Upcoming Opportunities – July/August 2016

Writers and readers,

We will be regularly posting about unique, meaningful, and fun opportunities for writers that we hear about. Check out a couple of truly unique opportunities for this July and August:


Donald Trump themed satirical short story writing contest

DumpTrumpSatire is soliciting for satirical or humorous short stories (1500-5000 words) that “touch in some way upon Donald Trump’s flawed bid for the presidency.”

The contest runs through August 31 and offers cash prizes for the winners:

  • First Place – Up to $3000.00 with a minimum of $500.00
  • Second Place – Up to $2000.00 with a minimum of $250.00
  • Third Place – Up to $1000.00 with a minimum of $100.00

Cash prize winners and selected honorable mentions will be published in an anthology, targeted for publication before the election.

See DumpTrumpSatire for contest rules and further details.


Baltimore locals: contribute your perspectives to a public art project for the Waverly community

Designer and artist Ebon Heath is looking for collaborators to contribute perspectives to a sculpture commissioned by the Waverly Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library to form a tapestry of local perspectives.

From Ebon Heath:

For this project I am creating a wall mounted sculpture of words made from a tapestry of local perspectives that represent the community the library serves. I am looking for collaborators so that many diverse voices can be heard and immortalized in this public art piece for years to come.
I am asking poets, writers, emcees, historians, activists, workers, local legends or lesser known heroes (from elders to teens) to share perspectives on their neighborhood. Who, where, or what is the heart and soul of your neighborhood? Who are the people, where are the places, what are the events in your life that reflects your family or friends in this area. This can be a few sentences or a few paragraphs. These words will be laser cut into metal for the sculpture. All contributors will be credited for their participation. You do not need to be a resident of Waverly to participate.

Send your submission by August 1, 2016.


Want to submit an upcoming contest, commission, or collaboration to the Baltimore Writing Hour? Send details to writinghour@gmail.com.


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