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Wild Weather Deadline: January 31, 2023

  From December 1, 2022 until January 31, 2023, we are looking for well-crafted poetry and prose on the theme of Wild Weather. With winter storms, forest fires, and flash floods increasing in severity, our current weather could be considered both fierce and natural—and what is its meaning for us and for our future? How

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Ceremony and Sacrifice Theme Selections

Short story: Dru Richman, “The Rite.”   Poetry: Terry Cox-Joseph, “Behind the Stone,” Renee Sgroi, “On the anniversary of your passing,” Jenna Scott, “transition.” Joseph Farina, “ritual of fire.” Dr. Ronja Vieth, “Mother of Pearl.” Perry Wyatt,“The Path.” Sherre Vernon, “Late Spring Rites of the Middle-Aged Apostate.”

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Carmen Zielkowski Poetry Prize Winning Entries

We’re delighted to present the three winning poems plus two honourable mentions. Our three judges (Lois Nantais, Rhonda Melanson, and Ryan Gibbs) have provided brief comments about each. Click on the link to go directly to the poem. 1st Prize: Tanya Jane MacIntyre, Conceive of a Circle (Lois: There is a sensory intimacy to this poem

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Winter Submission Call

Please enjoy our latest theme issue of “Out In The Cold” featuring 7 poems and 2 prose pieces!  We have some terrific pieces this month.

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A New Year to Look Forward To

Uproar is now accepting submissions for their December 2020 theme: A New Year to Look Forward To. Deadline for submissions is December 18th. All submissions will be reviewed at once, with publication the last week in December. Look for an announcement of new guidelines in the New Year. You may submit your writing here:

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Open Season

Uproar is now accepting submissions for November 2020. This month, participants are welcome to submit work of any genre or theme. We look forward to reading your work! You may submit your writing here:

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Uproar is now accepting submissions for their October 2020 theme “Fears”. As always, authors are encouraged to explore the theme in away that is meaningful to them. You may submit your writing here:

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Back to School

Uproar is now accepting submissions for the September 2020 theme. The next theme is “Back To School.” A very hot topic these days! There are many ways to approach this theme: pieces about going back to school, back to work, back to routine pieces about childhood memories of school days or childhood in general pieces about

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The inaugural theme the Literary Committee has chosen for August 2020 is “Openings.” Committee member Rhonda Melanson describes what openings means to her: “To define openings is to allow access, a beginning, an initial part, being declared open and ready to use, preliminary statements, a clearing, an opportunity to achieve something. Think about stage 2

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