WTP Literary and Art Competitions


Mark your calendars for 2018 literary and fine art competitions!

~poetry and photography~


Poetry Judge:

Joyce Peseroff Her fifth book of poems, Know Thyself, was named a “must-read” by the 2016 Massachusetts Book Awards. She is the author of The Hardness Scale, A Dog in the Lifeboat, Mortal Education, and Eastern Mountain Time. She edited Robert Bly: When Sleepers Awake, The Ploughshares Poetry Reader, and Simply Lasting: Writers on Jane Kenyon. She has received fellowships from the University of Michigan, the NEA, and the Massachusetts Artists Foundation, and won a Pushcart Prize. She has been Managing Editor, Associate Poetry Editor, and Contributing Editor for Ploughshares, and ran the Phone-a-Poem project from a closet at Emerson College for several years while she was associated with the journal. She was Distinguished Lecturer at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, where she directed the MFA Program for its first four years, and currently blogs on writing and literature at www.joycepeseroff.com


Photography Judge:

Lauren Shaw received her MFA in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design where she studied with Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind. She is Associate Professor at Emerson College, where she has been teaching photography for 36 years. She is Co- founder of New England Women in Photography, and Co-chaired the National Conference in 1997. She is the recipient of two National Endowment Regional Grants and ten Emerson College Faculty Advancement Fund grants. She was awarded the Excellence in Photographic Teaching Award from the Santa Fe Center for Photography, 2004. Her work has been exhibited widely throughout the United States and is in photographic collections at the Getty Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fogg Museum, Harvard University, High Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Newark Museum and the Library of Congress. Her exhibition and documentary video, Maine Women: Living on the Land, premiered at the Farnsworth Museum, Rockland Maine on August 7, 2005, and has traveled to ten venues throughout the United States since then. Maine Women; Living on the Land was published in 2005 to accompany the exhibition. Lucy Lippard has written the introduction essay. http://www.laurenshaw.com/

Submissions will open July 15th 2018 – September 15, 2018.

2017 WTP literary and art competitions: First prize in each category, a one-week creative retreat in the legendary Hamptons of Long Island, NY, in charming, spacious residence, walking distance to train, ocean beach and to town. Home and destination to artists and writers from around the world. (Note: travel expenses are not included).

NOTE: all submissions will be considered for publication in the WTP regularly monthly magazine on a rolling basis. (Do not duplicate submissions.) All past WTP contributors are welcome to submit.

2013-2015 The Woven Tales Press

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