- Lake Superior Writers presents “Rules of Engagement: Writing a Short Story from Beginning to End.” Writer Felicia Schneiderhan will teach a four-week workshop. Participants create their own “rules” for their short story, then write and complete a revised draft. Along the way they’ll study other writers and short story “rules” (including when to break them). In this virtual workshop, participants are encouraged to try something new and take some risks. Offered 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 14, 21, 28 and Feb. 4, via Zoom. Information, prices, and registration available at lakesuperiorwriters.org/events/shortstoryworkshop.
Submit writing to “Spring Thaw,” Itasca Community College’s annual literary and arts magazine. Email written work (essays, poems, short stories), photography and scanned artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org. Attach the work as a separate document without your name. Your email must include your name, contact information, and the title of the work you’re submitting. Put “Spring Thaw” in the subject line. If you would like to submit artwork that you cannot scan or photograph digitally, contact Lisa Marcis at 218-322-2439 or email@example.com. Deadline: Jan. 1.
The Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets annual chapbook contest is now open for submissions until Feb. 1. Complete information can be found at Annual Contests — Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets.
The Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets is looking for poems from students in grades 6-12 for their annual student contest. Cash awards and publication in the 2022 Wisconsin Poets’ Calendar. They are also looking for poems for their annual calendar. And the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets Muse Contest is currently open for submissions from poets living in Wisconsin. Deadline for all is Feb. 1. Go to wfop.org/annual-contests.
Title: “Pip and Charley Make Friends”
Author: Katy Steinbach
Synopsis: “Pip and Charley” is a two-part book series that follows a shy bee, Charley, and an outgoing Iguana, Pip as they navigate friendship and problem solving. Children have the opportunity to identify with the characters and scenes in ways that allow them to develop their social/emotional skills such as self-management, self-awareness, establishing and maintaining healthy relationships, showing empathy for others and making responsible decisions.