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Moby Dick, The Lost Chapter

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Steamy Summer Nights: An Erotic FanFiction Reading. Please enjoy. “How it is I know not; but there is no place like a bed for confidential disclosures between friends. Man and wife, they say, there open the very bottom of their souls to each other; and […]

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The Royal Wedding

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ genre event – The Horror of Love. Please enjoy. A storm raged on that night, rain and clouds devouring the stars like the maw of the kraken. Wind pounded the castle walls like furious tentacles. In the observatory tower, the royal newlyweds were taking their supper. Minstrels […]

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Notes in the Dark City

The following piece was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ monthly genre event – Noir: A Celebration of Detective Fiction. Please enjoy. We pull the kid out of the sand in Asbury Park, another corpse I’m sure I’ll be seeing in my nightmares. She’s young—but aren’t they all?—brunette, about 5’5”, a hundred pounds. ID tells […]

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Sky Song Overture, The Workshop That Begot a Novel

Every other week, Jersey City Writers focuses on workshopping member projects. Sometimes we sign up weeks in advance to make sure we will have writers queued for workshop. It was because of this that I experienced that surprising terror that strikes on Sunday night: Oh crap! I have to e-mail Jim with something for workshop! On one such occasion, […]

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Noir – Call for Stories

Channel your inner detective. This October, Jersey City Writers and Art House Productions will present an evening of mystery and intrigue — Noir: A Celebration of Detective Fiction. Please read carefully all submission guidelines if you are interested in submitting. Submission Guidelines – 1,300 words or less (1,000 preferred) – Accepting flash fiction, novel excerpts, monologues and scripts – Send […]

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Polls Closed For T-Shirt Tagline Vote

Polls Closed For T-Shirt Tagline Vote

The votes are in! “Tell Your Story” is the winner! Organic and super soft black cotton, the JCW T-shirt will be available for purchase at genre night on June 17th for $25.

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Jersey City Writers Welcomes Maya Rodale to Rendezvous

Valentine’s Day encourages us to buy flowers and chocolates to express our feelings to those we love. But while flowers die and chocolates get eaten, literature can leave an impression that lasts a lifetime.  On Saturday the 14th of February, Jersey City Writers presents a reading of historical romance and a Q & A with guest author Maya Rodale at Hopscotch. A few of […]

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Genre Night Schedule for the Year

This year, Genre Night is offering up the entire schedule and guidelines so that writers have plenty of time to craft and refine their submissions. If accepted into the program, writers will receive web publication and have their works read aloud by actors before a live audience. If you have any questions, please feel free to query JCWgenrenight@gmail.com. […]

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Reflections - Call for Memoir Vignettes

Reflections – Call for Memoir Vignettes

Jersey City Writers presents an evening of celebrating Memoir. We are currently looking for short vignettes that encapsulate an important life experience. This June, join Jersey City Writers for Reflections: An Evening of Memoir. Please read carefully all submission guidelines if you are interested in submitting. Submission Guidelines – 1,300 words or less (1,000 preferred) – […]

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Worlds of Ruin – Call for Stories

Jersey City Writers presents an evening of post-apocalyptic science fiction. We are currently looking for short stories, monologues, scripts and poetry for this genre. This April, join Jersey City Writers for Worlds of Ruin. Please read carefully all submission guidelines if you are interested in submitting. Submission Guidelines – 1,300 words or less (1,000 preferred) […]

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