Anthologies and Contests: Opportunities for Short Fiction

This session will outline opportunities to get your short stories, poetry, or essays recognized in venues including anthologies, contests, award competitions, and select recurring magazine features, including providing a list of ongoing prizes and outlets. We’ll outline some of the benefits of spotlighting your work in these media, including opportunities for publicity. Topics include blind submissions, submission fees, logo use, resources, and post-contest press releases.

Meet the Author: Elizabeth Helen Rose

Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group presents, “Meet the Author: Elizabeth Helen Rose” — interviewed by Dianna Sinovic.

Elizabeth Helen Rose is a poet and painter who turned a pivotal time in her life into a springboard for her creativity. In this interview, she shares not only a deeper look into her writing and her art, but also reads from several of her poems.

Stories from the Anthology, presented by Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group

The Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group has published several anthologies featuring poems, essays, and short stories written by its members. Drop by to listen to the authors read some of their favorite stories. 


Floyd Cooper, in conversation with Melba Tolliver

Last year, our local children’s book illustration hero Floyd Cooper was interviewed during Easton Book Festival by our board chair Melba Tolliver. A few months ago, Floyd Cooper tragically passed away. We’re rebroadcasting the interview here.

Arhm Choi WIld

Poet Arhm Choi Wild, in conversation with Veda King Blanchard

Arhm Choi Wild is a queer, Korean-American poet who grew up in the slam community of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and went on to perform across the country, including at Brave New Voices, the New York City Poetry Festival, the Bowery Poetry Club, and Asheville Wordfest. Their debut book of poems, CUT TO BLOOM, was the winner of the 2019 Write Bloody Book Contest. Arhm is a Kundiman fellow with an MFA in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College, a finalist for the Jake Adam York Prize in 2019, and a finalist for the Button Poetry video contest in 2020. They have been supported by Cave Canem and VONA, and published by Barrow Street, The Massachusetts Review, Pleiades, Split this Rock, and others. They work as the Director of the Progressive Teaching Institute and as a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator at a school in New York City.