Ohio University Press
Attn: Hollis Summers Poetry Prize
30 Park Place
Alden Library, Suite 101
Athens, OH 45701
See previous winners and get more information at https://ohioswallow.com/poetry_prize

Writing the Land
Writing the Land is a project that pairs poets with land-trust protected lands.
We are interested in expanding and sustaining the community of creatives and environmentally-minded people. We are looking for poets especially in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine, and are expanding to southern parts of New England as land trusts in those areas enroll. We welcome all poets to take part, and are especially interested in lifting up under-represented and indigenous voices.
Publishing Information: We will publish an anthology of the collected poems (with Human Error Publishing, Greenfield, MA) with a chapter for each enrolled land trust at the end of 2021, and we will publish your poems on our website in the meantime. We expect (but can’t guarantee) all poems will be included in the anthology up to 3 poems/land/poet, and we have professional editors who will work with emerging poets if needed
Submission Timeline: We are accepting poets and land trusts on a rolling basis throughout the end of 2020 and if needed into the summer 2021, matching poets with lands as they become available, so it’s important to note where you’d be willing to travel.
Please visit our website  www.writingtheland.org  for the most up-to-date information and to join the project.
Thanks so much for considering being part of this project.

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