Opportunities and Announcements: Week of October 19, 2015

Zoey Armstrong, Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop 2015 poetry editor

Zoey Armstrong, The Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop 2015 poetry editor, hosts a reading of Best Of poets at The Darkroom Gallery in Essex Junction.

Today opens our call for editors for The Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop 2016. We’re looking for 3 editors across 3 genres: fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to play an important role in the production of a publication that represents the best writing produced by Vermont writers.

If you’re interested, please read more about the responsibilities of a Best of editor and submit your application > 


Book review opportunity

Interested in doing a book review? BWW member Heidi Passalacqua is seeking a local writer to review her book, Here’s to Making it Count, the true accounting of the author’s journey through grief and loss to a place of healing and faith. The reviewer will receive a free copy of the book and will have the opportunity to pitch the review to local or national publications. If interested, please contact us >

Publishing and contest opportunities

There are 3 big deadlines for BWW opportunities coming up:

  1. As noted above, submit your application to be an editor for The Best of the BWW 2016 by November 6, 2015. Apply now >
  2. Send us your best work for The Best of the BWW 2016 through November 15, 2015. Read the full guidelines>
  3. Submit an oral storytelling proposal for “It Happened One December: Stories by the Fire, a Hotel Vermont and Burlington Writers Workshop storytelling series” by October 31, 2015. Get the full details >

BWW members are also invited to submit work for the Vermont College of Fine Arts’ inaugural issue of Synezoma, an art and writing journal. While all forms and genres of writing and visual art will be considered, the journal is especially interested in “collaborations, studies of color and synesthesia (in the oblique sense), genre-benders, and works based in processes of ekphrasis.” Deadline is October 31, 2015. Send submissions to synezoma@vcfa.edu >


Support for the BWW this month comes from Heidi Passalacqua, local Vermont author of Here’s to Making it Count. Learn more about the book >

Don’t forget to RSVP for our Silent Auction on Friday, November 13th at Hotel Vermont. More details on the event to come soon! If you’re an artist or craftsperson, or if you have a service, vacation house, dinner party, or other ideas for donations, please let us know.

Flynn Center blog

The following BWW members were published on the Flynn Center blog recently:

Matthew Goguen wrote this review of Arlo Guthrie’s October 7th performance.

Lauren J. Sanders wrote this review of Lucky Plush’s October 3rd performance.

 Congrats and thanks

Congratulations to Michelle WattersMud Season Review assistant poetry editor, on the acceptance of a poem by Allegro Poetry Magazine and two poems by Rat’s Ass Review.

Congratulations and welcome to our 2 new Mud Season Review readers: Cathy Beaudoin and Patrick Brownson.

Thank you to Eva GumprechtAnne Charles, and Ryan Kriger for their continued work in ensuring the sustainability of our Montpelier workshops.

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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