CRWROPPS Post: Waterston Desert Writing Prize

Pyle also will join other panelists for "A Desert Conversation" at June Award Event Renowned author, lepidopterist, teacher and environmental humanitarian Robert Michael Pyle will be the guest judge for the 2020 Waterston Desert Writing Prize. He will also join the panel for "A Desert Conversation" at the June 24 award event at the High Desert Museum. Is this email not displaying correctly?
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Robert Michael Pyle Named Guest Judge and Panelist for 2020 Prize
Pyle will join other panelists for "A Desert Conversation" at June Award Event

Bend, Ore. – Jan. 16, 2020. Renowned author, lepidopterist, teacher and environmental humanist Robert Michael Pyle will act as guest judge for submissions to the 2020 Waterston Desert Writing Prize. In addition, Pyle will b…

CRWROPPS POST: abuse anthology

Once and For Always—An Anthology of AbuseSeeking work written by survivors of domestic violence and/or verbal abuse. Survivors may be grown children, partners/spouses, ex-partners/ex-spouses, siblings, etc. For purposes of this collection, an abuser is anyone who attempts to control his or her partner.We want to read your creative non-fiction, poems, memoir, and essays as word.doc or docx— no pdfs. Maximum 20 pages for prose and three poems or six pages for poetry. Previously published work is welcome, as long as the author retains permissions and includes acknowledgement(s). Deadline April 30, 2020.Please keep in mind abuse does not begin or end in words. Sometimes silence or "the silent treatment" is used as a means of control. Not speaking can be a powerful form of verbal abuse. Because the objective of most abuse is a means of control and/or power over, the forms of abuse are many across a range that is by no means simplistic. Where does physical abuse converge wit…

CRWROPPS POST: Airlie National Prize

National Prize Full-length poetry manuscript Cash prize $1000 Plus publication
Full submission guidelines can be found at:

Airlie Press, is a nonprofit publishing collective dedicated to cultivating and sustaining fine contemporary poetry with a prioritization of BIPOC/queer/women/writers with a disability. We produce artfully designed and compelling books by Pacific Northwest poets; our mission is to offer writers in the region a shared-work publishing alternative. Founded in May 2007, Airlie Press consists of six to eight members, all active poets. Each member shares in the editorial and book production responsibilities of Airlie Press. The current board at Airlie Press represents over 20 published books, a cumulative 12 years publishing experience, multiple years of teaching creative writing.

CRWROPPS Post: scholarships to writing conference

Scholarships to the Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference, June 22-28. The scholarship application deadline is February 20. 
The Conference Fee is $695 through April 1. It includes a daily workshop limited to 12 participants, daily craft talks, publishing and editor Q&As, afternoon events, and five conference meals. MNWC offers several scholarship opportunities. Workshop Scholarships of $500 will be awarded toward the conference fee. Scholarship awards in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction are based on need and literary merit in order to lower financial barriers for writers. There is a scholarship for Minnesota residents. And we're thrilled to offer the New Poets of Native Nations Women's Scholarship. This full scholarship waives all fees and includes room and board. It is for any woman who is an enrolled member or citizen or descendant of an enrolled member of a Native Nation. We are also excited to announce the Charles W. Scrutchin Emerging Writer Schola…

CRWROPPS POST: Gyroscope Review Call for Submissions

Subject: Gyroscope Review Call for Submissions

Gyroscope Review seeks contemporary poetry for its quarterly digital/print journal. No-fee submissions accepted through Submittable; no more than 4 poems per reading period. If you write seasonal poetry, spring-themed only please. This will be our fifth anniversary issue, so consider submitting poetry based on the number 5, or consider anniversaries in general, not just marriage, but everything under the sun. Divorce, dental appointment, first ice cream, 'Gotcha Day' for a new pet, or how about the day you set yourself free from something momentous? As always, please read our guidelines.Back issues available online to see what we like in a poem. Visit for guidelines. This reading period: Jan 15, 2020 – Mar 7, 2020.

CRWROPPS Post: 2020 Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition

Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition
Postmark deadline: March 1 

The Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition, sponsored by the North Carolina Writers' Network, accepts one-poem submissions. The contest awards the winner $200 and publication in storySouth. Questions may be directed to Terry L. Kennedy, Associate Director, MFA Writing Program, at
Final judge: Nicole Stockburger, author of Nowhere Beulah (2019), winner of the Unicorn Press First Book Award.

Eligibility and Guidelines
* The competition is open to any writer who is a legal resident of North Carolina or a member of the North Carolina Writers' Network.
* The postmark deadline is March 1
* Entries can be submitted one of two ways:
* Send one printed copy through the U.S. Postal Service (see guidelines and address below), along with a check for the appropriate fee, made payable to the North Carolina Writers' Network.
* Submit an electronic copy online at, and pay by VISA or Maste…