Local writing contests

Most of us write for the process; to learn about ourselves and the world around us.  With that mentality in mind, the process is enough. However, a thrilling bonus is to have your writing out in the big bright world for others to experience and hopefully learn something as well. A collective process can certainly shed more light than a scattered array of island writers.  Here are some local opportunities to get your work out there so we can all commune with words.  

 Two of Cups Press: editor, Lee Anne Hornfeldt

               hosting their Inaugural chapbook contest. The reading period is from March 1- May 1                 2014. One winning manuscript announced July 1st (2014).  Details at  http://twoofcupspress.wordpress.com/chapbookcontest/

   A Narrow Fellow: editors, Molly McCormick & Mark Lee Webb

              Fall Poetry and Art Issue. Reading January 2 – April 1 (2014)  guidelines:       http://www.anarrowfellow.com/submit.html

  Gonzofest: committee head, Nick Garing 

               Literary submissions due March 20th. email NPGARING@mac.com

These are current and upcoming deadlines. I will try to keep up to date with these as they arise.

The Louisville Review takes submissions anytime


Happy writing, 


Poet and Short Fiction Mix-master Kyle Thompson 2/13!

Join me Thursday for brief Q&A and a gnarly journey via Kyle Thompson’s mad-science of language where prose and poetry clash and couple to create joy/fury/mystery! Kyle will also perform the following day, Friday 2/14 (V-DAY KIDDOS!) at the InKY reading series 7pm at The Bard’s Town restaurant and theater (1801 Bardstown Rd. Louisville, KY 40205)

As always, tune in for local literary culture Thursdays @ 1pm on www.artxfm.com


Kyle is an author of short fiction and poetry. He has published in AGNI, Seneca Review, Hotel Amerika, Antioch Review, Quarterly West, [PANK], Indiana Review and elsewhere. Kyle has also taught at UofL and previously held the Axton Fellowship position there. [click links for work by Kyle]

KY Writers Steven Michael Carr and Dean McClain 1pm today!

Steven Michael Carr works as a Staffing Coordinator and an Independent Community Facilitator in Louisville, Kentucky. He writes on the side. He is currently editing his first novel and working on too many other things at the same time. Steven received a degree in English from Bellarmine University and plans on one day obtaining an MFA in Creative Writing.

Dean McClain is a Shelbyville native and University of the Cumberlands alumnus. Dean is the author of two chapbooks of poetry “Splitsville…” and “Exit, Netherville”. Dean McClain has won awards for his poems and has also appeared on “The Viking Hillbilly” CD with Ron Whitehead.

Expect a variety of regional themes spanning genres today on Keep Louisville Literary on ARTxFM Louisville !