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Superheroes & Supervillains: A Night of Dynamic Dare-do-well and Dastardly Deeds

Jersey City Writers (JCW) seeks stories that are more powerful than a locomotive and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound…unless you are one lab accident away from world domination. That’s super too! Whether it’s tales of humble heroics or terrible tasks, JCW is looking for original pieces of short fiction, stand-alone excerpts […]

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Steamy Summer Nights: An Erotic FanFiction Reading — Call for Submission

JCW is accepting submissions for our next literary reading of romantic fanfiction stories with an erotic twist. Make it sexy, make it romantic, make it steamy or sweet. Flash fiction, poetry, monologues, dialogue-only scripts, lyrics, and epistolary fiction all welcome, as long as it involves your favorite couple (or more!) from a television show, film, […]

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BLACKOUT! A NIGHT OF MEMOIRS — Call for submissions

JCW is seeking nonfiction with an intoxicating twist. True tales of terrible tequila, regrettable rum and wicked wine are welcome. We are looking for memoirs, essays or any nonfiction piece saturated in saki or drowning in drambuie. Think of your first sip of dad’s PBR, your worst hangover ever, or your journey with the Twelve […]

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Poetry Mad Libs, Reading and Open Call for Work

Did you love Mad Libs as a kid? If so, you may enjoy filling in the blanks in the poem Lucy Mad Lib, by Claudia Cortese, a Jersey poet whose work will be featured at an upcoming Jersey City Writers Poetry Reading. The poetry reading will be held on Wednesday, April 13, at 7:00 pm ($10 […]

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The Horror of Love — Call for Stories

JCW is accepting submissions for our next literary reading of romantic stories with a horror twist. Make it scary, make it romantic, make it paranormal or gothic. Selected works will be read at our Horror of Love literary event and published on our website. Flash fiction, novel excerpts, poetry, monologues, dialogue-only scripts, lyrics, epistolary fiction […]

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Recess: Children Stories for Adults — Call for Stories

Jersey City Writers (JCW ) is accepting submissions for our next literary reading of children’s stories for adults. Think Curious George slaving in a cubicle, or Green Eggs and Ham and Boozy Brunch, or the Pevensie siblings discovering a nightclub in their wardrobe instead of Narnia. Just please, make it your own – no copyrighted […]

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The Tames Ones – Excerpt

The following piece was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ monthly genre event – A Night of Fantasy. Please enjoy. Daylight seeped through the cracks of the rock wall.  Outside, the rain had stopped, but not before overcoming the wildfire that had destroyed much of the surrounding field.  Sage coughed herself awake, still choking on […]

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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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August Writing Opportunities

Just because it is the we are in the ‘Dog Days’ of summer doesn’t mean you should take a break from writing. The following are 7 opportunities that you should submit your work to this month: Lambda Literary Foundation Lambda Literary Foundation, a publisher of LGBTQ voices, is seeking submissions for the second issue of Nepantla: […]

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July Writing Opportunities: Don’t take the summer off

Just because the summer is here does not mean you should take a vacation from writing (or submitting your work). The following are 8 opportunities to submit your work for publication: ‘Defying Doomsday’ Anthology Twelfth Planet Press is accepting dark fiction stories for an upcoming anthology of apocalypse-survival fiction with a strong emphasis on disabled […]

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