Editor’s Selection in the 2015 Frost Place Chapbook Competition.

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Welcome to the Bull Pen where each week we gather the latest and greatest news about the literary citizens of Bull City! –Noah Stetzer

Tiana Clark

Tiana Clark

Tiana Clark, the 2016 Frost Place Chapbook Competition winner with Equilibrium (due out summer 2016), has two poems featured in Tinderbox Poetry Journal.

Chloe Honum, the editors selection from the 2016 Frost Place Chapbook Competition with Then Winter (to be released in early 2017) has work archived at From the Fishouse: an audio archive of emerging poets.

Jeff Oaks, longtime participant in The Grind Daily Writing Series, has a nonfiction essay, “Alphabet for the First Year,” included in Issue 59 of Creative Nonfiction.

Phillip B. Williams

Phillip B. Williams

Phillip B. Williams’, contributor to INCH #17, new book Thief in the Interior (Alice James Books) is reviewed at Post No Ills Magazine.

Kerrin McCadden, participant in The Grind Daily Writing Series, will take part in the 2016 Bookstock Literary Festival, July 29 – 31 in Woodstock, Vermont.

Jenny Johnson, participant in The Grind Daily Writing Series, featured in Poem-a-Day with her poem, “In the Dream.”

Elisa Gabbert, contributor to INCH #16, has work featured at Public Pool: One Space for All Poets.

Ellen McGrath Smith, participant in The Grind Daily Writing Series, is interviewed at [in brackets]: The Literary Podcast of Hot Metal Bridge.

Nimrod Int'l

Arisa White, contributor to Another & Another: An Anthology from the Grind Daily Writing Series celebrating the first two years of the Grind; along with participants in the Grind Daily Writing Series: Liz Ahl, Jeff Oaks, & Noah Stetzer are included among the many talented contributors to the 2016 Spring/Summer issue of Nimrod International Journal of Prose and Poetry–Mirrors & Prisms: Writers of Marginalized Orientations & Gender Identities.

Anders Carlson-Wee

Anders Carlson-Wee

Anders Carlson-Wee, selected by Jennifer Grotz as the 2015 Frost Place Chapbook Competition winner with his book, Dynamite, was featured at Poetry Daily.

SUBMIT: The Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize honors the late Stanley Kunitz’s dedication to mentoring poets. The winning poem will appear on the feature page of the September/October issue of The American Poetry Review, and the poet will receive a prize of $1,000. (Poets must be under 40 years of age.) Deadline May 15.

SUBMIT: The James Laughlin Award is given to honor a second full-length book of original poetry, in English, by a living poet, forthcoming in the next calendar year. Deadline May 16.

SUBMIT: The Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest is open to writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry who have yet to publish or self-publish a book. The winner in each genre will be awarded $1,000. Deadline May 15.

APPLY: The Vermont Studio Center is the largest international residency program in the US, hosting more than 50 visual artists and writers each month from across the country and around the world. VSC holds three annual fellowship deadlines: February 15th, June 15th, and October 1st.