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Torrey House Press issues call for environmental nonfiction

Monday, January 7th, 2013

On December 27, 2012, Torrey House Press, publisher of Steve Peck’s novel The Scholar of Moab, among other fine works of literary fiction and nonfiction, issued a call for environmentally-oriented nonfiction. In its call for submissions, THP noted that while it can’t help but like and publish novels and short stories, the literary fiction genre […]

More WIZ announcements, perhaps of interest

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Fire in the Pasture: Twenty-first Century Mormon Poetry, edited by frequent WIZ contributor Tyler Chadwick, made its debut at 2011 end in impressive style. Tyler reports that Fire in the Pasture has “risen as high as #2 in both Hot New Anthologies and Hot New Inspirational & Religious and #12 in Hot New Poetry.”  The […]

WIZ announcements, perhaps of interest

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

WIZ readers and writers: Remember that the deadline for Torrey House Press’s Creative Literary Nonfiction Contest (2,000-10,000 words) is midnight, September 30th.  First Prize: $1000.  Second Prize: $250.  Third Prize: $100.  There’s a $25 entry fee. Torrey House is offering a special arrangement for entrants who can present “reasonable evidence” that they’ve bought Torrey House’s […]

WIZ announcements and link bric-a-brac

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Frequent WIZ contributor Karen Kelsay’s new book of poetry, Lavender Song, is out and available for sale here.   Karen’s formalist poetry is a well-kept garden of lovely sensibilities.  For samples of her work published on WIZ, go here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Writers: The deadline for Torrey House Press’s creative non-fiction contest […]

WIZ announcements

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

While we’re teetering on the very edges of our seats gripping our arm rests watching the heated race for the Most Popular Poem Award, I have a few announcements I’d like to make.

A couple of announcements

Friday, March 25th, 2011

First, Torrey House Press, which recently sponsored a contest for nature-themed fiction focused on the Colorado Plateau, is sponsoring also a creative literary nonfiction contest.  Torrey House calls for nonfiction that shows their judges “the power of the Colorado Plateau.”  The deadline is May 21.  Essays can be long, up to 10,000 words.  Entry fee […]

Torrey House Press extends contest deadline

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Torrey House Press has extended its writing context deadline from January 15, 2011 to February 21, 2011. This press sponsors four writing contests a year. This one is for fiction and short fiction (2,000-20,000 words) exploring “the issues, people, history, cultures, and landscape of the Colorado Plateau and the American West.”  Prizes: 1st Place–$1000; 2nd […]

Torrey House Press announces writing contest

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Torry House Press, a publishing company located in south central Utah and dedicated to producing works about the people, places, history and issues of the Colorado Plateau, is running a fiction and short fiction contest.   Cash prizes will be awarded.  Winners’ work will also be published in Torry House Press’s annual journal.  Deadline is January […]