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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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Jersey City Writers Seeks Fantasy Fiction

Jersey City Writers Seeks Fantasy Fiction

Jersey City Writers presents an evening of fantasy fiction this August.  All subforms of the genre are accepted, including dark fantasy, fairy tales, high fantasy, magical realism, sword and sorcery, urban fantasy or any other fantasy subgenre.  Please read carefully all submission guidelines if you are interested in submitting. Submission Guidelines – 1,300 words or less […]

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The Write Places: Brewshots

The Write Places: Brewshots

In our ongoing search for places to write in Jersey City, we have stumbled upon Brewshot. Tucked behind a stretch on condos by the water, this modern coffee house has the three key things for creative types crave: work space, wifi and caffeine. The large windows and blond wood create a bright environment that energizes. […]

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7 Writing Opportunities in June

Looking for a place to submit your poem, short story or nonfiction piece.  JCW has compiled a list of 7 opportunities not to miss this much.  They include: Salamander 2015 Fiction Price Salamander is a nationally recognized magazine that publishes literary works of transformative power.  Prize include a $1,500 honorarium and publication.  Deadline: June 1 JCW’s […]

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The Write Places:  942 Summit

The Write Places: 942 Summit

One of the tougher challenges for a writer is where to begin. Often where to begin is where to write. Some writers prefer silent solitude while others like noise and energy in their work environment. Finding just the perfect writing spot is essential as nothing is more maddening than gathering your writing tools together and […]

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JCW & JCI Seeks Your Poems for National Poetry Month

JCW & JCI Seeks Your Poems for National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month. In honor of its 20th anniversary, Jersey City Writers and Jersey City Independent and is holding an open call for poetry submissions. All forms of poems are acceptable so send us your ballads, haikus or sonnets. All work submitted will be judged anonymously. Criteria for entry: 1) poet must be […]

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