Welcome to Uproar

Uproar invites writers of all genres to submit their works written in consideration of our seasonal theme. Three times annually, moderators will select the best submissions and publish them here. Each spring, we will hold the Carmen Ziolkowski Poetry Prize (click here for details Carmen Ziolkowski Poetry Prize). See “About Us” for general submission criteria About Us. We are limiting the number of times we will publish work by the same writer to three per year.

Writers aged 9-16 should submit to the Young Writers category. Emerging and aspiring writers who feel they need to further hone their skills before submitting to Uproar or who simply would enjoy more frequent give-and-take with local writers should submit to Community Corner.

Please see below for the current theme.

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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    1. Thank you for your question. Generally we prefer to limit submissions to quality material that fits within the monthly theme. Although we’ve selected fairly broad themes to date, we also recognize that the occasional open theme might well be welcome. We are therefore making November one such month, with the theme of “Open Season.”
      Over the past two months, Uproar has attracted submissions from a range of writers and poets, including established, published writers; emerging poets seeking their first audiences; and very young poets. This is good, but requires a bit more curating on our part. While we can suggest minor edits, we cannot offer extensive editing services. Perhaps once COVID passes, we can organize an editing event at the Lawrence House. In the meantime, look for some online guidance in essays coming soon to our Writers’ Forum.
      Effective immediately, we are adding a separate category for submissions from Young Writers age 16 and under.

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