Dear Fellow Writers and Artists,
I am so excited to have the opportunity to introduce myself to you! I have a Bachelor of Art in Photography from the University of Delaware, and I am a current graduate student in the MFA Creative Writing Program at Lesley University (fiction). I am a member of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP), the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBI), and the Maryland Writer’s Association. I am thrilled to have this opportunity to serve as editor for Pen in Hand.
The mission of the Maryland Writer’s Association (MWA) is to provide support for emerging and established writers in all genres and disciplines. With that focus, Pen in Hand will be morphing, transitioning from a newsletter to a premiere literary and art journal devoted to the craft, art, and business of writing. The primary purpose of Pen in Hand is to provide members and contest winners of the MWA a publishing platform. Artists who are members of the MWA are also welcome to submit black and white photographs to showcase their visual work. Pen in Hand will be published quarterly, and to maximize opportunities for publishing, there may even be special runs and mini-publications sprinkled throughout the year!
The Deadline for Submission is firm, as follows:
Time: 11:59 p.m.
November 15: January Edition
February 15: April Edition
April 15: July Edition
July 15: October Edition
Pen in Hand will issue its revised edition in the form a mini-publication in January!
Submission for January 2016 Mini -Edition:
Call for Flash Fiction, Micro-Poetry, and Postcard Art
Theme: New Year’s Resolutions
Submission Deadline: December 15, 2015
Fiction/Non-Fiction: 500-700 words
Poetry: 25-150 Words, Prose
Art: 3×5 Black and White Photography
Please read the Pen in Hand Submission Guidelines before submitting!
I look forward to reading your work and viewing your photographs. I wish you and your families a very safe and Happy Holidays!
Don’t forget that 2015 -2016 MWA Literary Contest is OPEN! The Contest is open to members and non-members, both in Maryland and out-of-state. Visit the MWA website for contest rules and guidelines.
The MWA Literary CONTEST DEADLINE: February 1, 2016