Opportunities and Announcements: Week of August 10

Get involved in your writing community!We have several opportunities for BWW members to get involved this week in ways both big and small. You can help us pick our poet for study in our September Poetry Workshop series, volunteer for a shift to help keep the BWW space at 22 Church Street open, join the staff of Mud Season Review, or submit your work to be considered for the BWW’s “Writers-in-the-Round” panel at this year’s Burlington Book Festival.


Reading, publishing, and contest opportunities

Read your work at the Burlington Book Festival. We are now accepting submissions for a BWW member to be featured in our “Writers-in-the-Round” panel during the Burlington Book Festival. The event will be held at Hotel Vermont on Saturday, September 26, 2015. The BWW will be hosting a panel of literary editors at 6:30 pm with a “Writers-in-the-Round” panel to follow, at 8 pm. We have reserved one spot on this second panel for a BWW member. You would be joining Tony Whedon, Carolyn Kuebler, Askold Melnyczuk, Chris LaMay-West, and Karin Gottshall.

We are looking for someone who could read up to 10 minutes of work (interspersed with others reading) from single-paged poems or fiction or nonfiction pieces. If you have at least 20 pieces you could potentially read from, please submit 3 samples (with no identifying information on the pieces). Deadline is August 21, 2015. Submit now >

Join the staff of Mud Season ReviewMud Season Review is looking for an additional, dedicated nonfiction reader who has a longterm interest in moving up to an active assistant editorial role (working with the editor on edits and feedback requests). Readers vet submissions, reading on average 3 pieces a week and passing up promising work to assistant editors. Please email editor@mudseasonreview.com if you’re interested in learning more.

Workshop opportunities

Pick our poet to study this September. We’re mixing things up a bit for the Monday Workshop this month. Staring on September 14, we’ll be holding a 3-week study of a celebrated poet, culminating in a workshop of members’ poetry written during the workshop series. And we’d like your help in choosing the poet! Choices are: Anne Carson, Robert Frost, or Rainer Maria Rilke. We’ll post the results next week. Please take a moment to vote for your pick now >

Don’t forget that our September Workshop Schedule is now posted for lots of great opportunities to have your work reviewed in Burlington, Middlebury, and Montpelier. Check out the schedule >

Volunteer opportunities

Help keep the BWW space open! This is a great way to get involved while also getting some dedicated time to write in a quiet space. If you’re interested in volunteering for a morning or afternoon shift at our 22 Church Street space, please contact us >


If you’ve recently been published or achieved a new success in your writing career, please let us know so we can share the news with the BWW community.

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