Looking for stuff to do to expand your literary chops? Consider these upcoming activities:
Brewed Awakenings. The reading window for the third volume of our Brewed Awakenings anthology series closes May 31. No reading fees, blind reads, paying market. You still have two weeks to get something ready. No pressure!
Division by Zero. The fifth annual installment of MiFiWriters’s Division by Zero anthology series accepts submissions through July 1. No reading fees, paying market. This year’s theme is Double Take.
Ekphrastic Projects. Is poetry your thing? Then prepare your art-inspired poems for a contest co-sponsored by Fountain Street Church and the Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters. Submissions welcome by June 15.
George Dila Memorial Flash Fiction Contest. Sponsored by Third Wednesday — new work welcome, due by the end of August. Plenty of time!
Writers Retreat 2017. Sponsored by MiFiWriters, this two-night event in Kalamazoo (August 11-13) features time for writing as well as one-on-one sessions with the top-notch editors at MiFiWriters. Limited slots available, $250 all-inclusive.
Writers Squared. Join Allison Joseph and Jon Tribble read their poetry and talk about their marriage, their writing, their teaching and their literary activism. No fee. May 17, 6:30 p.m., Community Room 101 at the East Grand Rapids Public Library. Sponsored by GLCL and the Michigan Humanities Council; moderated by Phillip Sterling.